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Using the iPad with the writing process

Using the iPad with the writing process | Languages, Learning & Technology | Scoop.it

[Excerpt]: "’ve been working with teachers who are developing the writing process in an attempt to motivate their boy writers. We have been looking at the writing process and working out where the enthusiasm lags, or where skills need developing. This part of the process is important, reflecting on why the children are stalling, or on what the challenges might be really helps the planning process. Finally we looked at what apps the schools have, what apps the teachers are confident with and, most importantly, what apps would support the different ‘stumbling blocks’ the children face."


Via Dr. Joan McGettigan, Timo Ilomäki, Seth Deniston, Juergen Wagner, diap ason
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Lou Salza's curator insight, February 8, 2013 4:01 PM

The iPad can be a brilliant motivational tool for children in the classroom. The ease-of-use, coupled with the speed that you can get results means that it can be the perfect tool for integrating into your literacy planning. And, as many schools don’t have 1:1 tablet computers it can also mean that the collaborative and group aspect of the technology can be harnessed.

I’ve been working with teachers who are developing the writing process in an attempt to motivate their boy writers. We have been looking at the writing process and working out where the enthusiasm lags, or where skills need developing. This part of the process is important, reflecting on why the children are stalling, or on what the challenges might be really helps the planning process.

Finally we looked at what apps the schools have, what apps the teachers are confident with and, most importantly, what apps would support the different ‘stumbling blocks’ the children face.

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Why Problem-Based Learning Is Better

Why Problem-Based Learning Is Better | Languages, Learning & Technology | Scoop.it

[ ... ] "Life is messy, and so are well-constructed PrBL units. Most problems that we come across in life — in work, in politics, in religion, in our families — have no single correct answer.

 

Think of the last true problem you had to solve in your life. Who should I vote for? What house should I buy? Who should I marry? What church should I attend? What car is best for me? American, Chinese or Italian tonight? There was no ONE CORRECT answer. There were probably multiple correct answers, some more correct than others maybe.

 

Good PrBL units are drawn from the headlines or real life situations. Finding the problem is easy. Writing a good Problem Based Learning unit takes time and effort."


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A "call to action" comparison between Problem-based and Project-based curricula.

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Gamifying Education.org | Scholar's Quest

Gamifying Education.org | Scholar's Quest | Languages, Learning & Technology | Scoop.it

t Teachers College, Columbia University, we have designed a gamification layer called Scholar’s Quest. Scholar’s Quest uses game mechanics and game-like thinking to address some of the biggest challenges facing K12 and higher education. We are presently in the middle of pilot testing this experience.


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How mainstream video games are being used as teaching tools | eSchool News

How mainstream video games are being used as teaching tools | eSchool News | Languages, Learning & Technology | Scoop.it
People who worried that the technology boom would lead to kids playing video games in class were right: In schools around the country, students are playing such games as Minecraft, World of Warcraft, and Angry Birds—and their teachers are...

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