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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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Great to see this topic gaining traction.

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Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 20, 2013 7:41 AM
Good stuff - thanks for the post!
Denver Leigh Watson's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:30 AM

I love these lists!

Marianne Gunn's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:46 AM

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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Using Technology To Make A Splash In The Classroom

Using Technology To Make A Splash In The Classroom | EdTech News | Scoop.it

"A partnership between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Education Services Australia, funded by the federal government, ABC Splash has grown to be one of the most valuable education sites for teachers, students and parents in Australia and beyond."

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Check out ABC Splash for over 2000 free media items mapped to the Australian Curriculum. There are interactives, immersive games, webcasts and teaching resources.

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10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq

10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq | EdTech News | Scoop.it
For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them.
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Some cool tools identified and free! I must check out the vizualize.me

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Cheat Sheet: Twitter For Teachers

Cheat Sheet: Twitter For Teachers | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Cheat Sheet: Twitter For Teachers
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A great starting point to learn the basics. Something useful for Assignment 1 and teachers #EDUC3625

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Forget pocket money, now you can reward your kids with internet time - Techly

Forget pocket money, now you can reward your kids with internet time - Techly | EdTech News | Scoop.it
When I was a kid in the 1980s I used to get $2 a week pocket money: just enough for two bags of Wizz Fizz and a Picnic bar from the corner shop. These days
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EDU Infographics

EDU Infographics | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.
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21st Century Competencies, what are they? New article | Punya Mishra's Web

21st Century Competencies, what are they? New article | Punya Mishra's Web | EdTech News | Scoop.it

Back in June 2011 I was in Paris for EduSummIT: Building a Global Community of Policy-Makers, Educators, and Researchers to Move Education into the Digital Age. 

 

EduSummIT was organized by UNESCO (along with other partners) and brought together over 120 scholars, policy makers from over 40 countries. I was part of a Thematic Focus Group emphasizing 21st century learning.

 

It took two years but finally a special issue of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning is out with 8 articles all emerging from the conference. Click here for the table of contents


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:03 PM

Voogt, J., Erstad, O., Dede, C., & Mishra, P. (2013). Challenges to learning and schooling in the digital networked world of the 21st century. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 29(5), 403–413.


The information provided within the paper is worth a review and reflection of applications in your own learning environments.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, November 29, 2013 3:52 PM

The Journal of Computer Assisted Learning...

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Resource: Computing Progression Pathway | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

Resource: Computing Progression Pathway | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Thank you to @janehunter01for bringing this to my attention :-)

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0

iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 | EdTech News | Scoop.it
An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an
infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet." It’s all about what can be
done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads.  It
has seven sections full of suggested apps, websites, and tips.

 
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The updated version (version 2.0) from April 2014 from http://learninginhand.com/pet.

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10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius

10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius | EdTech News | Scoop.it
You love it when you don't know the answer to something. It gives you the opportunity to tap into the real-time learning happening on Twitter and other soc
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Google Apps For Education in Physical Education

Google Apps For Education in Physical Education | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Google Apps For Education (GAFE) is a suite of powerful applications. The entire ecosystem breathes the key aspects of 21st Century Learning & Teaching qualities; create, collaborate, communica...

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A Round-up of 12 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Round-up of 12 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, February 16, 8:37 AM

Some great apps presented here!  Let's keep shooting for cutting edge ways to engage kids!

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Look for People, Not Just Resources | Ideas and Thoughts

Look for People, Not Just Resources | Ideas and Thoughts | EdTech News | Scoop.it

Part of this struggle continues as people see the web in visitor mode, a place to find and get stuff. Those of us who see the web in a more resident mode, continue to take advantage of the affordances of connections and create both strong and weak ties that make life easier and better.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 4, 2:21 AM

Some good and quite short advice.

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The Future of E-Ducation: The Impact of Technology and Analytics on the Education Industry

This groundbreaking EdTech study examines the way that modern technology is bringing remarkable innovation into the educational sector; a field which has historically remained fairly fixed and traditional for centuries. The report analyses the degree to which education is being made into a universally accessible, innovative, personalized, and adaptive experience, and finds that the these changes will be pivotal for achieving the United Nations’ goal of universal education by 2015.

