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How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher

How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher
I published this off my site: teachingwithipad.org about a month ago. I hope you enjoy the read. Please leave any comments that may be useful. The following is a list, written in the first-person, of ideologies or stances from a Terrible iPad Teacher: 1. 2. 3. 4. Above: A search for "Education" in the App store yields over 10,000 results. 5. 6. Above: Explain Everything records visual and audio for your classes Above: Haiku Deck offers beautiful (and free!) 7. 8. Above: While the pre-installed apps on an iPad are great, there is just so much more available 9. 10. All of us have been guilty of at least some of the list at least once. Further reading: iPads: Creation vs. iPad is right for PE! iPaddiction: Creation Apps Used on the iPad Do you have any other tips for iPad teachers? Did you like this post? Authors: Steve Lai (@sly111) is a French Teacher from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada in his twelfth year of teaching.

A Good iPad Fluency Graphic for Teachers Developing and maintaining a productive workflow while using iPad is not an easy thing to do. It does not only take knowing and installing all the necessary apps, students need to build a momentum , working on their apps and using them judiciously. Building such a momentum is a process of habituation that calls for repeated actions. It does take some time for students to get used to develop these skills but once they do their use of iPad becomes fluently productive. langwitches has written a great post on iPad fluency and has accompanied it with the graphic below. As you can see, the graphic is not rich in data but still succinctly and smartly crafted. Here are some of the apps included in the graphic : 1- Apps for researching, importing, analyzing, evaluating, editing, citing..etc Google Drive 2- Apps for file exchange

8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad Want to self-publish a novel? Get your classroom materials into the hands of others? Share your brilliant insight and call yourself an author? Then publishing on the iPad may be something worth considering. So try out some of these apps and it should hopefully inspire you to become a digital author sooner rather than later. Book Creator Book Creator is simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Book Writer Book Writer is useful app to make books with iPhone/iPad! StoryBuddy 2 Create stories with drawings, photos, text, and audio recording! Scribble My Story Scribble My Story is a junior version of the popular Scribble Press App. StoryKit Create an electronic storybook with StoryKit . Picturebook: School Edition Create and share your very own illustrated stories in a few simple steps! Story Creator With Story Creator you can easily create beautiful story books containing photos, videos, text, and audio all in one gorgeous collection. BONUS!

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model Sometimes a visual guide comes along and it just makes total sense. That’s how I felt about Allan Carrington’s clever ‘Padagogy Wheel‘ which we featured on Edudemic last week. Check out the previous version then view the one below to see the differences. From what I can tell, putting the wheel on this site has generated a bit of buzz and I’m glad we could help spread the knowledge. But I was quite amazed this morning when I saw that the Padagogy Wheel had been updated. This new Padagogy Wheel (which honestly is less about iPads and more about technology integration now) should encourage you to focus on redefining your current standards, the current role tech plays in your classroom, and just about everything else. Want to print out the poster? The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

iPad in the Classroom – Can we make it simpler? | dedwards.me With many educational institutions choosing to use tablets for learning, it can be quite intimidating for teachers when faced with so many applications. The diagram below serves to illustrate that less than 20 core apps can play a significant part in the learning process and hopefully temper any trepidation. (with thanks to Greg Hughes @deepexperience1 for his ideas and input) The apps indicated serve to enhance or modify existing practice with scope to be transformational. Twitter and Skype are part of many students’ lives, with immediate contact and communication a must. A PDF annotator and Skitch (with the ability to annotate images) might take a little more getting used to, but are invaluable to the educator with tablets in the classroom. Perhaps the most important collaborative tool however is GoogleDrive. (with thanks to dc12norfolk) As the video illustrates, GoogleDrive is a very powerful learning tool with transformational possibilities for students and educators alike. Like this:

10 Practical Ways to Use Videoscribe HD in Education In this post I'm going to share 10 practical ways Videoscribe HD can be used by teachers and pupils in their classrooms. Videoscribe HD is one of my favourite app, so much so I've recently signed up for the Pro Version on the Mac.Videoscribe is so simple to use, and once the animation and music are combined the finished presentation can be very empowering. It can produce real quality results in a matter of a few minutes by both children as young as Early Years right through older children and adult who can explore some of the more complex features. Whilst the ways mentioned are not an exhaustive list of ideas or necessarily going to transform teaching and learning, they may inspire teachers and pupils to use the Videoscribe HD app on iOS devices, Mac and PC Desktop versions creatively. Pupils could demonstrate their learning and used it as a tool as part of independent work. 1) Explaining idea We already have laptops, why do we need iPads? 2) Sharing Rules 3) Introduce a writing task

The No.1 App for Every Teacher…. | dedwards.me Not all apps are created equal. The first version of Explain Everything was good. The second version is outstanding. As an educator my life revolves around learning, organisation, workflow and school requirements. Lessons are delivered, work is assessed and data is recorded. Thankfully new technologies are providing ways of coping with the increasing demands. At its base level Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard into which you can insert text, pictures and videos. An existing presentation can be imported into the app from a Dropbox or GoogleDrive account. Similarly a teacher can record anything that happens in class, via the camera, and then annotate/comment on the work. (courtesy of Digital First Ohio State) As you can see from the ‘how to’ video there are a number of different functions in the new version of Explain Everything that lend themselves to the classroom. Explain Everything can also have an impact on assessment. Like this: Like Loading...

7 Time-Saving iPad Tips For Teachers The iPad is a great tool for a classroom . It will soon be the case that any educator will feel as though the iPad is entirely necessary. One of the reasons for this is because it is a tool that quashes inequality in the classroom. Children with disabilities have been able to use iPads and work at the same speed as the other children. Another reason for the popularity of this machine is because it makes the educator’s job easier. Use your thumbs If one splits the keyboard into two parts then they can easily type by using their thumbs. Definition The iPad has a built-in dictionary, and it is one that students can use themselves. Spoken word This is one of the features that help bring together a classroom of students with differing abilities. Mirroring An iPad can be connected to a screen or projector so that they mirror each other. Zooming This sounds a bit like an extreme sport, doesn’t it? Add to reading list Create (yes, create) content

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