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25 Ways To Use Tablets In The Classroom. When I was a kid, I dreamt about our school desks as computer screens. How cool would it have been to be able to draw, write, and learn directly onto my own computer? As the years went on, people theorized that laptops would take over the classroom, but the price of these devices was too high for a 1 to 1 ratio. It never quite caught on in lower grade schools. See Also: 25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom by Degree of Difficulty Now, it is the age of the tablet. Yet, some educators are still skeptical. 1. In a subject like art, people might think, “How could a tablet be useful? It is, but what about an app that helps with color matching and combination, or tools for interior design where the child can map out their project in concept before getting to work? When they are done, they can share in galleries with other students for critique and encouragement. 2.

App developers have continually surprised the public with the complexity of tools they are able to create for tablets. 3. 4. 5. 6. iPad Lessons. Apps in Education. Free Technology for Teachers. Tablets and Apps advice center. The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world.

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You

That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here.

We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. The following tools have not been verified and are simply based on the number of times each was mentioned on Twitter during this hashtag discussion. Made at Tagxedo – it’s in this list! The List Added in the comments and via Twitter: 3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot. One of education’s hottest buzzwords these days is gamification: the integration of games into classroom instruction to enhance student learning.

3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning, increased student engagement, and greater creativity. (For more information about why you should integrate gameplay into your instruction, see this Fractus post by Rebecca Davies) But what if you’re new to gamification? What if your students don’t all have iPads? What if you don’t know of any games for your grade level or content area? Enter Kahoot, a free online questioning tool that integrates student competition while giving teachers valuable data about student performance.

Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning, increased student engagement, and greater creativity But you can do more than just quiz your students with Kahoot. 1. Who says that quizzes always have to come after the teacher presents the material? 2. How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing (Survey) About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century.

How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing (Survey)

EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. Tablets in the Classroom: Paperless Education. As tablets gain in popularity, many are beginning to see their usefulness in various areas of life.

Tablets in the Classroom: Paperless Education

Although there are a few that are skeptical about using tablets in the school districts, there is still great potential to using them. Most of the arguments that float around the Internet are from districts whose teachers neglected to use them properly or failed to learn more about them in general. A new tool simply can’t be added to a classroom and expected to be utilized. Some kind of planning needs to be involved. Why should educators embrace the technology available today? 1. 2. 3. eBooks-a-Plenty Anything is available for educational materials through the use of tablets.