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Les tablettes tactiles à l'école primaire: avantages, défis et recommandations pour les enseignants

Les tablettes tactiles à l'école primaire: avantages, défis et recommandations pour les enseignants | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
"Les tablettes tactiles et l’iPad peuvent-ils devenir un agent de changement à l’école primaire? Cet outil technologique peut-il participer à la réussite scolaire des élèves? Est-ce que cette tablette leur permettra d’apprendre plus?
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Tablets in Dutch Schools Usher in a New Era

Tablets in Dutch Schools Usher in a New Era | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

In August, at least 1,000 students in 10 other primary schools in the Netherlands will get iPads, in a teaching model developed by a foundation called O4NT, which is a Dutch acronym for “Education for a New Era.” (While De Windhoek uses iPads, it is not part of O4NT.)

 

(...) O4NT wants to change the way schools work, not only through technology, but also by rethinking the very basics of how brick and mortar buildings are used, and how class hours and academic years are scheduled and structured. The model’s creators believe that a more flexible system is needed, particularly to alleviate pressure on working parents.

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Top 3 problems with tablets in the classroom | Digital Book World

Top 3 problems with tablets in the classroom | Digital Book World | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
With more than a million iPads in schools, teachers and students are enthusiastic about the technology, but tablet use in classroom brings about new problems.

 

Problem #1 Not enough dollars to purchase content

Problem #2 Input ( entering responses in to a tablet can be awkward.)

Problem #3 Monitoring use (some educators are worried about how to handle a classroom full of independent learners.)


Other problems expressed buy educators

With more than half of those surveyed selecting “no budget” as their biggest complaint about using tablets in the classroom, educators noted other issues as well, though in much smaller percentages:

17% of respondents answered: Don’t know how to evaluate or guide kids in their tablet use16% answered: Don’t understand how applications integrate into my lesson plans8% answered: Don’t know how to get applications/e-books7% answered: Applications/e-books aren’t educational enough7%: The technology is confusing22% filled in the “other” form with comments, mostly about monitoring tablet use.


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A smart list with problem #1 being a recurring problem in many countries (e.g. France)... schools often get a budget to buy the hardware but don't get any money left for content!! 

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How to keep kids engaged with educational games

How to keep kids engaged with educational games | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
If you want teams of students to stay engaged while playing educational games, you might want them to switch seats pretty often.

 

(...) The pilot study is part of a larger effort by the researchers to develop a game-based curriculum that teaches middle school students about computer science principles ranging from programming and big data to encryption and security.

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iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
iPad as Innovation

(...) What about when support, access and mobility allow for cross-grade collaboration? Teachers in two Chicago Public Schools -- Autumn Laidler,Kristin Zeimke, and Ben Kovacs -- developed a cross-school, cross-grade-level project where students both learned and taught each other. 

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