Basics Brush Up: A Collection of How To Articles for the iPad Neophyte

I have gathered all my HOW TO articles in one place. In the exploratory spirit of this blog, I have tried a new tool called mentormob:

Check it out!

Mentormob is a good way of making a playlist of your students creations, or asking them to collect a playlist of articles, videos etc. for research purposes. I also recall an English lesson plan for Catcher in the Rye where the students were asked to make a playlist for Holden. They had to choose a song and then say why they chose that song. Mentormob allows you to write a description for each post as well as upload documents.

And it works great on the iPad!

Note: it is not an app though- you must access it through Safari.

20 Fun Free Apps that Promote Student Centered Learning & Literacy

Welcome back!

Although we have been back for a couple of weeks now, I have been busy managing textbooks and thus have not had much time to do anything else. If ever there was a reason to go digital, believe me managing dusty, gross old textbooks would be it. I hereby make a direct plea to the publishing companies to figure out an affordable education model for digital textbooks now. Please.

In the meantime, I thought I would share this awesome post from a blog aptly named Teacher Reboot Camp.

20 Fun Free Apps that Promote Student Centered Learning & Literacy.

Lots of lesson plans and tools to discover, notably Mentormob, a tool that allows you to organize videos, websites or yes, even old school articles into a playlist, as well as woices, an app that allows your students to create location-based audio guides. This is a very intriguing idea for any language class, or perhaps even history class? 125th anniversary activity for Traf anyone?

Check it out!