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8 iPad apps to Teach Coding and Programming

8 iPad apps to Teach Coding and Programming | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
With the changes in the National Curriculum for ICT there is a greater demand for easy to use programming tools for children. Here are 8 apps to help.
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5 Terrific Mind Mapping Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Terrific Mind Mapping Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Today I am sharing with you a set of great apps to visually capture your ideas and share them with others. The apps below are designed to enable you to easily create mindmaps and concepts to illustrate abstract topics and enhance learning. The apps I am including below are selected based on their powerful performance and practical usablity. I know there are tons of other similar apps in the iTunes app store but the ones I handpicked for you below are ideal for educational settings and I would also recommend them for students."
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6 Excellent iPad Apps for Taking Pictures This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Excellent iPad Apps for Taking Pictures This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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Digital Attacks! Protect Yourself Against Cyber Threats [Infographic]

Digital Attacks! Protect Yourself Against Cyber Threats [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It's not surprising that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of mobile malware attacks, but SecurityCoverage claims that this year we'll see an unprecedented amount.
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The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning

The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning
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Have you Drilled the “3Ws” Into Your Kids’ Heads?

Have you Drilled the “3Ws” Into Your Kids’ Heads? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Never post online (either by words or photos):Whom you are with.Where you are (or are going).What time you will arrive.If you feel like you are being repetitive in teaching your child these rules, treat that that “nagging” feeling as a good sign. It means you care and understand the weight of safety online and your child will be safer for it.
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Your Perfect Solution For Sharing Student iPad Projects

Your Perfect Solution For Sharing Student iPad Projects | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"There is an ever growing number of teachers and students using iPads for creation projects. Little by little, people are understanding that the iPad is not just a consumption device for reading emails, watching YouTube and checking FaceBook and Twitter. The iPad is a powerful creation device. But an issue arose during the year at my school: How does one share large student videos and other projects with parents? Read ahead to find out."
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Educational Origami - Traditional vs Digital Approaches – iPad Guide

Educational Origami - Traditional vs Digital Approaches – iPad Guide | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I am currently working on a set of workshops where I am using the Literacy – Augmentative-transformative model of technology use http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Tech_audit_tool ; to frame up use of iPads in a classroom. I am currently looking at Augmentative or integrating technologies. Augmentative or integrative use of technology is often described as “Teaching with technology”. In this use of technology the student replaces traditional approaches with an equivalent digital version. A simple test to apply to see if the use of technology is Augmenting or transforming learning."
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EdTech Supports Old Pedagogical Practices Rather Than Really Changing Things: Interview with Hack Education’s Audrey Watter

EdTech Supports Old Pedagogical Practices Rather Than Really Changing Things: Interview with Hack Education’s Audrey Watter | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
… even though EdTech has a lengthy history, much of it supporting old pedagogical practices rather than really changing things. Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/interview-audrey-watters/#ixzz2YRy8UDhM
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7 ways that technology is transforming education, with Pearson’s chief digital officer

7 ways that technology is transforming education, with Pearson’s chief digital officer | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
This year's The Next Web Conference Europe is already more than two months in the past and we're looking forward to our forthcoming events in São Paulo and New York City. To fill ...
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5 Quality Feedly iPad Apps | iPad App Finders

5 Quality Feedly iPad Apps | iPad App Finders | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Feedly has quickly become one of the best replacements for Google Reader. It is not perfect but it was always going to be hard to completely replace Google
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Beacon Teachers of ICT: 1-1 iPad Learning at Richmond

Beacon Teachers of ICT: 1-1 iPad Learning at Richmond | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Thanks so much to Kim, Paddy and Matt for hosting us - wonderful hospitality, and most impressed that we got fed! Always memorable in my book! A thought provoking and thoroughly hands on day! I certainly had plenty to take away and reflect on. I know that many of us have perhaps one or two devices per classroom, and it was great to discuss ideas about different ways to manage this. I took on Kim's advice and just let a couple of kids have devices to themselves for their morning's literacy time. The chosen children were, of course, thrilled, and I have now started to build Book Creator "experts" so that they can teach their peers."
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Visit 23 Museums and Zoos Free With Google Field Trip App

