Media Literacy

technology
digital
classroom
data
Students
blog
app
ways
Because technology plays such a big role in our students' lives — academically, socially and emotionally — these types of resources can be really helpful for school counselors, allowing them to connect on a deeper level and better communicate. Here are four effective ways school counselors can use tech to amplify their counseling:
digital
create
creative
website
visual
project
brochure
layout
brochures
Brochure Maker
Adobe Spark’s free online brochure maker helps you easily create your own unique and custom brochures in minutes, no design skills needed.
interactive
digital
Language
Media
website
Vocabulary
fiction
Nonfiction
trading cards
Character Trading Cards
Invigorate students' writing with an interactive tool that allows them to demonstrate their comprehension using a mobile app.
lessons
technology
digital
ideas
Media literacy
Digital literacy
Mobile Learning
cell phones
class room
Using Cell Phones in Your Teaching: Try the lesson plans below to bring the power of mobile learning into your classroom!
Media
Media literacy
Digital literacy
world issues
speaking
Big Ideas
Annette Lamb
Annette C. Lamb
consulting
fluid environments
Vision to Action Publishing designs and develops print, e-book, web, and video materials to support life-long learning and leisure activities.
problem solving
game
critical thinking
digital footprint
coding
Nova
lab
cybersecurity
diital
cyber threats
NOVA has teamed up with cybersecurity experts to create the Cybersecurity Lab, a game in which players will discover how they can keep their digital lives safe and develop an understanding of cyber threats and defenses. Players will advance by using computer coding, logical reasoning, critical thinking, and vulnerability detection to solve various problems. These are the same skills employed regularly by cybersecurity professionals. However, players won’t need any prior cybersecurity or coding expertise to succeed.
video
community
Media
Media literacy
Digital literacy
YouTube
political
influence
integrate subjects
integrate issues
This video explores how media influences politics, community and social change and how media has significant influence on what we think and believe.
worksheet
analyze
template
Media
Media literacy
Digital literacy
critical thinking
handout
advertisement
commercials
Teachers: use this worksheet as a handout for students who will be studying television toy advertising. As students watch commercials, they should fill in the blanks below. For more info go to http://www.frankwbaker.com/toys.htm
ideas
mapping
mind
free
critical thinking
mindomo
Brainstorm
concept
connected
outlining
Easy-to-create and share mind maps, concept maps, task maps and outlines. Mind mapping software for Web, Desktop, iOS and Android. Mind map with us for free!
Map
World
search
Twitter
hashtag
hashtags
trends
Trending
Trendsmap
Trendsmap shows you the latest trends from Twitter, for anywhere in the world.
sharing
Voice
pictures
record
draw
Play
Make
Chatterpix
designed
Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, or creative cards. And best of all, it’s FREE! This App allows sharing via email, Facebook, and YouTube and is designed for adults. If you’d like to restrict these options, please download “ChatterPix Kids” – designed for kids with no sharing features.
interactive
problem solving
programming
Toy
coding
ces
Code-A-Pillar
Fisher Price
New York Toy Fair
codeapillar
We have a look at the Fisher Price Think and Play range. In particular this Code-a-Pillar toy offers a simple coding experience.
videos
Media
Story telling
app
iPhone
Education
Photo & Video
Inc.
Green Screen by Do Ink
DK Pictures
The #1 Green Screen app for the iPad in Education, now available for the iPhone too! Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and photos. Classroom-tested by kids and teachers, this app emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling fantastic results. With Green Screen by Do Ink, you can tell a story, explain an idea, and express yourself in truly creative and unique ways. i
literacy
video
Media
YouTube
Education
informative
Importance
nml
MIT
Members of the research team at Project New Media Literacies discuss the social skills and cultural competencies needed to fully engage with today's particip...
tutorials
CSS
Web pages
code
HTML
learn
coding
Javascript
htmldog
webdesign
Everything HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the most common languages used in making web pages.
lessons
tutorials
code
programming
learn
coding
Ruby
Metaprogramming
Ascent
rubymonk
RubyMonk is a website with beginner to intermediate coding tutorials and course for users to learn code.
