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24 Educational iPad Apps for Kids in Reading & Writing « Imagination Soup

24 Educational iPad Apps for Kids in Reading & Writing « Imagination Soup | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

By Melissa Taylor

 

"As I started a go-to list of the best educational iPad apps for kids, the list got so long, I split up my posts into categories. So, today we’ll start with my favorite iPad apps for literacy — reading and writing for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids. Also, I’ve included special needs iPad app resources at the end of this post."


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Inkling to sell iPad textbooks in over 900 college bookstores

Inkling to sell iPad textbooks in over 900 college bookstores | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Inkling is an e-book publishing platform that's currently running an app on the App Store, and while Apple has been making an official push for more...

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REVIEW: Want-to-be Poets with iPads, Line and Verse is here to help | iGo With My iPad

REVIEW: Want-to-be Poets with iPads, Line and Verse is here to help | iGo With My iPad | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

"With Line & Verse, you, too, can write technically accurate poetry. It won’t make you a poet – Line & Verse won’t serve as your muse, unless you’re inspired to write an ode to iOS apps – but you should at least find it a breeze to keep the meter."


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Using tablets to support dyslexic learners | Soffed

However, this post also argues that for many learners, particularly those with additional support needs, tablets, especially iPads and the range of Apps can really make a difference and engage many learners who might otherwise fail or disengage...
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Who Can Read? Book Reader

Who Can Read?  Book Reader | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

What is Who Can Read? It’s an iPad book reader for kids produced by literacy experts!

 

The app features

★ Several free books to get your young reader started.

★ A voice that reads the books to help the reader learn which words to emphasize.

★ Stories with vibrant illustrations and photographs.

★ Engaging plots that keep kids interested in reading.

★ A simple leveling system to help parents choose which books are right for their children.

 

★ Additional books to purchase inside the application for $.99 each.
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Little Stars Word Wizard App – Gone Free | OT's with Apps

Little Stars Word Wizard App – Gone Free | OT's with Apps | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Compatible with iPhone/iPad, this app features 150 - 3 letter words requiring identifying first, middle and last letter consonant and vowel sounds. As all the Innovative Mobile Apps, they ... Not familiar with Innovative Mobile Apps?
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School system says move to iPads saves money, raises grades

New numbers show that a plan to use iPads instead of textbooks appears to be working. The Lake County School District County made the move at the beginning of the school year, in an effort to save money.
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Free Webinar from ISTE's SIGML: Mobile Learning: The 10 Barriers to Adoption

Free Webinar from ISTE's SIGML: Mobile Learning: The 10 Barriers to Adoption | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

At the start of this school year, mobile learning was the new hot topic. At the close of this school year, mobile learning has only increased in its hotness. Apple says there are 1.5 million iPads in K-12 schools in the U.S. Android tablets, with a camera and accelerometer, are available from less than $100. Very enticing! But helicoptering in technology has never been a productive and sustainable pedagogical strategy. In our webinar, we identify the 10 barriers to mobile learning adoption and discuss techniques we see schools employing to break down those barriers. Food for thought as we prepare for 2012-2013 and beyond.

 

Webinar is Thursday, May 24. Register at http://goo.gl/pCJ2x

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How to Use Google Drive on the iPad

How to Use Google Drive on the iPad | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
There's no Google Drive iPad app, but with GoodReader, iPad users can access all their Google Drive files and folders from the iPad.

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Learn to Use the iPad: Video Lessons in the Online iPad Academy Master Class | iPad Academy

Learn to Use the iPad: Video Lessons in the Online iPad Academy Master Class | iPad Academy | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

By Andy Brovey

 

"You’ll find tutorials, tips, training and how to articles on the iPad. You’ll discover productive apps, practical applications and useful accessories. iPad Academy is for anyone who wants to improve their iPad knowledge and skills. As you learn, I hope you’ll also find ways to share that knowledge and skill with others."


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Dyslexia Untied: Dyslexia: Assistive Technology Turns the Spotlight on Texthelp Apps

Dyslexia Untied: Dyslexia: Assistive Technology Turns the Spotlight on Texthelp Apps | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
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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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TeacherLINK Blog!: 16 Incredible iPad Apps for ESL Learners

A companion blog for TeacherLINK - http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu - provided by the Adele & Dale Young Educational Technology Center (the YETC), College of Education & Human Services, Utah State University (Nathan ...
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6 Apps Every Aspiring Poet Should Have On Their Device [iOS]

6 Apps Every Aspiring Poet Should Have On Their Device [iOS] | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

By Dave LeClair

 

"It seems like there is no hobby or topic a person could be interested in that does not “have an app for that.” For poetry, I was shocked in regards to just how many iPhone apps are available and how many different things they can do. There are apps for writing poems, finding words that rhyme, reading other’s poems for inspiration, finding writing prompts and even watching videos of people performing their poetry live. If there is something you want your iPhone to do that is related to poetry, an app can handle it."


