App Ed Review https://appedreview.com Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:54:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Top 5 tricks in Excel that will make your life easier https://appedreview.com/blog/top-5-tricks-excel-will-make-life-easier/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:53:15 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36086 Microsoft Excel is a very popular spreadsheet program, developed by Microsoft, which is supported by all the modern operating systems: macOS, Android, Windows and iOS. Moreover, it has a wide range of features: pivot tables, calculating, graphics tools as well as Visual Basic – a macro language for programming. The Microsoft creates updating for this ...

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Microsoft Excel is a very popular spreadsheet program, developed by Microsoft, which is supported by all the modern operating systems: macOS, Android, Windows and iOS. Moreover, it has a wide range of features: pivot tables, calculating, graphics tools as well as Visual Basic – a macro language for programming. The Microsoft creates updating for this program on regular basis that is why new interesting features appear constantly. Its functions make it popular amidst people working in different spheres: starting from students to accountant and business analytics. Here I will outline five simple excel hacks that will make your life easy if you are a novice in using this program, but even an advanced user might find them quite useful. Thus, here they are:

  1. Two ways of cell merging

Sometimes we need to make the cells of Excel file bigger, thus if you need to unite definite cells of your document, then these tricks are what you are looking for. There are two ways of cell merging in Excel document; simply using a button “Merge cells” or with the help of “&” symbol. The first one is very, thus even a child can do it. But if you wish to try something new, all you need to do is selecting a cell, press “=” and select other cells, which you need to merge one by one, adding “&” before each. This is how it should look like:

  1. How to select all the cells quickly?

You might have known about the famous combination of Ctrl+A keys, but there is also much quicker and easy method. You just need to press the button on the left corner of your excel sheet. Only one button and all the cells are selected within half of the second. Frankly, I am not reinventing the wheel now, but this may come in handy for you one day. You can see where to find it here:

  1. Selecting several files at the same time and switching between various files

If you do not want to open each Excel file separately, you can open all of them at the same time. How is it possible? Just select all the files, which you need to open and press “Enter”. But what to do if you have numerous files opened in Excel, and you need to switch between them quickly? You can easily select the file you need by clicking Ctrl+Tab combination. This function is also valid in your Windows system, and can be used in various applications as well, for instance, you can use it to switch between tabs in your browser. These are very simple, but useful life hacks for everyone.

  1. Adding new buttons to the Quick access navigation panel

Did you know that you can customize the navigation panel yourself? By default, you have three standard buttons on the quick access panel, but you can easily add the extra ones or change the existing ones if you want. How can you do this? Just select “File” section ⇒ “Parameters” ⇒ and Quick Access Panel and make it meets your needs. Very simple, isn’t it?

  1. Hiding the empty cells is very easy now

The Excel spreadsheet consists of numerous cells, but sometimes the ones that are empty really distract you from working. What can we do then? Right, we can delete or hide them all, and it is very easy now. You just need to select the row, choose the “Data” tab and select “Filter.” Then you will see the arrow that is pointing down. By pressing this button with an arrow, you will be redirected to the menu, where you can tick the rows you need to hide. There is no magic, just five fingers discount.

As you see, Microsoft Excel is not that difficult to use and, what is more, you can find a lot of free teaching videos on it available online, as well as various articles about other excel life hacks. Of course, I have outlined not a full list of things you can do with excel in order to work faster and more effective. But I really hope these five top-rated tricks will come in handy when using excel for life and work. Learning something new never exhausts the mind, thus try and you will get what you need.

BIO: Emma Rundle is a current prolific freelance writer, who works for https://edubirdie.com for four years. She holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh and she really thinks that today, computers are almost second nature to most of us. Though, in her free time she likes hiking, reading and cooking.

 

 

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Top 5 Tips for Students-Bloggers https://appedreview.com/blog/top-5-tips-students-bloggers/ Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:06:29 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36083 During the past several years the world of blogging has developed very significantly and has gained popularity in many countries. People spend a big amount of their time on the Internet. Anybody who has such a wish can write a blog on any theme he chooses and considers himself an expert in. Speaking about the ...

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During the past several years the world of blogging has developed very significantly and has gained popularity in many countries. People spend a big amount of their time on the Internet. Anybody who has such a wish can write a blog on any theme he chooses and considers himself an expert in. Speaking about the global blogosphere, blog writing is primarily a primary necessity for teenagers. News and political blogs come after them. A big portion of Internet bloggers is student bloggers.

