Drawing on an iPad,
ART HD; MOMA; NCMA RODIN – Free Apps
PAPERPORT NOTES, PENULTIMATE; MINDNODE; DROPBOX – FREE!!!
IANNOTATE; EVERNOTE; NOTES.
PRACTICAL APPLICATION: TABLET ADOPTION PROGRAM
FUJITSU 580 TABLES (LIFEBOOK), WINDOWS 7
DECIDED TO ADOPT TABLETS INSTEAD OF TEXTBOOKS
MATH – HANDWRITING FEATURES; LANGUAGES – APPPLICATIONS
THEY PURSUED GRANTS AND USED THEIR TEXTBOOKS MONEY
SCHOOL AND STUDY APPS: CATHY SCHROCK BLOOMING-APP; STUDY BLUE; SCIENCE 360; PLEASE TOUCH THE EXHIBIT; LEAF SNAP; EXPLORER TELLS YOU WHERE YOU ARE I THE MUSEUM; NOOK; KINDLE; OVERDRIVE; ZITE.
PRACTICAL APPLICATION: IPAD LIBRARY TOUR
SCAN AND FLASH TOOLS: SCAN,
INNOVATION SPACE – MULTIMEDIA COMPUTER LAB FOR HIGHER EDUCATION=144 iPads to check out for a semester
iThoughts HD for Concept Mapping
Very physical, very tactile
Professors can imbed audio notes when grading instead of writing notes
Speak Notes app
BIBLION APP FROM NY PUBLIC LIBRARY; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS; IEEE XPLORER; JSTOR; (OPEN IN IANNOTATE) MEDLINEPLUS; WORLDCAT; EBSCOHOST; GALL – AML COLLEGE VERSION.
PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARY PRACTICAL APPLICATION: FACETIME TO SPEAK TO CLASS WHEN TEACHER IS NOT AT SCHOOL THAT DAY+ TO READ BOOKS FROM ANOTHER ROOM, DIGITAL PEN PALS, DOODLE BUDDY, LETTERS LEARNING FOR LETTERS; TAKE SCREENSHOTS OF WORK TO SHOW PARENTS FOR PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES.
ROCKET MATH FOR MATH SKILLS; COMMUNICATION BY E-MAIL FOR PARENTS; CONCEPT MAPPING TOOLS; PUPPET PALS FOR STORYTELLING.
Audience Response System (ARS) is a great way to engage students and make lectures interactive and interesting.
At the Sakai users group meeting, I learned that professors can create an interactive lecture-presentation via Adobe Captivate. This lecture contained both: instruction and a follow-up test. Adobe Captivate – a great way to record lectures!
What was the class like when I first went and observed?
I observed a professor incorporating SMART Board into classroom instruction for two case review sessions. During the first session, he was teaching the students the concept using SMART pens and SMART eraser. After observing this session, I had some ideas on how to make use of the SMART Notebook and some interactive elements in the session. The professor made an attempt to use SMART Board in his classroom. For example, when brainstorming, he used a SMART pen to write on the board, and used his fingers to erase the writing. Sadly, the SMART Board potential was not utilized to the extend that the students could participate.
What ideas came up to improve it?
Pull tabs with formulas, pre-made tables, cell shade, color coding, highlighter tool to highlight terms, virtual keyboard, making notes directly into a PowerPoint presentation, using online interactive websites, high definition educational pictures and videos, floating tool bar for ease, uncover the summary’ key points, summary snowball, jeopardy games, simulation activities, virtual field trips, etc.
Important: Provide the handouts for both students and an instructor. Make session materials available online for those who were absent.
I have been challenged to plan and develop a 45-minute workshop for faculty and staff on the use of SMART Board and SMART Notebook software to increase medical students’ motivation. My project’s objective is to show the importance of enhancing medical education with electronic Whiteboard Technologies. The SMART Board is an exciting and important tool in increasing motivation in the classroom. My research question is: Should leacture be the central method of today’s higher education? I need to find examples from other colleges which use SMART Boards in their classrooms. I will need to keep in mind: who’s coming to this workshop, why they are coming, what they will learn, how this workshop will help them do their job more effectively. I will use Bloom’s taxonomy in the development of this workshop.
Welcome to my blog at Edublogs.
This blog will be my ongoing assignment for the rest of this year.
My assignment is to blog about each project I am working on, the tools I use, and what I have learned.
My Edublog begins…