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Keep the iOS of Your iPad Updated, Get New Features for Free | iPad Academy

Keep the iOS of Your iPad Updated, Get New Features for Free | iPad Academy | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Apple's releases free minor and major iOS updates. These new versions of the iOS offer improvements or add new capabilities at no cost, fix minor bugs, improve performance or add new functions.

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How to backup your iPad to iCloud | iPad Insight

How to backup your iPad to iCloud | iPad Insight | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
When you finally decide to buy that sleek new iPad, one of the first tasks you are presented with is whether or not to turn on iCloud back-ups.  Whether you decide to turn them on when you first purchase your iPad or later on is up to you.  However, for demonstrative purposes, and because I bought and activated my iPad quite a while ago, I will quickly walk you through the set-up process from within the settings app.  One thing to note with iCloud backups is that with iOS 8 Apple moved the backups to a different location within the settings app.

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Is Keynote the best app to create widgets for your iBooks? - Teaching with Technology

Is Keynote the best app to create widgets for your iBooks? - Teaching with Technology | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

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Peter Pappas's curator insight, May 1, 2:04 PM

Great examples and tutorials by Steve Dickie - Interactive maps and videos, custom animations and more

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Apple publish 'For Education' collection on the App Store - Book Creator app | Blog

Apple publish 'For Education' collection on the App Store - Book Creator app | Blog | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Apple recently added a new section to their App Store called ‘For Educators‘. Here, teachers can find resources – apps, guides, iBooks and iTunes U courses which Apple recommends.

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5 Fantastic Learning Channels on YouTube Kids

5 Fantastic Learning Channels on YouTube Kids | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
YouTube is packed with great educational content, but the deep parts of YouTube can also get pretty weird. As a parent, you may not want to let your kids browse too freely. Luckily, YouTube recently released YouTube Kids. YouTube Kids is a free mobile app, available for iOS and Android, which curates educational and entertainment content…

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Using VideoScribe - Create Your Own Custom Drawings for Whiteboard Video - YouTube

Visit http://www.sparkol.com/gopro.php?aid=4562 to start using VideoScribe to create your own whiteboard animation Videos

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VideoGrabby

VideoGrabby | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Let's start by saying we want people to give and receive credit where it is due and to abide by all copyright laws. Now that we are clear on that, let's lay out the problem and our solution. Our Pr...

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7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar

7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
In a world of spellcheck and texting abbreviations, few people want to take the time to learn about subjects, objects, and dangling modifiers. Besides, computers can fix our sentences for us. However, as anyone who's suffered an autocorrect embarrassment knows, computers don't always get it right. Language is a human tool and requires the insight of…

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A Handful of Ways to Display YouTube Videos Without "Related" Content

A Handful of Ways to Display YouTube Videos Without "Related" Content | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Advertisements and "related" videos in the right hand side of a YouTube page can contain some content that you don't want to accidentally project when showing a video to students.

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"Reading Teacher" Is A Good Site For Very Beginners - @LarryFerlazzo

"Reading Teacher" Is A Good Site For Very Beginners - @LarryFerlazzo | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Reading Teacher is a site that’s been around for awhile. There used to be a cost involved, but just last week they made it free-of-charge.

It has one or two hundred online books for very beginning readers — sort of an expanded version of Starfall. Many of the books have short quizzes after them.

Though it’s free to individual users, it does cost $20 if you want to create a virtual classroom of 29 students to track their progress.

I am using it, and will in the future, as another option for Beginning ELLs, particularly ones who have been out of school for a long time.

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Recommended Apps

Recommended Apps | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
I am often asked "What are the must have apps for iPad?" and "Which apps do you recommend?". There is no simple answer as the App Store continues to grow and content is forever evolving with latest...

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14 Examples of Augmented Education

14 Examples of Augmented Education | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
augmented education - Augmented reality has the ability to bring new dimensions to the field of education, broadening conventional teaching methods to include a brand-ne...

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Using Google Slides to Teach

Using Google Slides to Teach | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Google Slides is an amazing tool to teach with. There are so many applications and unique ways to use Google Slides. Below is a crowdsourced presentation started by myself and @htullman of ways to ...

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5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces

5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
You'd never guess a 5-year created these amazing paintings...

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80 Free Stock Images Perfect for E-learning

80 Free Stock Images Perfect for E-learning | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Here is a download of 80 free stock images to go with the previous download of 45 free stock images. Use them in your presentations and e-learning courses.

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10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Teachers really like the ability to display their iPad or their students'
iPads on a projector screen. Projecting on a large screen is great for
demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are
several ways this can be done in the classroom. Read the post for more
information and for a handy chart.

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Sketchnotes by Sylvia Duckworth on Flipboard

Sketchnotes by Sylvia Duckworth on Flipboard | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
By dougpete | A collection of images creatively made by Sylvia Duckworth

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Par @dougpete | A collection of images creatively made by Sylvia Duckworth


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sketchnoting


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity


Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 29, 2:58 AM

Sylvia Duckworth has a wonderful collection of Sketchnotes images on Flipboard ... well worth v iewing.

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How to: Write a book on iBooks Author for Visually Impaired or Blind Students

This is a short video that I created as a starting point for teachers who are trying to learn how to use iBooks Author in order to make books for their students.

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Peter Pappas's curator insight, April 25, 1:39 PM
A charming video made by a student. Has some great suggestions for layout
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Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings (National Poetry Month)

Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings (National Poetry Month) | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
5th grade Ss LOVED using @ShakeUpLearning 's "Magnetic" Poetry during #library today! @lbahrke #lctitanhill #GAFE pic.twitter.com/fdbws5zxAo

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Moovly | Create animated videos

Moovly | Create animated videos | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Interactive Whiteboard Lessons - Modern Chalkboard

Interactive Whiteboard Lessons - Modern Chalkboard | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Download interactive whiteboard activities for teachers. Our site features a large collection of original, high-quality SMART Board Notebook files.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"On a cold winter night four or five months ago I started to organize the screencast videos that I've made over the years. I called the list Practical Ed Tech Tips. Since I started that list I've made an effort to add one or two new screencasts to it every week. Yesterday, I added the 100th video to the Practical Ed Tech Tips playlist"


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Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, April 28, 11:57 AM

This looks like a simple and useful idea.

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Crop your images into different shapes

Crop your images into different shapes | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
A colleague asked me today about cropping a square image into a circle using Google Drawing. This process is called "masking," and it can be done quickly and easily not only in Drawing, but also in...

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing

Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Last Saturday I reviewed Analyze My Writing. That post proved to be one of the most popular posts of the week. It also prompted a bunch of questions from readers looking for other tools like it. Here are some more good tools that students can use to analyze their own writing.

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Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development | Edudemic

Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development | Edudemic | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
I created my first Twitter account in 2008. Four years later, I finally made the commitment to using Twitter during an edtech conference, where I found myself frantically tweeting, retweeting, and refreshing my feed as I tried to take it all in. Honestly, up until I used it at that conference, I thought Twitter was just another social media blackhole. But through essentially constant use for those few days, I began to see Twitter as an excellent resource for educators and an invaluable tool for professional development – one of the best out there. So, for you teachers wondering about all the hype…I promise, Twitter is worth it.

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