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iPads in Art Education - Why iPads?

iPads in Art Education - Why iPads?

Why Schools Need to Introduce Computing in All Subjects: Northwestern University News This article originally appeared in The Conversation on February 8, 2016. By Uri Wilensky In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said schools need to offer every student hands-on computer science classes to be better prepared for the workforce. President Obama is right: the next generation of learners will require a high level of fluency with modes of thinking in which computers act as interactive partners. The question is: how best to make sure they acquire that thinking? Are computing classes the only way to do this? More computer classes There is widespread agreement that computing should play a more prominent role throughout our education system. The STEM Education Act of 2015 was recently passed into law, expanding the definition of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to include computer science and encouraging more STEM education efforts. Seven of the nation’s largest school districts are adding more computer science classes. Shortage of students

ipads in art and design - links The sites listed below deal with some of the educational aspects of ipads (secondary and higher education) and elearning in art and design in general. This is not an exhaustive list but rather indicative of what other organisations/individuals are doing with ipads and elearning in art and design. If you are aware of any sites that should be listed here, please let us know. Infographics: unboxing the ipad data ipad usage intentions, device canibalization, ipad against iphone app prices, purchase intent, and much more... The year of the iPad in Education: they’re being distributed in more schools every day From month to month, the number of articles discussing the distribution of iPads in schools is on the rise. Ipads in education Welcome to the ‘iPad in Education’ web site - concerned with using Apple’s iPad for learning and teaching.

Media and Children Media is everywhere. TV, Internet, computer and video games all vie for our children's attention. Information on this page can help parents understand the impact media has in our children's lives, while offering tips on managing time spent with various media. The AAP has recommendations for parents and pediatricians. Today's children are spending an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices. Studies have shown that excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, and obesity. By limiting screen time and offering educational media and non-electronic formats such as books, newspapers and board games, and watching television with their children, parents can help guide their children's media experience. Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age 2. Additional Resources

iPad artists making masterpieces Who are the leading artists using iPads to create innovative work? Check out this article, Digital Artists Create Masterpieces by Alex Thomas to see some of their work, created by touch. “Finger painting is no longer just for kids. There is a growing community of online artists who use the iPad and iPhone to create exciting and vibrant artwork using just their fingers. Thanks to programs like Brushes and SketchBook Pro, there’s also an ever-growing community of ‘finger painters’ on social networking sites such as Flickr and Facebook, where they upload artwork straight from their iPads or iPhones to share with the world. You can even see videos of how they have put the paintings together. Meanwhile, professional painters and illustrators – such as renowned British artist David Hockney and comic-book legend Jim Lee – are joining in the fun by using the iPad and iPhone to create fantastic works of art and sharing them with friends and fans.

10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) July 3, 2016 With the advance of mobile technologies, QR Code technologies open up a vast terrain for educational uses. There are several ways teachers can leverage the educational potential of QR Codes in their instruction. The visual below sums up 10 interesting examples of how you can use QR Codes with your students. We have also included some interesting resources and video tutorials to help better understand the whole concept of QR Codes in education. 1- Create interactive and engaging content You can enrich the content you teach in class by adding QR Codes that link to further readings and resources around related topics. 2- Share resources Students can use QR Codes to share educational resources with each other (e.g class notes, web content, how-to videos etc) 3- Help with homework Teachers can provide detailed instructions and how-to tips in the form of a QR Code which students can scan at home and use to solve the homework Sources:

The iPad and Professional Photographers and Artists Over the past couple of months, I’ve been looking to start my own creative firm. My idea is pretty simple, or at least, I thought it was. I wanted to have a firm to myself, where the creative work is placed ahead of the agency’s financial needs, that served as a playground for me to exercise my ideas while looking for full-time work as I leave university. The problem is, I’ve been stuck on a name. Because I’ve been stuck on a name, I’ve had lots of time to figure out how to integrate the tools I already have into the studio. My iPad is a big priority: To me, I see it as a tool to show clients what it is they’re paying me for. Like this article? A Photographer’s Portfolio The iPad is already a great tool for photography, before any extras are even added to it. I use the stock Photos app on the iPad to show off photos like this to my clients. My point is simple: The stock Photos app is actually a pretty good experience on the iPad. Photo Editing Creating Art The first is Photoshop Touch.

Does the Device Matter | Teaching in the Primary Years The are many different devices being implemented into classrooms all around the world. With schools using PC’s, Laptops, Macbooks, iPads, Chromebooks, and Netbooks to move further towards 21st Century Contemporary Learning environments I am often asked the question “What devices should my school purchase?” I immediately stop the conversation before any further discussion and ask the question, “What is the purpose of the device?” Schools need to invest time in developing a vision on “the purpose” of any new device and what it is they would like their students to create and achieve that this new technology will enable. Once a clear vision and purpose is established schools can move forward and explore what different devices can achieve and weigh up the pro’s and con’s of each for their school environment. Things to consider when choosing a device: Taking new devices out of boxes and configuring them to your school infrastructure is like Christmas Day. The SAMR model, developed by Dr.

