I was thrilled last school year when our First Graders created their own Read Along Audiobook for the iPad. My regret was that while it was created TO BE READ on the iPad, it was not CREATED on the iPad.
Another great App Friday is on its way with a wide selection of kids app at special price or even Free! This week includes some of Fun Educational Apps favourite’s Roxie’s Door and Roxie’s A-Maz-ing Adventure and a lot more!
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OK, seasoned iPad veterans look away – this is another iPad Basics tip, for those who are newer to iPad and iOS.
And happily the answer is that iTunes has us well covered in this area.
iTunes does the ‘archiving’ for us. You can happily delete apps from the iPad itself but the record of your purchase remains on iTunes so at any point that you want to reinstall them it recognizes that you have already purchased them. They also remain in iTunes on the PC as long as you don’t delete them there.
But the most important thing digital books provide that print books also offer, is space for conversation. Until I began to read digital books with my child, I wasn’t conscious of the importance of page turning. It is never ‘optional’ in print, of course, and therefore not a subject to ponder.
Working in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education and Emmy Award Winning Director, Allyson Rockwell, the Mason-Lake and Oceana ISDs are working on a documentary film chronicling the success in the pilot kindergarten and second grade iPad classrooms in Ludington, Michigan. The classroom pilots, funded by 21st Century Learning Environments, have had "tremendous success" and are gaining much attention at the state and national levels. The documentary project has already received funding, and those involved have submitted a grant application to expand the ipads to all pre-K-2 students in the three counties. We'll talk with members of the team involved in this project, and give time for Q and A."
"Demibooks Composer is the first iPad based authoring software. Do you know what that means??? It means that you hold in your hands the ability to create interactive books! Weeeee! Students and teachers can use this powerful authoring app to create interactive book apps (yes, I said apps) that include realistic physics, animation, sound and visual effects."
NxtApp 4 Kid Free for a limited time! id a top fun educational math app for kids for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. Kids will be able to practice their math skills, addition and subtraction, in a fun, engaging and challenging way.
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