Five Notability Features You May or May Not Know About | Shrewsbury EdTech. I’ve been using iPads in my classroom for almost two months now. As much as I’m trying try “modify” and “redesign” learning with the iPad, I’ll be honest in saying most of the day-to-day work involves Notability. I wasn’t a huge fan of Notability at first. However, I’m becoming more of a fan as I see just what it’s capable of doing. Sure, students can add typed text and handwritten notes to PDFs, but there’s so much more. 1. Add pictures This may not sound like a huge deal, but it’s become very handy in my science classroom. 2.
I know many Sherwood teachers already know about this feature, but I just learned it a few weeks ago. Read this blog post to learn how to set this up on student iPads. 3. This may not be a feature that gets used very often, but it’s very useful when it is needed. 4. I just stumbled upon this feature a few days ago. 5. I showed a Google Presentation in class not too long ago. Like this: Like Loading... Related Annotating PDF documents on the iPad In "1to1 ipad" Mobile Devices in the Classroom. iPad in Education. The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning. By Justin Reich Imagine walking up to a stream. On the far side lies our ideal learning environment — student-centric, inquiry-based, resource-rich — our Someday.
A series of stepping stones indicates a way across. These are our Mondays; achievable objectives interspersed across a torrent of new technologies, practices, and theories. This Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around educational technology. As we look across to the opposite bank, we can see that the deep integration of new learning technologies into classrooms requires substantially rethinking pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and teacher practice (Someday).
However, as teachers, we need stepping stones (Mondays), and one of the easiest ways to gain experience with emerging tools is through individual projects or units. For centuries, a central role in education has been the creation of new content as a representation of understanding. Someday Monday. To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation. By Justin Reich and Beth Holland The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology. On the one hand, deep integration of new learning technologies into classrooms requires substantially rethinking pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and teacher practice (someday), because for technology to make a real difference in student learning, it can’t just be an add-on.
On the other hand, teachers need to start somewhere (Monday), and one of the easiest ways for teachers to get experience with emerging tools is to play and experiment in lightweight ways: to use technology as a substitution for something that they have previously tried in the past. Teachers recognize the need to imagine a new future, to strive towards the creation of innovative, technology-rich learning environments that provide our students with the best possible experience (someday). Part II: Curation Someday Monday Related. The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media. By Justin Reich and Beth Holland The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology.
On the one hand, deep integration of new learning technologies into classrooms requires substantially rethinking pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and teacher practice (someday). For technology to make a real difference in student learning, it can’t just be an add-on. On the other hand, teachers need to start somewhere (Monday), and one of the easiest ways for teachers to get experience with emerging tools is to play and experiment in lightweight ways: to use technology as an add-on. Teachers need to imagine a new future—to build towards Someday—and teachers also need new activities and strategies to try out on Monday.
Both pathways are important to teacher growth and meaningful, sustained changes in teaching and learning. Part I: Consumption Someday Monday B. Related. How Tablets Can Enable Meaningful Connections for Students and Teachers. By Justin Reich and Beth Holland In this four-part series, we have been charting a course for teachers working in classrooms with tablets. We began by looking at the consumption of content -- the default uses of tablets -- and then progresses through the the curation of learning artifacts, and the creation of new projects or activities. In this final piece, we examine the final of our four Cs: connection -- using tablets to put our students in conversations with fellow learners of all ages around the world. With tablets, teachers and students possess a mobile recording and editing device (text, photos, audio and video), publishing platform (blogs, wikis, video to YouTube, audio to SoundCloud, photos to Flickr), as well as social media access point (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, newsreader apps).
In 2003, Ben Schneiderman published Leonardo’s Laptop, a book about human computer interaction. Someday Imagine creating a learning context that spans countries or continents. Katy ISD -- A New Vision for Mobile Learning. A Principal's Perspective: Preparing to Distribute Student iPads? Yes, let's give students iPads so they can be smarter and learn better. It sounds so easy. The reality is that there are many unknowns, like how do you hand out 800 iPads and keep track of which student has which iPad, and how do you get 800 students to register with iTunes so they can use their iPads on the school system?
(The school system: How do you provide enough bandwidth for 800 iPads? That's another challenge entirely!) As principal, here are questions myself and faculty have been faced with: What if I lose my iPad? These many questions and a hundred more from the students, teachers, and parents are being answered one by one in my iPad experience. The iPad Rationale Our school district has a high number of low-income families, and one of the reasons for lending each ninth and tenth grader an iPad for the school year is an effort to eliminate the well-known "digital divide. " Tackling the Challenges Cost Insurance Ownership "So what happens at the end of the year?
" What's Next? iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education. "It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education ... If we are to develop our students' sense of curiosity, we must be mindful to carve out time to allow our students to inquire and explore. " -- Albert Einstein Mobile devices promise to dramatically impact education. This Ning network was created to explore ways iPads and other portable devices could be used to re-imagine the process of education and re-kindle students' innate desire to learn.
Let's hear from you! * Post your opinions in the Blog * Ask questions in the Discussion Forum * Add to the Videos collection * Invite your colleagues to join. Want Increased Achievement Using iPads? Apple reports that 1.5 million iPads are used in K12. Given that there are approximately 55 million students in K12, the iPad has penetrated K12 faster than any other computing technology. And the tech tsunami doesn’t seem to be slowing down. We have seen this type of excitement before with desktops and then again with laptops, although their rates of growth in K12 were slower.
