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10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do

10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Between hosting webpages and emailing files straight to your folders, there's a lot you can do with Dropbox that you never knew before.
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iPads and Other Tablets in Education
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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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How to Scan QR Codes on iPhone with Chrome - OSXDaily

How to Scan QR Codes on iPhone with Chrome - OSXDaily | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
QR Codes are the weird looking pixelated squares you sometimes see printed on signs or elsewhere, and while it’s a stretch to say they are widely used (or understood) they are ubiquitous in some areas. While the iPhone does not bundle a method of scanning QR codes by default, if you’re a Google Chrome user then you will find the latest versions of the iPhone Chrome app can scan QR codes for you.


There are a few ways to access the QR code scanning ability of Chrome in iOS. Perhaps the easiest is using Spotlight, but there’s a 3D Touch trick available too.

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This is good to know. I use i-nigma for scanning qr codes with students but this requires a download. Now we need this to work with Chrome on Android devices.
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abdoss's curator insight, March 14, 12:57 PM
Sweet! This works like a champ!
Franco Ponte's curator insight, March 21, 1:18 AM
Handy tip which I didn't know about
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Toontastic 3D Brand New App for Student Storytelling - Class Tech Tips

Toontastic 3D Brand New App for Student Storytelling - Class Tech Tips | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Starting today! You can now access Toontastic 3D, a redesigned storytelling app for students that lets users draw, animate, and narrate their own 3D cartoons. If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love open-ended creation tools. As a one-to-one iPad teacher, I used the original version of Toontastic with my students so I’m so excited about today’s new release!

Available for both Android and iOS devices, Toontastic 3D gives students the power to easily create their own cartoon. Using Toontastic 3D is easy, students can create their own characters and move then around the screen. As they tell their story, students record their voice and create an animated movie. With Toontastic 3D students can create their own cartoon on any topic.

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The problem we have encountered is that it won't work on our ipad 3s or our ipad mini 1s.  We were really looking forward to using this at our school. What a disappointment.
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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 14, 11:03 AM
Un bel outil pour raconter des histoires en classe, même aux adultes.
Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, January 17, 7:37 AM
App provides students with customizable story templates, settings, and characters. Students can also create stories, settings, and characters of their own. Students can record narration while moving characters around their scene settings.  No account needed.
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The Beginner's Guide to Using Periscope for Education - Pike Mall Tech

The Beginner's Guide to Using Periscope for Education - Pike Mall Tech | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Periscope, Twitter’s live video streaming app, is taking the education world by storm.  Since its debut in early 2015, teachers and administrators are trying to figure out how to use Periscope for education and not just as a way for students to stream silly human tricks on live video to their friends.

Before we can get into how to use Periscope for education, let’s first define what exactly Periscope is and how you use it for those of you that are clueless for now.

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I find myself in the same situation. It is really cool but how to make the best use of it with students. 
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Freek Kraak's curator insight, September 8, 2016 5:50 AM
Seroious twitting...
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Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT

Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
The Maker Rubric is a simple way to assess the progress and growth of a student maker. This rubric was specifically developed to measure any maker project they complete, whether its 3D printing, claymation, soldering, sewing, puppetry… whatever. It is also a way to, if necessary (dependent on how your school system values grades) assign a numerical percentage to a maker project.

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A free download, but requires sign up
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Yvonne Dawydiak's curator insight, August 26, 2016 12:35 PM
I'd prefer to see a one column rubric to keep the making more 'open' while still providing scaffolding. I'll work on this!
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Book Creator 4.3: What have we improved? - Book Creator app | Blog

Book Creator 4.3: What have we improved? - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
The latest update to Book Creator is now in the App Store with support for sharing audio, video, image and text straight into Book Creator from other apps.

