Not only does project based learning motivate students because it is an authentic use of technology, it facilitates active learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Projects begin with a driving question–an open-ended question that sets the stage for the project by creating interest and curiosity.Read More
Learning in Hand Show #29 tells you about three websites that are great for finding clipart, photos, symbols, and icons. These sites feature images that you already have permission to use on your website, blog, poster, slideshow, video, animation, etc., etc. Also, get tips on how to download these images and advice for finding images to illustrate your ideas.Read More
Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8. Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in.Read More
I thought I’d share my top paid app picks for students' iPads. These apps are all open-ended and empower students to create something with their learning. I've included tips and examples for each app.Read More
Learning in Hand #27 is all about the Stick Around app for iPad. The idea behind Stick Around is simple: players move stickers onto the correct spots on a background. The thing is, you not only use Stick Around to play these sticker puzzles, but you use it to create them as well! Watch the 9 minute video to get a taste of what you can create with Stick Around.Read More
An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet." It’s all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It has seven sections full of suggested apps, websites, and tips.
You’ve surely seen an animated GIF. It’s an image file that contains multiple frames. They play automatically and can be viewed in any web browser. They are almost always set to continuously loop. Read about a new Mac app for creating animated GIFs from videos.Read More
Steve Bambury and Luke Rees wrote Redefining the Task: Constructive Apps for the 21st Century Classroom and Redefining the Task Again: More Constructivist Apps for the Modern Educator. They are pull of apps and ideas for teaching and learning.Read More