The PE Geek Apps Video Tagger Tutorial Written by admin in videotaggerJuly 3rd, 2013 Step 1 - Launch the app and familiarise yourself with the 3 buttons on the tagging screen. The Green arrow shown below allows you to switch between the front and back facing cameras. 26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom 26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom by TeachThought Staff The paperless classroom is a compelling concept for what it symbolizes as much as anything else. While it sounds sleek and futuristic and easy to organize and environmentally friendly, the reality is that paperless classrooms aren’t that simple. The “environmentally-friendly” part, for example, is wildly subjective: the costs of manufacturing–and eventually recycling and disposing of–tablets versus the loss of “renewable” trees and the subsequent waste that is environmentally-friendly. The same with being organized.
What is an outstanding PE lesson? Throughout my career as a PE teacher, SSCo, a PE subject leader and most recently, as an Assistant Vice Principal with responsibly for a Performance faculty, I often have discussions with school leaders and teachers about teaching and learning within this area, and the question I am asked most is “What is an outstanding PE lesson?” My answer used to involve a list of teacher jargon or buzzwords which would often include quoting the most recent research I had read or the keynote speaker I had listened to at the last PE and Sports college or Sports Partnership conference. My answer now involves just 3 simple statements: There is no formula for “outstanding”.Consistently good teaching becomes outstanding learning.Good teaching is more about you and when you do something, than what you do. I am convinced when people hear this response they look at me and think “Cop out!
iTeach 1:1: Student-Created Interactive QR Code Bulletin Boards It’s no secret that I love using QR codes in my classroom, but this year I’ve been trying to incorporate more student-created QR code activities. I recently made an inference activity I’ve been doing for years more interactive by turning it into a student-created QR code bulletin board. After having some fun with this inference riddle website, my students created their own inference riddles in a similar fashion. I had them type their riddles in Powerpoint and then generate a QR code with their top-secret answer. To generate the QR code, they went to QRStuff.com and clicked the “Plain Text” option. Then they typed their answer in the text box and clicked “Download QR Code.”
Securing that Leadership Position As we approach the traditional recruitment season in education we may find ourselves taking a sneaky look in the TES for more than just its stimulating educational content. Currently there are 4,610 available jobs listed in the UK, but with less than 10% of those (387) listed as leadership positions. The very nature of leadership positions, the skill sets required and the lack of opportunities compared to main scale teaching posts means that the environment is extremely competitive. Schools are on the lookout for the very best candidates – leaders of people, expert practitioners, visionaries, ambassadors etc, etc. You may feel you fit the bill for these roles, but will your ‘performance’ at interview stack up against your credentials that have gone before you? Having experienced and been successful at interview for a deputy head’s position very recently, I’d like to outline some key areas that may help you prepare for that all important opportunity.
6 Great Homework and Study Aids iPad Apps for Students June 20, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a host of carefully selected apps that students can use on their iPads to help them both in the planning of their studies and in their homework. Using these apps students will be able to organize their study materials, arrange their classes and courses, track their assignments and tasks and also collaboratively work on their homework. Of course the list is not exhaustive and there are several other apps to be added to it but I only included the 6 most popular ones. 1- iStudiez
5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback In recent years, research has confirmed what most teachers already knew: providing students with meaningful feedback can greatly enhance learning and improve student achievement. Professor James Pennebaker from the University of Texas at Austin has been researching the benefits of frequent testing and the feedback it leads to. He explains that in the history of the study of learning, the role of feedback has always been central. When people are trying to learn new skills, they must get some information that tells them whether or not they are doing the right thing. Learning in the classroom is no exception.
10 tasks every iPad classroom should be able to do The Educational and Mobile Learning site highlighted a great step by step iPad task tutorial by the folks over at iSupport. They outline five tasks that “every modern teacher” should be able to do and use in their classrooms. It’s a great list: @MRPERROTTON Students come in to the classroom at AS full of confidence, after attaining excellent grades at GCSE level, they enjoyed the course at Key Stage four and many of them acquired strong practical grades. However, there is often panic after their first AS Physiology lesson, students bemused and worried where all the scientific aspects have come from, feeling it was definitely not as difficult at GCSE level. Unfortunately there is very limited physiology studied in the new GCSE course content and therefore this area is very challenging for students when they start the course in the sixth form. Science exams The real challenge for me is helping them answer the long answer questions vital for their theory exam.
62 Ideas For Using The iPad In The Classroom [Presentation] - If you’ve got a pulse, using the iPad in the classroom is something you’re at least interested in on some level. It’s either why you’re here, something you want to understand better, or you loathe it all and want to make sure to avoid it (it’s been interesting to watch the seemingly growing throngs of Luddites decry learning technology–who knew it all could be so polarizing?) But we digress. Some of the ideas for using the iPad in the classroom in the following presentation by scribd user denag33 are better than others. Projecting an image, making music, controlling your classroom computer, using it as a mini-whiteboard, accessing information, keeping notes, blogging, tracking an IEP checklist, making an impromptu teleprompter, and creating concept maps are some of the better ones. Some of the presentation is a bit janky as well–illegible text, for starters–but the inclusion of both apps and ideas together, along with the sheer number of ideas, made it worth sharing.