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Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic

Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it

"We have come to a point in the education technology journey where it seems rather dull to still be asking if the iPad is the right device for the classroom. The answer, in case you’ve missed the last few years of debate is that it is a great option, but this is not universally accepted and never will be. Nonetheless, one of the attributes you’ll hear put forward is that it is easy to use because of the intuitive nature of iOS. This is absolutely true; you can put the iPad into the hands of almost any child and within a short period of time they will have mastered it.

 

So does it then follow that you can out the iPad into the hands of teachers and expect the same results?

 

No."


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 10, 2014 7:16 PM
The emphasis on iPads is a bit of a distraction here - the issue is related more to the ability of teachers to create engaging learnng opportunities where technology use extends and enhances the students' capacity for self-direction, information literacy, collaboration. culural awareness, etc... be it with an iPad or other ICT, the point is that too many teachers still rely on delivery and control, rather than authentic opportunities for learning.
Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:38 PM

The answer if YES!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 15, 2015 7:14 PM

I completely agree. Time needs to be given to training teachers!!

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Life of an Educator: 10 shifts for educators to make in the upcoming school year

Life of an Educator: 10 shifts for educators to make in the upcoming school year | Educated | Scoop.it

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All The New Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know about

All The New Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know about | Educated | Scoop.it

August 1, 2014 Google has recently released some important updates to its Google Drive. I have already covered each of these updates in separate posts but for those of you who haven't seen them yet,...


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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educated | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:21 AM

Good points

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:20 PM

I'm hearing you! A common problem with introducing new ideas or technologies. There is always a need for professional learning to help teachers feel comfortable with what is new. 

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia | Educated | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland introduces the backchannel as a tech integration strategy for keeping students engaged in the classroom - all students, not just the ones who are always raising their hands or speaking out.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 20, 2014 7:33 AM

Good examples with personal stories including Padlet, Today's Meeting, and Socrative.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 20, 2014 9:58 AM

Backchannel tools can be used before, during, and after lessons, giving all students a voice in the conversation/discussion. Brainstorming, questioning, sharing ideas and resources.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 20, 2014 8:03 PM

I like the idea of children expressing themselves and using technology to tell a story.

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ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com

ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com | Educated | Scoop.it

"We’ve updated the ClassThink guide to managing iPads in education. If you’re planning to use iPads in your school or want to know the latest iPad management tips, it’s an essential read!"


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:18 PM

A useful guide for beginning to use iPads in classrooms or schools. This should never be done without thinking about the consequences and challenges. 

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For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patient

For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patient | Educated | Scoop.it
Creating a process to arrive at sensible, relevant, and positive agreements for tablet use in schools is a key part of the journey toward implementing a successful tablet program.

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When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading | Educated | Scoop.it
Many textbooks aren't even close to authentic reading experiences. Minimize student struggle by identifying purpose, assigning reasonable homework, and teaching them to self-monitor for understanding.

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Thinking About The R in SAMR - Edudemic

Thinking About The R in SAMR - Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it

"The end of the school year is a time for reflection. What did we do well? What do we need to improve upon? These are the typical questions that both individuals and school districts ask at the end of the spring. However, there is another important question that I struggle to answer as well. This is the question about how we have changed? What have we done differently this year to push our thinking and the thinking of our students? To be more specific, I find myself dwelling on the Rin Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model, a model designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning."


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Manuela Garcìa's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:20 PM

Sería conveniente para todos los maestros revisar este modelo, creo que esto les  facilitará incorporar las TICS en el aula 

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5 Excellent Free Interactive Tools to Boost Students Learning

5 Excellent Free Interactive Tools to Boost Students Learning | Educated | Scoop.it

“June 12, 2014 Read Write Think is a must have resource for teachers. It provides a variety of lessons, interactives, calendar activities, printables, diagrams and many other teaching and learning...”


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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 12, 2014 5:22 AM
Trading cards looks like a fun way to engage students in learning and describing characters and other people they learn about
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Educated | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.

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Sally DeCost's curator insight, June 10, 2014 6:38 PM

According to Science, handwriting helps children learn to read.

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Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads - Class Tech Tips | Educated | Scoop.it

"National Geographic has tons of fantastic apps and The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom is a great choice for upper elementary and middle school students.  This interactive app introduces children to the Underground Railroad by placing them in first person experiences.  They’ll have to make decisions on how to proceed from on step to the next while they learn about this period in history."

 


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 23, 2015 5:07 AM

Vanochtend een gesprek met iemand die games kan genereren voor elke lesstof...

