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20+ Storybook Creation Tools and Apps : Teacher Reboot Camp

20+ Storybook Creation Tools and Apps : Teacher Reboot Camp | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:08 AM

Learned about a few more creation tools - here's two I just learned about:

Zooburst looks very promising. Creates online 3D pop-up books. 

Storypanda features books with tap swipe, and drag and kids can place themselves into their own story.

Sandra V. Barbosa's comment, March 12, 2013 6:41 PM
I'm following you too.. Thanks.
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Belkin Tablet Stage: iPad stand, document camera and more

Belkin Tablet Stage: iPad stand, document camera and more | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
The Belkin Stage for the iPad is an iPad accessory that has the convenience of an ergonomic iPad stand. When used in conjunction with the Tablet Stage app, it…

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Sam Gliksman's curator insight, June 10, 2013 7:41 PM

Contains several important features that place it ahead of most DIY iPad stands.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:37 AM

This looks really cool.

Waldy 's curator insight, June 11, 2013 3:11 PM

Hi ! Looks like a very useful tool! Unfortunately not available in SouthbAfrica yet

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Text Here - Create Funny Pictures with Photo Caption

Get Text Here - Create Funny Pictures with Photo Caption on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Amazing Site for Inquiry in Early Childhood: 50 Great Wonders From Wonderopolis For Primary Grades

Amazing Site for Inquiry in Early Childhood: 50 Great Wonders From Wonderopolis For Primary Grades | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
I have written several posts (here, here, and here) about using Wonderopolis in my classroom so I decided to put together some of the top wonders for young children. They now have over 968 "wonders...

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:37 PM

Learning from other educators is delicious! AN interesting way of using symbaloo

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Me Books Brings Children's Favorite Books To iPad, Lets You Be The Narrator - TechCrunch

Me Books Brings Children's Favorite Books To iPad, Lets You Be The Narrator - TechCrunch | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Me Books Brings Children's Favorite Books To iPad, Lets You Be The Narrator TechCrunch Many of the children's e-book applications for iPad today use a combination of animations, video or even games to make books more “interactive” for their young...

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, June 15, 2013 2:01 AM

I like the idea that the child can be the narrator. I'm going to be checking this out for young readers.

Christiane Brossi's curator insight, June 15, 2013 9:53 PM

ExcellentExcellent idea for the technologically integrated classroom.

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Everything You Need to Know about iOS 7

Everything You Need to Know about iOS 7 | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Apple iOS has gone through 6 versions and now we are getting iOS 7. Announced at the WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013, iOS 7 aimed to please with its massive redesign and fancy new features.

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Set up a kid-friendly iPad | Macworld

Set up a kid-friendly iPad | Macworld | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Before handing over your iPad to a kid, it's best to do some parental preparation. In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland offers some tips.

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Coolwired's curator insight, June 17, 2013 1:28 PM

Here is an excellent site for Parents! Technology is changing so quickly.

Keep your children safe online. :-)

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Comic Maker HD

Get Comic Maker HD on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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How to create your own audiobooks

How to create your own audiobooks | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
For authors who want to use their own home equipment to narrate an audio version of their own books, or if you want to record your kids reading their favorite stories for posterity, you can do it with a microphone, and iPad and GarageBand.

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juanjovilar's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:00 AM

Herramienta para crear tus propios audiobooks.

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:17 PM

Children are also willing to practice reading before they record which helps improve fluency.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:21 PM

Mostly Mac based but a good resource

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20 Google Tools for Today’s Classrooms | Digital Learning Environments

20 Google Tools for Today’s Classrooms | Digital Learning Environments | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

By Laura Turner

 

"Google continues to provide a wealth of useful easy-to-use tools that can be used well in the classroom. Some of these are newer and some have been around for a while. All of these tools, as well as additional tools can be found at Google Options."


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Setting up your iPad

Setting up your iPad | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

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a4cwsn's curator insight, May 1, 2013 8:29 AM

In this video you will learn how to use the following settings.

 

Airplane Mode
Creating App Folders
Deleting an App
Close Apps running in the background (save battery)
Taking a Screenshot
Adjusting the Brightness
Changing the Wallpaper
Setting up Restrictions
Using Zoom
Large Text
Inverting Colors
Using “Speak Selection”
Multitasking Gestures
Guided Access
Do not Disturb
App Settings.

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iPad Tip: Mirroring the iPad to Apple TV

iPad Tip: Mirroring the iPad to Apple TV | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

Here is some help in understanding and activating AirPlay Mirroring from you iPad to Apple TV.


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- 100 Educational iOS Apps

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:06 PM

Wow! Cool list! The only drawback is that "free" apps are not indicated as such.

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Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition!

Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition! | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition! Over the past 3 years, the Glogster Team has watched education technology become a revolution in the way that we think about the roles of teachers and students.
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33 Super Speech and Language iPad Apps

33 Super Speech and Language iPad Apps | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Teachers With Apps brings you 33 super speech and language iPad apps for home, classroom, or the therapist's office.

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Mack James's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:25 PM

AWSOME apps to use for areas that have low number of specialist visiting. 

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Peep and Chirp: 50+ Fun Videos That Teach Science to Young Learners

Peep and Chirp: 50+ Fun Videos That Teach Science to Young Learners | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Over 50 Peep and Chirp videos. This is the description from their website.. The animated series PEEP and the Big Wide World gives wings to the innovative idea of teaching science to preschoolers. W...

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The iPad – What it should and shouldn’t be for Education

The iPad – What it should and shouldn’t be for Education | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:00 PM

Loved this point in the author's post re: what iPads SHOULDN'T be. "[It] is more about poor decision making about getting iPads rather than the iPad’s lack of ability to manage the task."

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PhotoComic for iPad

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An iOS Game to Get Kids to Try Healthy Foods

An iOS Game to Get Kids to Try Healthy Foods | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"Chew or Die is a free iOS app that encourages people to try new healthy foods. The free app contains a series of healthy food challenges. The challenges include things like removing bread and potato-based starches with rice, trying a new vegetable, removing meat from your diet for a week, and sneaking more fiber into your diet. When you try a challenge take a picture of the food that you try and upload it to Chew or Die to challenge your friends to match your healthy choice"


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Jacqueline Taylor-Adams's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:01 PM

Great app. This app is not just for children, but needs to be used all ages who are not eating and living well. I hope there is an android app in the works...

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Learning in Hand #25: QR Codes

Tony Vincent explains QR codes and shows examples of how they can be used inside and outside of the classroom. For a transcript with web links, go to http://learninginhand.com/qr.

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ABC Crazyfingers Alphabet

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34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf

34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
A collection of assistive technology & software that can be used for students with disabilities, such as Dragon Dictation, iTalk, Moody Me, Quizlet, etc.

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Slides - The easiest way to create and share beautiful presentations.

Slides - The easiest way to create and share beautiful presentations. | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
The easiest way to create and share beautiful presentations.

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taccle2's curator insight, May 17, 2013 4:33 AM

Anyone fancy trying this out ans reporting back?

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 20, 2013 11:52 AM
I tink it is awesome!!!!!!!
Sabine Soeder's curator insight, May 21, 2013 7:08 AM

Curious to explore what this tool can do for great presentations! If you have some experiences with Slides - please share.

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The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos ma...

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45+ PBS Kids Math Games Symbaloo Webmix

45+ PBS Kids Math Games Symbaloo Webmix | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
I created a new Symbaloo webmix for the Kinderchat page. This mix is full of math games from the PBS kids website! http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/pbsmathgames

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