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Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale!

Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale! | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

iPad deployment includes all of the steps between buying an iPad and beginning to use the device. For an individual’s personal iPad, this is often a very fast and easy process lasting no longer than five minutes: You just open the box, turn it on, download the apps you want on your device, and go. But for a school, or district, with potentially hundreds of iPads–each one requiring a specialized list of apps that need to be purchased before protecting the devices with a case and sending them out to classrooms. As an administrator or teacher, there are a few things you will need to know before you deploy your iPads


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FEED THE TEACHER's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:16 AM

Trust me when I say that any piece of advice is welcome!

Dee KC's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:03 AM

Please please read this before spending your money...make sure you have planned for the time and cost of implementing the devices themselves.

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Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations.

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A few to investigate!

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, May 13, 3:09 AM

Handig overzicht!

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 27, 3:27 PM

Handig, met verschillende pro indelingen

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 6, 3:47 PM

Coding may be the next literacy for all of us. 

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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don’t even have a bookstore that is accessible by users and many people are left to fend for themselves to load content on it.

Here is a comprehensive free e-book resource catalog online. All of these books are hardware agnostic, which means they are not locked by DRM (Digital Rights Management). All you have to do is simply download a title and load in via the USB cable from your computer to your e-reader. Many of these sites also provide the books in more than one format, so they will work with your Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony e-reader and hundreds of others.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 17, 9:55 AM

Great resource, and it's free!

Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, February 18, 11:52 AM

Here is a cool one for all my Kindle toting friends - a comprehensive list of sources for free e-books.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 11:20 AM

Great resource for BYOD schools who want to create a level playing field for all students with all devices.

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iMovie trailers - A Fun & Easy Icebreaker! - teachingwithipad.org

iMovie trailers - A Fun & Easy Icebreaker! - teachingwithipad.org | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

"Here is a great ice breaker activity for you if you have a few iPads to use in your classroom.

 

You will need around one iPad per group of 2-6 students. Or, if you only have one iPad, create a trailer as a class.

 

iMovie trailers is a very fun and easy way to create awesome short videos. Your class will probably be able to finish within one to two hours."


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Need to try more of these to engage students with iPad technology.

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:50 PM

Fun way to use iPads for students to learn to collaborate, critically think, create and communicate - all with one activity! The 4 C's in action. 

Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:51 PM

Great way to use the 4 C's - critically think, collaborate, create and communicate! 

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How PD can make real change - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

How PD can make real change - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

"I have been Head of Department in my current school for just one year and a number of my teachers have highlighted recently how far they’ve come in just one year. I thought I’d share my approach to providing PD and why it might be that it seems to work (well, some of it)"

 


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Good insight into the limitations of mass PD in schools.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, February 17, 2014 7:47 PM

Good insight into the basic limitations of Mass PD.

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50+ Editable iPad Graphic Organizers and Project Templates

50+ Editable iPad Graphic Organizers and Project Templates | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
» Freebie Friday: 50+ Editable iPad Graphic Organizers and Project Templates |

 

You will need Pages or Keynote to open and edit these.


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Jackie Lerch's curator insight, April 30, 2014 12:51 PM

iPad graphic organizers that you can write on ... cool stuff

Paula Jamieson's curator insight, May 22, 2014 5:53 PM

I'm looking forward to exploring this link as I am often asked for Editable Graphic Organisers to embed thinking.

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Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale!

Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale! | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

iPad deployment includes all of the steps between buying an iPad and beginning to use the device. For an individual’s personal iPad, this is often a very fast and easy process lasting no longer than five minutes: You just open the box, turn it on, download the apps you want on your device, and go. But for a school, or district, with potentially hundreds of iPads–each one requiring a specialized list of apps that need to be purchased before protecting the devices with a case and sending them out to classrooms. As an administrator or teacher, there are a few things you will need to know before you deploy your iPads


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FEED THE TEACHER's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:16 AM

Trust me when I say that any piece of advice is welcome!

Dee KC's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:03 AM

Please please read this before spending your money...make sure you have planned for the time and cost of implementing the devices themselves.

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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Lucid explaination for the need for well stocked libraries!

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An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

"If you have an iPad and you want to get the maximum out of in order to  enhance your iPadding experience and improve your productivity on it, the tutorials below are part of what you need.