3D
Quiver
coloring pages
Quiver 3D Augmented Reality coloring apps: print, color and see your drawing in beautifully hand-animated 3D worlds. QuiverVision are world leading Augmented Reality specialists with a focus on cutting edge color technology, providing high quality engaging experiences for all ages for some of the most recognisable brands in the world. Our flagship app ‘Quiver’ is available on iOS, Android and Amazo
steam
virtual reality
VR
Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.
learn
kids
coding
What
Tynker
Tynker makes it fun and easy to learn computer programming. Get started today with Tynker's easy-to-learn, visual programming course designed for young learners in 4th through 8th grades.
code
programming
coding
Codecademy
Learn to code interactively, for free. Pick a course that Codecademy offers from Web Fundamentals, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Python, Ruby and APIs.
stories
interactive
literacy
games
design
coding
program
Scratch
ScratchJr
ages 5-7
Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.
computer science
Media literacy
Students
research
programs
educators
training
Free resources, funding, trainings, and research to help educators foster the next generation of problem solvers and computer scientists.
games
Media literacy
online
engineering
Online games that allow students to build on their design and engineering skills.
activities
lesson plans
science
engineering
resource
Presented by ASEE and its partners, eGFI is the best resource available for students and teachers to learn about engineering.
technology
games
family
Education
Kindergarten
Grade 1
iTunes
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
Grade 2
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
next is great
Move The Turtle is an educational application for iPhone and iPad that teaches children the basics of creating computer programs, using intuitive graphic commands.
curriculum
elementary
programming
kids
coding
Kodable:
Teach Kids the basics of any programming language using a fun game and classroom friendly curriculum. Get the FREE App with lesson guides and teacher tools.
technology
games
Education
Kindergarten
Grade 1
iTunes
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
Daisy the Dinosaur
Hopscotch Technologies
Grade 2
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
Learn the basics of coding with Daisy the Dinosaur! Built by the creators of Hopscotch. This free, fun app has an easy drag & drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy and make her dance on their screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges.
Education
Kindergarten
apps
A carefully designed series of interactive toy apps that focus on your child’s creativity and need to explore and experiment. For toddlers around the world!
create games
code
coding
Hopscotch
For curious people of all ages. Make your own games, art, and more. Tons of in-app tutorials and even lesson plans to help you! You'll be coding in no time.
tutorials
Education
maze
game
create
iTunes
code
app
reference
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
grade 5
Grade 3
Grade 4
program
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
scratch maze
darren smith
This Scratch Maze app contains a number of video tutorials which will guide you through creating your own maze game in the popular programming environment Scratch.
lessons
games
typing
iTunes
word
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
grade 5
Grade 3
Grade 4
productivity
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
taptyping - typing trainer
flairify llc
Master typing on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch! ~~~ Free: the TapTyping Speed Test and samples of all of lessons. There's a one time In-App-Purchase to unlock everything. ~~~ TapTyping is made for you, no matter what your skill level!
games
puzzle
iTunes
app
programming
robot
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
two lives left
cargo bot
Over one million people have enjoyed Cargo-Bot! The puzzle game that challenges your brain and helps you learn programming concepts. Cargo-Bot is the first game programmed entirely on iPad® using Codea™ It's a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Sounds simple, right? Try it out!
games
Education
iTunes
code
app
robot
strategy
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
ios apps
missions
app store
appstore
ipod touch
kuato games
become the ultimate code warrior and battle your friends with Code Warriors: Hakitzu Battles, an epic multiplayer robot combat game, where you learn the basics of coding while battling in both single and multiplayer missions. Victory is in the code!
teaching
Education
Language
Entertainment
iTunes
app
array
programming
grade 7
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
grade 8
grade 6
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
i-logo
crombez emmanuel
LOGO was created in 1967 for educational use, is a computer programming language with functional programming capability. This version of LOGO is an interpreted language, but isn't a lite version. Functional programming with global and local variables is implemented. You can test calculations with polish notation, test recursively, and use arrays. LOGO is not a language for programming a real application, instead it is a teaching language.
video
iTunes
movie
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
utilities
stop motion
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
llc
stop motion studio
cateater
movie making
Get Stop Motion Studio, the world’s easiest app to get you into stop motion moviemaking today!
games
Education
puzzle
iTunes
app
programming
robot
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
coding
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
Get kids hooked on coding within minutes! Lightbot is a programming puzzle game- a game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels. Simply guiding a robot to light up tiles and solve levels using commands, Lightbot cultivates a real understanding of procedures, loops, and conditionals. Educators around the world are choosing to use Lightbot first when introducing their students to programming, coding and Computer Science.
game
puzzle
app
programming
robozzle
Programming game RoboZZle is a cool programming puzzle game invented by Igor Ostrovsky. Your program will control a robot to collect all items from 2D tri-colored field. You can move, turn, repaint cells and call very short (in most cases) functions.
tutorials
practice
webpages
website
HTML
learn
coding
instructions
l2code css
cascading style sheets
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the next step after basic HTML. L2Code CSS provides simple step-by-step instructions and practice tutorials to help you master layout, colors, fonts, and more. Take control over the look and feel of your webpages and learn how to create a professional and polished website directly from your mobile device.
