I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions or strategies when it comes to using ipads in the classroom. I have 8 students and 3 ipads and currently just use them as time fillers. What are some great educational uses for them if you aren't able to have them 1:1 with students? Thanks!
I have been going home exhausted. Yes, I'm getting used to early mornings. But I think the most draining aspect of a new school year is fielding the hundreds of questions fired at me. I'm sure you've heard them:
"Can I call home/go to the restroom/return my book/fill my water bottle...?"
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Today, computers and other forms of technology are introduced at a very young age. There are many toddlers that seem to know how to work a cell phone or computer. Is introducing this technology so soon in children's lives harming their writing skills? Will using keyboards to type out information make it difficult for students to learn necessary writing skills for their future?
After studying Assessment FOR Learning pretty intensely for the past few school years, I am now beginning to think that we might do ourselves a favor if we would change some of our terminology. Specifically, I think it's time to stop using the words "grading" or "grade" as often as we do and replace them - at times - with "scoring" or "score".
How can you effectively use technology to teach English to foreign speakers in low economic societies? That is, how is technology useful when teaching English in a society that does not use technology like we do here in the U.S.?
My students received their netbooks on Friday, so this week begins a new adventure in learning for us! The kids will be adjusting to a different style of instruction as most everything I do in the classroom is supported by technology through my wikispace. In a blog last year I wrote about the purpose my wikispace would serve.
I consciously overplan the first few days. The worst possible first-day scenario is to arrive unprepared. Over the years, I've collected a number of first-day activity ideas - far too many to use.
I've pared down the activities based on the following considerations:
My first goal is to build classroom community, making all students feel comfortable and successful.