Where Can I Learn More about iPads in Elementary Schools Where Can I Learn More about iPads in Elementary Schools I get asked regularly, besides my writing about our iPad initiative, who else writes about iPads in elementary education. Here are some of the folks I read: Sidwell Friends School (the primary grades iPad initiative at the school the Obama girls attend)Fraser Speirs (Scottish tech integrator. Has great posts about iPads in elem sch)Tony Vincent (great info on teaching and learning with mobile tech, especially iPads)Jennie Magiera (amazing tech coach in Chicago, was one of our keynotes at our Leveraging Learning Institute – not exclusively iPads but on the nose about pedagogy with tech)And this blog isn’t about iPads, but we see our iPad initiative as how we implement Customized Learning in the Primary Grades and Mark Davis is a teacher who writes about his experience with customized learning.
- Maker Space In Education Series: 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom 0 Comments August 13, 2014 By: Michael Gorman Aug 10 Written by: 8/10/2014 6:38 PM ShareThis Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last article of 20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education. The Face of EdTech The Internet has allowed anyone with a connection to establish relationships all over the world. Even astronauts tweet! There is a social media buffet that stretches beyond the most impressive Las Vegas spread.
The iPad Effect: A Top-10 List » Third Graders, Dreaming Big It’s only been a few months, but I’ve already noticed some drastic changes in our classroom when the iPads roll in…. I’ve labeled these Top-10 phenomena as being The iPad Effect, as they seem to occur every Tuesday and Thursday…. 1. Fewer Water Bubbler Visits 46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students We try our best to keep our thumb on the pulse of the best education apps and web tools. In fact, we have probably spent way too much time attempting to offer up as many useful product reviews and helpful lists over the past several years. But we’re just two people. iPad in the Classroom – Can we make it simpler? With many educational institutions choosing to use tablets for learning, it can be quite intimidating for teachers when faced with so many applications. The diagram below serves to illustrate that less than 20 core apps can play a significant part in the learning process and hopefully temper any trepidation. (with thanks to Greg Hughes @deepexperience1 for his ideas and input) The apps indicated serve to enhance or modify existing practice with scope to be transformational. The extent to which the learning environment can be changed is up to the educator and students.
12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That Are Most Exciting Right Now Well, it's that time of year again … the start of a new school year. With it often comes the irresistible urge to make another list, or even better … many lists! Lists help us to plan, and they can also help us reflect and assess. 7 Ways to Become a Better Teacher This Summer Summer break is a lot of things for teachers. It’s a needed and well-deserved respite from the classroom grind — no papers to grade, no calls from parents, no staff meetings or students to tend to. But it’s not all rest and relaxation. Most teachers, especially younger educators, will portion off a good chunk of their three-month classroom hiatus to hone their craft, revise and rewrite lesson plans, and familiarize themselves with the latest tools and educational technologies in preparation for the school year ahead.
7 Resources for Developing Typing Skills This morning my friend Ken Shelton asked me via Twitter if I had any resources for online keyboards. Of course I do, I just need to find them. So for Ken and everyone else looking for online typing practice sites, here's a short list to get you started. Typing Web is an online typing tutorial that provides instant feedback after every free typing lesson. The 27 Characteristics Of Highly Effective Teachers There are a few things in this world that will help you be an effective teacher. There’s hard work, loving what you do, and an attention to detail. Those are just the broad strokes, though.
Don't Miss These Two Fabulous Graphics on BYOD for Teachers As I was working on "15 apps for learning activities in BYOD classrooms" I came across these wonderful graphics in my BYOD archive here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. I thought it would be handy to put them together in a single post for you to use and refer to whenever needs be. related :What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD in Education Just a little reminder. BYOD in education refers to students bringing their own technology devices ( smartphones, tablets, and laptops. ) to school for educational uses. This was initially started by college students, but it soon spread to K-12 education.