[Listed in alphabetical order]
1. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Explore some simple iPad apps and tools that allow students to author iBooks, study with their peers, work on classroom projects and research papers, take notes, manage assignments, and more.
Thank to Tom Barrett, senior consultant at NoTosh Limited and his collaborative Google Docs, educators have a great resource for innovative ways to use iPads in the classroom. Barrett and dozens of other educators are working on a comprehensive Google Doc that details ways to use the iPad in school. Educators can also add to the Google Doc.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton, a teacher “agent of change” who has taught in many different types of schools, discusses STEM learning with mobile technology and provides examples of apps and projects teachers can implement on mobile devices. For instance, she discusses WhyPower—an interactive learning game designed to show eighth graders how to build a sustainable, green energy community.
4. Getting Smart
In these 10 Unique Lesson Ideas for BYOD and BYOT, educators can understand how some of the basic functions of mobile devices can be used for learning in the classroom; for example, asking poll questions through text and answering Google questions.
5. Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent, an independent education consultant, discusses iOS tips, a list of iPad apps by Objective, and project-based learning with iPad and iPod. Vincent also provides multimedia examples of mobile projects he’s designed for schools, including “What makes a good vice president?”
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