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iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0

iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0
An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet” and I have updated it to version 2.0. It’s all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It is divided into seven sections: Show on a Big ScreenManage the ClassroomAssess Student WorkInteract with StudentsManage Your FilesMake Instructional MediaLearn New Things You can click the image on the right to download the PDF of Version 2.0. There are loads of apps and websites listed, so I took the time to hyperlink the text in the document. There are a huge number of resources that just wouldn’t fit in the document. What has changed since Version 1.0? The first version was published in April 2013 in the days of iOS 6. Over the course of the year some apps listed on Version 1.0 of the infographic have disappeared from the App Store, a couple became overrun with ads, and others have been superseded by better options. Related:  Compétences du 21e siècleTechnology in the Primary Classroomeducational technologies

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? ☐ Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? Kids need to write letters and mail them. The Social Media Answer ☑ There's one form of writing that can arguably get someone fired, hired or forced to retire faster than any other form of writing. One form of writing is that powerful. If you guessed social media, you're right. The Social Media Myth The myth about social media in the classroom is that if you use it, kids will be Tweeting, Facebooking and Snapchatting while you're trying to teach. You don't even have to bring the most popular social media sites into your classroom. 12 Ways Teachers are Using Social Media in the Classroom Right Now Tweet or post status updates as a class. It's in the Standards Social media is here.

6 Simple Photo Tools for Creating Social Media Visuals Are you including images in your social media content? Looking for easy-to-use tools to help you create images for your content strategy? If the idea of using Photoshop makes your head spin or hiring a graphic designer isn’t an option, there are many easy-to-use, low-cost alternatives available to you to create social media graphics. In this article, I’ll show you 6 easy tools that will help you create compelling graphics for social media. #1: Use PicMonkey’s Online Photo Editor to Take Your Images From Good to Glorious PicMonkey‘s free option has a wide variety of frames, special effects and font types to choose from. With a touch of a button, you can crop and resize your photo, and add text to your images. Choose from a wide variety of free fonts on PicMonkey to create appealing images like this one with PicMonkey. The paid option offers additional features that include more frames and photo effects. PicMonkey is a great solution for all types of social media images. Final Thoughts

5 STEM APPS for the Elementary Classroom | Sweet Integrations With so many classrooms having iPads, teachers are always looking for great apps to use with their teaching. I've found some apps that are recommended for teaching STEM. Some of these apps are for building and some are for beginning programming. If you are a Texas teacher, TCEA has these on their list for teaching STEM. Hopscotch is recommended for grades 4-6. Students can create their own invention with gears and gadgets or try to master the puzzles in TinkerBox. This fun app engages students in the fundamentals of physics. Young programmers may need a little assistance with Cargo-Bot. I'm sure most of you have heard of Scratch. I would love for you to add more apps that you may have used in teaching STEM in your classroom.

Tot un món dins la tauleta L’Eloi té tres anys. Avui ha convidat a casa seva la seva companya de classe, la Laura. Quan entren a casa, el primer que fa és ensenyar-li un trepant i un martell que agita sense parar, fent molt de soroll. Seria un perill públic si no fos perquè les dues eines són de plàstic. No paren. “Acaba de descobrir una cosa nova, el Tutitu, amb un tren, en anglès, i li encanta”, explica la Rebeca, la seva mare. Creixement imparable L’expansió de la connectivitat mòbil, a través dels telèfons intel·ligents i les tauletes, és un fet. Com ha passat de manera tradicional amb el món de les pantalles, sigui la televisió o l’ordinador, hi ha veus que alerten sobre el risc que aquests dispositius facin els nens més passius o els aïllin. Entreteniment digital A la tauleta el nen es veu obligat a triar els continguts. “Quan toques, veus, sents i fas aprens més”, afirma Gemma Malet, cap de projecte de La Factoria, una empresa ubicada a Cabrianes (Bages), present també a Alemanya i als Estats Units.

14 Ways for Teachers to Collaborate Online Collaboration is an essential component of teachers' professional development. Collaboration has never been as easy as it is now especially with the advance of technology and widespread internet connection. There are a variety of ways teachers can collaborate with each others to improve their teaching experience and grow professionally. One of the workable and useful ways to do it is through the power of personal learning networks PLNs. Most of social media platforms now host a plethora of PLNs where educators and teachers get to exchange their expertise and in most cases access to these spaces is open and anybody can join and contribute in the conversation. Mia from anethicalisland.com has created this wonderful infographic in which she featured a number of ways teachers can collaborate online.

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Ingvi Hrannar Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible. I’m not saying we should just make the current system better… we should change it into something else. I have compiled a list of 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools and it is my hope that this will inspire lively discussions about the future of education. 1. Computer Rooms The idea of taking a whole class to a computer room with outdated equipment, once a week to practice their typewriting skills and sending them back to the classroom 40 minutes later, is obsolete. Computers or technology shouldn’t just be a specific subject, that’s not sufficient anymore but rather it should be an integral part of all the subjects and built into the curriculum. 2. 3. 4.

Exobrain Solve creative problems. Visualize your thoughts, find unique connections between words, and push past obvious ideas. Laser beam focus. No settings, formatting options, or distractions. Access anywhere. Your mind maps live in the cloud so you can access them from anywhere. We are just getting started. We will be adding features and making improvements as we go. "Integrating iPads in the Kindergarten Classroom: How Does Technology " by Kristine Ray Abstract Abstract: This action research was conducted over the course of a semester with 22 kindergarteners at a public school in Lincoln, Nebraska. The researcher set out to find how technology engaged students in learning using iPads.

MicroTallersTAC Juny Dimecres 4 de juny - De 17.30 a 19.30h Fem un llibre amb Realitat Augmentada amb marcadors i objectes 3DÉs relativament senzilla la creació d'aquests tipus de llibres donades les múltiples galeries d'objectes existents a Internet. Ens acompanyarà, exposant alguna experiència d'aula, la Magda Murillo @lamagdaprofe Dimecres 11 de juny - De 17.30 a 19.30 Fem una revista interactiva amb Realitat Augmentada i imatgesAmb dues aplicacions d'ús molt intuïtiu és simple la generació de Realitat Augmentada associada a imatges. Inscripció, dades i terminis Els MicroTallers oberts s'inclouen dins l'activitat "Noves aplicacions per a treballar amb tecnologies a l’aula i portafolis digital - MicroTallersTAC", integrada en el Pla de Formació de Zona del Tarragonès. Properes accions... Com cada curs escolar, al juliol es faran els MicroTallers SummerTAC, els dies 1 i 2 de 10 a 12h. Web del projecte. S'obrirà inscripció properament.

This is a great infographic about effective ways to use iPads in your teaching. It shows you great apps to use for different situations, like interactive whiteboards, timers, messages, noise levels, all sorts of classroom management. It also shows you assessment tools to use, ways to transfer files, and many other things you might not have even thought of. by ampengilley Jun 29

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