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iPad Apps and Other Resources to Teach Students about Mandela's Life ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Apps and Other Resources to Teach Students about Mandela's Life ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it

"One of the most iconic freedom fighter has just left us a couple of days ago leaving behind him a huge legacy for next generations to learn from. Nelson Mandella's life was a genuine fight for human rights and justice and it was thanks to his civil activism that apartheid was abolished in South Africa. The fight for freedom cost Nelson so dearly, 27 years of his life was spent in prison. The lessons we can draw from  Nelson's eventful life experiences are inestimable and here are some of the teaching resources I have curated fro you to help yu teach your students about this legendary man."


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rwestby's curator insight, December 8, 2013 12:24 PM

February, African-American History Month, would be a great time to implement these resources for teaching students about this iconic human rights activist. 

andrew mulinge's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:37 AM

This caught my attention because of the icon associated with the title --- Nelson Mandela. A few days ago, my cousin who is a special education teacher in Richmond, posted his frustrations on Facebook about how a student said "Who is Nelson Mandela and why the hell should we care"? My cousin found this quite disturbing but at the same time, he used it as a teaching moment for him and the student. 

 

At my middle school, every student has an ipad that they use daily. The usage of the ipad vary from warm-up activities to homework assignments. Students of this generation coincide more and more with technological innovations like the ipad. This particular app celebrating Nelson Mandela is another example of how learning can can be done through apps in exchange for books. Students love to play games and love to use their ipads. Incorporating critical information in the apps not only allow the student to learn a great deal but it's also fun. I would suggest that my cousin consider using different techniques through the internet to teach students like that about Madiba. 

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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e-Portfolios are fantastic ways for students to take ownership of their own learning. Here is a great rubric for those who are considering implementing in their classrooms/schools.

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Kathy Schrock's Guide to Infographics

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Infographics | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it
Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you develop formative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 2014 8:24 PM

Here's a treasure trove of expertly curated resources about Infographics.  Thanks Kathy!

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2014 2:24 PM

I agree that infographics can convey a lot; I need to learn to make them.  

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

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So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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Great resource for a 1:1 iPad classroom/school. However, this is a great model for any 1:1 setup. You truly need to consider the Teacher/Student/Parent paradigm when deciding on applications that enhance the learning environment. Where there is not workflow vision the people will perish. 

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 15, 2014 3:12 AM

Another collection....

adartshaw's curator insight, October 15, 2014 7:46 AM

Lots of good articles!

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 9, 2:40 AM

Je crois toujours que les tablets sont le futur pour l'enseignement supérieur. Un des problèmes sont de trouver les outils qui servent vos objectifs pédagogiques. Cette article peut aider.

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Google Sheets Now Supports Spell Check ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Anatomy of A Google Search ~ Educational Techno...

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Understanding how it works can help determine how to use it.
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3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it

"Now that the Google Classroom is officially released to all Google Apps for Education accounts, those of you using iPad in their instruction would probably be wondering about possible ways to integrate this new tool with iPad. The video tutorial below will guide you through the process of how students and teachers can use Google Class on their iPad to create and turn in assignments."


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Dafnord 's curator insight, September 13, 2014 1:44 AM

GAFE -Google Apps For Education - saa käyttäjiä nopeammin kuin kilpailijansa Applella tai Microsoftilla.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 13, 2014 10:40 AM

Thx John Evans!

Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, September 14, 2014 2:07 PM

Google Education and iPad integration. 

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What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning?

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Why do I characterize this explanation as a flipped classroom and not flipped learning? Because, contrary to popular belief, these terms are not synonymous. Yet nearly every article written on these topics mistakenly equates them.

 

 


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There is a distinct difference and Arfstrom explains it thoroughly. 

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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 18, 2014 11:13 PM

Keep in mind that no matter what 'method' you use it should be focused on the student and their learning. Very well explained in this article!

Robin Yu's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM

Well explained.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 8:28 PM

This is a very important difference. 

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Why Social Media Belongs in the Classroom - K-12 Tech Decisions

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As social media becomes an even bigger part of our lives, it's important students are taught appropriate use at a young age. Here are a few reasons why I think social media belongs in the K-12 classroom.
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Simply put, this is meeting our students where they are. 

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Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it

"Here is an interesting visual on the concept of differentiation in education which I came across on a tweet by Karen Friedman. This visual is created by ASCD and outlines some key differences between what differentiation is and what it is not. Have a look and share with us what you think of it."


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Tammy Goldring's curator insight, July 21, 2014 1:31 PM

I like this handy visualization to remind us what differentiation is not!

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Tweechme is proud to announce its very own Mobile App on iOS and Android App

Tweechme is proud to announce its very own Mobile App on iOS and Android App | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it
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Your staff not interested in using Twitter as a PLN? Most of the time this is due to the intimidation factor of learning how to use Twitter and not having enough time to do so. Tweechme takes a simple approach to help teachers become comfortable with using Twitter to grow and to meet there students where they are. 

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Teachers Take Game-Based Learning to the Next Level

Teachers Take Game-Based Learning to the Next Level | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it
A lesson using "Minecraft" can touch on history, engineering and ancient architecture.

