While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
http://goo.gl/0rpEK - Amazing iPad - 34/30 and iPad application that is extremely useful for productivity. Using this application would be very useful in my classroom to time your lesson plan. The designers or the developers of this application have created a very useful and well-designed application.
The idea behind this is that you give yourself a timed period of focus work. At the end of this period you are rewarded with abreak of however long you choose before starting the next session of work.
Or you could use this application to aportion time available to get a job done. You allocate periods of time to various parts of the job and let the timer tell you when you should be moving onto the next section. You get very visual feedback from the application to tell you where you are timewise and you also get the timer to tell you exactly what time you will be finished the set of tasks.
"We all know how traditional book reports work: read a book, then write a summary to prove you read the book. I have had to drag them out of my students in the past and can relate because teachers had to drag them out of me.
So what is a Book Trailer? It’s simply an advertisement for a book. Like a movie trailer, it highlights story elements without giving everything away to entice your interest."
A free book that looks at iOS6 for the iPad. Jac de Haan states that this is a "bare-bones intro to iPad & iOS 6 for my students – just enough to get comfortable with basic iPad use and get organized." The book is geared to middle and high school students, with a focus on iOS productivity apps and basic troubleshooting. It is available for free in the iTunes store. To go directly to the book in iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/student-guide-to-ipads-ios/id570579620?mt=11.
Though embarrassingly popular, the iPad is in its relative infancy in terms of classroom application. Worldwide, educators are bringing Apple's tablet into their learning environments and experimenting, establishing…...
How do you choose the best app for your classroom? Check out this great post from Tony Vincent on LearningHand, sharing his own rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps and other rubric resources.
"As we traveled further down our path toward iPads, we decided that since we were introducing a new device and going 1:1 as a school, there were pockets of information that our students and teachers needed to know right away to help us get started on the right foot. "
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