There are some critical elements to consider when applying project-based learning in the classroom. Edutopia’s research analyst recommends these research-proven steps. (What is project based learning?
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“I must admit that apps for autistic learners are really scarce and hard to find. A few months ago I posted here a list some powerful apps for autism and today while I was looking for new apps that might have been created since the publication of that list I came across this wonderful wheel.
I know that the first thing that comes to mind when you see this wheel is the popular pedagogy Wheel created by Allan Carrington in which he provided suggestions for 62 apps based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The present wheel is developed by Mark Coppin in which he featured a wide variety of apps for autistic students.”
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Two Google in Education summits this week are designed to help hundreds of Nebraska and Iowa teachers better integrate the Internet into their classrooms.
The Glenwood Community School District is hosting the Southwest Iowa Summit on Monday and Tuesday, while the Great Plains Summit at Lincoln Southwest High School takes place Thursday and Friday.
The summits will give teachers and administrators the chance to hear from nationally known education speakers and learn how to use Google Hangout, Google Docs, YouTube and other services.
Devin Embray, Glenwood’s superintendent, said the summits are important because they give teachers tools to integrate technology into their teaching. And using the Internet is often the best way to connect with a generation that has never known a world without it.
The goal for the long-term effect of the summits is to help students better use technology to learn more efficiently and at a deeper level, Embray said.
“Students have never before been able to access as much information as they can today,” he said. “Knowing where to find that information and apply that information is what’s so important.”
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“In what follows, I’d like to offer you a mixed lucky-packet of apps I have discovered since. What melts the whole sticky mass together is that most of them are focused on creative content generation. And they’re fun and easy to use. And highly lickable. I love using these apps and recommend all of them. As always, though, please check out the pricing, reviews and ratings on the app store and decide for yourself before you download them.”
“We often get asked by teachers how they can share the books they have made using Book Creator for iPad or any other iBooks with people who don’t own an Apple device.
A common example might be to share the work of their students with parents, or on the school’s blog.
Although there are a few workarounds for sharing iBooks, this article explores an excellent way to convert iBooks into video format, which can easily be shared across a number of platforms.”