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New research offers advice on how to optimize video length for ...

New research offers advice on how to optimize video length for ... | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
“We've found some interesting new research which suggests the optimal video length for student engagement is six minutes or less. It's no big surprise that students lose interest in videos that are too long; however, what's ...”
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Something to be aware of when creating your own videos.
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The appoLearning Report Card

Because your kids deserve the very best educational apps.
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Download this app to help you locate apps for your learning area.  Very American but there are and will be some worthwhile apps in the recommended mix.  Worth having on your desktop.

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Reading level - Search Help

Reading level - Search Help | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Sometimes you may want to limit your search results to a specific reading level. For example, a second language learner may want more basic sites, a middle school teacher looking for educational material for her students may look for intermediate resources, and a scientist searching for the latest findings from the experts may want to limit results to those at advanced reading levels.


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This method might make it a bit easier when looking for differentiated material  for your classes.  Remember, in Schoology you can deliver individual material to one student or set up groups within your class and deliver to a group as well.  This research technique may save a bit of time.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 13, 2013 6:00 AM

Very useful for lower level language students or those teaching them. The split into 3 levels is a bit basic, but can still sav a lot of time.

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:42 PM

useful..

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Student Created Content is an Exciting and Inspiring Learning Tool that Teaches Many Skills - EmergingEdTech

Student Created Content is an Exciting and Inspiring Learning Tool that Teaches Many Skills - EmergingEdTech | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"This last Friday and Saturday at the Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference, I had the distinct pleasure of watching students at different grade levels present multiple types of media that they created. It was one of the most enjoyable and inspiring activities that I have had the pleasure of experiencing in my time as a professional working in the field of education.

 

On Friday I watched professional quality newscasts, and short movies, created by Franklin Academy high school students. Several of these well spoken students demonstrate some of the equipment and tools that they used to create this content in this video. That same day I also thoroughly enjoyed having several elementary school students from Fuquay Varina Elementary School play movies they made in iMovie, and explain how they created them (here’s one of these movies, from students Sekou, Camren, and Colin).

 

On Saturday, Anthony DeLaura gave this great session on “Unleashing Creativity with iBooks Author”, and during this presentation, he showed this wonderful YouTube video:"


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Murray has pointed out some of the possibilities of iBook Author for us as teachers but it could provide opportunities for students as well. However, students have Book Creator which is a great starting point for creating multimedia books with video, pictures, audio and text.  This article shows us some possibilities with our students as authors.  

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8 Excellent iPad Apps to Create Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Excellent iPad Apps to Create Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"So you want to be able to create and access your digital portfolios on the go. There are apps that allows you to do that and some of don't cost a dime. There is also the possibility to work on your digital portfolios on Google Drive, in fact EdTech did a great video tutorial on how to use Drive as a portfolio solution in your iPad classroom. Below are some of the good apps you can try on your iPad to create digital portfolios and as always if you know about another good app to add to the list, please share with us in the comment form below. Enjoy"


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We have talked about portfolios at various times and here is a list with some apps that could make it possible.  For practical subjects this could be a great way of documenting student progress on projects.  

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 22, 2013 4:51 AM

Excellent solutions for "iPad" classrooms

Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, November 24, 2013 5:01 AM

#ePortfolio en ligne : le développement du ePortfolio distribué s'accélère : iphone, ipad, tablettes, et autres supports mobiles sont les moyens de transporter son ePortfolio pour nomade : avoir son ePortfolio toujours sur soi est une des clés de la sérendipité.

Emma Alcock's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:09 PM

Some great options for digital portfolios. Hoping one of them works for me next year!

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The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces

The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Technology and collaborative work environments are changing the design of learning spaces.
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Designing learning spaces has had a lot of thought thrown at it over the years.  Here are some ideas that we may want to consider.  How many of these have we considered in the new building?