Each time the expectations for what the computing device would do for education were sky high, and each time there was disappointment. Who can forget Winnie Hu’s May 2007 New York Times article, “Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops”? While the title was relatively low-key, the news was devastating to the educational technology community. What Do iPads Have to Do With It? Why would K12 administrators and teachers expect iPads to do what neither desktops nor laptops could do?
Before you say we are anti-iPad, substitute any other mobile device for iPad and the argument presented here holds true. Schools across the country bring iPads to the classroom. ARLINGTON, Va. — On a warm spring morning, a pair of first-grade boys enter the computer lab at Jamestown Elementary, a traditional-looking red-brick neighborhood school that's educated generations of students. The first-graders take a black cart, big enough that they both could fit in it, and push it down the hall to their classroom.
It contains an Apple iPad for every student in their class. This school is anything but old school. Jamestown, part of the 21,000-student Arlington Public Schools, is on the leading edge of what many educators describe as the classroom edition of the digital revolution. "Kids are not only able to access material but use a number of tools to construct learning in a completely different way from what they've seen before," said Camilla Gagliolo, the instructional technology coordinator for Arlington Public Schools. Teachers in digital classrooms have become learning coaches, moving around the room and giving students more one-on-one instruction.
Does the Smartphone Have a Place in the Classroom? Mobile Computing | Spotlight Does the Smartphone Have a Place in the Classroom? With an increasing number of social networks and technologies commanding more and more of our students' time and attention, are we too far gone to successfully integrate smartphones and mobile technologies into classroom learning? By Chris Riedel02/04/13 "Originally this was going to be a panel discussion about the Pros and Cons of cellphones in classroom," acknowledged Therese Mageau, editorial director of T.H.E.
Journal, at the FETC 2013 conference in Orlando, Wednesday, "but I couldn't get enough people to be on the 'cons' side of it. " It was an interesting revelation that didn't appear to surprise many in the audience. "Instead," she said, we're going to collaboratively take on the top concerns received over the course of the year by THE Journal around the use of cellphones in the classroom. The audience was divided into groups and assigned a single issue to collaboratively address. The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media. Integrating The iPad Into The Classroom (Advanced) iPad Classroom. iPad Tips & Tricks. Ipad Apps. Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Prevail? Getty Just a few years ago, the idea of using a mobile phone as a legitimate learning tool in school seemed far-fetched, if not downright blasphemous.
Kids were either prohibited from bringing their phones to school, or at the very least told to shut it off during school hours. But these days, it’s not unusual to hear a teacher say, “Class, turn on your cell. It’s time to work.” Harvard professor Chris Dede has been working in the field of education technology for decades, and is astonished at how quickly mobile devices are penetrating in schools. “I’ve never seen technology moving faster than mobile learning,” said Dede, who teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
That’s not necessarily surprising, given that a staggering 80 percent of teens have cell phones. “People are talking about this being an inflection point,” said Elliot Soloway. “I’m petrified that we’ll apply new technology to old pedagogy.” More than 1.5 million iPads have been deployed in schools. This Related. Tweet, Tweet, Go the Kindergartners – SchoolBook. “Tweet, tweet, tweet!” Chirped the kindergartners in Jennifer Aaron's class last week, as they settled onto the multicolored carpet and began to consider what they would like to send out into the Twitter universe that day. Three days a week, as the school day draws to a close, the children in Ms. Aaron's class sit down to compose a message about what they have been doing all day. They then send it out to their parents and relatives through Twitter, the stamping grounds of celebrities and politicians, where few kindergartners have been known to venture.
Ms. Aaron began the experiment this year with her class at Public School 150, an elementary school in TriBeCa, where every classroom has a Smartboard, a kind of interactive whiteboard, and all the fourth and fifth graders work on their own laptops. First, Ms. "We had to add more stickers," began Lucy, who did not elaborate, so Ms. "We learned about time! " The memories of the preceding seven hours pile up.
Ms. Class: "Yeah! " 68 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom. Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes. FETC 2013 | Feature Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes One expert argues that educators don’t have to alter lessons for each device in a BYOD environment. By Kim Fortson01/09/13 The name of Ron Milliner’s FETC 2013 session on device-neutral assignments (“DNA for BYOD”) faintly resembles that of a new-age workout plan. Though the director of the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education (KATE) won’t be divulging the secret to attaining perfectly toned biceps, he will be giving teachers insights into how to sculpt successful lesson plans for schools implementing bring your own device programs.
"We [at KATE] try to do training [for teachers] to take the lessons they already have prepared and show them how to turn them into lessons we call ‘DNA’--device neutral assignments," Milliner says. The soft-spoken director defines DNA as "lessons that can be completed on any device,” whether it’s an iPad, Android tablet, or smartphone. Appcessories. Insights Live from the 3rd iPad Summit. By Jennifer Carey Last week I had the privilege of attending the third iPad Summit hosted by EdTechTeacher in Boston, Massachusetts. This fall’s summit was the largest ever – a sold out crowd of 1,000 participants. I live-blogged the conference, so you can read about the individual sessions I attended, along with the keynotes, on my blog here. (You can find my two previous Summit reports here and here.)
While officially an “iPad conference,” the theme of the Summit was definitely innovation and connectivity in education, whatever the device. Keynote speakers David Weinberger, Ph.D. and Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D. (the father of the SAMR model concept) highlighted key elements about 21st century learning: we must be connected online, we must re-envision education in the wake of new technology, and we should foster creativity and innovation not stymie it with restrictive practices and archaic security (or instructional) systems. Connectedness is Key Re-envision Learning in the Wake of New Tools.