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5 hidden iPad features for language learning. EmailShare 62EmailShare This year I am working at a new school where all the kids are new Dutch immigrants.

5 hidden iPad features for language learning.

That means that they have just arrived in The Netherlands and our biggest job is to teach them Dutch as quickly as possible. We are a 1:1 iPad school and we have seen students benefit greatly from all of the rich-media language learning apps. This blog post however does not focus on the apps, but the features that are built within the iPad. Take some time to explain these features in the iPad’s settings to make your students aware of how they can benefit their language learning. 1. As your students will be using the iPad throughout the day they will be forced to read the same sentences over and over again. 2.

If a student comes across a new word and doesn’t know how to pronounce it they can turn on Speak Screen and then the voiceover voice will speak whichever chunk of text they have selected. 3. 4. American EnglishBritish EnglishItalianGermanKoreanFrenchSpanishDutchChineseJapanese. Ways to Use Google Doc's in the Classroom. Edmodo + Evernote = my ideal iPad-classroom workflow! I have been teaching in iPad classrooms for nearly 18 months now.

Edmodo + Evernote = my ideal iPad-classroom workflow!

During the first few months, the biggest obstacle I faced was creating an efficient workflow between myself and the students. By ‘workflow‘ I am referring to a system that enables the teacher to easily distribute tasks to the students, collect that work back from students, and efficiently give them feedback on their learning. Initially, I would e-mail the students the task sheet, then they would download it and open it in another ‘app’ that allows them to work on it. Once finished, the students would e-mail me the work back. Lots of e-mails got lost, or my e-mail became too hard to organise and manage. Towards the end of 2012, Edmodo introduced a wonderful new feature to their iPad app: the ability to import a document from any iPad app into Edmodo, and hence upload it to your Edmodo Library.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Visual on Paperless Class Using iPad. RobuPrice: Padlet: Online Wall for Collaboration. What it is: is a website that allows users to build a wall that can be written on with “sticky notes.”

RobuPrice: Padlet: Online Wall for Collaboration

Users can post to the wall, adding words, links, pictures, or documents. Each wall has a unique URL that can be customized to be easier to find or to remember. Some questions and options to consider when building your wall: Backgrounds: Which fun background will you choose? Positioning of posts: Do you want them random or ordered? One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps. Paddling the Learning Pool – 8 Tools That Changed My Teaching. There’s a lot going on.

Paddling the Learning Pool – 8 Tools That Changed My Teaching

Educators seem overloaded with initiatives and expectations. Students appear weighed down by assessment and intervention. The profession is under attack by a swathe of politicians and their ‘bright’ ideas.

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Ipads. 70+ ways to start using ICT and multimedia in the classroom. 6 Types of Blended Learning. Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries.

6 Types of Blended Learning

As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity. 11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning. By Katre Laan from The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much more interactive.

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

The emergence of iPads to browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century. Even the current trends in education include the use of new technology, from collaborative projects to blending traditional textbook teaching with innovative tools. For students, the core aim of project-based learning is to put theory into practice and gain new skills throughout the process. From prioritizing tasks to managing sources and summarizing concepts, they will be developing skills for life. A major advantage of digital tools used is better engagement in the classroom.

Browser-based tools and several apps used in education are especially useful for researching, storytelling and collaborative video making. Handy mobile devices allow students to be inspired when outside classroom by creating and sharing ideas and creations instantly. What To Expect From Education In 2013. Guessing what the future of education holds is equal parts logic and guesswork.

What To Expect From Education In 2013

The logical part is simpler–take current trends and trace their arc further, doing your best to account for minor aberrations. If the majority of public education in the United States is waist-deep in adopting new academic standards, it doesn’t take Nostradamus to predict they are going to have a strong gravity about them in the education at large. What’s Certain In 2013, a theme that is absolutely certain is disruption. Some of that disruption will be through technology, some of it decay of existing power-sets. 5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use . EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration.

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. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them. 1) Focusing on content apps The most common mistake teachers make with iPads is focusing on subject-specific apps. It simply didn’t occur to him use the VoiceThread app to record his students speaking Latin, or perhaps create a collaborative discussion of Cicero. And we don’t introduce a single subject app. Blooms Digital Taxonomy v2.12. Top 10 Mistakes When Using Technology.

Twitter in the classroom

Using ICT to support classroom practice and professional learning of MFL teachers. Download Edutalk Joe Dale ICT MFL mp3 Being asked to appear on the last live Edutalk show of 2012 and give my take on how language teachers are currently using technology in and out the classroom was an absolute pleasure.

Using ICT to support classroom practice and professional learning of MFL teachers

Unsurprisingly, I championed the impact of the MFL Twitterati on classroom practice and shared my top tips for nuturing a successful subject specific community. Below is a summary of our discussion. Feel free to leave a comment here or get in touch via Twitter if you'd like to know more.