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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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9 Goals of a Successful School Makerspace - FRACTUSLEARNING #FractusReads

9 Goals of a Successful School Makerspace - FRACTUSLEARNING #FractusReads | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
For the first book in our #FractusReads series, we wanted to start with a book that not only comes highly recommended, but one that has also made its way to ‘Best Seller’ in STEM Education reading. Laura Fleming’s practical and inspiring guide, Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School is a must-read for any educator looking to improve or initiate a school makerspace
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3 Free Apps for Energizer Breaks on the iPad | Technology Erintegration

3 Free Apps for Energizer Breaks on the iPad | Technology Erintegration | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Brain breaks are all the rage these days with GoNoodle cornering the tech market for group dancing, running in place, and yoga.  Plus it’s #gamified which motivates students to participate.

However, not all students will need a break at the same time, and I have not seen the level of engagement when I’ve tried setting up individuals on GoNoodle.  So I’ve tracked down my favorite 3 free iPad apps for energizing brain breaks that are also motivating and use gamification to keep students focused.  Click the image to download them for free on iTunes.
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The Power of the iPad in Kindergarten - ITEACH WITH IPADS

The Power of the iPad in Kindergarten - ITEACH WITH IPADS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Last week, our school iPads were replaced.  We were very excited to exchange our iPad 2’s for the new iPad Air.  Our old iPads served us well but were suffering from frequent app crashes. The replacement took about a week…no small feat when you are talking about over 800 iPads. The excitement over the idea of new iPads was suddenly replaced with the knowledge that we would be without iPads for a few days. My kids quickly realized this and asked, “Um, how will we do our work with no iPads?”  I responded, “I’m not sure…maybe we will do some worksheets.” Puzzled, the kids responded with, “What are worksheets?” You see, they had never completed one before.
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Increase Student Participation with Two Terrific Name Selector Apps - ClassTechTips.com

Increase Student Participation with Two Terrific Name Selector Apps - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"There are so many classroom management tools that I love (here’s a list of 19!).  Two of my favorites iLEAP Pick A Student and Random Name Selector makes sure that you call on every student in your class.  Instead of the traditional coffee can full of popsicle sticks with students’ names on them, use one of these free apps to make sure that all of your students are held accountable in class discussions.  Try projecting the screen from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch so that students can see which one of their peers is up next!"

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MyScript Calculator with Handwriting Recognition to Solve Problems - ClassTechTips.com

MyScript Calculator with Handwriting Recognition to Solve Problems - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There are lots of apps that ca n “wow” a crowd and MyScript Calculator is definitely one of them.  Write an equation (simple or complex) onto your screen and the app will use handwriting recognition software to solve the problem.  This fantastic free app can be used by students to check their work, especially order of operations.  If you’ve tried this app before update to the most recent version to access all of their great features.  You’ll need to try it to believe it!
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 

This year’s report, Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology – Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students, provides landmark findings on the efficacy and value associated with popular digital learning initiatives: blended learning, online learning, school-assigned mobile devices and STEM learning.  The views, values and experiences of students taking part in these digital learning initiatives are compared with students in more traditional classroom-based education.
“We hope by highlighting the views and values of today’s students, especially those students who are living a digital learning experience, this year’s report stimulates new discussions around the effective use of digital tools, resources and content to support student learning,” said Julie Evans CEO of Project Tomorrow.
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Ly Torn's curator insight, May 4, 11:33 PM

Selles artiklis on kajastatud üht uuringut, mille tulemusena toodi välja, et ligikaudu 60% teismelistest kasutab oma nutiseadmeid koolis õppimise eesmärgil. 

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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The maker zeitgeist has evolved far beyond the day when an educator might set objects—say, a box of robotic LEGOs—in a library corner and call it a “maker lab.” Educators are now focusing on how the maker movement can be truly meaningful: it’s not about where making is happening, but about how creating, experimenting, and collaborating impact education. In addition, some high schoolers tinkering their free periods away can discover a passion—sometimes leading to a future educational focus or even scholarship money.

 

“The maker movement…encourages a growth mind-set, which tolerates risk and failure and maybe even encourages it,” says Laura Fleming, library media specialist with the New Milford (NJ) High School. “It has been the great equalizer within, and in some ways against, our modern education system by allowing opportunities for creativity and innovation to take place through informal learning.”

