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Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with..... Six helpful classroom management apps for teachers. By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura Read more by Laura Devaney January 14th, 2014 Classroom management can be challenging, but teachers can benefit from different tools Mobile apps aren’t just for students.

Six helpful classroom management apps for teachers

Teachers and administrators benefit from management apps designed to boost productivity, provide quicker access to actionable data, and more. How to Use iPads for Personal Professional Development. This article is reblogged from my post on Edudemic.

How to Use iPads for Personal Professional Development

Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom. You don't need a class set of netbooks or iPads to integrate technology into your daily instruction.

Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

There are some fantastic, free iPhone apps that are perfect for teachers who are looking to change up their daily routine. These apps can make everyday tasks easier, simplify what you're already doing, and maybe just inspire others to make an investment in technology at your school. Common Core MasteryConnect has designed a wonderful app to keep the Common Core State Standards at your fingertips. Navigate the app by choosing your students' grade and subject area to access detailed information about each standard. Pick a Student It's important that all students are held accountable during class discussions and everyone has a chance to speak his or her mind.

Timer, Sand Timer and Traffic Light.


iPad Presentation Support Page - Kathy Schrock's iPads4teaching. Help Students With Comprehension Through Collaborative Reading – from Holly Clark on Edudemic. This post first appeared on Edudemic.

Help Students With Comprehension Through Collaborative Reading – from Holly Clark on Edudemic

As I write this blog, I am sitting next to an older woman on a plane. She is happily reading a newspaper, while I am equally enticed by articles on my iPad. She continually struggles to make the paper fit her own limited area, by folding and then refolding the paper as she makes her way through the narratives that might already be outdated. I can see the ink on her fingers, and the smell of the paper is starting to give me a slight headache. Her reading is aided by her use of bifocals, which help her to read the small print.

K-5 iPad Apps to Evaluate Creating: Part Six of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. In 1948, the Swiss inventor George de Mestral returned from a hike with his dog covered in burs.

K-5 iPad Apps to Evaluate Creating: Part Six of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

After examining how nature designed these clinging bristles under a microscope, it dawned on him that a similar structure could function as a clothing fastener. The synthesis of his thoughts and prior experiences gave birth to the invention of Velcro. The process George de Mestral used to arrive at a novel solution for fastening a future generation's sneakers is exactly how Bloom defines synthesis. The merging of previous experiences with new ideas, can lead to the unlocking of the creative mind.

Using a clear set of objectives, this process asks students to reorganize divergent experiences and sets of knowledge to solve problems. The Revised Taxonomy differs slightly from the original writing of Benjamin Bloom. Generating: Production of a Unique Communication Planning: Production of a Plan. Note-Taking with iPads. I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes.

Note-Taking with iPads

My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precisely what he said, and to this day, I still take notes in outline form. However, consider Sunni Brown's TED Talk, "Doodlers Unite. " She argues that engaging in sketching while listening to complex ideas further supports learning. While outlining may work for me, what about those who value taking notes in the margins? Using AirServer to Mirror iPads to Laptops. When I am giving presentations and leading workshops I like to use AirServer to mirror my iPad to my laptop.

Using AirServer to Mirror iPads to Laptops

That allows me to project my iPad’s screen without being tethered to VGA cable. At $14.99 (less with volume pricing) AirServer is a heck of a lot cheaper than Apple TV too. Usually everything works well when I use this system. Today, that wasn’t the case. A Plea to Teachers with iPads: Make Your Practice Visible - EdTech Researcher. 5 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen. 10 iPad Apps for Kid with Special Needs. As the iPad makes its way into the classroom, developers are creating more apps for children in Special Education.

10 iPad Apps for Kid with Special Needs

“What sets the iPad apart from other devices,” writes Randall Palmer in T.H.E. Journal, “is the simple and visually robust user interface that can be used by almost everyone. It’s also a highly customizable device that can be set up with applications and assistive features to support a variety of special needs.” But finding the apps that are most effective for children with LD and ADHD often presents challenges for parents and teachers alike. Now, thanks to The Children’s Institute (TCI) in Verona, NJ, that problem may be solved—at least to some degree. Although the TCI list of apps is updated frequently, following is T.H.E. Using iPads With Mixed-Ability Students, Teachers Must 'Give Up Some Control' Mobile Learning | Feature Page 2 of 2 Using iPads With Mixed-Ability Students, Teachers Must 'Give Up Some Control' The realization they came to was that content apps--those for, say, algebra or grammar--have limited uses, but those apps for organization and research, what Lopez calls "toolbox apps," have broader applications.

Using iPads With Mixed-Ability Students, Teachers Must 'Give Up Some Control'

The best example, Lopez said, is an app called Popplet, a simple graphic organizing tool.

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ELA Apps. Give your ELA curriculum an interactive twist with the help of handy new apps. The use of iPads and ePublishing software enables collaboration and peer review, while game-based programs provide fast feedback for teachers. So go ahead, move beyond the basic book. 6 Great English Language Arts Apps StoryKit Students will learn basic concepts of narrative and sequence as they craft their own eBooks. The voice recorder helps developing readers practice fluency, and drawing tools allow for easy illustration. Become a tech-savvy teacher! Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students. In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. 34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf. A Nice Guide to iPad App Evaluation. 13 Must-Have Gadgets and Apps for Educators. School-ipad-app-map.png 2,572×1,818 pixels. 17 iPad Apps We Explored Using With High School Post-Graduates. The Best iOS Apps for Students and Teachers.

How to Use the Google Drive iPad App to Create Student Portfolios. Five Tips for Supporting iPads in the Classroom. Published Online: November 7, 2012 By Jennie Magiera Schools across the globe have begun investing in iPad tablet computers, hoping these devices will magically transform their learning environments. While there are countless examples of schools using iPads to redefine teaching and learning, the true magic in putting tablets in the classroom comes from effective teacher pedagogy and implementation models.

So far this year, I've had the great fortune to launch or support 20 1-to-1 iPad classrooms. Here are five key tips I've learned along the way that might help teacher leaders and administrators embark on their own iPad initiatives: 1) One Classroom > Three Classrooms Many schools purchase one or two iPad carts thinking that, like laptop or netbook carts, they can then be circulated throughout the building and checked out at will by interested teachers.

After all, we don't use iPads for instruction the way we might use them at home. Now that's what I call a successful fail. 50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks. 50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities. More (and Free) Cool Classroom Apps. Creative Uses for iPads in the Classroom.