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Marble Maths App › Davyhulme Primary School

Marble Maths App › Davyhulme Primary School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Today in Numeracy, Year 5 used the app ‘Marble Maths,’ to help improve their mental maths skills. The app provides questions of varying difficulty on many different aspects of maths, perfect for mental maths practice and for the children choosing between a mental maths test and using this fun and interactive app, there wasn’t much competition. A recent update also included a British currency which was the only glitch when I first downloaded the app"

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5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom - Edutopia

5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Inspiration and best practices merge into fun, effective learning as one teacher describes what she and her students discovered during their school's first 1:1 year with iPads.
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José Miguel Leo 's curator insight, July 8, 6:52 AM

Interesantes reflexiones sobre el proceso de introducción de Ipads en las clases, uso que hacen los alumnos de las apps, cambios en algunos procesos de trabajo. Les invito a leerlo y compartirlo.

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Experience America HD Showcases Common Tourist Attractions - iPad Apps for School

Experience America HD Showcases Common Tourist Attractions - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Experience America HD Magazine is a free iPad app produced by USA Today. The app features popular tourist attractions around the United States. The app is populated with lots of “top ten places to see for X” articles which are nice even though they’re not terribly informative. The best aspect of the app is the National Parks section that contains a mix of text and image essays about U.S. National Parks. A small collection of videos about travel in the United States is also found inExperience America HD Magazine."

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Focusing On Creativity In A Digital Era - Te@chThought

Focusing On Creativity In A Digital Era - Te@chThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” – Sir Ken Robinson


Our children will grow up into a world that we can barely yet conceive of. Education thinkers and leaders are now in broad agreement that in order to enable children to succeed in the 21st century we need to mould creative thinkers and problem solvers who can learn, unlearn and relearn."

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Finally! Record the Screen of Your iPad in Any App, with Narration - Douchy's Blog

Finally! Record the Screen of Your iPad in Any App, with Narration - Douchy's Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 - "Yesterday X-Mirage added the ability to record not only your iPad screen and audio via Airplay, but also your voice narration.  I've been waiting for someone to implement this for ages. ".

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7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning

7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you are inspired to start a Coding Club at your school this seven step guide will help turn that inspiration into action and reality.
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El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, Today, 10:16 AM

We had a group of kids that loved working on Scratch last year so I would like to try and expand on that in our Makerspace.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, Today, 10:40 AM

Anyone interested in a coding club?

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Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2 - iPad Apps for School

Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2 - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Halftone 2 is a nice iPad app for creating simple comic strips based on your pictures. To get started with Halftone 2 you choose a layout for your comic then import pictures from your iPad’s camera roll. You can add borders and visual effects to each of your imported pictures. After arranging your pictures you can add text in a variety of comic styles. Completed projects can be shared in a variety of ways including email, Dropbox, Twitter, and saving to camera roll. Watch the short video below to learn more about Halftone 2."

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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought

A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Choice boards are powerful tools for providing students with both choice and direction in their work.

 

The idea, creatively shown below from teacher/blogger Monica Evon in the form of a menu, allows teachers to guide students towards certain forms of academic practice, or demonstration of specific standards. If, for example, you want students to show they understand how to calculate the area of a circle from real-life applications, you can create 8 different ways for them to show it."

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, July 8, 11:14 AM

A great example of how digital learning can offer differentiation and guidance that can be flexible and still appropriate in general education for ALL kids.

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Creating a Community of Learners With Coding - Edudemic

Creating a Community of Learners With Coding - Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Professional coders work collaboratively, and rarely does a computer scientist create a program solely on their own. Every successful programming project evolves as a result of Iterations of code, the merging of ideas, and the contributions of the individual team members. Not only does coding empower students to think logically and critically, to collaborate, and …
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A Comprehensive BYOD Toolkit for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive BYOD Toolkit for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If your school is planning to employ BYOD and is looking for some theoretical background about this trend then this comprehensive literature review is a must read. This review represents a reasonable and representative scan of the available literature on BYOD. The visual below is based on this literature review and sketches a general framework of what BYOD is all about, its models . reasons to use it and many more.This infographic is created by Pip Cleaves and the original version can be viewed from this link."

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Maker Camp - Google

Maker Camp - Google | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A FREE summer camp for building, tinkering and exploring

 

Join young inventors and artists from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers. Maker Camp inspires kids ages 13-18* to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it."

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What Happens When Tech-Savvy Teens Help Cyberseniors? - Edudemic

What Happens When Tech-Savvy Teens Help Cyberseniors? - Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"In school settings, teachers are older than students. Thus, there is always much discussion around the concept of what’s changed since the teacher was the student’s age, and what that means for education. We look at generational differences between multiple generations. We talk about the future of education: Is it mostly STEM based? Is it all digital?


Sometimes, it is important to remember that all of us need to learn different types of things throughout our lives, and that teachers don’t always take the form of an older, ‘more educated’ person in front of a classroom. The awesome video below is the trailer for a movie called “Cyberseniors”, in which teenagers team up with senior citizens to teach them about the internet. It offers some great takeaways, along with a solid dose of humor. Enjoy!"

