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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads
Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process? Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, turn in. Our teachers then marked up what we had handwritten or typed, and returned our writing. From there, maybe it ended up tacked to a bulletin board, stuck on the refrigerator door, stuffed into a notebook, or tossed in the nearest trash can. When computers entered into the equation, we digitized the process. In the progression from Writing 1.0 to 2.0, we digitally enhanced an existing process. With what we'll call Writing 3.0, students and teachers can: Organize and draft through handwriting, drawing, text and voiceCollaborate and incorporate multimodal feedbackCreate a final product that demonstrates mastery and communicates understanding beyond the literal confines of paper Organizing & Drafting Imagine a student who benefits from the tactile nature of handwriting. Writing Products

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10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians October 25, 2015 As requested by some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning, we went ahead and curated the list below comprising some of the best iPad apps for librarians. We have particularly focused on apps that enable librarians to search for, access, manage and read journal articles and some note taking and referencing apps. Additionally, we would also highly recommend Nicole Hennig's book ‘Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage’ which covers in more details over 100 Android and iPad apps for librarians. Library Scientist has also this great list of apps to check out. 1- Penultimate The most natural digital handwriting experience on iPad, Penultimate gives you the convenience and feel of writing on paper with the added power and availability of Evernote.

Checklist: Are You Ready for iPads In Your School? Digital Tools Which? Tech By Sam Gliksman Note-Taking with iPads I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precisely what he said, and to this day, I still take notes in outline form.

45 Most Exciting Apps For Librarians Thank you for all your great feedback! We updated our list to include even more great apps! Although this is the information age, one of the most common places for people to seek information is still the public library. 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 Most students’ use social media, but not necessarily in a way to learn or to connect in meaningful ways.

Coding Across the Curriculum "I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." - Steve Jobs The above quote is on the homepage of the coding website Tynker. Coding, formerly known as programming (I still remember teaching myself BASIC on my Commodore 64 back in the '80s!), has once again returned to classrooms nationwide. A range of high-profile individuals, including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Dr. Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars. These educators are paying attention to their own working habits, as well as those of students, to figure out which technology products and trends are here to stay. Michelle Luhtala, a school librarian in New Canaan, Connecticut, has noticed that much of her own work has transitioned from the computer to her smartphone.

23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow 23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom by TeachThought Staff The iPad is not magic, and as many educators have found integrating them meaningfully is by no means a just-add-water proposition. The same applies to Project-Based Learning. How iPads can support, extend and assess learning Tried and tested, and proving incredibly successful, these simple ways of integrating iPads into a lesson helps to keep pupils focused, organised, and engaged with their learning. These tips could be used in any lesson with any year group, but I will share examples of contemporary best practice from my role as Upper Key Stage 2 teacher and ICT Coordinator. A teacher does not even need a whole class set of iPads to be able to replicate these methods; one, six, or eight devices will also work well. 1.

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