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10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

"Following the visual I posted here a couple of weeks ago featuring the differences between formative and summative assessments, somebody shared with the link to this Listly list that comprises dozens of interesting web tools to create online assessments. I have already reviewed some of the tools mentioned in this list in separate posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning but I also found out new tools  I did not know about. I am re-sharing the whole list created below and I invite you to spend some time sifting through its content. Enjoy"


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This is a great list, we have used several of these in the past, but Socrative and Google  Forms are our favs. I would like to throw answergarden.ch in here as well,not so mich for quizzes, but more for brainstorming and quick feedback.

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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, February 16, 2014 8:40 AM

Polls are great to see where students are in the learning process!

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Make your own iPad Stylus for less than 10 cents!

This is so simple and easy. It is  a must try for anyone with an iPad.

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Crazy Gears- Teaches Children about the Physical Properties of Motion, App Review - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Crazy Gears- Teaches Children about the Physical Properties of Motion, App Review - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Crazy Gears is a new app that teaches children (ages 6-8) about the physical properties of motion using simple gear puzzles. It helps explain these properties in a non-threatening way that make sense, by letting children experiment with different parts and arrangements.

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How to use Osmo in the Classroom - Daily Genius

How to use Osmo in the Classroom - Daily Genius | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

"Today the field of educational technology is literally bombarded with new ideas and devices that promise to revolutionize the way we teach. Some of these newcomers have strong potential and promise a unique learning experience. One such product is Osmo. Osmo is an innovative device that transforms an iPad into an interactive classroom accessory able to add a level of excitement that engages students in the learning process.

Osmo is made of a vertical base for the iPad, and a reflective mirror that sits in front of the camera. These two unassuming accessories work together to change the physical space in front of the iPad into an area of active engagement that interact with a number of iPad apps made for Osmo."


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How to record your iPad screen using QuickTime Player on your Mac | iPad Insight

How to record your iPad screen using QuickTime Player on your Mac | iPad Insight | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
While I was surfing around the internet the other day, I came across a procedure that allows you to record the screen of your iOS device using QuickTime Player on your Mac.  As someone who could really benefit from this feature for demonstrative purposes, my curiosity was definitely peaked.  Add to that the fact that it is built into every Mac running Yosemite and that it’s completely free, and I knew that some of you, too, would really appreciate knowing how it works.  Here’s a quick tutorial based upon Aaron Douglas’ Blog post on The Dangling Pointer.

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This is cool, it would mean we could finally screencast and ipad using vid instead of pics, without using an external camera to do so.

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Rod Murray's curator insight, April 8, 11:15 AM

The article does not mention that this only works with iOS devices that use Lightning cables i.e. iPad Mini or newer, iPad 4th Gen or newer, iPhone 5 or newer. The cable must be plugged into the Mac for this to work.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Storyboard That Releases New Teacher Guides for Classic Literature

Free Technology for Teachers: Storyboard That Releases New Teacher Guides for Classic Literature | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
For the last couple of years Storyboard That has offered great guides to using storyboards in the classroom. The latest update to their Teacher Guides section includes new guides for using storyboards to helps students classic works including Lord of the Flies, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Oedipus, The Tell Tale Heart, and Animal Farm. The guides include plot diagrams, character diagrams, and vocabulary diagrams. Each guide also includes references to Common Core standards.

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REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School

REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
In this article I would like to explore a new coding app called Robot School from Next is Great (@nextisgreat). What hooked me immediately was how this app teachings kids to block code, but then shows them the syntax written in Swift. If you are unfamiliar, Swift is a new programming language for iOS. I love the concept of block code and syntax. It’s a perfect next step for avid coders.

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This looks really good. I can see the kids loving the 3d sprites and I am pleased to see that they can also access the code. We are going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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Jasmine Muti's curator insight, March 27, 8:50 AM

ROBOTICS SCHOOL: In 21st century,this generation reached at the highest point of success in technology and we can think that this must  be the limit of technologies but the term Robotics School make them surprised. It is just a game for child fun but this might be in reality as well in future trends.

Tom cockburn's curator insight, March 28, 10:03 AM

Seems a good way to get them interested

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The History 2.0 Classroom: Green Screen iPad Experiments with DoInk

The History 2.0 Classroom: Green Screen iPad Experiments with DoInk | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

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We are using DoInk to create news casts embedded in moving newspapers, about Pompeii with our 6s in June. I have tried it out and love the app. It is so worth the few dollars it costs!
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Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning

Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps for scanning and reading QR codes? Here are the three titles we recommend the most. Of course, there are several other good QR reader apps out but the ones we are featuring today are especially helpful in that they allow you to scan and take you directly to the linked website.The first app in this list has  an added feature which is that of creating PDF files from scanned material

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i-nima is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms. http://3gvision.com/Downloadi-nigmaReader.html
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Aplicaciones para la lectura ... Top Tres Código QR Reader Apps para Profesores - EdTech y mLearning |scoopit travésjoevans http: //sco.lt / ...

