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An exploration of apps for teaching and education
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Wattpad gives writers a place online to tell their stories

Wattpad gives writers a place online to tell their stories | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Wattpad is succeeding where thousands of high school literary magazines have failed — and its investors expect to make a bundle of money doing it.

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How To Handle Content Filtering For iPads In The Classroom (And At Home) | Cult of Mac

How To Handle Content Filtering For iPads In The Classroom (And At Home) | Cult of Mac | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it

Technology in the education sector, particularly for K-12 schools, often poses unique challenges not seen in business or enterprise organizations.

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Symphonix Evolution for iPad has been updated

Symphonix Evolution for iPad has been updated | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
In my daily practice of updating apps, I noticed that Symphonix Evolution has been updated. Symphonix Evolution is a basic music notation app that has the ability to record from a core MIDI device ...
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Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Ben Johnson served as an administrator in large and small schools, and at a charter school.
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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - iPad Document Camera Stand

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - iPad Document Camera Stand | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Justin Franks contacted me this week with a link to a YouTube video where he proudly shows off his...
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MEI Builds Interactive iPad Program Book for ISTE Conference - WhatTheyThink

MEI Builds Interactive iPad Program Book for ISTE Conference - WhatTheyThink | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it

Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) today announced that its creative team has built an interactive iPad program book for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2012 conference. MEI used the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to build the free ISTE digiPubs viewer app and the first folio, which serves as a guide for attendees.

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PicStory For iPad Is A Comprehensive Photo Management App With An Amazing UI | Redmond Pie

PicStory For iPad Is A Comprehensive Photo Management App With An Amazing UI | Redmond Pie | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
I would feel quite confident in going out on a limb and guessing that most owners of the iPad use the device in some form to scroll through albums of images and photographs.

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World Book Introduces Free Version of World of Animals for iPad

World Book Introduces Free Version of World of Animals for iPad | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
prMac is a free press release distribution service aimed at enhancing the visibility of press releases in the Mac world. With a Publish Once, Broadcast Many philosophy, we offer world-wide agency distribution services as well as top-notch RSS feeds.
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Study backs iPad school use

Study backs iPad school use | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Children given iPads to use at school are more focused on learning and less likely to misbehave, research has found.
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Educational iPad kiosks on rise in schools and universities

Educational iPad kiosks on rise in schools and universities | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Kiosks featuring iPads and aimed at educational programs, marketing campaigns, information portals and recruiting events are on the rise with school districts, k-12 schools, colleges and universities across the nation, according to ArmorActive In...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Sources of Free Sound Effects and Music

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Sources of Free Sound Effects and Music | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it

This morning Greg Kulowiec and I are teaching a workshop on creating content in iBooks Author. I'm starting the morning with a discussion about Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use.

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Apple expands Back to School promotion to include iPad purchases | Macworld

Apple expands Back to School promotion to include iPad purchases | Macworld | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
In past years, new and returning college students were eligible for rewards from Apple when they bought a Mac before heading back to school. This year, Apple is expanding the program to students who buy a third-generation iPad before September 21.
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Apple quietly releases iPad Smart Case following WWDC

Apple quietly releases iPad Smart Case following WWDC | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Apple launched and announced a lot of new stuff last week at its Worldwide Developers Conference , but afterward it quietly made a few other changes too, including releasing a new case for the iPad .
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Interest in Learning to Write Surges Thanks to Educational Game LetterSchool: More Than 100,000 Sales

Interest in Learning to Write Surges Thanks to Educational Game LetterSchool: More Than 100,000 Sales | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
LetterSchool’s greatest achievement is that it creates a very stimulating learning environment, offering kids a truly compelling gaming experience.
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Google Chrome Coming to iPhone, iPad, iOS

Google Chrome Coming to iPhone, iPad, iOS | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it

At the Google I/O conference in San Francisco today, Brian Rakowski, Vice President of Google’s Chrome division, announced that Chrome for iPhone, iPad, and all future iOS devices will be available for download in iTunes later today.

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MoMA Art Lab Offers a Digital Art Space for Children

MoMA Art Lab Offers a Digital Art Space for Children | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
The MoMA Art Lab app, the digital version of the museum’s Materials Lab, allows children to create and learn about art.
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7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning

7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it

The iPad combines robust computational functionality with a screen large enough to serve as a legitimate replacement for printed textbooks and other course materials. Where the iPad applications have led, other tablets and their attendant applications can be expected to follow, creating a more competitive and diverse market for tools of this type. Applications that live in the spaces where education and entertainment overlap can capture the imagination, enticing students to learn on their own.


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Pearson’s WriteToLearn Now Optimized for iPad, Featuring Adaptive Vocabulary Development

San Diego (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 Two of today’s hottest topics in education are implementing the new Common Core State Standards and transforming iPads into learning tools.
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Subtext - First Impressions of Collaborative Reading on the iPad

Subtext - First Impressions of Collaborative Reading on the iPad | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it

I recently discovered Subtext, a free app for the iPad, that allows you to collaboratively annotate texts. I have been very impressed with it in the few days I've been playing with it and look forward to testing it out in the classroom.


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Toolbox: e5 iPad Apps

Toolbox: e5 iPad Apps | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it

Next year the Year 7s at our school will be bringing their iPads to school. This is part of the plan to answer the Big Question presented to our teachers at the end of 2011 –

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eReader App Subtext Pivots To Education - Technology News - redOrbit

eReader App Subtext Pivots To Education - Technology News - redOrbit | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Recently Subtext has repositioned itself to focus on education, promising a solution for teachers who want to create collaboration around digital books.
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It costs just $1.36 to charge an iPad for a year - US News and World Report

It costs just $1.36 to charge an iPad for a year - US News and World Report | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — That coffee you're drinking while gazing at your iPad? It cost more than all the electricity needed to run those games, emails, videos and news stories for a year.
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Six ways to sharpen iPad presentations

Six ways to sharpen iPad presentations | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it

"The new iPad’s brilliantly clear Retina display and its travel-friendly size help make this third-generation tablet one of the most useful sales tools on the market. Presentations pop on the high-resolution screen."


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LeVar Burton on Bringing 'Reading Rainbow' To The iPad And Closing The Digital Divide - Forbes

LeVar Burton on Bringing 'Reading Rainbow' To The iPad And Closing The Digital Divide - Forbes | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it
After Mr. Rogers and Big Bird, there's no one who's been a steadier presence in the lives of kids for the last couple generations than LeVar Burton.
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Grading with Voice on an iPad - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Grading with Voice on an iPad - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | iPad Apps for Education | Scoop.it

One of the frustrating things I found in teaching online last semester was the lack of direct contact with students. The class felt impersonal, despite my efforts to give it life.

I found that especially frustrating when I graded assignments. The feedback seemed cold and distant, even as I as I tried to point out strong areas of writing and multimedia projects.

I overcame this in part by using my iPad to add audio comments to grading.

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