iPad

At the outset of a new year, the excitement of achieving a new set of personal or work goals can often turn into frustration.  We ease back into old routines.  Our will hits a wall.  We realize just how powerful ice cream is. Here are 5 apps I’ve found that help me push toward goal […]

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Last week I opened with a little bit about teaching digitals and then walked through making an animated short for teaching. Although Matt mentioned Prezi last week, I’m bringing it back up to show you how easy it is to use. The first time I used Prezi is when I taught K-5 about conflict resolution. […]

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There’s tons of items online and even here at Cory Center about working with and teaching digital natives. The children in our classrooms don’t know what it is like not to be bombarded with information, images, and messages. They interact differently with technology than their teachers. Rather than fight to get them to be more […]

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I am fascinated with the teaching and learning process.  As children’s and family ministry leaders, part of our work is educational so being attenuated to issues related to learning theory is critical.  In Approaches to Training and Development, Dugan Laird posits that the vast majority of knowledge (75%) is learned through seeing.  God created our […]

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For decades, animation has won over audiences both young and old.  From the first animated film, Snow White, to the Toy Story trilogy, animation has become one of the most powerful storytelling tools in our culture. In the early days of children’s ministry, a church producing original animations was inconceivable.  The time, cost, and expertise […]

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Several months ago there was an incident in our home that has caused me to ponder my over-connectedness.  It was a cool spring evening.  My wife and I were settling in for the night and I began, what was then, my nightly routine.  Checking last minute e-mails on the laptop, checking Facebook on the iPad, […]

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Last month an interesting conversation spread online over this question: iPad vs. TV: which is better for your kids? A Cult of Mac article spawned the debate while Tecca fueled the fire.  I’d definitely recommend reading the Cult of Mac article because it has a ton of stats on children and media.  But let’s get […]

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I remember when my parents brought home our first wood console television. This hefty monstrosity never moved from the room my parents placed it in.  Like many families, the television served as the “first screen” in our lives. Not long after the television took up permanent residence in my childhood living room, the Macintosh Classic […]

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The iPad is a gamechanging technology with countless resources for children.  I like to explore these resources because I get a sense of the possibilities for how children’s ministry could develop and use digital apps for teaching kids the truth of God’s Word. Here’s a list of list of iPad apps, books and magazines for […]

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“Think of devices like the iPad, and its little brother, the new camera-equipped iPod Touch, as the bicycle of the digital age. These devices are at the center of a modern child’s play. They capture and manage information.” — Just read this quote from Warren Buckleitner in an article from the Detroit Free Press, an […]

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