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My 5 Favorite Tablet PC Tips for Educators

My 5 Favorite Tablet PC Tips for Educators
With all the growing interest in tablet-based computing in schools, I thought it would be timely to share once again “My 5 Favorite Tablet PC Tips for Educators”. These are simple ways you can use a digital pen to support your teaching – especially in math and science, where diagrammatic discussions are key. I also include a tip at the end for using your existing laptop to take advantage of the power of digital ink… As with anything new, especially education technology you’ve never used before, start with someone simple. The best starting point for learning to use your digital pen is marking up PowerPoint. This feature has been in PowerPoint for years, and you can do it with a mouse – but a pen makes it so much more useful. What’s interesting is that teachers who are doing this have discovered that they make better use of PowerPoint: Because they leave more whitespace so they can draw as they talk, the presentation slows down to the speed of thought. Related:  iPad for Teaching & Learning

World Atlas and Maps –HD bildung Technology and Young Children Key Messages When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development. Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children. Limitations on the use of technology and media are important. View Key Messages Summary (PDF) Examples of Effective Practice View Examples of Effective Practice (PDF) Technology That Supports Early Learning Pre-recorded Webcast: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs This prerecorded 21-minute webcast addresses key messages in the position statement. View the webcast

jo Middle School iPad Apps Create and publish your own wikis and blogs. Use these web services to communicate and collaborate with your friends and coworkers. It's easy to edit this page and create new wikis. To edit this page, click the Log In (lock) button, log in as a wiki administrator and click the Edit (pencil) button. To create a new wiki, log in, then click the Add (+) button and choose New Wiki. Content previously available at this address is temporarily available at If you're looking for our iPad wiki content, it's still online at: Calendar | Change Password | Profile Manager hello world The Must-Have App Review Rubric Added by Jeff Dunn on 2011-11-22 So you just downloaded a few educational apps that you think might be useful in your classroom. How do you accurately compare and contrast them? Thanks to a new app review rubric from by eMobilize , it’s easier than ever to understand just how useful an app may be in the classroom. On a related note, the Edudemic Directory features many educational apps and lets you quickly compare them to see how they stack up. Give it a try today! I’ve rewritten the original rubric from eMobilize and tailored it to fit all school districts. Download The Rubric Here (PDF) Overview of the App App Title: App Publisher/Developer: Version: Link to App Store: Curriculum Compliance Yes/ No – Is it relevant to the curriculum framework? Operational Yes/ No – Is navigation easy? Pedagogy Yes/ No – Does the material accommodate diverse ways in which students learn? Comments are closed.

How To Setup Parental Controls (Restrictions) on the iPad The iPad is a wonderfully easy and intuitive device to use. This is generally nothing but a major advantage – but at times it can cause issues if you have children who share your iPad or are allowed to use it from time to time. Problems you might encounter range from a child inadvertently deleting a frequently-used app to discovering that your child’s favorite new iPad game has allowed them to rack up hundreds of dollars worth of charges to your credit card via In-App purchases. Fortunately, the iPad (and iOS) comes with a strong set of parental controls that you can choose to apply to reduce the chances of seeing any problems when you allow your kids to use an iPad, it’s a shared one or one of their own. On the iPad these are called Restrictions – and here’s a quick rundown of how they can be setup: You’ll find these controls in the iPad’s Settings app – under Settings > General > Restrictions. There are four sections to the Restrictions area. Allow Allow Changes Allowed Content Game Center

5 Ways to Integrate Technology Into Your Child's Education Jeff Galinovsky is regional manager for Intel’s classmate PC in North America where he focuses on expanding education products as well as building an education ecosystem. You can follow him on Twitter at @ClassmatePCDude. Most of us didn’t have today’s technology options when we were in school, so while parents realize technology has become an integral part of their child's education, they're sometimes finding it difficult to incorporate it into the learning process. It’s much more than choosing the right hardware (desktop, iPad, netbook, etc.). Parents need to consider several other factors: Appropriate software, interactive e-reading programs, how to educate children about online safety when exploring social media, and how to integrate technology into the current curriculum. However, technology is important in today's world and taking a comprehensive approach to technology education will ensure that children thrive in the modern education system and in the jobs of the future. 1. 2. 3.

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Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom There has been a lot of conversation and debate in multiple forums, both online and face-to-face, about schools adopting or already working in a 1:1 environment. While many of these conversations revert back to replacing teachers and what device is best, the real conversation begins with providing our students with the best learning environment possible. At Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, we are entering our eighth month of a 1:1 iPad initiative that began in September 2011. Our teachers have been compiling exemplary work and engaging our students in a diverse manner. Our teachers are not teaching to the iPad, nor are they teaching apps. Here are a few examples of what a few of our teachers have put together. 1) French IV by Madame Price (@TwinsBless on Twitter) We are in the middle of reading a Canadian detective novel, L'Affaire Québécoise. FRENCH IVL'Affaire Québécoise / un projet de video avec VidEditor Free App RESPONSABILITES: 2) French V by Madame Price Recently, Ms. 1.

There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps  In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that. I have teachers ask me frequently about app recommendations for different subject areas.“What app could I use to teach subtraction?”“What app would you recommend for my students to practice writing?”“I want to use iPads in my Science class. In a recent article, titled ” How the iPad Can Transform Classrooms” by Ben Johnson on Edutopia, raises awareness of the difference between using the iPad as a way to teach students versus the iPad as a tool to learn for students. The lesson planning questions I hope my teachers will learn to ask will change from “How can I teach this content?” He calls for the paradigm shift in seeing the iPad as a TOOL TO THINK WITH: images used with permission from Andrea Hernandez @edtechworkshop You can download all four images as a pdf. iPad apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy Related 27. 15. 20.

November 2012 This year, I have been blessed with a talkative, but sweet group of 28 children! Yes, there are 28 of them! But we are now at the end of our first trimester of Kindergarten, and we have hardly had any fist fights, pushing, or kicking, etc. We have had some other small problems- especially with children forgetting to raise their hands before talking, a little bit of mischief and silliness here and there, but hardly any problems with fighting! If you have been following my blog for at least a couple of months, then you know that I have been using my new Classroom Management CD to teach and review the rules. (I am not really sure how often my job share partner, Mrs. However, I waited until the first real issue with pushing or hitting happened, as it always eventually does, before teaching the “Fight” song and introducing the visual aid posters that we recently had illustrated to go with it. F-I-G-H-T, we don’t fight!” “Talk it over, walk away. Find another game to play!

No, they¿re not photographs: Astonishing acrylic paintings which are so detailed they look like they were taken on a camera By Damien Gayle Published: 11:28 GMT, 9 June 2012 | Updated: 14:56 GMT, 9 June 2012 With their spectacular use of focus and reflected light, these incredible artworks look like carefully composed still-life photographs. But in fact they are all painstakingly rendered on canvas with acrylic paints by Canadian artist Jason de Graaf. The hyperrealistic paintings, which almost appear as if they are computer generated, are like freeze frames of a world more magical than our own - inspiring the term Magic Realism as a description. The X-Statix: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 24in Untitled (Self-portrait): Acrylic on canvas 30in x 30in Bedlam: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 30in Dalliance: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 36in Fluid mechanics: Acrylic on panel 22in x 42in That Morning: Acrylic on wood 24in x 18in A Wave Of Refreshment: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 24in Kiwi Splash: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 40in Suspension Of Disbelief: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 36in Apple Blossoms: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 18in

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