Making blogs is a widespread type of activity of young people and especially students. Why do students like Internet blogging? Doing that they surely get benefits for their studies, academic research, they expand their socializing possibilities. Why should students blog? There are several indisputable reasons for that. Student blogs constitute for undergraduates space where they can openly share their views, their acquired knowledge, develop their writing and grammar skills and hear the opinion of a wide circle of other students. Nonetheless, if you experience any difficulties with writing your research papers, course papers, especially dissertations, and you are pressed for time, linked here and you will find all the help you need.

University bloggers are a special category of people that are creative, full of new exciting ideas, eager to share them with other people and feel free to maintain an open discourse. Blog writers realize how to attract many followers and keep them engaged for a long period of time. They always have some unconventional ideas that are interesting for a very wide circle of blog readers. Although there is a wide variety of blogging ideas for students, of course, some of them can easily be found on the Internet.

Here are some top tips for students-bloggers that will help to make better content, get more followers and comments and make blog writing useful for the education process:

  1. Select the topic for your blog very thoroughly. Undertake a deep search on the Internet before you make a final decision to focus on this or that theme. Blog on the subject that you understand perfectly and only if you are confident that you will always have some new unique ideas on this topic. Write only about the thing you like. You should enjoy the process of writing blogs, only then it will be fruitful for you. Create blogs are not only about the idea that interests you – your topic should be interesting to others.
  2. Ask your readers some leading questions to make them feel as participators of the whole process. In such a way you will inspire them to share their own thoughts, take part in the online discussion and become your followers. Invite your blog readers not only to get acquainted with your content but also to leave their feedback and make their friends follow your blog too.
  3. Pay big attention to your headlines. Have you ever noticed what newspapers’ headlines look like? Sometimes they can even seem strange, but in many cases, they are intriguing and make us read the content. Blog headlines should be catchy, understandable and easy to grasp. Writing a good headline can be a difficult task for many students, even more, complex than writing the content of the blog itself.
  4. Fill your posts with interesting and unique media content. As you know, information visualization improves data comprehension. If you have no corresponding skills and knowledge to make your own photos, slides or other media content, it is only for the better, as you will get a good incentive to acquire such skills that will undoubtedly be useful for your academic study and even for your future job.
  5. Write regularly and be consistent in your writing. Always inform your followers if you are going to take a small break, for example, if you plan to have a long vacation. After your return to blog readers, inform them in short about the time you have spent without them. People are curious creatures and like to know some interesting and personal facts of your life.

Follow these five tips, clearly express your ideas, love your audience, and you will be a successful blogger with many followers. We wish you a productive writing and welcome to the exciting world of blogging!

 

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In Need of Security: Why Teachers Should Navigate the COPPA Rules https://appedreview.com/blog/need-security-teachers-navigate-coppa-rules/ Tue, 03 Oct 2017 20:46:31 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36078 By: Joshua Robinson The importance of children’s safety on the web can hardly be overestimated. Online Privacy Protection Act is aimed to regulate this pupils’ performance on the Web, but before it came to the successful realization of the initial intention, it brings more and more issues to the surface. Unfortunately, mudding the water is an ...

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By: Joshua Robinson

The importance of children’s safety on the web can hardly be overestimated. Online Privacy Protection Act is aimed to regulate this pupils’ performance on the Web, but before it came to the successful realization of the initial intention, it brings more and more issues to the surface. Unfortunately, mudding the water is an obligatory part of any reform. To make it less confusing, the participants should be aware of every change in the policy. That is why representatives of the educational institutions should be aware of all the novelties being implemented in the COPPA children’s online privacy code. This is a high-priority issue!

As a document brought to determine the measures of the internet use for children, COPPA act should provide a reliable safety net for them. Considering the fact that today children turn to active internet users from the age of two, starting from the junior school every representative of the teaching staff should know the instructions represented in this document. Such is the requirement of time! Of course, teachers are not the only people responsible for guarding children against undesirable content bringing unexpected consequences. The family should participate in this process.  Unfortunately, not all the parents arrange this aspect. In such situation, a teacher can become a person who prompts parents how they can protect their mobile kids from the threat on the Internet. This is only one of multiple reasons why acquaintance with details of this act is indispensable.

According to the COPPA law, since 1998 schools have been in charge of granting consent to children under thirteen for usage of online resources requiring collecting personal data with educational purposes. Due to the simplified access to the Web offered by smartphones and tablets, modern mobile kids Internet life is not easy to control. Thus, COPPA regulations undergo changes.

