Category Archives: Technology
Aurasma is an augmented reality application that allows you to overlay any video or image on top of anything that your tablet, cell phone, or any other mobile device can scan with its camera. Using Aurasma is very much like using a QR code reader. In order to activate the overlayed image or video, the … Read more
Sharing is a vital part of learning and collaboration. It’s something that was built in to iOS 7 via AirDrop. But, the use of AirDrop is limited to iPhone 5 or later, the 4th generation iPad, iPad mini, and 5th generation iPod Touch. What can we use for quick sharing if we have other iOS … Read more
QR codes are going to be integrated in many events that are being planned for Digital Learning Day. Many teachers are using these two-dimensional codes as a learning tool in the classroom. To use QR Codes, you need to have a tool to create them and a tool to read them using a mobile device.… Read more
Digital Learning Day, coming up on February 5, 2014, is “about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career.” The Digital Learning Day website is a great place to start where you’ll find exemplary models, toolkits, lessons, and many more … Read more
More and more Jewish educators are working with iPads to better engage their students. Here is a sampling of apps that have Hebrew content or can be applied well in Hebrew studies.
Hebrew Lesson, by Vannala Mobile Apps, LLC, helps new language learners (kids to adult) to learn Hebrew words easily. Builds … Read more
Finding informational text for the many and varied levels of student reading abilities in any classroom can be a challenge. Having a source that allows teachers to track student progress by Common Core Standards is even more difficult to find. That’s where Newsela comes in. Newsela is a website that offers students in grades … Read more
This lesson was created by Anna Higgins an Elementary Teacher at Collicot Elementary School in Milton, Massachusetts introducing her students to basic coding. The lesson begins with a … Read more
No matter what subject you teach, you can get your students interested in coding, or give them a little exposure to what it means to think like a computer scientist. Here are some resources to get you started.
Do a computer science lesson in your classroom this week.
In first grade I learned to “program” using the logo software. That was my last encounter with coding until 2002. I had no idea what Computer Science was when I got to college. I thought it meant that I got to fix and build computers but it doesn’t, those are actually two other … Read more
Teachers with access to iPads have come to love Nearpod, a classroom resource that engages students, seamlessly incorporates interactivity , and provides data for easy monitoring of students progress. What’s not to love? Until recently, this gem was only available as an iPad app. Now it is accessible from any device! BYOD initiatives across the country … Read more