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6 Ways to Learn Collaboratively with iPads. You’ve heard “collaboration” repeatedly referenced as an important 21st century skill.

6 Ways to Learn Collaboratively with iPads

With built-in interfaces for connectivity, mobile devices such as iPads offer a wide variety of alternatives for people wanting to connect and work together. Collaboration can take many forms in an educational context and you may want to consider different tools depending on your specific objectives. Here’s a list of some common collaborative activities and the tools and apps you might want to consider for each one. 1. Ramblings from the digital classroom: One classroom - one ipad. Sadly our class set of iPads has been taken away from us and reassigned to Heads of Departments to use, I suspect, largely as personal management systems.

Ramblings from the digital classroom: One classroom - one ipad

I have had one iPad since November and this recent reassignment of the school's class set of iPads has got me thinking about how my colleagues can use their iPad for more than managing their time and reading online. Of course, many schools are now embracing new technology and have gone down the route of 1:1 iPads. This has not been the case for me (yet) but I have still been able to use my iPad creatively in my classes. I have been free with the iPad I have been given. Six tips for the successful online teacher. Image from Openclipart.

Six tips for the successful online teacher

The other day I was listening to a Technology and Education Today podcast (Smith and Crawford, 2012) where the presenters were discussing an article called “Six Tips for the Successful Online Teacher” (Rose, 2012). As I have just recently started in a role as an online facilitator, I was particularly interested in this topic and how it related to my own experiences so far. So for this blog post I would like to briefly touch on the six points identified in the article. Pin by Socrative on Education Visuals.

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology. Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking. Image credit: iStockphoto The shift toward applying more executive function (EF) within learning and assessment will cause some discomfort in teachers and students.

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

The transition will not eliminate the need for memorization, as automatic use of foundational knowledge is the toolkit for the executive functions. Memorization, however, will not be adequate as meaningful learning becomes more about applying, communicating and supporting what one knows. One way you can help your students shift from blindly following instructions and memorizing single right answers is to help them recognize their successful use of executive functions throughout their learning experiences.

TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers. Christopher Pappas Christopher Pappas is founder of The eLearning Industry's Network.

TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers

Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 75,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs the following sites: MOOCs, SPOCs, and LAPs: The Evolving World of Education | Anton Dominique. Not long after educational providers and students alike clocked on to the fast-rising and game-changing trend of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) programmes, it quickly expanded to factor in the option of paid MOOCs, otherwise known as MOOC+.

MOOCs, SPOCs, and LAPs: The Evolving World of Education | Anton Dominique

And now, just as people were getting comfortable with this possibility, another new and far more futuristic acronym has hit the streets. This one is called SPOCs and stands for Small Private Online Courses. And they do exactly what it says on the tin. They use the same concept of MOOCs, as detailed in my previous columns, in that they develop online programmes and professor-led tutorials and make them available for free online to large bodies of students - but they do so on a smaller and more limited scale. Enrolment sizes could still be in the hundreds, but they veer decidedly away from the thousands. 18 Free Must Have iPad Apps for Teachers and School Administrators.

Christopher Pappas Christopher Pappas is founder of The eLearning Industry's Network.

18 Free Must Have iPad Apps for Teachers and School Administrators

Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 75,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs the following sites: ► The eLearning Industry 150+ eLearning Bloggers“The Leading source on All Things eLearning. Find 1st and publish all the latest trends, articles and news.” ► eLearning Feeds 170+ Top eLearning Blogs“e-Learning Feeds ranks and scores hundreds of Top e-Learning blogs, while helping e-Learning oriented readers to answer the question "What’s happening in the e-Learning industry" on a daily basis based on the Top e-Learning Blogs.” 105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials. Christopher Pappas Christopher Pappas is founder of The eLearning Industry's Network.

105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials

Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 75,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs the following sites: ► The eLearning Industry 150+ eLearning Bloggers“The Leading source on All Things eLearning. Find 1st and publish all the latest trends, articles and news.” ► eLearning Feeds 170+ Top eLearning Blogs“e-Learning Feeds ranks and scores hundreds of Top e-Learning blogs, while helping e-Learning oriented readers to answer the question "What’s happening in the e-Learning industry" on a daily basis based on the Top e-Learning Blogs.”

6 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen. If you don't mind keeping your iPad in one spot, then a VGA adapter (for 30-pin Dock connector or for the new Lightning connector).

6 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

Apple has made four types of adapters – determine which one you need. Or, a document or USB camera might work for you. The Student's Guide To Proper Social Media Etiquette. If you’re like me, you act differently on different social networks.

The Student's Guide To Proper Social Media Etiquette

You share certain things on Facebook that you wouldn’t share on Twitter. You post stuff on Pinterest that you wouldn’t post on Path or share on instant message. 5 Great Ways to Document Students Mobile Learni... How Teachers Are Using Blended Learning Right Now. The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials. Here’s a common scenario. Someone emails and asks about an elearning tutorial I have on the blog. It’s not always easy to find the specific tutorial buried in a given post. My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Built By Teachers. Using Learnist in the High School Classroom This board is a starting point for anyone looking for ideas about how to use Learnist in the classroom.

Since Learnist’s release last spring, teachers have found creative ways to use in the classroom. Please feel free to add to this board if you are using Learnist in a creative way that is not mentioned here–use the “+add to this board” feature at the top. Social Networking Sites: Resources for Community College Instructor: Education/SNS Blogs Diedre Hughes’ “test boards” series help instructors at community colleges or other educational facilities understand technology and how it can be employed in the classroom. Social Networking Sites: Resources for Community College Instructor: Facebook Privacy This installment of Diedre Hughes’ series is important for instructors learning about 21st century education.

Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING. 10 Awesome Infographics about eLearning. Christopher Pappas Christopher Pappas is founder of The eLearning Industry's Network. Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 75,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs the following sites: ► The eLearning Industry 150+ eLearning Bloggers“The Leading source on All Things eLearning. Find 1st and publish all the latest trends, articles and news.” 7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education. QR Codes Quick Response are so fun to integrate in classroom. Quick Response codes are bar codes with information. QR Codes can include contact information, websites, text, SMS, pictures and so much more. My students absolutely love using these in their activities.

Here are some ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Lessons 1. E-Learning - Lernen mit Elektronischen Medien. 6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides. What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning. 5 Can’t Miss Mobile Learning Resources. How to design assessments that promote the learning process. Challenge Based Learning Can Teach Students About Disaster Relief. SchulWiki Köln. Reflecting as an Educator. Geography and Science - Cross over apps. 8 Project-Based Learning Videos By Students - Getting Smart by John Hardison - edchat, EdTech, PBL. How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds. 10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics. Collecting Student Work in an iPad Classroom. Drawing up an #mLearning #strategy in 10 steps. 8 Nations Leading the Way in Online Education. 'Banning Is Not the Answer' to Mobile and Social Tools in Schools. GSMA Reveals How Mobile is Set to Transform Education Worldwide, With the mEducation Market Valued at US$70 Billion by 2020.

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