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iPad app recommendations for schools; a set of lists (trailblazer pages) of iPad educational apps
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App-Free iPad PD: Start with the Possibilities - Powerful Learning Practice

App-Free iPad PD: Start with the Possibilities - Powerful Learning Practice | Appy Trails | Scoop.it
As much as teachers may want to be told what to do with new technology, says principal Matt Renfrew, professional developers can end up limiting potential when they plan for specific outcomes rather than possibilities.

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Kathy Benson's insight:

Focus on what you want students to learn and do first. Then see how technology can support that. 

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TechMarm's comment, August 24, 2013 4:05 PM
Agreed, and insightful by all. Always put your students' needs first.
Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:44 PM

OH YES!!  Can't recall how many times in PD I've encountered staff wanting to reduce the whole exercise to collecting recipes as opposed to developiing capabilities that can be generalised and adapted according to learngin requirements!  Seems to occur from K-12 but especially so in Higher ED (where many teachers have no rich education in Teaching and Learning)

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60 Apps for Teaching STEAM

60 Apps for Teaching STEAM | Appy Trails | Scoop.it

Using a tablet to explore STEAM concepts is a natural pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level.


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33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity

33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity | Appy Trails | Scoop.it

"Here are the main apps I suggest for storytelling. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are apps for creating stories in various ways and others are apps I would use to help kids plan out a story. I have listed them in the order of importance for my classroom. I think the first 10 on the list are a must have for all elementary classrooms."


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:06 PM

Nice resources, most are not free...

Iras Laval's curator insight, August 11, 2013 4:32 PM

Want to check this out

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:10 AM
33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity
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iPads in Education

iPads in Education | Appy Trails | Scoop.it
Exploring the impact of iPads and mobile devices in schools and education.
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Has a section on recommended apps. Also includes iPad tips, and resources for parents.

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48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level - Edudemic

48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level - Edudemic | Appy Trails | Scoop.it
Time to stop spending all afternoon hunting through the app store. These free education apps sorted by grade level should save you quite a few hours.

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Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:08 PM

"So let’s assume that you want how do you quickly figure out which free apps work for your grade or skill level. Lucky for you, Gary Toews has put together the below list of useful education apps as recommended by the STaRT Education Department. Below are nearly all the apps I’d personally recommend to anyone looking to outfit their iPad, iPhone, or other device with free apps perfect for their grade level."

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Search | edshelf

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Reviews & recommendations of tools for education
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Has iPad apps as well as web 2.0 tools.  Look at the platform field to determine which it is. If it is a web site, it states if flash is required. 

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We Are Teachers

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This guide to understanding tablets and iPads in the classroom will help teachers new to the technology as well as those who are old hands, with ideas and app recommendations for every grade level and subject.
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Lots of resources!

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The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education - T.H.E. Journal

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The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education
T.H.E. Journal
The iPad takeover of public education isn't just confined to the mainstream classroom: Special needs educators, too, are finding that iPads can be a vital tool to support independence.
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The iPad Pedagogy Wheel

The iPad Pedagogy Wheel | Appy Trails | Scoop.it
One question that often arises is how can I use this nice shiny iPad that you have given me to support teaching and learning? In a previous blog post I talked about assessment and the importance of...

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Apps and Sites That Work on All Devices for BYOT

Apps and Sites That Work on All Devices for BYOT | Appy Trails | Scoop.it

"“Honestly, I think we should be delighted people still want to read, be it on a Kindle or a Nook or whatever the latest device is.” By J.K. Rowling

With more and more schools launching, ‘Bring Your Own Technology’ or ‘Bringing Your Own Device’ (BYOT/BYOD) I created a symbaloo of all apps and web tools that work on all devices to help educators get started. Even though I am a firm believe, it doesn’t matter what site/app the students use to show mastery of a concept, some educators need a starting place and many have loved this symbaloo so I, of course, want to pass it along."


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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:50 PM

BYOT is a bit of a sticky wicket, but with proper planning, and an awareness of the differences of devices, it can be a reasonable and cost-effective alternative to a 1:1.

