Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
WikiNodes immediately became one of my "must have" education apps from the moment I first used it. It's an iPad app that uses a visual "map" interface for searching and browsing Wikipedia. This generation of learners have a clear preference for information that is presented visually and WikiNodes provides a wonderfully unique and imaginative interface for handling and moving through Wikipedia…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on July 25, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments
My school is introducing a 1:1 iPad program for grades 6-8. As teachers and administrators, we are compiling a list of apps which we want the students to install. From my research via Google, there are so many apps that my list is reaching 50 or more! Does anyone have any specific apps that they use in the classroom and how are they used?
Any guidance is welcome.
Very beginning of my list:
I work with a lot of school leaders who are really getting on board with iPads. Many of them like the notion of not having to lug around a full laptop to do things like attend meetings, observe teachers via 'walkthroughs,' have access to quick student data while visiting classrooms and so on. I've put together a wiki at http://ipadbackpack.wikispaces.com. The goal of the wiki page is to have a place for school leaders,…Continue
Added by Chris ONeal on July 15, 2011 at 7:28pm — No Comments
Read this first! What’s ‘PadCamp’? Why should I attend?
PadCamp is a free unconference. Unlike traditional conferences, there are no keynotes, there is no commercial content, and the conference schedule is not determined in advance - it is created on the day of the event by the attendees. It is a powerful model that is literally…Continue
I've been using Twitter for around a year and have found it to be an indispensable source of professional contacts and information. Although I highly recommend the use of Twitter, the point of this post is not to proselytize. Twitter is however a fantastic mechanism for measuring "the pulse" on any subject, event or person. People follow others with like minded interests…Continue
Hi! Please check my blog Education Technology - theory and practice which i present some education tools for teachers.
We are starting two year iPad project in six Finnish upper secondary schools. My latest post on the blog was iPad Resources for…Continue