My name is Jeremy Ensrud. I am a biology teacher at Canby high School in Canby, Oregon. I use iPads as a teaching tool in my classes to improve student engagement, self-efficacy, and self-directed learning. My students are using mobile devices to, explore, investigate, analyze, and create throughout their scientific investigations. This technology helps me monitor student learning, so that I can provide timely individualized feedback to my students. I am using a combination of blended instruction, and student-centered assessment to create a classroom environment consistent with the technology standard of tomorrow's workplace. On this wiki I have posted video tutorials, tools, and examples, as well as links to others who have inspired me.
Video - Better Medicine Through iPads
Schoology is a free learning management system that I would highly recommend. Schoology is a highly polished free LMS that literally has it all. Teachers can post files, links, assignments, and quizzes which can be organized into folders within each class. Class resources can be archived and copied from one term to the next. Each class has a unique code used for classroom enrollment. The submission text editor has a complete text formatting palette, including math fonts so students can write formatted English papers, and show their work in Math. Schoology has a built in assignment drop box, allowing students to upload documents, images or videos to the turn-in box. There are many quiz options including randomized questions, randomized answers, retakes, time limits, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and matching. There are too many features to mention, and improvements are coming all the time.
Edmodo is a free learning management system that has a very simple and intuitive user interface. You can setup different classes (or groups within classes). Edmodo creates a direct communication pathway between teachers, students, and parents. Edmodo allows teachers to distribute content, create a library of classroom materials, assess student work, and track student progress.
Google Classroom (classroom.google.com)
Google defines Classroom as, "a blended learning platform for schools that aim to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way. It was introduced as a feature of Google Apps for Education following its public release on August 12, 2014". Google Classroom has a limited set of features so far, but who knows what the future might hold for Google.
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|MY FAVORITE EDUCATIONAL APPS (FREE)||MY FAVORITE EDUCATIONAL APPS (PAID)|
|1. Schoology||1. Notability|
|2 Google Docs/Slides/Sheets||2. Explain Everything|
|3. Educreations||3. Keynote|
|4. iBooks||4. Numbers|
|5. iTunes U||5. Pages|
|6. Kahoot||6. Book Creator|
|7. Scan||7. gFlashPro|
|8. Edmodo||8. Popplet|
|9. Vernier Graphical Analysis||9. TeachersPick|
|10. Aurasma||10. Stop Motion Studio|
iBooks Author - Make iBooksiResponse Pro Utility - For use with iResponse Pro AppMPEG StreamClip - Converts most video formatsOmniDazzle - Tool for drawing annotating presentations.ScreenFlow - Screen capture tool for creating video lessons.