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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, M.Ed, LDTC'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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Image Credit: Tyler89 www.flickr.com/photos/tyler89/2364065361/
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I love this image! Speaks volumes. Thank you to ransomtech for sharing :-)

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19 best iPad / tech teachers on Twitter

19 best iPad / tech teachers on Twitter | EdTech News | Scoop.it
19 of the best teachers to follow on Twitter for iPad and tech related news, updates and posts.
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Will be sure to follow all of these...

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About - Google Maps

About - Google Maps | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Discover the world with Google Maps. Experience Street View, 3D Mapping, turn-by-turn directions, indoor maps and more across your devices.
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Wonderful virtual excursions to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Ok Content is King but should I create or curate? #iSocialTalks - YouTube

Ok Content is King but should I create or curate? #iSocialTalks Loving the community questions coming in but by far the most popular one after how to use hashtags has been content!


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Ally Greer's curator insight, October 28, 1:10 PM

Great video episode of #iSocialTalks by @Brian Fanzo talking about content curation vs. content creation.


There are so many different angles of this debate; it feels like there's a new blogpost or online discussion of some type every day! This video tackles the question from a specific thought leadership angle. 


If you want to become a go-to source of information in your field, you need to be the one providing content and value to your target audience. How? Try curation.

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
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A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom

A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom | EdTech News | Scoop.it
RT @medkh9: A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/WLMTQlC9yt via @m…

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10 Powerful Twitter Tools for Teachers Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Powerful Twitter Tools for Teachers Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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A great resource for preservice teachers and those new to twitter.

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eduCanon

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Combine online video, questions and real time assessment with this superb site.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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This appears to be an exciting tool.

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, October 24, 12:32 AM

eduCanon is an excellent site where you can combine online video, questions and real time assessment.

lmalita's curator insight, October 24, 4:10 AM

Looks interesting!

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stjohnsPADLET

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This Google Site is a fabulous resource to help you get started with Padlet in the primary years. The Space example by the class and description of how this was planned and evolved in the planning template is most insightful. Thank you Bronwyn for sharing your fabulous work with your class :-)

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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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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Valuable tips for searching for resources using twitter.

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How to Set Up and Run a Mystery Skype Session

How to Set Up and Run a Mystery Skype Session | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Mystery Skype is a 45-60 minute critical thinking challenge that your class takes part in while Skyping with another class somewhere else in the world.  Your students' goal is to guess the other...
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Mystery Skype is a great way to connect your students to the world. This how to is a great place to start.

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New to Twitter Teacher Cheat Sheet

New to Twitter Teacher Cheat Sheet | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Are you a new to Twitter teacher? Look no further. This cheat sheet will tell you everything you need to know about Twitter for education.
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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

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A great resource for those wanting to learn about the power of Twitter to expand your pln 

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PalmyKids (@PalmyKids) | Twitter

PalmyKids (@PalmyKids) | Twitter | EdTech News | Scoop.it
@PalmyKids
Twitter account for R6 (Year 3/4) at Russell Street School.
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Love the way these students are connecting guided by their innovative teachers :-)

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6 Considerations When Launching a Class Twitter Account | Edudemic

6 Considerations When Launching a Class Twitter Account | Edudemic | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Some great tips for success.

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10 Ways Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Ways Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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A fabulous resource for #EDUC3625. Great tips such as create a strong profile page and keep your profile professional.

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3 Important Reasons Why Teachers should Use Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Important Reasons Why Teachers should Use Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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An effective message and video that will be good to share with my preservice teachers :-)

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Pics4Learning

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Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students.
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Great fee copyright friendly images to use in education.

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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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