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Planner Pro Might Become Your New Organizer | iPad.AppStorm

Planner Pro Might Become Your New Organizer | iPad.AppStorm | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
I am surprised at how much I like BlueTags' Planner Pro. The first time I opened it, I expected to despise it. It looked too messy. It didn't look clean enough.
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Top 50 Completely FREE Education Apps — Updated April 22!

Top 50 Completely FREE Education Apps — Updated April 22! | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Keep up-to-date with what's movin' and shakin' on the App Store with this list of the Top 50 most downloaded completely FREE apps (with no in-app purchases) available in the Education section on iTunes as of April 22, 2015. You will find apps for babies, preschoolers, toddlers, students, educators and...
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Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations.

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Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Using a Smartphone - MakeUseOf.com

Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Using a Smartphone  - MakeUseOf.com | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

"Nowadays, kids want to use smartphones. Of course, most parents aren’t willing to actually buy their kids a device, but plenty have no problem letting them play with one. Of course, when a child uses a cell phone they can potentially be exposed to all kinds of dangerous things that aren’t meant for young eyes.

But the risks aren’t just for the children, but they can affect you, the parents, too. Kids could make unwanted in-app purchases, make calls to people you don’t want to talk to, they could even share photos you don’t want the world to see, and they can do plenty of other bad things. So what can you do? Check out the infographic below for the answers."


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How the SAMR model improves teaching with iPad | learnmakerblog

How the SAMR model improves teaching with iPad | learnmakerblog | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
There’s a very easy way to make better use of the iPad in class. Simply become more aware of what you’re using the iPad for when teaching. This is where the SAMR model comes in, something I believe all teachers should be familiar with. The SAMR model is a 4 stage framework, illustrated below by the fantastic Sylvia Duckworth, creator of many great sketch notes.

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CS (Computer Science) First: for middle school libraries, and your CS program — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

CS (Computer Science) First: for middle school libraries, and your CS program — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
This looks like just the type of program a middle school librarian could love.

CS, or Computer Science First is a free Google program designed to increase student exposure to computer science education through after-school, in-school, and summer programs in a club approach run by teachers and/or community volunteers.

CS First works towards its goal of developing student courage, confidence and curiosity about computer science by providing a wealth of free training materials targeted at students grades 4 through 12. The resources may be tailored for nearly any schedule. Students learn how to build creative projects using Scratch, learn about the critical role computer science and coding play in today’s world, and explore technology-based career options.

There’s something here every kid could love as well.

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Adobe Debuts Free Multimedia App for iPad -- THE Journal

Adobe Debuts Free Multimedia App for iPad -- THE Journal | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Adobe has unveiled Slate, a new tool for iPad that allows students and teachers to produce multimedia presentations that are viewable on any platform.

Slate allows users to combine text and images into template-driven, multi-page interactive documents that offer transition effects, professionally designed typographical themes and photo layouts and cover treatments, all in an HTML5 package that is viewable through all modern browsers.

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Diane Davis's curator insight, April 5, 3:12 PM

Free apps-yea!

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More testing: Green Screen DOINK app - Dryden Art

More testing: Green Screen DOINK app - Dryden Art | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
I'm very privileged to be on the BETA testing team for the Green Screen app from DOINK. Today I tried forcing an interaction between my pre-recorded green screen footage and the drawn animation...

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This app now allows you to scale and move your video in so that you have more control over it! Great improvement!

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9 Mobile Apps for Poetry Month - Edutopia - @ClassTechTips

9 Mobile Apps for Poetry Month - Edutopia - @ClassTechTips | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

 "With Poetry Month right around the corner, optimize the mobile tablets that are already in the hands of your students by giving them the chance to interact with poetry. Whether they become content consumers by reading their favorite poems or content creators as they write their own, iPad and Android tablets provide students and teachers with lots of options. This list of mobile apps will help inspire young poets and give them the tools they need to create and publish their very own poems."


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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Share Favorite Apps, Sites, and Resources for Learning with Graphite Bulletin Boards

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Share Favorite Apps, Sites, and Resources for Learning with Graphite Bulletin Boards | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
When students can bring or access devices for learning, teachers want to figure out the best resources. To do that they have Graphite™. Graphite is a free service from Common Sense Education designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers.

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Switch Word Casing to ALL CAPS & Capitalize Words with QuickType in iOS - OSXDaily

Switch Word Casing to ALL CAPS & Capitalize Words with QuickType in iOS - OSXDaily | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

 - OSXDailyThe shift and caps lock key in iOS can be toggled at will to either capitalize a word or to type out something in ALL CAPS, but using the new Quick Type keyboard, you can switch casing of existing words very easily. This works really well on the iPhone and iPad, and once you learn how to use this, it’ll probably become your preferred way to capitalize a word that has already been typed out, or to switch the casing to all upper or lower case.


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Free Technology for Teachers: iStoryBooks Now Offers Premium Books for Free to Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: iStoryBooks Now Offers Premium Books for Free to Teachers | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
s has offered classic children's books for free through their iPad and Android apps. Today, I received an email from their PR department in which they announced that now all of the books in the apps will be free to teachers. Directions for getting a free premium subscription are copied below.
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Educational Technology Guy: WhatsDueApp - free app for teachers to help keep parents and students up-to-date

Educational Technology Guy: WhatsDueApp - free app for teachers to help keep parents and students up-to-date | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
WhatsDue is a free mobile app, available on Android and iOS, that gives teachers and easy way to keep parents and students up-to-date. Students simply subscribe to the course, which the teacher created, and then all assignments automatically appear in the to-do list. When the student completes the assignment, they simply swipe it off of the list. They an even set reminders with push notifications.

