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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
“ Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process? Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, t”
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"Providing written feedback at the culmination of a writing project is like doing an autopsy -- it's deconstructing a dead document!" -- Samantha Morra (@sammorra) What a great statement to begin discussion about the writing process. This article brings together some of the ideas that we will be exploring next year as we refine our use of the iPad in the classroom. We are going to trail some new literacy tools that focus on getting students to be better editors of their own written work as a beginning. Please read this as a starting point for conversations next year.
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Redefining learning with iPads

Redefining learning with iPads | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
“More teachers are getting hold of iPads for their work, but how can they go about getting the most out of them? Primary school teacher and iPad-innovator Lee Parkinson discusses how teachers can use the device to bring very specific subjects to life.”
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The SAMR model of using technology in the classroom is one I particularly like and attempt to follow. It helps you adjust your thinking in how to adapt to using the iPad in your classroom. From adapting to current tasks undertaken with pens and books to creating media rich tasks that challenge and stimulate learning, the SAMR model has much to offer. This practical article demonstrates how a teacher can adapt a current paper task and enrich the learning by integrating the iPad to build in engagement and enhance the resultant learning. Worth a read and worth follow up. I will try and build more into my research of SAMR and add to this post.
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The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers (Just waiting for your traits based approach!)

The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers (Just waiting for your traits based approach!) | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Word clouds are fun ways to get students thinking creatively about any topic. The problem is that it’s sometimes difficult to find the one that best meets your needs. Lucky for you, we’ve taken the dirty work out of it and compiled The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Educational Tools for Teachers! Utilize these free educational technology tools to get your students’ minds immersed in any new topic.

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Here are some Word Cloud tools that may be useful.

 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 13, 2014 10:57 AM

Brainstorm, revise, word choice, organize... all in a playful environment.   Engagement with the writing process is a sweet thing.

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Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA

Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Aurasma can encourage learners to go beyond the classroom to connect and enhance what they learn by pulling resources from the physical and the digital and then sharing those augmented reality scenes with others.

 

Learning Objectives:

Write a multi-part fictional narrative that logically ties in with actual locations on the school campus.Create an engaging narrative experience for the reader through expressive and provocative narration, animation, and/or images.Evaluate and deconstruct the narratives of others through class-wide discussion and reflection of own narrative.
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Augmented Reality will impact on education in the future If not already. Get on board and explore the possibilities.  Very exciting.  Can be tough at first but worth pushing through the pain.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:11 PM

I can imagine taking my class of middle schoolers on a virtual reality scavenger hunt. This one lights me up. It's something I'd build a writing unit around. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:14 PM

Ah the things we can do with mobile phones and big net tech. A project using Aurasma could make your school year sing. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 22, 2014 1:12 PM
Can't wait to try this?
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Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 2 | MathyCathy's Blog – Mrs. Cathy Yenca

Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 2 | MathyCathy's Blog – Mrs. Cathy Yenca | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"For our last day of class with a “normal” schedule (today), I met with my students in our school’s 21st-century learning space.  There’s a sampling of flexible furniture, a corner with stadium seating, iMacs, a big-screen TV, an Apple TV, tables that also serve as white boards… chairs on wheels, couches with charging stations… it’s a great space!

 

Students’ first task today was to finalize their multi-touch math books and submit them to me.  Since some student groups were able to virtually turn in their books last Friday, I was able to embed their .ePub files on my teacher website, and use each unique URL to share all of the books in a ThingLink.  Student groups downloaded and read no less than five books authored by their peers."


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We often see Book creator and writing books not an option in maths.  Maybe this teacher and what she does with her maths class will give you some ideas for publishing In Maths.

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Great Creativity Apps That Every Teacher with an iPad Must Know - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great Creativity Apps That Every Teacher with an iPad Must Know - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
"Today with the easy accessibility of technology, students can learn anywhere and everywhere. With technologies like an iPad, we know there are various iPad apps available that can support your students in their learning. Are you a teacher who wants to bring her student’s creativity to the next level? Here's a list of great creativity apps that every teacher with an iPad must know."
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We are at our best being creative. Apps that allow students to be creative must be explored and provided for in the classroom. This is a start for your research.
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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
“15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad”
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We use Book Creator but you may be looking for something different. This will kick start your research.
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Best video editing apps for iPad: iMovie, Pinnacle Studio, Videon, and more! - imore

Best video editing apps for iPad: iMovie, Pinnacle Studio, Videon, and more! - imore | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
"Looking for the best iPad apps for video editing? From basic trimming to adding transitions, titles, and effects, video editing is a breeze on the iPad due to its larger screen real estate. Whether your next video is a montage of your last family vacation or a school project, the App Store has something for everyone. But which video editing apps for iPad are the absolute best?"
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Some advice about editing video on the iPad
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Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia

Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible. Many na

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Use the iPad as a window on the world. Visit the Louvre or under the ocean.  Possibilities are endless.  If you haven't considered this approach to your classroom then read this post for some ideas.

