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7 Time-Saving iPad Tips For Teachers

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. They can teach better than ever before, but only if they know how to use it properly. 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?

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The No.1 App for Every Teacher…. Not all apps are created equal. The first version of Explain Everything was good. The second version is outstanding. 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 ). Richard whipped up a fabulous visual that you see below. 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. Teachers could use it as a way to engage children in a lesson or to explain a concept.

Microsoft 365 or Google Apps for Education: Which Way Do You Go? Cloud Computing | March 2013 Digital Edition Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Education: Which Way Do You Go? Entire counties and states are moving away from locally hosted e-mail and document-sharing software. The big question they have to answer: Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365? By David Weldon04/03/13 iPad in the Classroom – Can we make it simpler? 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.

9 Powerful (And FREE) Tools To Boost Summer Learning Rapidly approaching the dog days of summer (give or take a few days or weeks), I felt a need to share a power packed suitcase of tools that could be used to archive your summer highlights and memories. Many educators never really go on vacation. While they may appear to be leisurely sipping daiquiris on the beach, let’s be realistic… their brains are constantly running, reflecting, and mentally archiving away ideas for the next school year. 10 Teacher-Tested Tools for Flipping Your Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - blended learning, digital learning, education technology, flipclass, flipped class, flipped classroom, Online Learning, Teaching, the flipped classroom For the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent some time addressing my earlier commitments to flipping at least some portion of my Language Arts classes. (You can learn about my ongoing saga at “4 Ways Flipping Forces Fundamental Change” and at “Why I Haven’t Flipped…Yet”). Reading FlipYour Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams provided practical advice and a justification for flipping, Learning about the Stanford studies that suggest better results from flipping your flipping (that is, doing hands-on work in the classroom first, reinforced by flipped lessons at night) But, ultimately, what I needed to do was to dive in and try out some tools with my kids and my curriculum in mind. The unexpected result: I’ve had to acknowledge something I hadn’t really thought about — I am a video-phobe. C’mon, Everyone, Let’s Flip

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. I own an iPad and I use it in class. 101 iPad Tips & Tricks Use these iPad tips and tricks to do more with your iPad Air, iPad mini and every other iPad running iOS 7. This list of over 100 iPad tips and tricks is broken down by tips to help you get started, use the keyboard better, surf the web on the iPad easier, sync your photos, data and calendars as well as get the most out of your iPad with entertainment apps and services. Whether you just bought an iPad, or you’ve had one for years, these useful iPad tips and tricks will show you new ways to do more with your iPad. Most of these are already built-in to your iPad, but a few will require buying an iPad accessory, iPad apps or signing up for a service. If you want to get to know how to use the iPad like a pro with useful shortcuts that will have you typing faster, being more productive and enjoying your iPad more, this is what you need to know.

The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about Learning is all about asking questions and finding answers to them. An inquisitive mind is one that goes beyond the status quo and probes deep below surface meanings. To foster such kind of thinking inside our classroom requires some hard work and a serious investment in time and efforts. We, as teachers and educators, need to prepare the right environment where inquisitive minds can nourish and grow.

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. Great Teacher-Approved Educational Games for iPad July 5, 2014 For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is fast approaching. That means school will be out and summer learning loss will become a worry. One way to curb those concerns is with engaging and educational games, like this set of teacher-approved iOS apps. Launch a rocket into space and practice your skills in addition, multiplication, fractions, money, time, shapes, and more.

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