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Primary Ideas: Apps for Your Primary Classroom Mark 7. PrimaryIdeas. A Powerful App For Every Level Of Bloom's Taxonomy. Bloom’s Taxonomy has been steadily increasing its presence in my everyday reads lately. The revised version is really speaking to a lot of educators who are using it – often in concert with a variety of technologies – to address the different levels of educational objectives.

(Note: If you need a quick refresher on the basics of Bloom’s Taxonomy, check out this post). Using Apps There are a ton of apps out there that address different ideas in the Bloom’s Taxonomy hierarchy. There are a multitude of resources out there that list tons of apps that are relevant. Remembering Apps that fit into the ‘remembering’ bucket include those that improve a student’s ability to identify and recall facts, define terms and concepts, and locate information.

Screen Chomp is a free app that is a basic doodling board with markers. Understanding The ‘understanding’ bucket should be filled with apps that allow students to explain concepts and ideas that they have come to understand. Applying Analyzing Evaluating. 5 Ways Twitter Can Help in Education - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, social media, twitter. By: Pamela Rossow If you are in an educational field as a student, teacher, or parent, you may have wondered about the benefits of social media—specifically Twitter. All that tweeting seems like it could give you a headache. What if Twitter was more than just a way to dish about the amazing Caprese salad you had at lunch and actually a way to help students learn better? Here are 5 ways that Twitter may enhance learning . . . Class participation. In a traditional classroom, some students may feel intimidated to join in class discussions. Most of the time, a handful of students actively participates and the teacher or professor must resort to calling on students in an effort to engage them.

Projects. Outside in. Networking. Finding information. Education and Twitter can be synonymous if Twitter is used in a way that benefits educators and students. Pamela Rossow is a freelance writer who works with higher education clients such as eLearners. Mark Anderson's Blog | education, learning & technology. EdTech Published on July 13th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson Taking the strain out of social media is something that is a bit of a utopian scenario for me. I make quite a lot of use of various social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Google Drive etc. Keeping on top of all of these can often take quite a bit of time. With IFTTT this all changes. I’ve been using a tool that has been available online for quite some time called “IFTTT” (if this then that).

IFTTT allows you to create a variety of recipes that will perform different actions for you if something happens online. IFTTT incorporates a large number of different social media so that the number of different recipes you can create is phenomenal. So why am I talking about IFTTT now? Check it out. It’s completely free. Grab the iOS version here. If you’re using IFTTT I’d love to hear what your favourite recipes are. Tags: #iPad, android, automation, iOS, iPhone About the Author. Mark Anderson's Blog | education, learning & technology. 7 Excellent Free Resources to Learn About Blended Learning. ePortfolios with GoogleApps. This Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. On this site, there are instructions on how to use the different elements of Google Apps to maintain e-portfolios.

Are you a K-12 educator wanting to use Google products with your students? I recommend that you don't set up "regular" public Google accounts for them... instead, set up a GoogleApps for Education domain where you can enroll your students and control access. See the following Google Websites: See these Pros and Cons of "public" accounts vs.

Google Tools for Schools (a clearinghouse of Google resources to support Google Boot Camp workshops) Here are a few great blog posts about a school implementing GoogleApps: Watershed School story of implementing GoogleAppsGoogle Video Conference, October 6, 2009: Recorded webinar (in Youtube) • Slide presentation • Q&A Session Transcript. LearnersCloud Blog: Apps that support your flipped classroom. Flipping the classroom remains one of the hottest topics in education right now so we thought we’d bring you our top five most recommended apps and web tools to support you along the way. Most of the apps listed have been selected for their relevance, usefulness and time-saving attributes − recommended by teachers who have introduced flipped learning into their classrooms. Nearly all of the apps listed are free or offer schools a free trial to test whether the resource is suitable for their set of students and style of teaching.

Below is a simple list set out to help educators, students and parents familiarise themselves with the most popular tools for flipped classrooms and e-learning programmes. 1. Dropbox What is it? How it works in a flipped classroom: Dropbox essentially removes the need for students to print off assignments and send large attachments. 2. What is it? 3. What is it? 4. 5. What is it? Delivering flipped learning? Teaching Direct Speech Punctuation using the iPhone text messaging! Teaching direct speech is always a tricky aspect, there is so much to remember and very few useful visual pictures that clearly help children know what and how to use speech punctuation properly.

Lets look at some of the tips to remember: The words that are spoken have to go within the speech marks.Any punctuation needs to also go inside the speech marks.A reporting clause, who and how they said it can go before, middle or end.A comma follows the reporting clause at the beginning.You need to start a new line when a new character speaks. I think that is most of them?? I have heard of endless different ways to try and get children to remember these tips - keeping the sheeps in the pen or speech mark sandwich which are a couple of examples however they do not have any visual help for tips such as starting on a new line, which is something some of my children find hardest to remember.

I personally think this is a great visual picture that the children can use to help then punctuate speech. Excellent Video Tutorials for Teachers and Students to Learn about Copyright and Common Sense. 1- Creatie Commons Kiwi 2- What is Creative Commons License 3- Creative Commons Copyright friendly content and more 4- Creative Commons Get Creative 5- Generating a creative Common sense license 6- What is copyright ? 10 Ways To Use Offline iPads In Education.

