Cognitive science has long recognized narrative as a basic organizing principle of memory. From early childhood, we tell ourselves stories about our actions and experiences. Accuracy is not the main objective – coherence is.
A Special Education teacher from Clarkstown School District has developed this collaborative wiki in hope of providing insight and resources for parents, students, and educators. There are app reviews as well as other valuable resources collected allowing for differentiated instruction allowing for the development of student learning.
Thanks to Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) for sharing this ETN article on 50 ways to use a document in the classroom.
A document camera is one of the easiest and quickest ways to integrate technology into your classroom. The article provides you ideas broken down by primary grades, middle school, and high school levels. You will also find a link on the site for downloading a PDF file of all the camera ideas.
May your teachers enjoy these ideas as well as my staff and pre-service students will!
Mac OS X: Sharing a file with Dropbox isn't hard, but it can be a little tedious to open the public folder, drag the file in, and then right-click to copy the link. Bloodrop automates this process. All you have to do is drag a file onto its icon
Are you in the need to getting your students attention in a history course?. If so, take a look at these 12 apps recommended by Gregory Swanson (Apps in Education) that address a wide range of historical periods and sites. Here is a quote from Greg's post:
"Some of the more interactive apps like War World 11 or Virtual History: Roma lend themselves to individual research projects or even students negotiated activities, other could be used just as starters or as warm up activities. However you use them, these apps give you a set of tools that you can now use in your iPad classroom."
So, take a look at the recommendations and provide feedback to which app works best for your classroom setting.
Gregory Swanson has provided another excellent list of apps. This time he focuses on a Top 10 list of options for curation of web resources.
Those recommendations I have been using and would recommend too include Flipboard, Scoop.it (how this post is being created), and News360. I will be checking out Pulse and Zite as many of you have recommended them via my PLNs.
So, check them out and let us know your thoughts of which ones are deserving of top honors!
Geography seems to me to be one of those subjects that actually lends itself to the type of multimedia multi-sensory experience that is the ipad. Some of the apps in this post allow you produce beautiful infographic style maps using your data, others allow you to explore the ways in which the world is being effected by population. The map of disasters is a hard one to ignore especially in the context of the recent spate of tsunamis and earthquakes.
In developing my resource library on iPads, apps, and integration examples I learned of this site iPaddiction. May I say it is one of the top 10, if not Top 5, resource sites collected. One of the great features deals with the use of videos where the instructor interacts with the students as they explain a variety of apps.
To show you the wealth of resources available on iPaddition, lets start with "Logical (Math) Apps" Here is a short quote from the site:
"Students complete assessments at different times during the class. iPads offer the solution! iPads offer many apps.
Logical thinking apps are fun and challenging for students. Students used the apps below to enhance their thinking today."
Technology has changed the way we do everything from grocery shopping, to listening to music, and reading books. It’s time to take action to leverage this potential with more innovative uses of technology in our nation's schools to ensure every student experiences personalized learning with great teaching.
Look at pretty much every blog, professional site and presentation these days, and you will notice that most of them have infographics, which are charts that display a visual image in order to supply data to the user.
Looking for individual details, lesson plan examples, rubrics, and more by grade levels for your classroom or school district tech plan? If so, visit ISTE's Wikispaces collaborative site and review the 21st Century Skills.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.