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How Game-Based Learning Can Help Students of All Ages Learn | Edudemic

How Game-Based Learning Can Help Students of All Ages Learn | Edudemic | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Some well know psychologists, including Piaget & Bruner believe that play is a child's work. The best way to teach kids they say is through active learning.
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From Book Creator to printed book - Book Creator app | Blog

From Book Creator to printed book - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
I have been making printed versions of books made with Book Creator on an iPad for many years. The app produces a really decent file for hard copy printing.

First thing to realise is that your video and sound files won’t work on paper. I know that sounds silly but people sometimes get upset when they first realise this. What you do get is a paper book which looks like it was purchased from a bookstore – it looks so professional.

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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, February 16, 2016 2:29 PM

If we are giving the students the skills for their future jobs, this might be a tool to consider.  It has been out there for a while but using it on an iPad could be exciting for children and teens.  

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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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Studyo Reviews | edshelf

Studyo Reviews | edshelf | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Fluid and fun school planner that students absolutely love! That’s why 80% of our users use Studyo every day, 5 to 7 times a day. Schools have adopted Studyo to replace paper planners and other solutions, complementing their admin systems. Your daily dashboard, with individual tasks displayed within course periods, like no other calendar or …
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An interesting application for helping kids to stay organised. Many of my kids use apps like these despite having Google Calendar through GSuite. There must be something to it.
 
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How to create your own iPad recording booth for the classroom.

How to create your own iPad recording booth for the classroom. | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
The creative power of an iPad in the classroom is limitless with its ability for students to show their learning in a multitude of creative ways that look professional. My students love nothing more than to share their knowledge in the form of an iMovie or by using a digital storytelling tool such as Tellagami or Chatterpix or narrating a keynote presentation. But the number one issue we have in the classroom is the background noise when we record these presentations. There is nothing worse than having a fantastic visual product that is let down by poor audio quality, but in a noisy school situation that is a difficult proposition to overcome. So this year we are using our own homemade iPad recording booths.

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This is a great idea. Sound is always an issue at our school when recording on iPads. You could even use regular boxes, cover them in cloth and experiment with different materials to line them with as part of a STEAM project.
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Ulf Neumann's curator insight, February 8, 7:58 AM
Clevere Lösung für ein verbreitetes Problem!
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9 Great iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning

9 Great iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Students are always excited to showcase their learning but when coupled with using the technology they love this excitement is eve

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I have just recently discovered canva web version and would recommend it to everyone. Glogster and ThingLink are also great apps which I have only ever used on the web. We use Tellagami on our iPads all the time and it is fantastic for creating Harry Potter type moving newspapers and more. Explain Everything is good for having the kids put together tutorials or for anyone looking for ways to produce media for flipped lessons. I am looking forward to investigating 30 Hands. 
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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, October 23, 2016 6:58 PM
Let's celebrate all of these great ways to achieve multiple means of action & expression.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 28, 2016 6:50 AM
Best use of devices, in my opinion - create and showcase. Student portfolios are the way forward. I particularly like 30hands, Tellagami and SeeSaw from this list.
Donna Meehan's curator insight, October 28, 2016 11:32 AM
Good ideas to get Ss to show what they know.
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Learning At the LRC: Google Cardboard in ITGS

Learning At the LRC: Google Cardboard in ITGS | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
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Google Cardboard in 12th grade ITGS. Student phones, cheap cardboard VR=magic!
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The coolest features of Google Classroom - Annotating a Google Doc on a mobile device into a pdf

The coolest features of Google Classroom - Annotating a Google Doc on a mobile device into a pdf The Google Drive made easy in the classroom Googl
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This is a very cool feature for iPad users of Google Classroom. I am very excited to get going with it.
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Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids

Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Google is teaming up with MIT's Media Lab to create Scratch Blocks, an updated version of the kid-centric programming language.
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All the ways iOS 9.3 will impact school iPad rollouts

All the ways iOS 9.3 will impact school iPad rollouts | iPads and Other Tablets in Education | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Here is some positive news for schools using iPads. I am especially keen to try out the personalised login feature. 
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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, 2016 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, 2016 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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