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 10:04 AM

I-nigma is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms.  http://www.i-nigma.com/downloadi-nigmareader.html

Brendon Breen's curator insight, March 14, 11:08 PM

Always handy to keep up to date with what apps for QR codes are out there and easy to use.

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Excellent Random Name Selector Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Random Name Selector Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Below is a list of some very good name selector apps for teachers. The idea of such a list was born out of an email we received from a teacher asking about some recommended apps in this regard. We did some online research (we started with AppCrawlr)  and came up with the titles below. Some of the things you can do with apps below include: randomly pick student names and teams, divide students into different groups, create random teams in class and many more:

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Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED

Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

"Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage.

We now have programs and platforms that can transform learners into globally active citizens, opening up countless avenues for communication and impact. Thousands of educational apps have been designed to enhance interest and participation. Course management systems and learning analytics have streamlined the education process and allowed for quality online delivery.

But if we had to pick the top ten, most influential ways technology has transformed education, what would the list look like? The following things have been identified by educational researchers and teachers alike as the most powerful uses of technology for learning. Take a look."


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I think they should be able to do both discuss their learning  and learn to choose the best app from their digital tool kits to get the job done.

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The History 2.0 Classroom: Living Comics with iPads

The History 2.0 Classroom: Living Comics with iPads | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

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iPad Magician Performs on the Ellen Show - iClarified

iPad Magician Performs on the Ellen Show - iClarified | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Check out this video of iPad magician Simon Pierro performing on the Ellen Show.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 23, 7:46 AM

Com Tablets ou sem Tablets, na sala de aula, os mágicos serão sempre os professores. Mas nao mágicos como Simon Pierro. Delicioso momento do Ellen Show.

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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don’t even have a bookstore that is accessible by users and many people are left to fend for themselves to load content on it.

Here is a comprehensive free e-book resource catalog online. All of these books are hardware agnostic, which means they are not locked by DRM (Digital Rights Management). All you have to do is simply download a title and load in via the USB cable from your computer to your e-reader. Many of these sites also provide the books in more than one format, so they will work with your Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony e-reader and hundreds of others.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 17, 9:55 AM

Great resource, and it's free!

Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, February 18, 11:52 AM

Here is a cool one for all my Kindle toting friends - a comprehensive list of sources for free e-books.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 11:20 AM

Great resource for BYOD schools who want to create a level playing field for all students with all devices.

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Use the Camera Self Timer on iPhone & iPad for Better Group Photos or Selfies - OSXDaily

Use the Camera Self Timer on iPhone & iPad for Better Group Photos or Selfies - OSXDaily | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

""The iPhone Camera app includes a self timer function, a great feature for any camera that allows you to set a countdown timer before a picture is snapped. There’s many uses for the timer function, but it often allows for the photographer or camera owner to be in the picture frame as well, rather than just shooting pictures from behind the lens."


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Adobe Slate - Yet Another Way to Create a Photo Story - iPad Apps for School

Adobe Slate is designed to help you create a visual story from the pictures on your iPad, from the web, from an Adobe online account, or from a Dropbox account. You start your story by importing a cover picture and writing story title. You then add pictures one-by-one and write captions for each. You can also write headlines for each image. One convenient feature of Adobe Slate is that the integrated image search tool will import Creative Commons attributions with the images you select. Adobe Slate has a dozen or so filters or themes that you can apply to your story. Completed stories can be published online through a variety of channels including Adobe’s platform, Facebook, Twitter, or embedding into a blog post.

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Word Cloud Self-Portraits (Then and Now) - Dryden Art

Word Cloud Self-Portraits (Then and Now) - Dryden Art | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
If I were doing this project today I would have students do every step on the iPad using 


1. Notes to brainstorm and write their 75 words


2. Word Cloud to paste in and create their cloud then design their layout


3. Superimpose to layer their images together, mask their photo, and save


I have a tutorial showing how to layer and mask images using the green screen app here.


The images can also be layered in the latest version of the Green Screen app by DoInk now that you can resize images.


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What a lovely beginning of the year activity. I can also see teacher using it for goal setting or end of the year whatI have learned or summing up the grade type activities.

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The Nerdy Teacher: Making Is Not Just For STEM #MakerEd

The Nerdy Teacher: Making Is Not Just For STEM #MakerEd | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
I'm an English teacher and I'm building a Makerspace. Since October, I've been raising funds and working out deals to put in a Makerspace in our school library. I've been working with our Media Specialist to make this happen and I've had wonderful support from our admin staff. We are close to having a completed space and have chosen to call it the Blue Devil Maker's Lounge. I had a chance to take my Freshmen down to the space to show it off and share with the students what will be possible in the space. While a bit stressful, the Maker's Lounge has been a great project where I have learned many different things from friends across the country and right at home in Michigan. However, there has been some skepticism. 

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 We are woking on creating makerspaces in our library this year, initially for ICT but also as a club. I am hoping once things are going strong, our kids will drive the learning and other teachers will get to see first hwnd, how powerful that can be.

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Apple offers 'For Educators' collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources - 9TO5Mac

Apple offers 'For Educators' collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources - 9TO5Mac | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Apple today published a new iTunes section that recommends apps, books, iTunes U courses and other Apple educational content for educators and classrooms using iOS devices.

