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Educational Apps That Make Your Kids Smarter
Educational Apps That Make Your Kids SmarterPresented by Melissa McPheeFamily Night: February 23, 2012
Can kids learn anything worthwhile playing digital games?
3Our students have changed radically. Todays students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. Marc PrenskyReference:Prensky, M. (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5), 1-6.4Todays students K through college represent the first generation to grow up with this new technology.Marc PrenskyThey have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age.Reference:Prensky, M. (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5), 1-6.
Technology is an integral part of their lives.5Result: todays students think and process information differently.
Todays students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors (Prensky, 2001). It is very likely that their brains have physically changed.Reference:Prensky, M. (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5), 1-6.
6Digital NativesUsed to receiving information really fastLike to parallel process and multi-taskPrefer graphics before their textPrefer random access like hypertextFunction best when networked
Does this sound like your child?
Prensky cites Dr. Bruce D. Perry of Baylor College of Medicine who says that different kinds of experiences lead to different brain structures (p. 1) Because of this phenomenon, Prensky argues that it is very likely that our students brains have physically changed and are different from ours as a result of how they are growing up.Reference:Prensky, M. (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5), 1-6.
7Critical Thinking Skills
Jumbline Lite Apple & Android - free
Lets try this one. When your children are playing, ask them for the strategies they are using. Activating metacognitive processes thinking about ones own thinking increases learning.9
Language Arts Apps
LineEmUpLite Word GameWordventure
ABC PocketPhonicsSongatronMad LibsBluster
Interesting Science, Social Studies, and daily appsNasaHistory Lite3D BrainTodays DocScience 360History PinHistory Maps
Math AppsCash CowCoin MathUnblock MeFactor SamuraiLobster Diver
PoppletMurky Reef LitePBS KidsMulti-Disciplinary AppsDistrict 742 list of Apps for Elementary SchoolsClick here
Or go to the District 742 website click on Staff click on Technology Integration in the lower section of the middle of the page in a blue-line box click on Ipod/Ipad Apps by scrolling down and searching the left side of the screen in the orange box click on Apps for Elementary Schools. Mrs. McPhees Favorite WebsitesGo to mrsmcphee.weebly.com
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