Without a shadow of a doubt, training staff (and students) is the most important part of my job, and the part that will probably never end! After all, technology is changing at a frightening pace, especially when we consider that the iPad is only 5 years old this week! How far we have come in such a short space of time, especially given education’s rather well-known reputation for being slow to change.
So assuming that you have some knowledge and expertise in the use of an iPad, and you have staff who are willing to learn, where do you start with getting them skilled up enough to face their students with an iPad, or even a class full of iPads?"
Star Walk 2 by Vito Technology Inc. is one of the best—if not the best—stargazing apps in the App Store. Thursday, Star Walk 2 got slashed to zero bucks as part of Apple’s Free App of the Week promotion in the App Store.
Winner of Apple Design Award, the app taps your iPhone’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, nebulae and meteor showers in the night sky.
Concept développé aux Etats-Unis, la tendance BYOD (« Bring Your Own Device ») est une démarche d’utilisation de son matériel numérique personnel durant le temps scolaire et pour une activité éducative.
Creating flipped video lessons is one of the topics that I frequently receive questions about in my email inbox. I've started putting together some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video lessons.
Teachers who are eager to assess the development of critical content knowledge or skills during the learning experience often rely on exit tickets for quick perspective. This affords teachers the opportunity to see what learning is happening and even to what degree at a moment when they’re able to respond most effectively.
Exit tickets are powerful formative assessment tools. When every student is required to complete one by nearly every teacher they have in a given day, the practice grows a bit stale, though. Ready to mix things up a bit? Consider these approaches.
"Are you looking for the best apps for toddlers? We have found some of the best toddler apps – all tested on my very own toddlers!
I don’t advocate letting your toddler spend a lot of time playing apps on tablets and phones, but as an educator and parent, I can definitely see the value in supervised play with some of the fantastic educational apps that are available. The biggest problem is finding the best apps for toddlers among the thousands, if not millions of toddler apps out there.
After being overwhelmed with the options available (a large percentage of which were low quality, filled with ads or had very little educational value), I recently asked for YOUR favorite toddler apps. You can read the responses to that thread here . There were several apps that were recommended many times, along with some great new suggestions. After having a closer look at your recommendations I have compiled a list of Apps your toddler will love!"
As a society, we are more interconnected than ever before. This makes it necessary to raise children to be aware of—and sensitive to—the different cultures, traditions, and perspectives from around the globe. We call this having “global awareness.”
A broadening understanding of such perspectives and their economic, environmental, political and social components helps foster better communication skills in our children.
You’ll find that global awareness is an intrinsic part of Global Digital Citizenship.
Here are 10 child-friendly apps available on the market today that help promote better global awareness in our youth.
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.
This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.
Did you know that Twitter users with certain characteristics are twice as likely to click through on your Twitter Ad campaigns? Or that it is possible to match personality with brand preferences?
These powerful insights into yourtarget audience can help boost the performance of your campaigns. With data-driven marketing on the rise and 77% of marketers currently confident in the use of the data-driven approach, marketers need to take note of the data available from Twitter analytics. Twitter analytics plays a major role in Twitter campaign management, especially in planning, executing and analysing the performance of campaigns.
We list ways in which you can use Twitter Analytics to decode your target audience for better campaigns, and better results, whether organic or paid....
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