Mobile Matters for Blended Learning
Blended Learning | Viewpoint Mobile Matters for Blended Learning In the third installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker address BYOD and other mobile device strategies for blended learning.
Ways to Use QR Codes for Education
QR codes are easy to produce and fun to make, and they'll keep every kid's attention. These pixelated bar codes are digital magic for busy teachers! Use them for everything from running scavenger hunts to polling students. Read on for more ways to use the codes in your classroom, or see my post "QR Codes in the Classroom" to start making and scanning your own codes now. 1. Become a museum curator.
ntrol, programming, gaming - Ipads in primary
Early skills Some apps to encourage early computing skills. Toca monsters Toca robot lab There is a wide range of Toca apps that support children to learn basic control skills. They are great fun and my children love them!
QR Codes to the Rescue: Transforming Print from Out of Date, To Out of This World!
I've written about QR Codes before, but I'm on the heels of a new project that has my students using them in new ways. And I just couldn't wait to share! First a little background. Over the summer, I decided that this would be the year that I finally took the plunge and genrefied my non-fiction.
Northeast Ohio schools welcome electronic devices to promote learning
View full sizeOrlin Wagner, Associated PressTeachers in some area classrooms are welcoming students' electronic devices as another resource for learning. Cellphones and other electronic devices, once banished to school lockers, are becoming part of classroom lessons in some area school districts. From pop quizzes through text-messaging to lab results loaded onto electronic tablets to looking up information on smart phones, teachers are finding ways to engage students with the latest devices.
How To Get Involved in the Peeragogy Project
Hello and welcome! The peeragogy project was kicked off around the time of Howard Rheingold’s January 23, 2012 Regents Lecture at UC Berkeley on Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy. We have put together a handbook about peer learning: you’re reading it — maybe on our website, or in your hammock with the beverage of your choice and our print on demand paperback. Or maybe you grabbed our free PDF or some other remixed version in some other format or flavor from some other place (which would be cool!).
Hour of Code: five steps to learn how to code
Next week sees the Hour of Code concept arrive in British schools. Imported from across the Atlantic, the Hour of Code aims to show children “how fun coding is in just one hour”, so that Britain has a future generation capable of programming more than the timer on a microwave oven. Whilst the ukcode.org website claims that more than a million students in the UK have already tried the Hour of Code, some (perhaps, most) schools will inevitably be unprepared, so here’s how parents, teachers or indeed anyone can get started in programming. 1. Take a reality check First, drop this ridiculous notion that you can learn to code in an hour, or even a day.
From Tech Trend to Teaching Tool: Taking the QR Code Plunge!
This post is a shout out to a group of fantastic teacher librarians who are “lunching and learning” this Friday in Fayetteville, NC. Because I couldn’t be there in person (or virtually, for that matter) to share in the fun, I promised I’d put together a post about my use of QR Codes in the library for those in the group who are QR curious. I know these fantastic ladies (and gents!) are going to have a great time today learning and sharing together. What’s more, I’m thrilled that I can be a part of the experience in this way.
Teacher-Developed Apps Fill Lesson Gaps - High School Notes
Facebook and Angry Birds were two of the most downloaded apps last year, but that doesn't mean Web and mobile applications are all play. There are tens of thousands of educational apps aimed at teaching high school students everything from physics to Japanese. But not all of those apps are created equal, warns Teacherswithapps.com, a site created by two teachers to evaluate educational apps, and some educators have taken matters into their own hands.
11 apps for coding: From beginners to masters
By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor @eSN_Meris Read more by Meris Stansbury January 17th, 2014 Coding, the hottest skill coming down the education pipeline, is also a mobile app star As students begin to not only use technology, but create it’s functionality, a recent explosion in coding resources have hit the web, providing coding apps ranging from introductions for beginners and middle-schoolers to more technical resources aimed at the tech-savvy. From learning the basics of coding by making a dinosaur dance to more intermediate coding that requires working knowledge of HTML, and from a multiplayer robot combat game to app design, these programming apps provide an array of options for students, teachers and parents to become acquainted with one of the hottest subjects making the education rounds.
7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education
QR Codes Quick Response are so fun to integrate in classroom. Quick Response codes are bar codes with information. QR Codes can include contact information, websites, text, SMS, pictures and so much more.
Happi Papi Helps Educators Discover Apps
Teachers and librarians may feel like they’re drowning in a sea of educational apps. Developers feel the same way, with smaller shops lacking big marketing budgets unable to get their products in front of targeted users. Enter the Education Evaluation Program from Happi Papi. The program, just launched, involves a consortium of developers who distribute apps to teachers and librarians free of charge. “The Apple App store is getting so crowded that smaller developers are looking for ways to reach our targeted audience,” says Patrick Larsson, cofounder of Happi Papi, a two-man app shop.
Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify Your Learning!
Today, I don't spend much learning time following people or particular lists on Twitter, but I do spend time following, reflecting and interacting with relevant learning hashtag conversations (streams) taking place around the world. If you are confused about what Twitter hashtags are, you have come to the right place to understand the power and possibilities that these learning conversations can do to amplify your learning! "The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet.