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Apps in Education: Monster List of iBook Tutorials

Apps in Education: Monster List of iBook Tutorials | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

As many of you have probably noticed, one of my favorite blogs is AppsinEducation by Greg Swanson.  Honestly, this post is truly one of my favorite as a goal I have for this school year is to learn iBook Author and create an iBook myself.  So, be sure to review the iBook tutorials Greg provides and let use know which one stands out to you.  

 

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The History 2.0 Classroom: Back to School App-pack

The History 2.0 Classroom: Back to School App-pack | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"The summer is quickly winding down & a number of teachers will be returning to their classroom with new mobile devices (iPads). Throughout the summer I have been conducting workshops on iPad integration with EdTechTeacher and I thought it might be helpful to pull together a back to school list of apps structured around specific classroom goals. While many schools may already have an Apple VPP program already in place, I know a number of teachers will also be purchasing the apps themselves. Therefore, I will do my best to include both a pay & free app for each objective."

 


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The Ultimate Teacher's Guide To Creating Educational Apps | Edudemic

The Ultimate Teacher's Guide To Creating Educational Apps | Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Are you as well as your students interestd in creating apps for mobile devices?  If so, be sure to read this post on Edudemic.  The article addresses questions such as "Why make an app?" along with providing resources that will be needed in creating apps.  Finally, be sure to read the DOs & Don'ts for beginners. 

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iPad Quick Edit Videography - wesfryer

iPad Quick Edit Videography - wesfryer | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

I encourage everyone to explore Wes Fryer's (@wfryer) wiki possessing presentation handouts, iOS tips/tricks, and various applications for Windows and Mac. 

 

In reviewing this particular wiki page, one will find a list of YouTube education resources, videography options, as well as accessories to assist in creating audio files. 

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Enable Closed Captioning on iPhone, iPad, and in iTunes

Enable Closed Captioning on iPhone, iPad, and in iTunes | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"Closed Captioning places written text at the bottom of video content, allowing for anyone to read along with the video rather than listen to the audio. This is an essential feature for certain accessibility purposes and for individuals who are hard of hearing, but it’s also just a useful feature to enable if you want to watch a movie silently and read subtitles."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Books, Blogs, and Videos to ...

Free Technology for Teachers: Books, Blogs, and Videos to ... | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"We used Book Creator to meld our notes and pictures and created voice overs for the books. I wondered if students would emerge from the project with more than just technology skills and they impressed us by answering questions on their books, When I asked them if making the book helped them learn they said ."Yes, cause the information keeps traveling around your head when you need to use it."


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My favorite iPad apps for reading « Education, Technology & Business

My favorite iPad apps for reading « Education, Technology & Business | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Scott Moore provides a wealth of insight to a variety of iPad apps once can use for reading.  Scott touches on Instapaper, Feedly, iAnnotate PDF, GoodReader, Zite, and other options.  He not only introduces them but explains how he uses them as well as possible usage by others. 

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Shaka – wind meter for iPhone

Shaka – wind meter for iPhone | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Shaka wind meter is the first accurate windmeter that will turn your iPhone into a precision weather monitoring tool.
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How to work with styles in iBooks Author [Video] | Inkslinger Industries

How to work with styles in iBooks Author [Video] | Inkslinger Industries | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"We explore paragraph styles, character styles, and list style in iBooks Author. We show you how to lay out your book so that last minute changes are a piece of cake."


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22 History and Geography iPad Apps for Kids « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids

22 History and Geography iPad Apps for Kids « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

As a History and Geography teacher I am always looking for resources to share with students, parents,  as well as my peers.  Melissa Taylor of http://imaginationsoup.net provides a nice variety of Geography and History options covering a range between grade school and high school. 

 

A couple apps that jump out at me are: Egyptian Hieroglyphics Decoder and The Civil War Today.  Both take the interested parties to resources and interactives that one will not find in a textbook.  So, be sure to check these and the other 20 apps out.  

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Collaborative software for the iPad – iPad whiteboard

Collaborative software for the iPad – iPad whiteboard | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Whether it be in the educational scenario or possibly for a business use, an iPad whiteboard application can be very useful for project collaboration. You do have some online collaboration tools available, I believe there is one within Google docs. When you have a situation when two or more people are working together, it can be very beneficial to have a single workspace."


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3 Infographic Styles to Get Your Message Across in 60 Seconds or ...

3 Infographic Styles to Get Your Message Across in 60 Seconds or ... | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Have you ever suffered from information overload? Your eyes glaze over and then you start drooling at your screen until you snap your head back and hope no.
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Picle – Free App for Multimedia Presentation or Digital Storytelling

Picle – Free App for Multimedia Presentation or Digital Storytelling | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Paul Hamilton has share an app that can level the playing field for almost every learner.  Picle is a free app that helps learners put together digital stories or multimedia presentations easily by combining photos with audio narration and sound.  Imagine the creativity that could be generated with learners having the ability to express and share what they know with this easy to use app. As for teachers, Paul points out that they could present information to learners in multiple ways.

