"How exactly does the technology we use to read change the way we read? How reading on screens differs from reading on paper is relevant not just to the youngest among us, but to just about everyone who reads—to anyone who routinely switches between working long hours in front of a computer at the office and leisurely reading paper magazines and books at home; to people who have embraced e-readers for their convenience and portability, but admit that for some reason they still prefer reading on paper; and to those who have already vowed to forgo tree pulp entirely. As digital texts and technologies become more prevalent, we gain new and more mobile ways of reading—but are we still reading as attentively and thoroughly? How do our brains respond differently to onscreen text than to words on paper? Should we be worried about dividing our attention between pixels and ink or is the validity of such concerns paper-thin?"
Listly List - Book Creator apps for the iPad - Scribble Press - $3.99, Shutterfly Photo Story- FREE, Picturebook - FREE, Bamboo Paper - FREE, Picturebook: School Edition - $3.99, StoryBuddy 2 - $2.99, Paper by FiftyThree - FREE, Mooklet - FREE, My Story - $3.99, Express Books - FREE, TinyTap - FREE, Book Creator- $4.99, Scribble My Story - FREE, StoryKit - FREE, and Story Creator - FREE
"A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, at the beginning of the year so you know they are here if you want to try something new during your literacy or math block. All of the centers can be done using one or two iPads at the center and are actual centers that my students used last year. I hope you find them useful or they spark new ideas to try with your students."
5500 iPads in student hands Beloit Daily News Second grade teachers Valerie Johnson and Renita Garner have used iPads in their classrooms to produce a math rap music video, create biographies, conduct research and to individualize learning for each...
"iPad Educators is a great website with the tagline "Redefining Teaching, From Dubia to the World." The website is run by four educators and is non-commercial, which is great because their app reviews are not paid for by the app developers (as I have discovered, many app review sites get paid to write their reviews). iPad Educators also has featured articles and interviews with iPad educators."
Eweclid is a series of fun and educational game apps for kids to work on various skills. You have Eweclid for math (Free today) and K-5 Spelling a personalised educational spelling game designed for use at-school, at-home, and in home-schooling.
Jim Harmon's insight:
I've not tried this yet, but while it's free, might be worth a grab and test with kids...
April 12, 2014 With the widespread of cloud storage apps comes the convenience of being able to access your stored files and documents on the go, anywhere, anytime. Besides aggregating all your data...
Toontastic is a creative learning tool that empowers kids to create, learn, and share ideas through play. From Digital Storytelling to Math Facts, teachers around the World are using Toontastic and sharing their best practices through #LaunchpadEDU.
Just because a news outlet says this doesn't make it accurate over the long term. Kids brains have changed compared to most parents and teachers, and more research needs to be done. The last time studies to depth were conducted was a lifetime ago.
Using Google Drive, teachers and students can exchange digital work seamlessly. Teachers create and share (view only) a folder or class...
Jim Harmon's insight:
Simplify distribution of class resources & student submissions: Google Drive Workflow Solution: includes video of student iPad interface and teacher desktop interface. Great for colloborative writing on the iPad.
On the invention of pagination. (RT @TheAtlantic: The invention of the page number: How pagination was born http://t.co/dNX4qkvj83)
Jim Harmon's insight:
I have to admit struggling with the pagination issue when I began to adopt digital texts in my classroom. My intuition as a digital immigrant makes teaching with digital texts an experience outside of my comfort zone.