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iPad resources for engaging educators, students and artists
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*App Guide to Dropbox

*App Guide to Dropbox | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Dropbox is a desktop and mobile app which enables users to quickly and easily sync and share files between multiple computers and mobile devices. All you need is an Internet connection. No manuals. No fuss. It’s fast, simple, and secure.

Nice video demo of dropbox too.

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*App Guide to Flipboard

*App Guide to Flipboard | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Flipboard creates beautiful interactive digital magazines on your iPad based on your selection of social media feeds – from news websites, Twitter, Google Reader, blogs, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs. It brings reading to life, and it’s FREE!

Flipboard is useful for teachers interested in connecting, sharing, and learning with other teachers around the world (via their Personal Learning Networks); and has interesting applications in the (secondary) classroom as well.

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15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard

15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

From Vicki Davis' blog  "Cool Cat Teacher"

Flipboard is a phenomenal reading app for the ipad.

However, because so little content is really produced FOR the flipboard, you have to know how to add it. You only get two screens of content (for now) so use it well. Flipboard is a fantastic way to show linear 'stuff' like twitter feeds and so much more-come play!

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20 Hashtags For Teachers On Twitter

20 Hashtags For Teachers On Twitter | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

As a teacher, continuing education is so important that most school districts require that teachers enroll in some form of coursework on a regular basis to keep their knowledge and skills fresh. And while those courses are essential, staying on top of the cutting edge of educational development is important as well. Through Twitter discussions, teachers can follow the latest in education, whether it’s educational technology or new ways to teach math. These 20 hashtags offer teachers a convenient way to become part of chats and discussions that share the absolute latest in education news, resources, and ideas.

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Apps in Education Rant: Gregory Swanson's E-Textbook Manifesto

Apps in Education Rant: Gregory Swanson's E-Textbook Manifesto | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Gregory Swanson's always informative and thought provoking blog...

"The Apple announcement this week about iBooks Author - the new app that will allow anyone to create and distribute multimedia interactive books has been a long time coming. This announcement needs to be tempered with an evaluation of what we want and what we need as teachers. After all, we are the ones that are at the coalface, we are the risk takers, the experimenters, the alchemists. What do we want for our students? What do our students need from e-texts? I am not sure that I have an exact answer yet but I given some thought to the notion. So here we go - Part wish list, part rant."

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PRO: The Ultimate Guide To Apple’s New Education Initiative

PRO: The Ultimate Guide To Apple’s New Education Initiative | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Apple has just unveiled their latest attempt to rethink an entire market. It’s not a new tablet, phone, or even a device at all. Today at the Guggenheim, Apple announced how it will essentially get more school districts to buy iPads. But it’s not just about the money, there’s some amazing software that’s rethinking the tried-and-true textbook publishing model.

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When Major Companies Fight Over Education, We Win.

When Major Companies Fight Over Education, We Win. | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

When major companies fight over education products, we all win. Just hours before Apple’s announcement, Chegg (best known for selling and renting physical textbooks through the mail)  announced a new way to let you buy and rent digital textbooks. It may not be as elegant as the iPad (yet), but it’s got Apple and Kno on notice. It is beyond excited to see all this innovation and new direction in the educaiton space. Let's see how quickly words turn into action!

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*~Managing Individual Education Programs (IEP) on the iPad

*~Managing Individual Education Programs (IEP) on the iPad | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Individual Education Programs (IEP) can be difficult to put in place at the best of times. IEP's are sometime a source of concern and frustration. The more informed people are about the IEP process the better the IEP can be. Parents will normally work with teachers to develop a plan to help the students succeed in school. The IEP assists this process by describing the goals the whole team sets for a student during the school year, as well as any special support needed to help achieve them. Here are a number of apps that make managing and collecting data for the IEP Process just that little bit easier.

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The Impact of the iPad on K-12 Schools

The Impact of the iPad on K-12 Schools | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

"People are jumping in left, right and center," he continued, "and what I’m finding is they’re great for some things, they’re a little limited in others, and it’s a different paradigm from using laptops. You can’t use them the same way, and I think that’s where a lot of people are jumping in and making a mistake."

 

An interesting article on the technical and instructional implications of the iPad in the classroom.

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Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer

Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Schools looking to adopt a tablet program for students using the iPad might want to read this article from the Journal. It was written by a Florida superintendent who was the first in that state to lead a high school iPad 1:1 program, and an IT director who was very successful with his own 1:1 tablet initiative at Delmarva Christian School. They both offer some very good insights into the process.

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*~Apps for Children with Special Needs

*~Apps for Children with Special Needs | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

How can technology be used to help children with learning difficulties? A review of some of many iPad and iPhone apps currently available.

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With iPad~You No Longer Have To Learn Board Game Rules

With iPad~You No Longer Have To Learn Board Game Rules | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

iPad versions of popular board games solve this problem, as I learned talking to the makers of Ticket To Ride.

Ticket To Ride is a $50 board game that has sold 1.85 million copies — a huge blockbuster by board game standards. It’s a simple game, but the biggest hurdle faced by board game publishers is getting people to learn the rules.

“People love playing board games but hate learning them,” said Mark Kaufman, co-founder of Days of Wonder, which publishes Ticket To Ride. Last year, his company released iPhone and iPad versions of Ticket To Ride.

