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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Infographic

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Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. …

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Good one to remind teachers that they are more competent with digital tools than they realise! If you can shop online, you can teach online! :-)

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Jun Kim's curator insight, June 12, 2014 11:05 PM

Making technology invisible.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, June 13, 2014 7:38 AM

I like this take on the issue. Since we have moved teaching skills online, educators are charged with the same level of role modeling as they do on the ground in brick and mortar. In fact, it is even more critical to help young people understand the risks.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:29 PM

I really like this infographic. Are you a digitally competent teacher?

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Time Lapse iPad Workflow - July 2015

Time Lapse iPad Workflow - July 2015 | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it

I have blogged about using time-lapse before and it appears in our iPad Teacher Guide App (www.ipadteachers.com), notably to capture shadows moving across a playground. We use the time-lapse feature in I Can Animate a lot and even more recently where I have supported a number of schools who are capturing mini-beasts and even chicks hatching. The good thing about it is that it can be used with all year groups across a range of subjects but predominantly in Science.

 

The image above shows a typical workflow that we use combining I Can Animate, iMovie and Book Creator with Showbie used as the resource and assessment tool. The rule that we follow is that if the process takes less than a day (e.g Shadows across the playground, dough rising etc) then we use time-lapse. If it is longer than a day (e.g seeds growing) then we take the photos in I Can Animate manually because we want to use the iPads inbetween time.


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So many uses for this and a clearly explained workflow!

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Online whiteboard & online collaboration tool | RealtimeBoard

Online whiteboard & online collaboration tool | RealtimeBoard | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it
RealtimeBoard is an online collaboration software created as a team collaboration and online brainstorming tool. It's super easy to use & free!

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Patricia Baker's curator insight, July 25, 8:54 PM

Great Tool. Will use it with my Year 8s and with my Library Team.

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10 Questions to Ask When Planning Tech Infused Units

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Here at Edtech at About.com, we've put together a list of potential technology-related questions that you may want to ask yourself when planning for instruction and designing curriculum. Many of these ideas are inspired by existing frameworks and philosophies focused on tech integration.

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This is an excellent article and very helpful for teachers looking for a way in  to using or enhancing what they do with technology. The list of ideas for each section are high quality. Great recommendations and ideas here. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 24, 8:35 AM

How can teachers best integrate technology into their lesson plans? This post looks at 10 questions we should consider asking ourselves, and provides suggestions of tools to consider using that will help us seamlessly integrate technology. Below are the first four questions.

1. How am I activating into my students' prior knowledge?

2. How am I presenting information to students in an engaging way?

3. How am I collecting, disseminating, and annotating student work?

4. What opportunities and resources am I giving my students for practice?

Integrating technology should become a component of our lesson design. As you review the additional questions you will find that not all apply to every lesson you teach. Think about your objectives and then select the question(s) most applicable.

As you look at the suggested tools in the post make sure that you try using the ones you choose. There is nothing more frustrating than to use a tool as a teacher, and you know it works...but when the student logs in the tool is blocked due to permissions. My lesson learned...I must test each and every tool, so that I know how to use it and to make sure students also have access.

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it

"This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do."


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The best question she asks is 'Which are taught in school? Which should be?' These are great questions to explore as a staff in looking at these universal skills.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 6, 2014 9:48 PM

What do young people need to know? Jackie Gerstein provides a great visual as well as a list of 18 ideas, and each has a link for additional information. She also requests that you send her additional ideas.

After you review the list you might consider how many of these skills are taught in your school, or consider which should be taught in school.
Five of her ideas are below. Click through to the post for the rest.

* How to be a self-directed learner – finding and using resources (both face-to-face and online) to learn and improve personal interests

* How to evaluate websites and online tools for credibility

* How to work in mixed-age groups

* How to code

* How to set and achieve goals

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 9, 2014 4:56 AM

Some useful tips here.


Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Sharing iPad eBooks with Colleagues, Pupils and Parents | August 2014 Blog

Sharing iPad eBooks with Colleagues, Pupils and Parents | August 2014 Blog | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it

With the latest update to Book Creator allowing the user to export as video, I have created this short guide to a few options for sharing the eBooks made on iPads. This focuses on Book Creator 

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/book-creator-for-ipad-create/id442378070?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4 

 and My Story https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/my-story-book-maker-for-kids/id449232368?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  but there are other options.


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Finally! I'll make some teachers very, very happy with this update. Book Creator is already such a powerful app and this was the one thing we always found frustrating. Fixed! 

