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, authors, and developers of educational applications. Chats are organized either as a presentation of innovative applications, done by the developer/company or as a broad discussion, where all participants share their opinions, knowledge, and experiences.
HOSTED: by Warren Buckleitner the founding editor of CTREX and the creator of the AWESOME Dust or Magic Institute now in its 17th year!
TOPIC: Overview of the Dust or Magic Conference coming up the November 5-7 and why you should not miss it! Technology Review
Warren Buckleitner is an educational researcher and product reviewer with a specialty in the design of interactive media for children. He is the founding Editor of Children's Technology Review and covered children’s technology for the New York Times for over a decade. In 2001 he created the Dust or Magic Institute, an annual meeting of leading designers, researchers, and reviewers, with the intention to share examples of best practice in children’s digital media.
READ ABOUT MANY OF THE DUST OR MAGIC CONFERENCES that TWA has attended over the years: HERE
The goal of the EAT talk is to recognize and promote outstanding educational resources and help bring awareness to others about what's trending and what is tried and true. EAT chat provides a venue for thought-provoking discussions on a wide variety of topics for anyone with an interest in education.
Among the most common topics are:
- new resources
- best practices
- best mobile apps for kids
- apps for special needs students
- interest based learning skills
- content practice using applications (math, spelling, etc.)
Tatyana: I have participated in EAT chat for many 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.
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.