This is one of my favourite apps and is a gem to use in the classroom. This allows your class to fly directly to the places they are learning about - the forests in Amazonia .. and the destruction of deforestation. The scenes of favourite books. The castles and battlefields of history. The sites of famous paintings. This little video shows how to use this to enhance lessons.
As you can see this is fabulous when combined with other apps like Comic Life.
There is a free version to this app and a PRO version. I did go on to buy the Pro version and I have used it regularly ever since.
Derek Mooney and his team of Showbie aces have clearly demonstrated how to use Showbie well with the pupils. They have provided a range of great tips here but have also provided some brilliant examples :-)
One really good way to place an announcement for staff; form classes ; Year groups or the whole school is through the MySpace website which should be your opening web browser.
This is very easy to do and can get across to your audience key information in a quick bulletin entry. Follow the easy steps below:
It is getting to that time of year again when you are putting your pupils through their paces with exam timing a key priority. This great little selection of PowerPoint timers from www.a6training.co.uk are fab. You can choose the time you want and cut and paste them into your Presentation! CLICK ONE OF THE PICTURES BELOW TO DOWNLOAD
Thanks to Ian McCaugherty and Dave Ewart for sharing
This is a brilliant website called edtechteacher.org. It was found by Jayne Atkinson. It is designed specifically around using iPads in schools and has lots of app recommendations for a huge variety of tasks as well as recommending lesson ideas - Full of inspiration!! Check it out by clicking on the picture or following this link: http://edtechteacher.org/apps#Begin
Office 365 is the range of high quality Microsoft apps that we are all used too... and others in the family which you may not have heard of! This handy online training course allows you to teach yourself the basics of a wide range of these apps allowing you to get a handle on things in your own time and at your own pace.
Have you ever thought about the impact of TEXT on Learning and Life? Probably not but if you look at these examples below, it would probably take milliseconds for you to attribute the style of text to the appropriate show.
We can use TEXT very easily in our teaching. We can use it to brighten up and enhance lessons ; help make connections and to help the students learn by being creative and interacting with the text.
One amazing and FREE resource is www.cooltext.com This is an amazing collection of hundreds of different forms of text which teachers can easily manipulate.
See the examples below:
If you want to know more about using Cool text READ MORE below for step by step instructions:
Sometimes it can be really handy to take a photo of whatever is on your iPad's screen, also known as a screenshot. Maybe you want to demonstrate something to someone in an email, or remember something that's popped up on your screen!
Here at TeacherTec we love to share experiences from staff who are using Technology in their classrooms. This week we caught up with Maria McConville to see how she has been using Google Classroom in her teaching, what issues she's encountered so far and what advice she would give to someone starting for the first time!
Many thanks to Maria for catching up with us this week!
Slide Over lets you quickly access an app whilst you already have one open. You could quickly check your calendar while typing an email, add to your notes while browsing the web, or do some other brief task while staying in the app you're in.
Some students can use this to be sneaky in class, to quickly open a game or their Instagram while a teacher isn't looking, then open them back when the coast is clear!
Take a second to think about how many pages you print or photocopy in just one week for your classes. Then think about how many pages of homework you collect in from your students each week. Multiply that by 39 weeks - that's a lot of paper!
Lately, a new crop of apps have emerged such as Showbie and Google Classroom that boast a number of benefits to embracing a 'Paperless Classroom'. Here are our Top 3 advantages to joining the revolution!
Sometimes you need to search for a specific student in SIMS, to look up their timetable and find where they are in the school, or maybe to get their parent's contact details to call home. Either way, SIMS on iPad makes searching for a specific student a breeze!
Everyone has some kind of party trick. One person might be able to 'guess' the number that you're thinking of, another might try to impress the crowd with their unique rendition of Wonderwall (don't do that). At your next party, you can be the coolest kid on the block when you whip out your iPad and navigate it like magic with these 3 Multi-tasking Gestures!
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