A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads The above image was wonderfully put together by Richard Wells over at ipad4schools.org after seeing the article (below) originally posted here on Edudemic. Thanks Holly! So you finally got a class set of iPads and you are not sure what to do next and where to start? Here is a very simple list of tried and true tips to help. Don’t Start Collecting Apps! iPad Tips: Getting Started with the iPad Have you just got a shiny new iPad as a holiday gift, or maybe just bought one for yourself? Here’s an easy Getting Started Guide that will help you get the most out of your new favorite tablet: The iPad has been a huge hit ever since it first hit the market back in 2010.
City & Guilds launches mobile apps City & Guilds has recently launched a series of mobile phone apps as part of its commitment to enhancing learners’ experiences. 05 October 2012 / City & Guilds has recently launched a series of mobile phone apps as part of its commitment to enhancing learners’ experiences both in the UK and abroad. It is hoped the apps will give learners the freedom to develop their skills whenever and wherever they like. In total, three different apps have been developed - SmartCards, A-Z, and QuizCity.
Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
iPhone and iPad new user guide Everything you need to know about getting started with your new iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or iPad mini New to the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or iPad and need a little help getting started? Whether you're trying to set up your device for the first time, or figure out Apple features like iCloud, Siri, iMessage, Notification Center, or FaceTime, or simply get a handle on the basics like mail, calendar, or photography, we have a help guide for you -- an ultimate guide! Learning & Teaching Development @ York St John University Presented by Sarah Montague, BBC Radio 4 have created a new three part series called ‘My Teacher Is an App’ that explores the changes in education being brought about by technology. York St John University staff and students can access the recordings using BoB (Box of Broadcasts). To listen to the recordings, click on the links below and […] Share this post!
How to use Near Field Communication to engage your foreign students Many of you have probably heard of QR codes and may not have the most positive opinion of them. QR codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones that link directly to text, emails, websites or phone numbers. The downside is that you need to download special software before you can use them, fiddle around on your phone to get to the right app and the results are all too frequently underwhelming. QR codes may have their function, but the reality is that they’re often tricky and frustrating to use. So that’s where Near Field Communication (NFC) codes come in. 100+ Teaching With the iPad Hacks: A Curated Playlist of Quick Start Resources A publisher recently asked me if I knew of a good iPad “Quick Start” Guide for teachers just getting started with using the iPad in the classroom. I didn’t, but had to imagine that I could find resources along these lines on the Web. As I searched, I found many good web pages, and knew right away that this was a great topic for creating a LessonPaths curated Playlist to share them. LessonPaths (formerly known as MentorMob) is an awesome free web tool for easily assembling digital content into an elegantly simple information resource. Just click through the Playlist, stop and further explore resources that interest you (clicking on one will open up the Playlist in full screen mode) then click through to the next one when you’re ready.
Rebecca’s Teaching & Learning Blog iPad and the Writing Process Our latest project is looking at ways we can harness the motivation and engagement properties of the iPad to raise standards in writing. Particularly in Boys’ writing. Targeting teachers that may not have worked on previous iPad projects, but are in schools that have rolled out iPads. We started by looking at how the iPad could be integrated within writing planning in such a away that it augments rather than intrudes on the process. We decided on a few basic principals: we needed to keep the apps to a minimum – we didn’t...
Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes Students of all ages are required to read text for a variety of purposes. With a large emphasis placed on teaching skills that help children tackle nonfiction, it's important to think about the different ways that students are gathering facts and details as they take in information. Teachers need to think beyond traditional text and make sure that their students have the necessary skills for processing, evaluating, and comprehending multimedia. PARCC Releases ELA and Math Sample Items for Spring 2014 Field Test If you were patiently waiting for truly interactive official PARCC assessment sample items, the wait is finally over! The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, better known as PARCC, recently released its first grouping of web-based English Language Arts and Math sample items designed as a practice aid for schools taking the upcoming Spring 2014 Field Test. Up until now, PARCC's CCSS-aligned assessment counterpart Smarter Balanced (SBAC) held a considerable "leg up" on legitimate web-based practice/sample items, but with this release, PARCC has officially joined the "race". A breakdown of the new PARCC field test sample items These sample items provide educators and students the ability to practice online testing functionality and to gain an understanding of the different PARCC question types. Basic Details