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In my course CEP 810 at MSU, we are currently learning about all the possibilities that Mobile Learning has to offer education. In the presentation Moving at the Speed of Learning:A case for the iPod touch in schools, I was particularly interested in the changes to Bloom's Taxonomy. So I decided to do a little more searching and came to a website specifically developed for iPad Curriculum. Here you can find anything from
the Brittanica to Dissecting Animals.
One App in particular that I was drawn to was Stick Pick. This application is for teachers with iOS devices. You initially set up your class or classes with names and individual learning levels. Then it randomly chooses any student in your class and provides over a dozen questions that are tied directly with different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. These questions can be cognitive or linguistic. Data can even be taken from the students' responses by choosing whether they answered correctly or not. You can even rate their responses on a scale of 0-5. The data is then saved and can be emailed. I would use that function to not only email myself, but perhaps the parents, students, and administrators.
I just checked out Stick Pick. Amazing. I was drawn to it as one of the items that actually sits on my desk is an apple mug with Popsicle sticks in it. I pull sticks at random when we need to form groups or answer review questions...
What an amazing app to include on my iphone which sits next to the mug in case I need some questions. I could definitely see myself using this during reading group time!
While learning about Mobile computing in my CEP 810 class I came upon many apps that I had to check out!
One thing I learned about is all the free museum and art gallery website. i am often stuck trying to inspire my elementary students to write about something. When I looked at the Louvre app there were so many beautiful images. If they want something less classical there was theSmithsonian Channel with far more then could be imagined-episodes from history, art history. Amazing! One I recently purchased is the Gallery of Painters, serachable by artist and really beautiful. One we played after I hooked my iPad up to the interactive white board is called Pixpop where the kids (or yourself) have to look for details in a painting. Note: PixPop and Painters are both for a small charge.
Try them out and experience some art!
I enjoyed your post immensely. I clicked on every link you inserted and was inspired to check out many free museums and art gallery websites. This is a terrific way to bring art to everyone, increase one's art appreciation and knowledge. The Pixpop interactive game brings out important details often overlooked. Thanks much!
I saw this article on the Michigan State University College of Education website and thought it was very cool! It's about using Ipods to help students with autism communicate. I recently became aware of my passion for special education and working with autistic individuals. I subbed in a special education room for autistic elementary students and all I could think about was how one could incorporate assistive technologies such as mobile learning devices to benefit the students' learning.