These are some very  good video tutorials that will introduce you to a wide variety of tips related to using and handling your iPad. I invite you to have a look and share with your students. Enjoy."


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Lee Hall's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:23 PM

More and more teachers are getting iPads as the schools have the money. These are great resources for those teachers.

Paul Westeneng's curator insight, October 2, 2013 2:36 AM

An excellent set of video tutorials.

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HopScotch: Coding for kids, iPad Programming language - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

HopScotch: Coding for kids, iPad Programming language - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
HopScotch is an excellent iPad app dedicated to teaching kids the coding language.

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Another app to investigate!

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6 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

6 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
Teachers really want to 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.

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A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching ...

A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching ... | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
App developers, on their part, have also noticed this increasing potential of iPad in education and therefore started creating and developing apps targeting the educational audience. From apps for toddlers to advanced research apps, the app ...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:14 PM

Useful tips to guide you through the process of using iPads in your school.

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36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf

36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
Websites & mobile apps for digital storytelling, such as Toontastic, VoiceThread, StoryKit, Xtranormal, Puppet Pals, Pixton, Storybird, Comic Master, etc.

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Patricia Stitson's comment, June 11, 2013 1:52 AM
Just for kids? Maybe not. We all have a story to share. Who is building the platform where we can upload stories from all these apps?
Patricia Stitson's curator insight, June 11, 2013 1:53 AM

Just for kids? Maybe not. We all have a story to share. Who is building the platform where we can upload stories from all these apps?

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, July 4, 2013 10:05 PM

Another great collection of tools and ideas for storytelling digitally.

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Visual Poetry - Create Word Clouds On Your iPad

Visual Poetry - Create Word Clouds On Your iPad | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
Visual Poetry is a nice iPad app for creating custom word clouds. The app's name implies that it only works for poetry, but it will work with any text that you write. Visual Poetry allows you to ch...

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Lenora Polk's curator insight, August 17, 2013 9:35 AM

I'm going to incoporate this with vocabulary words with my pull-out classes when reading required curriculum text.  We listen to the text on CD but will explore the vocabulary words in numerous ways.  Just another tool to use! :)

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iPad App of the Week: Flickr | iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Flickr | iPad Insight | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Flickr.  A classic iPad app that recently went through a major update.  With Flickr you can upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world.  Flickr has always had a special place in my heart as I initially used it to share all of our baby photos with family members when our first son was born over 12 years ago.  Since then, there have been so many other resources available to store your photos, especially in the cloud, that I haven’t used it in years–that was until the recent version 4.0 update caught my eye.   The newest update brings with it a welcomed addition of features to an already powerful app.

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Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool

Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

Book creator has probably been the app I have used most, in my teaching, with pupils and in my training. The blank canvas aspect means it can be used across the whole curriculum and the addition of the pen tool in the last few weeks has added to that.

 

We use Showbie at school for pupils to share their work, including books made with Book Creator from the iPads and home to the teachers for assessment. Recently, we have used both the Pen Tool and Record feature to give feedback on the pupils' eBooks. The pupils send their books using Showbie and the teacher opens them up on his/her iPad. They can then annotate with their voice, pen and text. The book can then be sent back to the pupils using Showbie. The pupil can either change the original book and delete the annotated one or change the annotated book and delete the original.

 

The screenshot shows a book of a Science experiment. The teacher can annotate with arrows but also add audio feedback. All elements of Book Creator can be deleted so the pupil can restore any annotated book to the original.

 

This is obviously not a new idea but the pen tool has certainly made this quicker in a widely used app such as Book Creator.


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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, February 8, 9:19 AM

Next year when we start on Chromebooks!

 

Katharina Kulle's curator insight, February 8, 12:13 PM

BookCreator, a really good app! 

tom cockburn's curator insight, February 9, 4:22 AM

Could be useful  in a number of ways in classes at various levels

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A day in the life of an iPad teacher - Innovate My School

A day in the life of an iPad teacher - Innovate My School | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
How can an iPad be used to enhance the school day? Which apps are the best? Nick Dempster, a Year 6 teacher at Linaker Primary School in Southport and an Apple Distinguished Educator shares his experiences.

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Print by WiFi?

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:53 AM

There are a few apps that may be of interests.  Explain Everything sort of jumped out at me!

Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:54 AM

I really want to check out Explain Everything--the app.

