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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)
Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them. 1) Focusing on content apps The most common mistake teachers make with iPads is focusing on subject-specific apps. It simply didn’t occur to him use the VoiceThread app to record his students speaking Latin, or perhaps create a collaborative discussion of Cicero. And we don’t introduce a single subject app. 2) Lack of Teacher Preparation in Classroom Management of iPads It doesn’t.

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards Infographic Distance Education Infographics Student Infographics Teacher Infographics “Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication. Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards. Via: Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog! Passcode for Apple TV The Apple TV has proven to be a wonderful resource in the classroom. For around the room teaching, pupil work and collaboration, time and time again teachers tell us that it has really been able to change the way they teach. But, it also has its challenges.

5 Apps for Social Reading Social reading is revolutionizing the way anyone reads. While most participate in social media, such as Facebook or Twitter in their personal lives, social media in the form of social reading is expanding into the classroom, making reading more enjoyable and exciting for all readers young and old. The basis of social reading is simple, through the use of apps and devices reading goes beyond the actual words on the page and opens up a myriad of options for readers to share their thoughts, favorite quotes, and overall opinions of the things they have read. Social reading apps allow readers to connect and share, much like a book group, all through the use of technology. These 5 social reading apps make communicating about books and literature very simple and enjoyable all from the comforts of a tablet or smartphone. Subtext

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Webtrate review: An Internet blocker for people with absolutely no self-control As a freelance writer, I am intimately acquainted with procrastination. Once I finally sat down to write this article, I spent three hours checking email, getting into comment wars on Facebook, and generally avoiding having to download Webtrate, an app that I knew would block my Internet access and make me focus on the task at hand. Webtrate is part of a growing trend: software that claims to increase your productivity by reducing distractions. In this case, the distraction Webtrate gets rid of is the Internet—unlike similar apps, which block time-sucking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Buzzfeed on a case-by-case basis, Webtrate freezes you out of the Web altogether. This is not an app for the faint of heart. Webtrate is the brainchild of Will Little, a playwright who discovered his utter lack of self-control after he was unable to complete a single play within one year.

Keyboard Shortcuts – MacForBeginners By using some simple keyboard shortcuts you can learn how to work much faster. For instance, if you are writing a text and have to do something with the mouse – perhaps there is a keyboard command that can perform the same thing? Using that keyboard command, your hands don’t have to leave the keyboard. In the long run, this will save you a lot of time. 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. So I’d make a personal plea to save the hi-res image (below) or print out the PDF ( available here ) and then spend your long weekend closely examining this thing. 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.

8 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School 9 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School MISTAKE ONE – Underestimate the power of the iPad Students do not need to be taught how to use the iPad, but rather how to get the most out of it. They need to be taught how they can use it to create and demonstrate incredible things, to share their learning and connect it with the real word, and to promote deeper thinking. MISTAKE TWO – Neglect to make real world connections iMovie '11: Use a green-screen or blue-screen effect to superimpose video You can record video in front of a green or blue backdrop, and then “cut out” the subject and superimpose it into another video clip. This is called a “green-screen” or “blue-screen” effect. For example, you could record a friend acting scared in front of a green or blue backdrop, and then place that video into a video clip showing an angry bear, so that your friend appears to be standing, terrified, next to the bear.

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