"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
In one of my favorite books, a quirky character asks, “Grammar is the greatest joy in life, don’t you find?” Why, yes, in my view at least, grammar is one of the greatest (if not exactly the greatest) joys in life.
"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."
"Here is another graphic visual on Twitter for teachers and students. As you can see the graphic is pretty basic and features the core elements of Twitter practices teachers and students should keep in mind in order to better tap into the educational potential of this microblogging platform. Don't forget we are in a Connected Educator month and Twitter is one of the best social networking platform out there to help you build your personal/professional learning network and grow professionally."
"Google Drive is one of the best cloud storage services available online . Beside its being free to use, it also offers 15 GB of free storage capacity with the possibility of buying more. Apart from storing your files in the cloud and being able to access them from any computer or hand-held device, Google Drive is a strong productivity suite with services that allow users to create forms, documents, spreadsheets, and drawings. users can collaborate, edit, and work on these documents synchronously.Given its huge potential in education, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has devoted an entire section to everything teachers and educators need to know to tap into this educational potential. Check it out HERE for more resources."
I just received a request from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning asking about Twitter hashtags related to educational iPad apps. I have been doing some research into this and haven't really found more than ones cited below. Using the hashtags below will enable you to stay updated about the latest releases in the world of educational apps. If you have other suggestions or you know about other relevant hashtags , please share them with us in the comment form below and I'll add them to the list."
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