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PicoToons – A TOP PICK Digital Coloring Book and So Much More– App Review - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

PicoToons – A TOP PICK Digital Coloring Book and So Much More– App Review - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Imagine your child opening an art box that is filled with trays of paints, boxes of markers, tubes of glitter, and pages of stickers. PicoToons Coloring Book has an amazing collection of art supplies, and the best part is that they will never run out, never dry up, and never spill. Such a wide range of options encourages children (ages 3-9) to experiment with colors and patterns to create detailed pictures, limited only by their imaginations. PicoToons has earned a Top Pick from Fun Educational Apps because it combines multi-featured project capabilities with sensible parental controls.

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This looks like a great app for younger students.

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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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Apple is upgrading iOS for education in a major way

Apple is upgrading iOS for education in a major way | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Apple has always tried to position the iPad as a key tool inside the classroom, but it's never done all that much to tailor the device — or its software — for educational environments. Now that's...

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I wonder if this will be available to schools outside of the US.

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Virtual Tour: Guggenheim Museum iPad App @ClassTechTips

Virtual Tour: Guggenheim Museum iPad App @ClassTechTips | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
The Guggenheim Museum has an app for iPads that is perfect for a virtual field trip.  It includes tons of images from the collection as well as informational text to explore.  Students can learn about this historic building and all of the items on display.

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A nice app for virtual field trips to the museum.

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6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so.

The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. The strength of this particular graphic is in the range of the ideas. The first tip refers teachers to Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal development, which frames student ability in terms of a range: what they can do unassisted, what they can do with the support of a More Knowledgeable Other (MKO), and what they cannot do even with support. This is different for each student, and understanding these ranges for students can help inform grouping decisions, whether you’re using a peer instruction model, ability grouping, or another approach.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 27, 2015 7:14 AM

Facilitando el trabajo en el aula...6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, August 28, 2015 5:40 PM

This is a great info graphic, but I would also add the importance of praising effort.

Jess's curator insight, October 20, 2015 6:25 PM

I choose this resource because it provide ways to group students effectively.

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Live to Learn: Digital Literacy is Crucial for Reading and Writing Instruction

Live to Learn: Digital Literacy is Crucial for Reading and Writing Instruction | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Understanding how technologies enable new literacies and meaningful communication should be a core curricular and pedagogical function of English education (3). Henry Jenkins (MIT Media Lab) calls this ability to function in online networks a “participatory culture” which has a relatively low barrier to artistic expression and civic engagement (4). Benefits of this digital culture include peer-to-peer learning, a changed attitude towards intellectual property, diversification of cultural expression, modern workplace skill development, and an empowered conception of citizenship. Jenkins further claims that participatory culture is the new “hidden curriculum” in schools.

Digital literacy is a crucial component in modern literacy instruction and is necessary for today’s students to be productive members of a digital world. Teachers should focus on the skills related to digital literacy, not specific tools which will soon be obsolete in the ever changing world of technology.

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CTD Institute's curator insight, August 6, 2015 1:12 PM

Use of a “participatory culture”  would benefit students and teachers with the promotion of a peer-to-peer learning, a changed attitude towards intellectual property, diversification of cultural expression, modern workplace skill development, and an empowered conception of citizenship.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 6, 2015 11:08 PM

Use of a “participatory culture”  would benefit students and teachers with the promotion of a peer-to-peer learning, a changed attitude towards intellectual property, diversification of cultural expression, modern workplace skill development, and an empowered conception of citizenship.

Madison Totushek's curator insight, September 7, 2015 9:22 PM

Contrary to popular belief, according to this article, technology does in fact help more than hurt literacy. Some practices that the article mentioned that "destroy" digital literacy are pretty interesting because they go against what human nature naturally thinks about the subject. For example, "Digitalk" is something that a lot of people think is harmful to reading and writing in the future. It could very well be harmful because the people who use it are so used abbreviating- ie: omg, brb, lol, etc. This article states, however, that this "digitalk" is actually shows a better understanding of language and linguistic competence. 