The new online resource includes suggestions for teachers on apps from the App Store, books from iBooks, and courses from Apple’s iTunes U service.

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EuroSys Education's curator insight, April 3, 7:30 AM

Weet niet of dit in de Belgische Appstore ook is, maar kan het maar delen...

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 10, 11:52 AM

Great place to start if you just got your iPad.

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Boy Oh Boy, Christmas Has Come Early For Teachers With The New StoryCorps Mobile App! - @LarryFerlazzo

Boy Oh Boy, Christmas Has Come Early For Teachers With The New StoryCorps Mobile App! - @LarryFerlazzo | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

Anyone who’s every listened to NPR is probably familiar with StoryCorps, and I’ve published several posts sharing their resources.

 

They just unveiled a new free mobile app at the TED Conference that allows anyone to record an interview with anyone and upload it their new site, StoryCorps.me. They have both iPhone and Android versions, and they’re great!


The app provides multiple suggestions for questions, depending on who you are interviewing (you can also add your own). It’s a perfect tool for having students interview their parents, grandparents or other older family members (which also makes it easy to ensure students have parental consent — by the way, their policy states users must be over 13). It’s super-simple to use. Of course, classmates could also interview others, as long as teachers had parental permission."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 20, 3:46 AM

Record interviews about people's lives and pass wisdom from one generation to the next

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FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com

FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free!

This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!

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John Evans's comment, March 12, 3:50 PM
mrsjgarcia - It says it is free when you follow the link but in iTunes mine says $9.99 (Canadian)
mrsjgarcia's comment, March 12, 4:41 PM
Thanks John, It may be free in the US store. I am in El Salvador and I know that in the past there are big differences between the stores in Canada, the USA and here. Thanks for the feedback..
Sample Student's comment, March 12, 5:52 PM
Disappointing to find it is $10.99 in the Australian store.
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Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning

Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps for scanning and reading QR codes? Here are the three titles we recommend the most. Of course, there are several other good QR reader apps out but the ones we are featuring today are especially helpful in that they allow you to scan and take you directly to the linked website.The first app in this list has  an added feature which is that of creating PDF files from scanned material

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I-nigma is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms.  http://www.i-nigma.com/downloadi-nigmareader.html

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 11, 7:25 AM

Aplicaciones para la lectura ... Top Tres Código QR Reader Apps para Profesores - EdTech y mLearning |scoopit travésjoevans http: //sco.lt / ...

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 10:47 AM
i-nima is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms. http://3gvision.com/Downloadi-nigmaReader.html
Brendon Breen's curator insight, March 14, 11:08 PM

Always handy to keep up to date with what apps for QR codes are out there and easy to use.

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10 Reasons Schools Should Still be Using iPads - Ed Tech Today

10 Reasons Schools Should Still be Using iPads - Ed Tech Today | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
After its launch the iPad quickly became the darling of the K-12 education community. Schools and teachers quickly saw the opportunities that it afforded students and jumped to get them into their hands. Fast forward a few years and it seems that a lot of schools have relegated the iPad to a supporting role or ditched them entirely. As mentioned elsewhere this is primarily due to a lack of clear vision, a misunderstanding of what the iPad is and an imiginative, uninspiring curriculum.

While the iPad may no longer be the technology de jour in certain circles it is impossible to ignore what a compelling device the iPad is. So, why is the iPad still the best choice for schools, teachers and students.

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I think that while you do get quality for your money with the iPad, you can also get good Android tablets for a lot less. The biggest reason I am still a proponent of iPads in school instead of  Android tablets(our school has both) is that at present, the quality and availability of apps  for the iPad, in particular those that focus on creative multimedia is by far greater than for Android.

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Ron Wolford's curator insight, March 4, 3:36 PM

 Ed Tech Today

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Twenty Creative Ways to Check for Understanding - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman

Test drive these twenty tried and true strategies to check for understanding in the classroom. Which ones will serve your students best?

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

Pauline denis's curator insight, March 23, 11:31 AM

It's a new way to show a presentation and also "why not" to do a virtual travel all around the world!

 

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Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning? - Connected Principals

Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning? - Connected Principals | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
There has been much focus on shifting our assessment practices in education and, particularly in BC, moving toward more Assessment For Learning (or formative assessment) in schools.  This is such an important conversation and needed change but at some point along the way, Assessment OF Learning (or summative assessment) has been given a bad rap.  To have sound assessment practices in a classroom and school, we need a solid balance of ongoing formative assessment (click here for more info) as well as an effective way to verify that learning has occurred (summative).  Formative assessment should be where we spend most of our time, but summative assessments are still very important.

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Daily Best Free and Discounted Apps for Kids - January 27 - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Daily Best Free and Discounted Apps for Kids - January 27 - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Best FREE and discounted apps for kids today with a great science app to learn about anatomy - DIY Human Body; A game app to learn about geography - Amazing World Atlas; A fun game for history - Empire Run; Several math apps and a lot more!

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