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Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, June 2, 5:25 AM

Food for thought

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 7, 11:29 PM

A great overview of the possibilities for technology to impact education - not only in distributed learning programs but also in brick and mortar schools.  Worth a look.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 17, 2:10 AM

For those who really want to know what needs to be done in the future.

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7 Ways To Create E-Portfolios - InformationWeek

7 Ways To Create E-Portfolios - InformationWeek | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Replacing paper portfolios of yore, electronic portfolios are the newest way to showcase your school work or career search materials. They're also used in the classroom to teach and grade.
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Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults

Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Children, growing up with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, learning to use smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk
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Some interesting statistics.

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Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom

Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom | EdTech News | Scoop.it
How can you use twitter for learning? How can you use hashtags in the classroom? It's very simple, really.
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Some great tips on getting started with #.

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The Blogging Kraken: How to Keep Up with All Your Students' Blogs?

The Blogging Kraken: How to Keep Up with All Your Students' Blogs? | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Blogging is about reading and about writing in digital spaces. We want students to make their learning and thinking visible. We are developing a platform and a blogging pedagogy for students to doc...
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Telling a Story With Data

Telling a Story With Data | EdTech News | Scoop.it
6th graders, under the facilitation of their Math teacher, Laurel Janewicz, have learned to take data, analyze the data and tell a story with it. They are demonstrating their understanding of Math ...
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I love this work! The post describes and demonstrates how students are engaging in authentic numeracy learning using ICT as a tool to interpret statistical data, seek feedback, and create and communicate their findings. A perfect example for preservice teachers of exciting numeracy learning in action.  Thank you for sharing  :-)

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: digital citizenship

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: digital citizenship | EdTech News | 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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Lots of current information about digital citizenship available at

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/search/label/digital%20citizenship

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5 Best Paid Apps for Students' iPads

5 Best Paid Apps for Students' iPads | EdTech News | Scoop.it
I thought I’d share my top paid app picks for students' iPads. These apps
are all open-ended and empower students to create something with their
learning. I've included tips and examples for each app.
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Can you run a classroom with an iPad? - Daily Genius

Can you run a classroom with an iPad? - Daily Genius | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Excellent tips here all in one infographic :-)

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40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it

Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle

 


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Many thanks to our colleague John Evans for this post! Perhaps the most compelling thing about these apps is that they reduce the burden of phonological processing which research demonstrates is at the root of most print challenges causing lack of fluency, fatigue and compromised comprehension. Even those with no print challenges will enjoy the ease of 'immersion reading'--eye reading an  e book and listening ( ear reading ) simultaneously. I will add one app not included in the 40:  Voice dream  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGNYsGVAL4g 

is the best I have used but it costs about $10. Well worth it to me. Voice Dream links seamlessly with dropbox, Google drive, Guttenberg etc, has speed controls and choices of voices.  I will even venture an observation that having these technologies available to dyslexic children and adults makes this era of mobile devices the best time in history  to have dyslexia since the before the invention of the printing press!  -Lou

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A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it

"To help her students understand and be able to analyze the apps they come across online, Mutt Susan from Digital Divide and Conquer http://bit.ly/1nG4TZF ; has created this wonderful rubric. The Student App Review Rubric,  features five sections ( or criteria) that students can grade when assessing an app. Each of these criteria can be graded with a numerical number from 0 to 4 with 4 as the top grade.

The five criteria included in this rubric are :

Looks and soundEngagement and motivationUser friendly directions and instructionsPerformance and ease of useDifferentiation in learning."


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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, April 23, 6:58 AM

Nice Rubric for students.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, April 23, 8:16 PM

I think that it is a great idea to teach students and parents how to evaluate apps. I like to try them for a trial period but it is great to have a rubric

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Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online

Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online | EdTech News | Scoop.it

It's about family, after all. It's absolutely crucial that for this process, as with any other family lesson, parents and children learn together: Begin with the basics and don't wait too long to started on doing so.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 3, 4:11 PM

Some good tips and advice.

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6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology -- THE Journal

6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology -- THE Journal | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 4, 2:29 AM

A good short summary from the Horizon report. Check out the report here: http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2014-horizon-k12-preview.pdf

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 4, 9:10 AM

A good report