In-video quizzes answer the question: ‘Who is doing their homework?’ and help direct the focus of class By Stacey Roshan Read more by Contributor Stacey Roshan has found that flipping her math class leads to more powerful classroom interactions. In the three years that my advanced math classes have been flipped, I have been able to get to know my students, as individuals, better than I have ever been able to before. My goal is always to make the classroom feel a little more like play, while still maintaining rigor.
AirPlay Mirroring is easily one of the coolest features of iOS. Mirroring everything that happens on your iPad (or iPhone) to an HDTV or to your Mac is awesome and can also be incredibly useful for screencasts and demos. I’ve written before about the excellent Reflector app that enables AirPlay Mirroring from the iPad or iPhone to a Mac , and selected it for our list of the Best iPad Apps of 2012 . Today I wanted to mention a very cool feature that Reflector offers: the ability to do screen recordings of your AirPlay Mirroring sessions on the Mac. As in, it will record a movie file of your AirPlay Mirroring session. To do a screen recording with the Reflector app you just hit Command + R on the Mac keyboard or select ‘Start Recording’ from the Device menu of the app.
At FETC 2013 , Jennifer Hart and Luis Perez presented a session sharing a number of advanced tips to make finding, sorting, consuming, and creating content on the iPad easier and more efficient. On thejournal.com Perez provides these 12 tips and their catchy tip titles to help educators with their iPad classroom use. Summarized below, these 12 tips are: Shine a Spotlight. The iPad’s built in Spotlight feature helps search for apps that get “lost”.
Two weeks ago I reviewed a new free student attendance and behavior recording tool called Class Charts. Class Charts is a service that is best described as one part seating chart and one part behavior chart. This evening I discovered that Class Charts has a free Edmodo app too. So if you're an Edmodo user looking for an easy way to add a great student behavior recording tool, take a look at the Class Charts Edmodo app .
We often provide digital learning tools–most notably apps–to help educators uncover all the good stuff they may not have the time to otherwise. Often these resources are learner-centered– math apps , struggling reader apps and apps to improve writing , etc. The following list, though, are as much for teachers as students, and make an excellent foundation of apps for any teacher interested in mobile learning,m project-based learning, or other student-centered approaches to technology in the classroom. Sam Glikman, author of iPad in Education for Dummies (an excellent resource for any educator who actually intends on learning to happen when students are given iPads), put together this excellent list, from Wolfram Alpha and Slide Shark to Eye to Diigo and GoodReader. 29 Apps For Teachers: The Educator’s Essential iPad Toolkit <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Whenever we talk about iPad here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning we take connectivity for granted . But there are times when this connectivity is lost or when WiFi is not picked up or when you are in the woods with no cellular service, in cases such as these, does your iPad have any value any more ? Jeff Dumm has the answer for this. He had diligently worked on the graphic below to share with us what we can do with our iPads when there is no connectivity. The ideas he touched on are really interesting but for an educational context I would add a bunch of other tips including :
The world of iPad workflow just got a whole lot easier. After months of ‘work arounds’ involving screenshots, Dropbox and pre-tablet technology, the latest Edmodo update has changed the game. Put simply, you can now use the iOS6 function ‘open in app’, to open a document in Edmodo. This allows you to upload a document to your Edmodo library on an iPad. You can then link the document to a direct post, note or assignment within the Edmodo app.
As iPads are increasingly infiltrating our educational systems the question of the pedagogical implications ensuing from the use of these mobile gadgets in the classroom come to the surface. Some do look at them as an added distraction and that learning can be more focused without students having access to them during the class. Traditionalists do advocate this view and are , in fact, against the " over-digitization " of education. To these people I say what John Dewy once said " If we teach today as we thought yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow ". I am strongly in favor of the use of mobile gadgetry for educational purposes.
In this post, I am revisiting the topic of digital portfolio which I have talked about in earlier posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning . Check out the Digital Portfolio section to learn more about both the web based and mobile apps teachers can use to create eportfolios for their students. As you know the importance of eportfolios in education stems from the fact that they enhance students overall learning and provide them with a chance to showcase their academic work to their peers, parents or the whole school.
Let’s take a look… Was a rubric used? Are cross curricula activities applied? Are built-in differentiation of skills being utilized (is it a SMART app)? Is the app aligned to the Common Core Standards? What is the depth of the scope and sequence?
[for additional ELA/Reading specific apps and ideas see Reading on the iPad ] Is only one iPad in a classroom worth it? This question keeps reappearing on the EC Ning and in other blog spaces.
We are all passionate educators and teachers keen on using technology to improve our teaching practices and enhance our students learning but the question is how do we know how much technology we are using and what type of technology we should be using ? Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already approached these two questions in a previous post in which I published a great check list that every teacher should be using to the technology he/she is using and how they should be using it, you can access this post HERE . Dr Rueben Puentedura, however, came up with a new model which I think most of you are already familiar with; this is called The SAMR model . I have already talked about this model in a post I published last year but this time I am revisiting SAMR with more details. To start with, SAMR model is a system which you can use to measure your application of technology, or its level of use.
by Michael Fisher In the next few weeks, Janet Hale and I will have our newest book published by ASCD , Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students . We will very soon be launching a new ASCD Edge Group and Discussion Board around the book to discuss improvements in instructional practice and design. We also want to hear the awesome ideas of all the educators who would like to engage in a dynamic multi-media conversation! In the book, we discuss different lenses and considerations through which you can view your current curriculum for a particular upgrade. This blog post is honing in on two upgrades: technology integration and Common Core alignment .
It is really amazing how popular the 15 iPad Skills Every Teacher Should Hav e has become. I never thought that it would grab as much attention to the point that it has been featured in some School district websites both here in Canada and the States . I am really glad you like it and as I said before I am working on the Android version of that article and I will get it published here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning as soon as it is ready. In this post, I am sharing with you a list of some great iPad apps to help you in your teaching and Learning.Check them out below and let us know what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Teacher Kit