The apps available for use on the iPad are absolutely amazing! Even if you're like me and only have one iPad in your classroom, your students can benefit enormously from using the incredible iPad apps! There are so many fabulous apps available for use in education, and there is NO WAY I could possibly list or discuss even a majority of them. Listed below are a few of MY favorite apps to use in ... Read More about Essential iPad Apps!
Why Chromebooks?Chromebooks have become extremely popular in the world of education because of their ease of access and affordability. "Google" schools that utilize Chromebooks provide students with a gmail account (which also comes with Google Drive!) and a chromebook. There are MANY Chromebook models from which to choose, ranging from about $279 through $429. At first, the cost of providing ... Read More about Chromebooks in the Classroom
In my classroom, I am fortunate enough to have an iPad (purchased for me by my school!) that I can use for instruction. Some will ask why I use my iPad. Why don't I just lecture from a power point and write on my chalkboard? My answer is....using my iPad as an instructional tool increases student engagement, allows me to be extremely mobile in my classroom, AND the content apps and access to the ... Read More about How to Use 1 iPad in the Classroom
Learning Management Systems...why should we use them? In my undergraduate and graduate degree programs, I was able to complete many courses in an online environment. These courses were great for me, because I was able to manage my time well, and complete assignments and activities virtually at my own pace. Like many others, I juggled a full time teaching career and family with my graduate ... Read More about EDMODO!
How will technology change the way we teach?In my high school classes, I sat in an uncomfortable desk surrounded by approximately 24 students and one teacher for about 90 minutes (block scheduling school). In some instances, my teacher addressed the class for the 90 minute period while the students frantically copied down notes from the board, overhead projector, or simply from the teacher's ... Read More about Flipping the Classroom