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Classroom Election Videos. Tips and Tricks of Using Seesaw From Our #SeesawChat. #SeesawChat: 12th May 2016 “There are so many new things out there about what technology and how to use it in the classroom.

Tips and Tricks of Using Seesaw From Our #SeesawChat

I am not really comfortable using it.” This is a common statement among educators who are not comfortable infusing technology into the classroom. Very true. It can really be overwhelming. This is what I tell them, “I am quite comfortable using technology in the classroom but will never catch up with every new tool out there.

Augmented Reality. Here are some Augmented Reality Resources for Education.

Augmented Reality

Please contact me at engagetheirminds@gmail.com if you have a suggestion for a new link. Click here for a Flipboard Magazine of current articles on Augmented Reality in Education. I have just published a packet on Teachers Pay Teachers of Lessons and Activities for using Augmented Reality in Education. Diary of a Techie Chick: Portable Mini Green-Screen.... One of the projects I like to do with my 6th grade students is "On the Scene Reporter".

Diary of a Techie Chick: Portable Mini Green-Screen....

I have a wall in my classroom painted green, for our staging area that I normally use for this project. Burp Title Screen - Book Burps. Item. 10 apps for creating poetry on the iPad - Erintegration. Playing Scoot on the iPad - a technology twist on a classic whole group movement review game - Erintegration. Friends to the Famous. Mrs. Silver's Spider PBL : Tom Keating. Hilbert Center - 'We Create' Quit Blaming the Devices. Her biggest issue, though, was with the silence.

Quit Blaming the Devices

As she puts it, “My lively little kids stopped talking and adopted the bent-neck, plugged-in posture of tap, tap, swipe.” 3 Apps to use in conjunction with the new Book Creator comic templates. Michelle, 31, a graduate with good genes and a job in the civil service, has the day off today (at the government’s expense) to begin her subsidised leisure cruise to the Maldives.

3 Apps to use in conjunction with the new Book Creator comic templates

Peter, 34, an engineer with a top degree from the National University of Singapore, is also about to leave for the boat, and is anxiously flattening his unruly hair in the mirror. Both hope that they might meet the partner of their dreams on this cruise, the one that will put light in their life and fire in their loins.

SeeSaw for iPad - Video tutorial. How To Writing: App Smashing With A Publishing Menu. After our collaborative How To writing project, everyone was quick to get started on their own “expert” stories.

How To Writing: App Smashing With A Publishing Menu

Making lists of things we’re experts at helps generate ideas, then the stories start to flow! We’ve published our writing several different ways this year, so I offered an idea menu of apps to publish with to my class. This is by no means a comprehensive list of tools. I just wanted to provide them a jumping off point to get started when they were ready to publish. Please feel free to download the menu here. iPad Mania: 20 ideas for sparking interest in class with iPads. The iPad has game-changing potential for any classroom.

iPad Mania: 20 ideas for sparking interest in class with iPads

Use these ideas, tips and apps to spark some new interest. 17 secret iOS 9 tricks everyone should know. Once you get your iPhone upgraded to iOS 9, you might be overwhelmed.

17 secret iOS 9 tricks everyone should know

While Apple’s new mobile OS doesn’t pack a lot of grand new visual features, the update does include tons of little tricks that make using your iPhone and iPad even more ridiculously easy to use. Here are all the secret iOS 9 tricks every user should know: Turn off Siri suggestions Siri’s suggestions are kind of hit-and-miss. If you’d rather not see them at all, you can disable them by going to Settings >> General >> Spotlight Search >> Siri Suggestions, toggle off. Turn on Low Power Mode manually Don’t wait until your battery hits 20 percent to start conserving battery power. Find Apple Pay vendors in Maps When searching for restaurants and other vendors in Apple Maps, there’s now an indicator that shows whether they accept Apple Pay. App-tastic Ideas for Building the Classroom Community. The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device. By Michael Cohen Since the launch of the iPad in 2010, we have seen a revolutionary transformation in how we create, consume, and communicate.

The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device

Whether the iPad is an authentic educational tool is not relevant, because it’s not about the iPad. Is the automobile an authentic education tool? What about the refrigerator? Revolutionary inventions are not about the invention itself, but what the invention gives use the ability to do. While the iPad does a little more than a lightbulb, its success in eduction is based on the principle that the iPad does the same for learners as the lightbulb: It liberates us from the limitations of creative tools, the challenges of access to quality content, as well as our source of inspiration, and innovation being based on geographic location. Record Yourself to Improve Your Practice.

Creating vocabulary notebooks with a purpose. Alicia Sheehy is a Language Arts and Digital Literacy teacher at Faribault Middle School working with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

Creating vocabulary notebooks with a purpose

She is currently working on her Masters in Educational Technology through Minnesota State University, Mankato. Vocabulary Notebooks. Ugh… I just groan thinking about what I did last year. Get a piece of paper. How to Download Music and Video Files to the iPad. Have you ever needed to download music or video files to your iPad or iPhone? The lack of a dedicated file structure on the iPad is an often maligned feature that leads some to turn against the iPad as a tool for the classroom, but it shouldn’t. At least not when there are free apps like Documents by Readdle, which have been created to help fill that void. It is one of the few genuine five star apps in the App Store, and here’s why. Let’s say you are looking for some music to add to an iMovie project that students have created to demonstrate some of their learning.

Your options are, initially, a little limited. Enter Documents by Readdle. Sapia's Scholars Book Reviews: Part 2. iPad teaching is NOT about iPads. How Teachers Will Start the Learning Revolution. A couple of days ago, Miami-Dade County’s Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, wrote an impassioned call to action for our schools to embrace the needs of today’s learners and today’s world.

He explains, "Children are not widgets, and schools cannot be assembly lines of knowledge. " I commend him for this stand and also for the great work so many other districts are doing to build next generation learning opportunities. Developing 21st century learning is a challenge every school and every district must now confront. We have reached the convergence of three critical factors: 1) the world and workforce demands new skills, 2) many of our students have already embraced a digital world already there, and 3) the technology and tools required are now widely available. This is truly an exciting time in education. iOS Skills & Pedagogical Frameworks - Summer 2015 - Atlanta - iPad Classroom.

Socrative Space Race ONE person from each group go to b.socrative.com/login/student and enter room 989898. Socrative Resources. A Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers. Everyone tells stories: journalists, politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom. While for some teachers, iPads in the classroom are already a familiar part of everyday life, as of Pearson’s 2014 Student Mobile Device Survey, only 16% of students attended schools that provide tablets 1:1. 30 of our best Book Creator tips. Eanesisd. Mrs.Wideen's Blog. Guided Reading Choice Board - 1:1 Classroom. With second quarter in full swing, and a new reading/language arts curriculum, I am excited to update my post from March on Guided Reading in a 1:1 classroom.

My enthusiasm and passion continues to grow knowing the students I teach have limitless possibilities. I am able to individualize and differentiate instruction for each child in my classroom. Back to School Selfie Adventure for Your Students! Part of the Effective Technology Integration tips category! Zig Zagging - Through Education & Technology. My Paperless Classroom Journey: Notability for Teachers. Analyzing iPad Myths in Education. 10 Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers with Technology – From Beth on Edudemic.

EdTechTeacher’s Beth Holland co-led the Teaching the Elementary Grades workshops this summer as well as a variety of iPad workshops. The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning.