Pencil Portrait Lessons In the last lesson on eyes we talked about the various problems that artists run into when trying to draw eyes as realistic as possible. In this lesson, we will begin the drawing process. There are two things that you need to do in order to in order to get started. The first is to make sure you are using the right tools. If you have trouble finding the tools locally, or if you would simply like to help support this site, you can purchase the tools directly from my Shopping Center by clicking on the Pencil Portrait Supplies link in the upper left section of this page. Could Doceri be the IWB killer? Just before Xmas I reviewed a potential IWB killer app called Idea Flight. This was the first of a batch of iPad apps that I have found which attempt to replace the need for an IWB. Idea Flight attempted this by enabling the networking of groups of iPads and one of the primary criticisms that readers pointed out with this system is that it was limited to contexts in which students all had iPads.
iPad and me In a time where the future of the subject I teach and the moniker I use here on my blog and on Twitter seems to be under constant attack (that’s ICT if you hadn’t worked it out) you’d think I’d find it difficult to find reasons to be cheerful. What’s the future of ICT as a subject? Where’s it all going? What on earth are the Government doing with education? 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.
Category: Elementary Primary Lovely Lady Liberty: Active Media Engagement for Young Learners Mar 04 dschmitEarly Childhood, Elementary Primary note taking, social studies, video, voice memo How To Search Free Ebooks Independently Like A Search Engine How To Search Free Ebooks Independently Like A Search Engine Ideally, the first step that you need to take is to identify the status of the ebook title that you’re searching for – to identify whether it’s free or not. A quick search through your favorite search engines should give you a pretty good idea. If the results you’re getting are mostly from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, or basically any book review sites out there, chances are, you’re searching for a commercial book. From this set of results, it’s quite safe to say that chances are quite high that both ebook and paperback versions for that title are not free. However, in certain circumstances, a commercial paperback book does not always mean that its digital / ebook version is not free.
Teaching Large Classes with an iPad » To this day I remain a big fan of the overhead projector. I truly believe it was more effective a tool for teaching than the projected Powerpoint slides will ever be. I stood facing the students, watching their expressions, which I could see since the lights were sufficiently bright. 8 Free Calendar Tools for Educators for Better Time Management Most of you use online calendars both for personal and professional uses. The reasons you would opt for an online calendar are multifarious such as scheduling important dates, meetings, to do lists and many more. However, not all of you use simple ones. The thing with some popular online calendars is that they are too complicated to work with and have many features that we do not even use. Below is an aggregation of some of handy and practically simple calendars available for free and that teachers can use to organize their tasks and better manage their time. It is taken for granted that you are already using Google Calendar or you know about so I am not including it here.
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.
Teaching Kids with iPads – Part 2 of 5 #edtech #edchat #ipaded #mlearning Using an iPad to record a narrated slideshow. I came home from teaching day 2 of my iPad Boot Camp to find over 70 emails from teachers wanting to know more about how to teach kids with iPads. Many of the emails were full of questions that I hope to answer over the next few posts, and many of you wanted to see the projects that the kids have been working on, so here is a link to the students project (which is being constantly updated)… Week-long projects: Digital Art Journaling – Resources/Tutorials/Links Art Journaling is HOT right now. It’s a fun way for each individual to get Artsy while Journaling one’s life stories. Art as therapy is the premise and, evidently, judging by the sheer number of blogs and folks who are doing it, it must be working!. The art, itself, may be the therapy, using the raw emotion to influence their design in the art. But, more often, some journaling is added to the piece. It can be hidden, as in the piece below, if it is posted and the artists wishes the journaling to remain private.
8 Burning Questions About iPads in Class (Answered!) I recently received an email from a media and tech teacher from a school district in Wisconsin. The questions she has asked are awesome and could be helpful to others. My answers to her questions are followed with actual video clips from my classroom. Enjoy and may this be helpful!