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The Teacher's Guide To The One iPad Classroom

The Teacher's Guide To The One iPad Classroom
Today, I’m going to tell you a fairy tale: Once upon a time, my mother in law (a third grade teacher) was in her classroom at school when her principal walked in and gave her an iPad for her class to use. Well, technically it was supposed to be for the entire third grade to share, but that’s almost beside the point. After some initial excitement, she discussed how the entire third grade was supposed to share a single iPad with her fellow third grade teachers, and the iPad was promptly banished into a drawer, never to see the light of day again. The end. Wait, should I have warned you that the fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending? Unfortunately, it isn’t an isolated incident. Use apps for….. ….And more!

ADHD - Health & Wellbeing by ABC Health & Wellbeing Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most controversial topics in children's health. There is disagreement on how the disorder's definition is applied to individuals, and some people are concerned about the treatments prescribed. Updated: 15/08/2013 [Image source: iStockPhoto] Background It's one of the most common disorders of childhood, affecting an estimated 3 to 5 per cent of Australian schoolchildren, but few topics in children's health arouse more controversy than Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – or ADHD. Formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD, ADHD is characterised by difficulties staying focused and paying attention, 'problem' behaviour and hyperactivity. Skeptics may dismiss the condition as being nothing more than childhood exuberance and energy, but child behaviour experts have longed acknowledged that ADHD represents behaviour well outside the youthful norm. Symptoms Inattention symptoms include: Diagnosis

Animating Your Classroom The art of animation - a series of related images that depict movement - is arguably several thousand years old. The use of equipment that could display animated images in rapid succession to create the illusion of motion is a more modern phenomenon that gained wide popularity with the development of motion pictures. Cartoons and animated movies from the studios of companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon and others have had a tremendous impact on modern culture. Production of any form of animated movie required skilled artists, expensive equipment and an investment of countless hours of labor. No longer. Mobile devices with built-in cameras such as the iPad enable budding animators to use a variety of easy to use animation apps to capture and stitch together photos of characters and objects into seamless, fluent animated movies. The group quickly came up with a scheme to divide up the work. Note that Animate It only records the visual images that make up an animation.

Reading from Scratch - Spelling Rules ENGLISH SPELLING RULES Short and Long Vowels 1. To spell a short vowel sound, only one letter is needed: at red it hot up 2. maid, made, but madder; dine, diner, but dinner. Spelling the Sound /k/ This sound can be spelled in any one of four ways: 1. c 2. cc 3. k 4. ck 1. 2. 3. (Boring examples? 4. 5. (Forget about yak. The letter, k, follows any other sound: The Sound, /j/ The sound, /j/ is spelled in three ways: j ge and dge. 1. 2. 2. The Sound, /ch/ The sound /ch/ has two spellings: tch after a short vowel, ch anywhere else: Exceptions: Which, rich, much, such, touch, bachelor, attach, sandwich, and ostrich. The Sound, /kw/ This sound is ALWAYS spelled with the letters, qu, never anything else. Using -le Words ending in -le, such as little, require care. Odds and Ends 1. Adding Endings There are two kinds of suffixes, those that begin with a vowel and those that begin with a consonant. 1. 2. 3. Note that this doubling is not done if the accent is not on the last syllable. 4. 5. /sh/ 1. 2. 3. 4.

8 Studies Show iPads in the Classroom Improve Education 8 Studies Show iPads in the Classroom Improve Education Posted by Ashley Wainwright on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 @ 09:26 AM Since their release in April of 2010, Apple’s iPads have taken the US by storm. iPads have swept through almost every industry, especially education. Apple is pushing for iPad use in education, and several schools across the US have taken up the charge. The proliferation of iPads in the classroom will only keep accelerating. With these powerful mobile devices come a lot of possible benefits for educators and students alike. There have been many interesting studies done about iPads in the classroom and the effects on both students and teachers. A research study, conducted in Auburn, Maine showed that Kindergartner students using iPads scored much higher on literacy tests than students that didn’t use the device. iPad technology in the classroom can be a powerful tool for learning and comprehension.

2nd Grade Art with Mrs. Brown Students created fall New England landscapes using a masking tape resist technique. The kids rip the tape into lots of "trees and branches" and I have them stick the tape to their pantleg until their pantlegs are full. Then they start sticking ...the tape to their paper. I like to do that project on sturdy watercolor paper so that the tape does not rip the paper when we peel it off. Also, by sticking the tape to their pant legs it helps make it a little less sticky, and less likely to tear the paper. Also, when they paint make sure all their trees are "planted" in the ground and none floating in the sky! Day 2 involves peeling off the tape. For Art vocabulary, we discuss background/middle ground/foreground.

A Visual Intro To Teaching With Tablets Tablets–iPads, Nexus 7s, Kindles, and even Intel’s Studybook–can be powerful learning tools, offering: 1. Alternative to print books 2. Mobile learning actuators 3. 4. And perhaps the most powerful argument? Times they are a’ changin’. Below is an excellent, visual introduction to the practice of teaching with tablets. Infographic provided by content partners at Sharon's Art-Rageous Webpage TreeMaker Background In 1989, I wrote an article for the magazine Engineering & Science about the state of technical folding, which, even then, seemed to be progressing by leaps and bounds due to an infusion of scientific and mathematical principles. In recounting some of the connections between origami, math, and technology, I wrote: Computing succumbed to the appeal of folded paper when, in 1971, Arthur Appel programmed an IBM System 360 computer to print out simple geometric configurations at the rate of more than one hundred a minute. A screen shot of the design screen for a scorpion using TreeMaker 4. The ensuing decade saw this speculation turned into reality (and no one was more surprised than me!) Initially, TreeMaker was little more than a mathematical curiosity and a tool for exploring the mathematical theory of how to design a base. A screen shot of the computed crease pattern for a scorpion using TreeMaker 4. The folded base, and a finished model folded from this base. Description