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 .
Blooms and iPad Applications
I just got tweeted a nice diagram showing iPad applications against different levels of Bloom’s revised taxonomy. Its a good and well considered diagram and I like it. Some applications there that I haven’t seen yet and I will have to look up. The only thing I would say is that the applications are just the medium in which the student demonstrates the level. I know a number of people who have questioned whether tools like animoto should be included because it can be so easy, but the reality is yes you can “throw” music and images at Animoto and get a good product. Tools like Pages and Touch Draw can be used across the taxonomic levels depending on the task and purpose. Nice work and thanks for sharing
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:
Bloom et iPad
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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22 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.
EmailShare 1136EmailShare Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their own book and their own creative assignment. There are three parts to the book report: A summary and personal opinionB character analysis,C creative assignment. Parts A and B are the same for everyone and resemble “traditional” book report assignments. Below you can see the list of assignments. For each of the assignments students will need to make sure that their piece of work shows that: They have read the bookThought deeply & reflected on the bookHave understood the assignment I have added all of the assignments to my iTunes U course that I am using this year. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Can you think of any other assignments? Related posts: