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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)
Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use . EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them. 1) Focusing on content apps The most common mistake teachers make with iPads is focusing on subject-specific apps. It simply didn’t occur to him use the VoiceThread app to record his students speaking Latin, or perhaps create a collaborative discussion of Cicero. And we don’t introduce a single subject app. 2) Lack of Teacher Preparation in Classroom Management of iPads It doesn’t.

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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: 9 Tips For Teachers Who Just Got iPads I’m often amazed by the power of the web. From Twitter’s role in shaping professional development to what a simple post on a site like Edudemic can do. This post is one such example . Holly Clark ( of EdTech Diva fame ) posted an article on Edudemic that caught the eye of Richard Wells in New Zealand ( of ipad4schools fame ).

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What Sir Ken Got Wrong “We are educating people out of their creativity” Sir Ken Robinson Sir Ken Robinson’s ideas on education are not only impractical; they are undesirable. If you’re interested in education, at some point someone will have sent you a link to a video by Sir Ken Robinson, knighted for services to education in England in 2003. A Visual Guide For Teachers New To Apple iPads Bringing technology into the classroom almost always comes with a learning curve. Some teachers joke that their students picked up tech skills more easily than they did, and others still just don’t get the training they need to effectively use the technology tools that they are given for their classrooms. So when you get an iPad (or iPads) for your classroom, what do you do now ? This handy infographic below shows a great Orientation to iPads For Teachers . Keep reading to learn more.

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.

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Apple Stresses Education is Part of its DNA with Newly Redesigned Educational Site By Sam | August 23, 2013 | No comment yet When it comes to education I am very opinionated, yet I am also conflicted as to the direction for the future of education. Certainly it should come as no surprise that computers are at the center of education and educators have embraced Apple since its earliest days, but is adding more and more technology helping our kids learn the skills they need? Reading through Apple’s redesigned educational site provided some interesting insight today and I think it is worth a look.