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The 4 stages of understanding Twitter (Which are you on?) - Daily Genius

The 4 stages of understanding Twitter (Which are you on?) - Daily Genius | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it
Twitter is a challenging tool to really start using. That’s probably why only 26% of U.S. adults, for example, use the service. Many people view a single tweet as gibberish about nothing relevant. But there comes a time when you actually ‘get’ Twitter and understand what all the fuss is about. The gibberish turns into …
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One of my challenges this summer is to engage my teachers using Social Media. Keep in mind...my task was to bring the two campuses into the 21st Century, but the mindset was stuck in the 19th. Getting people onto email was my year 1 challenge, imagine the fight I have to using twitter, Google+ and others. However, easing the initial fears of new technology has been my mission and I must say, I'm ahead in my 3 year plan. However, the Social Media block is still there and I've come to the conclusion that it's due to a lack of understanding that drives the fear to explore. However, In every Montessori and IB classroom, the teachers are always equipping students with the notion that they can do anything if they simply face their fears head on. Well, I think it's time that educators follow their own advice. 

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

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Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Love the idea! This is redefining the old research project by allowing students to truly engage in the learning. Provides a whole new meaning to virtual field trip. 

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

Pauline denis's curator insight, March 23, 11:31 AM

It's a new way to show a presentation and also "why not" to do a virtual travel all around the world!

 

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Goals

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Coaching - Leadership - Motivation - Amanda Patterson

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Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs - Learning in Hand

Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs - Learning in Hand | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it

"When you begin a new iMovie project, you have a choice of creating a movie or a trailer. A trailer follows a template to create a Hollywood-style movie advertisement. iMovie for iOS has 14 trailer templates, and each has its own musical score and graphics. To make your own trailer, choose a template, insert your text, and fill each shot with a video or photo."


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With any video project, it is advisable to have students to develop some sort of storyboard to help guide the thought process along with the evolution of the final product. Here is a great resource with PDFs to help in the planning process for iMovie trailers. Also, some great advice on approaches to learning. 

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Introduction to the SAMR Model - YouTube

Dr. Ruben Puentedura developed the SAMR model as a way for teachers to evaluate how they are incorporating technology into their instructional practice. You ...
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When students use technology to evaluate, analyze and create in order to problem solve, they are able to make a true connection to their own learning. In turn, not only does the learning become more meaningful, but also opens the door to see how what they learn can be applied to global situations in order to make an impact anywhere. 

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30 Ways Google Glass In Education Might Work

30 Ways Google Glass In Education Might Work | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it
"Google Glass was undoubtedly the most talked about tech gadget of 2013, and just about everyone had an opinion about its usefulness (or lack thereof) in various industries."
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Here's a good list for Google Glass use in the classroom. Some ideas are new others old. However, if you're still looking to make the hefty investment, this will help your decision.
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The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it

"SAMR model is a conceptual framework developed by  Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help you better integrate technology in your instruction. SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. Each of these four levels correspond with a set of tech-based activities and learning tasks. The strength of SAMR model is that it provides teachers with a robust method to gauge and assess the efficacy of the technology they and their students use in class. Check out this section for more resources on  SAMR."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:23 AM

Can we do this?

Zigmas Bigelis's curator insight, September 27, 2014 1:53 AM

Very interesting model - you should study it in detail

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 28, 2014 8:51 AM

Substitution - Augmentation - Modification - Redefinition

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:25 PM

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

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Teachers' Guide to The Use of SoundCloud in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Guide to The Use of SoundCloud in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it
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Giving students a voice in critical to learning. I have used SoundCloud for music sharing purposes, but I wasn't aware of the group aspect in SoundCloud. Students are already using it socially, why not "Meet Them Where They Are" and begin using it in the classroom. Haiku allows for full integration which will continue to allow single sign-on with Google. 

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Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools

Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it

"I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith(@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Afterwards I was checking out Holly’s stuff and came across her great introduction to iPads in Classrooms. I checked with Holly and she was keen I do one of my visual representations of the ideas. So here it is, my visual, albeit briefer introduction for teachers who just got iPads:"


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 19, 2014 8:40 AM

9 tips for teachers with ipads. 

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 19, 2014 11:24 PM

Thanks so much to Holly, Tanya and Richard for an essential Professional Development resource to have on hand for any staff kicking off with iPads!

Heidi Veikkolainen's curator insight, July 20, 2014 3:43 AM

A worthwhile link.

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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.


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Many times the audio from a YouTube video is all you need to have an impact in the classroom. This looks like a useful, and apparently legal tool that extracts the audio and creates an mp3 file for you. I will play around with it to see what the limitations are, but I can see the music industry having some issues. 

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 14, 2014 5:54 AM

Wil je het geluid van YouTube video opnemen dan is Peggo een mooie manier om een mp3 bestand te maken. Kopieer  en plak de link in de zoekmachine en de video wordt opgezocht. Met een paar handige instellingen (verwijder stiltes, audio normaliseren) maakt Peggo in een handomdraai een prima mp3.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 2014 5:25 AM

Looks like a very interesting tool here.  Thanks for sharing Nik.

Joe Shimp's curator insight, July 25, 2014 11:52 AM

A great way to get YouTube audio only.

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32000 Chromebooks: How a Virginia school system bet on Google's PC platform - TechRepublic

32000 Chromebooks: How a Virginia school system bet on Google's PC platform - TechRepublic | Meet Them Where They Are: Using The Student's Technology To Teach | Scoop.it
32000 Chromebooks: How a Virginia school system bet on Google's PC platform
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As Chromebooks gain serious traction in the education market, schools are beginning to work through massive deployments of Google's cloud-based laptops.
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