We all have seen those websites that score different readability levels of written passages. Readability_Score.com is one such site. They work like this: You copy some text, paste it into the box, and...
"The Educational and Mobile Learning site highlighted a great step by step iPad task tutorial by the folks over at iSupport. They outline five tasks http://bit.ly/1i54yMl that “every modern teacher” should be able to do and use in their classrooms.
It’s a great list:
A PDFA presentationAn interactive bookA podcastA movie
I really like how they put together an easy way to see how using iPad tools can lead kids through low level to high levels of thinking and doing.
But the list isn’t comprehensive. And it might start past the point where some teachers are right now.
So I’ve added five extra iPad basic skills that I think every teacher using iPads needs to have:"
"The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. Yesterday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade students. Today’s list features apps for grades six through eight. "
"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words. I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"
Let the child touch the TV remote and you know that's their first brush with technology. Children take to technology like fish take to water. Even as debates rage over how much technology we should let our children use, it comes down to one inescapable fact that the society of today and tomorrow is totally…
We’ve mused in the past on the kinds of things teachers might be expected to do with technology in the classroom, what they should be able to do with an iPad (assuming they have iPads),
We’ve talked about the elements of a digital classroom, ways to share large files, and store and share files on the iPad as well.
The following infographic from dailygenius.com makes sense, then, in that context of being able to sketch out what might be required of a digitally-savvy and competent teacher. (You can give dailygenius a follow on twitter as well.)
Prominent examples of transmedia for young adults include the related book and app Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral (Penguin, 2012), a mystery about star-crossed teenage lovers told primarily through images—letters, photographs, and texts—which readers can manipulate in the app version. For those who seek it, Chopsticks videos and music clips are available on YouTube. Another example is Andrea J. Buchanan’s Gift (Open Road Integrated Media, 2012), a multimedia young adult novel about Danielle, a high school sophomore with a secret power. It has features such as a soundtrack, illustrations, a companion Minecraft “build-your-own-world” application, and Danielle’s journal.
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