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Art Of The Push In: Helping Teachers Identify Tools When They Need Them

Teachers will not always give clear signals as to when they need help from an instructional technologist or specialist. Teachers who in the course of their busy day are learning new tech skills, teaching their lessons and managing their classroom. They aren’t going to just come out and say “can I learn that new tool …

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What Do Best Practices In The Robotics Classroom Look Like?

The robotics classroom is one of the most dynamic and engaged classrooms in our school. Students have the opportunity to practically implement their problem-solving skills in a variety of different challenges using a variety of different technology which are both based in engineering and robotics but also programming and computer technology. Well-structured projects and open spaces …

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Andover Innovation Lab & Help Desk Experiences At MassCue 2014-Lab Overview and Student Help Desk

On early  Wednesday October 22nd 5 students left early and  travelled to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro,Masachusetts from Andover High School as members of the Andover Innovation Lab and Help Desk to be part of the MassCUE(Massachusetts Computer Using Educators event in the form of the student help desk featured in the main concourse. The students …

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Instructional Technology & Digital Learning Update Andover High School-Week Of September 2-5 2014

The startup of the Andover Innovation Lab/Help Desk was great as we have 7 students beginning projects. The new format at the help desk will have students creating webcasts. They are also going to be blogging soon about their projects and I look forward to reading about their learning process and projects. Students are ramped …

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Week 1: Lesson 1:Introduction To Java For Android Course Blog

Welcome to class! Main Course Document http://bit.ly/javaforandroid Lesson 1: Introduction to Java for Android Development Environment INTRODUCTION In this lesson you will consider the mobile marketplace and specific tools used to build mobile applications. You will be introduced to the components of the Android Operating System and the development tools used to create Android applications. …

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Mobile Application Design Curriculum: Creating An Information Architecture System Design For Mobile Applications(Lesson 4)

Introduction: In this lesson you will organize your collected marketing, content and technology based decisions regarding your mobile application. You will learn about the current trends in system design in modern mobile applications. You will apply these components to an organized system design which displays your strategy and intended design for how users will interact …

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Mobile Application Curriculum: Intro to Mobile Development Platforms

Introducing students to the variety of common mobile development platforms is a great place to start with mobile development curriculum. The differences between these platforms and the available technology varies with the design approaches for each platform. It is beneficial to introduce students to: 1.Examining different mobile development platforms and their interfaces (Android,iPhone,Windows) and defining …

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Mobile Application Curriculum Approaches: Defining The Differences Between Web and Native Apps

When the discussion of Mobile development projects begin a critical perspective on the differences between Mobile web and Native applications. Currently, most students of mine consider native applications the main goal of their development. This is the application which is downloaded directly from a app store or library and placed on a device and developed …

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Collaborative Wiki Project In A Science Classroom

In November I had the opportunity to sit in and work with one of the science teachers at Andover High School Mollie Shenker who developed a lesson using Wikis with her students collaboratively. Students grouped in pairs were assigned a project to create a wiki, which covered invertebrates. Students added links, photos, different pages and …