“While Apple and Google are fighting a FUD war for the hearts and minds of K-12 campuses, there's one area of education that neither has been able to penetrate with success: higher ed. Specifically, I'm referring to the conglomerate of colleges and universities across the US (and likely abroad).”
of education"If you are looking for a new formative assessment tool check out Understoodit https://understoodit.com/ . Whether your students are on iPads or have access to the web from desktops, Understoodit is a fantastic free assessment tool that is perfect for collecting data when presenting new information to students."
"Tomorrow marks six weeks since I officially launched my blog devoted to iPad apps for students and teachers. And since I won't win any awards for clever titles, I just called it iPad Apps for School. Since I launched the blog I've published 56 posts which is better than one per day. In the slideshow below I've organized 46 of the reviewed apps. The slideshow is organized in the following order: math apps, science apps, social studies apps, language arts apps, video apps, and productivity apps. Not all of the apps in this slideshow are free, but most of them are."
One way to use texting in your classroom is for quick assessment of student learning. Watch you can allow students to text during class while gaining valuable information. Keep checking back for more ways to incorporate texting into lessons.
In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class, here is a new list of thirty-six additional ideas to help leverage the power of these tech gadgets in the learning environment.
"It is really amazing how popular the 15 iPad Skills Every Teacher Should Have has become. I never thought that it would grab as much attention to the point that it has been featured in some School district websites both here in Canada and the States . I am really glad you like it and as I said before I am working on the Android version of that article and I will get it published here inEducational Technology and Mobile Learning as soon as it is ready."
"Gone are the days when you would have to attend those boring classes and spend hours listening to the teacher lecturing about abstract scientific concepts that are more perplexing than illuminating. I said perplexing because they lack a very important learning principle that make them unlearnable: they do not connect to the ' embodied experiences ' of the learners and what James Paul Gee meant by this principle is that for learning to be effective it needs to connect to the learners life, experiences, and environment. When learners are able to make such connections their comprehension improves and becomes more solid."
"Now, I love the school where I currently teach; after all, I’ve spent 17 years there, which represents more than half of my teaching career. But, for the past 2 or 3 years I’ve suspected that the school has been suffering from what I might call amalaise. Up until recently, I believed the problem was that many of my colleagues lacked the skill set required to teach in a school which has a 1:1 program of Apple laptops. I was wrong; what my school needs is a new mindset; teachers need to bedisenthralled. There needs to be a fundamental shift; an acceptance that education and learning can and must be transformed. I can give my colleagues the skill set required to teach in 2013 and beyond but the new mindset must come first; disenthrallment is a personal and professional undertaking, a commitment to change."
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