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Using the iPad with your students

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When it comes to using iPads with students, And then they could go ahead and solve the problem.

Using the iPad with your students

When it comes to using iPads with students, especially during class, Reflector is a great application. What Reflector allows you to do is to wirelessly mirror your iPad, iPhone, or IPod touch to any Mac or PC. So, for example, if I have my computer plugged into my projector. And I am projecting whatever's on my computer. I can then take whatever's on my iPad, send it to my computer to be projected on my board. That way if I have a great application that I'm working in, and I want to share that application with the entire class, I can choose to do so.

Reflector does cost money. It's $12.99, but that's a fairly inexpensive teacher tool that you'll probably use almost every single day in your classroom. I'm currently using Reflector for this presentation, and I'm going to show you a few other tips and tricks of how to use the iPad to engage students during lessons. Here I have a really basic slide set-up in the Explain Everything application. One thing that I like to do is to bring questions up by navigating to the next slide and then actually handing the iPad over to a student and letting the student solve it. At the same time, I'm using Reflector to project this image onto the board.

That way the entire class can watch the student work through the problem and offer suggestions and help if they need it. For example, a student might come down here and choose a nice, bright blue pen and then they would go ahead and rewrite the problem. And then they could go ahead and solve the problem. In my own classroom, to make sure students are being respectful and not interrupting one another, I use a nice try, good job system. If they're doing a good job, then my students can say good job. If at the end of the problem, they think that there is a mistake that needs to be corrected, then my students will say nice try, and I will take the iPad, walk over to the student that said nice try, hand it to them, and allow that student to go in, maybe choose a different color and make any changes that need to take place.

When I'm finished with that particular problem, I can simply hit the Next Slide arrow in the bottom left-hand corner and go on to the next problem for the next student. Another great application is Evernote's Peek. In Evernote Peek, you have the ability to create notebooks for students that they can then use to go through and check their content knowledge in a particular subject. I'm going to go ahead and click on the French Words notebook to take a look at how this works. Now, it's designed to work with a Smart Cover. And if you have Smart Covers great. Your students can simply close the cover and as they peek under the cover they can test themselves.

If you don't have Smart Covers, that's okay. The application has a built-in digital Smart Cover which you can access by clicking on the color tab in the right-hand corner and dragging it down. So here I've covered my iPad with a digital Smart Cover. At the very bottom of the iPad, I'm going to click on the Smart Cover and very slowly lift up. Here I'm going to see a clue. This particular one is, Comment vas-tu? And if I know what it is, I can simply close the cover and move onto the next one. Au revoir! If I don't know what it is however, I can also come up a little bit further and take a peek at what it is.

Oh, it's goodbye! If I did not get that correct as a student, at this point I could go ahead and mark it as an incorrect answer. You know what, I need to continue to work on that one. I'll come back to it. I can close my Smart Cover and keep going on. I'll come to the next one, and if I know this one, I'll go ahead and keep it marked correct and move on. If I don't know it, I'll mark it incorrect. And when I'm all the way done with the quiz, I'll open my Smart Cover all the way up, and I can see right away that I got one correct, and two incorrect. Students can use this application in class to quickly quiz themselves to see how much of the content they've mastered.

Now while this only tests the lower-order thinking processes, such as recall and comprehension. It's still a great way for students to interact with the technology, and to test themselves on whether or not they've mastered content. I hope you enjoy finding new applications to use as both a teacher and a student inside the classroom, and I look forward to seeing you next week with the next edition of Teacher Tips.

