Good friend and mentor Allan Carrington recently enhanced his “Padagogy Wheel” a visual representation of how iPad apps can be integrated into learning experiences using Bloom’s Taxonomy.
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“In the Digital Classroom, teachers have many opportunities to design flexible and engaging student-driven learning experiences that allow them to create. Adopting this style of teaching and learning can be overwhelming, especially when being expected to embrace new technology and also implement the Common Core Standards at the same time. After all, there are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom climate.”
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“I strongly believe that technology is going to completely revolutionize the classroom. But when are we going to start addressing the negative aspects of the one-to-one classroom? When are we going to acknowledge the fact that just because every student has a device it does not mean that they will get a 36 on the ACT? I have seen videos of babies that can play with an iPad, but that does not mean that high school students intuitively know how to use one to effectively collaborate and communicate in the classroom.
Let’s be honest: using technology in the classroom can be harder than teaching the ‘old way’.”
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For my daughter’s 7th birthday my wife and I decided to buy her an iPad mini. We came to this decision after contemplating the alternatives.
The iPad mini made the most sense because:
1 – iOS apps are significantly better (my opinion) than droid apps in this moment. I’m talking about both diversity in educational apps available and general individual app quality.2 – The iPad mini can run all iPad and iPhone apps.3 – The iPad mini’s size is much kid friendlier than the bigger iPad.4 – The iPad mini is actually fairly reasonably priced – ours was $300 at Walmart.
Now that I have it in my office, the next question is what apps do I put on it? As a tech integration guy, I spend a significant amount of time reading and writing app reviews. What follows is a short description / rationale for each of my choices. All of these are apps that I had on my iPad that I recommend to my teachers – they are FREE unless otherwise noted.”
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“Notes from ISTE13 Concurrent Session
Holly Dornak and Jessica Dyer, ITS’s, Lamar CISD
All presentation resources posted here: http://ow.ly/mmiNu ;
***Goal is to use the iPad or whatever device it might be to do higher level skills/ higher
levels of Blooms.”
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“Education apps are helpful for teachers because they refract content through engaging, colorful, and gamified approaches to content interaction.
They are also mobile, can offer data, and can be played at school or home, making them useful in a K-12 blended learning or flipped classroom setting.
With this kind of flexible utility in mind, it’s no wonder they’re in such high demand–so here are 44 education apps for K-6 students doing the best kind of learning math teachers hate and English-Language Arts teachers love: open-ended learning.”
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“Those of you who are teachers will know that it is hard to not wear your teacher hat when you have your mommy apron on. As a parent of a now first-grade student, I want to provide learning opportunities, foster creativity and inquiry, and find some way to archive the learning experiences. As a child’s audio and video speaks (pun intended) so much more than an image alone, I find it a perfect medium for archiving student work.”
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“Kids love learning about science with Bill Nye The Science Guy. Now they can learn about science with Bill Nye on his iPad app. The Bill Nye The Science Guy iPad app http://ow.ly/mqOdZ ; is a free iPad app on which students can watch Bill Nye videos, play games, and discover kitchen table science experiments to do at home with their parents.”
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