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Listly List - Augmented Reality Apps

Listly List - Augmented Reality - daqri, Journey AR Viewer, Science AR $, colAR Mix - 3D coloring book App, Zappar, AR Dice Universal, Beyond Reality, Augmentron AR, AR PUG DOG, Sol 3D, Augment - 3D Augmented Reality, Floodlines By State Library of...

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Not for newbies but augmented reality has lots of potential for classrooms. We will see more ways of applying this technology as time goes on.  In the meantime start your reading and see what all the fuss is about.

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8 iPad Camera Integration Ideas for 1:1 Classrooms - Getting Smart

8 iPad Camera Integration Ideas for 1:1 Classrooms - Getting Smart | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Teachers who are a bit nervous about a 1:1 iPad implementation can get started by using the iPad camera to capture learning as it happens.

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Our students have a sound recorder, camera and video camera at their disposal. Make sure you remember this when planing a lesson. Here are some ideas for the camera in your classroom.

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Cori Araza's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:42 AM

One of the most utilized apps on the iPad for retelling and summarizing.

Gary Woolley's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:57 AM

Good ideas about getting started with the iPad.

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The magic of Fibonacci numbers

The magic of Fibonacci numbers | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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I know the maths dept have been using lots of video in their classes but they must be getting sick of Mr Herbert et al gracing the screens of their iPads.  How about a change! TED can provide just that.  Here's one for the maths classroom but search the site for some great stimulus material.  When done go to TEDEd and have a look how you can set up a classroom exercise with questions and other support material for your classroom on a myriad of subjects.

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Video Analysis & Sports Coaching App | Ubersense HPE or Science

Ubersense is the best mobile app for iPad, iPhone, and iTouch that helps athletes and coaches raise their game, using video and collaboration.
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A number of PE staff have asked about videoing students or using video to analyse sporting skills etc and the result was usually with complex desktop siftware or expensive apps for ipads.  This app looks good since it is free and looks to have the sorts of features needed by staff.  Worth a look.  Let me know what you think.  

As a slow mo camera app it may also be used in science to record events and replay in slow mo.  Hey!  Clever!

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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Like Rewordify, I think Newsela is worth a look as well.  Some teachers are using it already with great success.  (Olivia, Katrina, Nick)  It provides access to a current affair styled site that you can alter the level of text to suit various readers.  It provides a comprehension test as well if required.  It uses a lexile rating and further onfo about lexiles can be found at www.mylexile.com.au

This also provides a great tool for differentiation.  You can assign to a class and collect the quiz scores as well have their scores interpreted against criteria.  An essential tool for all REP classes, just ask Olivia for further help.

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Mike Dilger's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:33 PM

This site is proving very popular with a number of busy teachers as a tool to help differentiate reading tasks for students.  Once the class is set up a teacher can gather news articles (very American but ok) and deliver them to the class via class code, and then the reading levels can be altered based on lexiles.  To find more info about lexiles go to www.mylexile.com.au

A comprehension quiz can be used if you want and scores compared to the class and against comprehension criteria.  This site is definitely worth a look.

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: EdTechPalooza 2013 - The Definitive App Smasher's Guide

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: EdTechPalooza 2013 - The Definitive App Smasher's Guide | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"Description: Avoid succumbing to content app frenzy, instead center your use of iPads to create projects that allow for "app smashing." In this session, learn how you can blend the creations from one or more apps into incredibly fun creations. Get a free copy of iBook, "The Definitive App Smasher's Guide."  "


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Learning how to be use the iPad to CREATE information is eyemely important for you and your students.  Being able to shift information and ideas from one app to another gives you the power to be very creative and allows students to express their understanding in many ways.  Explore this article for ideas.

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I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip

I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
So you want to flip your class? In this how to video I explain the idea behind flipping, some things to think about as you begin and some concrete steps to g...

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Some ideas about flipping. There are various degrees of flipping and you can start small and flip quite successfully, with good results.  

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Phil Turner's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:07 PM

Basic but thorough grouding in the how?

