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25 Tips For Teaching With Apps

25 Tips For Teaching With Apps
25 Tips For Teaching With Apps by Terry Heick We’ve done tips in the past for teaching with tablets. 1. If you’re going to use something important, interdependent, and new, you’re going to need some kind of model or framework to contextualize it. “Despite the rhetoric around m-learning virtually guaranteeing contextualised learning, very few of these scenarios rated highly in the scales for authenticity. It is mobility and access that underscores learning through apps, and using this technology without adjusting the design of learning experiences could yield underwhelming results. 2. There are a lot of apps, tools, and platforms out there. They call themselves a “discovery engine,” and that’s exactly how they function. You can create your own app collection, or see other collections created by other teachers, along with comments and feedback, which apps are trending, how many collections certain apps are included in, and so on. 3. You can’t download everything at once. 4. 5. 6. Not magic. Related:  Learn about Educational TechnologyDocenciayrchuang

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) This interdisciplinary journal aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of technology enhanced learning. So it aims to bridge the gape between pure academic research journals and more practical publications. So it covers the full range from research, application development to experience reports and product descriptions. iJET is an Open Access Journal. Vol 9, No 6 (2014) Table of Contents Papers Short Papers Reports

10 errores que todo docente debería evitar | Educación y Empresa By admin | enero 21, 2015 | 0 Comment Ser docente en estos tiempos se ha convertido en una profesión de riesgo. Sin duda, el factor vocacional es determinante a la hora de elegir una profesión exigente y que supone una enorme responsabilidad. Lamentablemente, en las facultades no se nos prepara para una labor que a mi modo de ver marca buena parte del destino de una sociedad. Pues bien, en este artículo quiero dar a conocer algunos errores que son muy comunes en nuestra profesión y que creo que con poco esfuerzo podemos corregir y mejorar así nuestras labor docente. ¿Qué errores podemos evitar como docentes? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Revisando todos estos errores me doy cuenta de que la profesión de docente exige por nuestra parte una dedicación y una vocación extraordinarias. Fuente: justificaturespuesta.com

The First Step In EdTech Integration? Connecting With Students - The First Step In EdTech Integration? Connecting With Students by Rachelle Dene Poth You can always find a lot of discussion about the best ways, tools, and ideas for integrating technology in the classroom. Educating yourself about the tools available and best strategies for integrating technology into the classroom is important to stay up to date with your profession. Teachers may find themselves on varying ends of the spectrum of being technology savvy. I have grown up in the age of computing, and as a result, incorporating technology into my classroom was not something I was afraid to do–nor was it a seamless process either. So where to begin? For my classroom, it came down to what I have referred to as a “disconnect” between my students, our class and their access to vital resources. “Edtech integration,” I wondered to myself “has to start there.” The Need For Communication Resources So how did this impact my classroom? Think connections. The First Step In EdTech Integration?

Why App Smash? Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash. What is an App Smash? Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Reasons to App Smash: It demands creative thinkingIt demands more from the technology (value for money)It turns the issue of not having a ‘wonder app’ into a positiveIt removes any restrictions to take a topic as far as it can be taken.It often results in more engaging learning productsIt’s a fun challenge for ‘digital natives’ Key rules for successful App Smashing: Use the Camera Roll as your main conduit between appsLeave the app choice to the studentsHave a list of apps capable of smashing content together (See below) Key Apps when App Smashing: Examples I’ve used: Final thought Other links: Like this:

Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go. Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. Imagine your students learning by creating, playing, translating, editing, curating, researching, and brainstorming digitally on cell phones, mobile devices, laptops, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, and consoles.

EduTech Wiki 5 Simple Ways to Reenergize Your Classroom image from icanread I carried a crate out of my classroom yesterday. Filled with a few gifts, 113 projects, and a book, I knew what I needed to bring home. I am ready for the break and so are my students. We have worked hard. Clean out all the clutter. What ideas do you have? I am a passionate teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin, USA, who has taught 4th, 5th, and 7th grade. Like this: Like Loading... 7 Ways You Can Use Texting to Your Advantage in the Classroom If you were to take a glance around a classroom in which no smartphone policy has been set, it would be easy to conclude that texting at school is nothing but a distraction. Just look at all of those bent heads and rapidly moving thumbs! Take a look at the caliber of those texts — “wat r u doing l8er” — and it would also be easy to assume texting will one day bring about the end of literacy and analytical thought, if it hasn’t already. This may be true — and it may also not be. The studies in this area are even newer than texting itself, and results are mixed, with one study indicating that texting makes students worse in one academic area while another study finds the opposite. Photo credit: Gordon Mei Why Texting May Not Be As Bad As You Think It Is 1. Texting, just like conversational speech, is loose in structure and lacks any concern for the rules. Considered in this light, texting in itself is its own dialect. 2. What’s behind this? 3. The same goes for texting. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

