App Ed Review http://appedreview.com Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:32:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Time to Explore Geometry! – App Lesson http://appedreview.com/blog/time-explore-geometry-app-lesson/ Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:32:01 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=36001 Description: This app lesson will develop math students’ geometry skills in understanding how to cut complex shapes into simple shapes before adding their areas together. Instructional Objective: Students will use three different applications to explore the composition of shapes, draw shapes on their own, and create flash cards to review at home or with each other. ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop math students’ geometry skills in understanding how to cut complex shapes into simple shapes before adding their areas together.

Instructional Objective: Students will use three different applications to explore the composition of shapes, draw shapes on their own, and create flash cards to review at home or with each other.

Step 1: Students will use the Pythagorea app on the “normal” difficulty level. This app will teach students how to use straight lines to cut shapes into equal parts to determine area. This app will also teach students how to construct rhombuses with diagonal lines. The students will use area formulas given to them to calculate exact areas.

WP-Appbox: Pythagorea: Geometry on Square Grid (Free+, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will use the iRuler app to draw shapes themselves using paper and pencil. This app will help them draw straight lines through the shapes and will also help them measure sides to calculate the areas. This will give students time to do some hands on exploring without teacher instruction.

WP-Appbox: i-Ruler (Free+, App Store) →

Step 3: Students will use the Flashcards+ By Chegg app to create geometry flash cards explaining how to divide shapes into different smaller shapes. They will use these flashcards with friends in their class to study for tests. They will also be expected to use these flashcards at home while doing homework to retain area formulas.

WP-Appbox: Flashcards+ by Chegg - Custom Flashcard Maker (Free+, App Store) →

Inspired by Kelli Swann

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Nifty New Numbers – App Lesson http://appedreview.com/blog/nifty-new-numbers-app-lesson/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:48:48 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=35995 Description: This app lesson will develop kindergarten students’ math skills and increase their understanding of number sense and the relationship between numbers and quantity. Instructional Objective: Students will practice writing numbers 1-10 and demonstrate their understanding with a short video demonstrating quantities. Step 1: Students will practice tracing numbers 1-10 on the 123 Zoo: Writer FREE app. ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop kindergarten students’ math skills and increase their understanding of number sense and the relationship between numbers and quantity.

Instructional Objective: Students will practice writing numbers 1-10 and demonstrate their understanding with a short video demonstrating quantities.

Step 1: Students will practice tracing numbers 1-10 on the 123 Zoo: Writer FREE app.

WP-Appbox: 123 Zoo: Writer FREE (Free, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will practice counting numbers 1-10 on the Todo Math app. Here they will have to count how many of each item is on the screen and then draw the number that matches the item quantity.

WP-Appbox: Todo Math (Free+, App Store) →

Step 3: Students will further develop their understanding of numbers by manipulating monsters shaped as numbers on the Endless Numbers app. Here they will have recognize the number and how it relates to the rest of the numbers in the 1-10 sequence through basic adding and by placing the numbers in their correct order.

WP-Appbox: Endless Numbers (Free+, App Store) →

Step 4: Students will demonstrate their understanding of numbers by creating a number movie on the Draw and Tell app. They will draw the number and then place the correct amount of stickers next to the number in order to match the quantity that number represents. They will then record themselves reciting the number and describing the stickers they used to represent the number. They will do this for each number 1-10 and at the end will compile them all into one number movie.

WP-Appbox: Draw and Tell HD - by Duck Duck Moose (Free, App Store) →

Inspired by Christina Lunetta

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Lions, Tigers, and Bears – App Lesson http://appedreview.com/blog/lions-tigers-bears-app-lesson/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:54:38 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=35986 Description: This app lesson will develop elementary students’ understanding of animals and how they live in their environment. Instructional Objective: Students will learn about different animals and their habitats, observe wildlife outside their classroom, and then create presentations to show what they learned. Step 1: Students will have the opportunity to choose any animal on WWF Together. ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop elementary students’ understanding of animals and how they live in their environment.

Instructional Objective: Students will learn about different animals and their habitats, observe wildlife outside their classroom, and then create presentations to show what they learned.

Step 1: Students will have the opportunity to choose any animal on WWF Together. They will record a few interesting facts about that animal itself and the environment in which it lives.

WP-Appbox: WWF Together (Free, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will take pictures and notes about the animals and plants outside their classroom in small groups using the iNaturalist app. Students will then choose one animal in particular to focus on that they took a picture of.

