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13 Feb 2015
Part 1: A Shift in Perspective         Part 2:  Before Going 1:1      Part 3: Learning Environment Part 4: Classroom Management Part 5: Starting Simple Part 6: Plan Your Workflow   Creation Over Consumption   When teachers look at the iPad, I have found that many think of it as a toy. It is a device that has many games, some of which are fun and many are educational. But apps don’t teach students. Teachers teach students. The Shakopee Digital Learning Coach team put together the 6th grade base image of apps that put creation at the forefront. Instead…
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04 Feb 2015
Part 1: A Shift in Perspective         Part 2:  Before Going 1:1      Part 3: Learning Environment Part 4: Classroom Management Part 5: Starting Simple Part 6: Planning Your Workflow   Getting work to and from students is something we rarely have to think about. You hand assignments to students. They hand them back. You grade them and return them. (They put them in the recycling bin.) But staying organized with digital work can become a nightmare. Creating a digital workflow is often overlooked until after we have already created an assignment and don't discover the problems until it…
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30 Jan 2015
Part 1: A Shift in Perspective Part 2:  Before Going 1:1 Part 3: Learning Environment Part 4: Classroom Management   Part 5: Start Simple Teachers often share their apprehension about using iPads instructionally. The App Store is a daunting collection of content apps, utilities, and games. But instead of starting your search in the App Store, consider the things you do each day in class. My biggest recommendation to any teacher is to start the school year and use iPads as a tool in your normal routines. For instance, in my classroom we do a bell ringer activity daily. Instead…
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22 Jan 2015
Part 1: A Shift in Perspective Part 2:  Before Going 1:1 Part 3: Learning Environment   Part 4: Classroom Management Initially, iPads can be incredibly distracting to students. They have a hard time understanding how the iPad can be used for educational purposes but have no problem messaging their friends, downloading games, or changing their wallpaper to a ridiculous selfie or cat picture. That novelty will wear off. But for the first week or two of class, it was tough to even get their iPad out of their hands.   Students want their device and value it highly. It is…
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