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Why we need to move away from App-Based Learning {iPads in Education, iOS, Educational Design}

Why we need to move away from App-Based Learning {iPads in Education, iOS, Educational Design} | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
I have been and continue to be a huge proponent of iOS in education, mainly because of its effectiveness in getting the tool out of the way as a hindrance to student learning.  You can read more ab...

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Hmm, should always consider all perspectives :-)

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Critical thinking skills are vital for kids to succeed as they progree through school. Having to decide what app fits their requirements is part of that learning.

Marcia Pereira's comment, March 21, 2013 9:47 PM
I am so proud of our GHS teachers and admins for giving students choices to pick their notetaking app, their project app, etc.
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iPad Bingo Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Bingo Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it

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5 Free iPads for Sketching Notes

Sketching notes or sketchnoting appears to be becoming a popular way of taking notes and organizing ideas. I’ve done that on paper for years and you may have too.
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A Great iPad App to Turn Physical Notes into Digital Notes

A Great iPad App to Turn Physical Notes into Digital Notes | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
November, 2014 Post-it Plus is a great iPad app that you can use to digitize your physical sticky notes. The way it works is pretty simple: install the app in your iPad and then use it to snap an...
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Version 2.0 of 1Writer features iOS 8 optimizations, iPhone 6 support and more

Version 2.0 of 1Writer features iOS 8 optimizations, iPhone 6 support and more | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
The popular plain text and Markdown editor 1Writer has just been updated to version 2.0 with a bevy of new features and improvements. First and foremost, the big 2.0 update of 1Writer optimizes the app for iOS 8.
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The Best 30 Educational iPad Apps in 2014

The Best 30 Educational iPad Apps in 2014 | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
November 28, 2014 I am not sure if you have seen this or not, but our colleagues in Teachthought have created this wonderful list featuring some of the best educational iPad apps in the year 2014....
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Exploring the use of i pads in danish schools

Mobile devices, especially the integration and adoption of iPads in school classrooms, is gaining emphasis across the research and development forums of academic, policy, organizational, political, and public spheres.
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Weebly for iPad – Create and Manage Websites

Weebly for iPad – Create and Manage Websites | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
Weebly, a popular website creation service, has offered an iPhone app for a couple of years. This morning I learned that they now offer a free iPad app too. Weebly’s free iPad app allows you to create a new website from scratch.
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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads

16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
Here are 16 of my favorite presentation tools for teachers and students! Which ones are your favorites? Glogster Thinglink ShowMe Popplet Zaption Haiku Deck ScreenChomp Tellagami Pic Collage SnapGu...
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Twitter announces some nice improvements coming to the popular social network

Twitter announces some nice improvements coming to the popular social network | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
Popular social network Twitter has just announced plans ofa number of improvements coming to the service.
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A Handy Assessment Rubric for Book Trailer Activities

A Handy Assessment Rubric for Book Trailer Activities | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
November 12, 2014 Yesterday, I posted here a comprehensive article featuring some good resources, tips and tools that teachers and students can use to create and share educational book trailers. In...
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App Combo: iMovie and Doceri

App Combo: iMovie and Doceri | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
Doceri is one of my favorite free screencasting apps and is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students. They can show their work solving a math problem on the screen and explain their...
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How iPads Can Refresh Traditional Classrooms | Edudemic

How iPads Can Refresh Traditional Classrooms | Edudemic | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
Following the trend of mass mobile device adoption, educators increasingly contemplate possibilities of using iPads in classroom. State-of-the-art mobile technology is getting more and more popular in different settings and schools are no exception.
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The First 5s with iPads

The First 5s with iPads | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
This is just a quick nod to my EdTechTeacher friend Beth Holland, who has written another excellent post updating ideas around what teachers might do in the first 5 hours, days and weeks with iPads...
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Using iPads in the Classroom: 5 Handy Features That You Never Knew You Had | Sonocent

Using iPads in the Classroom: 5 Handy Features That You Never Knew You Had | Sonocent | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
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Enhance Kids Reading Skills with These iPad Interactive Stories ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Enhance Kids Reading Skills with These iPad Interactive Stories ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
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You can now rename files and folders in the Dropbox iOS app

You can now rename files and folders in the Dropbox iOS app | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
Dropboxs iOS app has just received a nice update with the move to version 3.6. And easily the biggest improvement is that users can now rename their files and folders directly from the app.
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iPads in Education

Slide show about the use of iPads in the classroom. Created for a 5 day technology integration workshop for ESL mentor teachers in Ipoh, Malaysia, May 1-5, 2014.
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3 Good Educational iPad Apps That Are Free Today

3 Good Educational iPad  Apps That Are Free Today | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
November 24, 2014 Several powerful educational apps have gone free this week most notable of them all is the popular creativity app Puppet Workshop ( it's no loner free now). I have looked into some...
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Excellent Activities and Lesson Ideas on Using Explain Everything in Class

Excellent Activities and Lesson Ideas on Using Explain Everything in Class | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
November, 2014 Explain Everything Lesson Ideas is a free eBook created and provided for free by Apple. This work is part of Apple's" Apps in the Classroom" project that aims at helping teachers make...
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6 Good iPad Apps to Enhance Kids Mathematical Thinking

6 Good iPad Apps to Enhance Kids Mathematical Thinking | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
November 14, 2014 Below is a set of good iPad apps that you can use with your kids and students to enhance their mathematical thinking. These apps are meant for young learners and are specifically...
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Turn iPad Art into Joyous 3D Figures with the Foldify App

Turn iPad Art into Joyous 3D Figures with the Foldify App | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
Overview It’s a beautiful thing when students can use digital tools to build real world creations.
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Explain Everything Is Now Available on The iPhone

Explain Everything Is Now Available on The iPhone | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
November 14, 2014 Good news! Explain Everything is finally available on the iPhone. After tinkering with it a little bit on my iPhone I found it really amazing. It syncs seamlessly with iPad...
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6 Powerful Course Management Tools for Teachers and Educators

6 Powerful Course Management Tools for Teachers and Educators | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
November 13, 2014 Today I am sharing with you some good course management platforms that you can use to organize your classes, post assignments and materials to students, grade their work, take...
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Excellent Collection of Apps and Web Tools to Unlock Kids Creativity

Excellent Collection of Apps and Web Tools to Unlock Kids Creativity | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
October 5, 2014 One of the most exciting abilities that technology can give educators and students is the ability to make stuff. Unlock a world of creativity and engagement with a computer program,...
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Programming and Coding Apps for the iPad Classroom - The ICT Advisors

Programming and Coding Apps for the iPad Classroom - The ICT Advisors | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
Much has been said and written about the need to teach children to code, but it’s time to start doing something about it. The ICT curriculum will soon receive a major overhaul, with computer programming featuring very strongly as a core skill.
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Apple’s new Health app finally comes to life after a short delay

Apple’s new Health app finally comes to life after a short delay | iPads for Languages | Scoop.it
The release of iOS 8.0.2 didnt just resolve the iOS 8.0.1 snafu. It also signals an important milestone for Apples new HealthKit SDK. Beginning with the new update, third-party apps can now send and receive data to Cupertinos new Health app.
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