Sosiaalinen media uudessa OPSissa (esitys) Pidin tänään luennon sosiaalisesta mediasta opetuksessa uuden OPS:in näkökulmasta oululaisille opettajille. Koulutuksen järjesti Oulun kaupungin sivistys- ja kulttuuripalvelut. Tarkempia aiheita olivat mm. – Mitä OPS sanoo sosiaalisesta mediasta ja mitä se tarkoittaa vuonna 2016? – Mitä asioita sisältyy sosiaalisen median käyttöön koulussa? – Sosiaalisen median taidot osana yleissivistystä ja tulevaisuuden taitoja – Sosiaalisen median palvelut osana oppimisympäristöä – Some ja pedagogiikka – Koulun someketin laadinta: yksityisyys, tekijänoikeudet, käytöstavat – Oppilaiden kännyköiden ja muiden omien laitteiden käytön pelisäännöt koulussa – Käytännön haasteita ja ratkaisuja niihin Avaa esitys SlideSharessa Lisäys 3.5.2016: Tässä esityksen alussa oleva suomalaisen koulun murrosta ja sen vaikuttimia esittävä kuva. Tykkää tästä: Tykkää Lataa...

A Techy Teacher's Toolbox: More Great Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Teaching with Technology Chrome extensions are fantastic additions to your already awesome Chrome browser. I’ve written before about some amazing Chrome extensions, but I’ve recently started using even more, and I feel like I need to share! Padlet MiniI’ve also written extensively about the many ways I use Padlet in my classroom. Until recently, I had never really devoted much attention to the Padlet extension, and I’m so glad I’ve started using this great feature. By installing the Padlet extension, any website can easily be added to any Padlet wall you have created … without leaving the browser! Google Drive Quick CreateGoogle Drive is an amazing tool. GrammarlyI consider myself to be pretty slick when it comes to grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Participate LearningParticipate Learning is an amazing website for teachers … if you haven’t checked it out, please do so NOW! RefMe WebclipperThis tool isn’t necessarily for teachers … unless you are a teacher who is furthering your education! Thanks for reading

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Barn spelar och leker GTA - Värnamo Nyheter Det var en kollega till Jeff som först reagerade på att några killar lekte på ett våldsamt sätt på skoltid. När hon frågade vad de lekte fick hon svaret: "Vi leker GTA". Läraren ‪Jeff Thulin var den som visste mest om tv-spel på skolan och sitter dessutom med i Trygghetsgruppen så han fick i uppdrag av rektorn att titta närmare på den senaste utgåvan av GTA (Grand Theft Auto) som heter GTA V. Han lånade hem spelet och det här är vad han såg: En realistisk miljö präglad av prostitution, svordomar, droger, alkohol, tortyr och blodigt extremvåld.‬ – Jag har själv spelat tidigare utgåvor av GTA men den senaste skiljer sig lite från de andra, säger Jeff som, efter ett gemensamt beslut på skolan, höll en information för varje årskurs i samband med höstterminens föräldramöten. Jeff Thulin om GTA På mötet fick föräldrarna se Youtubeklipp från tv-spelet. - Jag ville chocka föräldrarna för att få dem att inse allvaret. Prostituerade rånas En halvlögn – Det kommer hela tiden nya tv-spel. – Absolut!

12 Buzzing EdTech Concepts Teachers Should Know about 1- What is Educational Technology ? 2- What is Asynchronous Learning ? 3- What is Mobile Learning ? 4- What is quest-based learning ? 5- What is a MOOC ? 6- What is Project based learning ? 7- What is Inquiry-based learning ? 8- What is Authentic-learning ? 9- What is Blended Learning ? 10- What is Gamification ? 11- What is BYOD ? 12- What is flipped learning ? Courtesy of Ed Tech Review What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. While I go into these Ps in detail in my book Reinventing Writing, here are the basics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Experiential Knowledge During the year, I touch on each of the points above with lessons and class discussions, but just talking is not enough. Truth or fiction: To protect us from disease, we are inoculated with dead viruses and germs. Turn students into teachers: You can have students create tutorials or presentations exposing common scams and how people can protect themselves. Collaborative learning communities: For the most powerful learning experiences, students should participate in collaborative learning (like the experiences shared in Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds). Digital Citizenship or Just Citizens?

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This is a great resource for ideas about teaching art using iPads. I feel that art is important in education, but it is something that I have a hard time fitting into the schedule on top of all the requirements of the units of study, using the iPads in art could be one way to accomplish that. by ampengilley Jun 29