EdTech Workshop: 5 Ways I'm Using Apps in the Classroom As I'm wrapping up week #2 teaching language arts in a 4/5 1:1 iPad environment, I thought I would try a "5 ways..." type of post. One of my many goals this year is to be a better sharer, so I am pushing myself to blog each week and to try different styles of writing. Let me know what you think, please! 1. Apps for Student Blogging We have experimented, thus far, with three apps for student blogging: Wordpress, Chrome and Safari. I'm amazed at how quickly the students are beginning to fluently use multiple apps to achieve a task. Note: Our student bloggers would love to connect with other student bloggers, and we would welcome readers and comments. 2. After carefully reviewing the features of Class Dojo, I decided against using it for behavior management. 3. The camera is a no-brainer. 4. I put Words With Friends on our app list, thinking that we would use it as part of Daily 5 word work. 5. What are students actually learning?
5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use . EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them. 1) Focusing on content apps The most common mistake teachers make with iPads is focusing on subject-specific apps. It simply didn’t occur to him use the VoiceThread app to record his students speaking Latin, or perhaps create a collaborative discussion of Cicero. And we don’t introduce a single subject app. 2) Lack of Teacher Preparation in Classroom Management of iPads It doesn’t.
Projecting Your iPad Wirelessly - Without an Apple TV Important update: May 6, 2012 - Mirror to your Windows PC as well Shortly after the release of Relection a second mirroring solution called AirPlay was released - available at Reflection and Airplay both allow mirroring of an iOS device to a Mac. When iOS 5 was released many of us were thrilled with its ability to allow projection (mirroring) of your iPad to a projector using Airplay and Apple TV. A wonderful new app called Reflection has just been released. Run the Reflection app on your MacBook and then switch to your iPad. Once you select your MacBook, you can now display your iPad on the laptop screen (as seen below ... and please don't remind me how many emails I still need to open...). Reflection is a wonderful solution for any situation where you need to project your iPad screen and don't have an Apple TV. When to use Reflection rather than an Apple TV: Can be used to project your iPad in any room. Sam Gliksman firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom Updated 01/2014 If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Certainly iPads are cheaper than computers, desktop or laptop, and they are more mobile. Speaking of computers, they were supposed to be the transformation of teaching and learning as we know it. Kinesthetic Learners The iPad has a number of unique features that provide for interesting possibilities in teaching and learning. As a completely portable learning tool, the iPad camera allows documentation to be taken to a whole different level. Students can also attach videos, and voice recordings to their field notes. In math class the GPS of the iPad establishes locale in ways that are profound. Connecting Beyond the Classroom How do you use iPads in the classroom to help teaching and learning?
Teachers Guides on The Use of iPad in education iPad is a cool versatile tool that has a huge potential in education. It is widely believed that iPad has started tranforming the face of education and revolutionizng modes of learning. Results coming out of pilot studies on the integration of iPads in the classroom seem to be promising. Reed College, for instance, took the Apple iPad for a spin in 2010 and was pleased with the tablets performance as an educational tool. As part of a pilot program, Roslyn High School on Long Island handed out 47 iPads on Dec and the school district hopes to provide iPads eventually to all 1.100 of its students. Another report shows that hundreds of middle school students in the central San Joaquin Valley, Calif, are using curriculum apps for their classwork and homework. Given this huge importance of iPad in education, let us now go through some of the reasons behind the raise of the iPad star in education and some of the ways we can leverage it in our classroom. 1- Learning with iPad Webliography
iPad Multimedia Tools Keynote can do much more than simple slides with text and images! In this hands on session, we’ll explore new tools that let you draw, annotate, animate, audio record, and make videos. We’ll look at how students are using these tools to create animations, digital storytelling, clipart, and more. Finally, you’ll create your own cartoon self portrait. Lafayette Regional eLearning Conference - Lafayette, Indiana, Thursday, June 7 12:15 and 3:15 - Show What You Know: Illustrate and Annotate It! In this hands-on session, we will explore iPad strategies that help learners of any age visualize their learning. Book Snaps - post and tutorials using Pic Collage Edu to annotate text 1:15 - The Shape of Things to Come: Learning in 3D Room 148 Curious about getting started with 3D printing? MACUL Conference 2018 - Grand Rapids, MI The Shape of Things to Come/No More Flat Stanley: Learning in 3D Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Thursday, March 8, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Want to learn more?
Professional Development / iPad Apps For The Classroom Don't forget to download the new iOS 7 to your iPad!! You can update your device by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update This is an ever-growing list of Apps that we have seen successfully integrated in the classroom. If you have any Apps that you are currently using and are not listed, please email email@example.com with its name, a brief description, and target grade level so we can add it! If you are using your iPad to view the list, simply click on the link to be taken directly to the App Store! Click HERE to go to the bottom of the page to access other websites with lists of Apps! Websites For Further Information: K12 Tech Tools - A great collection of iPad Apps and Tech Tools in general. The iPad As...- A phenomenal list of apps compiled according to learning goals.
How To Connect An iPad To A Smartboard It’s really simple–so simple that you’re going to feel silly for not having already known this–and if you tweet this out to a colleague without checking out the stunning simplicity of it all, you’re going to feel crunchy (remember that term?) later when you realize it wasn’t quite the revelation you’d thought it might be. Context If you’ve only got one iPad, or are trying to guide the entire class through an activity, the classroom projector can act as a modeling tool for students to follow along. By displaying the iPad on the projector, you’ve got an easy way to broadcast your screen–or a student’s screen during a presentation–to the entire class. What You Need Process To use the Smartboard as a projection display, you only need an Apple VGA adapter, the same style you’d use for other gadgets including monitors. Sorry it wasn’t more intricate or secretive than that.