notability | ICT at Newington Authors Note: After plenty of testing note taking apps Notability by Gingerlabs really stands out by head and shoulders to me. The inking is superb and there are great features that I find very useful. Interestingly, I have recently noticed that I no longer carry my notebook around when it never used to leave my side. Notability is SUPERB! There are great content tools and options for each. In a recent update Notability also allows for recording of audio that is linked to your interactions within your document. Our Review and Tutorial: We have made a review and tutorial of the Notability app showing its strengths and features and how to get the most out of the app. Uses of Notability for Learning: There is the obvious one of . .. …. arghh taking notes! Document Submission: Submitting work to online Learning Management Systems or as a digital file where the work needs to have images, annotations, drawings links and the like. Wrap up: Suggestions for Improvements: ADD MORE!! Other Stuff:

Korean Phrases: How To Introduce Yourself in Korean Hi there! Want to introduce yourself in Korean? Read this lesson. It’ll take you 3 minutes and ALL the Korean lines you need are here. If you don’t, I don’t care – this is ONLY for people that truly want to speak Korean. OK! By the way, I took these examples from KoreanClass101.com (a famous korean learning site)’s audio & video lessons. 1. 안녕하세요? You should also listen and hear real Korean – Press play below. Audio Player Ok, what’s next? 2. (place) 서 왔습니다. Now, let’s talk about your age. 3. (age) 살 입니다. 4. (occupation) 입니다. 5. (time duration) 동안 공부했습니다. 6. (place/location)에서 배웠습니다. Here’s your Korean self introduction script you might want to use. Annyeonghaseyo? The first thing any beginner Korean learner needs is an introduction. So, what do you do now? Take the script I gave you above and put in your name, age, etc. – The Main Junkie P.S.

Wikispaces Our students need 'different,' not more... We've all been there and we've all done it. As the teacher, we teach something but the students don't understand it. In our minds the material and skills are quite simple and straight forward, but for some reason the students just aren't grasping the information. Our natural instincts take over and we do what makes sense to us... Maybe if I talk louder and more slowly and repeat myself 4 times the students will understand it. Maybe if I give more homework problems for practice the students will eventually work themselves into understanding the material. Maybe if I explain it a few more times the information will begin to sink in. And then... with all these maybes, we still don't see results. So, then we do once again what makes sense to us... Let's repeat all those maybes because something's bound to stick if we do it all again. It's like a bad recurring dream and we've ALL been there and we've ALL done it. You never know, their version of different just might make all the difference...

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. But there are so many sites! I’ve spent several weeks combing through resources and have picked some of my favorites. What are yours? I’ll keep updating this page as I add resources. Updated: March 17, 2017 Google Classroom Resources Tip: Use the #gafe hashtag for Google Certified innovators and educators (like me). Blog Posts TIP: The Google for Education Blog has the breaking announcements and information on Google Classroom. Interviews with Experts Tools to Help You Work with Google Classroom Websites A Google Classroom Symbaloo – Share this one with teachers who are getting started. Math Apps

iPads: Cons and Pros | ICT at Newington This page is to look at the positives and negatives of iPads and then look at some use cases. The real focus of the page is to look at how iPads can enhance learning. An “Overview”: iPads are often thought of as a somewhat restricted device but the tool sets offered make them a very worthwhile and powerful tool. There are still a number of limitations in relation to iPads but the positives are certainly starting to outweigh the negatives. This page is an initial overview of some of the genuine uses of the iPad for learning. Firstly – Limitations of iPads! It is good to be aware of the limitations of iPads. Flash: Hmmm! Document access and storage: Although this is less of a problem now with iCloud along with amazing cloud services like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox and Skydrive!!! No USB drive: it would be nice to have a USB port but without one we just have to use services that share folders and files. NOW THE GOOD STUFF! CONTENT CREATION! Final Say: Further Reading:

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