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iPads and iPods in Education - @Ideas_Factory The blog of Julian S. Wood

iPads and iPods in Education - @Ideas_Factory The blog of Julian S. Wood
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How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad By its very design, the iPad promotes consumption. Essentially an interactive mobile screen, the combination of physical form and supporting software-based user interface on Apple’s wunder-tablet suggests watching and listening, enabling you to tear the “monitor” off the desk and take it with you. By lacking a keyboard, input and production aren’t quite as natural. That isn’t necessarily because the iPad can’t accommodate such input, but rather that the software–and our habits as users–haven’t completely caught up with the not-insignificant shift in interface. But it doesn’t have to be that way. One microcosm of the potential of the iPad in learning is the concept of visual recording. Visual recording is what it sounds like it’d be. But executing it in practice–and then doing something meaningful with those iPad-captured images–isn’t second-nature simply because it’s not something you do everyday. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Multiple Intelligences Apps for The iPad Howard Gardner is an internationally recognized leader in the field of developmental psychology. He has prolifically authored several books and journal articles on the nature of intelligence. He is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences (Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice ). Gardner defines intelligence as the ability to solve problems in a given context. Gardner argues that there are at least 6 kinds of intelligences : Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Musical, Linguistic, Mathematico Logical, Visual Spacial. Our goal in this post, however, is not to discuss intelligence and its different representations for it would be beyond the scope of this short post but we would rather provide you with some iPad apps that are a direct application of Howard's 6 kinds of intelligences.

El iPad llega a la escuela La mayoría de los institutos catalanes debate estos días si sigue con el portátil en las aulas. Otros centros, mientras, han decidido dar un salto e ir más allá en la aplicación de las nuevas tecnologías en la educación. Primero llegaron los ordenadores de sobremesa, luego la conexión a internet, las pizarras digitales y por último los netbooks (ultraportátiles). Ahora se empiezan a introducir también las tabletas. De momento, son pocos centros en Catalunya, pero aseguran que estos aparatos resultan mucho más "cómodos y útiles" que los portátiles a la hora de enseñar. Es el caso de las escuelas concertadas Garbí-Pere Vergés. "El objetivo no es usar el iPad porque sí, la tableta sólo es un aparato, sino aprovechar los recursos que ofrece para mejorar el aprendizaje y los resultados de los alumnos", señala Carles Suero, director del centro de Badalona y uno de los impulsores de la iniciativa. Durante todo un año han formado a los profesores y han diseñado el plan de aprendizaje.

Dropbox resources for teachers In Voionmaa high school we use Dropbox in many ways. Teachers have their own account for sharing files, some teachers also share files with each other. Every teacher has also iPad and Dropbox is a useful tool for iPad users. That is why also many of our students have accounts to share all videos and images from iPad image file. Links for more: 20+ Tools To Supercharde You DropboxThe ultimate Dropbox toolkit guideDropbox a multi tool for educators62 things you can do with Dropbox10 tools for getting most from Dropbox10+ apps for DropboxFacebook groups adds Dropbox integrationThe Complete Dropbox for Educators by Jeffrey Thomas

8 ideas para usar el cómic en el aula y apps para crearlos en iPad y Android La semana pasada me afrontaba al reto de inventar, junto con mi hijo, una historia en donde él fuera el protagonista e ilustrar el relato con fotografías, enganchando la creación final en un álbum de papel. El proyecto presentaba la oportunidad de dejar volar la imaginación y por supuesto aprovechar algún recurso TIC. Nos decidimos a crear nuestro propio cómic en formato digital. Siempre asociamos el cómic como un medio de comunicación divertido y muy creativo y por tanto puede aprovecharse para que los alumnos de cualquier edad aprendan un tema a través de su explicación en viñetas. Si eres fan de este medio, a continuación puedes encontrar 8 ideas para usar el cómic en el aula acorde con tu asignatura: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Existen muchas aplicaciones online de gran calidad, disponibles para que los alumnos desde su PC, creen sus propios e-cómics. Para esta ocasión, me decanté por crear nuestro cómic con el iPad. Destacaría como las mejores aplicaciones para crear cómics en el iPad:

10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Lenny Gonzales By Terry Heick When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking logistics, check-in and check-out procedures, school and district tech-use policies, hardware precautions, and aspects of classroom management. But it’s also important to think about instructional use, and to that end, consider the following questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Also worth considering: How can parents, families, and local businesses be involved in procuring, managing, or integrating iPads in the classroom? These kinds of questions can help you get the most out of the iPad’s use in your classroom. This post originally appeared on TeachThought, where Terry Heick is the director of curriculum. Related Explore: iPad, Mobile Learning

The Top 17 Free Digital Stotytelling Apps for The iPad 1-StoryKit This is an awesome iOS app that allows users to easily create an electronic storybook via illustrations by drawing on the screen, using pictures and text, and recording audio to attach to stories. 2- Talking Tom & Ben News This is fun app to use. 3- I Tell a Story This is a free app that allows users to narrate and record their stories with their own voice and language. 4- Scholastic Storia This is an app that is designed to help kids learn and love to read in a fun and interactive way. 5- Talking Tom Cat This is a cool app that lets you interact with Tom, your pet. 6- Toontastic This app allows kids to draw, animate and share their own cartoons through imaginative play. 7- Our Story This app lets young learners take part in fun games that can help them develop their reading skills. 8- Bunsella Bedtimes Story This is an app that allows parents to narrate a bedtime story for their child,add their photos, then compile their voice-over to the images. 9- Idea Sketch 10- Sock Puppets

Is Content Creation the Next Wave of Mobile Learning? Students use their mobile devices to access course websites, syllabi, and learning management systems. They also check their grades, register for courses, and purchase textbooks. Oh, and they read, watch YouTube videos, listen to music and play Angry Birds. What they don’t do — at least, not yet — is create content. On mobile devices, the scale is decidedly tipped in favor of content consumption. Why use Mobile Devices to Create Content? To John Neff, staff development specialist at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois, it’s because mobile devices open up a whole new way of learning for students who have grown up with them and will continue to use them in some form for the rest of their lives. That’s why he and his colleague, Anthony Marcasciano, an instructional technologist, are something like evangelists when it comes to using mobile devices to create content in the classroom. How to Find the Right Apps for Content Creation Some Things to Think About BYOD vs.

It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program Recently, we were tasked with developing policies and procedures for an equipment lending program initiated within the Faculty Technology Resources Center at the University of Cincinnati. The program was conceived as a method for encouraging the use of technology in the classroom. By loaning equipment to faculty for an academic term, we would encourage them to evaluate—and hopefully innovate—the utility of various "cutting edge" technologies with no financial risks to themselves or their departments. Some colleges and universities are already providing all incoming students with iPads. Generally, these tend to be smaller, private institutions or individual programs within larger ones. We're Here, Now What? Once we decided to implement the lending program we were excited, but also a little nervous. Load iPads with eBooks and then select and assign reading groups for certain books. How to Lend an iPad It's the Pedagogy, Stupid So, Just What Can You Do With an iPad in Class? References