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6 different ways of getting student feedback in your iPad lesson.

6 different ways of getting student feedback in your iPad lesson.
Update 14-09-2012: Syncing Notability with Dropbox is possibly the easiest and best way of keeping track of your students’ work. One of the most difficult challenges for the teachers at my school is changing from workbooks and worksheets to get students to work and monitor their answers on the iPad. There are many ways to go about it. Here are 6 of them: 1. This one, is my go to tool form creating questionnaires. 2. In my mentor class last year there were almost no students who did not have a twitter account. 3. Socrative allows you to fire questions at students in a game like setting. 4. iBooks Widgets I’ve previously written a post about making worksheets in iBooks. 5. Nearpod is the most advanced educational app I have used yet. 6. Keynote is often overlooked as a workbook app. Related posts:

Using @Evernoteschools for Lesson Planning Since I started this Experiment to use Evernote in every aspect of my classroom, I wasn't really sure what I was going to discover. I was sure there would be some way that Evernote was not going to meet my needs and I would be forced to add another tool to my chest while I continue the experiment for the school year. One way I was weary of was lesson planning. I have used the the traditional planner book for years and it has always been very good to me. I could easily flip back and see what I what I did the year before as I planned the upcoming school year. I'm not a big fan of trying to fix things that are not broken, but I figured I needed to give it a try in the name of the Experiment. Here is a shot of my desktop version of Evernote. Within the notebooks for the specific classes, I have scanned and uploaded various assignments I had in paper form only and added them to new notes. I have also created notebooks that contain notes on tech tips for using the various tools.

Maak je eigen stylus voor €0 – Create a DIY stylus for €0 « Koen Mariën blogs Geplaatst door marienkoen English below Wil je al eens iets schrijven op een iPad, maar kan je dat moeilijk met je vinger? Gebruik dan een stylus! Ikzelf gebruik het bijvoorbeeld om ergens een handtekening onder te plaatsen. Een goeie stylus kost al snel wat geld. Benodigdheden: Een zakje chips (eentje dat blinkt aan de binnenkant)Een pen (best een dikkere)Een elastiekjeEen schaar Werkwijze: Eet het zakje chips leegKnip een stuk uit het zakje van zo’n 4cm x 4cmDraai het stevig rond het uiteinde van je pen met de blinkende zijde zichtbaar.Hou het op z’n plaats met het elastiekje Tip: het moeilijke deel is het goed rond het uiteinde wringen van het blinkend papier. Ever wanted to write with a pen on your iPad? A good stylus will cost you some money. Materials needed: A bag of crisps/chips (with a shiny metallic inside)A pen (a big one)A rubber bandA pair of scissors What to do: TIP: The tricky part is wrapping around the piece of bag firmly.

Ofsted 2012: Questioning to promote learning — From Good to Outstanding: Helping you to achieve outstanding and creative teaching and learning. Have you ever noticed that often, when someone is being interviewed, they say “That’s a good question.”? It’s usually when it’s a question they can’t answer quickly and easily. Indeed, “good” questions are ones that generally need thinking about. Inspectors must consider whether: “teachers use questioning and discussion to assess the effectiveness of their teaching and promote pupils’ learning” School inspection handbook from September 2012 Notice, in this instance it does not say “ASSESS” learning, although clearly this is undeniably a major purpose for questioning. Questions that are easy to answer don’t move learning on; they might indicate that learning has happened, or that at least something has been noticed, thought about or memorised, but they don’t promote learning. How do questions promote learning? Questioning can fail because: Questioning succeeds when: What kinds of questions do you routinely ask, and how do you ask them ? E.g. E.g. T: How might you describe a hexagon? E.g. Applying

Werken met bestanden uit Smartschool op je iPad Iedereen heeft binnen Smartschool een eigen map ‘Mijn documenten’. De bestanden in deze map kunnen eenvoudig geopend en gewijzigd worden op je iPad. Hoe je dat doet, lees je in dit bericht. De WebDAV-URL Je map ‘Mijn documenten’ kan via de WebDAV-technologie ook buiten de browser geopend worden. De URL ziet er als volgt uit: waarbij dat je schoolnaam vervangt door het subdomein van je eigen school. Je hebt de Smartschool App niet nodig voor het werken met bestanden op je iPad. WebDAV Apps Er zijn tal van Apps waarmee dat je een WebDAV-koppeling kan realiseren: iFiles (3,59 EUR)My WebDAV (gratis)WebDAV Navigator (gratis)iStorage HD (5,49 EUR)… Zoek gerust op WebDAV in de App Store. Als je gebruik maakt van Pages, Keynote of Numbers op je iPad kan je ook vanuit deze Apps een document vanuit Smartschool openen, wijzigen en bewaren. Een concreet voorbeeld (iFiles) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Een bestand bewerken in Pages en terug uploaden naar Mijn documenten

He's not the messiah .. - news Comment:5 average rating | Comments (2)Last Updated:23 September, 2012Section:news … but for many policymakers he comes close. John Hattie, possibly the world’s most influential education academic, has the ear of governments everywhere. Darren Evans speaks to the notoriously frank professor about the work some call the ‘holy grail’ Professor John Hattie is, quietly, one of the most divisive figures in world education. For someone reputed to be unafraid to speak his mind, Hattie is remarkably blase about both points of view. So what is it that has made Hattie - often referred to the world’s most important educational researcher - the focus of such global attention and controversy? Speaking from Australia, where he has been director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne since March 2011, Hattie initially comes across as relaxed and laid back. It is this characteristic outspokenness that has galvanised many of Hattie’s fiercest critics.

