10 Great iPad Apps for Creating Concept Maps October 17, 2014, After the list of the web based tools for concept mapping, we went ahead and compiled another list for iPad users. We have included the best apps out there for brainstorming and concept mapping which you can use on the go . We hope you like this selection and if you have other good suggestions to add to this list, please share with us in the comment form below. Enjoy Popplet is a platform for your ideas.
How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom A.P. Chemistry students use their cell phones to answer their teacher's question. When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class. The idea of mobile learning touches on just about every subject that any technology addresses: social media, digital citizenship, content-knowledge versus skill-building, Internet filtering and safety laws, teaching techniques, bring-your-own-device policies, school budgets. At its core, the issues associated with mobile learning get to the very fundamentals of what happens in class everyday.
Help 1. Requirements Moodle is primarily developed in Linux using Apache, MySQL and PHP (also sometimes known as the LAMP platform), but is also regularly tested with PostgreSQL and on Windows XP, Mac OS X and Netware 6 operating systems Tools to Help You Integrate Gamification in Your Students Learning September, 2014Teaching to early learners means teaching fundamentals in a supportive and engaging way. It is no surprise that many learning tools for young students include some element of gamification. Here are a few that teachers recommend. Matific Want hundreds of FREE math activities for grades K-6? Look here!
A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about 1- Teachers Network Teachers Network provides lesson plans, classroom specials, teacher designed activities for different subjects and many other resources. 2- Smithsonian Education Smithsonian Education offers a wide variety of free resources for teachers, students and parents. 3- Education World This is another great website for teachers.
Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers Last week at the ACTEM conference I showed some folks possible uses for the Morfo 3D Faces app and the Aurasma iPad app. Morfo 3D Faces is an iPad app that you can use to create a talking picture of person’s face. You can take a picture of a person or you can take a picture of a picture of a person (for example, taking a picture of a picture of a person in a book). Once you’ve captured the picture you can customize the face by altering the eyes, mouth, and nose to move as you talk. After customizing the picture you can record yourself talking. Aurasma is a free app for iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2012 post Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2016, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined. A Good Tool to Create Tutorials and Sketches on Chromebook October 17, 2014 I just learned through a tweet from Jen Deyenberg that the popular Clarisketch is now available in the Chrome store. Chromebook users will now be able to create beautiful illustrations and tutorials to share with others. Clarisketch is pretty simple to use. You can gran a picture, draw on it, make sketches and record your voice to illustrate whatever you are drawing.The final sketch can be shared with others and be accessed in any browser. " With Clarisketch, you can save time and improve the quality of your message using a combination of photographs and annotated commentary.
Resources for Librarians about Online Social Networking Online social networking is a hot topic for those serving teens, with debate about allowing teens to learn how to safely navigate Web 2.0 technology while also keeping them safe. YALSA has created several resources for librarians to use to educate their community members about online social networking technologies and the possibility that federal legislation may require schools and libraries to block Web sites that offer these types of communication tools. "Part of YALSA's mission is to advocate for excellent library services for teens," said Judy Nelson, 2006-2007 YALSA president.
21st Century Icebreakers: 13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions! On Monday I will begin my new job. As I’ve mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes.
60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom Using a tablet to explore STEAM concepts is a natural pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level. Read on to get our list! Science Apps for Grades K-2 Science Apps for Grades 3-5Science Apps for Grades 6-8Science Apps for Grades 9-12Technology Apps for Grades K-2Technology Apps for Grades 3-5Technology Apps for Grades 6-8Technology Apps for Grades 9-12Engineering Apps for Grades K-2Engineering Apps for Grades 3-5Engineering Apps for Grades 6-8Engineering Apps for Grades 9-12Art Apps for Grades K-2Art Apps for Grades 3-5Art Apps for Grades 6-8Art Apps for Grades 9-12Math Apps for Grades K-2Math Apps for Grades 3-5Math Apps for Grades 6-8Math Apps for Grades 9-12 PLUS: Here's a handy chart with all of our STEAM app recommendations in one place!
Mobile learning John Dewey, writing in the early years of the twentieth century, may not have foreseen the proliferation of 21st century ‘mobile devices’ but, in the quotation to the right, he does point out something that remains relevant: that mobile learning involves change, initiative and adaptability. Mobile learning involves change in the sense that the ability to communicate with tutors and peers, as well as access learning resources, changes what is possible in education. It takes initiative for leaders to create a vision to sustain that change and, finally, mobile learning requires adaptability by members of staff to carry out the change. This infoKit is a practical guide to thinking through the issues relating to institutional adoption of mobile learning.