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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 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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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 4:03 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 12:52 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, 5:37 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 3, 11:21 PM

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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Chris B. Olds's curator insight, June 4, 7:47 AM

A nation of un-educated / ignorant Voters ?  no more business as usual in Washington D.C. for the American Govt..  The American people are on to you, and we're not gonna take it anymore.  You big fat lazy greedy "Lifer" politicians had better get ready to go get a Job.  

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 7, 8:29 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 16, 11:10 PM

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

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Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers - Mind/Shift

Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers - Mind/Shift | EdTech News | Scoop.it

With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of appsvoted on by educators around the country.

 

“I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything. Still others are bought, redesigned or just disappear — so it’s always good to know about an array of tools to suit the need at hand.

 


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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, June 12, 10:53 AM

Terrific list of apps to use at various levels.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 12, 7:30 PM

Thx John Evens

Karen Sampson's curator insight, June 18, 4:43 PM

Teachers and Techies are always looking for educational apps that are engaging for students, but promote student learning of content or skills and/or applying their current knowledge in a new way

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

love google maps

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 8:08 PM

15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 22, 9:33 PM

Google Maps can be useful not just in Geography. I've used them in Mathematics and in English as a writing stimulus.

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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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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 5, 5:15 AM

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, 3:58 AM

Nice Rubric for students.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, April 23, 5:16 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, 1:11 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 3, 11:29 PM

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, 6:10 AM

A good report

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... - @Langwitches

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... - @Langwitches | EdTech News | Scoop.it

"It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. Not being familiar with online digital rights and responsibilities (hey, teachers did not grow up with the Internet being around), educators are wading through uncharted waters (hey, I did not know that I could not just google an image to use. If someone puts it up online it is free for the taking). That does not mean they can close their eyes and pretend life is the same or that the same rules apply to online versus offline use of copyrighted material with their students."


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Twitter: Best Practices For Educators #ReinventingWriting

Twitter: Best Practices For Educators #ReinventingWriting | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Twitter is an incredible tool for any classroom,if you know how to use it. Teachers like Karen Lirenman and Kathy Cassidy show us how even very young children benefit greatly from the safe online connections through their teachers.  If you’re still not convinced read the  100 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom right here …

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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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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

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 26, 2:54 AM

Some great ideas, especially if you are just starting out with Google apps