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Top 10/20 Windows8 Apps as chosen by M.E.E.

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Here are the Top 10/20 Educational Win8 Apps recommended by Microsoft Expert Educators. During day one of M.E.E training, we earned our first badge; Windows 8 in the Classroom. As a group we split into two groups and each came up with the Top 10 Win8 Apps for the classroom! It was declared a tie, although we both know who really won.

You will find these Top 20 Win8 apps are a mix to suit both primary and secondary with many spanning across both, such as Flip Boom Lite and the QR Reader/Generator. They have the capability to enhance the teaching and learning taking place in both Literacy, Numeracy and other subject areas.

Each App will shortly be available on www.pil-network.com with a learning resource to accompany it written by M.E.E.ks. Check them out to get some great ideas for your classrooms!

  1. Movie Edit Touch
  2. Music Maker Jam
  3. Flip Boom Lite
  4. National Zoo
  5. QR Code Generator
  6. Animal and Bird Sounds
  7. Nsquared Herding
  8. Abc phonics
  9. Fresh Paint
  10. Time Lapse
  11.  Puzzle Touch
  12. Physamajig
  13. Paint a Story
  14. World Explorer
  15. Brain Pop
  16. Sequencer
  17. Play and Grow
  18. Win TED videos
  19. My Study Life
  20. My Baby Piano

 

Check back in for regular updates on these apps, lesson ideas and reflections on teaching and learning right here and on twitter.

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Geek to M.E.E.k

The idea of a GEEK, these days is changing. It is now more trendy, cool, maybe even ‘hip’ to be a Geek. Being ahead in the world of technology is something to aspire to, a place where we want our students to be, something which is usually just out of our reach as before we know it technology has changed, advanced and become even more innovative.  I am a bit of a GEEK not your stereotypical geek but the more recently found chic geek or rather in my case I am the new ‘ChicMEEk’.

Writing this blog has been something in the undercurrents of my thoughts for a while and finally I was able to concentrate on M.E.E and put my thoughts into action. It is time for to hear all about my journey with M.E.E. Thus Geek became M.E.E.k.

That’s the Microsoft Expert Educator program. An exciting new program for a select group of teachers to be trained up by Microsoft new technologies such as Windows8 and Office 365. Who, while undertaking a series of badge completions, will be responsible for creating and developing innovative practice within their school and classroom to engage ever student at their own pace and in a way to achieve their greatest potential through using technology. Not only that but these people will be sharing their practice to build capabilities of other educators worldwide. And I am thrilled to say that this includes ‘me’.