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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.

Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Flickr: Lexie Flickinger By Matt Levinson As schools get ready to deploy iPads this year, each one is scrambling to figure out how to develop an efficient and effective system that works. With no standardized system or uniform roadmap to follow, at the moment, it’s up to individual schools to reach out through their networks to find information about best practices and smooth, streamlined service. Without professional development and a set plan in place, educators in individual classes might be stumped by how to set up iPads for different uses. To that end, here are some ideas about how to put a system in place for iPad use in classrooms:

Reflecties op de invoering van de iPad De Burlington High School heeft nu ruim een jaar ervaring met de grootschalige invoering van iPads in het onderwijs. In What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection beschrijft Andrew Marcinek de leerervaringen. Communicatie en geduld blijken daarbij sleutelbegrippen te zijn. Samengevat komen de geleerde lessen op het volgende neer: Communiceer intensief met elkaar over ervaringen. Ik herken deze geleerde lessen wel. 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

The Elements Of A Digital Classroom What are the components of a digital classroom? From eBooks to smartboards, iTunesU implementation to online learning, the classroom as we know it is changing. It’s true that a digital classroom is a vague idea. And subjective–one educator’s cutting edge learning laboratory is the next educator’s been there, done that. The following inforgraphic looks at some of the more common elements of a digital classroom, including: eBooksBook rental via KindleiPadsOpen Source softwareiTunesUDigital cameras, projectors, and headphones Feel free to storm the comments section below to fill in what’s missing.

Experimenteer met het toepassen van ICT in de les « taalbeleid Hoe kun je ICT op een goede manier inzetten in de les? Wat is de meerwaarde van een sociaal medium als Twitter? Kun je de iPad gebruiken in het klaslokaal? Suzanne Lustenhouwer, iPad-coördinator van het Berlage Lyceum in Amsterdam, geeft in dit artikel een eerste aanzet tot het beantwoorden van deze vragen. ‘Het is een kwestie van experimenteren met de verschillende tools om te achterhalen of iets wel of niet werkt. Technologie hoort het leven van de leraar makkelijker te maken.’ Suzanne Lustenhouwer Als je leerlingen vraagt waar ze een vreemde taal hebben geleerd dan is ‘op school’ zeker niet altijd het meest voor de hand liggende antwoord. Op het Berlage Lyceum in Amsterdam zijn we vorig jaar met een iPadpilot begonnen, waarbij we klassen en leraren hebben voorzien van iPads. Ook leerlingen in de niet-iPadklassen verwachten dat ze met hun iPhones, Android, Blackberries, iPods en dergelijke het wifinetwerk van school kunnen gebruiken. Twitteren in de klas Visualiseer tekst met Wordle

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.

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. Vlerick start met cursussen op iPad Wie in november aan de Vlerick Management School start met de opleiding MBA-FSI doet dat zonder papier. Elke deelnemer ontvangt een eigen persoonlijke iPad met alle didactisch materiaal. De iPad bevat pregeconfigureerde applicaties speciaal op maat van de opleiding. De iPad vervangt niet alleen de papieren cursussen, maar ook alle boeken en cases die tijdens de opleiding aan bod komen. Het gespecialiseerde MBA-programma voor de financiële en verzekeringssector is verdeeld over twee jaar in zes tweewekelijkse modules die doorgaan in België, Zürich, Montreal en Toronto, Peking, Mexico-city en NY en Boston. Vlerick wil het pilootproject snel evalueren om te beslissen of de overstap van papier naar digitaal ook voor andere opleidingen gemaakt kan worden.

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...

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..... A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher 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.