iPad, this mystic gadget that has been making the news since its launch a few years ago, has now secured a strong foothold inside different educational settings. Its sharp design, practical portability, and the sublime sense of mobile gadgetry it bestows upon its users and, above all, its widespread among learners , all of these factors combined made this tablet an indispensable tool in the learning toolkit of students.
In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."
New Research Asks: Does Blended Learning Boost Algebra Scores? MindShift (blog) RAND conducted a national two-year randomized trial to determine whether a blended learning curriculum developed by Carnegie Learning, Inc.
"Green screen is one of the best learning tools in our learning commons. Our students are really making their learning come alive by recording video using the green screen.
DoInk has just released a new Green Screen App for the iPad. It is an easy to use App that allows you create green screen in one shot, rather than edit it using iMovie or another video editing application."
BYOD (and its initialistic cousin, BYOT), 1:1, and other trends are symbolic of (at least) three things:
1. Schools, teachers, and students want technology in the classroom
2. Technology is expensive
3. Schools are looking for solutions
The following excellent graphic from byodsandpit.weebly.com offers a plan to begin guiding your school towards a BYOD policy or plan that works for you. In that way, it is better than copy/pasting another school or district’s policy, making sure whatever you come up with is, at worst, personalized for your application."
by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback Whether or not the feedback is just “there” to be grasped or offered by another person, all the examples highlight seven key characteristics of...