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Learning Ace

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Learning Ace is a 100% student-focused web destination that leverages our proprietary adaptive search and recommendation technologies and our instructor/publisher relationships to develop an insanely valuable resource to students at each learning point of their coursework. Discover, Browse and Learn.


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LingleOnline's comment, October 6, 2013 3:57 PM
Insane!
A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:32 PM

Surprisingly useful search engine for university level student  research

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:33 AM

Has anyone used this one?  Looks like it could be a useful tool for library tutorials.

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8 Must Have iPad Apps to Boost Students Learning

8 Must Have iPad Apps to Boost Students Learning | Apps in Education | Scoop.it

Now that your students have settled back in and the learning process started gaining momentum, you might be thinking of some powerful apps to boost your students learning. There are in fact hundreds of selections to choose from and this overabundance of apps makes it even difficult for one to get their hands on the good ones. I have already shared several reviews of educational apps to use in your classroom but in the list below , I am  sharing sort of  reminder list of 8 important apps you should definitely try with students. This is a follow up to my list of " my favourite apps as a teacher".

 


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DeskConnect | The missing link between your devices.

DeskConnect | The missing link between your devices. | Apps in Education | Scoop.it

Ever tried sending a file from one device to another?
Stop sending yourself endless emails with links and attachments. With DeskConnect, it's easy to send anything and everything between your devices.


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Fred Rust's comment, September 2, 2013 3:13 PM
It's 'Apple only'
Mary Starry's curator insight, September 8, 2013 9:55 AM

For those of you with Apple devices...

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:38 AM
Looking forward to testing this one. @NikPeachey indicates that once this is set up, it is a great time saver.
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Things to Think About

Kids’ Things to Think About provides 100 prompts to spark thinking for written responses and encourage conversations about ideas and issues for kids. Created by students and teachers in Michigan, it can be used in classrooms or with families by allowing children to explore the prompts and by using them to guide a discussion


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:21 AM

Nice app to find things to get kids talking.

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:42 AM

-12 categories of questions including Friends, Family, School, Fun and Feelings.

-Challenges kids to dream about the future, think through “what would you do..” scenarios and make decisions about interesting topics. 

Rumi's comment, September 20, 2013 3:42 AM
Thank you!
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Interview: Dr. Jillian Roberts on children, apps, and education - Geek

Interview: Dr. Jillian Roberts on children, apps, and education - Geek | Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Interview: Dr. Jillian Roberts on children, apps, and education
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Jillian Roberts. What exactly is the intersection of education and entertainment on a smartphone or tablet, and how do you use that to reach children with your content?
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A New Breed of Apps Puts Joy Back in Math Learning - Getting Smart by Marie Bjerede - #mathchat #gbl #edapps

A New Breed of Apps Puts Joy Back in Math Learning - Getting Smart by Marie Bjerede - #mathchat #gbl #edapps | Apps in Education | Scoop.it

"Math should be fun – even when it’s stupidly hard.  Instead it feels grueling – even when it’s fundamentally a delightful puzzle.  This has nothing to do with our smarts or math aptitude and everything to do with how we approach it.  I’ve written previously about the dearth of excellent math apps and how disappointed I’ve been that the promise of achieving computational and mathematical fluency as a side effect of truly engaging work has been left unfulfilled.  Until recently, that is.

 

There is a new breed of math app, and just a handful of stellar examples serve as the proof of concept that an honest, real, non-hyped transformation of learning through digital tools is possible.  And this week another excellent math application, Wuzzit Trouble, joins their ranks."


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4 Powerful Apps to Visually Sketch Ideas on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Powerful Apps to Visually Sketch Ideas on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Apps in Education | Scoop.it

"One of the best techniques to catch and record ideas is through using visual graphs. Data that is visually encoded is more likely to be processed by the mind in a faster and easier way. This is probably the reason why students love it when comics and graphic are included in instruction. In this regard,  Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has curated a list of some powerful iPad apps that you and your students can use to visually grab ideas and create sketchy mindmaps. I invite you to check the collection below and share with us what you think of them."


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Rick Gill's comment, September 23, 2013 10:26 PM
As an avid mind mapper, I would like to add the following apps to the growing list: ThinkBuzan.com's iMindMap HD; Mindjet Maps; MindMaple, and iThoughts HD. Also, MindTools HD for the iPad (see mindtools.com) is a suite of tools covering a wide range of essential skills for students and workplace professionals alike.
Melissa Marshall's comment, September 23, 2013 11:02 PM
great, thanks Rick I will have a look at some of those! Evernote and Notability are my two personal faves, My students love Popplet for mind mapping and they draw a lot using Notability.
Rick Gill's comment, September 24, 2013 7:16 PM
I use Evernote on my iPhone, iPad and PC as well. Excellent tool for managing information of all types
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What's new in Windows 8.1 (New apps, Improved snap and more!)(Full Windows 8 vs 8.1 changelog)

Windows 8.1 will be released soon (Oct. 17), with many improvements over Windows 8. In this video I will show you what has changed since Windows 8. If you tr...