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A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:46 AM

This is awesome.  So much theory of teaching collides with the practice.  This could be a great way for teachers in the trenches share their experience and get genuine change in education happening.

Denise Weinhoeft-Renfro's comment, July 5, 2013 3:17 PM
This is truly a great tool in my estimation, but theory and reality also collide with technology. If you are not 1:1 then the potential of the app is not getting used in the best way that it can.
Peter Pappas's comment, July 5, 2013 3:22 PM
Good point Denise. I'm hoping it's something school will grow into over time.
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iPad Book Creator is Now Free to Try Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Book Creator is Now Free to Try Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

"Book Creator is definitely a robust educational iPad app out there . I have been using it for awhile now and I found it really wonderful. The good news about this app is that you can now install and try it for free. You can actually try out your first book and if you like it you can then pay $4.99 to buy it."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, December 31, 2013 10:27 AM

Colleagues speak very highly of this app though I've not used it myself.

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.


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St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together a useful image that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support inquiry-based learning.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:30 AM

A neat mix for you to explore for your inquiry learning iPad needs.

Stacey Campo's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:24 PM

This is a great resource for conversation, exploration, and digging in!

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4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom

4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

Book Creator is a versatile and intuitively set-up app that allows students to easily create digital content in a variety of ways. In Richmond, teachers have used their iPads and Book Creator to publish ebooks on a variety of topics and in a variety of genres. Below are some ideas for using Book Creator in your classroom.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:44 PM

4 great ideas that cover a range of age groups in how they could use Book Creator.

 

Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:01 PM

Create your first book for free. An in-app purchase enables unlimited books.

For schools there is also a full version with unlimited books and no in-app purchase.

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Making Multiliteracy Manageable: Movies, iPads and Kids Connect

Making Multiliteracy Manageable: Movies, iPads and Kids Connect | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
Recently ResourceLink staff have been involved in two Kids Connect conferences: Key to the Sea run by Unity College and Tech on the Edge, run by St Thomas School at Camp Hill.
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Well presented ideas for multi-literacy processes & production.

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iPad + class = collaboration: a practical example

Collabortation - the golden egg of education? The class working together to a common aim and with a clear result - more substantial than the efforts of individuals alone. It’s not easy to achieve t...

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Mariëlle van Rijn's curator insight, September 29, 2013 5:35 AM

Goed artikel over samenwerkend leren

John Rudkin's curator insight, September 29, 2013 5:46 AM

Collaboration is a must have in the world of technology linked learning.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:28 AM

As collaboration is one of the key issues in the classroom this contributions gives some ides how to carry it out.

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How to Print with an iPad: Five Options for Schools - Jonathan Wylie

How to Print with an iPad: Five Options for Schools - Jonathan Wylie | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

"The paperless classroom is a great ideal to work towards, but the journey to get there may still involve some printing. So, just how do you print from an iPad? Well, there are several ways, and it may depend on your individual circumstances, but the information below outlines the most common solutions."


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:54 AM

Also interesting topic to read about and find solutions for printing with an iPad.

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One iPad in the classroom: 10 Ideas - The ICT Advisors

One iPad in the classroom: 10 Ideas - The ICT Advisors | Info for iPads | Scoop.it
You may be lucky enough to have one iPad in your classroom, but unlucky enough not to have access to a class set.


Here are 10 free ideas to help you and your pupils get the very best out of the one iPad in the classroom."


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Theophilus's curator insight, March 19, 2014 4:03 AM

What I like about this idea is the centrality of learning as opposed to the centrality of the device. We've discovered that sharing a device have far-reaching and positive possibilities for networking, interaction, teamwork and collaboration in the formal learning environment. OLPC is an example of a notion that goes the other way - individualism, not to mention, the complexities when trying to enable young learners to focus.

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:48 PM

We will be deploying iPads after Spring break. Timely article.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:46 PM

Very useful ideas. I think I will try applying some of these to my classroom. 

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An Excellent Quick-Start Guide To iPads For Learning

An Excellent Quick-Start Guide To iPads For Learning | Info for iPads | Scoop.it

It starts with setup tips, offers some thoughts on how you view the tablet, and even gets into workflow a bit. While we might move #4 to #1, this is a useful graphic for any #edtech teacher just getting started with tablets and mobile learning in general.


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hedgeshandy's comment, October 17, 2013 6:28 AM
Its interesting<br>