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Marianthe Loucataris's curator insight, September 10, 2014 10:01 PM

Book Creator options just keep getting better... now you can export as a video :)

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, September 13, 2014 9:08 AM

Sharing to iTunesU  a useful feature

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Rethinking Learning Spaces

Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics with the world’s largest professional content sharing community.

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Some very good ideas and guidelines for transforming spaces into 21st century learning areas. My two favourites: get rid of the teacher desk and  stop thinking of it as a classroom. 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 17, 2014 11:42 AM

Thanks to Pierre Poulin.

Daniel Garcia's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:22 AM

The Third Teacher

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Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher (updated)

Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher (updated) | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it

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I will definitely be using this in the weeks to come. It's a good reminder for teachers.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 8, 2014 3:53 AM

Mia MacMeekin provides 27 ways to be a 21st century educator in this infographic. The image above is a small portion of what she provides in the complete infographic.

Click through to see all 27 elements and share your thoughts on this topic. Are there elements that you believe should be included? Do you think that you meet all the elements? Where are your strengths and which areas should you consider upgrading?

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A Great New Technology Integration Matrix for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Technology Integration Matrix for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it
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Very useful for teachers to plot themselves and begin to set goals. 

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Apptivity Task Cards and Resources | Listly List

iPad app tutorials, resources and task cards for classroom teachers. For more technology integration ideas, visit www.mooreti.edublogs.org | 10 Frame Fill- Free, 30 Hands- Free, ABC MAGIC 7 Memory Match- Free, ABCmouse.com Zoo Set 1- Free, Adobe Reader- Free, Adobe Voice - Free, Analogy 4 Kids- $0.99, Animoto Video Maker- FREE, AR Flashcards- Free, and Audioboo- Free
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Task cards and tutorials for a wide variety of apps. Could be useful for teachers new to iPads. 

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Two iOS 7 features Parents will Love | Be Web Smart

Two iOS 7 features Parents will Love | Be Web Smart | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it
With iOS 7 parents can now restrict adult web content on iPods, iPhones and iPads, and can block users from sending their child messages in a group iMessage.
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Good tips to share with parents. 

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Infographic

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Infographic | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. …

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Kimberly House's insight:

Good one to remind teachers that they are more competent with digital tools than they realise! If you can shop online, you can teach online! :-)

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Jun Kim's curator insight, June 12, 2014 11:05 PM

Making technology invisible.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, June 13, 2014 7:38 AM

I like this take on the issue. Since we have moved teaching skills online, educators are charged with the same level of role modeling as they do on the ground in brick and mortar. In fact, it is even more critical to help young people understand the risks.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:29 PM

I really like this infographic. Are you a digitally competent teacher?

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Educational Technology Grab Bag | 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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I am so happy to see this article. Both keyboarding and handwriting are essential skills. One cannot replace the other. There are critical connections that happen in the handwriting process (as shown in Beth's comment). These connections help with not only spelling but the flow of writing. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 7, 2014 9:37 PM

Did you know that the Common Core standards do not require students to learn to write in cursive, but they do require that students become proficient at keyboarding? Recent research is showing that it is important for students to write in cursive. Why?

Quoting from the article:

“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain.

There are some states that are still requiring cursive. One wonders if this new research will lead to a shift in Common Core standards.

Click through to the article for additional information.

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Sticky Notes Software - Desktop Notes Freeware - Note Taking Software

Sticky Notes Software - Desktop Notes Freeware - Note Taking Software | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it
Sticky Notes Freeware, Desktop Notes, TK8 StickyNotes is a software application to put notes on to your desktop. No need to waste your money for buying old paper-stickies any more. Use sticky notes freeware - the best desktop notes solution!

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Free Online Quiz Tool - Easily Create Online Quizzes

Free Online Quiz Tool - Easily Create Online Quizzes | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it
Qzzr is a simple online quiz tool that allows you to quickly create beautiful quizzes, post them anywhere on the web, view on any device, and track results.

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Easy, embeddable, slick looking online quizzes!

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 28, 12:13 PM

I haven't tried this, but it looks pretty slick. 

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, July 28, 2:31 PM

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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit

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Reshan Richards discusses the use of Explain Everything & iPads to build a Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit.

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Good reminders for teachers with iPads!

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 20, 1:51 PM

It is comprised of four media authoring approaches available on most smartphones, tablets, and laptops: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and screencasting.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 1, 5:31 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

Sheilah Smith's curator insight, June 11, 10:59 PM

Great resource.

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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...

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The best learning takes place in a social environment with other learners and a caring teacher. Technology isn't a revolution it's the evolution of education. Teachers still play an important role in inspiring their students and creating a caring and supportive environment in which students can learn, create, take risks and share.

