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Last week I was at the eLearning Network's 25th Birthday Bash in London.
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I couldn't agree more. As teachers, our role must change to one that enables, guides, personalises and embraces digital technology as a fundamental part of student learning. The most dangerous thing we can do to our students is to keep doing what our teachers and professors did to us:
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Our role is to convince teacheer sthat Technology is here to stay. Nothing more scary than colleagues stubbornly refusing to get into the wave of this digital world.It reminds me of the times when voiced films were seen as "the devil"
"If you are like me then Dropbox is one of the tools you use on everyday basis. The cloud-based facilities it provides are too valuable to be missed and barring Google Drive, no other web tool provides as powerful and free cloud-based services as Dropbox. However, Dropbox per see can only do so much and there are several third party tools to use with it to increase your productivity"
This is a great list. I like the way these are lists of few, not of pointlessly large numbers. Try out a few and find what's best for you.
CloudOn brings Microsoft Office (R) to your favorite device
"Further recognition of the massive adoption of iPad by so many schools around the world, Apple have just launched two new sections on their iPad App Store. One section is aimed at teachers and parents with apps for the children, broken down in to different age groups and learning activities. "
Good, but for teachers in New Zealand the curriculum and professional development still needs to be connecged to these resources. Teachers can do this, of course, but wouldn't it be nice if there were some resources available which make those connections?
But are these apps really any good for education?
Sarah Montague asks what the classroom of the future will look like.
Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Annotate PDF documents and images live. You can now project PDF documents (such as exported PowerPoint or Keynote decks) to a computer on the same local network, then annotate them in real time, all from your iPad.
ik vind dit een handige tool, omdat je niet zoveel hoeft in te stellen. Het werkt gewoon. Je iPad werkst als een soort server waarop je met een andere computer die op een beamer is aangesloten connect. Alles wat je schrijft op het 'whiteboard' van je iPad verschijnt op het bord. Je kunt ook schermen opslaan en een kopie maken.
Gewoon eens proberen!
Air Sketch: Wireless Whiteboard for the iPad
ready to go and test compatibility.........
With the prevalence of mobile devices in the classroom, Simon Hay explains that it's only a matter of time before ubiquitous computing becomes a reality in education
While this article is from the UK, the trend for mobile computing in the classroom will spread globally, which only supports the need for companies to implement the means to distribute digital content electronically.
It is already a reality in certain educational establishments, particularly those where there are 5 or less students in the class. Education then becomes group facilitated learning. For example, a student whose first language is Russian or Chinese, studying in the UK may not fully understand an English word. They are able to type the word into their mobile device. The result is an explanation of the word . They share the meaning with the other students. The new word they discover has now expanded all students vocabulary.
Here is an example: What is the meaning of infer? The moble device may suggest conclude. The teacher suggests deduce and assume. Another student may suggest understand.
The result: Students have increased their language, in about two minutes.
Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk
Esta cerca la movilidad en las aulas
This looks like an awesome app. Can't wait to try it.
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Taking notes in class and at conferences just got a whole lot more and fun. Check out these striking examples and learn how innovative educators are using them effectively.
Using iPads in the classroom isvery relevant to students. Technology is something they use everyday, and finding ways to incorporate them wth math will be engaging.
The idea of taking notes in a different form rather than linear and adding drawings will appeal to the visual teacher or earner.
BYOD classrooms can address a number of issues. It can solve the problem of not having enough (or any) devices for your classroom.
5 Reasons Why I Love The Subtext App Reading meet 21st century. Students meet collaboration. Teachers meet student engagement! The Subtext app is pure educational bliss for teachers. It is everythi...
Unfortunately Subtext App is only available for iPad from US iTunes store :-(
There are some big DOs and DON'Ts if you're on the receiving end of an iPad in the classroom. This is a guide for teachers to save time and trouble.