As part of the iPads for Learning trial, students had access to an iPad on a 1-to-1 basis, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for the duration of the trial. 1-to-1 programs maximise learning opportunities for students by providing access to information anywhere, anytime. A major benefit of 1-to-1 devices is that they can be networked for two way communication and collaboration between teachers and students and extend learning beyond the classroom.
Great iPad apps for K-8 Tablet computing and mobile devices promise to have a dramatic impact on education. A growing number of schools across the world are jumping on the digital bus and embracing iPads (less often, other tablet products) as the latest tool to teach literature in multimedia, history through games and simulations, and math with step-by-step animation of problems.
Feb 11 2012 Guest Post by Jasmine Hall The best way to get your parents to buy you expensive gadgets has always been to really sell the educational value. “But Mom, if you buy me a Nintendo, think about how much my spelling will improve playing Wheel of Fortune .” Of course, these days it’s all about the iPad. For every Angry Birds there’s an educational game out there to improve your child’s mind.
As 2011 winds down, I have spent a good deal of time thinking about all of the online resources and tools that have helped make this past year a successful ‘Year of the iPad’ in my school district. And with an upcoming winter vacation ahead for many educators next week, I thought it might be nice to share out some of my favorite resources for using iPads, iPods, and iPhones in the classroom. Although there are many, many fantastic resources available online, the list below are the ones I have come to rely on… I hope you find them as useful as I have! IEAR : The IEAR community is a solid resource for locating and discovering appropriate educational apps for the classroom.
This selection of apps for children in Early Years & Key Stage 1 is by no means an exhausted and I'll try to keep the list up to date on a regular basis. I would welcome any other recommendations that I haven't included. Toca Tea Party: £1.99 Toca Tea Party is a creative game for children aged 3 and above. Children can invite their friends to a tea party around your iPad.
Ringwood North Primary School Ringwood North Primary School began the iPads for Learning Trial in Semester Two, 2010 with 136 Years 4 and 5 students. As a leader in the integration of technology into learning, Ringwood North continues to innovate and share its journey with a worldwide audience. Ringwood North Primary School is located in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The school has a reputation for its use of Digital Technologies, and its Visual and Performing Arts programs. The use of information communication technologies is integrated in all curriculum areas particularly in the senior years.
Alphabet Fun Learning the A-B-Cs was never like this. Alphabet Fun makes the most of Multi-Touch technology on iPad to teach kids letters, numbers, and colors. They’ll swipe through colorful images and easy-to-read text.
Everyone's been desperate to hear about the apps we're using. I present the current list for our primary department, with iTunes links. All prices are for the UK App Store. As I said in my last post , I simply cannot at this point contemplate the effort of capturing for you how every one of these apps are being used in all the classes and stages that they're being used in. I'm no longer the expert .
Digital Inspiration for Reluctant Readers Of all the requests for recommendations I get, the most common seems to be from parents & teachers looking for book apps for children in 4-6+ grades (ages 10-12+) who are struggling with basic reading skills. “What can you recommend for my students who are in 5th grade but read at a much lower level?
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