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The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal | EdTech News | Scoop.it

"The iPad takeover of public education isn’t just confined to the mainstream classroom: Special needs educators, too, are finding that  iPads can be a vital tool to support independence. What sets the iPad apart from other devices is the simple and visually robust user interface that can be used by almost everyone. It’s also a highly customizable device that can be set up with applications and assistive features to support a variety of special needs."


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Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 20, 2013 4:41 AM
Good stuff - thanks for the post!
Denver Leigh Watson's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:30 AM

I love these lists!

Marianne Gunn's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:46 PM

While I do believe these apps could use a bit more work and cost a little less I am happy to see technology in special education classrooms. In many cases children with special needs cam work better with computers than they do with people.

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Handy Chart Featuring 11 Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students

Handy Chart Featuring 11 Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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Krysta Hammond's curator insight, March 6, 7:33 AM

Digital Storytelling is an alternate and innovative option to the old school paper style we used to stick to. Student love the variety they can choose from and how they can customize their own based on style and preferences.

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15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning

15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it
As many of you will know I am a bit of a map nerd and have always enjoyed peering down at the Earth through a map or using tools like Google Earth and Maps.

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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, April 13, 8:16 AM

add your insight...

 

 
Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 13, 9:59 PM

Using Google Maps is Good if done effectively.

niftyjock's curator insight, April 14, 12:09 AM

love google maps

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The Mind-Bending Future of Computer Science

The Mind-Bending Future of Computer Science | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Here are some amazing projects that may become a part of our future, thanks to computer science.

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Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments

Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments | EdTech News | Scoop.it
In my last post, I shared what we learned last year during our 1:1 iPad and Google Apps for Education launches. In this post, I’d like to dispel myths about 1:1 environments. My assertions are not ba

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | EdTech News | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Hannah du Plessis's curator insight, March 23, 12:58 AM

Put this to the test. Attend one of our one hour online, live and interactive courses, and see if you don't learn better. Visit weteach-it.net for details.

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Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, April 2, 4:30 AM

Interesting.

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How Much Freedom to Give Kids With School-Issued iPads?

How Much Freedom to Give Kids With School-Issued iPads? | EdTech News | Scoop.it
As more school districts roll out tablet computers to students, they're debating how much to restrict access to certain websites and games. Some districts shut down wide parts of the Internet, but others are trying to take a more nuanced approach.

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:50 AM

But the district is taking a more nuanced approach than L.A. Unified to the access and use of social media sites. They’re not blocked. The idea now is to educate kids and parents about appropriate use of the iPad — or what the district calls online ethics and digital citizenship.

Well done!

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Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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These are great character traits for any student to develop.

 

However, students who are educated in the home-based context, have the distinct advantage, in that they are not cocooned in the cloistered environment of a school for 13 years. Rather they are involved in the real-world contexts of family and the marketplace and thus are able to cultivate themselves in real-world settings.

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Digital technology trends - EdFutures

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An excellent resource for leaders.

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7 Ways My Classroom Is Better Because I Connect (EdSurge News)

7 Ways My Classroom Is Better Because I Connect (EdSurge News) | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Being connected is not easy. I’ve spent three years on Twitter building relationships and co-moderating and participating in education chats. I am constantly reading (and writing!
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7 clear reasons to use Twitter in the elementary classroom - nicely written :-)

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Learning with 'e's: The natives are revolting

Learning with 'e's: The natives are revolting | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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When Will Smartwatches Stop Being Dumb And Start Being Actually Smart?

When Will Smartwatches Stop Being Dumb And Start Being Actually Smart? | EdTech News | Scoop.it
I have a Pebble. I'm wearing it right now, in fact, and am rarely without it.
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I have a Pebble too and look forward to new features being added.

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What means Creative Commons? (Infographic)

What means Creative Commons? (Infographic) | EdTech News | Scoop.it
The Internet is becoming more and more the focal point of our culture. Spreading plays a significantly role - and it is easy: just a simple mouse click. Cre
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Nice infographic.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.