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, January 20, 4:37 AM

A good way to promote empathy and a better understanding in an age where a third of the world is on the move,many migrants refugees from war,poverty or eco destruction etc

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46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year

46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year | Educated | Scoop.it
46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education This post is a follow-up to our recent post, Students Learn Best When You Do This. Now, in my final...

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Word to the Wise: 10 Tips for First-Year Principals

Word to the Wise: 10 Tips for First-Year Principals | Educated | Scoop.it
By the time they step into the position, most principals have already spent years—even decades—in the classroom as teachers. This experience certainly comes in handy, but rarely is it enough…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 24, 2014 10:14 PM

The point about principals seeming to forget about their classroom experiences is what I saw with many principals, first year and beyond, particularly towards the end of my teaching. It coincided with their desire to create an imprint of a few of their favourite things i.e. digital technologies, 7 Habits, organize complementary courses, etc.

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Best Teaching Practices to Engage Your Students

Student engagement and mobile learning

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10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart

10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart | Educated | Scoop.it

"One of the most popular categories of apps on any touch enabled mobile devices is obviously educational apps thanks to the real time, ready-in-hand help students get from them in and outside of their classroom. While there are millions of free educational apps, all of them are not worthy enough for downloading. Secondly, most of the top tier feature rich apps are either not free or offer a much downgraded ‘free’ version that offer a user experience far removed from what they provide in ‘paid’ version. So, finding a handful of free and useful education apps on diverse contents requires some amount of research and that is exactly what we help you to do here. Here below we are introducing 10 free education apps for iPad."


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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:27 AM

smart

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:44 PM

Good list of apps. 

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List of 49 EdTech Products (Categorized) Loved by Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

List of 49 EdTech Products (Categorized) Loved by Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educated | Scoop.it
List of 49 EdTech products that are loved by educators across the globe, categorized in several ways.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, July 21, 2014 7:36 PM

Nice list. Well worth a bookmark!

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Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought

Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought | Educated | Scoop.it

"Reading is just the communication of ideas through alphanumeric symbols. I’m not sure what this represents such hallowed ground for teachers, but it does. Personally I’d be more concerned with reading habits, reasons for reading, the quality of reading materials, etc. Symbols change, forms change, media change. See the gif animations that demonstrate how a student feels when “bae won’t respond to them.” This is your audience, and these are the symbols they gravitate towards.

 

In the apps-for-close-reading post, I said that this “interaction” between reader and text during close reading “doesn’t require technology, but can be changed by it.” So it made sense, I thought, to guess at some ways this happens. Or should be happening, anyway.

 

With more personalization, more access, and more connectivity, we should be creating a generation of close-readers that can’t get enough. So if we’re not, the question is, why isn’t that happening? The pieces are there."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 17, 2014 2:37 AM

Wat gebeurt er toch veel op technologisch gebied. Dat we over 10 jaar denken: deden we dat ooit op papier???

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 17, 2014 12:30 PM

Technology sure changed my reading habits allowing me to read faster and more comfortably with larger font size!!  

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ClassThink.com Deploying iPads in Education » ClassThink.com

ClassThink.com Deploying iPads in Education » ClassThink.com | Educated | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Access and Use More Than 20,000 Historical Maps from the New York Public Library

Free Technology for Teachers: Access and Use More Than 20,000 Historical Maps from the New York Public Library | Educated | Scoop.it

The New York Public Library recently released more than 20,000 historical maps through NYPL Digital Collections. These maps can be downloaded in high resolution to re-use in your own projects.


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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 27, 2014 11:40 PM

I modified this to add the description

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | Educated | Scoop.it
30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What's trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?…

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A Solution To The Cross Platform Classroom Problem - Edudemic

A Solution To The Cross Platform Classroom Problem - Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it
BYOD? Blended learning environment? Devices of every shape, size, and type in your classroom? Jen Carey offers solutions for cross platform classrooms.

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Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers

Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers | Educated | 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, 2014 1:53 PM

Terrific list of apps to use at various levels.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 12, 2014 10:30 PM

Thx John Evens

Karen Sampson's curator insight, June 18, 2014 7:43 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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Four Ways to Move from ‘School World’ to ‘Real World’

Four Ways to Move from ‘School World’ to ‘Real World’ | Educated | Scoop.it
Knowledge has become increasingly abundant, giving educators the opportunity to make the school world look more like the real world.

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21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School

21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer  Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School | Educated | Scoop.it

"The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. Yesterday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade students. Today’s list features apps for grades six through eight. "


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Jackie Lerch's curator insight, June 7, 2014 8:51 PM

Middle schoolers !!!