While the educational social networks just as apps are widely implemented in the educational process, the question which body or person should be authorized to consent the use of the sites is still under discussion. Should it be the school/ district administrator or the individual instructor? School districts or schools took it upon themselves on paper; individual teachers became in charge of the process. But in practice, for a large number of schools, the COPPA compliance remained on paper. The reason is simple: there is no proper privacy infrastructure to manage the process of pupils’ Internet usage. Though the responsible were named, virtually, the question is not settled. Until this document represents an efficient model proved in the real world, every potential participant of the process, be it a teacher, a school administrator, or parents, should be ready to take the actions for the children’s safety.

Bio:

Young talented writer, Joshua Robinson, has started going the path of the author since university. Aimed at top results in his sphere, he passionately got involved with every single educational issue: today Joshua is contributing to the academic success of a great number of students on the platform offering writing assistance online. This is one more question which he wants to share with you.

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Security 101: How To Improve Your Online Safety With These Tips https://appedreview.com/blog/security-101-improve-online-safety-tips/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:54:48 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36065 The internet has become a crucial part of everyday life. Almost everything, including work, study, shopping, socializing, dating, and a magnitude of other activities, can be done online. This makes your online security paramount. Read on, to discover some simple and effective tips, to maximize your defenses.   Fend Off Attacks With Antivirus Software This ...

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The internet has become a crucial part of everyday life. Almost everything, including work, study, shopping, socializing, dating, and a magnitude of other activities, can be done online. This makes your online security paramount. Read on, to discover some simple and effective tips, to maximize your defenses.

 

Fend Off Attacks With Antivirus Software

This is crucial to protect your computer from malicious software. The internet is infested with viruses that can damage your computer, spam you with advertising, and steal personal information. The best defense is technology that can detect and remove these threats.

Have a look at the different kinds available. Popular software includes Norton Internet Security and AVG, however, you should do your own independent research when selecting one. Most require a subscription, however, there is still a lot of free software that can do a satisfactory job.

Guard Your Computer With A Firewall

Firewall software acts like the gatekeepers to your computer, only letting certain programs in and out. All incoming and outgoing connections are checked for malicious activity. This is a great way to protect the information on your computer. However, this doesn’t protect what you send and receive online, for that you will require a VPN.

Conceal Your Data With A VPN

Every day you likely send and receive sensitive information online. Now, what if hackers could access this data. Utilizing VPN (virtual private network) software, when accessing the web is an excellent way to protect yourself. This technology encrypts all data that is sent and received, making it safe from hackers.

Another advantage is that it can conceal your location. This is achieved by disguising your IP address, making you appear to be in a different country. While not necessarily a security benefit, it is useful for accessing web pages that may be restricted in your country.

Be Careful In Public Places

When out and about, you don’t want to leave your computer unlocked when you get up for a break.  You may be working at a cafe or studying in the library with a public wifi outlet, but no matter the situation, it’s extremely easy for someone to quickly access your computer while you away. Simply lock your computer before walking off. If you’re using a communal computer, then merely log out.

Don’t Showcase Personal Details To The World

Be careful of over-sharing personal details online, especially on social media and forums. Never post details such as your address and phone number publicly. There are a lot of unsavoury people lurking around online, who can use this personal information for identity theft and other crimes.

Imagine posting your contact details on a public forum. Thousands of people, that you know nothing about, could potentially view that information. It’s likely that you would only get spammed, however, the wrong person could take it a step further. Remember, EVERYONE is on the internet, and not all of them are good people.

Don’t Get Caught By Phishing Scams

Phishing emails are scams designed to either acquire site login credentials or personal information. If you receive an email from a bank, or other institution, asking for confidential details then ignore it. Some of these scam messages will contain a link to an official-looking website. These are phony sites designed to steal your username and password. Many phishing emails come in the form of a PayPal message, instructing you to login to your account to resolve some made up issue. They will include a link to a fake PayPal site.

Devise A Strong Password

If your password is your birthday, then something needs to change. A strong password should be at least eight characters with a combination of numbers and both uppercase and lowercase letters. It should in no way be based on your personal information. But just one password isn’t enough. Think of ALL the sites that you log into, including Facebook, online banking, PayPal, and your email. If you use the same password for each one, and it gets compromised, then a hacker can access everything. Having two or three STRONG passwords is a much better and safer idea.

Stay Safe

Hopefully, these tips have been useful for you. With modern life being so dependent on the internet, your online security is more important than ever.  Don’t take any shortcuts, make sure you are completely protected.

 

Joanna Sommer

Joanna is the Senior Editor for InformedMag and is passionate about security and tech. She has been working in the home safety and security field for 5 years. Joanna loves to travel and enjoys going to hot yoga and Barre classes. She is dedicated to creating articles that both educate and help people make an informed purchasing decision.

