All You Need to Know About iPads in the Classroom

2398830_origThe next session I am attaching is Kathy Schrock’sAll You Need to Know About iPads in the Classroom.” I’ve been following Kathy for a while so I’m excited to hear what she has been thinking and developing. Kathy begins her discussion by talking about Bloom’s Taxonomy and its modern revision. I especially liked that she connected it back to the SAMR model.

Looking at apps in the Taxonomy of Bloom’s, it’s important to ask pertinent questions about an apps meaning and value. She highlights one of my favorite 1453851_origtools, Evernote as well as apps like Pocket that are great for remembering. Other tools, like Pearltrees, incorporate a social component. Mapping tools like Inspiration and Idea Sketch allow students to map out ideas. Labeling diagrams can be done with tools like Skitch, Notability, or iAnnotate. A great descriptive tool that students can use is ShowMe. For Classifying activities tools like Educreations allows you to create and revise your explanatory tools. In order to Summarize, tools like ScratchWork allows student to graph and explain side by side. For application, students can use tools to execute or implement their learning. They can demonstrate methods, carry out procedures, etc. At the applying level, you can share using tools like Audioboo or ScreenChomp students can demonstrate mastery in various media. You can see many examples of applications that align well with Bloom’s and can be used meaningfully in the classroom on Kathy’s website here. Creativity and thoughtfulness are key to incorporating apps in the classroom. You cannot just add technology and stir…

There are thousands of applications that you can use. Kathy has developed two evaluation forms for selecting apps that you can find on her website.


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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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4 Responses to All You Need to Know About iPads in the Classroom

  1. missaflores says:

    Great information! Thank you for sharing. It’s always nice to pair a tech tool with the framework to help understand how it applies to the classroom.

  2. missaflores says:

    Reblogged this on EdTECHify: and commented:
    Great information! It’s always nice to pair a tech tool with the learning framework to help understand how it can apply to the classroom.

  3. Pingback: Kathy Schrock, All You Need to Know About iPads in the Classroom – From Jen Carey | Leading Change in Changing Times

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