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5 Tips For Keeping Your School iPads Safe (And Not Cracked) - Edudemic

5 Tips For Keeping Your School iPads Safe (And Not Cracked) - Edudemic | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
If you run a school that utilizes 1:1 technology tablets, you have no doubt had to deal with a few bumps and bruises.  Especially if those tablets end up going home with students.  Here are some tips for reducing tablet loss in your program. Cases Obviously a case is a good idea.  I have been …
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This is worth reading. we had a number of cracked cases with our first year roll out. Talking to other teachers, i find this has been a problem as well.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Complete Guide to Using Socrative 2.0

Free Technology for Teachers: A Complete Guide to Using Socrative 2.0 | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
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Ask3 - An iPad App for Creating Flipped Video Lessons Your Students Can Actually Respond To

Ask3 - An iPad App for Creating Flipped Video Lessons Your Students Can Actually Respond To | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it

“ Ask3 is a free iPad app from TechSmith. TechSmith is probably best known as being the company that produces Jing and Camtasia screen capture software. Ask3 is a tool that teachers can use to create...”


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Some apps, such as Ask3, make flipping the class easier. 

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iPads vs. chromebooks in a 1:1 environment

iPads vs. chromebooks in a 1:1 environment | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Many schools are looking into 1:1 programs and the specific devices that can make up the foundation of these programs.
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I tend to concur with the arguments presented here that find chromebooks a better creation tool.
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The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms

The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
This week, I had the opportunity to present at the Iowa 1:1 Institute. It is always a great event, and has long been known for having some of Iowa's brightest and best educators in attendance. I di...
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One stop shopping recomendations with live links for you to investigate. Thanks Jonathan Wylie!

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Understanding Apple's New Deployment Programs

Understanding Apple's New Deployment Programs | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Yesterday Apple released two new deployment programs for iOS and Mac, and
rolled out enhancements to another. I want to explain as best I can how
they work together.

The Volume Purchase Program has been significantly enhanced and there are
two new programs: Device Enrolment Program and AppleID for Students. Let's
look at each of these in turn.

Device Enrolment Program

Until now, the best practice for deploying institutionally-owned devices
was to put them into supervision mode using Apple Configurator and either
deploy apps at the same time or later via Mobile Device Management (MDM).
This required an admin to handle each device and physically connect it to a
Mac with a USB cable.

The Device Enrolment Program basically takes that best practice but moves
it into Apple's device activation servers.

DEP provides four major advantages over cabled deployment:

* A device can be supervised over-the-air
* Users can be presented with a simplified version of the setup
assistant
* Devices can be automatically enrolled in your institution's MDM
* MDM enrolment can be locked

Those four improvements go a long way to making a deployment easy and
scaleable. You, as an admin, don't have to touch a device at all to roll it
out. Just assign them to users, have the users open them up and start
configuring them and you'll have supervised devices with MDM enrolment
automatically enforced.

After that, you're into essentially the same mode of operation that you'd
normally be in with an MDM-based deployment.

There are two major caveats with DEP. The first is that it is only for
institutionally-owned devices directly purchased from Apple. There is no
procedure for registering devices purchased, for example, over the counter
at an Apple Store. My understanding is that this is a philosophical
decision on Apple's part: admins should not be able to "capture" devices
that they don't own. This is the same philosophy that says that
personally-owned can't be locked into MDM. My own opinion is that this is
not an unreasonable fear on Apple's part. Sysadmin over-reach is a real
issue.

The second caveat is that DEP is US-only for now. Apple operates a direct
sales model in the US and therefore has knowledge of who ordered which
devices, down to the level of individual serial numbers. That's not true in
most other countries where Apple works through resellers to sell to
institutions.

AppleID for Students

The COPPA regulations in the US have made it awkward to use individual
AppleIDs for students under 13. This is being solved with the AppleID for
Students program.

Previously the 'institutional model' of deployment, where there was one
AppleID used for apps that was not available to the student, was used for
students under 13. This prevented access to a range of features that depend
on an individual AppleID, such as iCloud backup and content syncing to
students own devices.

With the AppleID for Students program, Apple is providing a way for the
school and Apple to have verified parental consent for students to create
an AppleID. Schools can bulk-upload requests for AppleIDs to be created,
then emails requesting consent are sent to parents. Once consent has been
given, the AppleID can be created.

Volume Purchase Program enhancements

The Volume Purchase Program has been around for a while but it has been
enhanced with some new capabilities.

Previously MDM servers could store and distribute VPP coupon codes to
users. Once the user redeemed that code in the App Store, the code was gone
and could never be re-allocated.

The new VPP model is called "Managed Distribution". Under MD, the model is
not "sending coupon codes to devices" but "assigning apps to AppleIDs". The
idea is that your MDM has a concept of who the users are in your
organisation and what their AppleIDs are. You then upload a "token" from
the VPP program that indicates the apps that you have purchased. Then, in
your MDM interface, you assign apps to groups of users. The result is that
those AppleIDs get access to the apps you specify.

It may not be obvious, but Managed Distribution requires that each deployed
iPad in your school be used by one AppleID. This obviously plays together
with the AppleID for Students program such that students can now have
individual AppleIDs without too much difficulty.

There are some further enhancements to VPP. The first is the ability to
"recall" an app from a user over the air. For some time, we've been able to
recall an app deployed through Apple Configurator, but not apps assigned
through MDM. We can now do this, which is great.

