"Last night while I was watching the total lunar eclipse " Blood Moon", it dawned on me to compile a list of iPad apps that students can use to learn more about space. Of course there are no better apps to recommend than NASA's. I have gone through all the apps NASA offers and picked out for you the ones below. Have a look and share with your colleages."
"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
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Times of India iPad app celebrates James Joyce's short story Times of India DUBLIN: "Snow was general all over Ireland," the noted Irish stage actor Barry McGovern intones while reading the famous line from James Joyce's "The Dead" in a free app...
These days, students can walk into a classroom and use their tablet or smartphone as the AR device to trigger to original content made on movie-making software and posted to YouTube, leading to an immediate and immersive learning experience.
Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn't delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more ...
"You can give children access to storybooks with these free iPad apps. In this list you will see eReader platforms that include picture books and chapter books – some even let students create their own! Whether you are using your iPad during a whole class read aloud, small group instruction, or sending kids off to read or write independently, you are sure to find something on this list that meets the needs of your students."
When the iPad first launched it was pegged squarely as a media consumption device. To create professional art and design, you'd still need a fully-fledged laptop or desktop system running a full-fat operating system like Mac OS or Windows.
Launched in 2008, the iTunes App Store and its wealth of tools has become an important resource in the world of digital journalism (This is a great list: 12 Must-Have Apps for Journalists: http://t.co/Z2nJltGL9T...
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Alison Hewett's insight:
'Ipads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments.
Features: Feed the head; Where's my water; RoomBreak; Cross fingers free; Doodle fit; Jelly car; Geared for Ipad (and there I was thinking Jelly Car was just another game). Might be useful to explore these - we need to find fun apps that kids think are games that are appropriate for recreational use on their tablets.
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