Ipads in Education
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i Rate This We have been looking into the use of iPads in lessons and considering the possibility of buying a class set as a trial. I am excited about this and think its a great move forward. However, how will we use them? What Apps will we use?
Any technology device is only as good as the software installed on it. Combined with desktop access and Android phone access, I am able to use these applications just about anywhere. These are my iPad application recommendations to administrators. Evernote In an earlier post , I recommended Evernote as premium app for administrators.
Apps worth a try?
#edtech #ipaded #mlearning The importance of iPad training. Every day we start with about 30 minutes of iPad training — which is really the nuts and bolts of the Boot Camp.
Your iPad’s camera sucks. But if you’re willing to put up with a kid-friendly Disney-toy design, you can fix it for just $60. The Sakar AppClix is a camera which plugs into the iPad’s 30-pin dock connector. It has a 7MP sensor, a 4x zoom, a built-in rechargeable battery and a tiny 1.5-inch screen.
#edtech #edchat #ipaded #mlearning Using an iPad to record a narrated slideshow. I came home from teaching day 2 of my iPad Boot Camp to find over 70 emails from teachers wanting to know more about how to teach kids with iPads. Many of the emails were full of questions that I hope to answer over the next few posts, and many of you wanted to see the projects that the kids have been working on, so here is a link to the students project (which is being constantly updated)… http://www.kidtechcamps.com/project-showcase.html
Lovely Lady Liberty: Active Media Engagement for Young Learners Mar 04 dschmit Early Childhood , Elementary Primary note taking , social studies , video , voice memo
One of the more common complaints among iPad users is that the keyboard is awkward to use. Apple offers a wireless keyboard solution at the prohibitive price of about $70 plus shipping but you can actually create your own simple iPad keyboard for less than $10. You need two simple components:
I knew when I bought the iPad 2 a while back that it would provide a number of uses for me, but I quickly discovered it fills more important roles in my work than I believed it would. One of those, a key for me, is as a serious system to use for a lot of the writing I do in my work. I write 3,000 words most days for all of the projects I have going on, and the iPad 2 has stepped up to handle a lot of the task quite nicely. I wrote about using the iPad 2 for writing a while back , and contantly receive questions about how I use it in this role.
Thanks to the popularity of the Khan Academy 's simple video lessons, millions of people around the globe have learned everything from how to simplify fractions to how to understand a credit default swap. But what if students had the ability to pick from thousands of Khan Academy-style videos taught by a wide range of teachers?
iPads in Education
I recently received an email from a media and tech teacher from a school district in Wisconsin. The questions she has asked are awesome and could be helpful to others. My answers to her questions are followed with actual video clips from my classroom. Enjoy and may this be helpful!
#edtech #edchat #elemchat Many educators believe that students already know how to use their iPads, but the truth is that most students only know what I call “The Neanderthal Basics.” The Neanderthal Basics when it comes to students on iPads are: Game Play: there is no doubt about it students love to play games on these devices — so much so in fact, that they don’t see the potential for all the things that their iPads can do.
Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the DEECD iPads 4 Learning Evaluation day at the Victorian Art Centre in Melbourne, a day that i had been looking forward to for quite some time. It was a day designed to share effective iPad integration practices however more so to reflect on using such a device to assist teaching and learning. It was wonderful to hear the stories of the 10 educational settings involved and see how far that they had come in in the 18mth period of the trial. It was just as exciting to hear what these settings were going to do in the year to come in relation to furthering their iPad journeys.
This is a beautiful lesson designed and presented by Rob Miller on Scrib. What I really like about this series of activities is that it allows the students or in Rob's case his teachers to articulate their own learning. It is never about a single app. It is the combination of apps that allow the learners to meet the learning outcomes.
Awake your Appthusiasm for Learning I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at NEISD that serves 3 Title 1 campuses. We are very fortunate to have an abundance of technology at our disposal to service the students. With a background in English & Math and a love for all things Apple, I naturally gravitate to the iPad.
I can remember a time when we "went to the computer lab". I am SO thankful that this is not the case in my educational setting. Many people have viewed how we "use iPads in the classroom". Today, I have written an entire educational opportunity on our classroom blog.