Top 10 education apps from 2012

Sean Hampton-Cole

Sean teaches Geography, Computers and Chess at a liberal private school in Johannesburg. He is interested in creating a more child-centered learning environment. He is involved in staff professional development, school debating and is a big fan of Sir Ken Robinson.

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2012 has been an amazing year for my growth as a professional. The main catalyst of this growth was when I started engaging with like-minded educationalists around the world on Twitter in January of this year. In particular, I learnt about new methodologies like brain-based learning, flipping the classroom and a variety of technology-based teaching aids.

The area I explored most fervently was the bewildering array of educational software and apps for learning. In what follows, I would like to offer a round-up firstly of the apps I found particularly useful, as well as those which disappointed and annoyed me. I will finish by listing some of the most promising apps I would like to trial next year.

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