WP-Appbox: iNaturalist (Free, App Store) →

Step 3: Students will use PopBoardz to create presentations including the pictures they took using iNaturalist app as well as images from the internet to accompany information on their animal from WWF Together and their iNaturalist animal. Students will write two to three sentences about each picture explaining what the animal is, how it survives, its habit, or a fun fact about it. At the end of the presentation students will compare and contrast the animal found outside their classroom and the animal from the WWF app.

WP-Appbox: PopBoardz (Free, App Store) →

Inspired by Jamie Williams

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You as a Fitness Instructor – App Lesson http://appedreview.com/blog/fitness-instructor-app-lesson/ Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:03:33 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=35976 Description: This app lesson will develop physical education students’ exercise understanding. Instructional Objective: Students will brainstorm and then create a workout plan to participate in with their friends or family. Step 1: Students will use the Simple Mind app to brainstorm why fitness is important along with workout plan ideas. Step 2: Students will pick 5 workouts from ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop physical education students’ exercise understanding.

Instructional Objective: Students will brainstorm and then create a workout plan to participate in with their friends or family.

Step 1: Students will use the Simple Mind app to brainstorm why fitness is important along with workout plan ideas.

WP-Appbox: SimpleMind+ Intuitives Mindmapping (Free+, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will pick 5 workouts from the 7 Minute Workout app in order to create a workout circuit to share with friends and family.

WP-Appbox: 7 Minute Workout (Free+, App Store) →

Step 3: Students will use the Splice app to record and edit videos of leading their friends and family through the workout circuit.

WP-Appbox: Splice - Video-Editor von GoPro (Free, App Store) →

Step 4: Students will share their videos with the class and engage in a discussion on Edmodo about their experiences and what they learned working out with their friends and family.

WP-Appbox: Edmodo (Free, App Store) →

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I Know My Rights – App Lesson http://appedreview.com/blog/know-rights-app-lesson/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:38:45 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=35964 Description: This app lesson will develop social studies students’ understanding of their rights as an individual in the United States. Instructional Objective: Students will research their rights, memorize their rights, and then create quizzes to test their peers’ knowledge of individual rights. Step 1: Students will use the Google app to research their personal rights. Step 2: Students ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop social studies students’ understanding of their rights as an individual in the United States.

Instructional Objective: Students will research their rights, memorize their rights, and then create quizzes to test their peers’ knowledge of individual rights.

Step 1: Students will use the Google app to research their personal rights.

WP-Appbox: Google – die offizielle Suche-App (Free, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will use the Do I Have a Right? app to learn about their individual rights.

WP-Appbox: Do I Have a Right? (Free, App Store) →

Step 3: Students will make flashcards to study their rights and Amendments with the StudyBlue app.

WP-Appbox: StudyBlue - Online Flashcards and Study Guide App (Free+, App Store) →

Step 4: Students will use the Quiz Creator app to share quizzes on rights with each other. Students will share their quizzes with the teacher for credit.

WP-Appbox: Quiz Creator - Take, Share and Publish Quizzes (Free, App Store) →

Inspired by Jerrod Robinson

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How to Protect Your Kids from Cyberbullies with Remote Social Media Monitoring http://appedreview.com/blog/protect-kids-cyberbullies-remote-social-media-monitoring/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:02:47 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=35959 Digital technology has changed the landscape of communication. It has become so influential that parents cannot deny its effects on children. Social networking is rampant these days with more and more children joining the bandwagon. It is no surprise that a vast number of American kids are active online. According to a report, 93 percent ...

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Digital technology has changed the landscape of communication. It has become so influential that parents cannot deny its effects on children. Social networking is rampant these days with more and more children joining the bandwagon. It is no surprise that a vast number of American kids are active online. According to a report, 93 percent of the teens have access to internet so that have the freedom to do anything they want.

Facebook, twitter and Instagram are some of the most popular sites that are used by kids for updating statuses, photos, or post anything they want. Apart from their benefits such as enhanced communication, access to wide range of information, etc. there are many serious downslides of using social media sites. Cyberbullying is indeed a major one. Since kids today own cellphones, the chances for cyberbullying are greater than ever. To ensure your kid’s online safety you must install a kids monitoring app so that you can keep a tab on your kids’ online activities.

