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100+ Teaching With the iPad Hacks: A Curated Playlist of Quick Start Resources

100+ Teaching With the iPad Hacks: A Curated Playlist of Quick Start Resources
A publisher recently asked me if I knew of a good iPad “Quick Start” Guide for teachers just getting started with using the iPad in the classroom. I didn’t, but had to imagine that I could find resources along these lines on the Web. As I searched, I found many good web pages, and knew right away that this was a great topic for creating a LessonPaths curated Playlist to share them. LessonPaths (formerly known as MentorMob) is an awesome free web tool for easily assembling digital content into an elegantly simple information resource. This hand selected set of sources will provide teachers who are new to the iPad with the information they need to get started, and offer both new and current users information they need to successfully integrate the iPad into their teaching practices. This LessonPaths Playlist contains the following content (it starts off with a few general iPad Quick Start references, then moves on to a set of education-specific resources): About Kelly Walsh Print This Post Related:  iPad in EducationTeacher Info

iPad Be Nimble, iPad Be Quick One of the most challenging lessons for schools to learn in implementing iPads is that the iPad is not a laptop. The conversation can sometimes get bogged down around the device, trapping schools in these definitions as they lose sight of the central reasons to use technology: To enhance teaching and learningTo differentiate instructionTo personalize the learning experienceTo solve authentic problems where technology must be used to solve those problems This is not an easy lesson. iPads vs. It's worth noting the different features of laptops and iPads and to see the benefit of both devices. While the laptop is heavy, takes a long time to boot up, and is often used as a word processing tool with typing and keyboarding being paramount, it's also a powerful device for computer programming and accessing Adobe Flash-based simulations, particularly in the sciences. The shift to iPads over laptops does not have to be a zero sum game. Fast and Nimble Classroom Examples A Mobile Device

A Round-up of 12 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers February 16, 2014 As is he habit once every month, I feature here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of some new educational iPad apps that I came across in different blogs and websites. Of course I can not include every single app I bookmarked because the list will be too long, however, the suggestions I have below are the ones that stood out to me from the rest. I invite you to check them out and probably share them with your colleagues. 1- Creative Kids Wiggling mice, giggling colour ghosts, and creepy crawlies - colour pencil drawings come to life with Creative Kids! 2- Audio NoteBook Audio Notebook captures everything that is said, so you don't have to worry about missing a thing. 3- Let's Be Social Let's be Social! 4- The Love Book The Love Book app is a new interactive anthology of timeless poems, short stories, quotes and letters, all inspired by that most noble (and most troublesome) of emotions: love. 5- Daisy The Dinosaur 6- TheDesign Museum 7- Color Uncovered

SAMR success is NOT about Tech Quick refresh If you aren’t aware of the S.A.M.R. model (devised by Ruben R. Puentedura – @rubenrp) then in simple form it explains the common journey teachers go through when introducing technology. Quick version:Substitution: Do old paper task on deviceAugmentation: Do old paper task digitally but now using an extra app featureModification: Students benefit from the versatility and combine new digital tools for new outcomesRedefinition: Students are collaborating and learning in ways previously not imagined Slow Progress Even in my school, the speed at which the staff as a whole move through the SAMR model from substituting tasks for their digital equivalent to redefining how they help students learn is slow, sometimes seeming to stall completely. New Focus I was thinking today that I had to make it clear that competency with technology is not the first issue you should worry about if you want to make SAMR progress. So here are some I’ve used to move staff on a little: 1. 2. 3. 4. Related

31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom 31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom A smooth-running classroom is about, among other things, organization, workflow, and classroom management. Organization is about resources, priority, and consistency. Workflow is about clarity, tools, and consistency. And classroom management is about relationships, trust, and consistency. Which brings us to the following collection of apps to help your classroom run more smoothly. From apps that keep time, do one calls, choose groups, promote desired behavior, keep notes, create to-do lists, record grades, or make calendar sharing social, there are 31 here that can help make your life as a teacher easier. If we’ve missed any, feel free to suggest them in the comments below. 31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom

Should Students be Allowed to use iPads at School? Should Students be Allowed to use iPads at School? (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There can really be no doubt about the fact that the face of education is rapidly changing. These changes are occurring at a fast and furious rate and in no area is there a greater transformation than in that of technology. iPads Should be Allowed at School: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. iPads Should Not be Allowed at School: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. There can be little doubt that there are many powerful arguments on both sides of this issue and there really is no easy answer. Please subscribe to my blog by signing up on the blue form at the side of the page. Sources: 1. 2. 3. 17 Pros and Cons of Using iPads in the Classroom. 4. iPads in the Classroom. 5. You May Also Enjoy: Daily Education and Technology News for Schools. 5 Ways to Make Your Classroom More Student Centered. 4 Top Trends in Education. 981 total views, 6 views today

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps March 21, 2014 Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section . As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below. Enjoy Create Evaluate Annalyse Apply Remember/understand This wheel is originally discovered on the website of Paul Hopkin's education consultancy site adopted by Allan Carrington.

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom - Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition. While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection. It can help to start out by asking yourself some important questions, such as “What can the iPad do that is not possible without it? Put another way, what problems does the iPad solve?” But the learning environment you’re starting with can make a big difference as well. Below are 4 distinct areas of instruction and instructional design that can help frame the concept of iPad integration. There is more to the conversation, but rather than overwhelm you (not that you couldn’t handle it), it seemed better to simply start your thinker.

Free Online Assessment Tools for Teachers The Best Things in Life are Free! In today's classroom, it is important to have choices for both the teacher and the student. Technology is a great motivator, but if you use the same tool time and time again, the novelty will quickly wear off. The tools below were chosen because they all offer something just a little bit different and can be a great way to add some variety to how you conduct your online assessments. Socrative 2.0 has been around for a while, but it remains a great online assessment tool for teachers to use in the classroom. Socrative is an online assessment tool with two distinct capabilities. One nice feature of the quizzes is the ability to add Common Core Curriculum tags to your assessments to help you remember which particular skills you are targeting. Students can take your assessment on any Internet enabled device simply by entering your room number. InfuseLearning Kahoot! Are you ready to gamify your classroom assessments? Google Forms Summary