 

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“Rationally” Sketching Functions – App Lesson https://appedreview.com/blog/rationally-sketching-functions-app-lesson/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:33:48 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=36031 Description: This app lesson will develop high school students’ knowledge and ability to sketch, plot, and understand rational functions. Instructional Objective: Students will be able to sketch rational functions, noting the x and y intercepts, asymptotes, and the locations of curves. Step 1: Students will watch this video in which the graph is sketched, solving algebraically the ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop high school students’ knowledge and ability to sketch, plot, and understand rational functions.

Instructional Objective: Students will be able to sketch rational functions, noting the x and y intercepts, asymptotes, and the locations of curves.

Step 1: Students will watch this video in which the graph

is sketched, solving algebraically the following: the x and y intercepts, horizontal asymptotes, vertical asymptotes, then sketching the curves using knowledge of end behavior in the Khan Academy app.

Khan Academy (Free, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will graph the following three rational functions using the Desmos Graphing Calculator, noting the points of interest mentioned above. They will also sharpen their skills of entering in information into a graphing calculator, noting how parentheses affect their inputs. Note: one of the functions will have a “hole” in it.


Desmos Graphing Calculator (Free, App Store) →

Step 3:  Students will join our classroom in the ShowMe app. Then students will import the assignment template I have previously made and sketch their rational function onto the template (which is lined like graph paper). Students will then compare their answers with a partner. Students will also do a voice recording in which they will talk about what they did at each step to be able to graph this function. Students will then upload their drawing and recording into the classroom group. After they have completed this task, they will be able to view other students’ notes.

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard (Free+, App Store) →

Step 4:  Students will participate in a closing activity by playing a Kahoot quiz in which students will match 2 rational functions with their corresponding graphs.

Kahoot! - Play Learning Games (Free, App Store) →

Inspired by Clara Grace Coker

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Four Ways To Master Your College Class Material https://appedreview.com/blog/four-ways-master-college-class-material/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:36:18 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=36024 Many students who did well in high school can find themselves floundering in college. Take more difficult courses combined with a faster pace, add in the lack of an involved parent making sure you do your homework and have the resources you need to excel and many college students can quickly find themselves overwhelmed. But ...

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Many students who did well in high school can find themselves floundering in college. Take more difficult courses combined with a faster pace, add in the lack of an involved parent making sure you do your homework and have the resources you need to excel and many college students can quickly find themselves overwhelmed. But mastering college classes is not impossible, it just takes the development of some new strategies and tools. Here are four great strategies for mastering college material.

  1. Take notes

An old Chinese proverb states:

“Tell me and I’ll forget;

show me and I may remember;

involve me and I’ll understand.”

While there is a great deal of research on multi-sensory involvement at the elementary secondary school levels, at the college level it is expected that by now you will have learned to involve yourself. While all of the same principles hold true in adults as children – the more senses you engage in learning, the better you will learn – by adulthood it has become your responsibility to involve yourself rather than expecting your instructor to engage you. Your instructor is there to instruct, it’s your job to extract everything you can from that instruction.

There are also a plethora of note taking apps to make you more efficient at taking notes. Apps like Evernote allow you to upload files and store files with the touch of a button. Evernote even has a function that allows you to share note taking responsibilities with different students. Although, it is best to take your own notes to help with retention, but sometimes other students catch things that you don’t.

  1. Use a tutor

Too often, there is a negative social stigma to being tutored. In reality, almost all students engage in some form of tutoring from an early age. It may be just getting a friend who is better in a certain subject to help you, but that’s still tutoring. College level course work is vastly more diversified than high school level coursework, however, and some “basic” level courses are actually far more advanced than others. Whether you simply find someone in the class who excels to help you out, or whether you go through a formal tutoring center, college is the time to get over the stigma of asking for help. There are also many digital sites to help you learn.

There are several different online tutor websites such as Chegg, Pearson Smarthinking, and 24 Hour Answers. Though a majority of these sites require some form of payment or membership to receive help, they can be beneficial when you find yourself in a tough spot. It is important to remember that most sites also offer free trials, and some minimal aid for free, providing more options for you.

  1. Use time management apps

 Again and again it has been proven that “cramming” doesn’t work. You can’t master an entire term’s worth of course material in a few days, weeks or even hours. Instead, steady blocks of as little as half an hour of study over the 8-12 weeks of a course can have a far greater impact on learning and retention than trying to fit it all in at the end. Even studying for several hours at once can actually be counterproductive. Apps like Flat Tomato can help you break up your studies into manageable chunks that will be far more effective in the long run than trying to cram everything in once a week or once a semester, quarter, or term.

