This topic is all about the use of mobile devices, in particular tablet computers, in education and teaching. We include articles of interest with regards to all current devices, whether Android-based, iOS-based or whatever, as they can all play a role in education.
WebTeachers aims to seek out the most useful and interesting web content for inclusion in this curated topic.
"I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen the light since then and therefore I decided to create another more comprehensive list of some of the best iPad apps for teaching music to give music teachers more options to choose from."
Tablets are becoming more popular in schools as each term goes by, and it’s handy for teachers to share tips on the technology. London-based primary teacher Poppy Gibson has a bevy of experience when it comes to tablets in the classroom, and gives her best pointers on the matter.
The Chromebook vs. iPad debate may be one that we never resolve.Whatever I say for the Chromebook, or whatever you say for the iPad, we will never convince each other. The truth is probably that any 1:1 device program is better than none. Although, many of you will counter by saying that buying or
Earlier this year I shared a fantastic app for working with PDF documents, Easy Annotate. This powerful tool is perfect for teachers and students who want to mark up a text, add notes, and edit their work. More than just a PDF viewer, Easy Annotate lets users interact with a document and make it their own – while viewing two PDFs side by side."
"If you are interested in creating video lessons using your iPad you’ll definitely want to check out Knowmia Teach Pro. This powerful tool lets users make their own recordings using a virtual whiteboard to annotate images, draw pictures and add text to the screen. In addition to capturing everything you write on the screen, Knowmia records your voice and a video of you speaking into the camera. There are tons of tools for you to explore within the app."
"If your school is planning to employ BYOD and is looking for some theoretical background about this trend then this comprehensive literature review is a must read. This review represents a reasonable and representative scan of the available literature on BYOD. The visual below is based on this literature review and sketches a general framework of what BYOD is all about, its models . reasons to use it and many more.This infographic is created by Pip Cleaves and the original version can be viewed from this link."
Today, 50 trainee teachers who received the first computing scholarships are celebrating the end of their teacher training courses and looking forward to the start of their new careers in schools around the UK. The scholarship scheme is administered by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, in partnership with the Department for Education, with the aim of helping to meet the growing need for computing teachers.
"This is an interactive image (created using Thinglink) that features a bunch of useful iPad apps that you can use to do tasks you would traditionally do using a pen and paper. I really liked the idea of providing alternatives to do things digitally. For instance, instead of taking notes in a notebook or on paper you can use Evernote or any other note taking app to do it on iPad. The good thing about doing things digitally is that you have the added advantage of accessing, editing, and sharing your work across different devices and platforms and also saving it on the cloud to access it anytime anywhere you go.
As is the case with all the interactive Thinglink images I shared here in the past, the app icons shared here are hyperlinked, just hover your mouse over any of them to access it on the iTunes app store.'
"Having worked with many schools across Europe this is the starter set of apps that seem to hit the spot. Having a small number of apps when starting your iPad journey is key for me. It gives pupils and teachers the opportunity to get familiar with a set of apps and use them across age groups and subjects." A collection of education technology by Andrew Goodgame
It still takes a little effort to go completely paperless; with names like iPad and tablet, the devices we use still pay homage to a paper-based world. But there are some apps for those who wish to banish paper.
Rapidly approaching the dog days of summer (give or take a few days or weeks), I felt a need to share a power packed suitcase of tools that could be used to archive your summer highlights and memories. Many educators never really go on vacation. While they may appear to be leisurely sipping daiquiris on …
"Each day this week I shared sets of 21 iPad apps for various grade levels. To wrap-up the week I have put all four of those sets in this post. Please feel free to make copies of these slidedecks and share them with your colleagues. To make copies click the gear icon at the bottom of the slides then open the editor and choose “make copy” from the file menu. (You will need to be signed into a Google Account to make the copy)."