Sunday, July 1, 2012

iTunes University


iTunes University is a great addition to iTunes because it allows people to subscribe to courses and learn information from across the country. I can take a course from a professor at Harvard, or learn more about technology from the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). Below I have linked to some of the courses I personally subscribe to, along with a description of each. You can also upload your own content to iTunes University for your students to download. Imagine the possibilities if you created your own textbook through iBooks Author and also had a corresponding course on iTunes U!

Technology Integration - From Edutopia, this course is the ultimate source for technology tools for the classroom. It is organized well, and not only introduces the tool, but gives a scenario it would be most appropriate for. For example, how to make learning appealing to "gamers" by using interactive technology.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE- Video - Shows you various technology tools and gives information about how to use them and implement them in the classroom.

Google Apps for Educators - If you are ever planning on trying to become a Google Apps for Educators Certified Trainer, this is a great course to take! It shows you how to use virtually every app created for Google.

EDUC627- Reading and Research in Gifted Education - Since 80% of my classes next year will be at the "gifted" level, I figured this would be a great way to learn some new techniques for differentiating instruction and how gifted learners learn best. This is a good refresher if you've taken courses in the past on gifted learners.

What are some iTunes University courses you subscribe to?

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