- Tech Thursday in ES133 starting at 3:45
- Students in the learning center are using math apps on the iPad to improve their skills.
- Some ESL students are using grammar apps on the iPads.
- Doug’s music students will be using the iPads as personal interactive whiteboards to begin learning how to write music.
Speed Dating With the iPad:
This week’s Tech Thursday starting at 3:45PM in ES 133, puts the spotlight on the iPad. To start there will be a short demo of how to use the iPads as a personal response (clicker) system in your classroom. Then the fun really begins! Spend the next 30 minutes getting exposed to whirlwind of apps and tricks from your AES colleagues in a fast paced speed dating like format. As always 1-1 tech support is available at this time also.
Student Book Reviewers on ES Library Blog
When you get a chance please check out the student book reviewers on the ES Library blog for a terrific example of how blogs can provide an authentic audience for your student’s writing.
Google Apps for Ed Reminder
AES has a full suite of Google Apps for Ed including Google Docs up and running right now. You can log into Google Apps for Ed using your First Class user name and password. Note: for your user name be sure to add @aes.ac.in for example my username is email@example.com
Website of the Week:
IEAR or the I Educational Apps Review is a site by educators for educators that attempts to evaulate the usefulness of iPad and iPod touch apps in the classroom. These unbiased reviews come from teachers who have actually used these apps in a classroom setting.
App of the Week:
Puppet Pals is a super fun way for kids to create short puppet shows on the iPad that they can share. One of the features kids like most is being able to take photos of themselves or their friends and then use those photos as the basis for the puppets. Seems like a good match for a reading or language arts class at almost any grade level. Basic app is free with several in app upgrades that cost a little bit of money.