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Chris Gulledge's curator insight, September 9, 2013 1:24 AM

Can't wait for this release. The features shown in this video make Windows 8 more useable.

Marilyn Armstrong's comment, September 9, 2013 9:13 AM
I sincerely hope this improves the usability of both Win8 and RT because it's pretty bad so far.
Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:16 AM

The few people I know who actually bought Windows 8 or RT are not happy campers. I hope this really does make it a real usable system because otherwise, my next computer is not going to be Windows based ... and that's a problem, given that all my software IS Windows based.

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5 Brilliant iPad Educational Apps For Design Learning

5 Brilliant iPad Educational Apps For Design Learning | Apps in Education | Scoop.it
5 Brilliant iPad Educational Apps For Design Learning (5 Brilliant iPad Educational Apps For Design Learning http://t.co/19ZQArWH1Q #iPadEd #edtech)...

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The Black Death for iPad - iPad Apps for School

The Black Death for iPad - iPad Apps for School | Apps in Education | Scoop.it

"TimeMaps recently released a new iPad app all about the Black Death. The Black Death for iPad is a simple app that provides a timeline and map of important places and events contributing to the pandemic. Students can tap the placemarks on the app’s map to read about the significance of each place and event. There are three layers of information available on the map; place names, trade routes, and dates."


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Glenda Morris's curator insight, September 18, 2013 2:34 PM

IPad app for year history unit - The Black Death

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Matt B Gomez - Educreations 101 Video: Quick Intro to Basics of This App

Matt B Gomez - Educreations 101 Video: Quick Intro to Basics of This App | Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Below is an 8 minute video on the basics of using the FREE app Educreations. I had a slight technical difficulty in pulling back up the iPad screen near the end of the video to show how to share a ...

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8 new iOS 7 features that are worth the update

8 new iOS 7 features that are worth the update | Apps in Education | Scoop.it
The latest version of iOS (the software that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) will be available for free starting September 18, and Apple is busy crowing about such features as camera filte...

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Lettrs – Take Time To Write

Lettrs – Take Time To Write | Apps in Education | Scoop.it

lettrs is the cloud and mobile platform for powering the world’s meaningful communications. Featured in TIME, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, lettrs has become known as “the correspondence cloud” for reinventing a new digital to postal system of letter writing


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Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:59 AM

Ce logiciel transforme votre prose électronique en une lettre postée, manuscrite si vous le souhaitez...

Un charmant petit air de "c'était mieux avant" non ?

Krysta Hammond's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:40 PM

Definitely an element which seems to be missing in modern technical communication. Love the personal element - teaching students to take the time and the patience to write an actual letter - instead of the quick often emotionless text.

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:47 PM

for more  practice

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100+ Educational iPap Apps for Elementary Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

100+ Educational iPap Apps for Elementary Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Apps in Education | Scoop.it

"I just learned about this wonderful list of iPad apps for elementary students. Mariana did a great job by compiling all these apps into one handy Listly list. I have gone through all the tiles she has included and found them really interesting. As you can see below, every app is accorded with a short synopsis about the grades it targets, the subject matter and the MB capacity it takes. Some of these apps are also accompanied by video tutorials from YouTube. I invite you to check this selection and share with us if you have any additions. Enjoy. "


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The Best Educational Apps and Games for Kids - Lifehacker

The Best Educational Apps and Games for Kids - Lifehacker | Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Children of all ages are sharpening their growing brains with technology. With the sea of apps that all claim to be "educational," though, let's discuss which ones are really the best for our kids.
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What iPhone, iPad owners need to know about iOS 7

What iPhone, iPad owners need to know about iOS 7 | Apps in Education | Scoop.it
Apple's new operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is out today. Here's what you need to know.

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Wealthy & Wise's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:31 PM

Everything you need to know about apple's new opperating system.

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Apple iOS 7 Review: A Major Makeover That Takes Some Getting Used To, But Ultimately Delivers | TechCrunch

Apple iOS 7 Review: A Major Makeover That Takes Some Getting Used To, But Ultimately Delivers | TechCrunch | Apps in Education | Scoop.it
This is a big week for Apple; it has two new phones hitting store shelves, and a brand new operating system that becomes available tomorrow for compatible devices.

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iOS 7 Quick Guide: 5 must-know iOS 7 features

iOS 7 Quick Guide: 5 must-know iOS 7 features | Apps in Education | Scoop.it

"iOS 7 represents the latest iteration of Apple's mobile device operating system and a sea change in the way that the company's customers interact with their smartphones and tablets. No more do skeuomorphic user interface elements clutter the screen; Apple designers know that after six years of iOS, customers have pretty much figured out how to use the devices."


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New Language Arts Apps from edshelf - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff

New Language Arts Apps from edshelf - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff | Apps in Education | Scoop.it

"A lot of attention is given to STEM apps, and rightly so. But we shouldn’t forget about reading, writing, and the language arts. Let’s say you give your students a writing assignment. It could be a fictional story, a book summary, or, in our example below, a persuasive essay. Here are a series of mobile apps that your students can use for this assignment."


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