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María Luisa Meza's curator insight, December 9, 2014 11:08 PM

Video para los desafíos de la educación en el curso de docencia en línea.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:48 PM

When so many new technologies promise to transform education - what role is left to the teacher?  Why is the teacher still important?  This powerful clip effectively presents compelling arguments for the importance of teaching students in a 'social' classroom setting - with reference to 'how' students learn; making the best of all types of tools to aid what goes on 'in the student's head'.

Anabela Luís's curator insight, December 15, 2014 3:54 PM

Dá que pensar.... 

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Kimberly House's insight:

Fantastic infographic. This one goes on the door to my room. Great to share with classroom teachers as well. 

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 9:34 AM

students still need to be taught how to be effective searchers On Google. Here are some helpful tips/tricks to show them--and learn yourself.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 9, 10:38 AM

More Google search tips...

Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

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Flipboard for Educators: Creating digital magazines for classroom use

Flipboard for Educators: Creating digital magazines for classroom use | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it

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A good starting point for teachers wanting to use Flipboard with their classes. 

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Ana Ibis's curator insight, September 9, 2014 4:29 PM

Habrá que revisarlo

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 10, 2014 1:43 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Jeanettem1's curator insight, September 29, 2014 3:17 PM
An interesting way to provide students with content-related curriculum resources and have them do the same.
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Explee - Create engaging and memorable animated videos

Explee - Create engaging and memorable animated videos | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it
Explee is the application that allows you to create visual and dynamic animated videos. With Explee, create engaging and memorable animated videos.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 28, 2014 1:20 AM

Cool new video tool worth a look.

Tim Brook's curator insight, August 28, 2014 8:15 AM

...and here's another. Not tried this yet

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ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk

ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it
In this session, we will discuss the benefits and purpose of student-created digital portfolios, thoughtfully evaluate considerations for selecting an e-portfolio platform, explore tools for digitally archiving learning artifacts, glean ideas for usi...

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Very thorough guide to using, assessing and making ePortfolios happen. Plenty of tips and suggestions for which apps to use and how to digitise work. Nicely presented and easy to follow. Also does a good job talking about the 'why' of ePortfolios. This is the part I find some of my teachers struggle with.

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dt4lt's curator insight, August 11, 2014 9:41 AM

Are you thinking of implementing e-Portfolios in your classroom? Then this post will help you get quickly a deeper understanding of the bigger picture on using e-Portfolios. The post explores the why, the how, and whats of e-Portfolios and provides many helpful resources to get you started.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 9, 8:40 PM

ePortfolios are a great way of collecting artefacts digitally. Have you tried this with your students? 

David Bell's curator insight, April 12, 7:26 PM

There are some great links about ePortfolios here. Well worth a look.

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4 Great Rubrics to Develop Students Presentations and Speaking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Handful of Good Resources for Technology Integration in Early Grades ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handful of Good Resources for Technology Integration in Early Grades ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it
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Some very useful ideas for teachers starting to use iPads. Not all great, but some are worthwhile. The poster is a nice use of ThingLink. 

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Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Certainly helpful for teachers new to Google drive. 

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What do you want to do with the iPad in education?

What do you want to do with the iPad in education? | Educational Technology Grab Bag | Scoop.it

"Below I have outlined a number of tasks, for use with the iPad in the classroom. I believe that if you understand these 5 tasks from beginning to end, you will have an excellent foundation to build any engaging classroom activities."


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Fantastic breakdown of basic iPad tasks. Perfect to use with my teachers who are new to our iPad programme.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 5, 2014 9:51 PM

This post discusses the need to define the outcome you expect before you design your project (understanding by design where you begin at the end product and work backwards). The focus is on the iPad, but the questions he proposes for students to answer should work with most digital apps or online tools we use in our classrooms. Within the post you will find five projects that are designed with Bloom's taxonomy in mind. The projects are:

* Create a movie

* Create a podcast

* Create an interactive book

* Create a presentation

* Create a PDF

Of more interest (to me) are the steps he suggests you follow as you create the workflow that students will need to follow.

Clearly define the outcome providing an explanation that the students will understand and also define the context, providing sufficient information that the student know what they will need to accomplish.

When you click through to the post, you will see that each of the projects includes five areas that students work through. In each project students will begin with a clear concept of what they need to remember. They then move up (Bloom's taxonomy) to understanding, with another task to complete. From there they look at applying and analyzing, with additional questions and specified work to be accomplished. This is followed by analyzing and creating, and as a final component collaboration comes into play. In each of these areas there are one or more iPad apps recommended.