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iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. Below, you will find a list of objectives, each one connecting to recommended apps and tools. I want my students to... I want my students to record and edit video on iPad.
14 Nov 2012 iMovie is an application available on the iPad 2. This is a movie making app which provides many learning opportunities. Students in grade 5 have enjoyed using the 'trailer' feature in iMovie.
Physical education involves more than playing games all period long. As a PE teacher, you are also responsible for teaching students to develop healthy habits and realize the importance of making physical activity a regular part of their lives. Through the top 10 apps for physical education teachers, you can help your students see physical education as more than a fun period during the day.
For students, essays are a necessary evil of the experience of getting an education. For teachers, helping students write their essays can be time consuming, and once the students go home, they may lack the support they have in your classroom. It doesn’t mean they have to go it alone, though, when there is electronic help available. Check out these top 5 Apple applications for essay writing to make getting organizing and presenting your thoughts in a coherent manner a much easier process.
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With more than 500,000 apps available for use on the iPad, which ones are best for education? TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) helps by testing and recommending great apps for the classroom. They regularly try out new apps and list those that make the grade in the shared document available here for iPad .
I am new to the idea of allowing kids to use cell phones in school. I agree with it 100% if the purpose is valid and I have an administrator who has also indicated it is a good idea if it is monitored and used effectively in the classroom, but the question remains- how can it be used effectively? I attended a webinar recently on the website simplek12 and I learned som ideas about using phones in class- one website mentioned was cel.ly. I immediately established an account and created a cell for my school library. I decided what have I got to lose?
Remember when collaborating with your colleagues was limited to early morning meetings or an epically long professional day? Now technology has given us the power to connect on our own time, in dynamic new ways and with teacher friends from around the world. Here are some of our favorite tools for learning from one another, sharing best practices and growing as an educator along the way.
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There are plenty of places to find reviews of iPad apps, but how do you decide which ones are right for you and your students? Silvia Tolisano has some suggestions for you. Silvia recently published a nice guide for evaluating iPad apps. The guide walks you through six themes of the selection process before concluding with a checklist that you can use when it is time to choose apps for your classroom. Click here to read Silvia's full description of the guide. Click here to download the guide as a PDF.
6. Grammar Up (Free Edition) has over 50 multiple choice questions, over 10 categories, to provide a quick test of your student's grammar abilities. Adjectives, adverbs, verb tenses, prepositions, and conjunctions are just some of the categories covered with this handy app. Choose a timer mode, shake the Touch to skip a question, and enjoy the progress bars that show you how well you are doing with each category. 7. Paper Hangman (Lite) is the first of three word games on this list.
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Motion Math The first iPad was released in April 2010, and since then, its potential as a learning device has been explored by educators, app developers, and the exploding ed-tech industry . These days, it’s not uncommon to read about school districts handing out iPads as textbook replacements . Skeptics, though, don’t believe the hype. From a New York Times article in January: “There is very little evidence that kids learn more, faster or better by using these machines,” said Larry Cuban, a professor emeritus of education at Stanford University , who believes that the money would be better spent to recruit, train and retain teachers. “IPads are marvelous tools to engage kids, but then the novelty wears off and you get into hard-core issues of teaching and learning.”