While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
The five critical mistakes (and more information is in the post):
* Focusing on content apps.
* Lack of teacher preparation in classroom management of iPads.
* Treating the iPad as a computer and expecting it to serve as a laptop.
* Treating iPads like multi-user devices.
* Failure to communicate a compelling answer to "Why iPads?"
An article from Educational Leadership on "how to engage students whom seem unreachable, who resist learning activities, or who disrupt them for others." Larry Ferlazzo reflects on his yers of teaching and shares ways he engages students by developing "their intrinsic motivation."
The post provides eight detailed recommendations. The infographic above shares the short hand version!
Easy to Use: With the Drag function the LG Scanner Mouse is so easy to use. This will allow a learner to drag the mouse across a paper based document which will then feature on the students screen.The Scanner Mouse also features OCR features which converts text into a Microsoft Word or Excel document
In addition the mouse can also feature as a fully functioning 5 button laser mouse that you can use everyday OCR (Optical Character Recognition): The OCR function means that you no longer have to re-type text in order to edit it; just scan it with the LG Scanner Mouse and save it as an editable file, i.e. Microsoft Word.
Scanning of Multiple Sizes: You can scan any size up to an A3 or just scan a small area on a large sheet of paper.
Real-Time Scanning: You can send your scanned files as emails, SNS (via Facebook, Twitter etc) and via SmartPhones.
Thanks to Paresh Raval at the Alt Format Suite at St Andrews University for sharing.