Wednesday, December 4 • 9:40am - 10:30am
Awesome Apps to Close the Gaps - Finding & Using Effective Educational Apps

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With its ease of access, low cost, multi-sensory, customizable apps for every possible interest and subject area, and undeniable "cool" factor, the iPad is potentially the most powerful educational tool yet invented. But sifting through thousands of apps in the App Store can be a daunting task. Have you ever been overwhelmed by the vast number of apps on the App Store and on app review sites? Have you ever been disappointed after downloading what seemed to be a promising educational app? I know I have. Over the years, I've downloaded and tried over 1,000 apps but only a tiny fraction of these remain on my iPads to be used by my students on a regular basis. This workshop will demonstrate how to find, evaluate and use exceptional apps that have been field tested over time in classrooms with children of all abilities: educational apps that truly promote creativity and thinking skills, learning, accessibility, collaboration, engagement and depth of knowledge. This will be a hands-on session where participants will learn about the most effective reading, writing and math apps for PreK-3rd Grade, Special Needs and ELL students. (Presenter(s): Libby Curran, Special Educator/Title 1 Interventionist, Reading Elementary School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am

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