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 16, 2014 9:54 AM

Are you looking for ways to connect your students to various locations around the planet?  Checkout this list of apps compiled by Edutopia that takes you to various historical and geographical locations.  You may even find yourself in outer space too.  

 

Thanks to John Evans for sharing this article from Edutopia.  

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Seeds of Powerful Stories: 30 Powerful Quotes on Failure

Seeds of Powerful Stories: 30 Powerful Quotes on Failure | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
“Whether we like it or not, failure is a necessary stepping stone to building our dreams. Here are 30 quotes that will hopefully inspire you to look at failure differently.”
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Looking for motivational material. Failures can do it every time.
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Resources

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This is American but there are some good resources for writing, bullying, social media and in particular some classroom management ideas such as Brain Breaks for creating breaks in class that your stuents might enjoy but also keep the room interesting and lessen the need for letting them "play games" for their break.  

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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

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One of the main problems with iPads and video is the sharing aspect with the teacher when all the work is done.  This solution is worth a look and offers a way forward.  The trick is to keep video to small segments rather than one large video when dealing with students submissions.  Theory suggests that 7 minutes is about what most students will cope with as far as concentration and retention are concerned.  

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John Rudkin's curator insight, March 21, 2014 10:18 AM

.....or contact me.  See http://www.Lancashire-regional.tv

Bridget Bengtson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 11:05 AM

This is a fantastic tool for engaging anyone with picture or video for behavioral feedback, or for social stories and language development.  Very easy to operate and free.  Social stories for kids are a snap.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:16 PM

This is a guest post from Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers. 

Publishing student video that is created with iPads can be a challenging process, especially with younger students. Even schools that are Google Apps typically decide to turn off YouTube uploads to the student accounts. However, with the use of a handful of free applications, students can create video content on iPad, share their creation with a teacher, and then have the teacher upload to their YouTube channel or a class YouTube channel. 

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ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension

ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
You’ll love this free resource for teaching reading comprehension. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Similar to Newsela this site provides heaps of resources around literacy and reading comprehension.  Needs reviewing to see what it has to offer but when differentiating this material may prove invaluable.  Let me know what you think. 

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Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Creating digital learning content has never been easier. In these pages you'll find eleven tools that make it fun to bring together different types of digital media - text, images, audio, video - to "mash up" your own online learning materials.

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To create your own digital content is a big step but not one out of reach for any of us.  These tools allow you to create resources for online use in the classroom OR give you an idea of what is possible.  Investigate some of the possibilities and then discuss with me and we'll see what can be done with a little thought and planning.

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Luz dela Luz's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:48 AM

Love this one too. So informative.

Don Karp's curator insight, January 5, 2014 10:55 AM

Lots o software here to consider.

Anisa Dedej's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:42 AM

La creazione di contenuti digitali didattici non è mai stato così facile. In queste pagine troverai undici strumenti che rendono divertente per riunire i diversi tipi di media digitali - testi, immagini, audio, video - a "mash up" i propri materiali didattici on-line.

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What Your Smartphone Is Doing To Your Body & Mind

What Your Smartphone Is Doing To Your Body & Mind | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
On average, people pick up their smartphone 221 times a day to do things with it. It's no secret that we are getting more and more addicted to these handsets, but have you wondered what effect that is having on your mind and your body? Scientists are definitely curious and have a few ideas
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May be something you would like to discuss with your classes. We are all guilty of this trait to some extent and it's a good discussion to have.
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Use Word Clouds in eLearning or face to face in your writing classroom.

Use Word Clouds in eLearning or face to face in your writing classroom. | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Encourage learners to use word clouds to revise and edit their assignments.
Ask learners to read over the essays or assignments they just created and pick and choose keywords. Then, encourage them to create a word cloud with these words, so that they can determine if their work is on-topic and relevant, or if it needs to be revised and edited further

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Word Clouds are a great tool.  Here's one idea for incorporating into your classroom as a learning tool for students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 13, 2014 10:54 AM

10 suggestions that will appeal to any writing teacher. Written for online teachers, this article fits any class setting; online, blended, or traditional. 

