March was a busy event month for the Promethean team. Maybe you saw one of our Education specialists at CUE in Palm Springs or at the NCTIES conference in North Carolina? You can stay updated on all the Promethean events from this event page on the Promethean World website.
What these events do is give teachers a valuable opportunity to ask questions, get inspiration, and see the latest EdTech developments in classrooms across the US. Want to know more about ActivPanel? Someone could tell you about some exciting developments! Want to know about where to get video tips for ActivInspire? You probably could have been shown that in person.
So, if you did make it to a Promethean event then maybe you saw one of these three excellent apps we’re about to list for you? Curated just for you, here’s our April top-three list of best apps.
Tinycards by Duolingo
What we love about this app (apart from the fact that it’s free!) is the premise that it’s a fun, new way to learn and prepare for vocabulary tests. There are thousands of topics to choose from or alternatively, you can just create your own ‘deck’. There’s also a cool ‘sharing’ option, so you can share the decks with friends and family to help with the learning.
Marble Math Multiplication
There’s nothing new about using marbles for multiplication, but since we’ve moved from an abacus to iPad, it’s time for the marbles to move into the next century! With this neat app the emphasis is definitely on game-based learning with mazes, music, obstacles, and bonuses. Note, it’s aimed mainly at 9-12-year-olds, so probably not one for the Kindergarten class.
We’d hazard a guess that it’s not what you’re expecting when you think of gnats, but this app teaches valuable skills relating to relaxation for the body and mind. With eight exercises from practicing breathing skills to how to focus the mind, we actually think this app is relevant for teachers as much as students.
PS: If you love this list of free teaching resources then check out the March list of recommended apps.