Innovating education with technology.
You’ve heard “collaboration” repeatedly referenced as an important 21st century skill. With built-in interfaces for connectivity, mobile devices such as iPads offer a wide variety of alternatives for people wanting to connect and work together. Collaboration can take many forms in an educational context and…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on September 4, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments
It’s becoming difficult to read the news in Los Angeles these days without running across yet another article about the problems faced by the sputtering LAUSD iPad initiative. Finally, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announced this week that they were …Continue
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You're spending an afternoon browsing the exhibits at an art museum. If you're anything like me, you'd probably appreciate the art a lot more if you could bring someone along that could explain the history and nuances of the pieces on display. Now imagine pointing a device at the painting and seeing it morph…Continue
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Polls continually reveal that employers are more interested in what you can do over what you studied and traditional resumes are slowly giving way to digital portfolios as the primary gauge of your employability. A portfolio is both a container and a presentation platform for your…Continue
One way to depict the cycle of education is that it moves between the development of learning and the subsequent expression of understanding ... and the amazing growth of inexpensive mobile technology tools is affording learners the ability to communicate their understanding in ever more creative and personalized manners. Media is moving center stage (yes, the pun was fully intended) and what once required tens of thousands of dollars in equipment and training can now be accomplished with an…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on February 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The value of video as a medium for learning is widely accepted. Let's say you need help learning how to change the hard drive on your computer. Most of us would get out a computer and Google "changing a hard drive". The search results in millions of results. The first few appear in the image below.…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on February 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
The art of animation - a series of related images that depict movement - is arguably several thousand years old. The use of equipment that could display animated images in rapid succession to create the illusion of motion is a more modern phenomenon that gained wide popularity with the development of motion pictures. Cartoons and animated movies from the studios of companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon and others have had a tremendous impact on…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on January 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The following blog post is an excerpt from the book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman.
Added by Sam Gliksman on November 9, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments
Your students created a wonderful puppet show or movie and turned it into a stunning video that you want to collect, assess and share ... yet you're not exactly sure how. Sound like a familiar scenario? Simple workflow headaches like this can create serious speed bumps in your iPad program. Let's take a look at a few potential solutions.
1. Old Faithful:…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on November 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" category in the App Store. You'll find them…Continue
The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school district in the USA, has approved a plan that will provide every K-12 student and teacher in Los Angeles with an…Continue
Apple stock recently surged upon the report that over 14 million iPads sold in the last quarter. Astoundingly, around 1.1 million iPads were purchased by US schools.…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on July 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The question I’m asked most often is, “How do I assess whether my technology initiative has improved learning”? My answer is always the same - “What are you measuring?”
Don’t misunderstand me. There’s definitely value in assessment but I find that our horizons are often limited by the…Continue
The Belkin Stage for the iPad is an iPad accessory that has the convenience of an ergonomic iPad stand. When used in conjunction with the Tablet Stage app, it also offers all the features of a document camera.
The Belkin Stage app can be downloaded free from the App Store and utilizes the iPad's camera to display any object in a video feed. Use the app's tools to sketch, annotate and label directly over the video. Display and annotate books, articles or any…Continue
The following is a post by Michelle Pacansky-Brock and originally appeared at http://facultyecommons.org/gamify-your-class-with-voicethread-mobile/
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I was recently giving a workshop at a local elementary school. Walking…Continue
Screencasting is the process of capturing the screen interactions on your computer - usually along with an audio narrative. It's been a very effective method for creating screen based tutorials on computer for a number of years. With the advent of screencasting apps on the iPad, screencasting has now become a great option for the creation of multimedia student presentations. It can be used for any number of student projects such as illustrating and explaining the solution to a problem in…Continue
**** Interview from THE Journal...
The full article is at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/04/10/7-tips-for-managing-your-ipad-classroom.aspx
iPads are a great tool to encourage continual sharing and collaboration in the classroom, says…
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