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7 Ways to Use Technology With Purpose

7 Ways to Use Technology With Purpose | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
From educator and speaker A.J. Julian comes this thoughtful list of 7 different ways we can all use technology with purpose.
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Here are some ideas to further your classroom efforts with technology.  I particularly like the ideas behind journals, collaborating and better research.  The notion that students can research on the web effectively without being taught is one we all have to address. I will add some sites that help in this regard in the coming posts.

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Tech Tools For Teaching: Augmented Reality - Famous Nebraskans Come to Life

Tech Tools For Teaching: Augmented Reality - Famous Nebraskans Come to Life | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
"I have been intrigued with Augmented Reality (AR) since the Ed Tech Teacher conference I attended last April in Atlanta and subsequent discussions with my colleague Jenny Krzystowczyk (@jennykbps). I was reinvigorated to dig deeper into AR after a GHO with Sue Gorman (@sjgorman) with our iPad Academy. "
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AR is adding a bit of interest and lots of gasps in education and continues to amaze. If you haven't looked into AR then it's time you did. Takes a bit to get into it but worth the journey.
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Curious Ruler - iPad Measurement - Class Tech Tips

Curious Ruler - iPad Measurement  - Class Tech Tips | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
pp"Brand new from the team behind Oh No Fractions, Curious Ruler is fantastic app that helps students explore measurement. I’ve shared some of my favorite virtual tools for the math classroom and this one definitely belongs on the list."
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Can't have too many maths tools. Fractions and measuring. May be just what you're looking for in your classroom.
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High quality copyright free images

High quality copyright free images | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design and free of copyright restrictions.
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A source of HQ images for use and copyright free.
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A Google Drive App for iPad Tutorial - Jonathan Wylie

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- Jonathan WylieNeed some help with the Google Drive App for iPad? This handy tutorial will tell you all that you need to know to organize, save, and access your files in the cloud.
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Handy info for the teachers using Google Drive. If that's not you then this tutorial may convince you to get on board.
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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing quite …

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Lots of apps can be just a burden.  But using the ones we do have to the max will have its benefits.  These types of lists will come and go but it is worth looking at to reinforce what you are doing if you have the app but also then open you up to new possibilities.  Experienced users are the best teachers to follow and make use of the ground they have broken.  Efficient and effective use of your valuable time.  Take a look and see what you can glean.

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Helene Garant's curator insight, August 22, 2014 8:26 PM

Hi folks see you soon

Leslie Sigmon McIntosh's curator insight, September 1, 2014 7:00 AM

Good to know

Mindy Terry's curator insight, October 21, 2014 8:46 AM

Some great apps with checking into.

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After Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks: 3 Tips for Awesomeness

After Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks: 3 Tips for Awesomeness | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
“The most popular talks shared three common attributes.”
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We all do presentations every day. May be some tips in here about our presentations.
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About Teaching with Tablets

About Teaching with Tablets | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

This topic is all about the use of mobile devices, in particular tablet computers, in education and teaching. We include articles of interest with regards to all current devices, whether Android-based, iOS-based or whatever, as they can all play a role in education.

 

WebTeachers aims to seek out the most useful and interesting web content for inclusion in this curated topic.

 

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Wide reading is important when assessing technology in the classroom.  Add this to your reading list.

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Omar Naseralla's curator insight, October 30, 2013 6:39 AM

www.omartech.artisteer.net

Mike Dilger's curator insight, March 24, 2014 7:41 AM

You need to read widely as to what is happening in the world of teaching and tablets.

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
"Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.I’m not saying we should just make the current system better… we should change it into something else."
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Make the perfect #prezi

Make the perfect #prezi | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Fortunately, Prezi has the tools and features that will help you make a beautiful, zooming presentation twice as fast—so you can spend more time practicing your big speech or shopping for gifts for your second cousins. Take a look at our list of way to save time with your prezi...


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If you haven't seen Prezi or you have and want to know how to go about getting started this might give you the inspiration you need.  Prezi is like PowerPoint on steroids and provides that extra bit of spark to keep the audience awake just a bit longer than PP.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, January 3, 2014 12:48 PM

Looks like it spells it out just how to use prezi,  May be easier than u think.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 2014 9:38 AM

We have taught many different classes that has a Prezi as the final required product.  The students seem to enjoy using this tool, especially because it is web-based.  It is getting more user-friendly as it gets more attention from mainstream users.  We would love to teach a lesson on Prezi for students or personal use!

noureen ayman's curator insight, September 30, 2014 3:43 AM

Easier and more effective than power point