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Asking "why" you want iPads is a critical question... - iPads in Education

Asking "why" you want iPads is a critical question... - iPads in Education | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
In his book Start with Why  and the accompanying TED talk, author Simon Sinek claims that we're all very clear about “what” we do.  In fact, you often define… (Asking "why" you want iPads is a critical question...
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

By Ferris Jabr

 

"How exactly does the technology we use to read change the way we read? How reading on screens differs from reading on paper is relevant not just to the youngest among us, but to just about everyone who reads—to anyone who routinely switches between working long hours in front of a computer at the office and leisurely reading paper magazines and books at home; to people who have embraced e-readers for their convenience and portability, but admit that for some reason they still prefer reading on paper; and to those who have already vowed to forgo tree pulp entirely. As digital texts and technologies become more prevalent, we gain new and more mobile ways of reading—but are we still reading as attentively and thoroughly? How do our brains respond differently to onscreen text than to words on paper? Should we be worried about dividing our attention between pixels and ink or is the validity of such concerns paper-thin?"


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Always at the back of my mind as an ELA teacher. I also wonder if electronic texts will decrease aliteracy rates.

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Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:57 AM

I loved the part about mind mapping and the meta-cognitive things we do before we start reading. Great article with research-based facts.

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:32 AM

I think that, given time, our brains will adapt. The generation now in primary school are hardwiring their brains from toddlerhood. But for older readers, my own experience is that while the screen grabs the brain and gets me reading, I don't necessarily read attentively.

It might also increase differences between poor and wealthy as those with access to multiple devices may develop differently to those without. But the jury is still out as to who will have the advantage.

Angela Watkins's curator insight, December 30, 2013 3:23 PM

http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/11/so-the-internets-about-to-lose-its-net-neutrality ... http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins

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iMovie for iPad - Storyboard help sheets for trailers

iMovie for iPad - Storyboard help sheets for trailers | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
CC Jonathan Kos-Read via Compfight I did a quick search, delving a few pages deep in the results, but couldn't find what I wanted. I thought that it would be useful if a trailer could be planned in...
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Excellent iPad App for Learning English Grammar

Excellent iPad App for Learning English Grammar | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
April 12, 2014 English Monstruo is an iPad app that provides a wide variety of games and interactive exercises to help students learn verb conjugation and correct spelling. Engish Monstruo is...
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9 iPad Tutorials Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Go Go Learning

9 iPad Tutorials Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Go Go Learning | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
9 iPad Tutorials Teachers should not Miss | @scoopit http://t.co/jSodRbCb #ipaded #ipadchat #edapp #iosedapp #edtech #isedchat

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Listly List - Book Creator apps for the iPad

Listly List - Book Creator apps for the iPad - Scribble Press - $3.99, Shutterfly Photo Story- FREE, Picturebook - FREE, Bamboo Paper - FREE, Picturebook: School Edition - $3.99, StoryBuddy 2 - $2.99, Paper by FiftyThree - FREE, Mooklet - FREE, My Story - $3.99, Express Books - FREE, TinyTap - FREE, Book Creator- $4.99, Scribble My Story - FREE, StoryKit - FREE, and Story Creator - FREE

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Alex Watson's curator insight, February 10, 11:21 AM

Nice resource. Thanks.

sarah's curator insight, February 19, 4:39 AM

intéressant pour les cours

CGagliolo's curator insight, March 1, 9:53 AM

This is a great list of book creators for the iPad. It is missing our favorite, which is Book Creator for iPad.

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6 Ready To Go iPad Centers ~ Mrs. Wideen's Blog

6 Ready To Go iPad Centers ~ Mrs. Wideen's Blog | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

"A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, at the beginning of the year so you know they are here if you want to try something new during your literacy or math block.  All of the centers can be done using one or two iPads at the center and are actual centers that my students used last year.  I hope you find them useful or they spark new ideas to try with your students."


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While not directly a literacy post, I find this article discusses how to integrate a few iPads into the classroom when one does not have a class set or 1:1.

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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:20 PM

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 31, 9:14 AM

iPad Centres, what a great idea!

rwestby's curator insight, March 31, 11:02 AM

These centers are well-prepared and ready-to-go! They are geared to first/second graders but can be adapted to suit others as well. Thanks to Mrs. Wideen and Mr. Evans for sharing.

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5500 iPads in student hands - Beloit Daily News

5500 iPads in student hands - Beloit Daily News | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
5500 iPads in student hands Beloit Daily News Second grade teachers Valerie Johnson and Renita Garner have used iPads in their classrooms to produce a math rap music video, create biographies, conduct research and to individualize learning for each...

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Get This Pair of Free Digital books from iPad Educators - Constructivist Apps

Get This Pair of Free Digital books from iPad Educators - Constructivist Apps | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

"iPad Educators is a great website with the tagline "Redefining Teaching, From Dubia to the World." The website is run by four educators and is non-commercial, which is great because their app reviews are not paid for by the app developers (as I have discovered, many app review sites get paid to write their reviews). iPad Educators also has featured articles and interviews with iPad educators."

 

http://learninginhand.com/blog/2014/3/20/get-this-pair-of-free-digital-books-from-ipad-educators


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K-5 Spelling - Personalized Spelling Game Apps for Kids

K-5 Spelling - Personalized Spelling Game Apps for Kids | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Eweclid is a series of fun and educational game apps for kids to work on various skills. You have Eweclid for math (Free today) and K-5 Spelling a personalised educational spelling game designed for use at-school, at-home, and in home-schooling.
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I've not tried this yet, but while it's free, might be worth a grab and test with kids...

