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.
The 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:
Tatyana 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.