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EDpuzzle. Socrative. One to one. Tech Resources for the Classroom. Tools. Teacher Tech Tools. Teaching withTechnology Websites. 5 Ideas for the One iPad Classroom. I am excited to be part of a plan to roll out iPads to all teachers in my school this spring.

5 Ideas for the One iPad Classroom

All classroom teachers in our schools will be getting an iPad, an Apple TV for projection and a stand to utilize the device as a document camera. The initial goal of this one iPad classroom is to allow wireless mirroring of an iPad through the projector in the classroom. This will add some interactivity and recording capabilities. I can think of many good ways to utilize this iPad equipped classroom, but of course, this is not yet something I have gotten my hands on so my depth of knowledge and experience has a lot of room for growth. One iPad In Classroom. How To 'App Smash' And Implement Digital Storytelling On The iPad. App smashing, the process of using more than one apps in conjunction with one another to create a final product, is a concept that allows students to create engaging educational projects and illustrate their creativity in multifaceted ways.

How To 'App Smash' And Implement Digital Storytelling On The iPad

One of the most gratifying and effective ways to use app smashing in the classroom is to create digital storytelling projects. The concept of digital storytelling is emerging as a form of personal and collective expression of knowledge, ideas, and perceptions. Its numerous and positive effects on students’ communication skills are well documented. iPad Ideas. Everything Google. Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity. My school is currently 1:1 iPads in Grades 1, 4, and 5, and next year we're expanding that to include Grades 2 and 3.

Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity

Like most schools, we went through a phase where we tried out LOTS of different apps, but over time, we whittled those down into our Core Apps, ones that are flexible and powerful enough to be used in every subject all day long. One of the keys for me is that these apps can be used by students to CREATE things, not just consume things. Here are our favorites: Explain Everything. If you can only get one app for your iPad, GET THIS ONE.

The great thing is that use can use these apps in tandem, so an Explain Everything can be put into iMovie (or vice versa) and then they can be put into Book Creator. While those three are essential, there's also some really great apps that can fill niche or support roles in your creativity workflow. Drawing Pad. 35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy. Integrating technology in the classroom and engaging students in higher order thinking creates the ultimate learning experience for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments. The following is a list of digital tools as it relates to Bloom’s Taxonomy. 1.

Creating – In creating, students create projects that involve video editing, storytelling, video casting, podcasting, and animating. Digital tools to allow students to create include: Story Kit , Comic Life , iMovie , and GoAnimate.com , SonicPics , Fotobabble , and Sock Puppet . 2. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Twitter Aligned with Blooms' Taxonomy: A Must Have Poster for Your Class.

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Digital teaching tools. 8 iPad apps to Teach Coding and Programming. With the changes in the National Curriculum for ICT in 2014 introducing a greater emphasis on coding and programming, there is a greater demand for easy to use programming tools for children.

8 iPad apps to Teach Coding and Programming

One of the best ones, Scratch, sadly doesn’t work on an iPad at the moment. Here are some alternatives that do. 1. Daisy the Dinosaur (Free) This free, fun app helps teach the basics of simple programming. It’s a simple, easy to use app which gives children an easy introduction into simple programming. 2. Developed by the same team behind Daisy the Dinosaur, Hopscotch is a free app which allows children to create their own games and animations with a simple programming language. When you’re finished with a script, press play to see the code in action. 3. The Bee Bot app from TTS has been developed to mimic the familiar Bee-Bot floor robot.

The app has been developed with 12 levels encouraging progression. It’s an excellent free app, and I highly recommend it! 4. 5. Classroom Ideas. Interactive Scope and Sequence for Integrating Digital Citizenship. The Men Who Made Us Fat ''Episode 1/3'' The Men Who Made Us Fat ''Episode 2/3'' The Men Who Made Us Fat ''Episode 3/3''

BYOD. BYOD. Bridging the gap between Physical Education & ICT...Yep I'm a P.E Geek.

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Educational Technology. Stencyl - Create iOS, Android, Desktop and Flash Games without code. iPad stuff. Top 13 web 2.0 tools for teachers. Every day in my K-8 tech classes, I use a variety of cloud-based tools to enhance the learning experience for my students.

Top 13 web 2.0 tools for teachers

There are more of these 'Web 2.0' tools than I can keep up with, but when you teach tech or coordinate technology for your school, 'keeping up' is part of your job. Here's how I determine which of these hundreds (thousands?) Of tools are student-ready: Before I introduce a tool to my class, I try it myself. Can I get it to work with ease? If a tool passes these two tests, I try it in class. Here's my list of 2011 favorites that have run that gauntlet: BigHugeLabs - create trading cards, posters, puzzles, mosaics using the student's own images.

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Assessment with technology. Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students. This afternoon through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I received a request for some free whiteboard apps.

Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students

All of the following seven tools can be used to draw and type on a whiteboard in your browser. With the exception of PixiClip all of these tools can be used collaboratively for brainstorming sessions. A web word processor and web whiteboard for schools. Create, collaborate and share without email! SNAP! (Build Your Own Blocks) Keynote: Create Stunning Presentations on the Move. Quite a while ago we did an article on Pages for the iPad and now we’re going to be taking a look at another program from the iWork suite — Keynote.

Keynote: Create Stunning Presentations on the Move

Making high quality presentations are now a large part of many people’s lives, be it for work or school, and most of us will have had some experience that has required us to create and deliver a presentation. As a fan of Keynote on the Mac, I was eager to try out Keynote for the iPad and needless to say, it doesn’t disappoint. Graphics and Resources. Limited Use Copyright Resources. PowerPoint Templates, Transitions & Animations.