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How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 14.60K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be.
iPads- Apps for education Find Similar Articles in: CEGSA , iPads , pedagogy , research , TPACK , Uncategorized *UPDATED AGAIN!* I will be Repeating this session at #CEGSA2012 in place of “iPads in teaching and learning: New Perspectives on integration and Productivity” Tomorrow on the 23rd of March-2012 I’m presenting on iPads at Flinders university . In this session I aim to talk about how iPads can be used to effectively enhance teaching and learning in any classroom.In order to do this, it is really important that we consider why it is that we are using this tool in our classrooms and what it is that we expect it to do to help our students to learn.
Rethinking the approach to learning with an iPad was one of the key points that arose from our recent iPad study tour in Queensland. Many of the schools talked about the development of 'Learning Workflows' where work is created in one app, then built on in another App and so on. Using the iPad where many Apps are generally single function, requires a different approach to create useful learning outcomes that moves the integration of the iPad in learning from the Subsitution model to the Redefinition model. A very useful explanation with some practical examples of how to achieve a learning workflow in your classroom can be found in the following video by ELearning Laura based on work done at the Apple Teacher Institute 2012 in Cheltenham .
More App Info description & screenshots Free TeacherPal by ITWorx Since taking attendance and keeping a gradebook is a regular task for all teachers, having a great solution on your iPhone or iPad is a must. This simple, effective, free, universal app belongs on every teacher's iDevice. Take attendance; track grades and behavior for your students. Set up a profile for each student that can even include information such as allergies. You can email parents and/or students directly from the app.
The Apple iPad is an amazing tablet, and to help you get the most out of it, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of every tip, trick, and tutorial for you. Read on for more. Note: This article was originally published earlier this year, but we’ve updated it with a real lot more content since then, so we’re republishing it for you. We’ll be keeping this page updated as we find more great articles, so you should bookmark this page for future reference.
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Updated 06/23/2012 A Texas colleague recently shared the following list of questions relevant to iPad implementation...rather than respond to them in a "closed" environment, i thought I'd post them here and invite folks to pitch in and help sharing their approaches. I like going through questions like this because it helps unearth questions that my team and I haven't considered, as well as revisit questions and responses we have. Here's the original prompt: Our district has purchased a number of iPads over the past year. It started as admin devices and then some teacher devices were added and now some have purchased iPads with the intention that students will share them.
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Welcome to the ‘iPad in Education’ web site - concerned with using Apple’s iPad for learning and teaching. Although this is based in the UK, the site’s content will reflect practice from other counties and contexts in order to explore and learn from a wide field. I am Ian Wilson, a freelance Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer based in the north west of England (Twitter: @Ian__Wilson ). I have set up this site as I believe the iPad signals the opportunity for a transformation in how technology is used in schools, colleges and universities. I am interested in looking at all age ranges, all abilities across all areas of the curriculum and keen to see if the iPad makes technology more transparent and cross-curricular as it should be. Of course at this stage, we don’t know the true extent of the impact of the iPad on teaching and learning as it is too early to say.
iPad Scavenger Hunt As a first day exercise, I decided to have my students do a modified scavenger hunt on the ipad to get familiar with their particular ipad and with ipad use in general. Below is the worksheet I projected on the smartboard and asked that students work together to complete the assignment.
If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Certainly iPads are cheaper than computers, desktop or laptop, and they are more mobile. Speaking of computers, they were supposed to be the transformation of teaching and learning as we know it.
How do I get Apps to this device? Or If you are new to the mobile world, what is an App? App or an application is a program that can be installed on to the device. The app will have an icon associated with it. An app can be purchased through iTunes App Store on your computer or through the App Store app on the iPad (If you need to download iTunes, click here ). An iTunes account/Apple ID will be needed to download apps.
Mobile Apps | News iSwiFTER Releases Rover Flash Browser for iPad In an effort to enable Flash-based content for iPads, iSWiFTER Learn has developed a new browser app, called Rover, specifically designed for educators and students that offers both pre-selected learning content and filtered web browsing. Flash content is typically not compatible with standard iPad browsers. Rover is currently available as a free download on the app store. In addition to the firewall-compliant web browser that meets the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) standards, the app contains education content from provider partners like Discovery Education, FunBrain, and 3P Learning, providers of the popular Mathletics program.
You know that your new iPad will let you easily watch movies, browse the Internet, or play games on the go, but there are many advanced features hidden beneath the surface of iOS that can improve your tablet computing experience even further. To help you become an iPad master, we've compiled a handy list of tips and tricks for new iPad users. Read on if you want to learn how to multitask, take screenshots, encrypt your backups and more. Set the iPad to self-destruct in 10 seconds: Okay, not really--but you can set the iPad to erase all data after ten failed passcode entry attempts by checking the Erase Data option under Settings, General, Passcode Lock . Don't let AutoCorrect mess you up: If you don't like the option AutoCorrect gives you, reject it by finishing the word as you prefer, and then tapping the suggestion. If you want to use AutoCorrect's choice, just type a space or punctuation mark, or tap Return , the moment it pops up.