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There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps 

There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps 
In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that. I have teachers ask me frequently about app recommendations for different subject areas.“What app could I use to teach subtraction?” In a recent article, titled ” How the iPad Can Transform Classrooms” by Ben Johnson on Edutopia, raises awareness of the difference between using the iPad as a way to teach students versus the iPad as a tool to learn for students. The lesson planning questions I hope my teachers will learn to ask will change from “How can I teach this content?” He calls for the paradigm shift in seeing the iPad as a TOOL TO THINK WITH: images used with permission from Andrea Hernandez @edtechworkshop You can download all four images as a pdf. iPad apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy iPad apps and The Digital Learning Farm Related Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind 27. In "Featured Carousel" 15. Related:  Flipped 2

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iPads at Burley A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher | syded 6.30 am: Woken by the dulcet tones of Lana Del Rey and a new ‘Wake up Light‘. Contemplate staying in bed then notice the email icon flashing with a number of new messages – check twitter. 7.00 am: Access news app whilst devouring breakfast. Apologise for spraying coffee during reaction to latest education announcement. Carefully wipe iPad screen and check all is in working order by scrolling twitter timeline. 7.20 am: Plug iPad into car stereo and load ‘Driving’ playlist. 8.00 am: Deal with overflowing inbox on iPad whilst waiting for school computer to load. 8.25 am: Contemplate handing in resignation as only free period of the day has become a history cover with year 10. 8.45 am: Take staff briefing notes on iPad and share with form group on Edmodo before walking to classroom. 9.10 am: Lesson one with year 7 and they are all excited to share their completed projects. 10.10 am: Lesson two starts with a mild panic as projector isn’t working. 6.30 pm: Stay in car and check twitter.

Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator Blogs by iPad classrooms A Day in the Life of an iPad Student | syded 7.00 am: Woken by fancy chime and skyscraper illumination on iPad. Switch off and go back to sleep. 7.15 am: Woken by beeping Angry Bird effect and grudgingly get up for school. Head down to breakfast to find Dad has somehow got hold of the iPad and is catching up on ‘that Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar arguing about grammar again’? 7.45 am: Mum waves goodbye as Dad brings iPad charger out ‘just in case the battery runs low’. It is charged overnight but Dad’s laptop is always running out of power. 7.55 am: Find seat on bus and use famous ‘inside PE shirt, inside bag’ technique to play Temple Run on iPad. 8.25 am: Arrive at school and remind friends that the ‘iPad lost it’ excuse doesn’t work. 8.45 am: Registration and while we are answering our names the ‘iPad teacher‘ comes in to remind us about sharing folders in Dropbox and how to use the Edmodo conversation wall. 9.05 am: First lesson and we have to do a quiz straight away. 11.30 am: Third lesson and as usual we use loads of material.

10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom Thanks to the folks over at Khan Academy, alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend, and of course, flipped. While there are numerous ways to implement a flipped classroom, the basic components include some form of prerecorded lectures that are then followed by in-class work. Flipped classrooms are heralded for many reasons. Students who watch lessons at home, then come to class prepared to do creative work. Sounds amazing, right? 10 Resources for Your Flipped Classroom Content Banks: The quickest and easiest way to begin flipping your classroom is to use prerecorded videos that someone else has already made. Crash Course: This series of videos created by Hank and John Green is published by PBS Digital Studios. Eduvision by FlippedLearning Network: The goal of the FlippedLearning Network is to help teachers learn about and implement successful flipped classrooms. In Short

iPad Curriculum How to be a TERRIBLE iPad Teacher | teachingwithipad The following is a list, written in the first-person, of ideologies or stances from a Terrible iPad Teacher: 1. I own an iPad and I use it in class. I am, therefore, an effective Twenty-First century educator . Things in life don’t come easy. 2. 3. 4. Above: A search for “Education” in the App store yields over 10,000 results. 5. 6. Above: Explain Everything records visual and audio for your classes Above: Haiku Deck offers beautiful (and free!) 7. 8. Above: While the pre-installed apps on an iPad are great, there is just so much more available 9. 10. All of us have been guilty of at least some of the list at least once. Further reading: iPads: Creation vs. iPad is right for PE! iPaddiction: Creation Apps Used on the iPad Do you have any other tips for iPad teachers? Did you like this post? Authors: Steve Lai ( @sly111 ) is a French Teacher from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada in his twelfth year of teaching. Like this: Like Loading...

Internet Buttons | Welcome iPaddiction The 4 Apps Needed To Run A One iPad Classroom If you don’t have the luxury of a 1:1 classroom or even a 10:1 classroom then you might want to sit down. I have some seriously shocking news that you might not be adequately ready to hear. Ready? Wait, that wasn’t even the big one. You only need four apps to run a one iPad classroom. The idea is simple. As you can see, it’s quite easy to integrate these apps into one cohesive flow. Next, start getting familiar with your newest friend, Evernote.

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