24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms In February, we highlighted apps, games, and websites that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning (STEAM). And we invited educators to write Field Notes telling us how technology supports their teaching in these subject areas. Of the many Field Notes teachers wrote, 24 submissions caught our eye. In them, educators of various grade levels and subject areas explain how they use these tools in their teaching. watchlater for iPad Many of us use our iPads to watch movies, play games, and do other fun activities. Watching videos on YouTube can be fun. But sometimes you want to download videos to consume on your tablet. watchlater for iPad is a handy application that lets you download videos to watch later on your device.
Exploring Failure - Getting Large Videos Off Your #iPad Wondering how to get all that student work or long videos (30+ minutes) off your 16gig iPad? That's a question I spent 3 hours on yesterday, and fellow teammate Mary Ray also spent her share of time. Believe it or not, about 9gigs of video content on a 16gig iPad doesn't leave much space...we could only load one app at a time in addition to the stock Apple apps. Mary was kind enough to write up an email to teachers (included below) who use iPads as their new video cameras--and why not, they work great in classroom environments?
Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term. Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your new exercise book, and then slightly less so on the second page which was not quite so nicely padded on all those leaves of fresh paper. Now, many students are just as likely to walk into the classroom with a piece of tech as they are with a pencil case. Here are the top 5 cost effective, paper busting productivity apps for a student going back to school in 2014 armed with an iPad, in no particular order.
8 Useful Video Apps for your iPad 1- Animoto Video " Turn your photos into stunning, professional-quality videos, complete with music and text, with Animoto’s free app! " 2- Videolicious " Videolicious 2 is completely rebuilt to make video creation even easier and faster! Instantly combine your videos, photos, music and stories into a stunning movie masterpiece. iLearn Technology It’s hard to describe to people all of the magic that happens at Anastasis on a daily basis. It really does feel like something special, a magical quality of falling down the rabbit hole into another world where school is fun and challenging and wonderful. The learning that happens here is very organic, it lacks a formulaic approach. So when people ask us how they can do what we do, it isn’t a simple answer.
6 elements of a successful iPad implementation By Samantha Messier and Stephanie Schroeder 11/17/2014 Topics: Mobile Learning, 1-to-1, Professional learning As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices. A key feature of our model was synergy among multiple, interdependent program elements:
Don't Miss These Awesome Note Taking Apps for iPad After writing about Android's Note taking apps we deem it important that we provide another list of apps for iPad. It is true that most of the apps you find in Android market ( now called Google Play ) are also available in iTunes market but sometimes you stumble upon some apps that are unique to only one market. But be it iOS or Android that you use, you will always have access to plenty of apps and this is thanks to the productivity of the developers. The list below has been carefully assembled and we did not include those popular apps such as Evernote and Dropbox because they are taken for granted and also because we have reviewed them several times here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning . Check out out the list and share with us your suggestions : 1- Paper Desk Lite
Building your own stylus for the iPad, painter style Benjamin Rabe Many mobile artists prefer using a stylus over the finger when painting, and there are ready-made options like the Pogo Stylus or the mi-stylus. They do work fine, still they don’t feel very much like a painting tool in your hand. Wouldn’t it be cooler to have a tool shaped like, let’s say, a real brush?
Design Thinking with iPads Design thinking is a powerful tool to really get your students thinking about and tackling a problem or topic at a much deeper level. It is a structured task that focuses on giving considerable time to thinking about and empathising with the people within the situation (Target audience or client), designing and prototyping a possible solution that is immediately challenged in order to improve it. It is used much in business and the design industry but can be used as a general classroom task within any subject area.