`In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Better Ways to Use Smartphones in Class http://ow.ly/lA1iY ; here is a new list of thirty-six additional ideas to help leverage the power of these tech gadgets in the learning environment. In this blog post, I have attempted to avoid any redundancies. Please join me in helping educators everywhere creatively use smartphones by contributing any overlooked uses and supportive responses via this survey."
Building better slideshows on your iPad Macworld (blog) So you've fine-tuned a collection of images in iPhoto for iOS—now you can create a polished slideshow with them by tapping the power of iMovie on your iPad.
"The term "flipping" comes from the idea of swapping homework for class work. Students typically are assigned the video-watching for homework, freeing up class time that used to be spent listening to lectures for hands-on activities and application of knowledge, which used to serve as homework.
"However, as most educators who have begun to use the technique are quick to say, there are a multitude of ways to "flip" a classroom. Some teachers assign a video for homework, while others allow students to watch those videos in class. Still others make videos for the lesson, but do not require students to watch them at all, giving students a variety of resources and allowing them to choose what they utilize to learn the required information.
"But just as the Khan Academy has recently come under fire from some in the education blogosphere for what critics say is flawed pedagogy, the flipped-classroom technique has also garnered criticism from some who believe that flipping is simply a high-tech version of an antiquated instructional method: the lecture."
I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. Hear me out. I know this statement sounds heretical in the realms of education, but I think this is something we should rethink, especially since it is so widely taught to pre-service teachers. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. But its organizing framework is dead wrong. Here’s why.
"iBooks Author is still making the news in the educational sphere. This is probably the first mobile app to be embraced wholly in education in such a short time since its release. After posting a simple and guided tutorial on how teachers can use the different services of iBooks Author , today I am sharing with you some hands-on examples of what students can actually do with it."
"As a student I loved looking at timelines in my social studies textbooks. As a history teacher I still love timelines. Timelines in a web browser or as a stand-alone app can offer students more information than a paper-based timeline. Recently, I spent a little time looking for free timeline apps to use on my iPad. While there are a lot of paid apps I didn't find too many free ones that I liked, but I did find three. Here are the three that I like."
Listly List - Best Mind-Mapping Apps - Mindjet for iPad, MindMeister for iPad, Mindjet for iPad By Mindjet LLC, KWHL Chart By Madshak Studio, MindGenius for iPad By MindGenius Ltd, MagicalPad By MagicalPad, DropMind® Lite| Free Mind Mapping & Brainstorming...
Data is incredibly important in the life of a 21st-century teacher. Our schools are evaluated based on student data. We are evaluated based on student data. And most importantly, our students’ achievement is measured in student data.
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"I've been using Evernote for a while and I usually hear that most people have no idea how to use it on their iPad or why they should use it. I thought I would create a little book that walks people through using Evernote on their iPad."
"It is very easy to find a list of recommended apps for general or subject specific use. However, one of the iPads greatest strengths is its ability to help personalise learning for all. The following ideas are only a snapshot of the potential of the iPad when addressing the needs of each student (soldier)."