"iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments."
Linda Foote's insight:
This chart indexes multiple apps that can improve our productivity and support the process of engaging in meaningful learning experiences with our students.
"I have been a fan of John Hattie’s work ever since I encountered Visible Learning. Hattie has done the most exhaustive meta-analysis in education. Thanks to him, we can gauge not only the relative effectiveness of almost every educational intervention under the sun but we can compare these interventions on an absolute scale of effect size.
"Perhaps most importantly, Hattie was able to identify a ‘hinge point’ (as he calls it) from exhaustively comparing everything: the effect size of .40. Anything above such an effect size has more of an impact than just a typical year of academic experience and student growth. And an effect size of 1.0 or better is equivalent to advancing the student’s achievement level by approximately a full grade."
When you’re talking about learning a language in the U.S., you’re generally talking about ESL which refers to “English as a second language” or the study or use of English by speakers with different native languages.
"Apple TV has proven to be a very useful gadget, both at home and at school. Airplay mirroring is its best feature. I am able to show whatever is on my iPad/iPhone screen and beam it up to a big-screen TV or a projector. I believe, at its relatively low price point of $100, any Apple fan should own one. In terms of the classroom, it can be a powerful tool for supporting your teaching. Teachers can benefit from being able to roam around the classroom and beam up multiple devices."
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instaGrok is an intelligent visual search engine and interactive learning tool that collects content and displays it in the form of a cloud of related words. The tool is very appealing because it offers a variety of multimedia features to meet the unique learning needs of students.
"The developer of the first massive open online course sees value in learning through personal connections, just as members of his Mennonite community did when he was a child."
Jim Lerman's insight:
An informative portrait of Siemens, one of the world's leading independent thinkers and doers regarding technology applied to education. Article describes his new role as head of a Gates foundation-supported initiative to study specific questions regarding MOOCs, particularly what their strengths may be.
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Teachers in Virginia, as well as students, will be able to create their own interactive content for mobile devices, tablets and more using the platform EduWidgets, the Virginia Department of Education announced Monday. Among other things, the platform would allow users to create graphs, sequences, timelines and images to support classroom instruction. The state also is making a virtual astronomy course available.
You’re in the midst of a 1-to-1 iPad implementation and are looking for successful models and others with whom you can collaborate. Check out these options on the Common Sense Media website. You'll find many additional resources on their site as well.