The iPad version takes care of the mechanics of the game — whose turn it is, score keeping, and following the rules.

But it also has a simple wizard, which allows novice players to dive right in without looking at the rules.

“People can play it without knowing any of the rules because the game makes you follow the game path,” Kaufman explained.

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Useful Apps for Teachers

Useful Apps for Teachers | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

From gregory.swanson's blog...

"People often ask what apps I would recommend for Teachers? There is no simply answer that fits all. What I do is give them an insight into the apps that I have on my iPad that I use all the time or that I use in preparation for my lessons. They probably say more about my own teaching style than I would care to reveal. See if any of them are useful for you."

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iTunes U vs. Blackboard: A Look at Apple’s New Online System

iTunes U vs. Blackboard: A Look at Apple’s New Online System | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Previously, iTunes U primarily supplied lectures to students who missed class and to other distance learners, but now the functionality has been extended. The update puts it on par with other online class management systems like Blackboard, and if there’s one company that can completely overhaul an existing system that’s in need of improvement, it’s Apple.

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Been Waiting For this! Epson iProjection Mobile Projection App

Been Waiting For this! Epson iProjection Mobile Projection App | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Manufacturer Epson has recently launched an app that will allow users to wirelessly project images and files stored on an iPad or iPhone/iPod touch running iOS 4.2 or higher using one of the company’s compatible projectors.

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Are We Really Evaluating the Use of iPads in Our Classroom?

Are We Really Evaluating the Use of iPads in Our Classroom? | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

One of the things we need to be doing as educators is to critically evaluate the resources and learning experiences that we provide for our students. This is even more important when we are spending vast sums of public money to implement new or innovative hardware devices into our schools. At the moment only short term studies have been released showing the benefits or not of using 1:1 tablet programs. There are few that are easily accessible to teachers or that outline specific strategies for implementing tablet programs.

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Story Telling App: Scary Story Kit

Bring traditional storytelling to the 21st century with a toolkit for creating extraordinary scary story telling experiences. The 'Scary Story Kit' is designed to aid and assist any scary story teller, empowering them with the tools necessary to fully emerge their viewers into spooky realities!

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David Hockney's iPad Art On Display At Royal Academy

David Hockney's iPad Art On Display At Royal Academy | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

David Hockney may be 74 years old, but that doesn't mean he can't learn some new tricks. A new exhibition at the Royal Academy will feature many landscapes which Hockney drew on an iPad, then blew up and printed on paper.

It's a new direction for Hockney, and the artist admits he didn't take to the Apple device quickly. "It took me awhile to realize it's quite a serious tool you can use," he said.

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David Hockney, 74, creates digital paintings on an iPad using various apps. This article advertises an exhibition titled "David Hockney: A Bigger Picture" held at the Royal Academy in January 2012 - April 2012. Hockney creates iPad paintings, enlarges them and prints on multiple sheets of paper.

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CON: Why Apple’s iBooks Initiatives Won’t Revolutionize Education

CON: Why Apple’s iBooks Initiatives Won’t Revolutionize Education | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

There will be a lot of commentary that will make parents and educators think that Apple has done it again. But be wary of reports that say Apple has “revolutionized the education industry.” It hasn’t.

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Collaborative Whiteboard Apps for the Classroom

Collaborative Whiteboard Apps for the Classroom | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Interactive and collaborative - Whiteboards are a great way for teachers to explain concepts to their students. With the ability of some iPad apps to record, you ensure that students who did not develop understanding of the concept the first time have the opportunity to watch and listen again and again. Working in small groups or brainstorming as a class, collaborative whiteboards are a great way to share ideas. Work in the same room, on the same network or even from different parts of the country. No matter what you are working on these interactive whiteboards are a great way to document or record your thinking process.

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Introducing Admin to 21st C Skills

Introducing Admin to 21st C Skills | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Posting from Cale Birk, Principal of South Kamloops Secondary School

 "It is not uncommon for me to read comments on Twitter that characterize school administrators as a group who need to get more in touch with 21st century learning.  Whether it is a comment about how senior administration is blocking specific online..."

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iPad and Games for Learning

iPad and Games for Learning | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Why would I want to use games for learning? Well, they are engaging, self-motivating, rewarding, and have instant feedback. So here are a couple that I think have potential.

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English Apps for Middle School

English Apps for Middle School | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

English is one of the major components of the curriculum. For any 1:1 iPad program to be really successful appropriate apps need to be sourced that will not only meet curriculum outcomes but also address the learning needs of your students. The following is a list of apps that have been researched and evaluated specifically for use in the Middle School English course.

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10 Mind Mapping Tools 4 the iPad

10 Mind Mapping Tools 4 the iPad | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Gosh...I love this man's blog!  Some more great suggestions from Greogory's Apps in Education.

"Brainstorming is a way for an individual or group to collect ideas about a specific problem or situation. The goal is to collect as many as you can and then go back and evaluate the ones that might be worth developing further. These ideas can then be developed, enhanced and modified."

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10 Essential Science Apps

10 Essential Science Apps | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Science apps are becoming more popular because we can use them to illustrate volatile chemical reactions, to look at molecular structures or even find constellations not visible to the human eye. Have a looks to see if any of these apps fit in with what you are doing in your science classes.

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