Going for an iPad 1:1 model? – Mat Pullen’s teaching and learning …

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Over the last year I have been looking in to the benefits of deploying iPads to students at school, as a user myself I have seen massive changes in how I approach my work and the quality of what I can produce, how organised …

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Edmodo is THE iPad Workflow Solution

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The world of iPad workflow just got a whole lot easier. After months of ‘work arounds’ involving screenshots, Dropbox and pre-tablet technology, the latest Edmodo update has changed the…

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Dropbox Revamps iOS iPad App – Gives it a ‘Shiny New Design’ | PadGadget

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“Dropbox is really going in for the whole social photo phenomenon right now. First, they were making it easy for your to save your photos in their cloud storage by letting you automatically sync them to Dropbox when ever you connected your device to your computer. Now, they’ve totally redesigned their iOS app to be more photo-friendly.”

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25 Ways To Use Tablets In The Classroom – Edudemic

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iPads and Android tablets are becoming a bigger and bigger presence in schools. Curious how it works? Get some tips on deploying tablets in the classroom.

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The iPads go on a Field Trip | The Middle Pages

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“Last month our middle school tech class went to Lansing to attend the MACUL ATT Student Showcase. While there, I asked the students to use an iPad to somehow create a project to document what happened on the trip. I gave them a list of suggested apps, but left it open for students to make their own creative choices about the project.

Several students used the wonderful Book Creator app to create epub books about the trip. Here are links to two of the books that can be directly downloaded into iBooks on your iPad, iPod, or iPhone. (Note, it will take several minutes for the books to download, then select to open in iBooks.)”
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St John’s iTeachmeet

Monday 12th November saw a great turn out of staff for the first ever iTeachmeet. This was the fourth in the series of internal Teachmeets that have been hosted in the last 12 months. This particular event had a focus on the use if technology and applications in the classroom. Below is a summary of the nano presentations and some links to resources.

Kathryn Palmer- Kindles– a brief overview of the new Kindles in school and how they have been supporting young readers, especially boys. Currently, the Kindles have been used at KS3 and students have been reading and listening to “Ratburger”. Students have been very engaged in the initial stages of this project and it will grow into Key Stage 4 in the forthcoming weeks.

Jo Somers- Linoit– a presentation focused on how Linoit has been used in the PE classroom as a tool to engage learners in starter activities, sharing notes, making links or embedding video. Linoit has proved to be a very flexible tool and with it’s ease of use and access from any device it is popular amongst staff and students.

Sarah MacDermott- Fakebook– presentation and demonstration on the “Fakebook” tool from Classtools.net with suggestions as to how it can be used across various subject areas.

Graham Rose- Evernote– shared ideas on how Evernote has been used to manage and organise lots of everyday activities for shopping lists, web highlights, to do lists, thoughts/ideas, and recording evidence for students. Another flexible tool that is accessible from multiple devices and with the integration of Trunk tools such as Skitch the possibilities are endless.

Using Evernote- Graham Rose St John’s iTeachmeet from St John's School & Sixth Form Co on Vimeo.

Eleanor Moran- Edmodo– presentation and demonstration on the features of Edmodo and the ability to engage students in shared discussion of their work. Edmodo provides a forum for students to comment on ideas and work in a style similar to Facebook. Additional features include polls, badges, and calendar. Easy to set up and provide safe access.

Gavin McIntyre- Videoscribe– presentation and demonstration on an iPad app that creates animated video in the style of an artist hand drawing each element and text. This app comes with a large selection of clip art, sound and you can import your own photos too. Easy to use and can be used in an endless list of activities but has been used as staters/bell work to engage and to provide a video of processes.

iTeachmeet from St John's School & Sixth Form Co on Vimeo.

Sarah MacDermott- QR Codes– presentation on how QR codes can be used as classroom displays, to direct students to online resources, as homework notes or as a “treasure hunt”. QR codes can be easily generated and are flexible to add URLs or text.

Gavin McIntyre- Glogster– presentation of the uses of Glogster as an alternative to presenting work as a PowerPoint or Word Document. Easy to use and engaging format that can embed YouTube videos and has option to search for images using Google. Posters are easy to share and can be added to VLE, blog or Google Doc so that students and teachers can share the work. Glogster also has the ability to print and comes with a QR code that can be scanned to see the “live” poster. Examples: Hollie’s Poster Leah’s Poster

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10 talks about the beauty — and difficulty — of being creative

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Radio host Julie Burstein has found the perfect analogy for creativity—raku pottery. A Japanese art form in which molded clay is heated for 15 minutes and then dropped in sawdust which bursts into flames, what makes this pottery so beautiful is its imperfections and cracks.

Burstein interviewed hundred of artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers for her book, Spark: How Creativity Works, and heard many of them describe their process in similar terms — that the best parts of their work came from embracing challenges, misfortunes and the things they simply couldn’t control. As Burstein explains in this talk given at TED2012, “I realized that creativity grows out of everyday experiences more often than you would think.”

In this talk, Burstein identifies four lessons that creative people should embrace:

  1. Pay attention to the world around you, and be open to experiences that might change you.
  2. Realize that the…

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