Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.
now that you're interested in infusing technology in the students daily routine, you'll need ways to assess their work. Expect to modify for your classroom, but the rubrics found here will provide you with many ideas, and ways to begin the assessment of technology presentations and products
Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world
tom jackson's insight:
this is interesting in the way you create your message for students, or students explain their premise and understanding to you. Still images or video is imported and and voice over to explain purpose or meaning allow for the message to be communicated both visually and verbally.
Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos. Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags. Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.
Providing timely and effective feedback on student work is a critical component to any classroom. As students increasingly operate and create in a digital environment, emerging tools provide unique new opportunities for teachers to provide feedback on both written work and video projects. Feedback on Written Work With the increased adoption of Google Apps …
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.
tom jackson's insight:
If you are using PowerPoint this may be an interesting way to capture student beliefs about content or process. Post the slide, insert the poll, and students vote using mobile technology or computers. something to note, have them all vote, watch for the counter to increment (bottom right), wait, and then advance one slide and your results will display
Blogs may be great educational tools and they give students complete freedom to publish content on the web, but if you don’t know how to effectively implement them into the classroom, they’re only as good as wadded up balls of paper in the trash.