Just about every article on using iPads in education involves one key feature: connectivity. Whether it’s wi-fi or cellular service, being connected to the web is by far the most important feature for iPads in the classroom. Otherwise, it’s just what the tech-bloggers call a ‘brick’ and is essentially worthless. Right? Not really. As you probably guessed from the title of this post and the visual I spent way too much time making below, there are plenty of ways to use iPads that have little to no connectivity.

In other words, that powerful tablet you hold in your hands is still useful even if you aren’t connected. See Also: 17 Real-World Ways iPads Are Being Used In Schools Note: since you need to be connected to the web in order to set up your iPad, I’m going to assume you were connected at one point and that you have the ability to download an app that can be used later. How do you prefer to use your iPad when there’s no connection to the web? 7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom. 8 Ways To Turn Students Into Storytellers 6.22K Views 0 Likes In the era of social media and always-on learning, it's hard to take a step back.

So how do you effectively turn students into storytellers amid distraction? Create Mind Maps and Flow Charts With Lucidchart for iPad. iPad4Schools. Writing blogs like this one and interacting with teachers on Twitter and the like can make edtech teacher types, like me, forget that it is still the case that the majority of teachers are not confident or regular users of modern technologies (social, mobile & student-centred) and need effective introduction and explanation of their benefits. I would estimate this majority of the non-confident to still be around 80%. I have been Head of Department in my current school for just one year and a number of my teachers have highlighted recently how far they’ve come in just one year. I thought I’d share my approach to providing PD and why it might be that it seems to work (well, some of it) Why does so much Professional Development NOT work?

Why do schools make such slow progress with modern workflows compared with business? Why do some teachers refuse to budge from their tried and trusted methods? Every student is an individual and so is every teacher. Photo Credit Link Photo Credit Link Step 2. iPads In The Classroom: The Right Questions You Should Ask. The pressure is on to make sure the education of U.S. students is on track with their global peers. Unfortunately, according to a 2015 report by Pew Research Center, that’s not the case, particularly in the areas of science and math. It’s no wonder, then, that in the quest for educational advancement, teachers want their students to have access to the newest, theories, processes and technologies to help the students excel. One of the most popular technologies has been the introduction of tablets, particularly, iPads, in the classroom.

Maybe you’ve been thinking about augmenting your program with iPads or another type of tablet. Photo from Flickr via Brad Flickinger The Necessity of Asking the Right Questions Before You Invest Have you ever gone to the doctor, with a diagnosis already in your head, but when he reviewed your symptoms, he came up with a completely different conclusion?

Why Do You Need an iPad? How will it benefit you? Would the iPad support your current or desired lesson plans? iPads in the Classroom. 5 Interesting Ways to Use iPad in The Classroom. After the tremendous success following the publication of " 9 starter tips for teachers who have just got a new iPad " iPad4schools has put forward this new graphic featuring a set of interesting ideas teachers and students can try during the 5 minutes, 5 days, and 5 weeks 'when introducing a new initiative or technology.' With each digital tip an app or a couple more are suggested and which can better execute that idea. If you are thinking in Bloom's Taxonomy terms then I must say that most, if not all, of the apps included in this graphic correspond with the "creation" level in the Bloom's thinking continuum.

I invite you to have a look and try out some of the ideas mentioned in this work. This graphic is also available for free download in PDF format from this link. Using iPads to Enhance Teaching and Learning. Best Apps for Teachers. VideoNotes - A Great Tool for Taking Notes While Watching Academic Videos. VideoNotes is a neat new tool for taking notes while watching videos. VideoNotes allows you to load any YouTube video on the left side of your screen and on the right side of the screen VideoNotes gives you a notepad to type on. VideoNotes integrates with your Google Drive account. By integrating with Google Drive VideoNotes allows you to share your notes and collaborate on your notes just as you can do with a Google Document. Applications for Education My first thought when I saw VideoNotes was that it would be a great tool for students to use to take notes, ask questions, and answer questions while watching "flipped" instruction videos.

You could assign a video for homework and have your students ask and or answer questions using VideoNotes. Have students share their notes with you so that you can see their questions which in turn can influence how you structure your next lesson plan. Stop Motion Apps - Great Storytelling. Apps in Education. 50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers. Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.

While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Note: See also 15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension & 20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading Helpful Tools Speak It! : Speak It! Fundamentals Reading Writing Spelling. #30: Add speech bubbles to a photo online and then download the photo. Submitted by Fiona Beal. This is the last in my series of 30 Days of Web Tools series - but of course I continue adding many web tool posts in the days to comeI came across the coolest website today called Phrase.it ( It is a very easy to use tool where you simply upload your photo (or select it from Facebook), add your bubble and text and then save it.

Let’s go through it.1. Open Phrase.it 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. I must confess, I need to play around with it a bit. Apps for Early Years & Key Stage 1. The No.1 App for Every Teacher…. | syded. Education Apps – Twelve Apps for Coding on Tablets. Evernote for Education.