Category Archives: iPads & iPods for Teaching and Learning

Algebra in disguise: Dragon Box game for young kids

By Elena Jakubiak, parent of Bishop School first grader I remember being painfully bored in early elementary school. Grammar, phonics, and arithmetic were of no interest to me. But, in the fifth grade, I started to like math and I eventually … Continue reading

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See 3-D printing and Robots in action at the Education Technology Showcase!

Ottoson 6th grade students have been busy building water-launched bottle rockets as part of the Science and Engineering curriculum. With a new 3-D printer, purchased with funding from the AEF, students will be able to print nose cones and fins … Continue reading

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Student video projects to be demonstrated at Tech Showcase

Earlier this year, Brackett students worked collaboratively in groups of three to create video projects about Arlington’s sister city, Teosinte, El Salvador, using the iPad application, “Explain Everything.” At the May 5 Technology Showcase, Brackett 4th grade teacher Anita Cristina … Continue reading

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Wheelock College launches app to promote family-child engagement in STEM

Wheelock College Aspire Institute recently launched an app designed to promote family-child engagement in math and science learning. The STEM Mobile Application “provides accessible, engaging, and daily information in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to parents of … Continue reading

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Technology, Carrots, and What We’re Doing Wrong

Many classrooms these days are looking to make the technology in their classrooms seamless, a standard part of what they do. This is great. Our students live in an environment where they use technology outside school all the time and … Continue reading

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Students Using iPod Touch in APS World Language Classes

Students in Catherine Ritz’s French class creating photo stories with audio narrations on the iPod Touch using a free app called VoiceThread. The iPod Touches were funded through a grant from the Arlington Education Foundation. For more information about the program see Arlington World … Continue reading

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Innovation in education

The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report for k-12 “identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education.” This year’s report lists six technologies that the report predicts will have a wide-spread adoption in the near-term … Continue reading

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iPads for Teaching and Learning

Many k-12 schools have begun to use iPads for teaching and learning.  For example, the Idaho Digital Learning’s initiative allows specific content within existing classes to be accessible through a mobile app. What are some of your favorite examples of  uses of iPads  for teaching and … Continue reading

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