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Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.
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With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country.

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Five iPad Learning Tasks You Should Be Able to Do with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Five iPad Learning Tasks You Should Be Able to Do with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"Each of the tasks featured here are structured in such a way that cover different stages of Bloom's thinking taxonomy.They also include a brief write-up about the objective of the task, how it can be achieved and the apps that can be used to complete it. The  five tasks that are outlined here are :

 

Task 1: Create a movieTask 2: Create a podcastTask 3: Create an interactive bookTask 4: Create a presentationTask 5 : Create a PDF"


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, June 5, 2014 1:53 AM

Apply Bloom's taxonomy to mobile learning processes

TeachingStudies's curator insight, June 5, 2014 4:56 AM

Tools to explore with new comers in the environment

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, June 6, 2014 5:02 AM

Useful way to describe a lesson sequence 

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Adobe Voice: A Powerful Storytelling App - Class Tech Tips

Adobe Voice: A Powerful Storytelling App - Class Tech Tips | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

#"Storytelling is a powerful way to inspire students, build community and give children a voice.  There are a few great apps that help students of all ages write and tell their own stories (Shadow Puppet, Toontastic) and a new app that I absolutely love is Adobe Voice.  This free iPad app is very user friendly and makes the storytelling process simple for children young and old.  Kids can add pictures, text, and even choose from different icons to bring their stories to life.  Adobe Voice has an easy recording feature for students to add their voice as narration.  There is a music library and a selection of themes for users to pick out and include in their final product."

 


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Jean-Francois Provencher's curator insight, May 26, 2014 1:37 PM

This could be interesting

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:48 AM

Adobe Voice: A Powerful Storytelling App - Class Tech Tips | 

Dovid's curator insight, May 28, 2014 12:07 PM

Let's give more tools to all of our storytellers.

 

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iPad research summary
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A recently launched summary of recent research is particularly useful for identifying some trends in education. The study, An Updated Literature Review on the Use of Tablets in Education undertaken by the Tablets for Schools consortium in the UK is a landmark document. It covers a summary of research into mobile learning; the use of tablets in primary schools, secondary schools and universities; the use of tablets by students with special educational needs; the role of teachers; content and apps; and the need for a pedagogical vision.

 

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3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning - Edutopia

3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning - Edutopia | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"Coding isn't just for computer science any more. Educators are finding that teaching students to write code and design games enhances learning and creates engagement. These examples illustrate how coding and games are being used across the curriculum and at all levels, as well as why great teaching is at the very heart of this innovation."

 


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malek's comment, April 30, 2014 7:11 AM
Inspiring to learn some new codes
WEAC's curator insight, April 30, 2014 3:01 PM

Using coding and gaming as an educational tool is a great way to connect with a certain segment of students.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:49 PM

Juegos párr mejorar el Aprendizaje.

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Plants for iPad - KIDS DISCOVER

Plants for iPad - KIDS DISCOVER | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
Kids will learn all about the process of photosynthesis, discover amazing adaptations plants make to their environment, and uncover the many ways humans depend on plants for our own survival in this interactive reading app.

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A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"To help her students understand and be able to analyze the apps they come across online, Mutt Susan from Digital Divide and Conquer http://bit.ly/1nG4TZF ; has created this wonderful rubric. The Student App Review Rubric,  features five sections ( or criteria) that students can grade when assessing an app. Each of these criteria can be graded with a numerical number from 0 to 4 with 4 as the top grade.

The five criteria included in this rubric are :

Looks and soundEngagement and motivationUser friendly directions and instructionsPerformance and ease of useDifferentiation in learning."


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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, April 23, 2014 6:58 AM

Nice Rubric for students.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, April 23, 2014 8:16 PM

I think that it is a great idea to teach students and parents how to evaluate apps. I like to try them for a trial period but it is great to have a rubric

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Using tablets to reach kids with autism

Using tablets to reach kids with autism | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
New iPad, tablet apps for autism are evolving as parents and teachers use them as tools.

