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25 Essential Children’s Book Apps 2011

25 Essential Children’s Book Apps 2011 | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

From one of my favourite websites-The Digital Media Diet, a selection of quality book apps to now justify creating a real library of titles- especially in children’s picture book apps. Any library needs a good foundation!

The list is in no particular ranked order, although it is broken up into categories to make it a little more user-friendly. 

Thanks Carisa Kluver for this one!

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8 Top Apps for Autistic Learners

8 Top Apps for Autistic Learners | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Mobile technology and apps enable those who have special needs to function more freely and effectively in the classroom and out into the world.

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Toying with the iPad: Apps for Kids Under the Tree

Toying with the iPad: Apps for Kids Under the Tree | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Just when you thought they have created everything! Crayola allows tots to doodle on the iPad using its iMarker just as they would a crayon on a coloring book and more...

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Why #Pencilchat May Be the Most Clever Education Allegory Ever

Why #Pencilchat May Be the Most Clever Education Allegory Ever | Everything iPads | Scoop.it
A decidedly low tech device, the humble pencil, is providing some tongue-in-cheek insight into current education debates via Twitter. In the past 24 hours, educators have tweeted the hashtag #pencilchat thousands of times. The tweets are undeniably witty, but they also reflect the frustration teachers feel over everything from schools' technophobia to budget cuts, which may make #pencilchat the best—and most clever—education allegory ever.
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Read, Hear, or Create a Story: Apps for Kids

Read, Hear, or Create a Story: Apps for Kids | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

It might be true that some parents prefer to give their kids print books – even if they choose e-books for themselves — but when it’s holiday travel time, it might be nice to keep stories on a single device. Apart from traveling lighter, these apps and games can keep kids engaged by allowing them to create stories, too.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011: The iPad-Again

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011:  The iPad-Again | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Welcome to Audrey Watter's "Hack Education" Blog. In the first of her year-end series “Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2011” , she has identified some of the most important trends from this year. In Audrey's words: "At the beginning of the year, I made a couple of pronouncements about this being the Year of the Educational Tablet. I was wrong. This was the Year of the iPad. Again.

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Q & A: How are you funding your iPad program?

Q & A:  How are you funding your iPad program? | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Thanks to Sam Glikson for posting the question. He often get messages from site members asking about ways to get funding for an iPad program at their school. What better way of helping each other out! 

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The Hidden Potential of Autistic Kids

The Hidden Potential of Autistic Kids | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

What intelligence tests might be overlooking when it comes to autism. More and more people are starting to wonder what gems might lie hidden in the autistic brain.

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Visual Chart of iPad Apps to Use in Formative Assessment

Visual Chart of iPad Apps to Use in Formative Assessment | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Stacy Stephens has created this amazing document of choices between iPad apps and Web 2.0 applications that can be used to employ types of formative assessments. It is organized to encourage a balanced approach to formative assessment so that teachers can easily see the various options they might have to encourage Write, Do, and Say in the classroom. Nice work Stacy!

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Beautiful and Informative-Explore Vincent Van G App

Beautiful and Informative-Explore Vincent Van G App | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Explore Vincent-the iPad app about Vincent van Gogh's turbulent life.

Animations, games and many historical facts tell the story about the life and works of the world-famous painter.
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Recalibrating the classroom: Working and Learning in the 21st-Century

Recalibrating the classroom: Working and Learning in the 21st-Century | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

The ability to think critically and analyze information is the most important skill 21-century-post-secondary students should learn, according to respondents. Those skill outpaced the more traditionally valued interpersonal skills, such as leadership, productivity, and accountability, collaboration.

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Palm Beach County 's Wiki on iPad in Education

Palm Beach County 's Wiki on iPad in Education | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

This Wiki will house information related to the iPad in Education sponsored by the Department of Educational Technology in the School District of Palm Beach County.

Covers technical issues, apps, lessons plans and rubrics

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Apps for students with learning disabilities

Apps for students with learning disabilities | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Welcome to Part 1 of 10  'There's A Special App For That' series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. 

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Virtual Manipulatives! for iPad

Virtual Manipulatives! for iPad | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

www.abcya.com  has created  a virtual set of fraction bars for the iPad.  The app is free because virtual manipulatives alone do not provide meaning for learners; they also require a teacher to guide meaning and connections! But neither the less a great visual for sometimes a difficult concept.

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Book Apps That Get Kids Reading: NPR Boston

Book Apps That Get Kids Reading: NPR Boston | Everything iPads | Scoop.it
There are a growing number of book apps for beginning and young adult readers to scroll through on tablet computers, from the Magic School Bus to Nancy Drew.
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How the Internet Is Ruining Everything: NYT

How the Internet Is Ruining Everything: NYT | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

David Weinberger, one of the authors of "The Cluetrain Manifesto" says the hyperlinked structure of the Internet has destroyed several millennia of Western thought and aspiration. 

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How the iPad 2 Became My Favorite Computer

How the iPad 2 Became My Favorite Computer | Everything iPads | Scoop.it
Can the iPad replace a PC? Ever since Apple announced its tablet nearly two years ago, the Internet has been awash in discussion of this question. Most of it has had a pretty theoretical feel and has gravitated towards conventional wisdom.
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'There Is An App For That' (TIAAFT) List: Dept of Ed-Melbourne

'There Is An App For That'  (TIAAFT) List: Dept of Ed-Melbourne | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

From the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Melbourne, their list of 'There Is An App For That'  (TIAAFT) in 12 different categories.

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App Hits: the latest apps that are on sale

App Hits: the  latest apps that are on sale | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Find the FREE apps you want FAST! App Hits helps you discover the latest  apps for your iPhone or iPod touch in no time. Grab the best deals on apps and never miss a sale again.

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Saving Documents from iP@d to Dropbox

Saving Documents from iP@d to Dropbox | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Thanks to "The Nerdy Teacher's" Blog!

Basically, you create a document using Pages or Keynote and email to yourself. You go to your email through Safari and access your email. In the email, open the document and it will take you to a new tab. From the new tab, it will give you different programs you can open the document in. Choose Dropbox and it will let you save the file in an existing folder or you can create a new one. The PDF is a bit more detailed, but it works every time. Give it a try!

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Reviews and Videos: Apps for Children with Special Needs (a4cwsn)

Reviews and Videos: Apps for Children with Special Needs (a4cwsn) | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Apps for Children with Special Needs (a4cwsn) is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective. Our aim is that these videos, along with relevant information and advice from an independent source you can trust, provides valuable insight into whether a product is suitable for its intended purpose or not, enabling sensible buying decisions to be made.

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Social Media: The End or Start of a Golden Age?

Social Media: The End or Start of a Golden Age? | Everything iPads | Scoop.it
The Internet will not rot your brain—or those of your children. Web communications will better connect us all with the world, Vivek Wadhwa argues.
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iPad App: ShowMe~Open learning community to teach or learn

iPad App: ShowMe~Open learning community to teach or learn | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

ShowMe is an open online learning community where anyone can learn and teach any topic. Their iPad app lets you easily create and share video lessons.

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LiveBinder: Great selection of topics on using iPads in Schools

LiveBinder: Great selection of topics on using  iPads in Schools | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Mike Fisher's Livebinder on a very comprehensive selection of info on iPads in Schools

 

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Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know

Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know | Everything iPads | Scoop.it

Great tips and sites from Richard Byrne on getting the most out of your searches engines.

(There are other search engines other than Google you know!)

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