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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills.

cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation

At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. They can be found in a newer post on this blog. The goal is to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths. Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds. iPads/Apps for Teaching & Learning. Conference Pad. 15 iPad Skills Students Must Have.

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15 iPad Skills Students Must Have

Enjoy 1- My students should be able to create presentations . Here are the apps to help you achieve this goal : Sliderocket Idea Flight3- Slideshark5- SlideGrabber6- Prezi Viewer4- Xavier Presentation 2- My students should be able to create digital stories. 1-StoryKit2- Talking Tom & Ben News3- I Tell a Story4- Scholastic Storia5- Talking Tom Cat6- Toontastic7- Our Story8- Bunsella Bedtimes Story 3- My students should be able to create eBooks . 1- Book Creator for iPad2- eBook Magic3- Demibooks Composer4- Story Patch5- Creative Book Builder 4- My students should be able to print their docs right from their iPad. How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning.

The micro-computer revolution of the 80's radically improved how teachers and schools carry on the business of learning.

How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

We now have iPads in classrooms that will not only improve it, but it has the potential to change the business of learning in schools. The question is, "Are teachers ready to adjust their teaching for this new learning revolution? " I have just become principal of a school that will be participating in this revolution this year. The ninth- and tenth-graders will be all receiving iPads. Aside from the obvious technical challenges, the real challenge I see will be to assure that this sizable investment will take student learning to the next level. In the Classroom Let's imagine a math class full of geometry students with iPads. Another Example A science teacher can provide similar learning opportunities.

Getting Teachers Onboard One of the biggest questions teachers have about giving students iPads is, "How do you keep the students from playing games? " 50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks. An absolute gem of an article by John Brandon and Graham Barlow from MacLife on 30th March over at TechRadar.

50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks

This is going to become my iPad manual from here on in. Customised iPads for all iPad 2 tips and original iPad tips - get 'em here! With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a thinner design, the iPad 2 is the world's best tablet device. iPad 2 review It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. 1.

iOS now supports folders. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. The internet got mightily upset when Orientation Lock was replaced with Mute on the iPad during the last iOS update. 4. If you're carrying around sensitive data, you can now enable a feature that'll erase all the data on the device if someone inputs the incorrect passcode 10 times. 5. Learning Labs - Using your iPad for eTwinning projects - Welcome. Why you should use an iPad with your students?

Learning Labs - Using your iPad for eTwinning projects - Welcome

As I see it there are four major factors why iPads are claiming a position as an education tool. Compared to computers: 1. It is a multipurpose tool. With the millions of apps at your hands you can do virtually anything with your iPad that pre iPad took two or three gadgets to accomplish. 2. Compared to other surfpads: 1. 2. These are all my personal opinions as an ICT-teacher. Best wishes Johan Karlsson.