The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom Congratulations! Your school district or principal has just decided to use iPads in your school. But how do you make sure this new technological tool enhances learning, while tying in with your lesson plan—and doesn’t just provide another way for students to spend too much time playing Candy Crush or connecting with friends on Snapchat? Image from Flickr via Sean MacEntee 10 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom As a teacher, you probably know about Google Docs. You’ve probably even been using pieces of it for years! But there’s a lot more to it than just sharing documents and having an easy, cloud-based solution for your classroom. Over the years, I’ve gotten to learn about some pretty sweet features that have made my life as a teacher easier. These functionalities are built into Google Docs, and they are fantastic. Even though they might not be on your radar, take a look.
How to Use the Seesaw App in the Classroom - Teacher Hints & Tips The Seesaw App – Instagram for your Class The Seesaw app is described as a student-driven digital portfolio. But, from the stories from our Instagram followers, it is much more than that, plus, it’s free! Seesaw empowers students of any age to create, reflect, collaborate and share. It allows for family members to use the Seesaw app to keep up to date with their child’s learning, and easily communicate between school and home.
A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Coding Into the Classroom In case you haven’t been paying attention, computer science skills are vastly becoming some of the most in-demand skills of the twenty-first century. In fact, some call it a new "superpower." But there’s a problem. There are approximately 587,000 computing jobs nationwide, which is growing at 2x the national average, but only about 38,000 computer science students graduated into the workforce this year. The U.S. iMovie - All about apps in YOUR classroom! Creating assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, write Students can use iMove to construct video reports dealing with core curriculum. For example in a Social Studies class students could use the iMovie movie presets to create video reports. Inherent in these video productions would be the expectation that students incorporate cross curricular skills to develop scripts to shoot from.
11 Quick & Amazing Ways to Use PowToon in Your Classroom Read Time: 6 minutes I recently read a study on creativity that blew my mind: “A major factor in creativity is education: not whether you had a ‘good’ or ‘expensive’ or ‘public’ education, but whether you were encouraged to develop your creativity starting at an early age and continuing throughout your school years.” — Adobe Powtoon in Your Classroom — Creativity & Education We saw this first-hand, when Edson Tellez, a volunteer teacher in rural Mexico, wrote to us about how Powtoon changed the way his students viewed the world. “They’re getting more creative, more receptive, and more dynamic in each class.”
30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know. It just makes me happy. And today I’ll try to make you happy as well. How is it that this online Post-it board can make your day? Top 20 Ways to Use YouTube in the Classroom If you sieve through the endless cat videos and clips of people falling over, YouTube is a treasure trove of educational content that can turn a one-dimensional lesson into an interactive discussion that really taps into the imagination of students. As one of the most used sites on the web, YouTube can seem a bit daunting if you’re contemplating using it in the classroom for the first time, so we’ve put together some pointers to help ease the transition. 1.
57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On 57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On by edshelf With all the websites, mobile apps, and desktop programs available to teachers out there, it can be exasperating to know how to use them. Most busy teachers simply ask colleagues in their department or the teacher’s lounge. Or the resident technology integrator, if your school is lucky enough to have one. But what if you have already tried those avenues? EdTech Learning in Action – Learning in Action