App and Topic updates include: Connecting and Collaborating, a new page which combined logical projects/apps from Connecting and Communicating and Collaboration pages - which have been retired to an Archives area. A new Movie Making page was created, recognizing the power of the movie creation as a creative and powerful way to communicate ideas.
Participant recommendations lead to the development of a new Problem Solving & Programming page and introduce a new collection of apps. Problem solving is an important cross curricular skills. Educators are starting to understand the importance of teaching some form of programming to help students with planning and logical thinking.
Creative Expression was updated to include three popular educational apps which can be used in so many creative ways across grade levels and curriculum areas. These apps include: Tellagami, and YAKiT Kids/ChatterPix Kids.
Staying Informed was updated to include Twitter, NPR News and AP Mobile in addition to original USA Today and Flipboard apps.
The 21 Things 4 iPads home page has a new fresh look making it easier to navigate. And for those who use and would like to help support this project, a Donate Button has been added to the About page.
If you plan to teach 21 Things 4 iPads this year, be sure to register so we can include your site or program on the Hosting Sites page. Registering also gives you access to password protected resource page - with customizable documents such as rubrics and pacing guides (Andy Mann.)