Posts Tagged "ipad"
As a teacher, I enjoy looking for new ways to engage students. Some methods employed may be novel; I know their effectiveness will wear off over time. Other methods are structured around solid principles of learning and have lasting value. Striking a balance amongst both novel and lasting methods helps establish an evolving, engaging and enriched classroom experience.
Below are 5 iPad apps that capture this experience and enhance the teaching and learning experience across all content areas.
1. Garage BandRead More
Have we adopted a fragmented view of what separates a liability from an asset? I believe many sectors of industry have, which has led to inadvertent confusion within our culture. The definitions of both are commonly restricted to strictly financial terms; this is somewhat of a misnomer.
In the financial world, an asset is typically defined as something that retains or develops monetary value. Common examples include homes and land. Liabilities are labeled as anything that depreciates in value; vehicles and electronics fall within this category.
Isolating these terms to concrete definitions may lead to skewed decision-making. In this post, I’m specifically referencing decisions involving the purchase of “liabilities.”
When purchasing a “liability,” you need to ultimately consider the professional or personal value your purchase is making towards your development or your organization. Of course, cost is important, but I believe it should be secondary to considering the “growth potential” of your purchase.
For example:Read More
Spring-like weather has already hit Texas! As we “spring forward,” consider looking back at the best of K12 Mobile Learning, winter 2011.
Below represent the top ten posts from quarter one of 2011, based on the number of views. Feel free to leave your comments at the end this post, on any of the respective posts listed here, or on the K12 Mobile Learning Facebook page.Read More
Hands down, Doceri Remote is the most excited I’ve been over an iPad app (special thanks to Krista Scott @ TX Region 17 for introducing me to it). Ironically, while the app is every bit of amazing, it’s not the app itself that makes me most excited. This app justifies the expenditure for advanced mobile hardware that can also serve as a portable tablet writing device – which next to calculators, I believe is the most common edtech hardware currently integrated in classrooms – but that can also do so much more.
This is not a review of the app. The intent of this post is to put into perspective what this app potentially means for the field of educational technology. Viewing the video below will give you a basic idea of the capabilities of the Doceri Remote app. Additionally, here’s a brief description of Doceri Remote, taken from Doceri’s website:Read More
If you’re looking for ways to further explore the use of mobile devices in education, you’ve found it.
Last month, I wrote a post featuring ways to integrate the Kinect in the classroom. Kinect hackers – and even Microsoft themselves – are now exploring ways to integrate mobile devices with the Kinect; specifically, the iPhone, iPad, and Android tablets. Below are videos featuring the integration of the Kinect with these mobile devices.
How educators will implement this in the classroom is yet to be discovered. This is very, very preliminary but still showcases how educators can further capitalize on the use of familiar devices already in the hands of students. Furthermore, it’s very clear that a setup like this virtually eliminates classroom walls while still maintaining the necessary structure required to operate a school. Stay tuned for further updates!
Kinect and Windows Phone 7 Integration:Read More