So you want to use your iPad as a digital whiteboard, well there are apps for it. It is really pretty amazing the things we can now do with iPad. From teaching basic Math conceptions to young learners to cultivating higher order critical thinking skills, you name it and there is an app for it. With the apps below you can now turn your iPad into a digital whiteboard with a bunch of other awesome functionalities. Enjoy
A Voice memo is a recorded audio message that you can create using one of the apps below. Digital voice recorders are ubiquitous and are becoming very important teaching and learning tools. With the mobile version of such tools , students and teachers can now access them on the go . Here are some ways you can use these voice memo apps with your students :
A great teacher changes the lives of their students forever; they instill confidence and knowledge in every student who crosses their path. What makes a great teacher, and how do they treat their students and their classroom? Find out where teachers fit into our society, and what they're doing to educate young people in America.
Content Trailers are “ short, 2- to 3-minute, media-rich experiences from which a point of inquiry can begin. Providing students with the images and sounds that can be attached to the textual information that they will be exploring can provide a profound shift in the way learning is engaged.
Dale Borgeson's insight:
The videos are divided by grade level and subject area. I checked out a few of these and they looked very useful.
Wonderopolis currently offers nearly 900 "wonder" prompts. The prompts cover topics in science, social studies, mathematics, and language arts. Each of the prompts includes a short article, a video, an image or two, and links to additional readings.
No doubt you have already have a classroom website or will be required to create one in the very near future. Here are some best practices and tools to help.
Dale Borgeson's insight:
This is an article I wrote that appeared in Edudemic. It has been a pleasure to read the responses and suggestions that have been posted since it was published last week. I hope you found it an effective tool in building or improving your own classroom website.
The Smithsonian's History Explorer is packed with lesson plans, interactive media, and reference pages for teachers and students. Using the search tools teachers can find lesson plans for every K-12 grade aligned to national standards for U.S. History. Teachers can search for lesson plans and other materials by grade level, resource type, historical era, and cross-curricular connections.
. This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons.
This is basically a diagram that features some of the human traits and skills we need to have . This set of behaviors, I would call it, is also the key to a healthy life both emotionally and professionally and as teachers we can use this diagram in our classrooms to teach our students about some of the life skills they need to develop to succeed in their lives outside of school. Enjoy
Looking for some polling tools to use in your classroom but worried about the privacy issues of your students in regard to the information submitted in the registration process. well you don't have to worry any more I have curate a list of some great web tools to create instant polls without the need for any registration.
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