iPads in Classrooms
Below is a list of some excellent books for your iPad. I have curated this list over the last couple of months and I kept adding to it every time I stumble upon a resource somewhere online.I don't know if you like reading books on your iPad or not but let me tell you this: having at least a couple of titles installed on your iPad would really be of great help particularly in those moments when you are stuck somewhere and have nothing to do but waiting.
Did you receive a gift of a new iPad this year?
iPad is a cool versatile tool that has a huge potential in education. It is widely believed that iPad has started tranforming the face of education and revolutionizng modes of learning. Results coming out of pilot studies on the integration of iPads in the classroom seem to be promising. Reed College, for instance, took the Apple iPad for a spin in 2010 and was pleased with the tablets performance as an educational tool.
The popularity of the iPad in our schools continues to grow, and with it, the proliferation of related web articles, tips, how-to’s, and so on. This week we searched out some excellent free Internet based web sites and resources dedicated to the use of the iPad in the instructional setting. 1. Apple’s Education Resources for the iPad It should come as no surprise that the iPad’s maker has done a good job of putting together pages dedicated to education related applications and uses for it’s popular tablet. http://www.apple.com/education/apps/ : Here Apple has put together links to apps grouped by Academic Subject. For each subject section, they provide a few specific app examples, plus one or more links to applicable subsets of apps in the iTunes store (e.g.
An interactive whiteboard can be a prohibitively pricey addition to any conference room or classroom. But now a company called Interphase is launching an interactive display system that can deliver virtual whiteboarding without expensive, physical hardware. The new penveu system doesn’t rely on a traditional dry-erase board at all.
This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place ! Each of the images has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. The use of the triangle shape for Bloomin' apps projects was not used to help clear up the misunderstanding that the levels are hierarchical and the top levels only make up a tiny portion of the cognitive processes.
Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates and/or follow me on Twitter . Info on how to contact me is on the About page. Thanks for visiting! I’m delivering some iPad training to a school tomorrow, so thought it might be useful to collate some of the links I’ve been putting together for the session. The session is concentrating mainly on teachers using the iPads for their own professional use, rather than being used as a classroom resource, but a lot of the apps below will be suitable for use by students too.
Twitter App (free) Twitter is one of the most active and beneficial social networks on the web. All educators would be wise to join the conversation.
For years, MS PowerPoint has been the dominant presentation tool for students and teachers. PowerPoint’s flaw is that it overwhelms users with unnecessary features (flying text is so necessary to make a point). Plus, it’s not a very mobile application and requires you to have a MS Office license. Paid applications…boo! Carrie Fortunato, Burlington Public Schools K-5 Math Coach, recently organized math and technology nights held at each of Burlington’s elementary schools. Parents, teachers, and students were in attendance exploring school iPads, educational websites, and interactive whiteboards.
Last week, I delivered a two-day workshop built around my tech book - Teaching the iGeneration - in Boston. A team of teachers from a school outside of Birmingham, Alabama attended, looking specifically for ways that they could better integrate iPads into their classrooms. In a world where 1:1 iPad projects are becoming more and more common, that's a pretty popular question, isn't it?
Out of 125 responses from teachers indicating their top 3 apps, these are the apps that were listed most often. Over the last few weeks, we ran a survey asking teachers to tell us about two or three of their favorite iPad apps that they use in an education-related context. Today we share the apps that were listed most often, and include some feedback from teachers regarding why they like them so much. As it turns out, free apps really outweighed paid apps in our survey responses.
Ben Jackson is a writer and app developer living in Brooklyn, NY. He likes clean typography, dirty language, strong coffee, apple pie and comfortable chairs, and he writes about his obsessions at 90WPM . As the post-PC era moves from interesting theory to cold, hard reality, one of the most pressing questions is: How can we use tablets, and especially the iPad , to help people learn?
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