"It’s only been a few months, but I’ve already noticed some drastic changes in our classroom when the iPads roll in…. I’ve labeled these Top-10 phenomena as being The iPad Effect, as they seem to occur every Tuesday and Thursday…."
"There is no end to the uses of the iPad in education. I’ve discussed that ad nauseum on this blog. As a learning tool, it has the potential to make a great positive change to learning. The only problem is Apple designed it for individual use. Schools are designed for ( or budgeted for) shared use. Conventional wisdom is for iPad use to occur in a 1:1 or BYOD Environment. In the best case scenario, I wholeheartedly agree. Unfortunately, financial realities will often dictate that sharing is the only viable option if we want our students to enjoy the benefits of the iPad. It can be done effectively – I’ve shared my thoughts early in the year about the pros and cons of shared iPads – but doesn’t happen without some time consuming workarounds. What follows is my take on the pains (and remedies) of sharing iPads in a rather large Primary (elementary) school."
This is a great video site showing the life and careers of famous scientists. Find out about Richard Feynman, Rosalind Franklin, Gregor Mendel and even Mister Spock in interviews with scientists in their field today.
An amazing set of resources to explore the world's oceans in a 3D virtual environment. Swim with killer whales or drift along and watch sea turtles cruise by. You can even complete missions, including exploring the deepest place in the oceans.
"Securing those expensive iPads should be one of the biggest things being discussed on sites like Edudemic every day. But it’s not. Lucky for us, the folks at Intellerum offered us some important insight into the world of iPad, Netbook, and other device security. Long story short, there’s a lot you probably don’t know about."
"In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking."
"Animaps is een gratis online applicatie waarmee u allerlei bewegende elementen aan Google Maps kunt toevoegen. Zo kunt u een pictogram een route op de kaart laten afleggen en bij allerlei interessante punten op die route foto’s of teksten laten verschijnen. Op die manier kunt u bijvoorbeeld de voorgenomen vakantieroute aan uw reisgenoten presenteren. Natuurlijk kunt u dit gereedschap ook gebruiken om de thuisblijvers bij te praten over de wereldreis die u aan het maken bent of om na afloop uw reis te documenteren. Wilt u Animaps gebruiken voor educatieve doelen dan kan dat ook. Met bewegende lijnen of vormen kunt u bijvoorbeeld het verloop van een oorlog weergeven. Nieuwsgierig geworden? Dan snel aan de slag..."
Robin Good: If you are looking for a simple and free tool that allows you to create a favicon in zero-time with your favorite brand or acronym letters, give a look to OnlineIconMaker.
This free, ad-supported web-based service alows you to launch a free web app that allows you to easily customize your favicon, type your text in it, and select the colors and shadows you want to use.
The final file can be immediately downloaded as a .PNG or .ICO file. By downloading either version you get a .zip file containing your icon in five different resolutions: 16, 32, 64, 128 and 200 pixels.
The most accurate & FREE online duplicate content checker! Instantly find copies of your web page. Try now!
"This is a nice little tool. Simply whack in the URL of the page that you're interested in, and it will come back with a list of other pages out there which share a substantial amount of similar content. You can then highlight the offending page, see what it's copied and then go direct to the page to double check. I don't think it's quite as good as Copyscape, but it's worth looking at."
Appsakee is de nieuwe projectsite van KlasCement. KlasCement is de Vlaamse portaalsite voor en door het onderwijs die ook een Nederlandse versie kent: KlasCement.nl. Klascement bundelt op Appsakee alle informatie en lesmateriaal over educatieve apps.
This is a wonderful site and iPad app where you can create and watch video lessons. Make changes to your whiteboard screen, type text, record audio and add images from your computer or Dropbox to create an immersive lesson on any topic you choose. Then embed or share the link for others to view.
"Below is an awesome infographic shedding more light on the use of iPad in education.It provides some amazing facts about the potential of this mobile device in learning and reviews the reasons behind this growing popularity of iPad in the educational circles."
Vanuit het project Digikriebels wordt de Digibox gelanceerd op een Digitale Doedag in de basisschool Victor Carpentier. Met de Digibox kunnen ouders en kleuters samen allerlei digitale media ontdekken op school.