Visit 23 Museums and Zoos Free With Google Field Trip App | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Get free admission to 23 museums and zoos in July with Google's Field trip app.
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Inkflow- A Good iPad App to Create Visual Sketches ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Inkflow- A Good iPad App to Create Visual Sketches ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Inkflow is an ideal app for visual thinkers. You can use it to sketch out your ideas and capture your thoughts as easy as using a pen and paper. Inkflow http://bit.ly/1dhzeqL works great for brainstorming and planning. It's also perfect for prototyping layouts, sketching, and drawing."
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10 Tools for Educational Research From edshelf

10 Tools for Educational Research From edshelf | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
10 online resources to help with academic & educational research, such as Google Scholar, instaGrok, JSTOR, KidRex, DuckDuckGo, etc.
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Strathmore Students unveil app to ease access to law content | Capital Campus

Strathmore Students unveil app to ease access to law content | Capital Campus | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Strathmore University students have developed an app that will allow Law Students and Lawyers to access the Kenyan Constitution, Case Laws and the Kenyan Gazette through their mobile phones and tablets.
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A Pioneer in Free Online Higher Education – World Education University

A Pioneer in Free Online Higher Education – World Education University | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
World Education University is a poised to offer free accredited higher education. Education is crucial to our proper development and the understanding and
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Why It's Time To Build A Powerful Personal Learning Network

Why It's Time To Build A Powerful Personal Learning Network | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Many educators refer to the connections made via Twitter as their PLN or Professional Learning Network. I have recently decided my PLN is now my PPLN - Powerful Personal Learning Network.
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Good Free App of the Day: Phonics Studio - Smart Apps For Kids

Good Free App of the Day: Phonics Studio - Smart Apps For Kids | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I was looking at free app notifications - nothing was getting me excited and I thought, why do I keep saving Phonics Studio? I need to share this app! We've done GFAOTD features on a number of offerings from Grasshopper Apps because they're high quality, free and customizable. This one is certainly no exception. If you have a child who is learning phonics, how sounds blend or needs articulation practice, this is a must-download. All speech therapists and teachers should definitely have Phonics Studio in their app arsenal. It comes with over 2,500 gorgeous, high-quality flashcards. It's totally customizable and supports multiple users. It tracks data. You can use the sounds that come with the app or record your own. Your child can record their own for practice. The app even does your ironing. *That last statement isn't actually true."
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What To Know About The Present And Future Of Mobile Apps - Edudemic

What To Know About The Present And Future Of Mobile Apps - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Its amazing to think that the word 'app', at least in the reference that we understand it presently, hasn't actually been around all that long. This look at mobile apps is just plain crazy.
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Apple makes top iOS apps free ahead of App Store 5th anniversary

Apple makes top iOS apps free ahead of App Store 5th anniversary | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"head of the App Store's 5th anniversary, Apple has made a number of the top-selling iOS apps free. The free apps were first spotted by The Verge, and as they note none of the apps have been given away for free before. Here's a list of the free apps that have been spotted so far:"
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ShowBie - The iPad Workflow Solution?

ShowBie - The iPad Workflow Solution? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
http://vimeo.com/67796739 When our Year 1 and 2 teachers embarked on our 1:1 Mobile Learning program last term, they immediately saw the challenges of workflow. While embracing the multimodal capabilities of the iPad, we quickly realised the obstacles with our traditional thinking about the processes of handing up and giving feedback on new media including eBooks, video and the multitude of creations possible on the iPad. We then asked:Do teachers need to review every video during classtime?What about large file sizes and email?How can we give timely feedback?How can we keep up with all that students are doing?What needs to have peer feedback or be shared with the class via AirPlay? Collecting, organising and giving feedback on digital media produced by students is a challenge! Until now.Enter Showbie.......https://innovationportfolio.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/showbie-the-ipad-workflow-solution/
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The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future.
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Level It Books™ - Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books!

Level It Books™ - Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books! | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Scan your books' ISBNs and view the Guided Reading, Grade Level Equivalent, DRA, and Lexile levels/measures for the book. Perfect for educators and parents. (Scan your book's ISBN and get the GR, DRA, Lexile, and/or GLE reading levels.
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Confolio - an electronic portfolio | Introduction / a free and flexible archive browse

Confolio - an electronic portfolio | Introduction / a free and flexible archive browse | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
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