Other time management apps to consider are Easily Do and LastPass. LastPass is different from most time management apps because it stores all of your passwords and login information. The app automatically fills in all of the details for the number of different logins you might have, saving time.

Easily Do has a basic free package with the option to upgrade. It accesses all of your different calendars, emails, and contacts and will conveniently store them in one space. For example, if you have a work calendar, a personal calendar, and a school calendar, they will all be combined into one.

  1. Use Course Hero

 What is Course Hero? Course Hero is an online networking service that gives you access to millions of study resources, including courses specific to your school.

Want to find out whether to take Econ 101 with Dr. Smith or Professor Jones? Course Hero offers advice on which instructors to take based on your personal needs. If you are an Economics major and want to the most rigorous instruction, you might want Professor Jones, but if it’s a General Ed course you just need to get through, you might want to take Dr. Smith’s class. Course Hero can help you determine which is right for you.

Course Hero offers also offers tutoring help 24/7 to give you step-by-step help with your homework. Best of all, by sharing your experiences, homework and information with others, you can earn credits that give you free access to Course Hero’s online tutors!

About the Author

Brock Calderon is a recent college graduate with a BA in communications and a minor in English. He is fresh in his writing career and apart from writing he enjoys eating at a new restaurant weekly and exercising to burn off all those excess calories from all those restaurants. If he isn’t writing, eating, or exercising, he’s probably watching the most recent episode of whatever show is most popular at the time. Originally from Sacramento California, Brock now resides in Culver City.

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Patriot Newspaper – App Lesson https://appedreview.com/blog/patriot-newspaper-app-lesson/ Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:41:34 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=36019 Description: This app lesson will enrich student knowledge and understanding on importance events that molded the United States to what it is today. Instructional Objective: Students will be able to describe and identify key events and people that contributed to the beginning of the United States. Step 1: Students will analyze the events of the American Revolution ...

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Description: This app lesson will enrich student knowledge and understanding on importance events that molded the United States to what it is today.

Instructional Objective: Students will be able to describe and identify key events and people that contributed to the beginning of the United States.

Step 1: Students will analyze the events of the American Revolution on the American Revolution Interactive Timeline for iPad app. They will be able to memorize the chronological order of the events and study important artifacts, such as documents or weapons used.

American Revolution Interactive Timeline for iPad (Free, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will use the Drawing Desk app to compare and contrast the Loyalists and the Patriots. They will select the Sketch Desk option and draw a T-chart to compare characteristics such as which army the group fought for and who they were led by.

Zeichenbrett - Zeichnen, Malen, kritzeln (Free+, App Store) →

Step 3: Students will be split into groups and will be assigned a topic (Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, etc.) They will use the My Newspaper app and create their own newspaper article from the perspective of a regular townsperson. They will also include a personal opinion at the bottom detailing how a regular townsperson would react to this topic.

My Newspaper ( Making a Newspaper ). (Free+, App Store) →

Inspired by Katrina Gallo

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Spanish Vocabulary and Phrases – App Lesson https://appedreview.com/blog/spanish-vocabulary-phrases-app-lesson/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:25:26 +0000 http://appedreview.com/?p=36013 Description: This app lesson will develop Spanish students’ vocabulary word and speaking skills. Instructional Objective: Students will watch instructional videos, create flashcards, practice speaking, and then submit audio recordings of themselves speaking Spanish words and phrases with their English translations. Step 1: Students will use the YouTube app to watch instructional videos on how to have a ...

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Description: This app lesson will develop Spanish students’ vocabulary word and speaking skills.

Instructional Objective: Students will watch instructional videos, create flashcards, practice speaking, and then submit audio recordings of themselves speaking Spanish words and phrases with their English translations.

Step 1: Students will use the YouTube app to watch instructional videos on how to have a conversation with someone in Spanish.

YouTube: Ansehen & Entdecken (Free+, App Store) →

Step 2: Students will make study flashcards with the Quizlet app. Students will practice Spanish words and phrases.

Quizlet Karteikarten (Free+, App Store) →

Step 3: Students will use Extempore to submit and audio recording of the phrases and words they learned in Spanish along with their meaning in English.

Extempore (Free, App Store) →

Inspired by Hannah McKinney

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Time to Explore Geometry! – App Lesson https://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.

Pythagorea (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.

i-Ruler - Lineal (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.

Flashcards+ by Chegg (Free+, App Store) →

Inspired by Kelli Swann

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Nifty New Numbers – App Lesson https://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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Inspired by Christina Lunetta

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