Cyberbullying and social media safety

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a comprehensive report stating that around 22 percent of the teens login to their favorite site over 10 times in a day. Such a level of engagement increases risk of cyberbullying and online harassment. Kids themselves are of carefree nature so they cannot understand what potential threats are there when adventuring into the wilds of internet.

To use a social media site, kids have to create an account by filling in some personal information. This information can easily make kids an easy target of some sexual predator or possible fraud and theft. Bullies can also hack such information and blackmail kids into doing some inappropriate activities. Therefore parental concerns over cyberbullying are not wrong since they need to ensure that their kid’s character or mental health does not get jeopardized.

Victimization of youngsters, especially teenagers has had an exponential growth in cyberbullying. Explicit messages, fake profiles, embarrassing photos, etc. posted on social media sites can attract the attention of kids. Often due to peer pressure or bad influence they may get involved into such activities. Once a child performs any of the aforementioned activities, there may be multiple consequences of it. We often read papers about kids committing suicides due to depression or cyberbullying. Bad effects of child abuse will consequently affect the mental health of a kid, as cyberbullying is mostly targeted on the kids aging twelve to eighteen.

Though we cannot stop the mushrooming of social media sites, we can definitely control our kids’ online reputation by keeping a tab on their activities.

Keeping kids safe through social media monitoring

XNSPY is a child monitoring app that can monitor the kids’ social networks, regardless of the device they use. This is a monitoring platform that can help parents view various social networking sites. It has a web-based control panel through which parents can remotely monitor their kids’ activities anyplace and at any time. Here are some of the XNSPY features that can minimize the chances for cyberbullying among kids using social networking sites.

  • Facebook messenger

Facebook is the most dangerous medium for cyberbullying. Almost 75 percent of the teens in U.S use Facebook of which 54 percent of the kids have experienced cyberbullying. Since kids regularly update their profile pictures, online predators easily target their prey. XNSPY allows parents to monitor their kids Facebook Messenger so that they can read all the chat conversations taken place between their kids and the respective contacts. Most people send friend requests on Facebook after sending a message. You can view the inbox and read all the content as well as view multimedia files shared, if any. The name of the message sender and date and time stamp are also shown with each message.

  • Instagram

This app has witnessed proliferation in the number of users over the recent years. It’s a platform where kids share photos, videos, etc. Bullies can use this medium to threat kids or hack their photos by adding them through a fake profile. Parents can spy on kids’ Instagram by monitoring their updates which are given along with the date and time stamp.

  • Tinder

One of the popular dating apps, tinder is used by both teens and tweens. It is possible that your child may be dating a wrong person or they might be exchanging nudes over chats. To have a complete know-how of your kid, you need to monitor this app. here you can view the entire chat log as well as the chat thread which is shown in an organized manner, with the most recent message on the top. The contact name is shown along with the date and time stamp. You can also view your kid’s contact list on Tinder and learn about their dating preferences. This can help you make an informed decision about your kid.

Conclusion

With the ever-increasing social networking options available, cyberbullying has seen a marketed growth. In the bottom line, it is the parents who have to be cautious of their kids’ security because of social media. Using Xnspy child monitoring app can avoid your kid from falling into the dark pit of cyberbullying. With that said, parents also need to curb their kids’ time spent on engaging online so that their online safety becomes possible and easy.

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Pattern Trivia! – App Lesson http://appedreview.com/blog/pattern-trivia-app-lesson/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:52:32 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=35956 Description: This app lesson will develop Kindergarten students’ pattern recognition and systematic reasoning. Instructional Objective: Students will be able to analyze different patterns. Step 1: Students will use the Learning Patterns app as an introduction to what a pattern is and basic patterns. Step 2: Students will use the Pattern Blaster app to be introduced to more advanced ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop Kindergarten students’ pattern recognition and systematic reasoning.

Instructional Objective: Students will be able to analyze different patterns.

Step 1: Students will use the Learning Patterns app as an introduction to what a pattern is and basic patterns.

WP-Appbox: Learning Patterns - Help Kids Develop Critical Thinking and Pattern Recognition Skills (Free+, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will use the Pattern Blaster app to be introduced to more advanced patterns.

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Step 3: Students will create their own pattern sequence trivia and test a partner with their creations using the Whiteboard app.

