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10 Prompts to Help Students Assess Their Own Learning Using Curriculet - Curriculet. Curriculet is free for teachers and students – get started here.

10 Prompts to Help Students Assess Their Own Learning Using Curriculet - Curriculet

Written by Sara Losman, veteran teacher and Curriculet writer As a teacher, I know it is vital to not only teach the standards for my content area, but also to teach my students how to take responsibility for their own learning. The Curriculet platform is perfect for giving students more independence in this area, but up until recently, I felt that my questions and annotations missed out on the opportunity to give my students a voice in assessing, reflecting, and responding to their own learning of the standards taught in each text. In my classroom, I use an evidence-based scale that explicitly shows students what they should be able to accomplish by the end of a unit or lesson, similar to a rubric.

Throughout a unit, my classes will revisit the scale often to see if students have mastered any additional skills or have shown growth. Redefining learning with iPads. More teachers are getting hold of iPads for their work, but how can they go about getting the most out of them?

Redefining learning with iPads

Primary school teacher and iPad-innovator Lee Parkinson discusses how teachers can use the device to bring very specific subjects to life. The fatal mistake schools make when deploying mobile technology is thinking that by purchasing the hardware, that’s the hard part done. In fact, the easiest step in a school’s iPad journey is buying the technology; the successful use of the technology is determined by what schools do after this. "To bring the writing alive, the children performed their compositions using the app Shadow Puppets Edu. " iPads, Mobile Technology & Apps. Though originally dismissed by educators, smart phones, iPods, wireless tablets and iPads are quickly emerging as excellent learning tools for a variety of reasons: Digital culture: Technology is pervasive in modern culture and is a staple of youth social interaction.

iPads, Mobile Technology & Apps

To remove a cell phone from a teenager today is in many ways to disconnect her from her friends and social life and disrupt her daily routines. Mobile computing trend of future: As handheld devices (such as iPods, iPads, and tablets) become increasingly powerful, their utility increases. "Smart" phones that can access the Web have become more of the norm in only a few short years, and small web-based and app-based tablet devices are on the rise. Flexibility of handhelds: Along with power comes flexibility as cell carriers continue to add features and programs. iPads in the Classroom. Curriculet. EnglishAgenda podcast: 8th December 2014. This week we interview Tracy Dumais, Mobile Learning Consultant with the British Council app team.

EnglishAgenda podcast: 8th December 2014

The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students. Ready for school?

The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students

Let’s examine some of the featured apps that you should be using this year. From time-saving tools to reading helpers, there are apps that do just about anything. Rather than have you sort through the endless parade of app icons, we’ve done the hard part for you. If you’re looking for some useful tools for the classroom, these apps are for you. Most are available for both iOS and Android operating systems, so don’t sweat that part. However, most of these apps are free so they’re at least worth downloading and trying. A Visual Cheat Sheet To All The Apps A compilation of apps in the iTunes Store. SAMR Model Apps Poster. Web 3.0. And MIT Announce First-of-its-kind Breakthrough Higher Education Learning Platform : Fujitsu Canada.

June 17, 2013Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.

and MIT Announce First-of-its-kind Breakthrough Higher Education Learning Platform : Fujitsu Canada

Navigation and simulation technology solves challenges of online learning systems Sunnyvale, CA and Cambridge, MA, June 17, 2013 — At the Sixth Conference of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC), Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. and MIT have jointly announced a first-of-its-kind, revolutionary asynchronous, personalized learning platform – Guided Learning Pathways. Guided Learning Pathways is a result of the companies’ joint research program focused on overcoming the challenges in traditional online learning systems, including finding appropriate learning materials and personalizing learning pathway of learners. Guided Learning Pathways is designed to address these critical problems for learners. As a result, two technologies have been developed and applied in the research. Full details of the research will be presented at the conference being held from June 16-19, 2013. 2. EdX. Great Web Tools.

Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all.

Great Web Tools

In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at Simple free learning tools for students and teachers. Word Challenge - Games iPhone Apps. Developer: British Council App URL: Category: Games App Version: 1.0 App Size: 1.6 MB Languages: English Free Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Word Challenge - Games iPhone Apps

Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later. 60 Second Word Challenge is a vocabulary game to help improve and widen your English vocabulary. Test yourself on a range of common everyday topics and see how many questions you can get right in 60 seconds! Talking Tom Cat App. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. - Free Online English Dictionary.

LearnEnglish Apps. Create Educational Content For Mobile Devices. JiT2U: Web 2.0. Mobile learning #2: The issues. Mobile learning #1: The big picture. [Or: What is it and what's it got to do with me?]

Mobile learning #1: The big picture

1 The big picture The sale and use of mobile handheld devices has soared over the last few years. The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that mobile technology will be mainstream by the end of this year. And not just in developed countries where access to technology is relatively ubiquitous. This Guardian Weekly article, for example, reports on the massive rise of mobile phone use in Africa. 7 Things You Should Know About Mobile Apps for Learning - ELI7060.pdf.