The second enhancement is that, for supervised devices, apps can be
installed silently with no user interaction. Previously, installing an app
required the user to accept the push from the MDM server but this is no
longer the case for supervised devices.
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I was just getting to feel comfortable with the old way, so back to the drawing board. I wonder if somene,somewhere offers classes in this

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Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill

Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Worried about the shrinking presence of empathy in our schools? I know how you feel.

With classrooms operating more like grade factories, it's hard to make the case for school-driven empathy. Faced
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from the text:"The most powerful feature of jigsaw learning -- the very reason behind its conception -- is practiced empathy."? insightful observations that jigsaw groups facilitate cognitive empathy.

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from the text:"The most powerful feature of jigsaw learning -- the very reason behind its conception -- is practiced empathy."? insightful observations that jigsaw groups facilitate cognitive empathy.

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What Will It Take for iPads to Upend Teaching and Learning?

What Will It Take for iPads to Upend Teaching and Learning? | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
One principal in an affluent Bay Area School is striving to do more than just "enhance" classroom learning with iPads.
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This is an interesting and honest look at the vaying opinions of ipads in the classroom and the slow go to actually have it be transformative.  It still is the challenge to move beyond the S in the SAMR model.

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Retroactively Managing an iPad Program

Retroactively Managing an iPad Program | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, I had the esteemed pleasure of presenting at the iPad Summit in San Diego, hosted by EdTechTeacher. In addition to live blogging the event, you can see my posts here, I presented...
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Sharing some good information here. Why not learn from others mistakes and benefit from their major scores?

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Bloomin' Apps

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Includes all the Bloomin' versions in one place!
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This site, which is one of many by Kathy Schrock, was shared on Google+ today. Wonderfully organized and incredibly thorough.
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7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know

7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know
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Creation is so much better than consumption:)
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50 apps in 50 minutes

A concise set of illustrations featuring fifty of our favorite apps for education.


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20 iPad Gaming Apps to Boost Kids Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 iPad Gaming Apps to Boost Kids Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it

Via Maria Margarida Correia
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It is great to have recommendations with the exponentially increasing number of Ipad educational apps available.

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The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
The promise of technology in the classroom has long been equal access to resources on the internet, but a digital divide still exists largely because of the other issues poverty raises in schools.
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Trust is imperative to a successful program.  Student choice and motivation  depend on it.

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it

rtsThe Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

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i did something similiar to that this year when we introduced a number of ipad carts into our school without adding additionl tech help. the kids were wonderful and taught me lots. this type of thing also gives students who are not necxessarily the athletes or tops cholars an opportunity to celebrate and share their talents.

We named our group I-help.

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iBooks Author Training Video and Free Guide » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Diigo

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Thanks @ Lucy Gray. Guidelines and information from Peter Pappas. Both folks always good resources.
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Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges for Students

Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges for Students | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
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There are some serious pros and cons to consider in this article that suggests that digital and printed books have varying capabilities.The comments about Curriculet, however, distract a bit from the research.
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Deploying iPads in Education - ClassThink.com

Deploying iPads in Education - ClassThink.com | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
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This is exactly the type of reference source I want to have access to as we continue to plan our 1: rollout. So much to learn that having a "go to" place to begin is reassuring,to say the least.
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ClassThink's comment, March 16, 4:23 PM
Thanks Nancy, this is exactly the reason we set up ClassThink. Really happy you're finding it useful!
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This is the hottest Common Core project in schools right now | eSchool News | eSchool News

This is the hottest Common Core project in schools right now | eSchool News | eSchool News | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Innovative teachers are using eBooks as projects, allowing students to gain Common Core skills while letting their creativity to shine.
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There are a number of links to resources to provide you with guidelines and digital literacy topics that should be covered in the classroom prior to the creation of student- generated ebooks.
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There are a number of links to resources to provide you with guidelines and digital literacy topics that should be covered in the classroom prior to the creation of student- generated ebooks.

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Apps for Students With LD: Organization and Study

Apps for Students With LD: Organization and Study | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Students with learning disabilities often have trouble with study skills like organization and remembering what needs to happen and when. These mobile apps can help.
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I have always contended that those students with learning differences can benefit the most with the use of Ipads. Executive function is an issue for a number of students, not just those  with an IEP. I am excited to look into these to see what we can adapt for our own learners.

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S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
» S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction |

A New Way to look at SAMR (interactive infographic)


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Very cool and full of resources if you are into SAMR!

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Apptivities

Apptivities | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Our Solution: The apptivities website at http://www.apptivities.org/ We ask our ADE colleagues to contribute your apptivities, a specific learning activity using apps on mobile devices. A key part of our vision for apptivities is to provide media resources that give a “view” into best practices in the classroom. apptivities: Models for successful instructional practices with mobile devices It’s the application of apps for learning.
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Note-Taking with iPads

Note-Taking with iPads | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down ...
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I love that this article talks about options, learning styles, and the doodlers,who are perceived as being inattentive rather than processing differently.
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5 Demands Placed on Students in a 1:1 Classroom – from Shawn McCusker | Leading Change in Changing Times

5 Demands Placed on Students in a 1:1 Classroom – from Shawn McCusker | Leading Change in Changing Times | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
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Some good advice from Shaun McCusker along with a student's innovative approach to a Venn diagram.
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'Blue Light' May Impair Students' Sleep, Studies Say

'Blue Light' May Impair Students' Sleep, Studies Say | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Evidence is growing that late-in-the-day exposure to artificial light from energy-efficient lamps, computers, and other electronic devices can disrupt sleep cycles.
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To much technology can effect your circadian rythmns. INterestingly, they include TV as well as tablets, computers,etc. Word to the wise.

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