Erasmus+ training courses, funded by the EU, are a good way to get better skills with tablets and apps. Three different kinds of courses - general, music, English - focus on practical didactic use of tablets. Only schools can apply. You can read more about what to know about applying in http://ilpohalonen.wordpress.com.
Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones have become commonplace in classrooms, the easy answer is to find a new shiny tech tool
I agree with "we need to be mindful of our responsibility to our students and our staff when it comes to technology use. Strategic planning and building in training for staff is critical if we want transformational learning happening."
Welcome to a post I always have fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a half year went by, and I was up to 125 ways to use Word Clouds in the classroom. I am…
At About $15 per ‘headset’, Google Cardboard Provides an Inexpensive Intro to Virtual Reality, Bringing Learning to Life in Your Classroom Two related technologies that are really starting to gain momentum and show the promise of fun, engaged learning experiences are
“Even in secondary school I don’t remember being really engaged in technology, but everything changed when I was about 16 and we first got the Internet at home. The idea that I could tap into a seemingly infinite amount of knowledge was mind-blowing, and suddenly school seemed much less relevant. This is what sparked the wanderlust that dominated my twenties.” Technology needs to play a part in keeping the new generation of Digital Natives engaged in the classroom Yet what Dominic came to realise — through his own personal experience of being a primary school teacher — was that school was far from irrelevant, and that technology would definitely need to play a part in keeping this new generation of Digital Natives engaged in the classroom.
I thoroughly enjoy creating teaching and learning resources. I’m also keen to embrace technology in my classroom and lesson planning. Through Mark’s suggestion I started using the Typorama app. This is a free app that transforms photos and text into amazing typographic designs on iOS. Images are provided on the app or you can upload your own from your camera roll. There are also over 40 different typographic styles available with photo filters, overlays and adjustment tools. I have used this app in a variety of ways. I wanted to share ten methods to use Typorama focusing on teaching and learning
Scoop.it Rather than being designed for entertainment, serious games are made with a specific objective in mind. In education, this includes games designed to teach students a specific set of skills or an important concept. Instead of simply placing users in a fantasy world, they are provided with real-life experiences and scenarios, making the learning thatRead More
Long gone are the days when it was frowned upon for students to pull out a phone or laptop in a classroom. In the US alone, according to a survey conducted in the last two months from digital education company TES Global, 84% of teachers at the K-12 level are using some form of technology in their lesso
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