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:01 PM
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This video not only provides an explantion of flipping and how to begin this process it also provides great resources (if you click on the Show More button under the description). There you will find links to four "great content curators" (these sites have content across many subject areas) as well as links to educational content creators (more focused on a specific area)  and a variety of websites that tend to post daily and you may want to subscribe to. The video also provides you with a "tutorial" of how to create a video if you want to flip your class. Thanks to Keith Hughes and HipHughesHistory to providing this wonderful resource!

Mary Anne Parrish's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:49 PM

This teacher has it going on!  Very entertaining and full of fantastic information and tips for the beginning flipper!

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The chemistry of cookies - Stephanie Warren

The chemistry of cookies - Stephanie Warren | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science.
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Want your cooking class to appreciate a bit of chemistry?  Want your chemistry class to appreciate what's happening in he the kitchen? Use TEDed to set up a different kind of learning experience. Check it out.

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Capture 360 degree images with sound

Capture 360 degree images with sound | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

After capturing, its time for our bubble-builder in the cloud to do its magic. State-of-the-art computer vision turns your raw video into a seamless immersive bubble.


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Haven't had a chance to use it yet but this looks fantastic. Imagine outdoor ed students capturing their sites and sharing them with this system.  A step up to your stunning panorama photos Jules!  What about a virtual tour inside our chapel?  Over to you now to come up with other uses, or just ask your students.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 7, 2013 3:43 AM

This looks like a fascinating app to use for student projects. It captures a 360 degree video and converts it into a spherical image with sound.

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Create interactive quizzes with Quizlet

Create interactive quizzes with Quizlet | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free.

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If you haven't looked at flash cards as a means of presenting factual content then this app presents a starter. Used on iPad as well as computer it offers lots of possibilities. It allows quizzes to be established online and it even records the students results. Lots of possibilities for languages and where factual content or glossaries are important in your subject.  

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:25 PM

This is quite fun!

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:43 AM

Très utile pour vérifier l'acquisition de nos connaissances

HHBK's curator insight, October 9, 2014 4:07 PM

Great tool to learn and practice vocabular

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Setting Default Apps on the iPad with Google - Jonathan Wylie

Setting Default Apps on the iPad with Google - Jonathan Wylie | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"If, like me, you are a Google Apps user who loves to use their iPad, you may have longed for the ability to have your favorite Google services set as the default apps on your iPad. Well, you can, to a degree, and here’s how.

 

Today I saw a post on Google+ by Chris Betcher, a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, that reminded me how to do just that. It’s simple really, and there is no need for workarounds or even jailbreaking your device, because Google has done all the hard work for you."

 


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Google presents us with lots of possibilities for collaboration and integration in our work.  Having a connection between our iPad and our desktop computer is important.  This article may give you an idea of some of the possibilities.  We should all have a "cloud" storage space and google Drive is a good place to start, similar to Dropbox but with more advantages and possibilities.  

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John Pearce's curator insight, November 19, 2013 11:08 PM

Neat work by my friend and colleague Chris Betcher :).

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7 Wonderful iPad Apps to Learn about Human Body in 3D ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Wonderful iPad Apps to Learn about Human Body in 3D ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"Technology has radically revolutionized the human science and provided us with profound insights that were not knowable to us before. It has also cracked the dark secrets of some key scientific concepts that mystified the human mind since the dawn of time. The physiology of the body and body anatomy are some of these key areas that have benefited a great deal from the advancement of technology. Consequently, the teaching of these concepts have become way easier and more attainable. In this regard, developers now have designed so many apps that examine the human body in 3D."


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These  may interest science, sport or hep teachers.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:09 PM

HPE Anatomy units

Mike Burgermeister's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:27 PM

Very usefull for Phys Ed Studies.

Shaneka Ellington's curator insight, November 21, 2013 9:30 PM

This would be a great app to use while studying for anatomy exam.

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The five major world religions - John Bellaimey

The five major world religions - John Bellaimey | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like ‘Where do we come
from?’ and ‘How do I live a life of meaning?’ These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that’s not all that connects these
faiths.
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Not sure of the relevance or quality of information but the delivery model may be of interest to teachers looking for a difference wanting to try something new.  

