"iPad is a versatile device only when coupled with the "right" apps. To tap into the full potential of iPad and to leverage it for your professional learning purposes, you should definitely have certain apps installed on it. Here is a list of some important apps to start with. Of course the selection is based on my personal experience with app reviewing. I have reviewed hundreds of apps in the last couple of years and the ones below, I believe, are the best in the area of professional development:"
Via John Evans
"I’ve always wanted to write a post on Evernote. It was in fact my interview on Skitch for the Evernote blog that inspired teachingwithipad.org. While I can not boast to being a power-user of Evernote, I am finding more and more ways to use it to organize my life. Evernote is, in my opinion, one of the most useful and resourceful apps you will ever use."
Via John Evans
“ As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen.”
Via John Evans
We are probably similar and since you are here checking this post then chances are you have done some procrastination in your life. We all do it in different ways and am pretty sure everyone has his/her own way of explaining why pushing off work is sometimes the only available option to maximize the wasted time. There are different types of procrastinators and in this comic ( I found through Mashable ), Angela Liao of 20px identifies the 12 types of procrastinators, including list-makers, nappers and snackers. I invite you to have a look and see which category you probably belong to.
Via Elizabeth E Charles
"Google Books is one of the research tools that Google offers, but a lot of students overlook. Google Books can be a good place for students to look for books and look within books that can help them with their research projects."
Via Beth Dichter
"Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.Whether you’re using formative assessment for data to personalize learning within a unit, or more summative data to refine a curriculum map, the ability to quickly and easily check for understanding is a critical part of what you do. (Which was the idea behind our post last March, “10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds Or Less.”)"The following infographic Mia MacMeekin offers up 27 additional ways to check for understanding. Some aren’t necessarily quick–”Test what you learned in a new situation”–but there are a dozen or more other ideas that are worth adding to your teacher toolbox, many of which aren’t content-related, but rather cognitively-related (Locate 3 people who agree with your point of view.)"
Via Margarita Parra, Jim Lerman, Dennis T OConnor
Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.
Via Nik Peachey
"As you explore, connect and create WikiBrains will suggest content that may be useful to you. For example, if you thought Bird + Wings, we may suggest you an interesting article on the physics of bird flight, or a related video or picture. The idea is to expand your limits by connecting you to what the rest of the world is thinking."
Via Anthony Beal
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