Taking an online course can be an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several key techniques you can employ to humanize your online courses and thus improve the learning experience as well as success and retention rates.
"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.
The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."
"The app store is loaded with options that allow students to create content on their iPads. From comic strip creators to mind maps, video editing and publishing, screencasting & digital books, the options for individual student creation are expanding.
However, collaboration between students is often a critical component of any classroom activity or project and increasingly there are options available that allow for collaborative efforts across iPads.
Below are six ways to support collaboration between student iPads that cover the spectrum of creation options that range from text to digital storytelling to video creation."
In previous posts, I’ve shown you how to find the best apps for kids and games for kids on the App Store. Now let’s take a look at how and where to find Apple’s collections of top recommended movies and TV shows for kids in iTunes. These media showcases -- unlike Apps for Kids and Games for Kids -- provide straightforward age guidance for kids ages 2 to 13. Woo-whew!
"My iPad2 was my constant companion throughout my PGCE course, much to the amusement of my peers. I found it a great way to take notes an pictures, and of course to use social media to keep up with colleagues and news."
"Educating kids about fire safety prevents fires and saves lives. AAA Restoration Company designed the AAA Coloring app to teach children important fire safety tips. AAA Coloring is available for free downloading in the iTunes App Store. http://ow.ly/esw2g ; "