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Molly Petersen's curator insight, May 7, 2014 11:10 PM

This article is about the use of technology, specifically tablets and iPads, to reach out to children with autism in the classroom and at home. The article said that technology is a good way to communicate with a loved one with autism and the tablet gives them more independence instead of having a very structured life. The iPads are a great alternative to some of the communication tools that parents with autistic kids use that can cost up to $6,000 to $8,000. This article pertains to our class because it is about how technology is not only affecting students but also with children with disabilities.  

Jacob Ostreng's comment, May 8, 2014 5:32 PM
I think that if a piece of technology can be used to help children with autism learn and communicate that it should be provided at a lower cost.
Gunnar Burkhardt's comment, May 11, 2014 12:06 PM
this type of technology definitely helps in almost all ways of learning, there was an autistic girl who would type on a key board to communicate with her family
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12 NASA Apps for Students to Learn about Space ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 NASA Apps for Students to Learn about Space ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"Last night while I was watching the total lunar eclipse " Blood Moon",  it dawned on me to compile a list of iPad apps that students can use to learn more about space. Of course there are no better apps to recommend  than NASA's. I have gone through all the apps NASA offers and picked out for you the ones below. Have a look and share with your colleages."


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Reg Corney's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:01 PM

I have used these apps  before. Very  good

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:10 PM

Tecnología Educativa:  Espacio - Aprendizaje Móvil

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 11, 2014 11:57 PM

Share these with your science teachers and space buffs.

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Mr P's ICT blog - iPads in the Classroom: Using iMovie trailers across the curriculum

Mr P's ICT blog - iPads in the Classroom: Using iMovie trailers across the curriculum | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
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Using iMovie for iPad in a Science classroom

Using iMovie for iPad in a Science classroom | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
One of the reasons why iPads have been such a success in Science is that it offers a different way to demonstrate learning which is accessible to all students. All of the apps previously discussed ...
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3 Professional Development Tips For Schools Going 1:1 - Edudemic

3 Professional Development Tips For Schools Going 1:1 - Edudemic | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
As our 1:1 initiative moves forward, I see that there are three kinds of teachers that are part of the process: 1. The teachers who are ready for change (!!) 2. The teachers who are willing to change 3. The teachers who just want to get by I wish someone would have told me about …

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Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought

Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is largely a matter of workflow.

 

If you can forgive a mixed metaphor, the traditional classroom sees the teacher as the both the director and the bottleneck of all productivity. They create assignments, assess proficiency, respond to assessment data, and refine planned instruction in light of constantly changing circumstances.

 

This is challenging in any context, but in 1:1 and mobile learning environments, it’s even more complex. With tablets, every student has both an information portal and a digital printing press. This means they can reach both communities and potential collaborators.

 

The above graphic from @ipadwells addresses this issue with a helpful graphic that visualizes a workflow, while offering up representative apps for each step of the process."

 


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Linda Ashida's curator insight, April 1, 2014 9:01 AM

Check out the link at end of this post to see more of Richard Well's helpful infographics.

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:36 AM

Important understanding for teachers wanting to support students to create and publish artifacts of student learning

Ann Francis's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:41 AM

#workflow

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Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"Learning how to write a computer program is a lot like learning a new language. There are nouns, verbs, and sentences. With far fewer words than a spoken language, it may be easier too. A student of languages can pick it up just as quickly as a student of math. To help, here are a set of tools that teach computer programming."


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Kerry Muste's curator insight, June 10, 2014 8:43 PM

Two I'm trialling are Codecombat.com and codeavengers.com but I'm looking forward to looking at these.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 2014 10:43 AM

Possible additions to my "games" list. 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:12 PM

A must read for teachers. Excellent list.

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Great Creativity Apps That Every Teacher with an iPad Must Know - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great Creativity Apps That Every Teacher with an iPad Must Know - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"Today with the easy accessibility of technology, students can learn anywhere and everywhere. With technologies like an iPad, we know there are various iPad apps available that can support your students in their learning. Are you a teacher who wants to bring her student’s creativity to the next level?

 

Here's a list of great creativity apps that every teacher with an iPad must know."