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The New and Improved iMovie for iPad [TUTORIAL] -Teachingwithipad.org

The New and Improved iMovie for iPad [TUTORIAL] -Teachingwithipad.org | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

"With the recent release of the new version of iMovie, my colleague Matt Przybylski (tech coordinator at our school) created this presentation for part two of our iPad workshop series. (Check out part one, iPad filming tips here http://bit.ly/1j6AMGN )"

 


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You need to have some basic understanding of iMovie and here's some info that might help.  Remember though, the students will often know more and can work it out for themselves, you don't have to be the expert.  You need to plan for and allow them to use video as an alternative way of expressing their understanding.

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What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn

What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Is personalized medicine for individual bodies in our future? Possibly -- with the use of stem cells, undifferentiated cells with the power to become any tissue in our bodies. Craig A.
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Here's a lesson from TEDed.  Notice how you can set up the learning experience to get students to think and respond to the material.  You will need some initial setup but his is a great way to get started into the world of the flipped classroom.  Need some help? Come and see me and we can explore the possibilities.

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Extensive Garageband iPad Tutorial - iPadable

Extensive Garageband iPad Tutorial - iPadable | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In this post we have tried to collect all the tips, sources, tweaks, methods and much more to help you comprehensively use GarageBand for iPad.

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Musicians or just interested in recording sounds or voice for podcasting, learning to use GBand is well worth the effort.

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Linn Österås's curator insight, November 3, 2013 11:30 AM

Bra tips för att använda Garageband;)

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Fotopedia Reporter - Featured

Fotopedia Reporter - Featured | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Fotopedia Reporter, we're all reporters.


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Could be a useful resource.  Japanese section would be useful for cultural program and other subjects such as Science could use the Science focus articles.  The "Everyone is a Reporter" aspect could be adapted for real world writing but it would need to be set up and explored for student suitability.

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:30 PM

Neat tool students can use to create photo journals, photo news stories etc. There is a wide variety of ways to add pictures including instagram, Dropbox, Evernote, Picassa, your computer, and many more. Easy to use. Add your own title and text for photos added. Sign up with email address, twitter or facebook. They also have a great free app for iPhone and iPad 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:43 AM

It is, indeed! A catchy way to enhance narrative and descriptive writing

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:15 AM

Some great visuals... might indeed be useful for student assignments.

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Rewordify.com | An amazing tool for all students. Make the most of internet research.

Rewordify.com | An amazing tool for all students. Make the most of internet research. | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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I brought this site to your attention last term and I think it is such an important site I have reproduced the details here.  

If there is one site that you use in your classroom then it is this one. So many of our students drift through the websites we send them to for research and strugge with much of the content, particularly the text.  Here is an easy way of differentiating for all students and creating an environment for success.  Teach your students to create a Home Button for this site so they can access at any time.  There are so many features at this site that can be use in your classroom that this site is just about mandatory for us all.  Flash cards, quizzes, word lists, Rewordify a whole web site and place the link in Schoology for the class to use, determine the reading level of a site before recommending to the class.  This site is a must!

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Mike Dilger's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:54 PM

ReWordify should be one of the tools you direct your students to every day.  It translates the words used from any text or web site into more easily understood language for the struggling reader or any reader for that matter.  Easily configurable with lots of options.  It even creates word lists and flash cards for later follow up with the new or alternate words used during the session.

Why not create a Home Button on the ipad so that students can get to ReWordify easily.  Check out this amazing and essential tool for all your students.

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Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools for Teachers

Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools for Teachers | iPads in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Finding educational content in the web is no big deal- but managing it, is.
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The tool that I use to gather all these articles for us to read is called Scoopit. If this looks like something you could use then go for it.  Gather articles for your classes to read and share the link via email or on Schoology.  Or gather articles and classroom ideas for your colleagues and get into the habit of sharing. There is so much out there that we need to all sift it and share the wheat and leave the chaff behind.  

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