Augmented reality is a bit of a "buzz" word right now in education. It's actually all over, but not always identified as AR. However, this is a technology that has the potential to alter how students learn and teachers teach. Before going any further, lets make sure that we all know what AR is. According to Google's … Continue reading 4 Apps to Introduce Augmented Reality
Adobe Spark is a fantastic tool that I use on a regular basis both personally and professionally. This quick list is going to focus just on reasons for using Adobe Spark Post, but in the future I will expand on the other Adobe Spark tools. 1-The design is already done. And the designs are fantastic! … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Adobe Spark Post
If you haven't heard about the new MASSIVE app hit from Niantic you may be living under a rock. Pokémon GO has been downloaded an estimated 5 gazillion times since launching on the iOS and Android app stores just earlier this month. It is on track to quickly outnumber Twitter in terms of daily users … Continue reading Leveraging Pokémon GO for Schools.
PhotoCard is a simple iOS app. You can use it to make postcards and then send to your friends and family. Useful enough right? It seems like an everyday app, and it is.. but how can you get more out of it and use it with your students in the classroom? Use postcards to explore … Continue reading Postmarked with History
I'm a big fan of giving students choice and options whenever they are doing anything. It's all about personalizing the learning experience for each student. However, there are still some instances where it may be important to restrict the choice. This is a question that I get a few times each year. Usually during mandated … Continue reading How to lock students into one app on iPad
Have you ever been sharing/presenting/teaching from your MacBook to a large screen, and a notification comes up due to a message, email, or twitter retweet? It doesn't look professional. It can sometimes be of a personal nature. But most importantly, it will distract from your intended message. We all know how quickly we can lose … Continue reading How to Mute Mac Notifications While Teaching
This will be a brief post. I tried something new today. I spoke with a teacher who was looking collect data from her students to quickly assess their level of understanding during the middle or at the conclusion of a lesson. Now, I don't know about you, but DDI is all the rage in my … Continue reading A great iOS app for Data-Driven-Instruction and more!
I was asked to put together a brief set of tips for 4th grade students who are embarking on a field trip. I wanted to keep them simple and basic, but also a serious tip for making better images. So I put these on 5x7 cards for the students also. You can download the card … Continue reading iPad Videography and Photography Tips
As a photography instructor, I often get the comment "Well of course you make nice images, you have a great camera!" This comment really burns my brisket! As an instructor, I try to emphasize to my students that the most important thing that you can do to make better images is to develop your eye … Continue reading iOS Photography: Apps and More for Great Images
iPad Set up Process I recently set up 85 iPads at my school where I am the Technology Coordinator. We are utilizing iPads in the primary grades, with students from grade 4-12 creating on Chromebooks (more on that in another post). But this being my first time setting up a large number of iPads, I … Continue reading How I set up iPads at my school