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62 Ideas For Using The iPad In The Classroom [Presentation] -

62 Ideas For Using The iPad In The Classroom [Presentation] -
If you’ve got a pulse, using the iPad in the classroom is something you’re at least interested in on some level. It’s either why you’re here, something you want to understand better, or you loathe it all and want to make sure to avoid it (it’s been interesting to watch the seemingly growing throngs of Luddites decry learning technology–who knew it all could be so polarizing?) But we digress. Some of the ideas for using the iPad in the classroom in the following presentation by scribd user denag33 are better than others. Projecting an image, making music, controlling your classroom computer, using it as a mini-whiteboard, accessing information, keeping notes, blogging, tracking an IEP checklist, making an impromptu teleprompter, and creating concept maps are some of the better ones. Some of the presentation is a bit janky as well–illegible text, for starters–but the inclusion of both apps and ideas together, along with the sheer number of ideas, made it worth sharing.

Taivalkosken mobiilioppimishanke 48 Free Educational Apps Rated And Sorted By Grade Level Free educational apps have been a boon to innovation in mobile learning. For free, teachers can try out new approaches to learning with iPads and Android devices. Anything from basic arithmetic and spelling practice all the way to space exploration and historical perspective are available through little bits of software. And for app developers, free apps can be beneficial as well. While they may not directly earn money (unless supported by ads), they can gain valuable market research, establish a brand, and see what sort of tools educators are demanding in their classroom. 50 Education Podcasts For Mobile Learning If you have an iPad, iPhone, Android device, or computer … you should be listening to podcasts. Most are highly professional and packed with useful information. From the premium stuff being churned out by NPR to the ad hoc stuff from around the globe, there’s something for everyone. Personally, I like the TED Talks and Day In Tech History podcasts. But that’s just me. Use the following list from our friends over at the InformED blog to find some interesting and informative new podcasts just waiting to improve your life! Note: These are in no particular order and certainly not all-inclusive. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. eCorner : This podcast, titled Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders, explores the principles that create successful business owners and leaders. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom To iPad or not to iPad is a hefty question these days. A lot of people feel strongly in one direction about the use of iPads as “the” classroom device of today’s classroom. But like it or not, many schools and classrooms have adopted the iPad as their classroom technology friend, so its worth taking some time to look at great ways to use it. Show (on the big screen) Manage (the classroom) Assess (student work) Interact (with students) Access (your files) Make (instructional media) Learn (new things) Luokanopettaja ja tietotekniikka | Jakamisen sietämätön keveys | Miten käytän tietotekniikkaa opetuksessani? Kirjoittelen tänne ajoittain esimerkkejä siitä, miten olen ihan tavallisessa työssäni käyttänyt tietotekniikkaa. Olen tänä lukuvuonna kolmosten opettaja, mutta opetan myös jotain tunteja ykkösiä, kakkosia, nelosia sekä kuutosia. Järjestän myös erilaisia kansainvälisiä eTwinning- projekteja kaikille luokka-asteille koulussamme. Sari Auramo, Ohkolan koulu, Mäntsälä No jopas, juuri äsken Twitterissä sain kovasti kiitosta tämän blogin pitämisestä. Kirjoittelen tässä nyt muutamista tilanteista, jotka ovat tapahtuneet jo joskus aiemmin, mutta en ole niistä ennen maininnut täällä: Taannoin alettiin opiskella Suomen maisema-alueita. Ennen hiihtolomaa (olenkohan jo kertonut tästä?) Meillä ei ole mitään älykkäitä valkotauluja koulussa, mutta näilläkin välineillä pääsee pitkälle! Viikonloppua vietetään aurinkoisissa, mutta vielä melkoisen kylmissä olosuhteissa. Katsohan mokomaa, siinä se esitys pyörii! Hienoja tuli. - lihavoidaan

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. The following is our list of the 55 best apps for learning we can find. A few notes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad 1. 2. 3. This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 25.

Where to Find Apps for Educators The odds are good that you – or, at least, several of your colleagues – got a new tablet or smartphone over the holiday season, and are looking to fill it up with the magical mix of apps to make life and work easier and better. With countless apps on the market, these may be elusive, but there are a variety of solid directories, review-based blogs, and lists to dig into and share with your staff to make the odds of success greater. For a global view of the landscape – at least for iOS devices – start with this Google Docs spreadsheet curated by Scott McLeod. With “busy” being a common adjective to describe many educators, productivity apps are sure to be winners. 20 Best Mobile Productivity Apps of 2012 and 10 Amazing Productivity Apps You Aren’t Using are recent lists from business-oriented sites full of apps for all major operating systems. Watch this space in 2013 for more on new apps written especially for school leaders!

Using the Apple iPad in the classroom Q: Where do I find educational apps for use in my class? A: Visit Apple's Education Store for a full aray of apps for learning. Here is a list of some other great sites. Q: How do I display my iPad or iPad 2 in my technology classroom? A: In order to connect your iPad to the classroom projector, you will need the Apple Dock Connector to VGA adapter. These can be purchased at the Cal Student Store in the Martin Luther King Jr. If using Keynote, check out this MacWorld article - Presenting with the iPad: Tips and tricks for taking Keynote for iPad on the road Q: When I connect my iPad (1st generation) to the projector, nothing displays! A: The 1st generation iPad’s support for VGA output is app dependent, meaning that developers had to specifically write their programs to utilize the VGA output. Q: What apps support VGA output on the 1st generation iPad? A: These apps have been tested by ETS and support the VGA output directly. Q: How can I display a PDF document? A: No.

Taas yksi blogimerkintä pellillisyydestä. - Pelipeda Tarmo Toikkanen kirjoitti blogissaan 4.4.2013, että olisiko tarkennettava sitä, miten kouluissa ymmärretään pelillistäminen ja keskityttävä siihen, miten koulun omaa osaamista tiivistetään ja jo olemassa olevaa systeemiä kehitetään niin, että erilaiset työtavat toimisivat sen ydinosaamisen hyväksi, jota kouluissa jo on. Tarmo viittaa siihen, että koulu luo jo eräänlaisen pelillisen systeemin, joka ei kuitenkaan tällä hetkellä täydenny uusilla työtavoilla, vaan erilaisten oppimisympäristöjen kenttä hajautuu ja hämmentää koulussa työtään tekeviä. Minusta on selvää, että tällä hetkellä keskustelussa pelillisyydesta puuttuu punainen lanka. Pedagogiikka on hakusassa. Lähtökohtana oppimisessa on aina halu oppia. Pelillisyyden harha liittyy siihen, että sen sitouttava, informaali ominaisuus houkuttaa pelaamaan. Tämän päivän pedagogiikan uusi ulottuvuus liittyy siihen, että voimme nopeasti olla yhteydessä oikeaan maailmaan, oikeisiin toimijoihin. Miksi näin? Lässyn lässyn. Pelillisyyttä tai ei.

4 Incredible Apps For Children With Autism Today, April 2, 2013, is World Autism Awareness Day , as designated by the United Nations. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events, and these events lead into Autism Awareness Month . The US recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now estimates that a staggering 1 in 88 children , including 1 in 54 boys, in the US has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. While the tools technology offers students can be useful for anyone, they can be particularly useful for those with limited abilities in some areas. AutisMate AutisMate is an app for iOS and Android devices that focuses on improving both communication and behavioral skills in both verbal and non-verbal individuals. Proloquo2Go TouchChat Autism Tracker Pro

College choices: 10 iPhone Apps to help manage your college search - Fort Lauderdale Parenting Teens Many teens are getting ready for their summer college visits. One of the biggest decisions in a student’s life is choosing which university to attend in order to pursue a degree. While there are a variety of hard-copy guidebooks and online resources available to incoming college freshmen, the major advances in mobile device technology and the overwhelming popularity of Apple’s App Store have also made it possible for those same students to manage their college search and application process from their cell phones. These 10 apps have helped streamline the college selection and admissions process greatly, reducing some of the overwhelming pressure that many students face. Peterson’s College Guide – Peterson’s is a widely recognized name in the world of college selection and tours, which is why this app comes in at the top of the list. Source: Become A Nanny

17 Pros and Cons of Using iPads in the Classroom Post by Ashley Wainwright in SecurEdge 17 Pros and Cons of Using iPads in the Classroom - For many schools this year, the dream of having iPads in the classroom turned into a reality. Some schools have brought them in through 1:1 initiatives and other seen them start to flood in after implementing BYOD policies. As with anything else, teachers have seen some pros and cons with this cool, new classroom technology. Here’s a list of some things to expect with iPads in the classroom. Students love them- this one’s pretty obvious, but they really do. iPads in the classroom will get even the most stubborn students excited and engaged.Good battery life- this is one of my favorite things about it! Communication tool- Have any shy students not willing to speak out in class? Cons Doesn’t support flash- one of the biggest criticisms of the iPad is its lack of ability to work with Adobe Flash and JavaScript. Lack of multi-tasking- multiple windows and files can’t be kept open side by side.