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: iPad uPad wePad; Going 1-1 at St Oliver Plunkett A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to St Oliver Plunkett to be a part of their 1-1 iPad rollout to the very excited Year 6 class. Led by their fabulous teacher librarian, Ann-Marie Furber and fearless class teacher, Brooke Maguire, with consultation from the very dedicated and talented Education Officer Learning and Teaching Technologies, Danielle Carter, the Year 6 class participated in a series of workshops in order to develop their skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices. While the school maintains ownership, the students manage the purchasing of additional apps, and the care and maintenance of the iPads for the time they are at the school. This means the students have 24-7 access to their learning. The rollout has been a carefully managed process, with a great deal of professional development and pre-planning being done before the students had access to the devices. This is a list of what the students learnt:
david hockney: me draw on iPad - (Private Browsing) oct 11, 2011 david hockney: me draw on iPad copenhagen’s louisiana museum exhibited david hockney’s digital paintings in ‘me draw on iPad’ iPad v iPad Mini – I’m a Teacher and I would choose… There are more and more options available to educators who want to use tablet technology in the classroom. From class sets to 1:1 programmes, heavyweight companies are trying to grab their piece of the pie. Apple have emerged as market leaders with an intuitive operating system supported by a burgeoning app store. Many people are seduced by their clever marketing and advertising campaigns.
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. The emergence of technology and digital media has resulted in some significant departures from the traditional role of storytelling in education: Stories have become media-rich experiences. Billions of mobile devices are in the hands of people worldwide, and an ever-increasing percentage of those devices contain video cameras, still cameras, and microphones. Whenever anything of personal significance happens, it can be captured and chronicled in digital media that we edit, process, and publish.
Eight Examples of Popplet in the Biology Classroom There is definitely something cellular in nature about the humble popple – the irreducible building block of all the Popplets ever created. Cellular not only in shape, a single popple also mirrors its organic counterpart in that it contains the vital information necessary – text, images, video – for the formation of things far greater than the sum of their parts – Popplets! The striking similarities between the digital and the natural world might well be why students and teachers of biology find Popplet so compelling. The visual nature of Popplet can help lay bare life’s secrets with simple ease and clarity. We know this because our message boards are teeming with fine examples of Popplet biology work! From the workings of the simple cell, to the dense multilayered depths of the rainforest, we put Popplet under the microscope to discover how it is being used to reveal the facts, and tell the fascinating story of the natural world.
10 creative iPad apps for aspiring artists Ever wonder how to use your iPad to expand your creative potential? Whether you're an amateur doodler or the next Picasso, there are a variety of phenomenal iPad apps out there to help you paint your masterpiece. We've separated the best from all the rest to compile a list of apps sure to help you unleash your inner Van Gogh (ear cutting not required). 1. 7 best word processing apps for tablets Will Microsoft Word come to the iPad? After initial evidence it now appears unlikely, which means that the burgeoning market for free text editor apps on the iPad and elsewhere can continue. There are so many available for both iOS and Android that we can only present a few here, but all have their pros and cons. Format handling is critical, but it's more about integration with a device's OS than simple readability; can you take a Word doc from an email, make changes and send it on back? And though these apps are all about typing, arguably more important than text-entry is navigation, with ease of correcting mistakes crucial – especially if you're tapping away on glass rather than a Bluetooth keyboard.
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. Using Popplet in Content Areas I love integrating IT across the curriculum. I believe that it is important that the kids are able to apply 21st century IT skills both at school and at home rather than just "IT class". This year in Grade 4, the kids are more computer savvy.
Five Best Tablet Drawing Apps It seems to impress passers buy when you edit video with your fingers in iMovie on the iPad. It still impresses people when I edit photos on an iPad. I'm not so much out to impress people with what I'm doing, but what the end result may be. Though I do agree that it was skewed away from windows tablets. There are plenty of Android options up there, too. Not just Apple. Day 28 - Class Dojo Class Dojo will not apply to every participant in the 30 Day Challenge as it is specifically designed for the classroom teacher, but I encourage you to be open-minded about the possible applications for this classroom management tool, which was introduced in beta early this fall, caught the attention of educators from the UK to the US, and garnered top prize in NBC News' Education Nation Innovation Challenge. Later in this post, I will share an invitation for you to start your own class(es) with Class Dojo. On the most rudimentary level, Class Dojo is a real-time, digital star chart for student behavior. Yet with some thought and planning, leaders can use it for much more. 1. Personalization You can tailor the rewards to promote the learning environment you want, rewarding things like excellent questions, great insight, creativity and collaboration.
Redefining the Writing Process with iPads Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process? Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, turn in. Our teachers then marked up what we had handwritten or typed, and returned our writing. Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your audience. Topic (required) Type the topic of your new AnswerGarden. This can be a question or a topic, such as: "What do you think of my website?" More options (optional) For your convenience, you can change the following settings for your new AnswerGarden.