10 Apps For Inquiry Learning This post will show 10 apps or ways that iPads and iPods become powerful learning tools in an inquiry-based learning environment, tied to sound research by a leading education network, the Galileo Network. They offer up a rubric to determine how well a lesson aligns with the inquiry learning process. According to the rubric, there are 8 dimensions of inquiry: AuthenticityAcademic RigorAssessmentBeyond the SchoolUse of Digital TechnologiesActive ExplorationConnecting with ExpertsElaborated Communication The iPad can easily support any of these dimensions, and I want to share 1o ways that it might do it best. Authenticity 1) Popplet (4.99 or Free) Using popplet students can create media based brain storms and mind maps, organized by colour and size, connected with lines. 2) Blogging (Free) (Blogger+, WordPress, and others) I believe writing is one of the most academically rigorous things that students can do. Active Exploration Beyond The School, Organizational and Self Management Skills
Can Apple Products Pave the Way to Personalized Learning? Culture Teaching Strategies Lenny Gonzalez San Francisco middle school students watch instructional videos on their school-issued iPads. Apple held a press event today at its Cupertino headquarters, unveiling a variety of improvements to its line of iPods and iPhones, including an update to its mobile operating system and a brand new version of its wildly popular iPhone. Some of that allure came from its former CEO. And, of course, the company has had a huge impact on education. The shift to mobile devices — first the iPods, then the iPhones, and now the iPads — has once again put Apple in the lead in the consumer market, and it’s interesting to think about how the company continues to be embraced by schools and to influence education. The buzz around Apple products often seems to prompt both the company and its users to make sweeping predictions about their “magic” and about their “revolutionary” impact on the world. But Apple’s mobile devices are at their core consumer products. Related
Creation Apps Used On The iPad My technology integration specialist asked me to provide a list of creative apps that we have used in our classroom. All the apps are in our tool box, have been used, or will be used. I have included some of the many videos that show students actually using the apps. Important! I have two folders with creative apps on my iPad. ShowMe (Free) One of the free apps that allow for students to verbalize about a concept. SonicPics (2.99) Photography effects PhotoComic (1.99) Creating comic strips from our own photos. Whiteboard (Free) Original Post Allows for a white blank screen for writing and for importing photos. Pic Collage (Free) Original Post Original Post Combine multiple photos onto one screen.Pottery HD (4.99) Original Post Create pottery and sell it! Scribble Press (Free) Write a digital book complete with print and pictures. Sock Puppets (Free) Create your own lip-synced videos. Dragon Dictation (Free) Original Post Speak and it will be typed. StoryBuddy (4.99) Create a picture book.
Mark W. Smith: In Zeeland, an iPad for every high school student in the district ZEELAND -- As students walk through the halls of Zeeland West High School, their backpacks are a little lighter. Stacks of paper and some textbooks have been replaced by the Apple iPad -- one for every high-schooler in the district. That's 1,800 iPads between the two high schools. And it's just the beginning for Zeeland Public Schools, which embarked on an ambitious project this fall that will give a tablet to every student in grades 3-12 -- the only district in Michigan to do so. The program represents one of the most aggressive in the country and has garnered national attention. Just two weeks into the experiment, administrators already are calling the iPad program a game-changer. "They think technology now -- live, breathe and eat it," said John Holwerda, assistant principal at Zeeland West High School. Carl Howe, research director at Boston-based Yankee Group, a technology advisory firm, said: "What you're seeing here is the evolution of education past the PC era." Lessons on video
iPad Apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy I felt it was worthwhile to update the Top Post (over 25,000 views) on Langwitches: Bloom’s Taxonomy for iPads I have added links to each app represented on the visual. Remember: Exhibit memory of previously-learned materials by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts and answers. describenamefindnamelisttell Suggested apps: Understand: Demonstrative understanding of facts and ideas by being able to: explaincomparediscusspredicttranslateoutlinerestate Suggested Apps: Apply: Using new knowledge. showcompleteuseexamineillustrateclassifysolve Analyze: Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. compareexamineexplainidentifycategorizecontrastinvestigate Evaluate: Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas or quality of work based on a set of criteria justifyassessprioritizerecommendratedecidechoose Suggested Apps Create: planinventcomposedesignconstructimagine Related Bloom's Taxonomy and iPad Apps 21. In "Featured Carousel" 7. 29.
How To Make It More Difficult for a Thief To Turn Off Location Services on the iPad Over the last few years there have been numerous happy ending stories about lost / stolen iPads and iPhones recovered thanks to Location Services and the Find My iPhone app within MobileMe. The app is now free as well, so it’s a great tool to have just in case your iPad or iPhone is ever misplaced or stolen. In order for Find My iPhone to work, Location Services must be turned on on the missing device; and many people have pointed out that a tech-savvy thief might quickly turn off the service once they get their hands on your iDevice. Luckily, there’s a way to make that a much bigger challenge for a thief, and it’s simple to implement. To make life a whole bunch harder for a thief who wants to turn off Location Services, you can use Restrictions from within the Settings app. – Launch the Settings app. – Go to the General section and look for Restrictions on the right hand side. – Once you enable restrictions, look at the second section listed – Allow Changes. Patrick Jordan More Posts
Faces iMake HD | Teachers with Apps Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity </b>*}, by , is a modern day take on the beloved and all time classic – Mr. Potato Head – our generation’s mainstay toy for creative play! This app is a great way for kids to relax, unwind, have some fun, and most importantly use their imagination! Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity stays true to it’s name.. it truly is a perfect way to develop right brain creative capabilities and we lefties know just how important that is. There are literally endless possibilities with all the options provided and each child will have their own take on what to make, using over 200 everyday objects. Joel's Math The students we worked with produced incredible masterpieces beyond our creative dreams. We spoke with the developer, Eyal Dessou Tzafrir, and he gave us some background about his experience creating this app and the updating process that has been going on for the last six months. Eyal's Rendition of a TEACHER More Student Creations: Nick's Croissant Mouth
British Library offers e-classics app for iPad 2 August 2011Last updated at 16:32 The electronic copy of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe includes elaborate line drawings The British Library is making digital copies of more than 40,000 classic books available for the iPad. Texts appear in fully digitised form, complete with original page markings and drawings, as opposed to the plain formatting associated with other types of e-books. All of the works date from the 18th and 19th centuries and include novels, poetry and historical accounts. Users must pay a monthly subscription of £1.99 to access the full collection. "E-books tend to be rather two-dimensional. "One of beauties of this is that it tries to represent in facsimile the beauty of the book." The collection was originally digitised in a project funded by Microsoft. There are a further 25,000 completed books which the British Library expects to make available through the app in future. Touching stories Instead they are stored online "in the cloud", according to Mr Bell.