Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong GeekDad (blog) Taking notes during class? Topic-focused study? A consistent learning environment? All are exactly opposite of the best strategies for learning.
"Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process? Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, turn in.
It’s all about engagement. I’ve heard things like a child’s attention span, in minutes, is equal to their age in years. That’s so not true. If children are engaged in something, they’ll spend hours on it. We have a 6-year-old grandchild who will spend hours working on Legos or Tinkertoys because she’s got something in her mind that she wants to build, and she’ll do it. If children aren’t paying attention, it’s not because of a decreased attention span—it’s because they aren’t given tasks that honor their dominant ways of learning.
Book creator has probably been the app I have used most, in my teaching, with pupils and in my training. The blank canvas aspect means it can be used across the whole curriculum and the addition of the pen tool in the last few weeks has added to that.
We use Showbie at school for pupils to share their work, including books made with Book Creator from the iPads and home to the teachers for assessment. Recently, we have used both the Pen Tool and Record feature to give feedback on the pupils' eBooks. The pupils send their books using Showbie and the teacher opens them up on his/her iPad. They can then annotate with their voice, pen and text. The book can then be sent back to the pupils using Showbie. The pupil can either change the original book and delete the annotated one or change the annotated book and delete the original.
The screenshot shows a book of a Science experiment. The teacher can annotate with arrows but also add audio feedback. All elements of Book Creator can be deleted so the pupil can restore any annotated book to the original.
This is obviously not a new idea but the pen tool has certainly made this quicker in a widely used app such as Book Creator.
"Google Drive on the iPad provide teachers and students an effective way of accessing, organising, sharing and providing feedback on student work.
In the following slides an effective workflow is proposed with examples. View the slides for step by step instructions or download it as a PDF. http://organising%20your%20ipad%20classroom%20with%20google%20drive/
@ashleyhurley, a Literacy and Professional Development Specialist, recently made my day when she shared the Understanding the Technology Adoption Curve in Education poster on twitter—sparking some great conversation around driving technology adoption, and prompting us to do a post on this much-loved free resource!
The How to Motivate Your Students in the Classroom Infographic features 10 ways to get students motivated. (The How to Motivate Your Students in the Classroom Infographic features 10 ways to get students motivated.
For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance. This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them.
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