Students are currently enjoying the last gasps of summertime in most countries right now. They’re outside, engaging in social activities, and constantly on the move. So what would happen if these students were thrown into a slow-moving and old-fashioned classroom? The students would get distracted, disconnected, and feel lost...
Hey there, dear parents and teachers. I compiled almost 40 free iPad spelling Apps for your kids and mine too! I wanna have this documented or saved in this post so that I can go back easily if I need to find them again.
In an effort to NOT see only apps and to turn the focus on pedagogy and the iPad as a LEARNING and THINKING tool, I am continuing to try to bring attention to apps THROUGH THE LENS of Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and 21st Century Skills and Literacies.
I came across this great e-book from RM education today that is full of realistic lesson ideas about using the iPad in the classroom. It covers all key learning areas and is definitely worth the free download. ENJOY!
If you’re considering iPads (or really any device purchase), give your due diligence and take a look at the following cases. I went through each of these cases and tried to ascertain the biggest takeaways. Hope they help you in your journey to iPad implementation!
It’s the traveller’s curse: You’ve journeyed far from home, and you’re ready to experience all it has to offer. But in this unfamiliar town, street signs look like hieroglyphics, the waiter at the local restaurant doesn’t understand your dinner order, and you have no idea where you should start exploring or how to get there.
Luckily, your smartphone knows how to do all that for you.
An article detailing the VAK learning model (Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic) and how relevant it is to mobile learning. It discusses popular web learning services, as well as the debate surrounding the VAK model.
Science can be a struggle for many students, especially those who do not have logical/mathematical brains. Start off the school year by directing your students toward apps that will make science a little easier.
More children than ever before are being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 88 children are identified with the disorder. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.
In order to help educators integrate iPads effectively, we have compiled a list of apps focused on learning goals consistent with the CRCD framework. While many of these apps have also appeared in our iPads in the Classroom section, this list is driven by specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments.
While many schools may already have an Apple VPP program already in place, I know a number of teachers will also be purchasing the apps themselves. Therefore, I will do my best to include both a pay & free app for each objective.