A"The following activity was my first successful attempt at using QR Codes in the classroom. You can use QR Codes in many ways but I specifically wanted to use them to capture the voices of my students explaining imaginary people they created."
"So you want to be able to create and access your digital portfolios on the go. There are apps that allows you to do that and some of don't cost a dime. There is also the possibility to work on your digital portfolios on Google Drive, in fact EdTech did a great video tutorial on how to use Drive as a portfolio solution in your iPad classroom. Below are some of the good apps you can try on your iPad to create digital portfolios and as always if you know about another good app to add to the list, please share with us in the comment form below. Enjoy"
"The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."
This is a great collection of open ended apps for students to demonstrate their learning. I'm particularly interested in the last one, in which students can create puzzles to demonstrate their learning and then others can play them!
""In Google we trust."That may very well be the motto of today's young online users, a demographic group often dubbed the "digital natives" due their apparent tech-savvy. Having been born into a world where personal computers were not a revolution, but merely existed alongside air conditioning, microwaves and other appliances, there has been (a perhaps misguided) perception that the young are more digitally in-tune with the ways of the Web than others.
That may not be true, as it turns out. A new study coming out of Northwestern University, discovered that college students have a decided lack of Web savvy, especially when it comes to search engines and the ability to determine the credibility of search results. Apparently, the students favor search engine rankings above all other factors. The only thing that matters is that something is the top search result, not that it's legit."
Launching our fourth issue of the AvatarGeneration iPad magazine, we focus on using popular culture in education, and give our readers hints, tips and links to the most innovative popular cultural resources on the web for teachers.
In a world exposed to ICT from primary school level in most cases, these are a very disadvantaged lot that would naturally go into the job market that is marked by computer trained graduates that have learnt to do most of their things on ...