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Monday, October 01, 2012

eSN Today: Five ed-tech topics you'd like to see covered--and how we can help

eSN readers say: Give us more free websites, special-ed coverage. We say: Here you go!
You’ve spoken, and we’re listening.

Photo:  Laura Devaney
Laura Devaney, Managing Editor reports, "Today's story comes straight from our readers. During an eSchool News survey, we gave you the chance to identify some topics you'd like us to cover. While we plan much more coverage in those areas, we've pulled together some of our past coverage for your convenience."

Each year, we survey our readers to find out what ed-tech topics you’d like to learn more about. This year, you’ve told us you’d like more information about Common Core standards and testing, free websites and apps for education, special education and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and more.

In response to this year’s survey results, we’ve put together this handy guide to stories and resources we’ve published that pertain to the five ed-tech topics you’re most interested in reading about.

Photo: eSchool News

Free websites and apps for education

New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012.”
Last year, we presented “10 of the best apps for education,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods. However, with new upgrades in touch technology, HD and 3D features, and the debut of the iPad, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple-based education apps for 2012. This year’s list includes some of the most highly rated apps, both by teachers and by Apple, and features a range that spans from simple math games to a revolutionary special-education app, and from 3D imaging of the elements to secure file sharing for students and teachers…

New: 10 of the best Android apps for education in 2012.”
Last year, we presented “Ten of the best Android apps for education,” which highlighted some of the best apps for Google Android-based mobile devices. Now, with recent upgrades in touch technology and HD features, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Android-based education apps for 2012. This year’s list includes some of the most highly rated apps, both by teachers and by students, and features a range that spans from an innovative and hyperlinked dictionary developed by the Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University to an interactive whiteboard app for tablets…

School lunches get a 21st-century makeover.”
With new limits on calories, sodium, and saturated fats, as well as increases in minimums for fruits and vegetables, schools are revisiting their nutrition management. Thankfully, there are software programs, apps, and websites available to help schools, parents, and students make the transition successfully…
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Source: eSchool News 


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