Here a MOOC. There a MOOC. Everywhere a MOOC MOOC!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:00 PM
Knewton 100 5th Avenue
249 EdTech Innovators Attending
While there has been a lot of turmoil across the K-20 education space, little has spread so rapidly as MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses). Seen as a financial saving grace for some, and the death of quality education to others, everyone is picking a side. We want to talk with the organizations making these courses as well as the universities gr...
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"The two above images are good examples of purposeful thinking about iPad usage in schools.
One, a screenshot of an oft-used tool known as 'iPad As.. by edtechteacher.org', focuses on what the iPad can be used for and provides links to various apps that can be utilised for those functions. It goes without saying that it is a very useful website for schools thinking about iPads. It provides nutshell explanations of a number of apps that relate to each iPad as… category as well as pricing. It’s a good introduction into the functionality of the iPad that counteracts the misconception of iPad as consumption NOT creation tool.
The other, The Padagogy Wheel, is one of many variations on applying Bloom’s Taxonomy of skills to iPad apps. It develops from the general learning action verbs/skills we want our students to acquire to technology based activities that relate to these skills and finally to a selection of apps that can support this development."
Hey, teacher! Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox that you can fill to help you be an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant.
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