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  1. 2m 37s
    1. Lesson planner at learner.org
      2m 37s
  2. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Is this course right for me?
      51s
  3. 12m 43s
    1. What is the flipped classroom?
      4m 16s
    2. Building a flipped lesson plan
      4m 22s
    3. Finding resources
      4m 5s
  4. 12m 33s
    1. Using Evernote to organize your classroom
      7m 49s
    2. Using Skitch to create dynamic presentations
      4m 44s
  5. 16m 29s
    1. What is Common Core?
      4m 52s
    2. ELA/Literacy
      6m 41s
    3. Mathematics
      4m 56s
  6. 10m 2s
    1. Using the iPad as a teacher
      6m 18s
    2. Using the iPad with your students
      3m 44s
  7. 20m 47s
    1. Getting started with Edmodo
      8m 5s
    2. Managing your classes
      8m 48s
    3. Communication
      3m 54s
  8. 6m 27s
    1. Prezi: Teaching best practices
      6m 27s
  9. 12m 50s
    1. Blogging fundamentals
      12m 50s
  10. 14m 40s
    1. Getting started with Schoology
      6m 46s
    2. Integrating Google Apps
      7m 54s
  11. 11m 59s
    1. Understanding online file syncing
      7m 47s
    2. Dropdox options and workflow
      4m 12s
  12. 17m 46s
    1. Managing student behaviors with ClassDojo
      11m 44s
    2. Control classroom management with an iPad
      6m 2s
  13. 22m 21s
    1. Creating a student-friendly worksheet
      11m 0s
    2. Modifying assignments quickly
      11m 21s
  14. 8m 51s
    1. Podcasting in the classroom
      8m 51s
  15. 11m 5s
    1. Hour of Code
      2m 18s
    2. Kodu
      2m 1s
    3. Writing your first program
      6m 46s
  16. 18m 8s
    1. Create a quick class website
      8m 20s
    2. Upload assignments
      9m 48s
  17. 6m 39s
    1. Creating screen capture video
      6m 39s
  18. 10m 14s
    1. Mind mapping for students
      10m 14s
  19. 6m 35s
    1. Creating online interactive discussions
      2m 53s
    2. Exploring educational uses of todaysmeet.com
      3m 42s
  20. 4m 19s
    1. Exploring the Adobe Education Exchange
      4m 19s
  21. 10m 55s
    1. Online learning with bContext
      1m 7s
    2. Creating digital videos
      9m 48s
  22. 5m 53s
    1. Free website platforms
      2m 3s
    2. Selecting a website platform
      3m 50s
  23. 10m 52s
    1. Students on the Internet
      3m 55s
    2. Teaching proper Internet use
      6m 57s
  24. 10m 42s
    1. Learning through interactions
      4m 6s
    2. Creating social learning experiences
      6m 36s
  25. 15m 7s
    1. Exploring social bookmarking with Diigo
      7m 7s
    2. Sharing a list of websites
      3m 57s
    3. Creating a resource collection for students
      4m 3s
  26. 10m 57s
    1. Lesson planning with Common Curriculum
      4m 47s
    2. Managing your instructional schedule
      6m 10s
  27. 10m 11s
    1. Piktochart in education
      3m 20s
    2. Creating infographics
      6m 51s
  28. 9m 24s
    1. Exploring the role of a learning management system
      3m 56s
    2. Three free learning management systems
      5m 28s
  29. 8m 57s
    1. Understanding crowdfunding
      3m 27s
    2. Explore education crowdfunding tools
      5m 30s
  30. 6m 48s
    1. Creating drag-and-drop lessons
      4m 50s
    2. Using pre-created resources
      1m 58s
  31. 7m 22s
    1. Exploring VoiceThread
      3m 46s
    2. Creating and sharing a VoiceThread
      3m 36s
  32. 6m 44s
    1. Lesson planning with BetterLesson.com
      4m 1s
    2. Accessing common core lesson plans
      2m 43s
  33. 6m 45s
    1. Exploring the free resources
      2m 59s
    2. Exploring the teacher portal
      3m 46s
  34. 7m 1s
    1. How does donorschoose.org work?
      2m 42s
    2. Creating compelling projects
      4m 19s
  35. 8m 31s
    1. Adding your classroom as a project
      3m 0s
    2. Building awareness through social media
      5m 31s
  36. 7m 41s
    1. Find high quality lessons for your classroom
      5m 27s
    2. Assess the quality of lesson materials
      2m 14s
  37. 11m 58s
    1. Selling lessons plans on TeachersPayTeachers.com
      1m 39s
    2. Uploading lesson plans for sale
      10m 19s
  38. 6m 40s
    1. Lesson planning on an iPad
      3m 53s
    2. Creating recorded lessons on an iPad
      2m 47s
  39. 4m 41s
    1. Maximizing class downtime with DuoLingo
      3m 13s
    2. Creating self-motivated learners using DuoLingo
      1m 28s
  40. 6m 13s
    1. Adding the Office Mix PowerPoint plugin
      2m 58s
    2. Creating videos from PowerPoint presentations
      3m 15s
  41. 7m 39s
    1. Creating stories with Adobe Voice
      7m 39s

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