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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:13 PM

Some useful videos on the why and how of mobile learning.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:52 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing this video resource post from Edutopia. If you are not familiar with Edutopia, I strongly encourage you to follow them on Twitter (@edutopia) as well as visit the edutopia.org website. Edutopia has a vast collection of education based strategies along with a growing collection of highly respected educators blogging.

 

I plan on using this post to help lead into my video unit with my Sterling College pre-service students. 

Claudia Sahagún's comment, September 25, 2013 10:34 AM
I really think this videos are an excellent way to learning how technology is used in classrooms.
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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, March 29, 7:01 AM

GAfE Baby!

WEAC's curator insight, March 31, 7:15 AM

There are some great tips here for using Google Apps in your classroom. For example:  #13. Mystery Hangouts. Using Hangouts – Google’s video chat service — classes from different parts of the country or the world can play this “guess where we are” game. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 2, 3:31 PM

Teaching with technology - using Google Apps

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Gamifying the Classroom with Minecraft – the Possibilities are Powerful and Endless!

Gamifying the Classroom with Minecraft – the Possibilities are Powerful and Endless! | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Th Popular Virtual World Game is Gaining the Attention of Educators at a Quickening Pace, and For Good Reason. Minecraft is showing up with increasing

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Very Pinteresting!: The hot social network is taking educators by storm - The Digital Shift

Very Pinteresting!: The hot social network is taking educators by storm - The Digital Shift | EdTech News | Scoop.it
In classrooms and media centers, Pinterest is fast becoming a powerful resource where teachers and students share images, store lesson plans, read about current events, watch video clips, and collect their favorite apps.
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Don't be Afraid of the Cloud: How Schools Can Easily and Effectively Secure and Manage Information and Applications in the Cloud | eSchool News | eSchool News

Don't be Afraid of the Cloud: How Schools Can Easily and Effectively Secure and Manage Information and Applications in the Cloud | eSchool News | eSchool News | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education

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Six new changes in children’s media habits | eSchool News | eSchool News

Six new changes in children’s media habits | eSchool News | eSchool News | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Children's media use has changed dramatically in the past two years. Here are six key ways that children use and consume media.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Students By Julie C. Lyons | Lumos Learning

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Students By Julie C. Lyons | Lumos Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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Learning Spaces: Campfires, Watering Holes, Caves and Life

Learning Spaces: Campfires, Watering Holes, Caves and Life | EdTech News | Scoop.it
I've just finished reading David Thornburg's new book, From the Campfire to the Holodeck: Creating Engaging and Powerful 21st Century Learning Environments.  He describes in his book why education ...
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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 89 cool apps, sites, and tools for teaching

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 89 cool apps, sites, and tools for teaching | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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A concise annotated list of apps written by a fabulous educator.

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16 things you didn't know about iOS 7, Apple's new operating system

16 things you didn't know about iOS 7, Apple's new operating system | EdTech News | Scoop.it
THE big day is finally here.
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Loving the new iOS :-)

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The 10 commandments for new teachers

The 10 commandments for new teachers | EdTech News | Scoop.it
From the power of Google to ditching the monotone, secondary teacher Lulu Kuper shares her proven tips on how NQTs can get the best from their students
For some new teachers it's bewildering as to what it takes to be an effective teacher.
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Great tips!

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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A great infographic to add to discuss with students and colleagues.

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Innovations in Education - Create a Culture of Questioning and Inquiry

Innovations in Education - Create a Culture of Questioning and Inquiry | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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Great to see support for a culture of questioning and inquiry.

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Nancy White's curator insight, August 12, 2013 2:55 PM

In my post, I share some ideas and resources to start building a culture of questioning in your classroom.  A student who doesn't question, or worse yet, doesn't know how to ask questions, will likely struggle in a personalized learning environment.  Additionally, questioning can be the pathway to uncover student passions - their "need to knows" and "want to knows." I believe it is an essential piece of personalized learning.