 


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Jean-Francois Provencher's curator insight, May 26, 2014 1:30 PM

A great tool for learning

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3 Interactive iPad Math Apps for Primary Grades, That Teachers Can Easily Implement

3 Interactive iPad Math Apps for Primary Grades, That Teachers Can Easily Implement | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"If you are a primary class mathematics teacher you know that putting the foundation of understanding in place for new mathematics principles can be challenging. This often involves building on concepts like number systems and arithmetic basics while incorporating new ideas. For example, to teach the concept of square root “√”, you will have to ensure that students are well-equipped with the concepts of multiplication and division."


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3 Steps to Creating an Awesome Virtual Museum in Class

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You're spending an afternoon browsing the exhibits at an art museum. If you're anything like me, you'd probably appreciate the art a lot more if you could bri…

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 1, 2014 6:21 PM

What a thorough and comprehensive guide to classroom use of Aurasma, thank you Sam!

 

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4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator for iPad | Blog

4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator for iPad | Blog | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
Technology Coach Chris Loat shares his ideas on how Book Creator can be used effectively in the classroom.

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Candace Townsley's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:57 AM

We use this in multiple classrooms across content areas!  GREAT APP!!

Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, April 28, 2014 7:22 AM
4 ideas convincentes para utilizar Book Creator en el aula
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 29, 2014 4:15 PM

Great tools.

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An Introductory Lesson in Keynote for Primary Students - APPSOLUTELY APRIL

An Introductory Lesson in Keynote for Primary Students - APPSOLUTELY APRIL | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"I loving using Keynote, both on the Mac and the iPad. Keynote is a powerful presentation tool where students can show off knowledge of a subject. There are many web-based presentation tools I love, but Keynote has some really cool features that really resonate with students. For this project, 2nd graders used Keynote to illustrate and animate the letters in their first names.  Here are some helpful tips if you do this project with your kiddos!"

 


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Apps for Outdoor Learning | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift

Apps for Outdoor Learning | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
With spring in the air, students typically clamor to get outside—and teachers would often like to follow. April is an ideal time of year to explore outdoor learning opportunities, and these apps and sites can lead the way.
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GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to

GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
Keep in touch with your kids when your away from home by recording a bedtime story using GarageBand

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Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, April 19, 2014 8:59 AM

This is a great idea for parents of little ones like me!

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App Task Challenges for Teachers - Learning in Hand

App Task Challenges for Teachers - Learning in Hand | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

"Craig Badura, a PK-12 Integration Specialist in Aurora, Nebraska, has developed a series of App Task Challenges. Each challenge is a an easy to follow guide that gives teachers the opportunity to create products with an app. You can read more about App Task Challenges on Craig’s Comfortably 2.0 blog.

 

Below are four of Craig's App Task Challenge guides. Craig is working on more of them, so follow him on Twitter to find out when he publishes new ones."


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Dafnord 's curator insight, April 16, 2014 12:50 AM

Credit to John Evans for sharing :-)!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 16, 2014 8:44 PM

Aplicación de Tareas. Orientaciones párrafo el docente.

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13 Ways To Use iMovie In The Classroom

13 Ways To Use iMovie In The Classroom | ipadinschool | Scoop.it
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Is there an app for that? Well, chances are there are dozens of apps for anything you want to do, but sometimes you find one app that is robust enough to have multiples uses for you and your students. For me, iMovie is that app. I find myself using it for everything from slow motion videography to documentation, to presentations and everything in-between. Below are 13 ways that I have used iMovie (or have heard of others using iMovie) with students to enhance learning.

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Sharing Technology

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Watch this episode of Chat with Deb to see how to help your students to prepare a storyboard and create a book trailer using iMovie.

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10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program

10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program | ipadinschool | Scoop.it

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There’s simply no magic pill – whether it’s the laptop, smartboard, iPad or the next device that comes along in a year or two. Technology alone won’t ever have the capacity to improve education unless it’s woven into a holistic vision that meets the very real and urgent educational objectives that prepare our students for life outside and after school. Well-planned technology deployments can however have a transformative impact on learning.

 

Here’s a list of ten requirements for a successful iPad implementation in schools."


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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 17, 2013 10:23 AM

It is not 12 steps, but it will do. At least you don't have to go around asking everyone you offended for forgiveness.