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How to Record Your iPad Screen

How to Record Your iPad Screen | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Once you learn how to record your iPad screen, you will be able to create your own iPad tutorials and app demonstrations. Here's what you need to know to screencast your iPad.

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The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads

The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads & Other Tablets
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Suee and the Shadow Pt 1 - Top Graphic Novel App for Tweens and Teens

Suee and the Shadow Pt 1 - Top Graphic Novel App for Tweens and Teens | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Suee and the Shadow by B hive, Inc. is a great graphic novel written by Ginger Ly and illustrated by the artist Molly telling the story of Suee, a 12-year old who transfers to a new school.
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40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, March 13, 7:12 PM

Ideas for students with disabilities

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Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices. (Hmm, really? Thoughts?
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Not sure I agree. I have my own data and evidence about the impact digital texts have on struggling readers.
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The 5 Best Cloud Storage Apps for Teachers and Students

The 5 Best Cloud Storage Apps for Teachers and Students | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
April 12, 2014 With the widespread of cloud storage apps comes the convenience of being able to access your stored files and documents on the go, anywhere, anytime. Besides aggregating all your data...
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Tweet from @techgirljenny

Tweet from @techgirljenny | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
@EdTech_Stories : )#satchat http://t.co/uIUoSEr7dD
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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - A Video Guide to Using the Google Drive iPad App

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - A Video Guide to Using the Google Drive iPad App | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

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How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher

How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
I published this off my site: teachingwithipad.org about a month ago. I hope you enjoy the read. Please leave any comments that may be useful.



The following…

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tammy bailey's curator insight, April 4, 9:36 AM

That about sums it up...However as a teacher spends more time with the iPad and is able to use it as tool to help extend the walls of the classroom, and sees how students collaborate, problem solve, and create the teacher realizes that the iPad is just a tool and it is how he/she uses it in class that will make all the difference in the world.  Kinda like IWB; once upon a time if you had an IWB in your classroom regardless of how it was being used one thought they were effectively integrating technology in the curriculum.  Now many classrooms do not have IWB because they are not student centered!

tammy bailey's curator insight, April 4, 9:37 AM

That about sums it up...However as a teacher spends more time with the iPad and is able to use it as tool to help extend the walls of the classroom, and sees how students collaborate, problem solve, and create the teacher realizes that the iPad is just a tool and it is how he/she uses it in class that will make all the difference in the world.  Kinda like IWB; once upon a time if you had an IWB in your classroom regardless of how it was being used one thought they were effectively integrating technology in the curriculum.  Now many classrooms do not have IWB because they are not student centered!

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iPads in Teaching - What Are They For? - Ideas Out There

iPads in Teaching - What Are They For? - Ideas Out There | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

"This picture was drawn in response to a post called 'Drawing On A Napkin: Is This How iPads Function In A Traditional Classroom?' by the esteemed Terry Heick.

 

Mine was not drawn on a napkin, but on Notability. And, to answer that snarky Johannesburg based iPad trainer who cannot believe I can do what I do using the iPad, yes I did create it myself!

 

This is what I think iPads are 'for' in education. Let me know what you think."

 


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, March 23, 1:43 PM

Gaaf!

HC's curator insight, March 23, 9:24 PM

Very interesting visual that summarises what iPads are 'for' in education.

Brita Wanngård's curator insight, March 28, 3:15 AM

Lite inspiration! 

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iPad initiative being analyzed for possible expansion throughout Washington ... - Herald-Mail Media

iPad initiative being analyzed for possible expansion throughout Washington ... - Herald-Mail Media | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

iPad initiative being analyzed for possible expansion throughout Washington ...


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#LaunchpadEDU

#LaunchpadEDU | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Toontastic is a creative learning tool that empowers kids to create, learn, and share ideas through play. From Digital Storytelling to Math Facts, teachers around the World are using Toontastic and sharing their best practices through #LaunchpadEDU.
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Launchpad Toys is giving away their full and complete suite of the Toontastic app to educators who register at http://launchpadtoys.com/edu/#about (upper right corner).

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Not So Fast: Speed-Reading App Fails To Convince Experts - NBC News

Not So Fast: Speed-Reading App Fails To Convince Experts - NBC News | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
A new Web app that promises vast increases in reading speed has been making the rounds in social media and tech news. But experts in the field say that the t...

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Just because a news outlet says this doesn't make it accurate over the long term. Kids brains have changed compared to most parents and teachers, and more research needs to be done. The last time studies to depth were conducted was a lifetime ago.

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Google Drive Workflow Solution

Google Drive Workflow Solution | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Using Google Drive, teachers and students can exchange digital work seamlessly. Teachers create and share (view only) a folder or class...
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Simplify distribution of class resources & student submissions: Google Drive Workflow Solution: includes video of student iPad interface and teacher desktop interface. Great for colloborative writing on the iPad.

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Vocabulary Matching - Grammar App for Irregular Verbs

Vocabulary Matching - Grammar App for Irregular Verbs | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Vocabulary Matching by Innovative Net Learning Limited is a matching game app for your kids to learn and remember irregular verbs.
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Life Before (and After) Page Numbers

Life Before (and After) Page Numbers | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
On the invention of pagination. (RT @TheAtlantic: The invention of the page number: How pagination was born http://t.co/dNX4qkvj83)
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I have to admit struggling with the pagination issue when I began to adopt digital texts in my classroom. My intuition as a digital immigrant makes teaching with digital texts an experience outside of my comfort zone.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Subtext & Tellagami - Two Apps to Attack Reading Comprehension

Free Technology for Teachers: Subtext & Tellagami - Two Apps to Attack Reading Comprehension | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

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I use subtext in my classroom with the iPad, and it is a game changer for literacy instruction, especially given the common core demand for literacy instruction in all content areas.

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