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Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students. With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Blooms in the classroom using the apps that are available.
The following is a guest post by Sam Gliksman, one of SimpleK12's presenters. Click here to watch Sam's Webinars inside the Teacher Learning Community. Portions excerpted from new book, " iPad in Education for Dummies " by Sam Gliksman 10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program
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So many ruminations on what smartphone technologies offer the wired classroom begin with some permutation of how, at first, smartphones are often the bane of teachers’ existence because they cause disruptions. This isn’t one of those ruminations. Let’s just go straight to the suggestions, shall we? Use educational apps : One of the simplest strategies for engaging students using smartphones involves taking advantage of the thousands of educational apps as supplements.
Last year, iPads in education took the world by storm, finding their ways into initiatives at both the K-12 and university levels. Edudemic’s friends over at Education Dive have talked to some of the people responsible for those roll-outs and watched schools decided how to use tablets, whether they were Apple’s or not . In 2013, iPads are still going strong.
Being a iPad/iPhone developer, I am often asked these questions: “How do you stop your kids from accidentally changing settings on your iPad” or “How can I use an iPad exclusively for AAC?” and even “My child left the game they were playing and somehow deleted some apps!”. Well, with iOS 6, the latest version of Apple’s operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, there’s a great solution to solve these issues called Guided Access. Once activating Guided Access, you can lock any app open (the home button doesn’t exit the app) so your child cannot change anything while using it independently. If you wish to exit the app, you tap the home button three times and enter a passcode. It’s really that simple!
Welcome back to Term 4 here in New Zealand - only 8 weeks to go before the Christmas break - so much to fit in and such little time to do it. I am still fizzing from all of the wonderful things I learnt at ULearn in Rotorua. The ShowMe app on the iPad's is one I downloaded when it first came out but have not had the time to learn more about it or use it. Some of you might remember the work I did with my class with i-can-animate earlier this year making Numeracy videos to show how to use strategies - some of which are on http://nznumeracy.wikispaces.com . ShowMe makes this video process easy and fun to do.
CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE - Joe Dale - Using iPads to Enhance Teaching and Learning Video Recording Follow-up Reading/Viewing Suggestions: (links shared by participants during the session have been added to this list and also to the Livebinder) LiveBinder Link: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?
Did you receive a gift of a new iPad this year? If so, you’re probably spending this holiday vacation week trying out all kinds of new apps. Here are ten that I recommend getting started with. Evernote is the Swiss Army knife of iPad apps. I use Evernote for a little bit of everything from bookmarking websites to dictating notes to myself. The app automatically syncs with my online Evernote account so that I can access my notes, bookmarks, and saved files from any computer or device that is connected to the web.
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I am conducting a series of workshops in Florida and was asked to share a rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps as part of the workshop. In 2010 Harry Walker developed a rubric , and I used his rubric (with some modifications by Kathy Schrock) as the basis for mine. (Read Harry Walker's paper Evaluating the Effectiveness of Apps for Mobile Devices. )
If you’re looking to deploy iPads in education, you may think that it’s just a matter of expense and storage. Those things are big, but they’re not the biggest problems you’ll face. In fact, this is one of those situations where money is the least of your troubles. I was chatting with an Edudemic reader this week who wanted to know a few tips and tricks about deploying iPads in his classroom this coming school year. I figured it might be helpful to share the results of this conversation with the rest of the Edudemic readers.
It’s no secret. Everyone and their mother wants an iPad. Apple sells one like every other second 24 hours a day… 7 days a week. Everyone seems to want to be able to deploy an armada of iPads to harness the power of the tablet.
The following is a sponsored post by Datamation Systems, Inc. . They’ve worked with more than 10,000 schools to help deploy and secure classrooms full of technology. Want to learn more?