"I searched all summer for a fun Back-to-School activity. Well. . . unfortunately I couldn't find anything!! So, I have been racking my brain to come up with something exciting for Open House. This is when my kids will find out who their teacher will be for the year, and they will also find out that we will have 30 iPads in our classroom!! Yay! I decided to incorporate the QR scans and create an Open House Scavenger Hunt to give the parents and kids the information needed to begin the new school year. As the students arrived, there was an iPad and the first page of the scavenger hunt on their desk. They were instructed to work through the scavenger hunt with the help of their parents. Here is what I created:"
"As a teacher librarian it is my role to evaluate and recommend resources of any sort to support high quality teaching and learning. So I began to read blogs about apps for education, I listened to individual recommendations, I uploaded and trialled hundreds of apps over the year but only passed on a handful to specific teachers. I began to question the quality of educational apps available (most seemed like gimicks, games or had limited use). Were we expecting too much too soon? I decided I needed to use a different approach."
"Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school. For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies."
"Everywhere you look the focus is on back to school. This review is geared to help spread the word about some incredible new apps that may help your child brush up and get prepared for what lies ahead of them this school year. "
There is a lot to like about the iPad when it comes to using them in the classroom. It’s light and fast. It turns on instantly. The battery lasts all day. Best of all, it’s about half the price of a...
"As global learning continues, I will be having a Google Hangout with some great teachers from the Racine School District. These teachers are moving full speed ahead implementing iPads. I would like to share five learning experiences from the past year."
"Vito Technology today is happy to announce a new update of their award winning solar system model for iPhone and iPad. Highly praised by parents and teachers all over the world and featured in Apple’s Back to School selection, Solar Walk now comes with new information, making it the most comprehensive interactive solar system model on the AppStore."
"If you’re looking to deploy iPads in education, you may think that it’s just a matter of expense and storage. Those things are big, but they’re not the biggest problems you’ll face. In fact, this is one of those situations where money is the least of your troubles."
"One of the best things about using an iPad is the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts celebrate these apps.mThis week’s pick is Pic Collage, an app dedicated to helping you make collages on your iPad. Here’s a slice of its App Store introduction and a list of key features:"