Apps are becoming just as abundant as web 2.0 tools and it does take some time and effort to sift through piles to select what works for us in education .Thankfully, there are many committed educators who can help in this job and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is part of them. We have been posting here a lot about educational apps for different school subjects and academic areas and today we are providing you with a list of some indespensible apps for your iPad.
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
The five critical mistakes (and more information is in the post):
* Focusing on content apps.
* Lack of teacher preparation in classroom management of iPads.
* Treating the iPad as a computer and expecting it to serve as a laptop.
* Treating iPads like multi-user devices.
* Failure to communicate a compelling answer to "Why iPads?"
Have you checked out a book from your public library and read it on your iPad yet? You didn’t know you could do that? It’s possible for library patrons to borrow books from their public library, read them on the iPad’s gorgeous screen, all without leaving home or ever having to worry about an overdue library book.
The majority of public libraries offer digital media to their patrons. As e-readers and tablets become more popular, it is likely that the amount of digital content available to readers will increase, as will public libraries’ commitment to invest in digital content. (USA)
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