"I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith(@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Afterwards I was checking out Holly’s stuff and came across her great introduction to iPads in Classrooms. I checked with Holly and she was keen I do one of my visual representations of the ideas. So here it is, my visual, albeit briefer introduction for teachers who just got iPads:"
April 24, 2014 In her spectacular TED Talk " Gaming can make a better world" researcher and game developer Dr. Jane McGonigal talked about four important features that make gamers spend a tremendous...
Successful iPad Integration in Preschool Literacy Instruction Reading Today Online For the successful integration of iPads, teachers need to be knowledgeable about possible sets of educational apps and the affordances of each for preschool literacy...
"Here are 5 apps to get you started on your math app journey. I encourage you to do your own research and find out more about each one of these apps and see if they are a good fit for you and your teaching style."
I've got two apps for anyone that has to give tests in the classroom - of course I'm talking about written tests not musical ones the students have to play/sing. FIRST APP The first one is called Test Producer.
Richard Lawler's insight:
...okay, so it's a bit "A" in SAMR, but sometimes this kind of thing is useful!!!
April , 2014 The educational use of iPad spans different key academic areas from knowledge management and distribution to content creation and curation. iPad is analogous to a Swiss knife in that it...
"Looking for some opportunities to expand your knowledge and grow professionally? The two apps below are some you should definitely consider checking. Both of these apps grants you free access to courses and educational content from the world's leading universities."
“Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle it and use it to experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, it's us under the microscope. But there's a trend in design toward video games that build social skills and encourage players to reflect on themselves and their relationships. Here are a few games that do just that.”
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
"Learning how to write a computer program is a lot like learning a new language. There are nouns, verbs, and sentences. With far fewer words than a spoken language, it may be easier too. A student of languages can pick it up just as quickly as a student of math. To help, here are a set of tools that teach computer programming."
148Apps The Story Behind Grammar Girl's Grammar Pop and the Quest to Make Learning ... 148Apps That's part of the reason why recent educational app, Grammar Pop HD, garnered such a positive review from us last week.
While there are so many iPad apps that deliver content, I think the one of the best uses for technology in education is to make something with what you're learning. This might include producing a video, authoring a digital book ...
This years’ BETT show (British Education and Training Technology - the UK equivalent of ISTE or TCEA) presented a dizzying range speakers and exhibitors, and it was set against some interesting changes in UK education… To name a few, the national...
April 22, 2014 In a fast-paced world where information travels at the speed of light, note taking skills can make all the difference between effective and ineffective learning. Students can perform...
Richard Lawler's insight:
There's a new dimension that can be added... a number of apps these days allow you to record audio alongside your notes, so the ability to listen, pick out a keyword to "tag" your audio so that you can playback the audio at that point is a pretty important skill, too, I think.
“Providing a device for every student doesn’t require a huge staff or an impossible amount of funding — and you don’t have to figure out everything before you’ve begun. But it does call for vision, planning and commitment, as these experts will attest.”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)