Tuned into Learning!Engaging iPad Activities for Teens ShellyTerrell.com Bit.ly/ShellTerrell
In the time it takes you tounderstand a 14-year-old, he turns 15. ~Robert Brault
The Teenage Brain • The neocortex not fully developed (responsible for language, planning, empathy, executive functions) •Relies on a more reactive, gut- instinct part of the brain, the amygdala, ( emotions and memories associated with emotion) •Not good at reading emotion on others facesEngaging Teens &Tweens by Raleigh Philp
Teaching Tips •Survival & emotional needs must be met •change the psychological state about every 20 minutes •Be patient & persistentEdutopia.org/classroom-management-learning-states-teenagers-interview
Eriksons Stages of DevelopmentUsefulcharts.com/psychology/erik-erikson-stages-of-development.html
Why mobile learning?various appsoffline/online easilyvast storage engaging multimediaTravels with them
Set-up an online mobile friendly class community Facebook Wants a New Face by rishibando, Flickr
Character Chats•Students get in pairs•They chose character theywant to be•They message each othera conversation theyimagine the 2 characterswould have now•Take screen shots, post onblog & discuss•Try Google Chat,Facebook messenger
Pop Quiz•Students get inpairs or smallgroups•They are allowedto message eachother for helpduring a test whenyou ring the bell orset a timer.
Find it!•Pre-reading:Studentssearch for music, clothing,setting, etc.
Find it!•Pre-reading:Studentssearch for music, clothing,setting, etc.•While reading:Students mark in bookwhat they found & how itgives them a betterunderstanding
Find it!•Pre-reading:Studentssearch for music, clothing,setting, etc.•While reading:Students mark in bookwhat they found & how itgives them a betterunderstanding•Post reading:Students post which itemsthey can relate to in theirlives. Ex. I like escaping to…. like the main character.
Give them time to read alone for leisure!Music Students with iPad by thomcochrane, Flickr
Have them journal!Salvatelambiente: leggetesuiPad by paz.ca, Flickr
Students Create Podcasts •News during the time period & related to the story •Commentary on events •Hi-lights of the chapter Audioboo.fm
LessonLinoIt App Ideas image or •Chapter Reflections: •Teacher posts video & asks reflective questions that students respond to •Chapter Soundtrack: •Students post music they believe would be great for a scene & describe the scene •Other students respond with their choices or opinions
Create a Collaborative Music Playlist/ Soundtrack