A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My Other Blog Posted on March 20, 2013 by johnp See on Scoop.it – mrpbps iDevices “I am not sure how much iPading you are doing in your classroom but whether you use iPad just occasionally or you adopt it as a consistent learning and teaching tool, the reference card below will definitely give you a hand in improving your iPad use.
PE Department train thoughts #pegeeks In having an opportunity to facilitate a short session today on the issues with KS3 PE and the future of KS3 PE it has got me thinking about the confidence on our leaders of PE in schools. And I’m sat on a train for 3 hours too! Sir Michael Wilshire commented recently (something like – I can’t quite remember!)
Gotta chime in here about the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It does an amazing job, but you need to know that it's a micro-abrasive. It's like using Comet. I wouldn't personally use it on electronics of any kind, save corroded contacts (for which it's great). Using a lint-free microfiber cloth (or two), first with diluted white vinegar and then with rubbing alcohol gets rid of nastiness without scratching the crap out of your control surfaces. How to Properly Clean All Your Gadgets Without Ruining Them
The use of technology in education has evolved rapidly in the last decade, with schools, colleges and universities striving to create high-quality learning experiences through its effective application. In the 1990s, school invested in computer suites, and towards the end of the century began to use the internet. The turn of the century saw the development of wireless networks and, in many schools, a shift towards laptops as a means of increasing student access to computers. Schools and colleges invested heavily in virtual learning environments to provide anytime, anyplace, 24-7 learning for students, with mixed results. Recently, the invention of SmartPhones and tablet devices have brought with them mobility, flexibility and even greater capacity to access learning materials anyplace, anytime. Five steps to a sustainable 1-1 student device roll-out
As much as I love the iPad, iPhone, and iOS, I have to admit that I have become intrigued by some of the new and exciting features offered by some of the competing Android phones and tablets. I do appreciate how easy iOS is to learn, use, and set up. I still feel that iOS is the most user friendly mobile operating system and is still the operating system I would recommend to family members and friends. I think iOS is especially a good choice for those who are new to smartphones and tablets. However, I sometimes wish for some of the more advanced features now being offered on some Android phones and tablets such as an integrated stylus, the ability to run multiple apps on the screen at once, and all the neat things that you can do with live widgets on your app screen and lock screen. The iPad vs. the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Mike Gunn - Failing to Learn Better: Bring Your Own Device in schools - an implementation strategy Part 1 Forgive me in advance, this might be a long one. Cartoon at the end for your efforts? Deal...
currently, to help lead senior leaders through the current maze of possibilities with technology supporting learning. However, several recent experiences have led me to resurrect my iPad series of articles to try to help leaders in the vacuum before my book is complete. All of these topics are explored much more in the book, but I hope to at least make some stop to consider with this article. Some sections of paragraphs I have extracted from the draft chapters of my book. So, the article: 1:1 Learning Technology and iPad Articles by James Bowkett
Kanex MeDrive – unlimited storage for the iPad? | PEorBust Kanex have recently released meDrive a little box of wizardry that allows you to expand your storage and create your own local cloud using external USB storage. I have manged to get my hands on a meDrive and here is my review. I started looking for a solution to my storage problem a couple of months ago when I realised that my iPad was starting to get a bit full. I have been using the 16gb iPad for over a year now and what with all of the keynotes and videos etc on it the storage was nearly full.
iBook Author is an awesome free app that allows users to easily create stunning multi-touch textbooks for iPad. It provides all the tools one might need to start creating and publishing ebooks including galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and many more. iBook Author provides you with a set of pre-defined templates to help you design the background of your textbook.
Instructional technology takes so many forms. In some buildings that may mean simply having a computer lab of desktop computers. In others, you may find SMART Boards and laptops in every room. And, in some of the more advanced classrooms, you may find an Apple TV serving as a media hub for a teacher (and possibly students) with an iPad. The question, “What can I do with an Apple TV in the classroom?” has been asked of me quite a bit – this post should help to identify how to set it up, what it can do, and some ways you can use it in the classroom. Apple TV in the Classroom by @InstTechTalk
Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad? So last week, in preparing for the New England Reading Association Conference and the NYSCATE Mobile Learning Summit , I decided to change my approach. Rather than structure my presentations by tool, or by app, or even by project, I organized myself around desired student outcomes – aka. what students can actually do.
My brother recently built a shelf for my daughter’s room. It is in the likeness of a boat that she will one day spend sunny afternoons on, cruising around Plymouth harbor. He used a saw, a hammer, glue and other assorted tools that I couldn’t explain or name. I am not a carpenter nor am I skilled at building anything with my hands. However, I do know this.
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evsport | A fine WordPress.com site There is growing pressure on departments to contribute to whole school improvement by including reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills into all lessons… and PE is the perfect place to start. Today’s blog looks at the use of cross curricular skills during an outstanding lesson while maintaining a high level of activity. The objectives of the lesson were to accurately replicate specific exercises to a high standard; perform to maximal capacities towards set goals and be able to evaluate the movements of others, specific to their strengths and weaknesses. Connect – The lesson started by the students being set into 3 differentiated teams (teams set from their physical performances during the previous lesson).
The iPad may only be two years old, but it's already begun to change many things. Reading is one of them. Work is another. It is selling like crazy, but it will be some time before most of the people you know own a tablet. How the iPad Is Changing Education
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