Miami Device is about learning. Its goal is for more students to be authentically engaged as a result of passionate, well-trained educators who want to be masters of their craft. These teachers are willing to explore and embrace best practices for today andtomorrow and understand the importance of student-centered learning. Project/Problem/Challenge Based Learning, 21st Century Skills, Common Core Standards, Classroom Flipping, and Game Based Learning, with the support of Mobile Devices, is the “curriculum” of Miami Device.
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we're featuring painting and drawing apps. More and more artists, from amateurs to pros, are recognizing the value in using tablets and phones to sketch, draw, and paint. These art apps -- our current favorites -- give students the freedom of gesture and...
Warning: True Confession of an Educator Ahead…I always find it quite confusing when educators tell me that students in their classroom are reading at a 7th grade reading level. What does that really mean?
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School hosted Miami Device, a conference held on their campus November 6 & 7, 2014. Many generous presenters have shared their session resources, notes, and handouts. Let's take a look!
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iPads, iPods and other tablets are becoming more commonplace in the classroom, and schools are filling their devices with lots of Apps. Teachers could be missing valuable opportunities to truly embed the use of iPads in the classroom.
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When elementary school teacher Erin Klein sat in one of her students’ desks last year, she noticed a few things about her classroom space.
For one, the room itself was long and narrow, and the space was awkward. Large, clunky student desks crowded the classroom. And the desks themselves got in the way of students being able to comfortably work together. Even though Klein had the desks in groups of four, her second-grade students were far from each other because the compartments in the desks for student supplies were large, forcing the kids to communicate and work together over a vast span of desk space...
Are we in or on an edtech bubble? When is it going to finally pop? While I grow into my new role, I’ve been hyper critical of a lot more. I’m not sure why. I’m sure a lot of it has to do with budgets, man power, and capacity…but I’d like to think that ...
Over the past few years I have facilitated a number of iPad workshops with teachers from across the country. One observation that I have made is that when anyone (not just teachers) are new to iPads (or any device), they have a difficult time deciphering the meaning of the icons that appear consistently throughout apps.