Check out the following Pinterest board from Apple’s App Store that is loaded with lesson ideas for using iOS apps in the classroom.
Here are links for my EdCamp and MACUL MacGyver video making sessions
Only you can prevent Vertical Video Syndrome
The Apple World Wide Developer Conference keynote is classic Apple showmanship with the promise of many new features coming to OSX Yosemite and iOS 8.
There are some mind blowing features coming to the Mac that may be very helpful in the classroom like the annotation of photos without using Preview, easier search in Safari, and more ways to move content from iOS devices to Macs.
The feature most intriguing to me though is what Apple calls “Family Sharing” on iOS devices. Up to six family members whose Apple IDs use the same credit card can now have shared access to each other’s calendars, reminder lists, media like music and movies, as well as the “find my device” apps.
As families become increasingly more mobile and each member spends more time on his or her own device, the sharing of this information can help everyone know where the other one is, what is on the family agenda, and who needs to get what stuff at the store. I know it will help mine.
Don’t leave your learners sitting like the mailbox by the side of the road. Find ways to record teaching and learning so you and your students can pause, rewind, fast-forward, and share content.
When I was a kid if I wasn’t in front of the TV at 8:00 PM on Friday Night, I missed “Dukes of Hazard”. Today’s kids have no concept of “It’s not on.” They have Tivo, Netflix, or an app for almost any network where they can access their favorite shows on demand.
Here is some insight on ways to record your teaching, check for understanding, and let them teach.
My presentation from the Zeeland Educational Technology Academy on August 13, 2013.