That about sums it up...However as a teacher spends more time with the iPad and is able to use it as tool to help extend the walls of the classroom, and sees how students collaborate, problem solve, and create the teacher realizes that the iPad is just a tool and it is how he/she uses it in class that will make all the difference in the world. Kinda like IWB; once upon a time if you had an IWB in your classroom regardless of how it was being used one thought they were effectively integrating technology in the curriculum. Now many classrooms do not have IWB because they are not student centered!
"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"
Change the Equation aligns corporate efforts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to ensure that they add up to real, measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of U.S.
Using the iPad would make the research, peer editting process, and revising process easier. Most students that enjoy writing do not enjoy the revise, editting process. The use of the iPad definately streamlines the writing process!
A new day has arrived for dyslexic and LD students where apps have been created to support the challenges that they have on a daily basis in school. Here is the "Top Ten apps" (with links to iTunes) for them to get started.
While some teachers want to remove all digital distractions from the classroom, others say Generation M’s biggest challenges — like giving schoolwork undivided attention — require learninga new set of behaviors that need to be taught and modeled. Besides, tasks like online research, communicating with teachers and other students, and sharing ideas and divvying up work online are mandatory parts of doing school work. So the question for educators is: what to do about it?
I developed this quiz with members of my personal learning network (found at end of post) to get students thinking about their digital footprint. The quiz was created at the request of high school students I spoke with who thought the creation of a such a quiz could lead to a smart conversation about ways students can update their digital footprint so that it is one that leads to college and career success.
Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, an org that specializes in project-based curriculum, and a collaborator with Abeo School Cha (RT @joedale: Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR ...
challengebasedlearning.org is a social networking site for educators and students interested in Challenge Based Learning (CBL). Find other educators interested in CBL, propose challenges and share solutions.
The investigation shows that almost all objectives, teaching tasks and concepts of thecurriculum can be promoted with the aid of tablet computers. Nevertheless, a lot ofprerequisites in terms of hardware and software are required for a successful integration of tablets. In addition, there are some drawbacks, such as the lack of teacher training and slower text production.