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John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Common Mistakes Made When Starting a Classroom Blog - 4 views

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    "This afternoon Sue Waters and I revived a presentation on blogging that we gave together six years ago at ISTE (formerly NECC). One aspect of our presentation was to share some of the mistakes that we frequently see people make when starting classroom blogs. I made all of these mistakes myself when I started blogging with students nine years ago."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - A Comparison of 5 Tools for Building Classro... - 2 views

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    "Well it appears that my series of charts comparing ed tech tools is catching on because today I received my first suggestion for a chart topic. The suggestion was for a comparison of website creation tools. In the chart below I compare five popular tools for building classroom websites. You'll notice that the last column of the chart contains links to tutorials on how to use each service. You can find a Google Docs copy of the chart here or download it through the Box.com widget embedded below."
John Evans

Five Ways to Use the Camera On Your Classroom iPad - Technology In Early Childhood - 3 views

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    "So the camera on the classroom iPad is turning out to be one of the most useful features for us! It's so easy to use, and so easy to share pictures that we're turning to it more and more often. Here are five ways that we or other teachers we know have used the iPad camera in the classroom."
John Evans

Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobi... - 3 views

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    "If you are planning to incorporate iPad in your classroom teaching then you definitely need to work on some preliminary stuff before anything else. These are basically formalities and conventions students need to abide by when using iPad in class. Making students explicitly aware of their responsibilities behind using iPad in class will certainly help you tap into the full educational potential of this versatile gadget. I have gone through my archive and picked out these handy visuals for you to use with your students."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: 6 Uses for Evernote in the Classroom - 0 views

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    "Evernote is a helpful productivity tool when used effectively on iPad and can play a significant role in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Whether being used in a Math, English, Foreign Language or Art class, by combining the capacity to type, insert images, annotate, and record audio, students can integrate their iPad with Evernote in a number of unique ways. Below are six approaches to using Evernote in the classroom to improve organization, promote reflection, and help students capture their process and thinking."
John Evans

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic - 2 views

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    "No matter what subject they teach or what age group their students fall into, all teachers face the same basic challenge: They have to find a way to actively engage students in the learning process. Today's learners tend to respond best to interactive teaching methods, so many instructors have integrated technology into their lesson plans. Here are five ways to engage students in your classroom."
John Evans

A Powerful Way To Use Music (And iPads) In The Classroom - Edudemic - 1 views

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    "Store Van Music embarked on a tour of schools in the UK and help the students create outstanding music using iPads and their minds.

    Their stated goal is to put a stop to the 80% dropout rate of students in the musical arts. As you can see from their website, they're a passionate bunch with some terrific motivation.

    They've made another video recently, and within an hour and a half of the release, it reached number 1 in iTunes children's charts. As of this writing, it is the 19th most watched music video in the UK. Talk about cutting-edge, relevant music education!

    Check out the video below, and use it as a little inspiration when you're not feeling sure that technology is enhancing your classroom!"
John Evans

Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books ~ Educational Technology... - 8 views

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    "There are some useful web tools that you can use with your students to create a classroom magazine or books and the titles below are the ones I would recommend the most. The purpose behind using these tools with your students is twofold: First they provide them with a virtual space where they can create, share and document their learning and showcase their work. Second they offer them an opportunity to exercise their functional literacy and employ their digital literacy skills to make meaning using a system of multimodal signs that comprise, text, graphics, pictures, charts, and videos."
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