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The iPad and Maths – Are we there yet? Pt 1

The iPad and Maths – Are we there yet? Pt 1
My last two posts on iPads and good teaching have focused on teaching and learning writing. Now I’m moving on to my favorite subject as a teacher – Mathematics. I love Maths – both learning and teaching it. For those who don’t know me ( which is obviously most of you reading ), I am a Primary ( Elementary ) School teacher but I have spent most of my 25 year teaching career also tutoring High School Maths on the side, supporting many children who have missed out on understanding important Mathematics concepts. Maths involves an incredibly diverse range of processes, ideas, skills and concepts. The challenge facing us is that, while education training is rightly focused on the latter approach, the traditional process system still holds sway in many homes and can sometimes be a fallback for teachers who are unsure in Maths. Maths Bingo They are all Fun games or sound step by step procedural apps for practising newly developed skills, monitoring progress or challenging students to improve.

8 Great Free Web Resources Focused on Using the iPad in Education The popularity of the iPad in our schools continues to grow, and with it, the proliferation of related web articles, tips, how-to's, and so on. This week we searched out some excellent free Internet based web sites and resources dedicated to the use of the iPad in the instructional setting. 1. Apple's Education Resources for the iPad It should come as no surprise that the iPad's maker has done a good job of putting together pages dedicated to education related applications and uses for it's popular tablet. Here Apple has put together links to apps grouped by Academic Subject. For each subject section, they provide a few specific app examples, plus one or more links to applicable subsets of apps in the iTunes store (e.g. 2. 3. ( This is a unique site, in that it has a great side bar for searching for content. 5. 6. 8. Bonus!

GRMS : Atelier # 307-609 : La tablette numérique s’implante rapidement dans notre quotidien La tablette numérique s’implante rapidement dans notre quotidien GRMS Mai 2013 1. Ajouter un outil dans son coffre ne fait qu’augmenter son poids pour certains, alors que pour d’autres ça multiplie les possibilités. 2. 3. 4. Géométrie Algèbre Réalisez avec Desmos Calculator l’activité suivante sur la droite ( EPUB ) Le tableur en mathématique Démonstration Avec EduCreations , créez une vidéo présentant une ou des notions en mathématique Question: Quelles sont les activités réalisables avec cette application en classe? 5. Desmos Calculator : Application Web très intéressante, fonctionne très bien sur le iPad Dr. 6. Il n’y a pas seulement des applications pour votre iPad: le contenu adapté à vos besoins est aussi important sinon plus que les applications elles-mêmes. Afin de construire son contenu , voici quelques pistes à explorer: 7. Note: Géogebra en HTML5, un exemple.

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. Doceri takes a very different approach though. Doceri requires that you have a data projector with either a laptop or desktop attached, but using a small app on the iPad and a small piece of software on the computer, it enables you to take control of the main computer with all it’s installed software, and Flash functionality, directly from your iPad. Here are just a few of the features of the Doceri app shown as iPad screen grabs. You see the computer desktop on your iPad and can access all the computer's software through the interface. You can call up an onscreen keyboard for text input. Best

iBuild iPad Lessons: TCEA 2012 Apps in Education Dozens of Tips & Techniques for Creating High Quality Engaging Screencasts The creation of instructional videos is one of the many technology-enabled capabilities that the 21st century teacher has at their disposal. Instructional videos can be a wonderfully engaging element in teaching. Video content is also usually a fundamental element of the flipped classroom (which regular readers of EmergingEdTech know we’re a big fan of). The low cost of good quality web cams and the availability of free or relatively inexpensive screencasting applications helps to make the development of video learning content easier than ever. With the above in mind, I’ve searched the web and selected ideas from a handful of good web resources and articles on the subject. From “Making Quality Flipped Class Videos” by Jasper Fox: Keep them short (lots of these sources emphasize this – 3 to 10 minutes max is general range recommended).Embellish the slides (leverage the screencasting application’s capabilities to add notes, use highlighters, etc. Create the video with another teacher.

Quick List: iPad Resources For The Classroom One question that comes into my inbox or on Twitter a lot lately is one dealing with iPads. Many schools and classrooms all over are investing in these devices and educators want to know how to use them effectively, apps to consider and more. In keeping with the "My Favorite Resources" theme (last week I listed my favorite resources for talking about Twitter) here are my go-to resources when people ask me about iPads in the Classroom. ISTE iPad In Education Webinar Resources A while back ISTE ran a great webinar with some fabulous educators on using iPads in the classroom. This site has loads of information, a collection of articles, lists of apps and information on Apple's Volume Purchasing Program. According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, educators should... How do Asian nations make it to the top educational spots, and how does the U.S... Here are some useful links to hope your students comprehend this difficult... iPads For Education Sample Lessons-iPads In Education

Exploring the impact of Apple's iPad on schools & schooling. Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education It seems as though when one technology tool for the classroom is introduced, another one is waiting to make its debut! We’ve shared several 21st century tools with our readers; however, we have not acquainted you with a recent tool, Pinterest. Pinterest is an electronic bulletin board where users can “pin” images from around the web. These images are then categorized into various boards on the users’ profile. Pins are also shared and searchable, which makes Pinterest a wonderful resource for visual information. Lesson Plans- As briefly mentioned above, Pinterest is a superb visual resource full of pictures, videos, and website links. Pinterest can be a fun and exciting tool inside and outside the classroom. Is there a fifth way in which you would incorporate Pinterest into the classroom?

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