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Education got a lot more mobile in 2012 as in-school iPad initiatives , the iPhone 5 launch and online learning providers in general made classroom experiences more interesting—and don’t expect to see teaching head back to desktop PC’s in 2013. In fact, as MOOCs and hybrid programs continue to evolve, mobile should have an ever more significant role to play. Looking back at some of 2012′s most significant app launches and updates, Education Dive assembled a list of a few of the best apps on iOS and Android devices that we think educators should know about for 2013. Some of these are already out in the wild, and some are still twinkles in their developers’ eyes.
As teachers, we are constantly looking for new ways to engage pupils, yet we often overlook resources that are right under our noses.
After spending two hours a day this week watching seventh graders fill in bubbles on our state's standardized test, I am finding myself thinking about assessment. Specifically, I am thinking about the many ways the iPad has enriched and strengthened our daily assessment practices -- and the value I see in authentic, embedded, process-rich assessment that informs and improves instruction. Technology like the iPad offers incredible ways to gather meaningful data that shows student thinking and creates a rich and detailed picture of learning.
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The following lesson ideas utilize several of the Lite or free apps available for the iPad.
All of these best iPad books for kids use digitization to enhance the reading experience, not divert attention from it.
iPad: If you've been waiting for a utility that finally lets you take notes on a tablet screen like you would a piece of paper, either with a stylus or with your finger, 7notes for iPad may be the app you've been waiting for. Not many tablet apps really allow you to use your tablet to take notes the way you would if you had a piece of paper, but 7notes changes all of that. The utility allows you to take notes using the software keyboard, tapping your finger on the screen and writing with it, or using a stylus that supports capacitive touch-screens.
It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say?
When children look under the hood of a car, their perspective is one of pure curiosity.
Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students.
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?
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.
How do I get Apps to this device?
One question that comes into my inbox or on Twitter a lot lately is one dealing with iPads.
Apps for the classroom