Transforming Educ...
Follow
Find
64 views | +0 today
Rescooped by Peter Renwick from iPads in Education
onto Transforming Education
Scoop.it!

Apple TV In The Classroom: 4 Reasons To Try It Out - Edudemic

Apple TV In The Classroom: 4 Reasons To Try It Out - Edudemic | Transforming Education | Scoop.it

"f you like to use your iPhone, iPad or laptop in your classroom because it allows you to effortlessly navigate the learning space, one of the greatest frustrations can be having to constrain yourself to the vicinity of the projector cable every time you want to share your screen with the class.

 

 

I have seen this as a common practice even in open plan learning environments, which instantly does away with it’s greatest feature by forcing the teacher to move back to the front of the room.

 

 

Whilst you can get wireless projectors at great expense, have you ever thought of using Apple’s $99 Apple TV? I hadn’t until recently, but since using it I could never go back to a physical projector/tv connection for the following 4 reasons:

 


Via John Evans
Peter Renwick's insight:

We are just now starting to use these devices and our teachers love it!

more...
Sheila Mayberry's comment, March 6, 2013 4:53 AM
Love this little device! Easy to use and versatile.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:56 AM

We are doing this in our learning commons and once you get the hang of it, it makes a lot of sense.  Students can be screencast at any time, and our digital reader will show the book on the screen as it is being read!

Chris Carter's curator insight, March 21, 2013 8:06 AM

I am currently working with a teacher who uses an iPad and Apple TV to great effect!

Transforming Education
Evaluate and share ideas that can help transform our education system
Curated by Peter Renwick
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Peter Renwick from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

Apple TV In The Classroom: 4 Reasons To Try It Out - Edudemic

Apple TV In The Classroom: 4 Reasons To Try It Out - Edudemic | Transforming Education | Scoop.it

"f you like to use your iPhone, iPad or laptop in your classroom because it allows you to effortlessly navigate the learning space, one of the greatest frustrations can be having to constrain yourself to the vicinity of the projector cable every time you want to share your screen with the class.

 

 

I have seen this as a common practice even in open plan learning environments, which instantly does away with it’s greatest feature by forcing the teacher to move back to the front of the room.

 

 

Whilst you can get wireless projectors at great expense, have you ever thought of using Apple’s $99 Apple TV? I hadn’t until recently, but since using it I could never go back to a physical projector/tv connection for the following 4 reasons:

 


Via John Evans
Peter Renwick's insight:

We are just now starting to use these devices and our teachers love it!

more...
Sheila Mayberry's comment, March 6, 2013 4:53 AM
Love this little device! Easy to use and versatile.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:56 AM

We are doing this in our learning commons and once you get the hang of it, it makes a lot of sense.  Students can be screencast at any time, and our digital reader will show the book on the screen as it is being read!

Chris Carter's curator insight, March 21, 2013 8:06 AM

I am currently working with a teacher who uses an iPad and Apple TV to great effect!

Rescooped by Peter Renwick from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

Must-have apps for the iPad (Spring 2012 edition) | ZDNet

Must-have apps for the iPad (Spring 2012 edition) | ZDNet | Transforming Education | Scoop.it

"There are lots of apps available for the iPad, and these are as good as they get. This list of apps includes a few games, utilities, and special apps that don't exist on other platforms."


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Renwick
Scoop.it!

Commentary: Time is not on teachers’ side | EdNewsColorado

Commentary: Time is not on teachers’ side | EdNewsColorado | Transforming Education | Scoop.it
Teacher Mark Sass examines how new structures allowing for better use of time in schools could boost student learning.

 

Yes, finding the time is a huge issue!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Renwick
Scoop.it!

The purpose of the curriculum - What is Curriculum for Excellence? - Understanding the curriculum

The purpose of Curriculum for Excellence is encapsulated in the four capacities - to enable each child or young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Renwick
Scoop.it!

U.S. Education Reform and National Security

U.S. Education Reform and National Security | Transforming Education | Scoop.it

This Independent Task Force report asserts that fixing the nation's underperforming K-12 public schools is critical for strengthening the country's security and increasing its economic competitiveness...

 

While this is not a new idea, it is good news that some important people are beginning to bang the drum!

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Peter Renwick from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

Useful Bookmarklets for your iPad and iPhone

Useful Bookmarklets for your iPad and iPhone | Transforming Education | Scoop.it

Here’s a comprehensive list of useful bookmarklets that you can easily add to the mobile Safari browser of your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. With bookmarklets, you can translate web pages, make them more readable, find word meanings and more.


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Peter Renwick from "Brain-based learning" and Consciousness
Scoop.it!

Free eBook - Google Docs for Teachers

A guide for teachers who want to start using Google Documents in their classrooms.

Via Steven Engravalle, Peter Renwick
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Renwick
Scoop.it!

Connected Learning Infographic | Connected Learning

Connected Learning Infographic | Connected Learning | Transforming Education | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Renwick
Scoop.it!

Whole Child Around the World: A Good School Is a Good School - Whole Child Education

Whole Child Around the World: A Good School Is a Good School - Whole Child Education | Transforming Education | Scoop.it

We call on educators, policymakers, business leaders, families, and community members to work together on a whole child approach to education...

 

Hopefully, there is great discussion of this going on in Philly!

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Renwick
Scoop.it!

A Jazzy Day – Music Education Book for Kids | PadGadget

Listening to music is usually the first way that children learn to enjoy and appreciate music, but the next step involves teaching them about the instruments themselves. A Jazzy Day – Music Education Book for Kids helps ...

 

There needs to be a concerted effort to keep the Arts a priority in our schools.  I echo Sir Ken Robinson's message that we must keep providing the opportunity for our students to have the ability to express their creativity.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.