8 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School 9 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School MISTAKE ONE – Underestimate the power of the iPad Students do not need to be taught how to use the iPad, but rather how to get the most out of it. They need to be taught how they can use it to create and demonstrate incredible things, to share their learning and connect it with the real word, and to promote deeper thinking. MISTAKE TWO – Neglect to make real world connections Most students’ use social media, but not necessarily in a way to learn or to connect in meaningful ways. 8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations Last month, I attended a Back to School Night for parents, sitting through presentation after presentation by teachers, some with slides that helped make their presentation a delight to listen to, and others . . . well, that's why I'm writing this blog post. The goal of a classroom presentation is to aid you in effectively conveying information in a way that allows students (or their parents) to remember what you said. Unfortunately, for some, the presentation becomes a crutch, and they begin to rely on the slides to tell their story, rather than to help them tell the story. I've been creating presentations using software like PowerPoint and KeyNote for 20 years, and I've learned a lot about how to most effectively communicate.
5 More Handy Web Apps to Save You Time at Work This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Web apps are a friend to all who mash the keyboard from nine to five. They live in the cloud, are accessible from any Internet connection and are great for chopping those mundane work tasks off at the knees. We've previously highlighted a batch of web apps that reduce the headaches and keystrokes associated with common tech chores, and after receiving some great feedback from readers, we thought it only right to hunt down a few more worthy bookmarkables.
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Spiral You start by creating an online class group for your students. Your students can then use any internet-connected device, such as a tablet or mobile phone, to create their own profile on Spiral and join your online class group. You’re now good to go! 23 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able To Do With An iPad Using an iPad is simple due to its intuitive interface, elegant touch interface, and user-friendly operating system. Below we’ve listed 23 different tasks a teacher should be able to perform with their iPad. We’ve tried to focus on the basics, along with some typical tasks a teacher may be required to complete. We’ve also (roughly) arranged them from less complicated to more complicated, so consider yourself an Unofficial iPad “Basic Hacker” if you can get to the bottom. For more complex iPad tasks and functions, we’re doing a follow-up post.
3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class May 29, 2015 Below are three of our favourite web tools for creating picture quotes. You can use these tools with your students to create beautiful quote posters for your class. These picture quotes can be used as warm-up activities or entry events to project based learning. They could also serve as prompts to brainstorm ideas around a given topic or as educational posters to embellish your classroom walls with nuggets of wisdom. 1- PixTeller “PixTeller is a new and simple way to make beautiful posters and to share them with your friends and family.
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babbel When people meet someone who speaks many languages fluently, the first reaction is often one of slight bewilderment. Multilingualism is generally considered cool yet difficult to achieve, especially if second, third and fourth languages are acquired later in life. As an advocate of language learning, I of course agree that it’s cool, but I challenge the assumption that it’s difficult. Create Surveys and Graded Quizzes with Google Drive » Teach Amazing! Written by Teach Amazing! Using Google apps such as Google Forms and Google Sheets (spreadsheet similar to Microsoft Excel) is free and easy. These tools combine to provide and excellent way to receive feedback and even distribute self-graded quizzes. As of the date of this post, Google has updated the look of Google Drive and moved things around. So, even if you have done this before make sure you read this post to find out where everything is.
The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning By Justin Reich Imagine walking up to a stream. On the far side lies our ideal learning environment — student-centric, inquiry-based, resource-rich — our Someday. A series of stepping stones indicates a way across. These are our Mondays; achievable objectives interspersed across a torrent of new technologies, practices, and theories. This Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around educational technology. Adobe Slate- A Great App for Creating Beautiful Visual Stories with Students August 8, 2015 Adobe Slate is an excellent free iPad app for students to use in digital storytelling.The app allows you to animate and bring to life any type of document and turn it into a beautiful visual story. Adobe Slate offers a wide range of interesting features that make it easy for students to design appealing stories without the need for any design knowledge. Some of the things Adobe Slate offers include: professionally designed lay-outs, beautiful magazine-like themes, multiple fonts and colours, call-to-action buttons and many more. Additionally, Adobe Slate is very simple and easy to use, you simply pick a lay-out, add photos and images, talk or type to add text to them and when you are done, you can share your work with others through social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook or via email or text message.
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