How to be a TERRIBLE iPad Teacher | teachingwithipad 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. I am, therefore, an effective Twenty-First century educator . Things in life don’t come easy. Nobody masters an educational tool overnight. 2. 3. 4. Above: A search for “Education” in the App store yields over 10,000 results. 5. 6. Above: Explain Everything records visual and audio for your classes Above: Haiku Deck offers beautiful (and free!) 7. 8. Above: While the pre-installed apps on an iPad are great, there is just so much more available 9. 10. All of us have been guilty of at least some of the list at least once. Further reading: iPads: Creation vs. iPad is right for PE! iPaddiction: Creation Apps Used on the iPad Do you have any other tips for iPad teachers? Did you like this post? Authors: Steve Lai ( @sly111 ) is a French Teacher from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada in his twelfth year of teaching. Like this: Like Loading...
A Day in the Life of an iPad Student | syded 7.00 am: Woken by fancy chime and skyscraper illumination on iPad. Switch off and go back to sleep. 7.15 am: Woken by beeping Angry Bird effect and grudgingly get up for school. 7.45 am: Mum waves goodbye as Dad brings iPad charger out ‘just in case the battery runs low’. 7.55 am: Find seat on bus and use famous ‘inside PE shirt, inside bag’ technique to play Temple Run on iPad. 8.25 am: Arrive at school and remind friends that the ‘iPad lost it’ excuse doesn’t work. 8.45 am: Registration and while we are answering our names the ‘iPad teacher‘ comes in to remind us about sharing folders in Dropbox and how to use the Edmodo conversation wall. 9.05 am: First lesson and we have to do a quiz straight away. 10.05 am: Second lesson and the teacher tells us off for getting our iPads out. 11.05 am: Break-time and whilst eating my lunch, I sneakily show my friend the iMovie trailer I made for French. 11.30 am: Third lesson and as usual we use loads of material. Like this: Like Loading...
A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher | syded 6.30 am: Woken by the dulcet tones of Lana Del Rey and a new ‘Wake up Light‘. Contemplate staying in bed then notice the email icon flashing with a number of new messages – check twitter. 7.00 am: Access news app whilst devouring breakfast. Apologise for spraying coffee during reaction to latest education announcement. Carefully wipe iPad screen and check all is in working order by scrolling twitter timeline. 7.20 am: Plug iPad into car stereo and load ‘Driving’ playlist. 8.00 am: Deal with overflowing inbox on iPad whilst waiting for school computer to load. 8.25 am: Contemplate handing in resignation as only free period of the day has become a history cover with year 10. 8.45 am: Take staff briefing notes on iPad and share with form group on Edmodo before walking to classroom. 9.10 am: Lesson one with year 7 and they are all excited to share their completed projects. 10.10 am: Lesson two starts with a mild panic as projector isn’t working. 6.30 pm: Stay in car and check twitter.
There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that. I have teachers ask me frequently about app recommendations for different subject areas.“What app could I use to teach subtraction?”“What app would you recommend for my students to practice writing?” In a recent article, titled ” How the iPad Can Transform Classrooms” by Ben Johnson on Edutopia, raises awareness of the difference between using the iPad as a way to teach students versus the iPad as a tool to learn for students. The lesson planning questions I hope my teachers will learn to ask will change from “How can I teach this content?” He calls for the paradigm shift in seeing the iPad as a TOOL TO THINK WITH: images used with permission from Andrea Hernandez @edtechworkshop You can download all four images as a pdf. iPad apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy iPad apps and The Digital Learning Farm Related 27. 15. 20.
come usare Imovie How can you use iMovie in the classroom? Well, you can use it for just about “…everything from slow motion videography to documentation, to presentations and everything in-between.” Here are 13 ways to use iMovie in the classroom from edapps.ca to explore. Documentation : Use the camera and microphone to record student work and performances. You might record students reading, to track progress, video record a student playing a short riff in band class, or record a performance in Phys.Ed, or pretty much any other course. Peer Feedback : Use video as a great medium to get students to begin to provide each other with feedback. Self Reflection : Students learning to be self aware and provide self-feedback is one of the most effective things we can teach our students. Creating Movies : Youtube is the most popular and powerful search engine for kids, it is how they communicate. Photo Essay : Photo-essays are powerful ways to convey messages through visuals and text. (source www.edapps.ca )
del 4 Del 4 i serien TIPS på IKT i skolan handlar om verktyg som skapar ordmoln. Ordmoln är ett verktyg som kan användas till olika saker. De kan hjälpa till att analysera en text t ex genom att synliggöra vilka ord som är vanligast förekommande i texten. Olika verktyg om man vill jobba med ordmoln: Wordle (www.wordle.net/) Är den mest kända tjänsten för att skapa ordmoln. Tagxedo (www.tagxedo.com/) Går att anpassa en hel del, bl a vilken form ordmolnet ska ha. I övrigt har det liknande funktioner som wordle har. Tag-cloud generator ( Klistra in en länk till en hemsida så skapas ett 3-dimensionellt ordmoln. Tagul ( Skapar ordmoln i form av olika figurer. Betaversionen är gratis. Det går att blanda olika fonter i ett ordmoln och att skapa olika geometriska former. TagCrowd ( Kan välja vilket språk texten som läggs in är skriven på. Ordmoln i html 5. Väldigt lättanvänt. Klistra in texten och få resultatet.
del 9 Del 9 i serien Tips på IKT i skolan handlar om kodning (d v s programmering). I flera länder har man just nu diskussioner om man ska införa detta som ett skolämne. Att koda har nära anknytning till både språk och matematik. Språk har en logisk uppbyggnad (viss mer och andra har fler undantag från logiken) och lär man sig uppbyggnaden och de regler som styr den så är det lättare att lära sig andra språk (det är en delförklaring till att det blir lättare och lättare att lära sig andra språk ju fler du kan från tidigare). Kopplingen med matematik handlar både om logik och problemlösning. Då jag inte jobbar som lärare längre har jag inte testa nedanstående tips i klassrumssituation, men jag skulle testa dem om jag började jobba som lärare igen. Appar Hakitzu Elite – en app som kombinerar programmering och dataspel. Cargo Bot En gratisapp som går ut på att du ska programmera en robot som utför arbete åt dig. Blocksworld ”visuell programmering” skulle jag kalla det för.
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. Check out these 101 iPad tips that work on the iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2. Advertisement iPad Setup Tips
Some iPad Management Tips, Part 2! We have FINALLY gotten cases for our iPad 2s! Hooray! In honor of these new accessories, I wanted to share some quick iPad management tips with everyone: 1 - Color code your iPad cases for easy 1:1 access We have 5 students at each table and have assigned each seat a color. 2- Create desktop backgrounds to show numeration The cases cover the backs - where we originally had numerated stickers showing which iPad was which. I did it this way - rather than creating the image on the iPad - for two reasons. 3 - Create shortcuts to frequently visited sites (Study Island, Class Google Site, etc) Open your iPad's Safari app and type in the URL of the site that you'd like to visit. 4 - Create differentiated folders for apps Group your apps into folders based on level. 5 - Try "Send to Dropbox" Instead of flooding your inbox with student work emails every day, try Send to Dropbox, a site that allows your students to send to a generated address which dumps files into your dropbox folder.