There is an App for Everything: How to Decide which App is Right for your Students

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Presentation by Greg O'Connor (Teacher/Education Services Manager) at the Accessing the Future Conference in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia - December 2011.

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  • Enhancement to Transformation
  • Helping students learn (why am I doing this?) and to gauge student progress (How do I know it is working?)
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  • Enhancement to Transformation
  • There is an App for Everything: How to Decide which App is Right for your Students

    1. 1. <ul><li>There is an app for everything </li></ul>
    2. 2. Greg O’Connor Education Services Manager, Spectronics
    3. 3. Sources for App reviews and searches Weally Wonderful Apps by Gerry Kennedy - http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/web-links/weally-wonderful-apps-v2-0/ Discover new apps via: Discovr App Quixey - http://www.quixey.com/ Apps for Learning -  http://www.apple.com/au/education/apps/ Educational app reviews -  http://www.iear.org APPitic -  http://appitic.com/
    4. 4. Assessment
    5. 5. S tudent E nvironment T asks T ools www.joyzabala.com
    6. 9. Rubrics <ul><li>http://treetops.org.au/groups/ipadagogy/ </li></ul>
    7. 10. SAMR Model (Ruben Puentedura) 4-level approach to selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education
    8. 11. Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional improvement Substitution Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functional improvement Augmentation Technology allows for significant task redesign Modification Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable Redefinition
    9. 12. Critical Decisions <ul><li>Assessment tools </li></ul><ul><li>Remember…. </li></ul><ul><li>Setting Options </li></ul><ul><li>Content management & editing tools </li></ul><ul><li>Data Tracking / Reporting </li></ul>
    10. 13. Transformational <ul><li>Differentiation / UDL </li></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Convergence </li></ul>Gray & Silver-Pacuilla (2011) Breakthrough Teaching and Learning
    11. 14. http://gregoconnor.wikispaces.com http://twitter.com/gregoconnor http://delicious.com/ocgreg Email: grego@spectronics.com.au
    12. 15. <ul><li>Thanks. </li></ul>

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