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"Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible. Many national parks and museums have apps designed for onsite visitors. These navigational tools are also great for classrooms who can't make the trip. In fact, a variety of free apps can be used as virtual field trips so that children can travel the world from your classroom!"
As an educator that works with our future teachers (pre-service students) I am always on the lookout for great visuals connecting Blooms Taxonomy with learning and technology. In this case, the wheel shared in Allan's blog post will be a great example. After all, 83% of learning is visual.
Need ideas for dealing with current issues in the primary classroom? This website illustrates how DeBono's Six Thinking Hats help students to think critically about a media report about Refugees. The website was created by Alicia Rankine, a preservice primary teacher at the University of Sydney.
"Here are the main apps I suggest for storytelling. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are apps for creating stories in various ways and others are apps I would use to help kids plan out a story. I have listed them in the order of importance for my classroom. I think the first 10 on the list are a must have for all elementary classrooms."
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