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. They facilitate the cognitive action. – This is NOT a criticism, rather a statement from me and one I know that Kathy Schrock has definitely taken into account. QuizSlides A Great Tool to Create Quizzes from Slideshows QuizSlides is an awesome quiz tool for teachers. It basically allows its users to build quizzes based on the slideshows. The underlying premise is that users upload Power Point or PPTX files containing questions then add answer choices to create an instan feed back quiz. Some features of QuizSlides Here is a list of the main features that QuizSlides offers to its users : It is easy to useIt has a user friendly interfaceIt lets users create quizzes out of slidewshowsIt has an interactive test format for quizzesIt offers choice of test format with or without negative marking for examsExams can be timedIt works on iPad and other touch screen devices
iPad Apps Reviewer WizIQ iPad App Review When I was working before full-time as an 8-5 corporate slave, I still tried to learn a few things online like graphics and web design, which led me to start a website and took Read More » Callaway Digital Arts and Sesame Street Release The Great Cookie Thief – Starring Cookie Monster NEW YORK – July 12, 2012 – Callaway Digital Arts, Inc., the leading developer of interactive iOS applications for children and families, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit education organization behind Sesame Street, announce the launch of the Oolly: Educational iPad App for Preschoolers
iPads, iPod Touches, and iPhones as Assistive Technology in Education 3/28/2011 By: by Eric Lawson The recent release of Apple’s iPad has opened up some great new ideas and creative paths for teachers looking for assistive technologies (AT) for their classroom.
8 Free Calendar Tools for Educators for Better Time Management Most of you use online calendars both for personal and professional uses. The reasons you would opt for an online calendar are multifarious such as scheduling important dates, meetings, to do lists and many more. However, not all of you use simple ones. The thing with some popular online calendars is that they are too complicated to work with and have many features that we do not even use. Video Tutorials for the Rest of Us Download this tutorial today to get the most out of your iOS 6 for iPad! This video tutorial has 45 how-to videos that are easy-to-follow, and is nearly 4 hours in total length. The tutorial covers everything from using the virtual keyboard, to multitasking, to creating folders, to creating a picture frame with your iPad, to troubleshooting your iPad.
Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom Updated 01/2014 If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Certainly iPads are cheaper than computers, desktop or laptop, and they are more mobile. Speaking of computers, they were supposed to be the transformation of teaching and learning as we know it. 50 Best Sources of Free Education Online - Sports Path e-learning blog From ' Online Universities ' Colleges, online universities , and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. Even better, these resources, whether classes, lectures, or tutorials, are all free of charge, meaning you can improve your knowledge without emptying your wallet.
New iPAD Apps iPAD Apps How do I get Apps to this device? or If you are new to the mobile world, what is an App? App or an Application is a program that can be installed on to the device. Creating Books on the iPad Book Creator for iPad: $7.49The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on. eBook Creator: $4.49
A Lesson at the Zoo: Enhancing Field Trips with iPads Recently I hosted 20 teachers in my school district at the zoo for an afternoon. The idea was to explore how we might use iPads during a field trip. It was certainly an exciting form of professional development. Instead of sitting at a desk and listening to someone like me talk about what you could do, we just went out and did it! Teachers had a lot of fun, and many ideas were shared. Below are some of the activities that we (I co-hosted the afternoon with a colleague, Diane) gave to the teachers, as well as some ideas that came to mind throughout the afternoon.
50 Must-Have Educational Apps It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Five Questions For The (Technology) Leader As I am have been transitioning into a Technology Leadership role I have been thinking a lot about how to lead and drive real change in an environment where the pressures are clear. Technology is often seen as another thing. "I don't have time to worry about technology. I have to get my kids ready for the test," is something we hear all the time. So as the Technology Leader I have to help everyone (Teachers, Administrators, Parents, Students, Community) understand that the access to and infusion of technology into learning is necessary for the so-called "21st Century" Education.
7 Apps That Will Help You Use Your iPad For Writing Projects While each of us has our own particular needs, I’m sure one or more of these apps will serve your needs. So get ready to set up a folder on your tablet and download a useful collection of resources. Evernote