10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn Editor’s Note: TeacherWithApps is proud to announce TeachThought as a partner to help bring you the very best in app resources and reviews for your 21st century classroom! For all of the analyses of academics, learning models, curriculum, 21st century thinking, assessment, project-based learning, self-directed learning, social media integration, iPads and related technology, and other emerging trends, how students learn is why we’re all here, yes? And understanding how something happens requires observation as an early step. What’s developing, when and how? Where are the misunderstandings? What is not clear? Below are 10 iPad apps to get started in that direction. 10 iPad Apps To Record How Students Learn 1. 2. Use a picture from your camera roll and change it up to make the image come to life. Try reading the Emancipation Proclamation using Abraham Lincoln’s picture. Have students replace the face of Susan B. Students can email their videos to you or save them to their camera roll. 3. 4.

Seating plans Excel blog UPDATE September 2013The day after I created and shared this sheet in my department (June 2013) a copy was seen by one of our SLT - I was asked to share it at the following morning's whole school briefing. Since then it's been used by a large number of teachers across the school. It has also been downloaded from the TES website almost 350 times, and I know it is in use in several other schools.I've just been asked by our headteacher (new since September) to share it again across all staff at our school on Monday.The version now available via the link below has been updated following feedback from use both in my department and beyond - it includes the ability to display more data on the plan and seat more students. The formatting should be a bit more robust to layout changes too. Original post... Background For all sorts of reasons it's really useful to have student data visible on teacher copies of seating plans. The seating plan itself can be displayed at different levels...

Create an interactive eBook for the iPad using iBook Author: THE COMPLETE GUIDE | EasyTechSite Want to create your own interactive eBook for the iPad? It’s actually really simple using the iBooks Author program that Apple provides for free! Writing eBooks has so many awesome business applications and benefits. Books on iPads are the where books are headed. Even our classrooms are reading their text books on an iPad. To make this easy on you I have put together the complete guide to help walk you through the entire creation and publishing process. I have created two eBooks using this method and I loved how easy the creation portion was; however, the uploading, publishing and approval process can be sort of tricky. Never fear! Creating your eBook The creation part is really easy especially if you already have the text written out on a word document or similar format. First, you will need to open iBook Author. The first option you have is to choose your template. Now that you have you template chosen you can start creating your book. Adding Video to your iBook Editing your iBook

(media)wijs met de iPad | iPad in de klas Dominicus College (Media)wijs omgaan met de iPadIn deze rubriek aandacht voor het (media)wijs omgaan met de iPad. Sinds de introductie van de iPad in onze klassen werden de docenten, ouders en leerlingen naast vele leuke verrassende zaken, ook met de nodige vragen en problemen geconfronteerd, zoals bijvoorbeeld: Hoe voorkom je dat je de hele dag met dat apparaat zit: op school en thuis. Hoe zorg je voor evenwicht en verstandig gebruik en dat het geen “verslavende” trekken krijgt.Hoe ga je om met de afleiding en de verleiding van games en social media; hoe zorg je ervoor dat je je kunt blijven concentreren en focussen op wat je moet doen.Hoe ga je om met online pesten; het cyberpesten? Het vraagt aandacht van schoolleiding, docenten, mentoren en ouders. Dit betekent overigens niet dat leerlingen overal en ten alletijde hun smartphone (of iPad) in de les mogen gebruiken. Tips en adviezen In deze rubriek tips en verwijzingen naar hulp en advies. Reguleer (vanaf het begin) het iPad-gebruik.

Apps for multiple intelligences What makes the iPad brilliant is that it caters to all different intelligences. In fact most apps touch upon all different types of intelligences. I’ve tried to match all of my favorite educational apps with their corresponding intelligences. For those apps that matched with more than one, I’ve used equivalents. For example, Showme and Educreations are interactive whiteboard apps that have got the same functions and both fit in the Visual and Aural box. Just like I don’t believe all students fit only in one intelligence box either. Students can use whichever app they chose to study. Take the brilliant app “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. The debate whether Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences really excist or not has been contested quite a few times. Children do differ in their abilities with different modalities, but teaching the child in his best modality doesn‘t affect his educational achievement. Click on the app icons to see the app in the App Store. Related posts:

Your Quick Guide to Teaching with iPads Below is an awesome infographic shedding more light on the use of iPad in education.It provides some amazing facts about the potential of this mobile device in learning and reviews the reasons behind this growing popularity of iPad in the educational circles. I find this infographic to be a nice addition toTeachers Guide on The Use of iPad in Education.Give it some time and read through it attentively and share it with your colleagues. All thanks go to Online Universities for creating this infographic. Programmeren met een Ipad-app