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K-5 Art Teacher

Apps in the art room

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My school has a grade level set of iPads that rotate through each grade one month at a time. This meant that students could do an extended art project on their iPads during their month. This was new territory for me and a lot of learning on the fly to discover what both my students and the iPads were capable of creating. We were blown away by our results! I wrote a summary post of my favorite lessons here:
http://drydenart.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/6-must-have-apps-for-art.html

Fourth-Fifth grade math teacher from Ohio

Technology in the classroom

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Our school has been researching the possibility of getting ipads for each student or some kind of portable device. Some of the biggest concerns are: cost, maintenance and effective use by the teachers. There has been a small group of us that were able to "experiment" with either an ipad or xoom for a couple of weeks and explore the app stores. This was a new world for me to enter and I was a little overwhelmed.
Where do you start to implement such a program into your lesson plans? If you only have a few devices, how do you allocate the times between students?
I will be teaching fourth and fifth grade math for the first time next year after having been in first and second the previous years.
I am very excited about teaching math, and technology is another passion of mine that I feel is a must for education.
I am new to blogs as well, but feel that this could be another great resource of information. Thank you ahead of time for any comments and suggestions.

4th grade teacher from St.Petersburg, Flordia

ipad apps

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I enjoyed this post. My principal is providing ipads for teachers to use in the classroom. I just received one last week, and it can be a little overwhelming. I think it is important to understand why we are using apps or any other technology in the classroom. There must be a learning purpose behind what we use in the classroom. I really appreciate your resources for apps as a place to begin looking. My favorite app so far is socrative. I have lots to learn and explore, and this has given me a starting point.

any one familiar with the

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any one familiar with the "DOJO" site to use for classroom management? I can't seem to find it...

"discovered his "Hero's

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"discovered his "Hero's Journey" to be spiritual and magical, after Jim Pasternak from LA Film School shared the eternal gift of Joseph Campbell's "Hero with a Thousand Faces." See the great hero's journey analysis at http://www.clickok.co.uk/index4.html

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Thanks for sharing the

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Thanks for sharing the additional resources!

Communications & Instruction at EdTechTeacher

Apps Organized by Learning Goal

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This is a great post. Here are two other resources that my EdTechTeacher colleague, Greg Kulowiec, and I have developed.

  1. The iPad As... - This new section of our website organizes apps around 15 specific learning goals. While the section is currently specific to the iPad, some apps are also available on Android devices.
  2. Weekly iPad Resources - Each Friday, we post an annotated list of iPad apps, web resources, and articles to EdTechTeacher blog.

Collaborative apps

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Collaborative learning apps aren't really in demand yet as everyone is focused on apps for core subjects but I think it is important that these devices don't become tools that isolate children from learning together. Check out www.interface3.com.

K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

Great! Thanks so much!

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Great! Thanks so much!

Here's another you might add

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Here's another you might add to your resources- www.protopage.com/etechohiomkmb. This is a site that Melanie Broxterman and I made for the eTech Ohio Conference this year. :)

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