Instructor: Karina Barley – M.Ed.Introduction
You’re a teacher and your school has handed you a Android tablet. You’re expected to integrate the Android into your classroom and you have no idea of what to do. What apps should you start with?
This online professional development course for teachers features ten of the best educational apps that are perfect for the classroom. This is a great beginner’s course for teachers and schools who are starting to incorporate mobile technology into their classrooms.
You will discover how to use the featured apps, how to use them in your lessons, how to incorporate these apps so they align with your curriculum and lesson plans, and most importantly, how to engage and motivate you students to learn using 21st Century technology.
You will be provided with opportunities to:
Discover how to set up your Android when you get it out of the box.
To appreciate and discover how you can childproof the Android for the classroom.
To understand what creativity apps are available and how to use them in an educational context.
To understand what screencasting apps are and how to use them for lesson creation, flip teaching and as an alternative for students to create their work.
To understand the concept of augmented reality and how these apps can transform the classroom into a 21st Century experience.
Use 10 great apps in an educational context.
Create lessons using these apps.
Create experiences for students to also use these apps to cement their learning.
Create a 21st Century educational classroom.
The 10 apps featured in this course are:
Create and writing apps for the classroom
- Photo Studio PRO.
- Connected Minds (Mind mapping).
- Handy Notes Pro.
- Journal Notes Multimedia.
Screencasting apps for the classroom
Augmentative reality apps for the classroom
- Aurasma, which is an app to use QR codes.
- Tellagami which I’ve used to demonstrate Aurasma… So you do get one extra app as a bonus.
- Why use mobile technology in education?
- Considerations when deploying Android tablets into your classroom.
- Creativity apps.
- Screencasting apps.
- Augmented reality apps.
Outline of Course
Lesson One – Why tablets?
Why use a tablet at all?
Create a rationale for 21st Century education.
Lesson Two – Considerations when deploying Androids
How will you use Androids in your classroom?
Settings, childproofing and policies
Language input, and Text to Speech features.
How to organize your apps.
Creating a mobile technology policy.
Lesson Three – Creative apps
Creativity and writing apps.
Highlights four creative apps.
Why use digital notebooks?
Lesson Four – Screencasting apps
Introduction to screencasting.
Benefits of screencasting.
More on Explain Everything app.
Ways students and teachers can use Magisto in the classroom.
Why using technology has advantages for students.
Lesson Five – Augmented reality apps
How to use QR Codes in the classroom.