Gear up with strategies, tools and resources for making this your Best Year Ever! These resources from Edutopia will inspire and get you jump started in the right direction.
Time to reflect......
With summer finally here, we have the opportunity to sit back and reflect a bit. Here's an article that can help us shift our thinking about the iPad in our classrooms. What rings true for you?
If you're using Google Drive on your iPad, then you'll want to check out this article by Susan Oxnevad. Recently, Google made some changes involving new features being added that make using the app easier for edits and collaboration. It also now connects to Doc and Sheets.
Check out this amazing math app which is FREE for a limited time!
Counting, multiplying, timetables, number bonds and calculation skills. Maths Toolbox teaches them all and more.
This is a first class collection of interactive resources that have been designed by teachers and students to compliment pre-school and elementary math skills in 3-11 year olds.
As posted on the Langwitches Blog, blogging is about quality and authentic writing in digital spaces with a global audience in mind. Students can learn digital citizenship responsibilities and rights, organize and makes one’s learning and thinking visible and searchable. Try Kidblog... our favorite!
Now that you and your students are learning with iPads, WHAT’S NEXT? This all new K - 12 Innovations Institute will explore new paths for teaching and learning in your classroom. You and a team of colleagues will explore creative ways to mash apps together for creative learning opportunities and explore the WHAT'S NEW when learning with iPads.
Through online reading and discussions using our course eBook, Literacy in NOT Enough, you will deepen your understanding of 21st century fluency skills along with recent brain research that supports effective learning strategies. Participate in an interactive and collaborative learning environment both face-to-face and online.
This Institute is designed for those with at least one year of experience using iPads in the classroom and/or have attended one of our Innovation Institutes.
Notability's latest update (April3, 2014) has added a feature that allows you to link your notes and any other annotations to your audio recording -- just tap play and watch your handwriting, typing, drawings, and photos come to life. This provides an awesome new way to review your notes or even to create lessons or instructional notes for students or colleagues. Also, you can now select a typed word and view a definition. Check it out!
You have to love FREE and Garageband is currently FREE in the App Store!
GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. This is a great deal. . . it won't last long!
If you are a Socrative user or haven't tried this great assessment app, you will enjoy its new look and updates coming soon! Get ready now by viewing an intro video and their new User Guide for Socrative 2.0!
The Kindle (e-book) version of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is FREE until September 20th! Learn how your classroom can become a place where kids and teachers learn together through direct experience with an assortment of high and low-tech materials. Perfect for the STEM classroom!
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