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Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher

Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Google Inspired I've just had the pleasure of presenting at the EdTechTeam's Google For Education Summit and it was an excellent event. NZ Educators came away inspired and full to bursting with new...
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How the edTech minority can engage with education's majority.

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How PD can make real change

How PD can make real change | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Writing blogs like this one and interacting with teachers on Twitter and the like can make edtech teacher types, like me,  forget that it is still the case that the majority of teachers are not con...
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How to make Professional Development work for every teacher:

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iPad teaching is NOT about iPads

iPad teaching is NOT about iPads | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Priority no.1 ?  I've covered technical and workflow ideas on this blog a lot but it's time to properly summarise a teacher's first priority when the kids have iPads. Now here is where I have an is...
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Why the teacher still holds the key to learning and not the iPad.

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POSTER: 20C to 21C Learning

POSTER: 20C to 21C Learning | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
I was asked by Tanya Avrith (@edtechschools) for some graphics to illustrate the new approach to teaching young people in the 21st Century and how the source of information and how we build knowled...
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[POSTER] Moving to 21C Learing

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The "One iPad" Classroom

The "One iPad" Classroom | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
If you have been allocated just one iPad for your classroom then you have very different issues to 1-to-1 classrooms as the iPad is not designed as a shared device. But don't despair! There are app...
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A "One iPad" Classroom solution

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Here's one teachers take on what to do if your class is only assigned one iPad. Making the most of what is available!

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Apple TV in Schools

Apple TV in Schools | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Apple TV (US$99) is a box you attach to the projector / TV that picks up the screen of any iPad and displays it without the need for wires! The teacher can walk around their room and display anythi...
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Apple TV in schools is not like Apple TV at home
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E-portfolios with Wordpress

E-portfolios with Wordpress | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
In New Zealand, Teachers are required to re-confirm their current teaching practices every 3 years by offering a portfolio of evidence. For my colleagues I put together this worksheet on using a fr...
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Intro to portfolio making with Wordpress. Blog and categorise as you go.

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Managing those iPad videos

Managing those iPad videos | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
VIDEO IS THE NEW PEN! (...and it's mightier too!) The thought makes many people think the world has ended but for 21st Century kids, videoing their thoughts and creations and experiences and then p...
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Managaing all the videos that an iPad classroom produce.

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Teaching Math on an iPad

Teaching Math on an iPad | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
. 1. HIGH SCHOOLS AS IT WAS... In my High school, one of the last departments to realise a use for iPads was the Math department. Note: As a UK born New Zealander, writing Math and not Maths is dif...
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Teaching Math on iPads

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iPad Responsible Use

iPad Responsible Use | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
POLICY FOR THE VISUAL LEARNER My school had a list of responsibilities in regards to using iPads in school.  So I set about producing a visual version and recently tweeted it to a Tweep friend. The...
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iPad Resonsible Use Pilicy for the Visual Learner

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:39 AM

Usefull list of policy for the responsible use of tablets in the  classroom

Jonathan Climas's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:19 PM

Looks like a great visual on iPad or tech use in school. Something to use alongside a text based agreement.

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Habits of an effective iPad Teacher

Habits of an effective iPad Teacher | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Collaborative World Canada meets New Zealand I've recently had a very useful online chat with Steve Lai in Vancouver about not only the skills and habits but also the mindset required to make iPad ...
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2 iPad teachers give advice and effective use of iPads in a classroom.

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Bring schools to life with Aurasma app

Bring schools to life with Aurasma app | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
The Magic of Bringing Information to life. I'm assuming you've seen at least one of the eight Harry Potter films. In the films, one everyday magical experience is that photos are always moving as i...
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Bring schools to life with Aurasma App

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BOOKS

BOOKS | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Some books that made me think: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. PinkLink: A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creativeby Roger von Oech Link:  Reali...
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5 books that changed my teaching.

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SAMR success is NOT about Tech

SAMR success is NOT about Tech | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Quick refresh If you aren't aware of the S.A.M.R. model (devised by Ruben R. Puentedura - @rubenrp) then in simple form it explains the common journey teachers go through when introducing technolog...
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Change minds before devices...

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Team Blogging with Wordpress App

Team Blogging with Wordpress App | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Why Blog? My school is turning to Wordpress for its student blogging and the kids will be recording all that they do in online blogs for peers, teachers and parents to enjoy. It's been said by many...
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Increase engagement in project work with a Team Wordpress Blog.

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Thinking Digital Citizenship

Thinking Digital Citizenship | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
INSPIRED! My colleague @lindarubens pointed me in the direction of a fantastic post on Digital Citizenship by Craig Badura. Craig's ideas are simple but effective because they ask students to do a ...
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Breaking down Digital Citizenship into real-world comparisons. 

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Project Based Learning with iPads

Project Based Learning with iPads | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Bringing learning to life - Bringing Life to learning! To start with, I think Project-based learning is the future of education. It puts students into real situations where they have to: Act profes...
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Project-based learning is the future of education. iPads make it easy.

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How to make iPad kids film better

How to make iPad kids film better | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
It's about time I add another post about my actual teaching practice and how my kids use iPads. One set of iPad skills that interests all the kids and gives them something fun to do is professional...
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Making kids think before they shoot.

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Making iPad Kids think big

Making iPad Kids think big | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
I teach a unit to Years 7s and 8s on digital citizenship that centres on the theme of respecting yourself and others when online and using mobile devices. The opening lesson of this focusses on res...
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Making iPad kids think big about the oppotunities now open to them.

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SAMR - The common truth

SAMR - The common truth | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
There's lots of talk of the SAMR model, which simplifies the common process that people go through when introducing any technology, designed by Ruben R. Puentedura. This of course applies to introd...
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A comedy take on the popular SAMR model

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Teachers who just got iPads

I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith (@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Aft...
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9 quick tips for those teacher who just got iPads

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New Year: iPad First 5?

New Year: iPad First 5? | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
After getting lots of positive feedback about a visual interpretation I did of a blog post by Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva), I also had a small number of requests and suggestions for other ideas t...
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New to teaching with iPads? Here's your first 5

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A Teacher's 3 Twitter Accounts

A Teacher's 3 Twitter Accounts | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Twitter is the simplest system available to interact with the web and share resources. Twitter is built into the iPad's operating system and so an account allows you to share any photo, website or ...
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Why a teacher needs 3 Twitter Accounts.

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Why iPad 4 Schools [Poster]

Why iPad 4 Schools [Poster] | iPad4Schools | Scoop.it
Decision Making? If you need something short and sharp to convince decision makers on why it should be iPad and not an alternative, this poster might help. Laptops and Chromebooks make excellent bu...
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Why iPads in schools? [POSTER]

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