One of the most powerful tools for helping students demonstrate their understanding in Economics is a new app called ShowMe! available on the iPad. ShowMe is a simple tool, which allows students to annotate what looks like an electronic whiteboard, whilst also recording their voice. The interactive whiteboard concept is really neat and intuitive for all students. … Continue reading Visualising Thinking with ShowMe!
As an Economics Teacher and Technology Coach, I am very interested in the way that students access and learn content. Our traditional textbooks obviously have an important role to play in the way that students learn and develop conceptual understanding, but in many ways this area of education is ripe for change and disruption. In … Continue reading iBooks on the iPad – engaging textbooks at last?
In the past few weeks the future of digital textbook content has suddenly looked a lot brighter. For a long time it looked like the big book publishers were cautious to dip their feet into the digital market, but a company called Inkling may have set the future in motion. The CEO and Founder of … Continue reading Inkling + McGraw-Hill and Pearson = A Digital Textbook Future
Yes I sold out and finally brought myself a new iPad. I am quite glad that I held out till the second version appeared, as the camera and related apps are the big sell to me. I am still not sure how the iPad will fit into my life, along side an iPhone and MacBook, … Continue reading So I brought a new iPad…