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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

“Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads” at the 2012 Mobile Learning Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 13, 2012. The blogger's THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS.

 

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“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” -Alan Watts. Learn what one technology team experienced from initiation to implementation of iPads in a school in the heart of Coconut Grove, Florida. “Computer teachers” have transformed into “technology integrators” and move from within the lab to the classroom, the campus, and beyond. Integrators must understand the 4 C’s of 21st century skills and how project based teaching and learning supports it. – What comes first? Teachers? Students? Devices? Professional development? – Obstacles to overcome – Resistant teachers: “This is just a fad!” – Hardware/Software logistics

 

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12 Most Brainy Ways for Students to Use iPads |

12 Most Brainy Ways for Students to Use iPads | | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Lindsey Harper talks about the 12 Most Brainy Ways for Students to Use iPads. The introduction of the iPad has opened a world of possibilities in entertainment, the workplace, and education.

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A Principal's Reflections: It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections: It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As we continue to move even further into the 21st Century, technology becomes more embedded in all aspects of society. As a father, this principal sees this firsthand with his son, who is in first grade. The gift he wanted the most this past Christmas was an iPod Touch, which Santa was kind enough to bring him. Then there is his younger sister who will regularly ask to use his iPad so she can either care for her virtual horse or dress Barbies in creative ways. As he downloads all of the apps on these devices, the majority of their time is spent engaged in games that require thought, creativity, and sometimes collaboration. His point is that many children across the world have access to, and are using, technology outside of school in a variety of ways. Not only do many have access, but also older children possess their own devices (cell phones, smart phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc.).

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iPads vs. Laptops - the low down and the smackdown ...

iPads vs. Laptops - the low down and the smackdown ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

It seems that several schools with successful one-to-one programs are contemplating a transition to iPads. Some factors that come to mind include:functionality (ease of use) including instant-on, long battery, fewer moving parts, etcappeal of "apps" - discrete functionality for specific learning goalscostform factor"consumerization" of IT (users supporting their own equipment)

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Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-books - STLtoday.com

Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-books - STLtoday.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-booksSTLtoday.comLindbergh is not the only district to turn the page into this new chapter — the popularity of e-books in school libraries has exploded in the last few years, especially among...
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There’s an App for That -- Using iPads to Support Literacy Instruction in the Classroom | Scholastic.com

There’s an App for That -- Using iPads to Support Literacy Instruction in the Classroom | Scholastic.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Using iPad apps in the classroom for use in literacy instruction.


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