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iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 2 – Writing. Used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com ( ) Writing and technology has been a controversial subject for many traditionalists in education. “Spell check stops children from learning to spell”. “All students do today is copy and paste from Wikipedia and Google searched articles.” ” Children need to handwrite all their drafts”.

“William Shakespeare didn’t have a laptop” ( OK, i just threw that in for fun!) At the same time, of course, as a teacher I have been subjected to countless reports and stories typed in ridiculous unreadable coloured fonts, decorated with superfluous clip art and WordArt headings and thousands of “death by Powerpoints” unnecessarily printed out to hand up to me. 20 years of computers as a publishing tool has not necessarily improved the standard of students’ writing skills. The key words in that last sentence are of course publishing and writing. Which leads me once more to the star of “Mr G Online”, the iPad. What is writing? Bile Learning. Technology Integration Matrix. What is the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix?

Technology Integration Matrix

The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003).

The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells. What is in each cell? Within each cell of the Matrix one will find two lessons plans with a short video of the lesson. Teaching Students to Effectively Use the Internet.

A search engine is essentially a database that points to Web sites and Internet resources.

Teaching Students to Effectively Use the Internet

The search engine database is compiled by means of often called spiders, crawlers, or bots. These spiders, crawlers and bots are programmed to find web pages, follow all the links they contain and add any new information they find to the master database. It is important to remember that when you are using a search engine, you are not really searching the entire Internet, but a database of pages and resources from the Internet compiled by the bots. Once the information has been collected by the robot programs it is turned over to the search engine's indexing program. An helps to establish access points to the information collected by the robot programs and indicates these access points in the database.

All of this information is presented to your by means of the search engine's , the actual web page you see when you enter your query. Search engines are only as smart as the questions you ask. I Education Apps Review - I Education Apps Review. iPads in Schools. Camilla's iPad Resources - ISTE iPad in Education Webinar. Carolyn's iPad Resources - ISTE iPad in Education Webinar. Craig's iPad Resources - ISTE iPad in Education Webinar. Craig's iPad Links - ISTE iPad in Education Webinar. iPad. Apple's handheld and tablet devices can be valuable for teaching and learning.

iPad

An iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone can be so many things: a camera, a book, a canvas, a calculator, a timer, a reference, a notebook, an audio recorder, a word processor, a camcorder, a video editing station, a videoconferencing device, a movie player, a scanner, a student response system, an instrument, a flash drive, a presentation station, and much more. Sample Lessons - iPad in Education.

The following lesson ideas utilize several of the Lite or free apps available for the iPad.

Sample Lessons - iPad in Education

These are basic lesson ideas that demonstrate the concept with specific content areas, but can be applied with a variety of curricular areas and grade levels. Digital Storytelling Graph and Check Every Postcard Tells a Story Every Postcard Tells a Story The following lesson ideas utilize some of the fee-based apps available for the iPad. Remix a Video in Your Own Words Remix a Video in Your own Words. iPads for Education.