iPad/iPod Resources. How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve. By Dave Wingler How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve: Technology can make life a lot easier in the classroom.
In the past criticism was often aimed at new technology coming into the classroom, recent advances in tech have made drastic changes to the learning environment. This has actually been the case for numerous generations. When televisions were introduced to schools and kindergartens, many people were outraged at the invasion of technology into the educational process but of course, television became an integral part of the learning process. It is therefore fair to say that when used properly, tablets such as the iPad can be used effectively in the classroom. No matter what the educational focus is, there is an app which supports practically any curriculum target imaginable. Teachers and institutions can also rely on some of the many quality iBooks that have been written up in the last 2 years that provide constructive reviews of applications for use in education environments. SmartBoard, Make Way for Educreations. Digital Tools Julia Hum/Educreations One of the biggest, fastest shifts in ed tech the last couple years has been the evolution from the use of large interactive whiteboards to the use of mobile, agile multi-purpose apps.
Currently, there are at least six products, all competing to become teachers’ favorite. Replay Note, ScreenChomp, ShowMe, DoodleCast Pro, Knowmia, Explain Everything and Educreations all offer teachers the ability to record the visual and audio components of a “whiteboard” lesson on their iPads, and share it online. Educreations is one of the top contenders, teachers say, mostly because of its simple user interface and multi-functionality. “One of the problems with written textbooks is that kids get all the info right up front and that’s not how the problem solving process works” One of the values educators look for in tech tools is student usability, and with Educreations, teachers say the tool is straightforward enough to incorporate into student work. The 60-Second Guide To Teaching With Tablets.
ANSWERED: The 10 Biggest Questions About iPads In Classrooms. The following is part of a recent interview I did with students from Ursuline Academy of Dedham, Massachusetts about iPads in classrooms.
They proposed a few questions that they thought were the most important and I replied with some initial thoughts for them. iPads, tablets and learning. I’ve seen a lot of great practice with iPads and other tablets in schools. The students are engaged in what they’re doing, teachers are excited by the learning taking place, and there’s a good, collaborative atmosphere. So why do I have the feeling that there is something – a quite fundamental “something” – missing? How do mobile devices change learning? Photo by Mike Avila I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I think the problem, in a nutshell, is that when I’ve seen students using their tablets, they haven’t been doing anything they wouldn’t have been doing anyway.
To put it another way, tablets are mobile devices, but they don’t seem to be used very often for enabling the to be mobile. I think there are several questions one might ask. Best iPad mini apps. The iPad mini has an unfair advantage.
It's technically a new device, but it launched with software that blew away the competition's. It runs all of the 275,000 iPad apps in the App Store. Though all of these applications are usable, some are especially well-suited to the iPad mini's size and portability. 5 Recommended iPad Screensharing Apps. The iPad is supposed to make teaching and learning easier, right?
But if you’ve ever tried to talk your mom through a new task on her computer or iPad without being able to show her what you’re doing, you can understand that some frustration might ensue as you try to get an entire class to follow along with you. Or maybe you want to show a quick video or diagram, but holding up your iPad to the class really isn’t reaching everyone.
There are a lot of folks out there who feel your pain, and to ease it just a bit, they’ve created Apps to share your screen. There are a lot of them out there, so we’ve sifted through and picked out some of the better ones to give you a good place to start. If you’ve used any of these (or others) and like them, please let us know! Join.me With the join.me viewer, you can join an online meeting no matter where you go. TogetherJustice for iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G on the iTunes App Store. iPad Classroom Next Term? – 10 Things to Consider. If the iPad is making a ‘move’ on your classroom this year then these ten points are worth considering: Check your wireless network for everything from capacity to ‘dead-zones’.
Leave no stone unturned as a failing wireless network will severely hamper iPad use in school.Be hands on with apps/methods you might ask students to use and see what it is like to produce ‘work’. The iPad is just a device and without an informed educator it will be ineffective as a learning tool.Set out clear behaviour guidelines and link them to school policy. Consistent expectations when using the iPads can help prevent the device from being a disruption.Don’t expect an app to ‘teach’ a lesson. 5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) – From Tom on Edudemic. At EdtechTeacher we strongly believe that successful technology integration in schools requires ongoing, sustained professional development.
Our Teaching for the 21st Century program (T21) works with cohorts of educators at schools and districts over the course of a school year, combining face-to-face workshops, live webinars, online course work, and one-to-one coaching. Our core programs focus on either computer/laptop integration or iPad integration. However, we also create custom programs to address topics such as Nexus Tablets, BYOD, or Elementary grades. 9 Surprising Ways Schools Are Using iPads Around The World. 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 7.76K Views 0 Likes There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner.
Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts. 100 iPads in a single classroom at University of Ottawa. iPads at University of Chicago Medical Center. Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic. With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone.
Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs. Luckily, we have lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious who share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. E-Learning Stuff » ipad. These are technologies that I actually use, they exclude web tools and services which I do a separate top ten for.
They are generally tools that make my life easier, more efficient and more productive. Having changed jobs in 2013, this has made the list a little more interesting as the technologies I used over the year did change quite a bit. Missing from this list is BT Infinity FTTC which made the list for the last three years, not that it doesn’t exist anymore, I moved in 2012 and am now connected to the only cabinet on my exchange that won’t be upgraded to FTTC.
As a result I am stuck on a very slow 1-2Mb ADSL connection. Here are my previous top tens from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom - Edgalaxy - Cool Stuff For Nerdy Teachers. There is no doubt to anyone who has used an iPad or any tablet for that matter that they show a clear alternative to teaching learning in the classroom beyond laptops, screens and monitors. The iPads simplicity of use and massive range of apps give it a great deal of appeal as a teaching and learning tool and the future looks bright for this trend to continue. Yes it does have a number of shortfalls in some areas - like any early technology so I am going to share some great resources with you that I have come across which highlight the benefits of iPads in the class room and hopefully they will be of use to you.
The DEECD located in Victoria Australia has some brilliant resources located at their iPads in the classroom trial website including. The 21 Steps to iPad success which is a document created to assist schools to smoothly implementing their iPads in the classroom, and have provided each school with some support materials. iPad Resources iCan Use. An Incredible Way To Teach Music Using iPads In The Classroom [Video] What happens when you take a classroom of students, add 24 iPads as well as sound recording gear and then throw in a live band? A pretty catchy song that gives you hope for the future of music in the digital age. Sounding like a professionally recorded and mixed track, Neil Johnston of Store Van Music (UK), created the song in a british classroom as you can see in the video below.
The song has gotten so much acclaim that it’s actually now on sale at iTunes ( iTunes link ). [FYI: Neil contacted Edudemic to let everyone know about the new experiment and how it's helping students with their music, rhythm, and learning. Digital Storytelling with the iPad. Digital Storytelling can transform your students' writing into a visual masterpiece that is filled with voice and emotion, while enhancing critical thinking skills.
The iPad takes digital storytelling to a new level by making the process easier, and even more engaging for students of all grade levels as well as for their teachers. A Day in the Life of the iPad Classroom. Lenny Gonzalez Halfway through a year-long pilot study using iPads instead of textbooks, a San Francisco eighth-grade algebra class is showing signs of every teacher’s dream: the spark of engagement in her students’ eyes.
Jeannetta Mitchell, a veteran teacher of 20 years, is encouraged by what she sees so far. “This is not a magic wand,” she says. “This just makes it more fun for them to learn. Nobody’s just sitting there writing down the answer, saying I don’t know how I got there. During my visit to her class last Friday, it was apparent that she was a big part of the reason they understood those problems. The students never had a chance to tune her out – they were constantly being asked to participate one way or another, whether it was working out problems on the whiteboard (not interactive), watching instructional videos on the iPad, or working in groups.
If the goal of learning is to figure out the “how” and not just the correct answer, then the gadget is doing its job. 50+ iPad apps by a Geography Teacher « The Six Sides of Steve. August 22nd, 2011 by Mr.Williams. So. iPads and iPods in Education - @Ideas_Factory The blog of Julian S. Wood.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. iPads/iPods in Education. Embracing Technology: Are iPads the Future of Learning? There has already been considerable debate over the value of embracing emerging technology in education, particularly the use of iPads in schools, but is this debate simply over method or is there something more drastic taking place? If the use of iPads can significantly improve the engagement of students, and increase their ability to explore subjects and develop in their learning, then are we doing them a disservice by being slow on the uptake? Is the iPad a frivolous toy that would be misused and a drain on limited school budgets, or is it a bridge between the classroom and the world?
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Case studies. Tips and tricks. 2011-12 iPad Project - RSCWMWiki. Educreations. James Clay, Gloucestershire College: My favourite iPad Apps. Breaking News: Today - Educreations Launches New iPad App and Turns Your iPad Into an Interactive Whiteboard. Classroom iPod touches & iPads: Dos and Don'ts. A few of my favourite things... iPads in the Classroom. Using iPads in Education: Resources for teachers using iPads in the classroom. WritePad for iPad Demo. iPads In Education- Part 1. The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom.
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