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.
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...
"In the UK and other countries there are justified fears about negative effects of various social media with students under the age of 18. On top of the distraction it provides there are more dangerous issues such as cyberbullying, privacy issues and the potential for abuse. However, there are some simple rules that can be followed to make Twitter a useful addition to a school’s and teacher’s toolset."
"For a devoted Google Drive user like myself having Google Drive on my iPad is a must. Last week I had some questions from readers about how to use Google Drive on their iPads. This weekend I put together a short guide to using Google Drive on your iPad. The guide is embedded below. I am using Scribd to host the document and you can download the guide from Scribd.http://www.scribd.com/doc/124848004/Google-Drive-for-iPad "
Are you rather sceptical about the benefits of all these new fangled business collaboration tools, such as video conferencing, document sharing and in-house, business-oriented social media platforms? Perhaps you need to revise your opinions. A study, produced by Forbes Magazine and Cisco (admittedly a major provider of collaboration technologies) strongly suggests those organisation that have really embraced these technologies are reaping significant benefits - and not just internal efficiency gains.
Get ChatterPix Kids - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
Ginger Hunt's insight:
This is a great app for elementary school students. No ads, no in-app purchases, and simple to use. Great for tracking how younger students develop their reading skills during the year- post to a digital portfolio! Or for use in World language classrooms!
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