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The following is a collection of articles (and discussion starters) useful for educators & administrators in a K-12 environment.
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50 really useful iPad tips and tricks

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks | edTech - Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Here's 50 of the finest iPad tips available. We've covered everything from customising your Home screen to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari.
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Coding, Computer Science and iPads - My Current View

Coding, Computer Science and iPads - My Current View | edTech - Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it

We cannot now argue  at primary level, that using ICT as a tool to support the curriculum manner is an acceptable way of delivering the ICT curriculum.  We cannot, any longer leave the elephant in the room alone.  Control and Modelling was always the “Auntie Maud*” of the ICT family.  It was avoided, difficult to deal with, out of our comfort zone, the bit of the curriculum you would prefer didn’t know your address.  Now it is front and centre.  In a binary curriculum with pretty unavoidable expectations

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5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom - Edudemic

5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom - Edudemic | edTech - Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The people making this complaint are simply missing the point.
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Monitoring Kids' Facebook - that is soo 2009!

Monitoring Kids' Facebook - that is soo 2009! | edTech - Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
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I think that this concept is not a new one: you create one little road block ( especially without explaining why you created this in the first place) and kids will!  find ways around this 'roadblock'.  In short: There are many ways to Rome, and one can't just control or monitor all ways. (if that would be possible, then I would in fact welcome you to Orwells' book of 1984) Anyway, to counter this, one has to explain the kids the danger of the word :'forever.' In my opinion, how you want to be seen in the virtual world is much more long lasting (and thus important) then how you want to be seen in real life.
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Teaching Children About Digital Footprints | Primary Tech

Teaching Children About Digital Footprints | Primary Tech | edTech - Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
As we have introduced a 1:1 netbook program in grade four at my school, we are focussing on helping the students learn how to use their new devices to their
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How Minecraft is Teaching a Generation About Teamwork & the Environment - Getting Smart by Guest Author - games for learning, ipaded, serious games

How Minecraft is Teaching a Generation About Teamwork & the Environment - Getting Smart by Guest Author - games for learning, ipaded, serious games | edTech - Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Minecraft, as it stands, has sold around twenty million copies across multiple platforms.
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