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Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today?

Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today? | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:02 PM

Try it and experience the differentiated engagement in learning!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 27, 2015 8:04 AM

#StoryTelling #STEM #STEAM #Media #SlideShow

Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, October 27, 2015 1:35 PM

This creative-commons licensed site is chock-full of ideas for how kids can show off what they know by CREATING it!  Very exciting.  Plus, I like that they called it "media."  Good idea.  Put the media in our own hands!

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Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations.

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 27, 2015 3:27 PM

Handig, met verschillende pro indelingen

Carey Leahy's curator insight, June 29, 2015 3:24 AM

A few to investigate!

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 6, 2015 3:47 PM

Coding may be the next literacy for all of us. 

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5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers ~ EdTech & MLearning

5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers ~ EdTech & MLearning | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Today we are sharing with you a list of some of the best audio recording apps you can use on your Android-operated device. All of these apps are rated 4 stars and up in Google Play store. Some of the things you can do with them include: record audio clips (e.g lectures, audio notes…etc), customize and edit your recordings, share your recordings via email or embed them into cloud-based storage platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive and many more. For iPad users, check out this list.

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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation - graphite

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation - graphite | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features that make it more fun than ever to get kids’ productions edited and polished.

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, May 1, 2015 4:51 PM

16 sitios de Apps para hacer cine y animación 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, May 2, 2015 10:21 AM

Thx John Evans for the article with reviewed sites from '14

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Shutterfly Photo Story for Classrooms- ClassTechTips.com

Shutterfly Photo Story for Classrooms- ClassTechTips.com | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Shutterfly Photo Story is an awesome free app for iPads that is great for creating authentic learning experiences for students.  It lets students in all grade levels create customized self-published photo books that apply what they have learned in the classroom through a hands-on, project-based learning experience. Shutterfly Photo Story allows students to tell stories through text, photos, audio and Doodle, a feature that enables writing and drawing on any page/photo in the book

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Pauline Porcaro's curator insight, April 26, 2015 7:50 PM

This app may be aimed at children but it doesn't have to stop there; could be used post secondary for students to create their own stories or log work experience

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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, 2015 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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5 ways to utilize iPad backgrounds & lockscreens | Technology Erintegration

5 ways to utilize iPad backgrounds & lockscreens | Technology Erintegration | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
You may not have thought much about the iPad background screens of student iPads.  Whether you share a cart with your grade level or have a small set to use or even have 1:1 iPads in the classroom, the iPad background screen is key real estate that you want to integrate into your iPad management plan.  Students look at the lock screen every time they open their iPads and the background whenever they switch apps.    Here are 5 ways to utilize that space:

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, January 29, 2:34 PM

Great tips for those student iPads.

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How to Use Split View Multitasking on iPad -OSXDaily

How to Use Split View Multitasking on iPad -OSXDaily | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
The latest versions of iOS for iPad include a great multitasking feature called Split View, which, much as it sounds, allows users to split the screen on the iPad between two active apps side-by-side. iPad and iPad Pro users can adjust the size of each app panel or have them take up an equal amount of space, enabling users to essentially use two apps at the same time.

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I am still trying to get this to work. I must be doing something wrong.

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Chad Lewis's curator insight, January 16, 2:46 AM

Been waiting for this for a long time.

It's really a game changer when having the digital textbook conversation.

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14 Physics Based Puzzle Apps - AVATAR GENERATION

14 Physics Based Puzzle Apps - AVATAR GENERATION | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Be impressed with what physics based puzzle apps can do to help your kids excel when it comes to understanding physics. Puzzle apps make learning physics fun. Let your kids’ creativity soar when they become tiny physicists to solve their physics apps and puzzle apps. Physics apps are the answer to making an otherwise boring subject exciting. Pique their interest by reinforcing the information they learn in school in a fun way. Kids love puzzle apps, so getting them to learn required material will be easier than ever. Try the best physics based puzzle apps on the market and watch kids learn with ease.

