7.00 am: Woken by fancy chime and skyscraper illumination on iPad. Switch off and go back to sleep. 7.15 am: Woken by beeping Angry Bird effect and grudgingly get up for school. Head down to breakf...
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If you think that iPods are used just for listening to music, you obviously haven't been keeping up with the latest technology. To find out about the many different ways you can transform your iPod into a learning device, check out our list below.
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Interesting point is that Belinda as an ICT teacher has an ipad and laptop and still needs both at this time. Some teachers may get away with just an ipad. Excellent discussion on mobile classrooms. Posted by Miss Lowans at ...
Often teachers might have set a written task for pupils which has to be completed in a specific timescale of a timetabled unit of time. “Write a story in the next 50 minutes!”
In order to help ensure the pupil concentrates on quality of writing, rather than on writing purely to meet the target of a set number of words, this tool is designed to slow down, and help the pupil focus on an aspect of language in each sentence, with the random nature of the tool providing an element of fun.
Finding free interactive resources to teach about the human body is not an easy task. I have received several emails from some teachers asking for websites they can use to teach about the human body parts and its anatomy. I am sorry that I am late a little bit but I have been really really busy .
The following links below are what you will need to share with your students and let them enjoy the huamn body through interactive imaging, games, exercises and more. Enjoy.
Gone are the days when planning and thinking were done mainly by pen and paper.Technology have made it pretty much easier to think in different other ways. Free mind mapping , brainstorming and concept mapping applications are ubiquitous online and more and more teachers are using them . The 21st century education is based , on a large part of it, on the visual output.
The benefits of graphic organizers in education
- Teachers can use graphic organizers to engage visual learners and help them organize their thoughts
- Graphic organizers help students make powerful connections between ideas and concepts
- They help students develop their convergent thinking by providing a framework for the development of new ideas through analysis, reflection and display.
- They also help students promote their divergent thinking by using such techniques as brianstorming to generate ideas.
- They can be used for developing vocabulary skills and improve reading, writing and communication skills.
- Students can easily learn new concepts and think in new novel ways using graphic organizers
- They help students focus on connections rather than words
- Finally , graphic organizers can help both teachers and students develop creative and critical thinking skills.
Coffs Harbour Public School: 5M had to select and review either the Epic Citadel or Minecraft app for iPad on Thursday. Some students chose Epic Citadel but most chose the Minecraft app with many of the students experiencing it for the first time. They initially spent time exploring the app before writing their review.
"I'm adding a new plank to my KA [Khan Academy] platform: no teacher or administrator should use or support the use of Khan Academy videos without watching the first episode of Mystery Teacher Theater 2000 or MTT2K. (Tip of my hat to Dan Meyer for leading me to this story.)
"The two teachers systematically dissect the video, noting a variety of missteps. There are a few unquestionable errors of mathematics..."
"Coffey and Golden are probably most savage when Khan makes these outright mistakes, but I think the true fuel of their satire is their broader critique of Khan's approach. Khan teaches students to memorize a small set of procedural rules for dealing with multiplying negative numbers, with essentially zero effort expended to explain conceptually what the symbolic manipulations represent. In fact, in the final minute of the video, Khan says verbatim, "In your own time, think about why these rules apply."
In Just 11 Minutes a Day You Will Know EVERYTHING you want to do with your iPad. This ARE the BEST Video Lessons that will Fit Your Time Schedule.Easy-to-follow, step-by-step, tap-by-tap video instructions.
Prezi Viewer for iPad enables users to view and present your prezis anywhere, anytime … You can touch navigate, revise, and download your presentations for offline viewing. Note: To use Prezi, teachers and students will ...