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How to use the Home screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore

How to use the Home screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The [Home screen](/home screen) — known behind the scenes as SpringBoard — is the central hub of iPhone and iPad activity. It's not a destination. You're not meant to linger there and stare. It's a transport, a gateway. It's what gets you to your apps and your content. From the Home screen you can tap app and game icons, music and video players, web browsers and online stores. You can...
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How to quit or kill multiple apps at once on your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to quit or kill multiple apps at once on your iPhone or iPad - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Multitasking now provides full on background processing for every app — and intelligently so! Basically, iOS waits until it thinks you need something, then makes sure it's there when you do. If one app needs access to data, it organizes other apps that might need access too. This all combines to let your iPhone and iPad stay responsive, and your battery life stay long-lasting. But what happens when something goes wrong, or you decide you want to quit or kill an app and its processes? Easy! With the multitasking card view, you can close up to three apps at one!"

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."

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Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia

Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.


Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools."

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Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Here is a great and comprehensive directory of free image sources compiled by The Edublogger. This collection is specifically created to help teachers, educators and students have instant access to a wide variety of web resources where they can search for and access free images.The sources featured in this directory are organized according to these 4 criteria:"

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21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do - aplus.com

21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do - aplus.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Be an iPhone ninja with these 21 awesome tricks
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How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you download apps, movies, and games on your iPhone or iPad, you're already familiar with what an iTunes account is and how it works. However, that doesn't always mean that the email or account you use for mail and iCloud is the same account you use for purchases. If you ever need to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad, you can do so in just a few steps....
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 8:58 AM

I  needed  this  

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My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School

My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"My Incredible Body is an iPad app (currently free) designed to help students learn how the human body works. The app features eight sections. Those sections are circulation, muscles, senses (vision, smell, hearing, touch), kidneys & urine, skeleton, respiration, digestion, and brain & nerves. Each section of the app contains short animated videos that explain the functions of each system and how it works."

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30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen the light since then and therefore I decided to create another more comprehensive list of some of the best iPad apps for teaching music to give music teachers more options to choose from."

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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 8, 9:41 AM

Music in the Content areas also

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The 21st Century Principal: Oyster: E-Book Susbcription Service App for iOS and Android Devices---NetFlix of E-Books?

The 21st Century Principal: Oyster: E-Book Susbcription Service App for iOS and Android Devices---NetFlix of E-Books? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As an avid reader, last night, I downloaded Oyster, the subscription book service app to my iPad, just to check it out. There are many times when I read a book, I am not necessarily interested in purchasing a copy, but would still like to read it in e-book format.

Some are calling Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, and upon opening the app, I was pleasantly surprised by the number of books available. I even found the titles of several books on my reading list that I’ve been planning to read. Oyster, gives you access to book titles for a monthly subscription fee of $9.95. Right now, I am using a trial of the service, so I am personally undecided whether or not it’s worth my while to pay the month fee. It also remains to be seen whether the e-book service can provide access to an increasing number of titles, but the idea is appealing, especially to someone like me who enjoys access to a book any way I can get it."

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Top 16 Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 16 Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Here is a chart I have been working on over the last couple of days. The chart features some of the best iPad apps for digital storytelling. This selection is created in such a way that teachers can find in it apps for any grade they teach. Also the chart features the most updated versions of apps. If you want to download and print this chart, use this Google Docs link. Enjoy"

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José Miguel Leo 's curator insight, July 8, 7:00 AM

Una lista de interesantes apps para narrar historias, no están todas, pero si hay bastantes y con una pequeña descripción de posibilidades y herramientas que tiene cada app.

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How to use the Lock screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore

How to use the Lock screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The Lock screen exists in between states, when your iPhone or iPad is no longer asleep, but is also not yet open and fully functional. It can protect your device from unauthorized access and actions by a simple slide-to-unlock gesture, by a 4 number pin-code, by a strong alpha-numeric password, or Apple's Touch IDfingerprint identity scanner. Yet the Lock screen can be functional as well. If you want to, you can access Notification Center and Control Center, the Camera, andSiri. On the iPhone, you can even make emergency calls. Yes, the Lock screen can be secure or it can be convenient, it's entirely up to you!"

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Mythbuster Adam Savage on how to make stopmotion animation with iPhone - TUAW

Mythbuster Adam Savage on how to make stopmotion animation with iPhone - TUAW | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Adam Savage is no stranger to mixing science with whimsy. With his hit show Mythbusters, he and partner Jamie Hyneman have tackled everything from shark attacks to death rays. Of course, that show can't film all the time. To fill the other hours in the day, Savage runs a web series called Inside Adam Savage's Cave, where he does experiments, shows off oddities, and generally makes merriment.


In today's episode, Savage has invited animator Marty Cooper into his cave to talk about traditional hand-drawn animation and augmented reality cartoons. The best part? All of the animation is made with an iPhone. Using the app StopMotion Recorder, a series of by-hand drawings made on transparencies, and a little bit of time, Savage and Cooper are able to create a few glorious stop-motion cartoons that delightfully float in the real world."

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How to create folders and add apps on your iPhone or iPad

How to create folders and add apps on your iPhone or iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The iPhone Home screen can hold dozens and dozens of apps, but thanks to folders, that number leaps up to thousands. Folders lets you collect and organize apps of a similar type, or for a similar task, all together in one place. Bets of all, they're easy to create. How create apps folders on iPhone or iPad Go to your Home screen. Touch and hold your finger down on the app you want to...
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