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6 Excellent Lego Apps to Enhance Kids Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Excellent Lego Apps to Enhance Kids Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
In today’s post we are sharing with you some great apps that kids can use to play Lego games on the go. All of these apps are free and work perfectly on iPad or any other iOS operated device.

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Up Periscope? New Rules for the Latest Social Media Tool

Up Periscope? New Rules for the Latest Social Media Tool | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
I've always been a fan of sharing openly.  I sometimes tell people that my life is an open book that no one wants to read.  The nature of my job and my position is one that interacts regularly with...
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ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015 | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
The maker movement was front and center at the 2015 ISTE conference—and that’s a good thing for me. After following maker initiatives with great interest for some time now, I have the opportunity to design a maker space this year for 6th–12th grade students at my school, Worcester (MA) Academy.


A search of this year’s program at ISTE, held June 28 to July 1 in Philadelphia, using the term “constructivist learning/maker movement” resulted in 67 related sessions. The ISTE Librarians Network hosted a maker station at their Digital Age Playground and convened a panel on library maker spaces, featuring elementary and middle school librarians, a school administrator, and the coordinator of a public library maker initiative. Vendors and exhibitors demonstrated tools, lessons, and ideas for maker spaces. Meanwhile, a four-hour Maker Playground Wednesday morning drew a huge crowd of attendees.


One of my goals at the conference was to gather ideas and tips to help me create my library’s maker space. Here are some highlights of what I discovered at ISTE."


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#Maker #Camp A FREE summer camp from Make: for building, tinkering and exploring. July 6 - Aug 14, 2015

#Maker #Camp  A FREE summer camp from Make: for building, tinkering and exploring.  July 6 - Aug 14, 2015 | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
A FREE summer camp from Make: for building, tinkering and exploring. Participate online from home or find a camp host in your neighborhood! (2015 Camp Hosts coming soon!)
July 6th–August 14th, 2015

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Not iPad specific, however it is a great idea for everyone.

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Increase Student Participation with Two Terrific Name Selector Apps - ClassTechTips.com

Increase Student Participation with Two Terrific Name Selector Apps - ClassTechTips.com | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it

"There are so many classroom management tools that I love (here’s a list of 19!).  Two of my favorites iLEAP Pick A Student and Random Name Selector makes sure that you call on every student in your class.  Instead of the traditional coffee can full of popsicle sticks with students’ names on them, use one of these free apps to make sure that all of your students are held accountable in class discussions.  Try projecting the screen from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch so that students can see which one of their peers is up next!"


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Just the thing for iPads in the classroom. 

Here are a couple of similar apps for Android Schools  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.enm.lite.namepicker

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.cunniman.randomstudentpicker&hl=en

 

 

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Educational Technology Guy: Guest Post - How to Create Stunning Visual Aids for your Lessons

Educational Technology Guy: Guest Post - How to Create Stunning Visual Aids for your Lessons | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
It is a challenge to seize children’s attention and not to let it go. Some teachers experience great difficulties in keeping students engaged and involved in the educational process due to objective reasons. Luckily, there exist some tricks to help resourceful teachers, one of them being visual aids. Looking at bright and colorful images, students are more likely to digest the material without boredom and remember it afterwards. But why are visual aids so effective and how to create them?


First of all, visual aids are helpful, because they show the data visually. Some facts, connections and outcomes are much easier to understand when they are represented as a picture. For example, some statistics, shown as a diagram will be much more winning than its detailed descriptions in words. Then, as visual images have the sense of modernity, they easily grab children’s attention for some time. Thus, they are useful for highlighting some essential points and setting true accents. And finally, visual aids and pictures boost children’s creativity. By looking at something beautiful and challenging, by perceiving the right way of data organization, students can get inspired and come up with new and outstanding ideas."


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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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