games
Education
Simulation
iTunes
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
coding
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
hesham wahba
catos hike
Essentially, 'Cato’s Hike' is a universal game for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to teach kids and young children basic programming skills. The younger ones will obviously enjoy solving levels using simpler coding techniques but the hope is the older ones will pick up more advanced concepts like loops and branching as well as even more advanced concepts like a basic stack or memory! There is enough in here to keep everyone from children to parents engaged! More challenges are upcoming however so stay tuned!
games
Education
adventure
iTunes
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
coding
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
allcancode
run marco
Play an adventure game and have fun while learning to code i.e. program computers. Use visual instructions to guide Marco or Sophia through a series of levels as they try to discover themselves. In this journey you will learn how to think as a software developer one step at a time! Instructions are in the form of the standard visual programming language "Blockly", which is the same used by the official Hour of Code tutorials.
create
collaborate
Whiteboard
share
app
explain
EVERYTHING
interactive
Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard app that allows users to create, collaborate, and share in an infinite collaborative space.
answers
Education
Entertainment
game
questions
create
iTunes
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
catforce studio
decide now
The best decision maker: put your OWN ideas on a spinner wheel & get the answer! Can't decide? Or afraid of making the wrong choice? The original Decide Now! app is here to help you! Create your question, add answers, spin the wheel and see what comes up! Decide Now! will randomly choose your next step in those situations and give you entertaining ideas on different occasions.
Whiteboard
camera
app
flipped classroom
iPad
Board Cam transforms your iOS device* in an enhanced document camera or a whiteboard. Perform live dynamic presentations of objects, interact with images stored in your device, draw on a whiteboard or over video streaming** without changing of application... while you record videos! Record outstanding tutorials and how to videos. What you do is what they see.
interactive
creating
augmented reality
engage
Aurasma is available to anyone with an email address. We help people use augmented reality (AR) to turn everyday objects, images, and places into new, interactive opportunities to engage with their fans and customers through striking graphics, animation, video, audio, and 3D content.
business
iTunes
animation
presentation
app
Apple
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
Transitions
productivity
ios apps
keynote
app store
appstore
ipod touch
Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and cinematic transitions — as simple as touching and tapping.
Entertainment
iTunes
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
green screen
green screen movie fx studio
epocfield ltd
Green Screen Movie FX Studio is an incredibly powerful special effects editor that allows you to create Hollywood style movies clips in exactly the way you want.
business
documents
create
iTunes
app
Apple
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
reports
Pages
productivity
resumes
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful word processor helps you create gorgeous reports, resumes, and documents in minutes. Pages has been designed exclusively for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch with support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom.
ideas
Education
iTunes
record
sketch
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
productivity
ios apps
app store
audio feedback
appstore
ipod touch
notability
ginger labs
mark-up photos
Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, create checklists, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date.
video
business
animations
fun
iTunes
Whiteboard
app
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
productivity
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
videoscribe anywhere
CREATE WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS QUICKLY AND EASILY Whiteboard videos look great. They’re captivating, engaging and fun. And they work. Research shows that they get remembered, shared and recommended more – and lead to more sales – than other forms of video.
interactive
school
Collaboration
mind maps
popplet
Popplet delivers an interactive way to create concept maps, mind maps, and options to brainstorm or storyboard right along with peers. The “popplets” can be constructed, moved, color coded, typed in, drawn in, and have images or videos inserted.
storytelling
app
Education
entertainment
Puppet Pals HD
“Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later. ”
maps
Education
iTunes
app
mind map
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
productivity
inspiration
ios apps
app store
appstore
ipod touch
inspiration software
Welcome to Inspiration Maps™, the most intuitive and powerful visual learning app on the iPad. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organisers and outlines with ease! Getting organised has never been this simple.
sound
flashcards
Images
french
text
app
learn
study
ankiapp
Study flashcards in your downtime. Make flashcards with text, sound, and images, or download pre-made ones. Studying is extra-efficient, thanks to our unique algorithm. Automatically does backups and sync to all your devices, via the cloud.
Applications
design
software
infographics
List
cool infographics
The question I get asked most often is "What software do you use to design infographics?" Although it can be different for every project, here are links to some of the most popular sites and software applications used by designers all over the world.
affordable infographics
cheap infographics
free infographics
custom manifesto
boise start up
Create custom infographics with our affordable and free graphics builder.
box
edit
share
secure
files
box
Box lets you secure, share and edit all your files from anywhere.
online games
free online games
games online
free games
Kizi offers a selection of the best games on the web, including exclusive Kizi games. Play now for free!