"The iPad has many uses in my class but the area I feel it helps the most is with kids that are struggling. Typically when kids struggle in an area it is also something they do not like to do. Makes sense right? They don’t enjoy it or don’t have the confidence to try so they avoid doing it. That lack of practice compounds the issue. Handwriting is certainly one of those areas. So we all try to find creative and fun ways to get hose kids to practice their skills… enter the iPad. "
Listly List - Student-Created iBooks & eBooks - iTunes - Books - Jacob's Angle by Dave Brown & Stuart Hunnable, iTunes - Books - Peter and Amy Go On a Picnic by Sara Lissa Paulson & PS 347's Kindergarten class K-207, iTunes - Books - Peter Goes On...
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"Very good news for Skitch users out there. Evernote has released Skitch 2.0 (free), a very welcome update to the Skitch app (first reviewed here). Skitch is a screenshot and photo annotating app that is very easy to use."
Sending your child off to school for the first time? These educational apps geared toward kindergartners will help them get ready for the big time by helping them brush up on their letters, numbers and more.
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"Every day we pick what we affectionately call the Good Free App of the Day, an app that we have downloaded, tested and certified: It can't have a ton of ads or just a little content with in-app purchases.It also has to be good."
"One of the things that really excites me about the iPad is the ability of the students to show their learning. I am not talking about the end product here, I am talking about the act of learning that can be shown by students recording their processes."
"When I first began this process of introducing apps I used an HDMI cable to connect the iPad to my projector. The reason I moved to the less “techy” document camera is because it allows my class to actually see what their friends are touching on the iPad. This really helps them learn how to play them. (pics below)"
"This past summer I converted our conventional podcasting studio with PCs over to iPads in hopes of improving the workflow. To be honest, I amazed at how easy podcasting is now for my elementary students. Here are the basics:"
video showing how to use guided access in ios6 to control what kids can do in an app and restrict them from trashing things they shouldn't Need an education based version of this video too - anyone seen one?
Via Jon Samuelson
"As anyone with a toddler knows, iPads are addictive for children. They seem to have some sort of special radar that lets them know when an iDevice is within their reach, and they’ll do anything they can to get their hands on them. Resistance is futile, but instead of lamenting excessive screen time, you can make your child’s iPad addiction a productive one with educational apps, including those that promote early reading."
Langwitches is one of my trusted resources that I visit frequently for tips about the use of iPad in education. Today I found out that Silvia has posted some great slides about iPad in Education and...
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