At the Boston iPad Summit, one of the apps that I kept hearing about was Socrative, a student response system. While I (now) am subscribing to the philosophy of investing in a few great, universal apps that will go the distance for any subject and purpose, Socrative is a unique, specialized student app (used in [...]
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These are the 3 apps on our iPad Minis that I wanted to highlight at the 10/8/13 faculty meeting: Pic Collage – Biography Example Pic Play Post – Simple Machine Example ScreenChomp – Math – Estimation Example Each of these apps lets students quickly demonstrate understanding as well as gives students an opportunity to construct [...]
Are you using technology or integrating technology? There is a difference. The SAMR Model is a good way to think about the answer to this question. I don’t want to pass judgement on practices as each level in the model (like Bloom’s Taxonomy) has its place in instruction and learning. I think enhancement experiences are [...]
Hi, my name is Lisa, and I’m an app hoarder. Everyday, I watch my PLN Twitter stream and subscribe to app review blogs all in hopes of snagging a FREE app. I download, download, download. All with good intentions, of course. That app may be good for grade 3. That app may be good for [...]
I subscribe to a parenting website and receive weekly email alerts about developmental milestones and topics relevant to my child’s age. Recently, I read a post: Your 3 3/4-year-old: Computer Ready? Perhaps, it’s my profession, or better yet, maybe, it’s my experiences and the topics presented during #ETMOOC that had me scratching my head and [...]
Tellagami came across my radar again last week. And the timing was right. I had a few minutes to download the app on our iPod Touches and within a minute I had created an avatar that appeared to be standing in Abbot School computer lab, dealing with printing issues. (Check him out here.) OK- not [...]
Tomorrow, I am going to attend a webinar sponsored by BrainPOP: The App-solute Best Advice with Mike Amante Overwhelmed by lists describing “the best” educational apps for iOS? Need advice and guidance for what to use . . . tomorrow? Have no fear, BrainPOP is here! This week we’re thrilled to welcome Mike Amante, an [...]
This post is a springboard for our first App-tober Session: Apps are being created by what seems like the second. This can be a very overwhelming arena. Teachers are asking themselves: What are the best apps for students? How do these apps even fit into the classroom curriculum? Is it even worth paying for these [...]
Last winter, I wrote about the excitement of mounted projectors in our school (Classrooms with a View). This month, more projectors were powered up and ready for business in classrooms. What follows is a little sample of how projectors are being used as well as how they could transform learning in the classroom. Get inspired. [...]
When I taught first grade we used to go on a hunt around the school for things that we were studying. For example, if our focus in math was right angles, we would grab our clipboards, papers and pencils and walk around the halls, library, cafeteria, office, playground and where ever in the school twenty [...]
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Jan. 2010 – June 2010 This blog served as a technology professional development portal. It was a chance for us to explore what was (and still is) out there. As we know, a lot of the latest tools and resources only take a few minutes to preview and learn. Making the time is often the trickiest feat. Therefore, I proposed Tech Tuesday. Every Tuesday something new was waiting for you to check out on this blog. On select Tuesdays, there even were face-to-face session in the Abbot lab @ 7:45 A.M. In under 30 minutes, I demonstrated the new tool, and participants got some time to play. It was requested that participants gave the tool a little more thought or another “go”, and then follow-up with a comment on this blog, reviewing the tool for a grade level or subject. The ultimate goal or end product was that one tool or resource would be implemented fully into teaching practices to benefit student learning. We also had a great resource blog for people to consult in the end!
October 2010 – ?: I am going to continue to update the Tech Tuesday blog on at least a monthly basis. There’s still so much to learn and share. So always check in on Tuesdays to see what’s going on, or better yet, subscribe!