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Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge. Published on May 28th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson Technology, Pedagogy, & Content Knowledge model Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge The Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge model or TPACK for short has been around for some time. It builds upon the work of Lee Shulman and extends his idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra expand upon this in much more detail on their site and on the site there are lot of links to other scholarly articles related to this topic.

In my work, I’ve been trying to apply these three things in order to bring about use of technology in lessons that doesn’t dictate that technology is at the heart of everything we do but there as something which will enhance the PCK (Pedagogical Content Knowledge) based learning that is happening. The TPACK model has certainly been giving me plenty of food for thought. TPACK with definitions. Technology Knowledge Pedagogical Knowledge Content Knowledge So what next? - Class Tech Tips: 11 iPad Literacy Apps for Stations! 0 Comments December 4, 2014 By: Monica Burns Nov 30 Written by: 11/30/2014 5:33 PM ShareThis Many teachers ask me what to do with just a handful of iPads. Whether you are in a second grade classroom with two iPads, or a library with five devices you can create stations for students of all ages. Here are a some of my favorite apps for creating stations in your classroom – add your favorites to the comments section! News-O-Matic (reading and listening with extra activities) 7 Little Words (word games) Quizzitive (vocabulary game) KidEWords (word games) Storyline Online (read aloud videos) DK Readers (read along books) SpellMania (word games) World’s Worst Pet (vocabulary games) Synopsis (flashcards with games) Vocabulary and SpellingCity (word games) Avokiddo ABC (alphabet games) cross posted at Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom.

Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories. In the year that I taught language arts before moving into the social studies department one of the challenges that my students faced in writing short stories was coming up with ideas to get started. I held a lot of brainstorming sessions with those students. Today, there are lots of apps that can help students generate creative story ideas. Here are five worth taking a look at. Things to Think About is a free iPad app that offers 100 writing prompts created by students for students.

The prompts were created by 2nd through 5th grade students in Jackson County, Michigan. The app itself was built by two high school students in the same county. Things to Think About has writing prompts spread across twelve categories. Write About This is an iPad app (free and paid versions available) containing visual, text, voice writing prompts for students. Brainstormer is an iPad app (current price $1.99) that started out as a website in 2009. Classroom Technology News | Educational Apps | Bloom's Taxonomy | 1 to 1 iPad Class. Content creation. iPad apps. Digital Storytelling. Utilities. Subject /Age Level Apps. Educational Technology: The Future Is Now.

11 iPad Apps That Promote Close-Reading. iAnnotate’s intuitive interface and customizable set of features make it the "go-to app" for taking notes on lecture slides, annotating important business documents, revising screenplays, grading papers, and much more. Read on to learn about the great capabilities of iAnnotate: ANNOTATE: Choose from the pen, highlighter, typewriter, stamp, straight-line, note, underline, strikeout, photo, voice recording, and date stamp tools.

Copy and paste annotations, even from one document to another. CUSTOMIZE: Drag and drop the exact tools you need to create custom toolbars for your specific workflow. SCROLL: iAnnotate allows fast, continuous vertical scroll through an entire document. SEARCH: Use keywords to search the full text or filenames of every document downloaded to your Library, or limit your search to unread, annotated, or favorited documents to refine your results.

MULTITASK: iAnnotate lets you have up to eight documents open at once, and easily navigate between them for tabbed reading. Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5. iPads. SMART Board. There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered. Too often the word on the street is “my school or class has new iPads but we don’t know what to do with them.” The best part about these devices is that they get the learning into the actual hands of students- make learning “hands-on.”

That is NOT a new concept. Dewey, Montessori, David Kolb knew this long before the digital age- constructivism is one of the most effective ways to learn anything. These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country. The White House announced last week they would host their first Maker Faire this spring (follow the hashtag, #IMadeThis).

We know great teachers and librarians are creating maker spaces for their students in traditional public high schools, like the Laura Fleming at New Milford High School. These are all exciting events but all students should have easy access to becoming a maker. 1. (app and webbased) has it all! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.