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FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com

FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free!

This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!

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John Evans's comment, March 12, 3:50 PM
mrsjgarcia - It says it is free when you follow the link but in iTunes mine says $9.99 (Canadian)
mrsjgarcia's comment, March 12, 4:41 PM
Thanks John, It may be free in the US store. I am in El Salvador and I know that in the past there are big differences between the stores in Canada, the USA and here. Thanks for the feedback..
Sample Student's comment, March 12, 5:52 PM
Disappointing to find it is $10.99 in the Australian store.
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How the SAMR model improves teaching with iPad | learnmakerblog

How the SAMR model improves teaching with iPad | learnmakerblog | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
There’s a very easy way to make better use of the iPad in class. Simply become more aware of what you’re using the iPad for when teaching. This is where the SAMR model comes in, something I believe all teachers should be familiar with. The SAMR model is a 4 stage framework, illustrated below by the fantastic Sylvia Duckworth, creator of many great sketch notes.

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Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Using a Smartphone - MakeUseOf.com

Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Using a Smartphone  - MakeUseOf.com | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

"Nowadays, kids want to use smartphones. Of course, most parents aren’t willing to actually buy their kids a device, but plenty have no problem letting them play with one. Of course, when a child uses a cell phone they can potentially be exposed to all kinds of dangerous things that aren’t meant for young eyes.

But the risks aren’t just for the children, but they can affect you, the parents, too. Kids could make unwanted in-app purchases, make calls to people you don’t want to talk to, they could even share photos you don’t want the world to see, and they can do plenty of other bad things. So what can you do? Check out the infographic below for the answers."


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Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Tools for Creating Animations in Your Browser or On Your Tablet

Free Technology for Teachers: Tools for Creating Animations in Your Browser or On Your Tablet | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Monday's post about Parapara Animation was quite popular and prompted questions from readers looking for similar tools that either work on tablets or offer more features than Parapara Animation. Here are some other sites and apps for creating animations.

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5 Great Writing Apps for Elementary Students - EdTech & MLearning

5 Great Writing Apps for Elementary Students - EdTech & MLearning | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
The selection we curated for you today contains some  useful iPad apps to use with elementary students to help them with their writing. Some the things your kids will get to learn from these apps include: learning how to write letters, learning phonics and spelling, composing syllables by combining vowels and consonants, and several other basic literacy skills. Some of these apps also include tracking features which allow teachers and parents to keep updated about the progress of their kids.

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Allison Leckie's curator insight, April 19, 9:29 PM

Fantastic apps that will meet the students expectations of learning and great for parents and teachers to see the progress of the children's learning.

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Microsoft Debuts Office Lens, A Document-Scanning App For iOS And Android - TechCrunch

Microsoft Debuts Office Lens, A Document-Scanning App For iOS And Android - TechCrunch | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft today launched Office Lens, a mobile document scanner app that works with OneNote, for iOS and Android smartphones. The app, which allows users to snap photos of paper documents, receipts, business cards, menus, whiteboards, sticky notes and more, was first launched a year ago as an application designed only for Windows Phone devices.

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5 Apps and ideas for ACTIVE Photography | iPad Art Room

5 Apps and ideas for ACTIVE Photography | iPad Art Room | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
One of the exciting things about mobile devices is the ability for students to jump up and get active while they learn. Here’s a few apps that you can use to get your students active and creating on location.

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

"Code.org sums up the situation nicely:

"Computer science drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society. Despite growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the U.S. K-12 education system."

There are many reasons for this. As you well know, teachers are already stretched pretty thin, and often it seems like there's just no bandwidth to add something new to a very full schedule. Additionally, some schools have few or no computers and/or tablets for classroom use.

But the earlier we introduce children to coding, the more comfortable they will be when presented with more in-depth learning opportunities in middle and high school. Also, early exposure to coding helps teach children how important it is to understand computers as the valuable tools they are rather than merely fun playthings."


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Propping Up Your Tablet: Two Portable Stands

Propping Up Your Tablet: Two Portable Stands | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
If you happen to travel with your iPad or tablet and use it to present, you
might be interested in a portable stand. Until recently, iPad stands where
not very portable and impractical for me to take on my travels. Now I have
two great options that fold flat and fit in my backpack.
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Loose Leaf- A Great App for Doodling and Creating Picture Collages

Loose Leaf- A Great App for Doodling and Creating Picture Collages | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Loose Leaf is a great iPad app for doodling, annotating and creating photo collages. It’s regular price is $5,79 but it is now free for a limited time. Students and kids can use this app to unleash their creativity and engage in innovative thinking using a variety of tools. Besides creating picture collages, Loose Leaf can also be used to design beautiful drawings and diagrams and for superimposing pictures. It is also a good tool for taking quick notes and annotations.

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Educational Technology Guy: Permission Click - making permission slips online and easier to handle

Educational Technology Guy: Permission Click - making permission slips online and easier to handle | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Permission Click is a new, free, online resource that allows teachers to create and send digital permission slips directly to a parent's email instead of using paper permission slips for trips and events. Parents give approval through the cloud-based app, and can even send payment if needed

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Planboard - Lesson planning made easy for teachers

Planboard - Lesson planning made easy for teachers | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Planboard helps teachers streamline lesson plans, find resources, and collaborate with others. Align with school's schedule. Integrate and track curriculum standards, such as Common Core State Standards, Ontario Curriculums, TEKS, and more. Share lesson plans to the world and collaborate with colleagues.
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