The weather sucks and March Break is a distant memory. The time worm hole that is the last three months of school has begun in earnest and all the activities are converging like piranhas on an unsuspecting swimmer. So you can be forgiven for not having time to think up ideas of how you can use the iPad effectively in your classroom.
But never fear, oh tired and overworked teachers! I have gathered on this here blog a webliography of blogs, scoop.it!s, websites, podcasts, interests and all other weird and wonderful social media with tons of ideas for you.
Holy moly. Ms. Schrock has a comprehensive (or as comprehensive as you can get in this weird and wonderful web world)
on everything iPads in the Classroom. From lesson plans, to Bloom’s taxonomy, from iPad tips and tricks to how to evaluate an app, this site has many, many useful links. Have a look.
Sidenote: Bloom. Now, not being a teacher, I have never heard of this until I started researching iPads in Education. But in terms of guidelines for planning an iPad lesson, this seems very useful: Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating, Creating. RUAAEC. Hmmm. We might have to work on the acronym…
Now, I have reposted many of Lisa Johnson’s ideas on this blog before. The nice thing about her pinterest, or pinterest in general, is that you can browse the images of the lesson plans, and the brief text. If you want to know more, you can click on the link below the image.
3. iPad lesson ideas: Scoop.it! Curated by Lisa Nash
Scoop.it!s are a great idea. I might even one day make one, if ever I can get my act together… but then again, why re-invent the wheel when people like Ms. Nash are doing such a great job! Here you will find a gallery of ideas taken from different blogs and websites, all describing different iPad lesson plans!
Of special interest is a collection of links on iPad lesson templates:
One of the more useful links, if you want a more simple template is on John Larkin’s blog in the Resources section. However it is a PDF so you have no choice but to print it out to use it. Here is how it looks like:
Here is a very basic google.sites page to compliment a series of workshops on the iPad in education. This is how the sample lessons look like:
I like these because the ideas are simple and easy to implement. This one especially would work very well for the French project about famous people.
Hope this gets the brain juices stirring! And as always, if you have any questions, concerns, threat of mental breakdowns due to technical problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me!