39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom Pages - Menu This Blog Linked From Here Coding on iPads – Beginner to Pro Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations. There’s an app for that (and a generation) Fortunately, the world of code education is getting easier and more self-sufficient every month. When I say self-sufficient, I mean such that having an expert in the room is not longer a requirement. Thousands of children, some as young as four, are teaching themselves to program and make apps and games .
7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking Today while I was looking for a citation from " Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners " , it dawned on me to compile a list of the popular iPad apps that promote visual thinking. Making Thinking Visible is by all means a must read for those of you interested in knowing how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. Another book I have in my shelf and which is more or less similar to the one cited above is " Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work " in which Dan walks his readers through the different practices of making thinking vivid with less words.
Essential Apps for Teachers Here are all the direct links to my reviews for my Apps for Teachers: App #1: Music (free) App #2: Dropbox (free) App #3: Skitch for Evernote (free) App #4: Pick-Me ($.99) App #5: GoodReader ($4.99) Medieval Math Battle game goes gold for iOS and Android We wrote about the Medieval Math Battle game in October: aimed at 9-12 year-olds, it turns maths into a monster-packed roleplaying game. And very fun it is too. That game was “freemium” – free to play, but using in-app purchases to unlock different sections (e.g. subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as buy virtual gold for upgrades. Now the game’s developer SpinFall has launched Medieval Math Battle Gold, which dumps the in-app purchases aspect: “All operators are unlocked, plus earn twice the gold after every battle” as its app store listing puts it.
iPad Carts Charge and Sync Quick Benefits Sync and Charge up to 30 iPad, iPad Air or iPad mini devicesEquipped with the new 5 slot removable carry basketsFeatures a sliding top lid for quick and easy accessLock the Cart down with the heavy duty anchor kit10 year warranty Efficient syncing. 64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers 64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers by TeachThought Staff What exactly makes an app “essential” is open to interpretation. For pure productivity, you could consider the direction of Google Drive, Skype, Zoom Notes, iAnnotate–maybe a gradebook app, Class Dojo, etc. 50 best Android apps for kids from 2013 Got a new Hudl, Galaxy Tab Kids, Nexus 7 or other Android tablet for your children? Our best Android apps for kids roundup from 2013 may be of help this Christmas. As the year went on, we covered more and more Android apps alongside this site’s original focus on iPhone and iPad, and that’s a trend that we think will continue in 2014, as more parents buy non-Apple tablets. For now, read our snapshot of top Android apps from 2013, and let us know any great ones you think we should have included by posting a comment! And if you’re more of an iPhone or iPad parent, check out our separate 100 Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Kids from 2013 feature.
5 Ways to View PowerPoint Presentation on iPad Have a pile of PowerPoint presentation files and wanna view them on your new iPad? Though playing PowerPoint presentation on iPad is wanted for most iPad users, Apple doesn't have a plan to develop any tool for it. The good news is that with some wordarounds, you can view PowerPoint on iPad freely. Geography and Science - Cross over apps There are a number of apps that are being released that give us direct and instant access to real time data to events and happenings around the world. These apps allow the students in the classroom to have the same data and information that authorities, scientists and researcher have. This is important form the students point of view as it makes the learning more real. Other apps have been designed to get students to think about their own environment and how their decision have an impact not only on the environment now but into the future.
50 Fab Apps for Teachers Less Is More You don’t need a one-to-one classroom (one device for every student) to integrate tablets into instruction. Whether you have one tablet or five, possibilities for teaching with them abound. Single Tablet • Independent reading Load up your tablet with books in a reading app. Allow students to check out the tablet for the day or week for in-class use, just as they would a book from the class library. Have students sign a contract that they’ll handle the tablet properly.
Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom While for some teachers, iPads in the classroom are already a familiar part of everyday life, as of Pearson’s 2014 Student Mobile Device Survey, only 16% of students attended schools that provide tablets 1:1. For all the news stories and chatter in the educational industry about using iPads in education, many teachers haven’t gotten a good look at just what the technology can do for their students. But there’s reason to believe that could well change in coming years. The same Pearson report found that: 51% of students think their school should be providing them with tablets.89% say tablets make learning more fun.81% say using a tablet in the classroom allows them to learn in the way that’s best for them.71% believe tablets help students perform better in class. Image via flickr and Sean MacEntee
10 Apps for Documenting Learning One of the things that really excites me about the iPad is the ability of the students to show their learning. I am not talking about the end product here, I am talking about the act of learning that can be shown by students recording their processes. It is often about the student putting the information they have learnt into a context. It is this contextualisation that helps the students create meaning. Here is a perfect example from a young 1st grade student who talks us through his investigation into transport.