STILL One of the Best Kept Secrets: Pinterest! One of the best kept secrets about social media for educators and students is Pinterest! Recently, while examining Teachers With Apps traffic sources, we were just a little bit more than surprised to see Pinterest was the number 4 source of our traffic. Only Google Direct, Google Organic, and Twitter supersede Pinterest! Facebook doesn’t even bring in as much traffic as Pinterest. Pinterest jumped onto our radar last spring when we began watching it creep up from #14 to #11 to #9.
Have students pin project ideas: Pinterest can be a great place to get students working. Use pinning as part of a lesson: Of course, pinning itself could be an educational experience. Collect ideas for virtual field trips: Let your kids travel the world through the web when you find creative online field trips on Pinterest, or build your own through great images. Have students photo journal on Pinterest: There are numerous ways students can use Pinterest to journal. 12 Smart iPad Apps For Collaborative Learning. 12 Smart iPad Apps For Collaborative Learning This post is promoted by the educational app Conojo Whiteboard – An Interactive Drawing Tool. Using the iPad for collaborative learning isn’t the most seamless thing in the world. For one, you have to define what you mean by collaborative learning, and here we can loosely define it was “a kind of learning where collaboration is an integral part of the learning process.”
This means not just publishing ideas, but publishing them in ways where writers can receive feedback, reflect, and revise their writing or thinking. This means not just tweeting thoughts or content, but doing so intentionally to promote feedback and interaction. And it also means working together in real-time to accomplish collectively forged and monitored goals, whether your building a fortress with a massive tunnel system in Minecraft, or working with experts outside of the classroom on a presentation using Google Drive. 12 Smart iPad Apps For Collaborative Learning.
5 Amazing Ways to Collaborate with Another Class. Originally posted by me on Edudemic.com – July, 2013 “Ms. Clark, when are we going to do that again?” Nothing makes me happier as an educator than hearing those words – and lately I have been hearing them a lot! It is not the question as much as the look on the faces of my students that I enjoy the most.
It’s the inspiring glow of engagement and enthusiasm and the fire in their eyes that makes me want to keep trying new projects. Their relentless desire to do collaborative-based work is proof that they enjoy the journey, the connections and the role of play in their learning. One of the thrills about being an educator in 2013 is this ability to redefine the typical classroom landscape in this way. As we began our journey, some of our classes had 1:1 iPads, but others did not. If collaboration is something that interests you – and it should – here are five easy and highly engaging ways you can begin (or even improve) your journey. Tip: The world is your oyster with this type of project. Collaborative education. How to use Padlet.com in the classroom? | Graffiti. Teachers often write to us about how they use Padlet to pose a simple question to their class, or to collect exit tickets at the end of the class, or, sometimes, to collect assignments or projects from students.
Its always great to see all the varied use cases. Recently, however, a question seemed stuck in our minds. Would it be possible for a teacher to run an entire class, from beginning to end, on Padlet.com? This post lays out our view on the question. We think that not only is it possible to run an end-to-end class on Padlet, it is; in fact, highly beneficial for both teachers and students to do so. Imagine running a class on the Solar System. How can one use Padlet.com to go through all the stages of this lesson? Step 1: Lesson - Researching, collecting and curating content for your lesson does not have to be a tiresome task across folders, sites, emails and links. Put all your content (images, handouts, resources, explanations) on a Wall. TFA - VIRTUAL ART DEPARTMENT.
10 Apps That Work Great With Evernote. Note-taking is a small yet important part of anyone’s digital routine. That’s why apps like Evernote prove extremely useful for anyone who needs to jot down pieces of information at any given time. It lets you quickly jot down text notes or take shots of important documents from any device you’re using, or directly from your web browser. If you think you’ve used Evernote for everything, thought, think again. The Evernote Trunk is full of apps, devices, notebooks, and more that can help you get the most out of the service. KustomNote KustomNote lets you create note templates from within an Evernote account. Price: Free Developer: KustomNote Full Review: KustomNote: Custom Note Taking on the Web Mindjet Mindjet is a cloud-based mind mapping app either for individuals or teams.
Price: Starts at $180/year Developer: Mindjet Calltrunk Calltrunk records phone calls and saves them to Evernote, creating a call log that’s easy to search, share and manage. Price: $5/month Developer: Calltrunk EchoSign. Twitter. Twitter in the Classroom. 6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads. The following post is written by Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher . Join EdTechTeacher at the iPad Summit in Atlanta on April 10-12. The app store is loaded with options that allow students to create content on their iPads. From comic strip creators to mind maps, video editing and publishing, screencasting & digital books, the options for individual student creation are expanding. However, collaboration between students is often a critical component of any classroom activity or project and increasingly there are options available that allow for collaborative efforts across iPads.
Below are six ways to support collaboration between student iPads that cover the spectrum of creation options that range from text to digital storytelling to video creation. Explain Everything ($2.99) A flexible and powerful screen casting option, students and teachers can collaborate on screencasts by exporting Explain Everything project files from an iPad. Google Drive (Free) BookCreator ($4.99) Subtext (free) Diigo. Secondary Interactive Science Sites. Secondary Resources for TEKS. Science Lessons. TpT Science Lessons. Science Lesson Plans. Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education. It seems as though when one technology tool for the classroom is introduced, another one is waiting to make its debut!
We’ve shared several 21st century tools with our readers; however, we have not acquainted you with a recent tool, Pinterest. Pinterest is an electronic bulletin board where users can “pin” images from around the web. These images are then categorized into various boards on the users’ profile. Pins are also shared and searchable, which makes Pinterest a wonderful resource for visual information. So what are these pin boards good for with regards to integrating them into the classroom? We’ve come up with a list of four ways for teachers to use Pinterest: Lesson Plans- As briefly mentioned above, Pinterest is a superb visual resource full of pictures, videos, and website links. Pinterest can be a fun and exciting tool inside and outside the classroom.
Is there a fifth way in which you would incorporate Pinterest into the classroom? Collaboration.