I chose a different pathway than others while learning how to code. I started out researching the basics of any coding language. Once I got a grasp of that, I started to read about Apple’s new language of Swift. After that, I started doing random tutorials online. Working in Xcode with no experience and little to no knowledge of how the language worked, it was a mess. Later on, when I finally had no idea what I was doing, I finally got a book on Swift. I followed the book, going chapter by chapter and following along in Xcode too. After a few weeks of that, I made the decision to make an application. While programing the app, I had Doug’s help. Doug taught me the language as he helped me program. Working with someone else was an easier way to learn because they have a better understanding and a different perspective on coding. Continue reading
iPad software could have a huge impact in the teaching and learning styles of the staff at AHS today. Socrative is an application designed for teachers and students to learn. Although it is similar Nearpod, this application is designed with two different applications, one specifically for students, and one for teachers. There are quizzes, quick questions, a “space race” and an exit ticket. Apps like these could change the classroom because it engages kids with technology. A technology based class can be both distracting but also engaging to students. Although within the many distractions of using iPads, the educational software is phenomenal.
Kids are now exploring the world differently than before. Since the invention of a computer, the knowledge of people keeps growing every day. Either searching for recipes or doing a research project, it has changed the learning process. The current and future generations can know anything in a matter of seconds. As you can tell, the way a computer has evolved from taking up a whole garage to fitting in a backpack.
Nearpod is an interactive app that works with smart phones in the classroom setting. Nearpod is an application that allows teachers to create their own presentation and interact with smartphones. This engages students in classroom because it is something new and different. Students can use their phones and download the Nearpod application. Within the application students can type in the presentation number given by the teacher. Once all the students have succeeded in this, they can continue on with the lesson plan. Continue reading
Google Drive is one of the most used, or should be, the most used item on google for teachers and students. It is a storage service that allows documents and other files to be saved in. Within Google Drive, there is Google Docs, that is a word processor that can be shared with others. This feature will allow you to share with other people inside the documents itself. Within the sharing there is editing, comments, suggestions, and a view only feature as well. Continue reading