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Adding Apps Using Apple Configurator
Leland iPad Teachers: here's an Educreations video showing you how to add apps to your iPads using Apple Configurator. Educreations is already loaded on your iPads if you'd like to use it with students!
I recently got a cactus. As I sat here looking at it I thought to myself "how am I going to remember to water this thing?" Luckily it doesn't need water often in the fall/winter months...
I decided that I will water it the first new day of each month- making it easy to remember that I had something to do after I flipped the calendar. That got me thinking- what else should I be doing monthly? I'm good about backing up my MacBook to an external hard drive since I get lovely little reminders (thank you, MacBook). Other tasks I get to when I think about it. This cactus watering dilemma caused me to put together a schedule of all the things I "get around to" but should do more consistently. Below is my calendar. Underneath is a bit of an explanation for each activity.
What else am I missing?
Here's a link to a Google Doc with the content below: https://g…
I love my PLN. As an instructional technology coach and an adjunct professor I am continuously on the hunt for new ideas and ways to reach more students and teachers. Recently I participated in an #ISTETEN Twitter chat on Student Voices and Future Visions which included everyone from professors, coaches, teachers and pre-service teachers. During the chat a question was presented about student voice and what we learn when we listen to students. This led to the idea of students mapping their use of the Internet. Some professors have students map their professional learning networks, others ask students to map digital spaces that they frequent. This idea was fascinating to me.
In 2001 Marc Prensky coined the phrases "Digital Natives" and "Digital Immigrants" essentially stating that your age determined how comfortable you were with using the Internet. He explained that students born after a certain time frame were more comfortable with digital tools and that those …