10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program 10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program by Sam Gliksman, Author of iPad in Education for Dummies iPads have quickly become a the hottest commodity in educational technology. Apple reports that schools are purchasing iPads over MacBooks by a ratio of 2:1. However, the rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools. There’s simply no magic pill – whether it’s the laptop, smartboard, iPad or the next device that comes along in a year or two. Here’s a list of ten requirements for a successful iPad implementation in schools. 1. Don’t consider purchasing iPads without an appropriate technical infrastructure to manage and deploy them. Do you have adequate incoming Internet bandwidth? 2. Our educational institutions roll along year after year and yet it’s the question that’s rarely discussed. Any successful initiative requires that your entire organization be on the same page. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Search Engines | TryEngineering Lesson Focus Lesson focuses on exploring how the development of search engines has revolutionized Internet. Students work in teams to understand the technology behind search engines and explore how they can retrieve useful information using search engines. Age Levels: Objectives Learn about basics of a search engineLearn how to query search enginesLearn how to find relevant material using advanced search optionsLearn about teamwork and problem solving Anticipated Learner Outcomes As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of: teamworkimpact of search engines on world wide web (www)techniques to build efficient search queries Lesson Activities Students build search queries. Resources/Materials Teacher Resource DocumentsStudent WorksheetsStudent Resource SheetsComputers with Internet access Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.
36 Entertaining Apps That Are Actually Educational There are lots of education apps out there. Many are made specifically with one subject or topic in mind, and others can be useful in a broad range of subjects. We’ve looked at tons of different apps in a number of these categories in the past, but recently I stumbled across this list of ‘surprisingly educational apps’ and thought it was worth sharing. Some of these apps are aimed at being both fun and educational, others are geared specifically at teachers, and many just happen to have classroom applicability even though that wasn’t necessarily their design. From productivity to lesson plans to games, check out this list and maybe you’ll find a gem that was missing from your arsenal! Surprisingly Educational Apps
35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy Integrating technology in the classroom and engaging students in higher order thinking creates the ultimate learning experience for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments. The following is a list of digital tools as it relates to Bloom’s Taxonomy. 1. Creating – In creating, students create projects that involve video editing, storytelling, video casting, podcasting, and animating. Digital tools to allow students to create include: Story Kit , Comic Life , iMovie , and GoAnimate.com , SonicPics , Fotobabble , and Sock Puppet . 2. For a sample lesson using digital tools with the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy visit my post at: .
iPads In The Classroom: The Right Questions You Should Ask The pressure is on to make sure the education of U.S. students is on track with their global peers. Unfortunately, according to a 2015 report by Pew Research Center, that’s not the case, particularly in the areas of science and math. It’s no wonder, then, that in the quest for educational advancement, teachers want their students to have access to the newest, theories, processes and technologies to help the students excel. One of the most popular technologies has been the introduction of tablets, particularly, iPads, in the classroom. Maybe you’ve been thinking about augmenting your program with iPads or another type of tablet. But before you and your school make a hefty investment of finances and time, consider these questions to ensure this technology is right for your purpose. Photo from Flickr via Brad Flickinger The Necessity of Asking the Right Questions Before You Invest Why Do You Need an iPad? How will it benefit you? Would the iPad support your current or desired lesson plans?
Le RIRE lance aujourd’hui son répertoire iPad! Répertoire des usages pédagogiques pour iPad Destiné aux praticiens, le répertoire regroupe les meilleures applications pédagogiques développées au cours des dernières années. Pour faciliter sa consultation, les applications sont affichées selon leur utilisation, la discipline, le scénario pédagogique et le coût. Vous avez des idées plein la tête? Des scénarios pédagogiques à proposer? Au fait, qu’est-ce qu’un scénario pédagogique? [Consultez notre répertoire] waferbaby Dernière modification : 12 février 2015. Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration By Tanner Higgin, Graphite The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It’s one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward any subject area. But Minecraft is not the only game of this kind. 1. Garry’s Mod (GMod) is a sandbox game like Minecraft but instead of building and exploring, students use a fun physics engine that simulates things like gravity and mass. 2. Kerbal Space Program has a robust physics engine too, but it’s more focused than Garry’s Mod. 3. Sound Shapes is a visually stunning platform puzzle game set to a rich musical soundscape. For creative kids who want to get their hands dirty, check out DIY, a site where students can find things to build, instructions for how to build them, and ways to share their creations with others. Related
New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods. However, with new upgrades in touch technology, and the emphasis on Common Core State Standards and school reform in general, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple- and Android-based education apps for 2013. This year’s list includes some of the most highly rated apps, both by educators and by parents, and features a range that spans from interactive iBooks to current images of the universe, and from free video software to award-winning STEM curricula. For every app we’ve listed, we’ve included a brief description, device compatibility, suggested use, features, price, and a link to a more in-depth summary with an option to purchase on iTunes or Google Play. Don’t see an app you love on this list? Be sure to let us know—or leave a suggestion in the comment section. (Apps are listed in alphabetical order.) Name: Animoto What is it? Price: FREE
A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps We’re proud to introduce you to a new set of resources we think you’ll enjoy. It’s a curated list of the best education technology resources. But it’s not just organized by us. But really, the fun part is being able to add to the list and learn from others. So this list is hopefully going to become a go-to resource for all your iOS education app needs.
Le guide de l’iPad à l’usage des enseignants… Enfin! Certaines histoires sont tellement embrumées de circonvolution qu’il en est difficile d’en remonter le fil. Telle est l’histoire du Guide de l’iPad pour les enseignant. Ce projet est né sur un coin de bureau. Comme ces recettes de cuisine que l’on inscrit au détour d’une conversation et d’une bonne bouteille. L’iPad original était entre mes mains depuis sa sortie en France. Et j’avais l’intuition que mes premières expérimentations pouvaient intéresser. Cet humble fichier pdf fut beaucoup lu. L’année 2011-2012 fut très chargée et le projet éditorial prit du retard. Cette expérience fut néanmoins riche car elle m’a conduit à presser l’éditeur mentionné plus haut : la troisième édition était prête pour arriver sur les iPads 2 et Retina. Or, il y a deux semaines, je recevais des nouvelles de mon éditeur. J’ai donc soumis mon guide à la validation des lutins de l’iBookstore. Cet ouvrage n’est pas parfait. Like this: J'aime chargement…
Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle and experiment with the world. Video games, however, have been a bit of an aberration in the history of play and games. 1. This app features a series of appealing animated episodes that model real world social situations. 2. Billed as an “indie minimalist platformer,” Thomas Was Alone’s characters are just colorful shapes, yet they all have distinct personalities. Thomas Was Alone 3. The most experimental and perhaps most irresistibly interesting game on this list, Way makes collaboration and communication crucial to success. Way 4. Developed by learning and behavior experts, Social Adventures offers a treasure trove of resources for caregivers or educators looking for ways to help kids –particularly those with learning difficulties or special needs – learn about and practice basic social strategies, skills, and routines. Social Adventures Click here for more reviews of games and apps.