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Twelve Interesting Ways* to use an iPod Touch in the Classroom

Twelve Interesting Ways* to use an iPod Touch in the Classroom

Mobile Learning Blog » 6 ways to use mobile learning in your cla 1. Record your lecture and upload it as a podcast. Share the link with your students to use while studying or for reference. 2. Share your number with your students and ask them to message any questions that they have while reviewing the lesson. 3. 4. 5. 6. Short quizzes, important equations, and definitions can be easily emphasised by creating simple content and pushing this material to student phones using mobile learning applications like MOBL21. For more ideas on how to incorporate mobile learning in your classroom click here. Image Credit: JeanbaptisteM No related posts.

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device. It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Here we present 50 really useful iPad tips. We cover everything from customising your Home screen through to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari. 10 best tablet PCs in the world today The vast majority of these tips will also work on the original iPad and iPad 2, so owners of any generation of iPad shouldn't feel neglected. For 50 more iPad tips, check out a new iPad app called 100 Tricks & Tips for iPad 2, brought to you by our colleagues on MacFormat. 1. iOS now supports folders. Your iPad will create a folder with both the apps in. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The iPad supports a VPN connection.

Continuing to Learn with the iPad- Storytelling  In an attempt to document the trials and errors of using a classroom set of 20 iPads in our K-8 school, I am adding a new post to the collection of iPads in the Classroom: 5th Grade- Storykit- Creating a story in Hebrew One of the Hebrew teachers approached me with an interest in having her students create a story book in the target language on the iPads. We chose to test the free app Storykit with this project. Students read a poem by Leah Goldberg called: (That’s Not Me). We had the Hebrew letters added to the iPad keyboard by going into: Settings> General> Keyboard> International Keyboards>Add New Keyboard> Choose Hebrew Once the International keyboard is added, a globe appears on your keyboard. Once the storyboards were finished, students were ready to work with the iPads. I showed students how to go to Microsoft Office ClipArt, search for images and download or take a screenshot and edit the image. Students also used each other to stage scenes from their story to take a photo. Like this:

The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users Though I haven’t gotten an iPad yet (NOTE: Now I have!), we did get one for my mother-in-law. So, with an eye towards helping her now, and me in the future, I put out a call to readers to their suggested resources as well as hunting for them on my own. You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me. Here are my choices, and choices suggested by readers (their recommendations are better than mine!), as The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users: iPad Getting Started is from TC Geeks. The 10 best iOS apps of 2011 comes from The Telegraph. The best iOS apps for children, 2011 is also from The Telegraph. The top 50 iPad apps is from The Guardian. Choosing the Right Keyboard For Your iPad is from Read Write Web. The Best iPad Apps: 10 Essential Apps For The New iPad You Got For The Holidays is from The Huffington Post. Educreations lets you easily create video lessons. iPads In The Art Room APPiticdescribes itself as: Here are great suggestions from readers:

Cell phones in Education Here a step, there a step, everywhere a step step. You may have noticed that today, steps matter. So, how many steps have you taken today: If you haven't caught on, the latest data tells us adults need at least 10,000 steps a day to remain healthy and steps they are a taking. From walking the stairs, to parking further away to taking a few laps around the block while reading the latest research paper. Pedometers are on the rise and considering that they're built into many of the mobile devices teachers and students own and love, it's no surprise that this healthy and affordable trend has taken off. So, how are our students doing? Ummm... Uh... Well, no one cares about our child obesity. Interestingly, if we allowed children to get up and move as nature intended we'd find that activity, movement and play is not only crucial for boosting brain power, it also is a great way to alleviate ADD/ADHD symptoms. Parents, teachers, and young people would agree that health and movement is important.

iPad Apps How do I get Apps to this device? Or If you are new to the mobile world, what is an App? App or an application is a program that can be installed on to the device. The app will have an icon associated with it. An app can be purchased through iTunes App Store on your computer or through the App Store app on the iPad (If you need to download iTunes, click here). Notes on Selecting Apps: When selecting an app, there is not one app that is perfect for everyone. How should we use technology in assessment? I'm looking for brain-storming ideas. You can either share ideas you've tried, or just half-baked ideas that you think would be interesting. Let's make sure not to bash each other in this post, our objective is to think of as many ways as possible to use technology as a tool in assessment. I'll give 10 ways to start the ball rolling. 1. Video tape kids working on math problems, and use the video recordings to assess their process. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Offline Reader Apps : iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide Overview Lack of an internet connection is something we all have to deal with from time to time... whether we are on an airplane, on the subway, or have a weak signal. But fret not, there are many solutions, (i.e. apps), that can help you read articles even offline. Whether you’re looking for an app to simply read pages offline or you are looking for simply a more efficient way to read on your iDevice, these apps will help and have you reading more on your iDevice. Essential Apps $4.99 Printful by Alberto Garcia Hierro Printful integrates many useful features into a swiss army knife of a reader. Notable Apps $3.99 Instapaper by Instapaper Holdings, Inc. Decent Apps $2.99 Textmode by ViewTextmode Text Mode offers a unique approach to browsing the web: you can either choose to view pages in text mode or image mode. Other Apps

Innovative Ideas for Using Cell Phones to Summarize and Take Not Editor's note: This is part two in series of posts focused on the nine instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas from the book Classroom Instruction That Works by Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock. Summarizing and note taking promote greater comprehension by asking students to analyze a subject and determine what is most important and share that information in a new way that makes sense given the task at hand. According to research, this requires substituting, deleting, and keeping some information while having an awareness of the basic structure of the information presented. Classroom Practice in Summarizing: The "Rule-Based" Strategy Subject: Social StudiesTopic: Current EventsLesson Overview: The teacher will introduce a current topic in the news and ask students to find out more about it from a recent news story using print or digital newspaper, video, or magazine. Classroom Practice in Note Taking