Thursday, January 31, 2013
Recently, I found out that I will presenting at the European Council of International Schools’ (ECIS) Technology conference. My presentation will be called Using Technology to Create Community. In preparation, I have been sharing websites that can be used to create community on my blog, Raki’s Rad Resources. Stop by and check out my recent posts on:
In February, I will be asking for input on my presentation, so be on the look out for more details coming soon.Pin It
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
With that being said, I wanted my first post to give you some ideas for teaching academic vocabulary to students using a free app called Pic Collage. Now if you have read my blog you may have heard me mention this app before. I love this app for many reasons; one you can use this wonderful tool for FREE...this is always a plus! We all love free apps! Two it is available for both iPad AND Android! Lastly, it is so simple and can be used with or without wireless connection. Although having wireless provides you with more options.
If you have read Marzano's work on teaching academic vocabulary you know that it is important to teach vocabulary in context, not in isolation! It is also important to provide students with nonlinguistic representations of the words. Using the pic collage app allows students to find pictures on the web, take their own pictures, and even pull in their own drawings that have been saved to their photo library. Students can add words, stickers, and change the background to create a collage that students can be proud of and then share their work in a variety of ways. I have used this app many times with students and have found the app to be easy and very useful! Here is an example of how students have used the app in the classroom:
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
* Solve the regrouping problem as you would with a pen and paper. Do carryovers and borrows by writing them over the problem with your finger.
* Two and three digit questions presented.
* You can set the number of questions and the time to solve the questions in the setting area.
* Be ahead of the curve with this simple yet powerful learning app.
Math-tastic is a set of apps specifically focused on the needs of kids learning math.
Learning math takes focus and Math-tastic is built from the ground-up to provide a focused framework for reinforcing the fundamentals of math while having some fun.
Math-tastic Subtraction is focused only on teaching subtraction. Starting from single digit subtraction, kids can work their way up through ten levels of subtraction mastery. Math-tastic allows the student to write their own answer on the iPad's touch screen, allowing the student to work through the problem on their own. Once they have written out their answer, they can then enter the answer for instant feedback.
Every answer is saved, so you and your math student can review questions and answers later.
Our Favorite Online 2 Digit Subtracting