Introducing one-to-one iPad's into classrooms has become one of the hottest topics of conversation. I thought I would share with you the benefits I see of this new form of technology in schools. The 10 things I love about using iPad's in my classroom is written through the lens of the Learner Profiles from International … Continue reading 10 things I love about using iPad’s in my classroom
Here is another great read. http://www.edudemic.com/how-to-byod-classroom/ The article talks about: Set realistic expectations and outcomes in regards to why you are using the device. Planning thoroughly to avoid dead time in the classroom in an era where the students can most of the time know more than us with this new technology and always have … Continue reading Another great Article on BYOD in the classroom
I was sent a link to this fantastic article (click on the title below) on implementing iPad's in Schools and the mistakes schools/teachers can make. 5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) By Tom Daccord on September 27, 2012@edtechteacher Tom highlights these as the 5 critical mistakes made Focusing on … Continue reading Mistakes Schools Can Make Implementing the Use of iPads (my comments on an article written by Tom Daccord)
This month I presented my first Professional Development workshop at the Music Technology in Education Conference in Melbourne, Australia, on using iPad's in the music classroom. I had really great feedback from the participants and hope to do more presentations around Australia in the next 12 months. iPad's and QR Codes Part of my presentation was on using QR codes to provide … Continue reading iPads and QR Codes in the Classroom
On a student free day last year my son inspired me to combine Garage Band and iMovie as a fun way to fill a rainy day spent inside. It started off as any normal day teaching Oscar his piano lesson until he decided he wanted to record the song he was practicing 'Icecream' in Music … Continue reading Combining Garage Band & iMovie in the Music Classroom
I have found a great software package called Reflector which you can download onto your computer to allow students to mirror their iPad's onto your screen. The free trial allows you to use it for 10 minutes and the full version costs $12.99. Your computer will need to have a wifi connection. For me this … Continue reading Displaying iPads in the Classroom
have no fear... there are other ways around it! In the current school I work at I do not have an interactive whiteboard in my room. Having just invested in an iPod I came across an app called Air Display which allows you to control your computer remotely from your mobile device, trialling this by … Continue reading But I don’t have an Interactive Whiteboard!