4 Smart Rules to Guide Administrators in Selecting iPad Apps

The 21st Century Principal

As more and more tablet and iPad devices find their way into schools, deciding on which iPad apps to invest in must done effectively. Guidelines iPad iPad apps technology leadership

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Taking Better Care of Our Devices

More Verbs

Laptops and tablets can be a terrific asset in the classroom. Protection Plan for Students (Make sure it meets MLTI guidelines). But repairs and maintenance can be expensive.

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4 Reasons why an LMS is an excellent tool for your language classes


A learning management system is usually customized to work perfectly on any computer, tablet or smartphone, so students and teachers will have a great experience using it whenever they want on the device of their choice.

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Learn How to Play a Musical Instrument on Your Smart Phone

Ask a Tech Teacher

Your smartphone or tablet is your gateway to the world of music. The app allows the use of either an electric or acoustic guitar, and it employs the tablet or phone’s microphone to hear what the student plays to assess progress.

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10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE


Follow our guidelines to make the most of your ISTE experience! Make sure you have your devices charged, whether it is your phone, tablet, laptop or all of them.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


Keep these guidelines in mind when you teach lessons that involve screen time in your classroom:[17]. A Tablet Computer for Young Children? Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time!

6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

They use these tools on their own terms and for their own reasons, many of which aren’t readily apparent to older adults who didn’t grow up with tablets and mobile phones in hand.

Parenting in the Screen Time Era


Traditionally, multiple health and child development establishments have been advising parents to avoid exposing their children to screens and media tools such as TV, video games, computer, video, smartphones and touchscreen tablets to name a few.

Giveaway: New Teacher Chat 5th Year Birthday! #ntchat

Teaching With Soul

Here is what the winner will receive: A Kindle Fire HD 6 Tablet valued at $99 and a Pre-Order copy of my new book with Corwin Press : Standing in the Gap:Empowering New Teachers Through Connected Resources. This week, New Teacher Chat celebrates a 5th Birthday!

The New Librarian: Building confidence through coding

eSchool News

When reading became more digital with the introduction of tablets and e-readers, libraries became pressured to innovate and remain relevant. The following guidelines to creating an effective workshop reflect that mission. 4 guidelines to creating an effective digital workshop.

Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

The two-hour proctored final exam (required for college credit) must be completed on a computer rather than a mobile device or tablet. These are treated exactly like any other lesson under the Teacher Edition guidelines.

Student Blogging Skills That Can Help Create Great Communicators

Gaggle Speaks

But there are still ways to help students work on their communications skills without having to force them away from their tablets or other devices. Create great communicators by exploring the world of blogging with a few parameters and guidelines for students to follow.

How Crowdfunding Is Matching Teacher Requests to District Tech Policies


Policies, technical guidelines and even legal fine print can occasionally throw monkey wrenches into school requests for resources, particularly on the technology side (imagine requesting a Windows tablet only to find the district doesn’t support that operating system). The hardest thing for us is to get the word out to CTOs, CIOs and tech directors at 15,000 school districts about inputting their technology guidelines into our system,” she says. “We

Research Reveals Factors That Help Students Achieve Learning Gains with Education Apps; Findings Outlined in New Research Brief from SmartEdTech


March 20, 2018 — Schools are spending billions of dollars on Chromebooks, tablets, and other digital devices to support the delivery of personalized learning opportunities for students based on assessment data and analytics, but are they achieving a learning return on this investment?

Bring Your Textbook to Life! 18 Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Give guidelines, rubrics, checklists, and examples on what students need to complete their task. #5 They can store these online in Dropbox, on their desktops, mobile devices, flash drives or tablets so they have the materials everywhere they go. “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ” – John Locke. Your textbook is just another tool in your teacher’s instructional kit.

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iPads in schools

Learning with 'e's

Numerous schools all over the world have already focused on the value added to lessons by tablet computers, such as Apple’s iPad. However, at the present time, there is little experience with respect to the didactically reasonable inclusion of tablets in schools.

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Desmos has created an activity builder that teachers can use to build interactive lessons that students can do on their own tablet or Chromebook devices while the teacher monitors student work in real time. Math teachers: This is for you.

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8 ways to improve your school or district website

eSchool News

Making your website mobile-responsive means your site is easy to navigate, your content is easy to read, and your web pages load quickly on devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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9 App Features That Developers Should Consider When Creating EdTech Apps By @SamPatue


when you see my list of must haves you will see I am looking for ways to build more play int learning and make the time with tablets more seamlessly social. Guidelines for meaningful learning both at home and in a classroom, what can parents and teachers do to support learning and reflection.

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Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education


Teachers started to have their own classroom personal computers, which was followed by even more advanced laptops and tablets. Quick Take: A waning of an era. Adobe Flash end of life in 2020 is soon arriving. Learn how it happened and how it will affect educators. History of Flash.

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Helpful Tips for Principals


Creating some guidelines for this time can prevent discussion from becoming complaint-focused, and encouraging idea generation and solutions will help to keep everyone productive, which can foster a general feeling of time well spent. Responsive design optimized for smartphones and tablets.

Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace


Diana noted that it is helpful for the students to start with a design prompt to define clear guidelines and the purpose of the challenge. Also, while some guidelines for design challenges are helpful, less instruction is still more.

5 tips for better makerspaces

eSchool News

Rendina noted that it is helpful for the students to start with a design prompt to define clear guidelines and the purpose of the challenge. Challenge-based learning projects in the makerspace have many benefits for students, and can engage and get them excited about new projects.

How Edtech Developers Design Around ‘Screen Fatigue’


When I think about education technology, images of engaged students in front of computers and tablets come to mind. Here are a few guidelines I’ve come up with. Build tech products that are hands-on and not behind screens Edtech is often immediately associated with tablets, mobile devices and computers, but that leaves many important tools out. Earlier I said that edtech brings up visions of kids seated happily in front of computers and tablets.

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Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives


On the school side, the students need to become responsible stewards of the tech as well and should be involved in setting guidelines for responsible use. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.


What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone. Download the free Messenger Kids app to your child’s Wi-Fi enabled phone or tablet.

Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

When it comes to mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, the gap has virtually vanished. The current guideline is that children ages 2 to 5 should not watch more than one hour a day, and doesn’t specify time limits for children six and older.

PBS innovation program is looking for the best digital educators

eSchool News

All Lead Innovators will receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet. Search for top K-12 educators using digital technology and tools in the classroom open to educators across the U.S.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All


While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Step 2: Develop and communicate a district-wide policy for accessibility including guidelines for accessible purchasing.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs.

Why losing control of your classroom is a good thing

eSchool News

General guidelines and rubrics are given, but students tailor their learning to their interests and skills to create a final product,” explains Victoria Lewis, the school’s technology integration specialist.

3 Ways To Combat Recipe Learning

The Web20Classroom

They want to have the guidelines. There are all sorts of ways from students using tablets to create videos and audio podcasts, to building or replicating historical events in Minecraft, to using drawing and spreadsheet tools to create infographics.

Going off road

Learning with 'e's

They are created to provide suggestions and should not be treated like stone tablets. They should be used to interpret content and activities, and as a guidelines rather than as rules to follow regardless of whatever is happening. Veering off the beaten track is something I often do.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

Most educators agree the Common Core standards are rigorous enough that students who meet these guidelines will be adequately prepared to pursue a career or a college degree after they graduate from the public school system.

High expectations lead to impressive results – Toshiko Igarashi, Japan

Daily Edventures

Our students must learn with their own tablet PCs, save their learning activities, review their progress and have discussions with classmates via our network. “By having higher expectations and taking action in a team with a positive attitude, we can make a difference.”