iPads in the Classroom
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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.
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This is a supplement to “Appy Hours 4 You” Blog Talk Radio Show : Episode 9 – “Cautionary Apps” . In this episode we were joined by Susan Reeves (App-tastic ITS and Google Certified Teacher). Our topic was cautionary apps: how to review apps, where to find the best apps, and the pedagogical practices behind selecting appropriate apps for classroom use. We also shared a specific list of cautionary edu apps and how teachers can avoid or better prepare instruction around these selections by previewing and preselecting content. Cautionary Apps: Preview & Preselect Content Educator Recommended Apps: Check out TCEA’s Google Doc for iPad and iPod , Kathy Schrock’s iPads in The Classroom , and APPitic for educator recommended apps.
One question that comes into my inbox or on Twitter a lot lately is one dealing with iPads. Many schools and classrooms all over are investing in these devices and educators want to know how to use them effectively, apps to consider and more. In keeping with the "My Favorite Resources" theme ( last week I listed my favorite resources for talking about Twitter ) here are my go-to resources when people ask me about iPads in the Classroom. ISTE iPad In Education Webinar Resources -A while back ISTE ran a great webinar with some fabulous educators on using iPads in the classroom.
My daily apps - well some of them My new school are thinking about getting some iPads so I thought i’d repost this page from my blog about using iPad as a teacher. I’ve updated it with a few things as well.
Posted on Wednesday June 15, 2011 by Staff Writers The iPad has found its way into hospitals, retail stores and homes across the nation, but it’s also making a big splash in the classroom, even with some of the best online colleges . With a great selection of apps focused on everything from word processing to keeping in touch with classmates, the tablet computer can be an invaluable tool for learning — no matter your age. Online science students haven’t been left out, of course, and there are a wide range of applications offering help with chemistry, biology, astronomy and even the math that comes along with certain fields. If you’re a college student looking to supplement your science studies, these apps are some of the best for learning, sharing, researching and just plain having fun. Chemistry
There are endless educational possibilities for iPods and iPads as classroom instructional devices. Let's face it, between the iPhone, iPod, and, iPad a good portion of your students are already carrying these devices into your classroom. Take this opportunity to capitalize on the excitement, energy, and learning these devices can provide to you and your students. Engagement is half the battle. The resources below have been collected and reviewed for the iPods in the Classroom Professional Development Workshop offered June 2010.
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With more than 500,000 apps available for use on iOS devices like the iPad and iPod touch, how can you make a good decision about which ones are best for education? TCEA helps by testing and recommending great apps for the classroom. We regularly try out new apps and list those that make the grade in the shared document available here for iPad and here for iPod touch/iPhone . Apps are categorized into 46 different subject areas and 14 different personal use areas.