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EdAppTalk/TeachersWithApps – Thursday Chat 9:00 p.m. EST

Every Thursday the Facebook group ‘Educational App Talk’  (EAT) organizes a chat on differing educational topics and features a variety of hosts. Participants are teachers, educators, parents, developers of educational applications. Chats are organized either as a presentation of mobile applications, done by the developer/company, or as a broad discussion, where all participants share their opinions, knowledge, experience.

The goal of the EAT talk is to recognize & promote the outstanding applications & help developers navigating an ocean of educational apps. EAT chat contributes to interesting, thought-provoking discussions on a wide variety of topics.

Among the most common topics are:

  • best mobile apps for kids
  • apps for  special needs students
  • presentations apps
  • interest based learning skills
  • content practice using mobile apps (math, spelling, etc.)

I have participated in EAT chat for more than 2 years & have noticed that some companies/developers are repeatedly invited to host EAT chat & some of the apps are frequently recommended by teachers/educators/parents. I decided to combine the info about the latest EAT chats &  introduce and recommended developers & applications. I hope that this info could help those who develop and design mobile apps as well as those seeking the BEST apps for their children or students.

10525833_896863350340082_5397511360222535945_nThe latest EAT chat “What’s trending in preschool” was on 11/10/16: there were about hundred comments/replies. I would like to mention the one comment from Angela Moorad “Buying my own iPads and then getting access to high-quality apps to use on it in therapy was one of the best investments ever in my 27-year career as a Speech Language Pathologist. A true game-changer for many of my patients.”

Take a look at some of the feed:

 

Katie Chirhart
Katie Chirhart I use the VR associated with Nearpod most frequently. It’s not as immersive as the googles, but the iPad (or computer screen) gives you a 360 degree view of whatever place you’re “visiting.” So if you turn the iPad left it shows what you would see if See More
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Katie, I really love this! What amazed me most of all, as a programmer/developer, is how the developers are able to do this!
Katie Chirhart
Katie Chirhart I have these great pictures of my kiddos with the iPad facing the ceiling and their mouths wide open in amazement because they realized how tall the skyscrapers were.
Jo Booth
Jo Booth Then a child can make an appropriate response
Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell The other day I was playing with an app called Quiver. It has AR pictures someone can color and bring to life
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy OMG! The possibilities are immense
Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell exactly. Its pretty fun.
Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell its pretty cool. They have some free pictures but a lot of them you have to pay for
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Jo Booth
Jo Booth Jordan, Crayola has that too! With Colors Alive
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Jo Booth
Jo Booth 6.99 a coloring book with special crayons
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Not too bad. Somehow it is affordable.
Katie Chirhart
Katie Chirhart It’s super fun, but thus far I haven’t seen anything I can use in my classroom. Although, for an OT, I bet they are great fun!
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Katie Chirhart
Katie Chirhart I’ve used Quiver too. It uses a lot of storage space though, so I only use it once or twice a year.
Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell I should check that one out. We are researching different AR/VR platforms because will be developing something soon
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Jo Booth
Jo Booth Jordan I can send you links
Jo Booth
Jo Booth They also have kits
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Katie Chirhart
Katie Chirhart My kids wrote personal mission statements and created their own personal “mission flags”
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Joshua, you are welcome. It is my fault: I wrote msg too late. IMHO, today is a very interesting topic: AR/VR as a new direction in life, teaching, learning, healing.
Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Ladies & gentlemen, the one idea just came to my mind: may be, with the help of AR/VR it is possible to simulate a very complex events, say, elections?
Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell We submitted a project for an VR newsroom
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Jordan, if would be so kind to update us in the future about this development…
Katie Chirhart
Katie Chirhart Possibly in the future, but currently, most VR experiences focus on a very static location
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Katie, thank you for your answer: it is understandable. But the development will not stop there. The technology is very promising.
Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell that can be used for VR news stories
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Katie Chirhart
Katie Chirhart Jordan Gersell, that sounds cool!
Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell there are currently some out there but it is with a 360 degree view and no interaction. I know some sporting events have VR options
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Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell to watch the games live in VR
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Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell I think to make VR for more complex events they need to have a lot of cameras so the user can freely roam around
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Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell kind of like google street view I guess
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Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson Yevel Belyavskiy I wish the election was VR and not reality…
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Jo Booth
Jo Booth Me too Joshua, I was just gobstopped
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Katie Chirhart
Katie Chirhart Been depressed ever since!
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Jordan, may be, there would be a new, absolutely not known today approach. May be, it could be the new explosion of innovations!
Preston Angela Moorad
Preston Angela Moorad I’ve not really tried many AR or VR apps.
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Angela, thank you for coming. Do you think AR/VR apps could be used in what you are doing?
Preston Angela Moorad
Preston Angela Moorad Yevel Belyavskiy – The nonprofit facility where I work as a SLP has no budget for apps let alone AR or VR equipment that might be needed for those apps. I’m not sure if Tiggly counts as AR …. if so, I was able to get their manipulative sets free thro
Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell I saw a huge gaming platform that uses VR and a treadmill but its like 20K lol
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy For the owner of Tesla it will be nothing..
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Jayne Clare
Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson I think animating something for VR like a storybook would need a movie team like Pixar and be too costly
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Jo Booth
Jo Booth I never know the hidden costs of things, that’s interesting Josh
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Jayne Clare
Jo Booth
Jo Booth If I win the lottery, I’ll send you one for Christmas Jordan!
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Jordan Gersell
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Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson I think you’ll see a lot more in the gyms soon
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Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Joshua, for lessons?
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Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson No- like a rowing machine where you compete against other rowers or bikers etc
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Jackie Bryla
Jackie Bryla love these and the kids reactions to it coming to life!
Jackie Bryla's photo.
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Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell I’ve seen a lot of those. I love the idea. It makes it easy for kids
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Jordan Gersell and speaking of VR youtube just released their app for google day dream https://techcrunch.com/…/just-in-time-for-daydream…/

Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson I can’t imagine developers doing it unless it is filmed. Have you seen how Google does the street views?
Yevel Belyavskiy
Yevel Belyavskiy Joshua, once upon a time I have seen their car on the street…
Jayne Clare
Jordan Gersell ya they drive cars around filming it
Jo Booth
Jo Booth Tell us Joshua
Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell I’ve seen the car with a massive camera onto of it driving around. But for live events I would think they could buy Cameras in strategic locations of the venue to get a full view
Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson They have special cameras that film all angles and literally walk around filming in 360 degrees
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Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell I know they have a few 360 Cameras on the side lines but it could be implemented on a wider scale if more people had the goggles. I think that might be what is stopping people investing large amounts of money in it right now
Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson Really it is just a lot of cameras filming together at different angles.
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Jordan Gersell
Jordan Gersell If someone had the resources and team I think they could do it for live events
Joshua Wilson
Joshua Wilson I think animating something for VR like a storybook would need a movie team like Pixar and be too costly
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Jo Booth
Jo Booth I never know the hidden costs of things, that’s interesting Josh!

tat2linkedin_2_1Tatyana Belyavskaya taught on the college level in St. Petersburg, Russia for more than 20 years and moved to the USA in 1991. Over the next 20-years, she was a software engineer, a web designer, a database administrator, and an information systems analyst. Prompted by their grandkids’ math questions and problems, Tatyana and her husband (who is the software developer) decided to reach more children helping them to master basic math skills. They published a few tablets, phone and desktop applications for arithmetic practice. Tatyana likes to read and travel. Check out her suite of Math Apps here.

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