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Collection of resources to inform discussion and debate as we explore the use of iPads in our classrooms
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The Popular Collaborative Platform Padlet is Now Available on iPad

The Popular Collaborative Platform Padlet is Now Available on iPad | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
August 11, 2015
 The popular collaborative platform Padlet has finally  arrived in the iTunes app store making it possible for iPad users to collaborate on the go. For those of you not yet...
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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?
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Weaving Together Touch and Digital into Early Childhood Play - The Digital Shift

Weaving Together Touch and Digital into Early Childhood Play - The Digital Shift | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
Experts have found that physical touch and hand movements are important for brain development and learning—crucial aspects to be aware of when creating apps and other digital programs for children.
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Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read - Deseret News

Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read - Deseret News | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read
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Nicknamed “Netflix for e-books,” Epic!
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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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Curatorially Yours's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:17 AM

Excellent article that reviews some of the current research on paper vs screen reading. Excellent conclusions.

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All That Teachers Need to Know about Flipped Classroom- Tutorials, Tools and Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

All That Teachers Need to Know about Flipped Classroom- Tutorials, Tools and Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
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Why You Should (And Shouldn't) Use Digital Textbooks - Edudemic

Why You Should (And Shouldn't) Use Digital Textbooks - Edudemic | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
We're living in the future. So why are a lot of students stuck with heavy print textbooks still? What would Steve Jobs say? Perhaps it's time to consider going digital.
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iOS 7 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you | 9to5Mac

iOS 7 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you | 9to5Mac | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
As in iOS 6, there are two different ways to make text speakable on an iOS device. But before we do that and discuss how to do it, let's first set up our iOS device so we can do it: Open up Settings, tap on General, and tap on ...
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15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
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iPads for Education | Victoria, Australia

iPads for Education | Victoria, Australia | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
Learn about the Victorian iPads for Learning trial. Explore specially selected apps, classroom ideas and technical tips for using iPads in education.
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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.
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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads - The Atlantic

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads - The Atlantic | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads
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For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning?
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Does your tot really need that tablet all the time?

Does your tot really need that tablet all the time? | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
Screen-Free Week, May 5-11, is a time for parents to rethink what kids learn from devices, Susan Linn writes.
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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Should Handheld Devices for Kids Under 12 Be Banned?

Should Handheld Devices for Kids Under 12 Be Banned? | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
A Huffington Post article, 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned, from a couple of days ago has clearly hit a nerve. The link has spread far and wide
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5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
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3 Apps to Turn Your iPad into Interactive Whiteboard

3 Apps to Turn Your iPad into Interactive Whiteboard | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
If you are using iPad with your students in class, chances are you might be looking for some apps to turn your iPad into an interactive whiteboard. This is a great way for creating screencasts,...
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Teachers' Professional Development Apps

Teachers'  Professional Development Apps | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
Growing professionally is probably one the concerns that keeps looming in front of u as teachers and educators. There is an insistent and constant need for us to learn and keep learning. We are...
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Samrl model

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Samrl model | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | CGS Digital Devices and Learning | Scoop.it
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