Tag Archives: meaning making

Periodic table categorising iPad apps

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Wow! So many new apps just waiting to be explored!

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Whilst browsing through twitter I found a great resource developed by Mark Anderson. It is a periodic table of iPad apps. Instantly I thought this was a brilliant idea, especially for those of us who are new to apps. It is very helpful in that the periodic table matches apps to a particular category. Categories include creativity, demonstrating, collaboration, teaching, computing, learning, numeracy and literacy. I really like the categories he has provided and think this will greatly assist me when setting up my iPad for the first time. I noticed he does mention how he used Photoshop to create this so he can use it as a poster. I really like this idea and think I could do something similar down the track and add extra categories. When I am finally a teacher and working in a school I believe all staff could contribute to the periodic table…

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Schema: filling in the blanks

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We did the following exercise this week, as a way to become more aware of our mental file cabinet – our schema and preconceived ideas…


The questions that p________ face as they raise ch________ from in_________ to adult are not easy to an _________. Both f______ and m________ can become concerned when health problems such as co_________ arise anytime after the e____ stage to later life. Experts recommend that young ch____ should have plenty of s________ and nutritious food for healthy growth. B___ and g____ should not share the same b______ or even be in the same r______. They may be afraid of the d_____.


My response was, I thought, obvious! This passage was obviously intended to be about Read the rest of this entry