How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning The micro-computer revolution of the 80's radically improved how teachers and schools carry on the business of learning. We now have iPads in classrooms that will not only improve it, but it has the potential to change the business of learning in schools. The question is, "Are teachers ready to adjust their teaching for this new learning revolution?" I have just become principal of a school that will be participating in this revolution this year. The ninth- and tenth-graders will be all receiving iPads. Aside from the obvious technical challenges, the real challenge I see will be to assure that this sizable investment will take student learning to the next level. In the Classroom Let's imagine a math class full of geometry students with iPads. Another Example A science teacher can provide similar learning opportunities. Getting Teachers Onboard One of the biggest questions teachers have about giving students iPads is, "How do you keep the students from playing games?"
Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom SoundCloud+QR Codes=A Gallery of Students' Voices - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 - Email Share February 15, 2013 - by John Hardison 15 Email Share For a multitude of reasons, teaching in today’s time is nothing short of exciting. Not too long ago, a few clicks of the mouse had me calculating how I could improve an already-strong lesson plan. The equation? SoundCloud + QR Codes = A Gallery of Students’ Voices. The Foundational Lesson Plan I try my very best to never put the cart before the horse. For one of our recent classroom assignments, students needed to demonstrate mastery of certain poetry terms and genres of American Literature by writing their own songs. The Problem We are absolutely blessed in Studio 113 to have a mini-recording studio with a microphone and Peavey mixer that run through a desktop computer equipped with Mixcraft 6 . The Solution SoundCloud is a website that allows creators to upload their songs, podcasts, and other sounds to share with the world. The Process The process is an absolute blast to watch. The Gallery Walk
PE - Games Teaching Ideas Catching Balloons - Help younger children with their co-ordination by using balloons in your PE lessons. Hoop Activity - A very enjoyable activity which encourages children to co-operate in order to complete the task. Through the Hoop - A fun team-building game which involves trying to climb through hoops! Hop in a Hoop! - A fun game involving lots of hoops and plenty of teamwork. Untying the Knot - Get your children to tangle themselves into a knot, and then ask them to untangle themselves! <A HREF=" Bark Ball - A simple, yet exciting, team game. Don't miss our special Football themed resources! Tennis:
Flipped Professional Development 7 Steps To Flipped Professional Development by Laura Conley first appeared on gettingsmart.com Arriving home from San Diego and having just attended the ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) conference I was scheduled to facilitate an all-day professional development for our district. I was excited to share as much of the conference as possible in a day without overwhelming everyone. I wanted to present the information in an engaging way by modeling the use of technology instead of just handing everyone a sheet of paper with some links. I knew where those papers would end up! With this in mind I started working on a new professional development model that made sense to me and would hopefully make sense to others. From past experience I knew a lot of time was wasted creating accounts and log-ins at the beginning of each professional development which allowed many participants to get off task and off focus from the start. All of the preparation paid off! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
onderwijs-door-de-eeuwen-heen2 - home Free Technology for Teachers How to Create Your Own Free iPad Templates for Keynote The recent update to Keynote, brought the ability to import presentations complete with master slides and preset styles. So, this got me thinking. How could I take advantage of this new feature? Well, here is a simple, but straightforward way to do just that and create some free iPad templates for Keynote to supplement the 12 themes that Apple gives you as a default on the iOS version. Start by opening Keynote, or PowerPoint, on your Mac/PC and choose a template for your presentation. Repeat for as many templates as you would like to bring over to the iPad, and organize them by creating a folder for these new templates, like in the image below. Now, these aren’t new templates in the strictest sense of the word, because once you start editing one of these, it will automatically save your new content, so here is what you need to do. Rename your newly duplicated presentation by tapping the name under the thumbnail and then open it when you are done. Like this: Like Loading... Related
Penjaskes is olahraga #edchat Masterclass Flipping the Classroom ? Droog's Afgelopen dinsdag, 29 januari, heb ik kennis mogen maken met Aaron Sams en Jon Bergmann, de grondleggers van het Flipping the Classroom model. En wat ik daar vooral geleerd heb is dat Aaron en Jon twee zeer gemotiveerde, bevlogen en excellente docenten zijn. Zij zijn zo bij hun leerlingen betrokken dat zij een techniek hebben ontwikkeld om al hun leerlingen beter te bereiken. Wat is Flipping the Classroom en Flipped Mastery? De door hen ontwikkelde techniek is zo veel meer dan wat in eerste instantie vaak gedacht wordt als je slechts de titel ervan hoort en een korte beschrijving. Waar het echt om gaat is: ‘What is the best use of your face-to-face class time? Dit is de vraag die Aaron en Jon zich stelden nadat een leerling als volgt reageerde op hun serie eerste video’s, waarbij zij hun stem hadden toegevoegd aan powerpoint presentaties die ze al jaren in de klas hadden gebruikt: “I love the video’s, because they mean I don’t need to go to class anymore!”. De video’s Afsluitend
5 Presentation Tools To Captivate Every Student Creating a presentation that keeps a captive audience engaged is tough. Creating a presentation that keeps distracted students engaged is a much harder task again. Whether your are demonstrating to a class or presenting at a conference, keeping an audience focused on your content is more challenging than it used to be. Children and adult audience members alike, now have glowing distractions in their pockets and are expecting the instant gratification that comes from the Internet generation. Text on slides no longer has the appeal and will easily lose the attention battle to a Facebook update or a new cow on FarmVille. Here are a few tools that will help you enthrall your audience and keep your presentations on the entertaining side of educational: SlideRocket is a hosted web app designed to take presentations to the next level with graphical prowess and multimedia integration. There are a number of real benefits in using a web based Presentation tool such as SlideRocket.