WP-Appbox: Whiteboard (Free, App Store) →

Inspired by Megan Rector

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Why Seasons Happen and How to Prepare – App Lesson http://appedreview.com/blog/seasons-happen-prepare-app-lesson/ Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:27:52 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=35948 Description: This app lesson will develop elementary students’ understanding and knowledge on weather patterns and seasons. Instructional Objective: Students will explore weather patterns and effects by researching and charting data, completing hands on experiences, and learning from a tutorial app that talks to them about seasons and weather. Step 1: Step 1: In groups of two, students will ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop elementary students’ understanding and knowledge on weather patterns and seasons.

Instructional Objective: Students will explore weather patterns and effects by researching and charting data, completing hands on experiences, and learning from a tutorial app that talks to them about seasons and weather.

Step 1: Step 1: In groups of two, students will use the Kid Weather app to search an area’s current temperature, precipitation level, wind speed, and cloud cover.

WP-Appbox: Kid Weather (1,99 €+, App Store) →

Step 2: Then, students will use the Seasons and Weather app while listening to the narrator explain seasons and why/when they occur. Students will use their best judgment to listen to the clues the narrator gives and select the proper weather that best matches her description. Each group will keep track of their points and share with the class following this activity.

WP-Appbox: Seasons and Weather ! - Wissenschaftsspiele für Kinder im Vorschul- und Kindergartenalter (Free+, App Store) →

Step 3: Independently, students will use the MarcoPolo Weather app to explore different weather conditions. They will navigate the temperatures of their choice and select the proper attire for their selective character to wear in these types on conditions.

WP-Appbox: MarcoPolo Weather (Free, App Store) →

Step 4: Using Evernote, students will write three quiz questions for their peers, including an answer key, on different types of weather and what to wear in certain temperature/weather situations. Students will share these with the teacher for assessment, and the teacher will ask the students these questions as a review game.

WP-Appbox: Evernote – immer gut organisiert (Free+, App Store) →

Inspired by Rebecca Lopes

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Linking Math & Weather – App Lesson http://appedreview.com/blog/linking-math-weather-app-lesson/ Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:57:51 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=35943 Description: This app lesson will develop middle school students’ understanding of graphing data and regional weather patterns. Instructional Objective: Students will apply math concepts with real-world data, graphing weather information for a particular region. Step 1: Students will pick an area of the world they know nothing about using Google Earth. Step 2: Next, students will investigate ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop middle school students’ understanding of graphing data and regional weather patterns.

Instructional Objective: Students will apply math concepts with real-world data, graphing weather information for a particular region.

Step 1: Students will pick an area of the world they know nothing about using Google Earth.

WP-Appbox: Google Earth (Free, App Store) →

Step 2: Next, students will investigate this area’s weather patterns –precipitation, temperature, wind, etc.—using the Weather Channel app.

WP-Appbox: Wetter-Temperatur, Wetterkarte-The Weather Channel (Free+, App Store) →

Step 3: Then, students will chart this data over a month using the Vizable app.

WP-Appbox: Vizable - Explore Your Data (Free, App Store) →

Step 4: Finally, students will write a report including what they thought the annual temperatures, rainfall, etc. were going to be before investigating the region, and what their data concluded using the Word app. Students will include graphs from their Vizable data.

WP-Appbox: Microsoft Word (Free+, App Store) →

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My Fitness Journey – App Lesson http://appedreview.com/blog/fitness-journey-app-lesson/ Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:03:51 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=35937 Description: This app lesson will develop physical education students’ activity, knowledge, and understanding. Instructional Objective: Students will collect and analyze their health data and monitor their physical activity, sharing their progress with a reflective video. Step 1: Students will use MyFitnessPal to record their caloric intake and steps taken in a day for 14 days straight. Step ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop physical education students’ activity, knowledge, and understanding.

Instructional Objective: Students will collect and analyze their health data and monitor their physical activity, sharing their progress with a reflective video.

Step 1: Students will use MyFitnessPal to record their caloric intake and steps taken in a day for 14 days straight.

WP-Appbox: MyFitnessPal: Kalorienzähler, Schrittzähler & Diät (Free+, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will use the Nike+ Running app record their jogging workouts and routes.

WP-Appbox: Nike+ Run Club (Free, App Store) →

Step 3: Students will screenshot information from the first two apps and make Adobe Spark videos reflecting on their fitness journeys.

WP-Appbox: Adobe Spark Video, Animierte Videos in Rekordzeit (Free, App Store) →

 

Inspired by Reggie Graham

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