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iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom

iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano ~ GloballyConnectedLearning.com Considerations Remember : Theapp requiresstudents toremember facts. Understand: Theapp requires studentsto demonstrateunderstanding of aconcept. Apply :The app gives studentsthe opportunity toapply what they havelearned.Analyze: The appsupports students'efforts to analyzedata, content andconcepts.Evaluate:The app facilitatesstudents efforts toevaluate informationin a variety of mediaformsCreate: The app allowsstudents to create avariety of products,demonstrating evidenceof their learning. Gardner'sMultipleIntelligences21stCentury Upgrades Official Scribe:App allows studentsto take notes,collaborativelydocument contentand learning in theclassroom. App helps studentsraise awareness,solve problemsand disseminatefindings to helpothers and makea difference communicateconnectcreate critical thinkingBasic LiteracyMedia LiteracyDigital Citizenship The app supports: collaborate Bloom's Taxonomy November'sDigital LearningFarm

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps  LearningToday shares with everyone two beautiful posters, that help us remember Bloom’s Taxonomy: the Blooming Butterfly and the Blooming Orange. How do we connect the Bloom’s Taxonomy with the iPad? Following inDave Mileham and Kelly Tenkeley’s footsteps of assigning iPad apps to the different levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy, I created the following table with apps that I have tested out and am recommending. Pack for iPhone: Our List of the Best iPhone Apps AppShopper, Luxylight, Zite, Verbs, Prompt, Yelp (until iOS6), Groupon, OpenTable, Cineplex, and SoundHound Infinity And for the built in apps: Messages, Notes, Camera, Reminders, Clock, and Calculator

Dark Side of the iPad ~ Collecting student projects is difficult! Since its release the iPad has garnered arguments regarding whether it is primarily a device for consumption or creation. I have always believed that it is a device capable of creation. One simply needs to consider apps such as Avid Studio, DemiBooks Composer, Pages, Keynote, Minecraft Pocket Edition, Art Rage, SketchBook Pro, Comic Life and many others. These and many other apps all allow the user to tap into their talents and produce output of which they can be proud. Quick List Of 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. iPads For Education- While this site comes courtesy of the Department Of Education in Victoria Australia, there is lots of information that can cross the Pacific that you can use in your classroom.

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services. Gesture-based technology is on the rise; according to the latest NMC Horizon Report, gesture-based technological models will become more readily integrated as a method of learning within the next few years. The iPhone, iPad, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect technology are examples of these kinds of developments, and in particular, resources for Apple products in education are becoming widely available online. For teachers, some of which are just beginning to use tablets and mobile devices in class, these resources can be invaluable in promoting more interactive classrooms and understanding how best to use and control such products. Tutorials: 1.) iPads for learning: Getting started

1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 13.56K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. 8 Burning Questions About iPads in Class (Answered!) I recently received an email from a media and tech teacher from a school district in Wisconsin. The questions she has asked are awesome and could be helpful to others. My answers to her questions are followed with actual video clips from my classroom. Enjoy and may this be helpful! Questions are in bold! How has it (implementation of iPads) gone for you and the students?

iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with..... App helps dyslexic people read easier - Birmingham science news As many as 15 million people in the United States have dyslexia according to the International Dyslexia Association (ALIDA). One of the most important problems with dyslexia is an inability to read well. If you cannot read you cannot succeed.

25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier . We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. 50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-08-13 Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school. For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies. Deploying iPads in schools So, what were our goals and what benefits did we expect? One of the big-ticket items for us was the iPad’s instant-on capability. Not having to wait for computers to log in at the start of a class is a huge benefit. Also, students can get through a full day without needing to find power. Apps, iBooks, fast internet access, the ability to quickly take notes, record audio and shoot photos – all of these can have a huge impact on classroom delivery.

Conduit Mobile: Create your own apps January 23rd, 2012 Comments Off What it is: Want to see something really super cool? You can create your very own app for multiple mobile platforms in, I don’t know, 7 minutes flat! Seriously. Conduit Mobile makes it incredibly easy to create your own app out of a blog, class website, wiki, etc. and publish it to share with others. It honestly could not be easier. Kindle For iOS Now Supports Children's Books And Graphic Novels Count on Amazon to not be outdone by its competitors as far as e-reading is concerned. A mere day after lesser-known e-bookstore Kobo updated its official iOS app with support for rich content and new reading menus, here comes the extremely popular online retailer with a similar update to its Kindle app for iOS. Version 3.1 of Kindle for iOS introduces a couple of improvements exclusive to its iPad version. One of these is the ability to render the Kindle editions of books with illustrated content. Now you can read children’s books and graphic novels on the app.

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