Checklist: Are You Ready for iPads In Your School? Digital Tools Which? Tech leadingict - Job Description The types of things that you might be expected to do as an ICT lead teacher normally include: Strategically planning for ICT Keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in ICT and knowing your way around e-learning strategy document Coordinating an ICT committee within the school Mentoring staff on authentic uses for ICT Running professional development for staff Monitoring use of ICT within a school Managing ICT equipment around the school Reporting to school management and the BOT on the implementation of ICT Liaising with any outside PD providers The following job description was put together by Noline Skeet (used with her permission), a cluster facilitator in Auckland and could be a great starting point for developing your own. Lead Teacher Job Description There are other sites with job descriptions such as this ICT lead teacher job description from the Otepoti cluster
Cave Art: Discovering Prehistoric Humans through Pictures Activity 1. Introduction to the Era of Cave Painting Begin by asking students to think about where they have seen pictures that communicate specific information to people, such as directions. Guide the discussion to include international symbols frequently seen, such as: no smoking, handicapped, man, woman, no parking, airport, etc. Ask students to think about why these pictures work well (e.g., people who can't read the language can still understand what is being communicated). How to Use Padlet in the Classroom: A Fantastic Teaching Tool Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s learn the basics. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools.
Project Based Learning with iPads Bringing learning to life – Bringing Life to learning! To start with, I think Project-based learning is the future of education. It puts students into real situations where they have to: Act professionallybe a team playerunderstand their assigned roleStick to deadlines as a teamProblem solveProject manageCommunicate ideas
10 tips for mastering Microsoft Outlook 2013 Keeping track of emails, calendars and contacts can suck untold time out of any workday. Anything that speeds up your work in Outlook can boost your productivity measurably. Imagine if your inbox only showed the messages you wanted to see. Consider if you could locate vital contact information in seconds. What if you finally knew why some of the hyped Outlook features aren't working as advertised? These 10 tips will help you zip through your messages and agenda, and work more effectively overall. Back to School with iPads: 5 Steps for the First 5 Days School is just about to start, or has already started, and you have been armed with iPads for this year. Whether your students will be 1:1 or you have access to a handful of shared devices, the expectation now exists that these tools will be put to good use. So now what? How do you get started?
The 18 Best Free Web Tools Chosen By You It’s the start of a new year and that means there’s infinite possibilities that lay before you. But you can’t move forward without arming yourself with the best free web tools and apps. I was perusing some of my favorite education blogs, social networks, and other time-sucking online spots when I came back to the Edublog Awards .
Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling By Sam Gliksman The following is the first of a series of excerpts from Gliksman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies. The digital aspect of storytelling raises the art to a new level of experience. Sleipnir 4 Web browser for Mac - The ultimate advance in Web browsing without an address bar The page title is shown when the cursor is aligned and when switching tabs. It has been designed so that the page title can be checked at the most necessary timing. You can modify the address by clicking it. All the necessary functions are included. The list of candidates have been designed so that you can quickly arrive at the page you want to open. The sites you want to open appears compact, easy to view, and easy to select.
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.