 

Paul has shared a video he created with Picle in his blog.  Check it out!


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iPad Classroom Next Term? – 10 Things to Consider

iPad Classroom Next Term? – 10 Things to Consider | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

For those not familiar with the integation of iPads or just starting an iniative should take a few minutes and review this list of "10 Things to Consider regarding iPad Classroom".

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All sizes | Critical Thinking Skills | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | Critical Thinking Skills | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

I am always  on the lookout for good visual illustrations to enhance instructional lessons.  This image came across on Scoop.it via Flickr participant Enockson.  I truly like the break down of critical thinking skills using Blooms Taxonomy. 

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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - iPad Document Camera Stand

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - iPad Document Camera Stand | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

While watching Steve Dembe (@teach42) present at the Discovery Education Summer Institute (#DENSI2012) he showed several different cool tech tools.  One of the big "aha" moments came when he mentioned "Justand".  Thus, off I went Googling the device.  I came across Tony Vincent's blog post (featued here).  Tony introduces Justin Franks to all of us via an overview of his creation for iPads.  To be honest, I see it taking off and being quite successful.  Thus, be sure to review Tony's blog post in its entirety by clicking on the link provided.

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Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author

Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Are you developing your own classroom textbooks using an iPad app like "Book Creator" or even Apple's own iBook Author?  If so, you may be interested in intergrating additional widgets to your project.  This site provides a collection of widget options allowing for interaction including videos from YouTube and Vimeo as well as resources like Google Maps or even polls.  To learn more visit http://www.classwidgets.com/ and enjoy.  Be sure to let us know when your creations are available for review!

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Apps for Learning by Doing in a PBL Setting - LiveBinder

Apps for Learning by Doing in a PBL Setting - LiveBinder | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
These are apps that are very helpful for the LifePractice PBL environment, where students are using the tools of today to learn, share, and grow for tomorrow.

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Best Printing Apps for the iPad | inspirationfeed.com

Best Printing Apps for the iPad | inspirationfeed.com | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
With an iPad there’s not much you can’t do. You can take photos, write documents, and more so it makes sense that you might need to print something occasionally.

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10 incredible iPad apps for education

10 incredible iPad apps for education | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Learning is rarely fun; it’s even less fun when being taught within the confines of a lecture hall or classroom. I like how the post shows screenshots, provides cost, and details regarding app functionality. 

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Creating eBooks with BookCreator

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Describes process of students working in pairs to create children's books using BookCreator app.


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50,000 (And Counting) Education Apps Worth Knowing About | Edudemic

50,000 (And Counting) Education Apps Worth Knowing About | Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Edudemic has established a great resource at apps.edudemic.com.  This site allows for app exploration through searches, sorting of results by category or price, and even provides the ability to compare.  What really stands out is the ability to embed the directory into your own site or blog.

 

Enjoy and happy searching!

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Creating Word Collages on the iPad, fun and easy. | iGo With My iPad

Creating Word Collages on the iPad, fun and easy. | iGo With My iPad | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Are you a word cloud user of Wordle, Tagxedo or another web based site?  If so, you will like this iPad app option.  Word Collage allows for creation and sharing of designs completely from your iPad. Actually, Word Collage is a Universal app can be used on the iPhone as well.

 

Original post by John Evans on his Scoop it page (www.scoop.it/t/ipads-in-education)  


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VideoScribe HD

VideoScribe.tv is a completely unique way to create engaging animated videos quickly and easily. Often called Whiteboard animation or sometimes Fast Drawing, VideoScribe replicates the stop-motion capture style of drawing ...


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iStimulation: Research on iPad Apps for Children with Visual Impairments

iStimulation: Research on iPad Apps for Children with Visual Impairments | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Special thanks to Kathleen McClaskey for sharing this post on her scoop.it site (www.scoop.it/t/leveling-the-playing-field-with-apps

 

This presentation by Laura Campaña, Director of Infant & Early Childhood Program at Junior Blind of America, was given in March 2012.

 

"It introduces multiple applications on the iPad iOS platform that have been tested on children with visual impairment. It includes cumulative data collected on iPad use compared to APH Lightbox use with children with visual impairment during a study done by the Junior Blind. The purpose of the study was to investigate the use of the Apple iPad as a means to strengthen or initiate visual engagement, parental interaction, communication, visual attentiveness, reaching adn/or activation among children with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities."

 

http://www.juniorblind.org/site/iecp-test-presentation

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