"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."
I made a “Mystery Calendar” for October. I found a list of historical people and events from October here, and chose 4 of them. Then, I used iMovie to create short videos that gave clues about each one. Because I have a Mac at home, I had a bit of trouble finding a good calendar template for the iWorks suite, but I finally landed on a good template for Numbers here.
"Teachers across the nation are already tweeting class lesson plans and hosting guest speakers in Google Hangouts.
However, many teachers are looking for more ways to engage their students on social media platforms. Enter a new generation of video apps that make it easy for teachers and students alike to not only communicate in the social media realm but create in it too.
Here are 6 easy apps that you and your students can use to supplement presentations, film multimedia reports and engage with one another at a level not possible in 140 characters."
"It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that "just works" has some type of code that makes it run. Coding (a.k.a. programming) is all around us. That's why all the cool kids are coding . . . or should be. Programming is not just the province of pale twenty-somethings in skinny jeans, hunched over three monitors, swigging Red Bull. Not any more! The newest pint-sized coders have just begun elementary school."
"But being connected isn’t just for socializing; it’s a life skill. When untrained students get online, they treat academic writing online as if it were social media. They write sloppily and don't think of hyperlinking. If they do, it is often a long pasted link instead of a contextual link. In this connected world, there are invisibly disconnected kids, disconnected from the knowledge they need to be successful."
The lustre of iPad is still shining so bright in the sky of educational circles. Now with the introduction of new Apple iOS7 it seems like we are embarking on a new enjoyable experience with iPad not...
"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
Creating designs with words can be a great way to reinforce spelling , learning of new words and describing a theme or topics. Students can create their own designs and use them to decorate the classroom. here are 4 great apps which allow you to design using words in different ways.
"Further recognition of the massive adoption of iPad by so many schools around the world, Apple have just launched two new sections on their iPad App Store. One section is aimed at teachers and parents with apps for the children, broken down in to different age groups and learning activities. "
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