Teachers really like the ability to display their iPad or their students' iPads on a projector screen. Projecting on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are several ways this can be done in the classroom.
The Los Angeles public school district's troubled iPad rollout has been billed as a security fail, but experienced educators say that locking down iPads isn't the answer. Here are some suggestions on "the right way to bring iPads to schools"!
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
Creating designs with words can be a great way to reinforce spelling , learning of new words and describing a theme or topics. Students can create their own designs and use them to decorate the classroom. here are 4 great apps which allow you to design using words in different ways.
Apple has finally realized that kids using its devices need their own section in its app store. Alongside the recent introduction of iOS7, Apple has quietly rolled in a new category in its app store dedicated to app selections curated by Apple editorial staff. Parents and teachers now can have a reliable place where they can access a wide variety of apps particularly geared towards young learners.
The graphic outlines the different steps teachers and educators can follow to apply SAMR model to iPad apps used in the classroom. " This graphic is not intended to be an exhaustive list but it will give you an idea of how you can integrate the SAMR Model into your teaching and learning.
These toddler apps for the fun educational aspects but also the quirky funky animals that the developers have created to get the little ones engaged. These are examples of good quality apps coupled with a great design aesthetic.
Snap! Digital Reading Program is a set of interactive leveled books that can be printed, viewed on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, interactive whiteboards or classroom computer. All of the books in the program have been developed to help teachers meet requirements in the Common Core Standards in vocabulary and comprehension through the use of direct instruction, close reading, modeling, guided and independent practice, and text-dependent questioning.
Technology can be used to support any subject and technology to support creative writing is one such area. Here are some favourite but often overlooked sites and tools as well as some staples for inspiration, creation and publication and they work just as well in primary as they do secondary education.
Creating books on the iPad doesn’t seem like the first thing you might do with one of the popular little tablets, but it’s really quite capable of doing so provided you’re not trying to write the next great novel.
In a nutshel, think about SAMR model as a blueprint scaffolding your technology integration into education. It is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your classroom. This framework is made up of 4 levels:
Oh no. This is an iPad; there’s no command+z. But… there is an undo button. With the traditional keyboard up, tap the “.?123″ button to bring up the secondary keyboard. There, on the left is the “undo” button.
Word clouds-It is the best way to deconstruct a piece of text with students. It lets you start that conversation about language, text types, literacy and the power of the written word. It is also a great way to do a text analysis. Marco Torres talks about using them to compare two political speeches to analyse the types of words each of the candidates use but this idea would work just as easily with characters in a book, types of poems or even a series of artists you are studying.
These are iPad apps that can help you and your students in your research and classroom projects. They are also important elements in the digital toolkit of a life long learner. They are reference apps and range from dictionary apps to encyclopedia and search engine apps. All of these apps are popular and have been around for quite some time now.