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The Case of the Cheesecake Thief! Jun 20 dschmitElementary Intermediate, Middle Level Science, social learning, social studies, Visual Literacy courtesy blvesboy http://www.flickr.com/ Procedural crime dramas are very popular and for good reason. They use evidence and science to analyze a mystery and uncover answers – a great metaphor for what a classroom learning experience can be.

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One iPad in the classroom? - Ideas for use One iPad in the classrooom You may be lucky enough to have one iPad in the classroom, but unlucky enough not to have access to a class set. Here are 10 free ideas to help you and your pupils get the very best out of the one iPad in the classroom. 10 Simple Tips For Better Teaching With Tablets by Ravi Bhatt, iAnnotate Software Developer Teachers can’t escape the growing trend of technology in the classroom. It’s more than just hype. More schools are buying tablets for use in the classroom, with Apple’s tablet sales to the education sector doubling last year. As a mobile software company whose product is used extensively in education, we dream big about the future of technology in the classroom. We have worked with numerous great teachers who have successfully leveraged tablets to improve the learning experience for students.

With Just One iPad, Teachers Improve Classroom Lessons Contact: Katie Neal, nealkc@wfu.edu, (336) 758-6141 Newswise — Winston-Salem, NC, Jan. 4, 2012 - While K-12 schools around the country search for funding to provide iPads to every student, an education researcher in North Carolina has found that even a single iPad can make a huge difference in the classroom. The results of her experience with student teachers at Wake Forest University appear in the December/January issue of Learning & Leading With Technology, the magazine of the International Society for Technology in Education. “Because they’re truly part of the digital generation, our pre-service teachers and the K-12 students they teach have a natural aptitude for tablet devices,” said Kristin Redington Bennett, an Assistant Professor of Education at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Though iPads can cost more than $500 with 3G access and a budget for apps, Bennett said, “Don’t discount the device because of its price. Comment/Share

EdTech Workshop: 5 Ways I'm Using Apps in the Classroom As I'm wrapping up week #2 teaching language arts in a 4/5 1:1 iPad environment, I thought I would try a "5 ways..." type of post. One of my many goals this year is to be a better sharer, so I am pushing myself to blog each week and to try different styles of writing. Let me know what you think, please! 1. 48 iPad Apps That High School and College Students Love Staff Writ­ers from OnlineColleges.com wrote an arti­cle that I thought I would share with you. They noted, “While the lap­top remains the tech tool of choice for most high school and col­lege stu­dents, many are embrac­ing portable and inno­v­a­tive tablets like the iPad. Since its release in 2010, the iPad has taken the tech mar­ket by storm and become a pop­u­lar, edu­ca­tional and fun tool for both teach­ers and stu­dents alike. It is increas­ingly infil­trat­ing col­lege edu­ca­tion, with some schools en offer­ing free iPads for enrollees.”

Using The iPad Photo Stream To Develop Collaborative Learning As part of an ongoing project at Bellfield Primary School in Hull, year 5 are studying the book Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. This week's lesson was based around issues related to animal rights and medical research. The children had access to iPad Minis which were connected to the school's wireless network. The Teacher's Guide To The One iPad Classroom Today, I’m going to tell you a fairy tale: Once upon a time, my mother in law (a third grade teacher) was in her classroom at school when her principal walked in and gave her an iPad for her class to use. Well, technically it was supposed to be for the entire third grade to share, but that’s almost beside the point.

Learning: Is there an app for that? A mobile media revolution that is changing the lives of adults, and now children of all ages, is under way across the globe. This report focuses on how new forms of digital media are influencing very young children and their families in the United States and how we can deploy smart mobile devices and applications-apps, for short-in particular, to help advance their education. It does so in three parts: Part One discusses new trends in smart mobile devices, specifically the pass-back effect, which is when an adult passes his or her own device to a child. Part Two presents the results of three new studies that were undertaken to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of using apps to promote learning among preschool- and early-elementary-aged children. Though designed to complement one another, each study approached mobile learning from a different angle. Finally, Part Three discusses the implications these findings have for industry, education, and research.

Bloom's Taxonomy for The iPad Langwitches has recently updated his phenomenal post on the The iPad Apps for Bloom Taxonomy. This post has an awesome aggregation of iPad apps organized according to Blooms HOTS ( Higher Order Thinking Skills). If you are a teacher or educator and have not yet read about Bloom's Taxonomy then let me tell you that you are missing out on a great resource of educational insight. Teacher's Visual Library of 40+ iPad Apps I love it when I come across such educators curated lists of apps because I know since these apps are reviewed by fellow teachers then there is a high possibility that they will work for other teachers in different settings too. For instance, the wonderful work embedded below and which has been created by the folks in St.Plunkett Oliver Primary School is a great library of apps that every teacher should have the chance to explore. It contains a set of useful apps pertaining to different categories.

iPad Apps that work with Smartboards The iPad looks amazing when projected onto a large screen. The students in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom gets to see the apps at work. Have a look at the list below to see if any of these might be useful in your classroom. If you have others that should be added to this list please leave a comment with the name of the app and we will add it to the list. Teachers: Part II We are in the process of launching a dialog with teachers to better understand the challenges associated with implementing iPods and iPads in the classroom. In the first post, Time to Meet the Teachers, I invited teachers to respond directly to me with their thoughts about apps for students. Thank you to the teachers who responded. I have summarized your input for an “open dialog” with our community.

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