CodeDay is a worldwide series of 24-hour programming marathon events for high school and college students who are new to programming. All events are volunteer-run, and supported by local and global sponsors.
As younger and younger children recognize and use electronic devices as sources of information and entertainment, what is the impact on their literacy skills? Largely a positive one, according to a study in the January edition of SAGE Open.
"I recently had someone ask me how her students could privately share videos they made on their iPads. My suggestion was to use the Google Drive iPad app to upload and share their videos. In the video below I offer a demonstration and explanation of this process."
Lisa R. proofread this and said in her delicate way "you need a shorter explanation!" So here it is: I looked at the top 100 free educational apps list and took out the ones with in-app purchases or for teachers/classrooms/adults!
PicCollage is one of my favorite apps for creating multimedia collages on my iPad. Creating those collages is a great way to visually summarize a trip, to tell a story, or showcase the highlights of research. I’ve shown PicCollage to hundreds of teachers over the last couple of years. The only complaint I’ve heard about it is that there is a public gallery of collages. I just discovered this morning that PicCollage for Kids removes that gallery. PicCollage for Kids also removes all social media connections to the app. Students do not need to create accounts in order to use PicCollage for Kids.
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.
Donna Rosenberger's insight:
Ipads - video connections. Who is using the iearn group with Ipads in their classes? Started in Spain!
Does eLearning kill creativity? Bring on the eLearning revolution! What do you believe about open-source learning? What eLearning developers can learn from kids? Would you teach at the 100,000 student classroom? What have you learned from online education?
"This is our first year of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and boy, did the students bring it. They brought it all! We have iPads, Surface RT and Pro, iPhones, Droids, Chromebooks, Macs, and PC laptops. Here's my current thinking. Please share yours in the comments section below."
International Child Art Foundation is the national art and creativity organization for American children and the international art and creativity organization for the world’s children, fostering children's creativity since 1997.
"In this age of social media, edtech, smartphones, tablets and MOOCs, software applications play a larger role than ever in the learning environment. In fact, apps have reached such a level of ubiquity and everyday integration that a number of software companies are turning out apps that can help students create apps of their own. Here’s a list of 10 software tools that can jumpstart a student’s knowledge and skill in computer programming:"
My colleague Matt Przybylski (Check out his blog here) and I had the opportunity to give another workshop today at the NWCSI/CTABC convention. We had a great turnout again (you can see in the photo that we ran out of official seats!) We were excited to share the core apps that we use on a daily basis on our teaching. Everyone is welcome to download the PDFs and view the Google Doc, which include the app links and reviews (most of which are from teachingwithipad.org).
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