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The iPad Is The Future Of Education

The iPad Is The Future Of Education | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

"For the past years, Apple has been showcasing the educational advantages of devices like Macs, iPhones and iPods on its Apple in Education website. Since the introduction of the iPad in 2010, however, the company has been making an effort to position the device as the best tool now available to teachers and students to improve the quality of education and level of engagement. The dedicated iPad in Education webpage showcases recent moves by Apple such as iBooks Textbooks and the iTunes U iOS app."


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Why the iPad Works for Writing

Why the iPad Works for Writing | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
When the first iPad launched in 2010, critics were quick to lampoon the device for being geared too heavily toward content consumption.

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Flash Sites and iPads Stimulate Students and Parents -- THE Journal

Flash Sites and iPads Stimulate Students and Parents -- THE Journal | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Just like that it played on my iPad." These days, Rogers uses Rover, a browser iSwifter developed specifically for use in education. In addition to streaming Flash-based material, the free app filters websites for compliance with ...
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Apps: How, What, Where, and Why | Common Craft

Apps: How, What, Where, and Why | Common Craft | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
NEW @commoncraft explanation: why and how APPS evolved to be smaller, cheaper and mobile (in <3 mins).
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Help for Struggling Readers: Skill-Building Apps for Challenged ...

Help for Struggling Readers: Skill-Building Apps for Challenged ... | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Top 12 Reading Comprehension Apps (from Reading Rockets) Apps that provide practice with specific comprehension skills, including sequencing, differentiating between fact and opinion, developing word awareness (through ...
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Apps and Ideas for Literature Circles on iPads -- THE Journal

Apps and Ideas for Literature Circles on iPads -- THE Journal | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
One method of getting kids to engage reading in different ways is through a tablet-based literature circle. One educator reveals how the process works at her school and why it's effective.
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iTunes - Books - Tap the Screen by Matt J. Fuller: the impact of technology on learning

Students have integrated technology into their lives seamlessly because a connected world is the only world they have ever known. In the twenty-first century, it is impossible for teachers and parents to know and understand “the whole child” without knowledge of the everyday technology experiences, activities, and skills in which students engage. This study is framed as an ethnographic exploration of student technology use in the qualitative tradition focusing on students in Grades 3–8. Seventeen focus groups were conducted and findings from these focus groups were grouped into eight primary categories, including “Technology Device Access and Use,” “Gaming,” “Electronic Book Readers,” “Television and Online Video,” “Imposed Limits on Technology,” “Communicating Using Technology,” and “Technology in the School Environment.” “Other Observations” offer additional patterns that emerged.

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Matt's comment, August 7, 2012 10:04 PM
Jim...THANK YOU so much for writing about my iBook on your blog. I'm a bit embarrassed that it took me so long to find your post! I wanted to let you know that I have begun the writing and research for the followup to Tap the Screen. This year's project will focus on precisely how teachers might first learn more about their students' outside technology interests and skills -- and then how they can apply to the teaching and learning process. Thanks again and I hope to have a new iBook by May 2013 or so. These projects are part of my doctoral program at National-Louis University near Chicago.
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Student Publishing Using the iPad

Student Publishing Using the iPad | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

Full recording of  90-minute Webinar presented by Lea Anne Daughrity. Numerous links added by participants at bottom of homepage. LiveBinder of reading and viewing selections provided by the presenter, also on the homepage.

 

This is a comprehensive presentation of ideas and techniques by a skilled practitioner.


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Kindle App On Ipad | The Kindle eReader Journal

Kindle App On Ipad | The Kindle eReader Journal | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Kindle App On Ipad. ... iPad Apps for Education Icon Name Price Link Key Stage/ Subject Description Kindle Free http://itunes.apple.com/gb/ app/kindle/id302584613?mt=8 Literacy/ … ...
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iTunes - Books - Chen Chen Goes to Space by 9-year-old Keily Setiawan

iTunes - Books - Chen Chen Goes to Space by 9-year-old Keily Setiawan | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

The author, Keily is 9 years old from Indonesia. Keily speaks English, Indonesian and Chinese.

This story is about a rabbit called Chen Chen who goes to the moon because he wants to become an astronaut. The author got the inspiration for this story from her younger brother whose Chinese zodiac sign is the rabbit.
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The Learning Curve: School Writing - An iPad App Review

The Learning Curve: School Writing - An iPad App Review | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
School Writing - An iPad App Review. I was lucky enough to be given a copy of the School Writing app by demografix to trial with my class. After only two weeks of playing around with it, I feel I am only beginning to uncover the ...
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