Rhondda Powling's curator insight, June 20, 2013 9:16 PM

Many worth investigating

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10 iPad Apps to Enhance Critical Thinking Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 iPad Apps to Enhance Critical Thinking Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Appy Trails | Scoop.it
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5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools

5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools | Appy Trails | Scoop.it

"One of the things that I love about the start of the new school year is that so many students have goals for making “this year the year they…” For many students that blank is filled in with “stay organized” or “take better notes.” If your students are going to be using iPads in your classroom this year, here are five free iPad apps they can try for taking notes and keeping those notes organized."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:32 AM

Evernote and Penultimate for me.

Dave Barry's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:04 PM
Notetaking Made easy. Another reason every student should have an ipad...
Jan Eade's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:51 PM

Some great free iPad apps that will aid students in using their iPads for note-taking.

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7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Appy Trails | Scoop.it

Today while I was looking for a citation from " Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners " http://ow.ly/k2SpU ; , it dawned on me to compile a list of the  popular iPad apps that promote visual thinking. Making Thinking Visible is by all means a must read for those of you interested in knowing how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. Another book I have in my shelf and which is more or less similar to the one cited above is " Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work " http://ow.ly/k2Svy ; in which Dan walks his readers through the different practices of making thinking vivid with less words."


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Brian H. Burnett's curator insight, April 15, 2013 9:35 AM

In regards to the Book: "Making Thinking Visible" here are a few useful  articles.

  1. Making Thinking Visible | Thinking Routines (from ASCD) - http://bit.ly/11gHmE1
  2. Tools to Enhance Young Children's Thinking - http://bit.ly/Zshmmk
  3. Thinking Routines Matrix - http://bit.ly/16XY4KW


ghbrett's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:09 PM

There are many choices for iPads as well as Android tablets. Some include plugins that you can pay to add. Some of the more complex apps include the ability to paste in photographs or other images. While there are even note taker apps that include the function for adding audio -- whether from a meeting speaker or from yourself explaining the ideas you are capturing.

 

One thing to consider when using these applications is whether or not you need a better suited stylus. There are a variety now that are more responsive, thinner, use BlueTooth for greater control.

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Video and Screencasting Apps for Learning

Video and Screencasting Apps for Learning | Appy Trails | Scoop.it
Video and screencasting apps can help teachers develop their own tutorials for students (similar to Khan academy) or can be used so students can make their own
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7 Must-Have Apps for Elementary School Teachers

7 Must-Have Apps for Elementary School Teachers | Appy Trails | Scoop.it

Elementary school students have short attention spans. Teachers must change gears every 15-20 minutes, which means having multiple activities and resources at their fingertips. Transitioning so often will become easier with these 7 must-have apps for elementary school teachers. Whether used as a whole class or individually, students will be so engaged their attention may last beyond its usual short span.


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4 Great Educational Alternatives to Pinterest

4 Great Educational Alternatives to Pinterest | Appy Trails | Scoop.it

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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Appy Trails | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


Via John Evans, Limitless Learning Limited
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Nice visual.  Helps with prioritization. 

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:01 PM

App list visual

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 9, 2016 4:24 PM

Here are two great visual lists of iPad apps for Teachers and Students.

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Apps in the Classroom

Discover the apps other teachers and students are using in their lessons and homework.
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Nice Pinterest board about iPad apps for schools

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44 Education Apps For K-6 Open-Ended Learning On The iPad

44 Education Apps For K-6 Open-Ended Learning On The iPad | Appy Trails | Scoop.it
44 Education Apps For K-6 Open-Ended Learning On The iPad (44 Education Apps For K-6 Open-Ended Learning On The iPad http://t.co/z9eu9JlCDL via @zite)...
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The Best Education Apps (iOS) - Edudemic

The Best Education Apps (iOS) - Edudemic | Appy Trails | Scoop.it
Below is our curated list of the best education apps for iOS. See one that you like? Vote for it! Want to add one? Just log in and add away!
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