"Compared with how academic research was carried out in the pre-internet era, It seems like technology is really a godsend gift to researchers. From easy and unlimited access to journal articles to web tools that do the referencing and auto-syncing, everything has been digitized making it way easier for todays researchers to add to the body of the human knowledge than any time in history."
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
"The tablet market has paved the way for educational resources in the form of slick, new apps, with text-books now being replaced by online downloadable versions of themselves. An array of stunning apps are at your disposal waiting to be exercised, so with this in mind, we decided to whittle down our top 10 iPad educational apps for students."
"While no app could be fairly expected to replace the hands-on intuitiveness and sense of satisfaction that comes from traditional crafting, its digital counterpart can nonetheless prove a useful companion in the quest to knit the perfect sweater.
Here are ten apps that will not only give analog crafting a run for its money, but can also assist you with non-digital endeavors such as knitting and beading. Click “more” to read on."
"The Record of Reading app is a wonderful tool for increasing organization and simplifying the data collection involved with running records. This app records the student’s voice and allows the teacher to make running record notations as the student reads. It includes places for making notes about fluency, the book’s title/level, and the student’s accuracy and self-correction rate. This app also has a timer for keeping track of reading rate."
Whether or not your child grows up to be the next Zuckerberg, programming is a highly useful skill for him or her to learn. It teaches vital problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills. Plus, it can be downright fun for you both.
"For me, iPad workflow has to do with fluency. It is:
the fluid movement between appsthe unconscious decision what app to use in order to accomplish any given task
The workflow is almost like Grammar in a language. Grammar helps you put components of a language in the proper order, grammar rules help you use the right tense, remix word to create new meaning, the correct vocabulary words attached in combination with pronouns and conjugation help you communicate exactly what you had intended.
Not every coder job involves working in a blue chip tech company or Silicon Valley startup.As British technologist, Conrad Wolfram said in a TED talk on teaching math with computers: “In the real world math isn’t necessarily done by mathematicians.
"Mobile devices coupled with cloud services — files and applications stored on servers accessed via WiFi or mobile data networks — make educators’ lives more convenient but at the expense of a 24/7 lifestyle.
These eight applications will make it easier for any educator looking to integrate an iPad into his or her life; some apps also function on iPhones and other mobile devices. And a few also integrate with that “real computer” sitting in the background, be it a laptop or desktop."
"It pains me when I hear about school districts that are attempting to implement and impose social media policies that focus more on the "behavior" of educators as opposed to student learning. Last week I was fortunate to weigh in on one such district's journey in this area and share my thoughts on where the emphasis should be. The video clip of the interview can be found below. "
"Wondering about the latest releases in the world of educational technology? Well I have compiled my usual bi-weekly round-up of the major web tools you might need to know about. The websites below, besides being new here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, they also have some educational potential that you, teachers and educators, might capitalize on.
As you know by now, the titles I include in these lists are all web tools that I have come across in my daily online meandering. Each time I stumble upon a good tool that one of my fellow bloggers reviewed, I add it to my bookrmaking list till I end up having a "meaty" collection for you. You can also check the previous posts I have featured here before in this page. http://ow.ly/lLlcZ ; "