6 elements of a successful iPad implementation By Samantha Messier and Stephanie Schroeder 11/17/2014 Topics: Mobile Learning, 1-to-1, Professional learning As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices. A key feature of our model was synergy among multiple, interdependent program elements: Community engagement A strong instructional model Digital devices and apps for students Logistical support Guidance toward high-leverage resources Ongoing, embedded professional development None of these elements alone is sufficient. 1. We also made every effort to include one of the most important stakeholder groups: parents.
APA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors: Joshua M. Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. General APA Guidelines Your essay should be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11"), with 1" margins on all sides. Major Paper Sections Title Page Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER
iClasse - Les manuels numériquesLes manuels numériques du WebPédago IClasse est une publication dédiée aux usages numériques à l’école. Elle rassemble pour la 1ère fois des témoignages d’institutions, de professeurs, de collectivités qui ont fait le choix d’un enseignement innovant en adoptant l’iPad en classe. Chacun des contributeurs y partage son expérience et ses bonnes pratiques. Gratuit SAMR Model Explained for Teachers Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. SAMR is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your class. Here is how the video below shared by Candace M explains the SAMR's four levels: Substitution In a substitution level, teachers or students are only using new technology tools to replace old ones, for instance, using Google Docs to replace Microsoft Word. the task ( writing) is the same but the tools are different. Augmentation Though it is a different level, but we are still in the substitution mentality but this time with added functionalities. Modification This is the level where technology is being used more effectively not to do the same task using different tools but to redesign new parts of the task and transform students learning. Redefinition If you are to place this level in Blooms revised taxonomy pyramid, it would probably correspond to synthesis and evaluation as being the highest order thinking skills.
24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms In February, we highlighted apps, games, and websites that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning (STEAM). And we invited educators to write Field Notes telling us how technology supports their teaching in these subject areas. Of the many Field Notes teachers wrote, 24 submissions caught our eye. In them, educators of various grade levels and subject areas explain how they use these tools in their teaching. Here's our list of STEAM apps, games, and websites that our educators enjoy using in the classroom. We are also pleased to announce the winner of the $200 Amazon gift card. What STEAM apps, games, and websites are transforming your classroom? Related Posts: 5 Easy Steps to Writing a Great Field Note 43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms
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A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads The above image was wonderfully put together by Richard Wells over at ipad4schools.org after seeing the article (below) originally posted here on Edudemic. Thanks Holly! So you finally got a class set of iPads and you are not sure what to do next and where to start? Don’t Start Collecting Apps! This is every teachers first inclination. Here is my onescreen of Apps – these include a few of my own personal productivity favorites. Remember the iPad is Not a Computer The purpose of an ipad is to be a creation device, it is NOT a small laptop. Learn About The SAMR Model As you begin to make new lessons that you will deliver with the help of your exciting new device – think to yourself – where does this lesson fall on the SAMR model? Put Some Limitations On Personalization Have some ideas in mind about the personalization of the devices before you start the school year. How many pictures will you allow on the camera roll? Suzy Brooks has a great example of an “iPadding License on her blog. Workflow
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Samrl model What will I gain by replacing the older technology with the new technology? Have I added an improvement that could not be accomplished at the fundamental level? Does the modification fundamentally depend on the new technology? Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners, my blogd97cooltools.blogspot.co.uk Research:Students can quickly access flexible search engines to find information. Writing:Students will begin to write more than with handwritten text. Digital Citizenship:Introduce avatars to get students thinking about protecting their identities when online. Research:Student can construct knowledge through research guided by Essential Questions and use that knowledge to create something original. Writing:Built in writing supports and integrated research and reference tools improve efficiency of the writing task. Digital Citizenship: Students learn about copyright. Research:Students conduct their own research. Writing:Students write for audiences.
Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term. Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your new exercise book, and then slightly less so on the second page which was not quite so nicely padded on all those leaves of fresh paper. Now, many students are just as likely to walk into the classroom with a piece of tech as they are with a pencil case. Here are the top 5 cost effective, paper busting productivity apps for a student going back to school in 2014 armed with an iPad, in no particular order. 1 – iWork: Free/$9.99 for each app I’m slightly cheating here as iWork is of course 3 different apps, but the iWork suite on the iPad is a must. Keynote is Apple’s version of our beloved (I say this with tongue firmly in cheek) presentation software, PowerPoint. 2 – Google Apps: Free. Google Apps, like iWork, is made of different apps. 3 – Notability: $1.99. 5 – FlipBoard: Free. James Potter
What Is Successful Technology Integration? Defining Technology Integration Before we can discuss how to shift our pedagogy or the role of the teacher in a classroom that is integrating technology, it is important to first define what "technology integration" actually means. Seamless integration is when students are not only using technology daily, but have access to a variety of tools that match the task at hand and provide them the opportunity to build a deeper understanding of content. Willingness to embrace change is also a major requirement for successful technology integration. "Effective integration of technology is achieved when students are able to select technology tools to help them obtain information in a timely manner, analyze and synthesize the information, and present it professionally. When effectively integrated into the curriculum, technology tools can extend learning in powerful ways. Types of Technology Integration Online Learning and Blended Classrooms Project-Based Activities Incorporating Technology
Design Thinking with iPads Design thinking is a powerful tool to really get your students thinking about and tackling a problem or topic at a much deeper level. It is a structured task that focuses on giving considerable time to thinking about and empathising with the people within the situation (Target audience or client), designing and prototyping a possible solution that is immediately challenged in order to improve it. It is used much in business and the design industry but can be used as a general classroom task within any subject area. It also gets students to work quickly without much introduction. Design thinking promotes creative thinking, team work, and student responsibility for learning. It is a form of solution-based, or solution-focused thinking; starting with a goal (a better future situation) instead of solving a specific problem. The core rules behind Design Thinking: The infographic / poster above is a guide to a simplified version you can use in your classroom. 1. “WHAT” = An object – E.g. 2. 3.