"The concept of teacher professional development has radically changed due to the boom in digital technologies and social media websites. The web now is replete with a variety of professional learning networks and communities of practice on almost any topic you think of. There is also another type of portals that have seen the light recently and which offer massive courses and trainings on different subjects, these are MOOCs. MOOCs are a great way for growing professionally particularly that most of the courses they offer are free. I have already featured some interesting MOOC resources that teachers can use for the enhancement of their PD and today I want to share with you some wonderful iPad apps that will allow you to pursue your PD on the go."
"Emerging technologies is, can be, should be a driving force of this evolution towards Education 3.0. Information access, communication methods, the ability for creative express is qualitatively different than any other time in history due to technological advances."
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Take advantage of your students' passion for tech and introduce them to ereader apps like iBooks, Nook, or Kindle. Consider including a link to our Essential Books for Kids and Teens in your end-of-the-year email to parents. Parents can help kids find a good read from the library or bookstore to download onto their devices. In addition, before they take off for the summer, consider sharing these six apps and sites that support reading for fun.
" Below is a list featuring the 5 iPad apps that I believe are among the best in this field. I invite you to have a look and if you think I missed a good title to add to this list, please share with us in the comment form below."
I was working with a kindergartner during coding club and I asked her to find the block that ended with the word "up." Now in my defense, I thought it was a likely sight word and chances were pretty good she knew it. She was incredulous, "I can't read!" So here was my challenge, can you teach programming to students who do not yet read? Of course, I look beyond this challenge and see the next: Can you use programming to support and deliver literacy instruction?
Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that helps you create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming — just talk to tell your story, one line at a time. Voice will make you sound amazing. No staring at a blank page — it teaches you how to structure your story to make it unforgettable.
Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas. Set the mood with a musical soundtrack and choose the perfect look with just one tap. Watch your story automatically come alive with cinema-quality animation and share it with anyone online.
May 29, 2014 Edmodo is one of my favourite free learning platforms that I have been recommending for teachers and students over the last couple of years. The potential of Edmodo in education is huge...
This groundbreaking EdTech study examines the way that modern technology is bringing remarkable innovation into the educational sector; a field which has historically remained fairly fixed and traditional for centuries. The report analyses the degree to which education is being made into a universally accessible, innovative, personalized, and adaptive experience, and finds that the these changes will be pivotal for achieving the United Nations’ goal of universal education by 2015.
Like its devotees, gaming has come a long way. And more than ever before, we understand that different students learn in different ways. Providing a multi-layered approach is essential for ensuring that everyone is learning.
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