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Bloomin' Apps

Bloomin' Apps | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
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.


Via Karen Bonanno, Lynnette Van Dyke
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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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5 Problems with Free Educational Apps

5 Problems with Free Educational Apps | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
I was talking to a school superintendent recently about how her district selects iPad apps for use in the classrooms. She said that the first thing they do is separate the free from the paid apps.....
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An interesting post shared by Lucy Gray. I think there is a lot of validity to the author's points.
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Eyeing Schools' iPad Alternatives

Even though the iPad commands the majority of the tablet market in education, there are a growing number of tablet options schools can choose.
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There is competition out there and this discuss the strengths and weaknesses of alternate options.
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iPad Summit Keynote Day 2: Ruben Puentedura

iPad Summit Keynote Day 2: Ruben Puentedura | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
I can hardly contain my excitement for the keynote speaker of day 2, Ruben Puetendura, Ph.D., the father of the SAMR model concept. His topic is: Of Lively Sketchbooks and Curiosity Amplifiers: Tho...
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notes from the Boston Ipad Summit. Thanks for sharing!

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Inquiry over iPads: Green Screen on the iPad

Inquiry over iPads: Green Screen on the iPad | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it

"Green screen is one of the best learning tools in our learning commons. Our students are really making their learning come alive by recording video using the green screen. DoInk has just released a new Green Screen App for the iPad. It is an easy to use App that allows you create green screen in one shot, rather than edit it using iMovie or another video editing application."


Via John Evans, Donna Clark, Jenny Smith
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I absolutley love the idea of green screen as another tool to spark imagination. the problem is to find the space. i wonder if many schols have a kind of place where this type of production, with space and good acoustics.

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6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Wondering what will happen if your school brings iPads into the classroom? Is your district discussing the purchase of iPads as opposed to laptops? Here at Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue, Nebras
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The preparation is key!
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Rolling Out an iPad Pilot Program, With Eyes Wide Open

Rolling Out an iPad Pilot Program, With Eyes Wide Open | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
One of California's poorest school districts, the Coachella Valley Unified southeast of Los Angeles, is currently rolling out iPads to every student, pre-K through high school.
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Being involved in a roll out myself, I can verify it is a phreak learning curve.
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23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report. | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their...
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Some great ideas to use or build on as teachers begin to move towards creative use of the iPads with learners.
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Making Friends With Failure

Making Friends With Failure | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
No one likes failure, the F-word, no matter how you sugarcoat it. But failure is a part of life. Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes you don't get what you want. Stuff happens. But if we recas
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I couldn't feel stronger about any education topic. This is a discussion that needs to take place in our successful schools As well out those that are perform wrong poorly. 

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I couldn't feel stronger about any other current topic in education. we have students identifying  themselves with letters and numbers feeling that is all that will make them of value. Innovation, creativity, new thinking risky inky behaviors for them and they shy away.

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A Nice Graphic on iPad Tips and Tricks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Nice Graphic on iPad Tips and Tricks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
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A rather elaborate infographic, but a cooed site to refer to Fr guidance.

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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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iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds

iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
The power of iPads and other tablets can help students learn concepts of enormous scale, like the size of the solar system, that traditional methods struggle to teach.
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interesting support to the power of simulations that fire areas of the brain that are not engaged at all with reading ,lecture.and teacher demonstations. 

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Slideshows in Sync

Slideshows in Sync | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Teachers! We now have a variety of ways to start a slideshow presentation
on our computer, tablet, or phone and have it appear on student devices.
And, as you advance to the next slide your students’ devices follow right
along.
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This is a flat out cool concept via TechChef 4U

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Learning In Burlington: Trusting Students (and Staff) - Looking Back At Year 1:1 (with iPads) - Part 8

Learning In Burlington: Trusting Students (and Staff) - Looking Back At Year 1:1 (with iPads) - Part 8 | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
A number of parts attached ,but always helps to know how others made it work.
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Ten Reflections on the First Year of an iPad Pilot

Ten Reflections on the First Year of an iPad Pilot | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Did your school just get iPads? This article will give you ten tips for making sure your implementation is successful.
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Planning is key...
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The Role Of Student Choice In Connected Classrooms - Edudemic

The Role Of Student Choice In Connected Classrooms - Edudemic | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
With the influx of technology into connected classrooms, the role of student choice has become as important as ever.
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Student choice and teacher trust are the issues. It has to be learning centered and less control by teacher. Ownership is a powerful thing for students.

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The Best Education Apps (iOS) - Edudemic

The Best Education Apps (iOS) - Edudemic | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
Below is our curated list of the best education apps for iOS. See one that you like? Vote for it! Want to add one? Just log in and add away!
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Interesting collection with explanations of recommendations.

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A Powerful Set Of Classroom iPad Rules For Teachers - Edudemic

A Powerful Set Of Classroom iPad Rules For Teachers - Edudemic | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
As a connected educator, you need to come up with a set of guidelines, classroom iPad rules, as well as a way to manage all your new devices.
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This is a great jumping off point to administrators and teachers anxious to jump into iPads. lots of planning needs to take place prior to implementation. Distraction runs rampant without it.

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Bring schools to life with Aurasma app

Bring schools to life with Aurasma app | ILearn with Ipads | Scoop.it
The Magic of Bringing Information to life. I'm assuming you've seen at least one of the eight Harry Potter films. In the films, one everyday magical experience is that photos are always moving as i...
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I continue to hear great things about this app and what it can do. Making it easy to do the research and promote the idea to our teachers

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