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Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel'

Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel'
You’re going to want to turn on your printer and fire up a PDF viewer. This is just that good. It’s called the Padagogy Wheel and it offers a fantastically useful perspecitve on how to figure out which iPad apps work with Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. Created by Allan Carrington , this thing is a monster and deserves some focused attention. The Padagogy Wheel takes an expanded approach Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and offers 62 iPad apps that fit into the organized chaos that is Bloom’s. See Also: 35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom’s Taxonomy What do you think of some of the apps and where they’re placed on the wheel? The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License . Related:  ipad infoEd-Tech

Flexbooks help Georgia district keep up with math mandates A new flexbooks program will be implemented this fall in math classrooms across a suburban Atlanta school district to keep up with changing state requirements and reduce textbook costs. Henry County Schools is using Edgenuity software on newly purchased iPads in its math classrooms, nicknaming the program “flexbooks” because teachers and administrators will have the flexibility to create customizable math content for each classroom and student, says Assistant Superintendent Aaryn Schmuhl. Parents will also have access to the content online so they can help students with homework. “We’re not just putting tablets in the hands of the students,” he says. Henry County schools have been facing budget cuts and looking to reduce textbook costs since 2007, while Georgia’s math curriculum requirements have changed three times in the last decade, most recently with the Common Core State Standards, Schmuhl says.

Finally it is coming, and coming fast! Yes, Coursera is now taking up the teacher education as it expands its MOOCs “Coursera moves beyond universities and into K-12 with 12 new institutions and 28 free courses for teachers“ The massive open online course (MOOC) provider is expanding beyond university courses by offering 28 teaching courses for free, with more to come.Coursera says it wants to create a hub of teacher professional development courses aimed at providing teachers, parents, and anyone else who teaches with “the tools and skills to help build stronger education systems.” In true MOOC spirit, all the courses are available online to anyone interested. As anticipated, this is the strategy adopted by the MOOC providers to expand and diversify their reach to all areas of education, ranging from k-12 to tertiary and Higher Education. I have shared my views here and so far I have some reservations as to whether “we are ready for it or not”. Sounds like disruptive innovation is the future of education. Like this:

The Past, Present, And Potentially Amazing Future Of Smartphones Smartphones are everywhere in education. Heck, they’re just everywhere period. Apple and Google seem to sell about a kabillion smartphones a second and the insatiable appetite of the worldwide market seems unrelenting. So I thought it would be helpful to actually, you know, learn a bit about where smartphones started, what they’re doing right now, and where they’re heading. See Also: 10 Schools Encouraging Smartphones in the Classroom To do that, we can explore the following visual timeline that sheds some light on factoids you may not have known. Source: Waypharer.com Tips for First Year Principals: Eight Ways to Make Your Mark By Carol D. Birks With Judith Richardson Since becoming the principal of Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, CT in July 2007, I have worked tirelessly to begin a four-pronged partnership of accountability to move Warren Harding High School on a path of continuous improvement. The partnership relies on the cooperation and commitment of faculty members, students, parents and the community. A theory of action for my first year emerged from the one-to-one interviews and focus groups with all stakeholders that I conducted soon after my appointment. The fundamental collaboration of all stakeholders has been the driving force behind the school’s successes. During my time at Warren Harding, there has been an increase in the teacher retention rate and an increase in students’ test scores in the areas of reading and writing. Eight Ways to Make Your Mark 1. Even in the summer it is possible to gather indicators of the culture of your new school and its effectiveness for your stakeholders. 2.

Pollock's Toy Theatre iPads in education: Education Dive's ultimate guide The iPad is already an education phenomenon, and Apple will be pushing even more education features when iOS 7 launches later this year. Here at Education Dive, we see more case studies and reports every week about who is using or developing for the iPad, and schools have become battlegrounds where the device is winning some wars—as well as contracts. So what do you need to know before deciding if your university or school district should buy one (or 11,000)? Education Dive assembled all of our resources and recent news reports in one handy list to fill you in. Take a look at these features, and you'll be an iPad education expert in no time. 1. 2. (Image credit: Flickr user Tokyo Times) 3. 4. 5. (Image credit: Flickr user flickeringbrad) 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Would you like to see more education news like this in your inbox on a daily basis?

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Padagogy Wheel : Grey-matter Grids “The new version of the Padagogy Wheel tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. If it’s not … it should be. It’s about the problem of motivation in education. How do we motivate students, teachers, parents, and everyone else to get excited about learning? Jeff Dunn: Editor Edudemic Blog Post:Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation in Education In this third podcast episode with Ken Spero, a Senior Strategist with The Regis Company, in Philadelphia, USA we talk about how the pedagogy of Immersive Learning is ideal to tackle the problem of motivation and hits the bullseye at the core of The Padagogy Wheel. Ken introduces Engagement into the equation and how it drives motivation for learning. I asked Ken if he thought Immersive learning would help teachers work with mutually agreed graduate attributes and capabilities, helping the students embed them in their lives. Bullseye! Getting Started Podcast Episode: It’s All About Engagement

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