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An Excellent Lesson On How Students Can Use Scratch Jr for Digital Storytelling EdTech &MLearning

An Excellent Lesson On How Students Can Use Scratch Jr for Digital Storytelling EdTech &MLearning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Some great news today! iPad Monthly is finally out today and we are sharing with you one excellent lesson it covered in its first edition. iPad Monthly is “a professional development subscription-based newsletter for teachers using iPads in the classroom”. iPad monthly is authored by created by Apple Distinguished Educator and inspiring keynote speaker, Paul Hamilton. The first edition of this newsletter has been released today and includes 6 lessons:
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Two Math Apps that Have Students Slicing Numbers - iPad Apps for School

Two Math Apps that Have Students Slicing Numbers - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As the end of the school year approaches I find myself receiving more requests for review and skill practice apps. Yesterday’s post was all about fractions review. Today, I have a couple of apps dealing with factoring, multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition.
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The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship Infographic - Edutech for Teachers

The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship Infographic - Edutech for Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As with any other type of education, we—as educators—can’t make assumptions that students have the necessary knowledge to make good decisions when surfing the web. And even if they do—they’re kids, so yeah, they constantly need to be reminded of what’s cool and what’s not.

With the wide variety of resources available for teachers, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be promoting the importance of behaving safely and responsibly in the digital world. Speaking of resources, check out the nifty infographic shown below, one that can be used to address various aspects of digital citizenship.
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Healthy Adventure Game for iPads - ClassTechTips.com

Healthy Adventure Game for iPads - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Monster Heart Medic from The Lawrence Hall of Science (creators of DIY Sun Science and DIY Human Body) is a fantastic free app that helps student explore the cardiovascular system.  Simulating a video game, this iPad app takes students on a journey to learn about the way the heart works.  It provides lots of information on how to keep the heart healthy with colorful graphics and interesting characters to follow around.  Combining images, diagrams and informational text with important facts about the human body, Monster Heart Medic is a terrific option for science and English Language Arts classrooms.
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Ly Torn's curator insight, May 3, 11:10 AM

Selles artiklis on kirjeldatud rakendust, mis on loodud iPadile. Selle rakenduse abil saavad õpilased teada inimese organismist, selle hoidmisest ja ravimisest. 

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Texas District Pilots Desmos as Alternative to Graphing Calculators (EdSurge News)

Texas District Pilots Desmos as Alternative to Graphing Calculators (EdSurge News) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
“It’s hard to believe, but my students were among the first in the world to do it,” gushes middle school math teacher Cathy Yenca. “And after two test runs prior to testing day, there really weren’t any glitches.”

On April 20th, 600 students attending schools in the Eanes Independent School District in Austin, TX piloted the Desmos Test Mode app during the eighth grade math STAAR assessment. The district provides each student with an iPad for the duration of the school year, which eighth graders can now use in the place of traditional graphing calculators during the exams.
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Desmos used on iPads instead of a graphing calculator, even on assessments. 

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30 Useful Apps For Students You Probably Don't Know About - InformED

30 Useful Apps For Students You Probably Don't Know About - InformED | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you want to encourage your students to start taking advantage of the many technology tools available to them, here are a few examples of the types of productivity and learning apps that can support them in their studies.
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19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management - ClassTechTips.com

19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If anyone tells you that an iPad is just for playing Angry Birds, this list of teacher tools is sure to change their mind.  Check out these tips, tricks and apps for classroom management!"

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5 Teacher-Approved Apps for Arts Integration - Sunshine Miller - graphite

5 Teacher-Approved Apps for Arts Integration - Sunshine Miller - graphite | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Arts integration is a great way to engage students in academic content. Arts integration can also bring content to life through the infusion of instructional technologies. Here are five great apps that will engage students in digital literacy, creation, and problem-solving activities.
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Teaching Geopolitics: Fantasy Football as a Learning Game - Mind/Shift

Teaching Geopolitics: Fantasy Football as a Learning Game - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 "Digital technology made the task easy: rather than sifting through a week’s worth of newspaper clippings for the players’ standings and statistics, he could simply look online. At a glance, he saw where each player stood. Then it came to him: what if he wasn’t swapping Cutler and Brees, but China and Brazil? Just as fantasy football team owners draft, cut, and trade players based on their performance, his students could do the same with countries.

He’d replace passing yards and points per game with political crises and popular uprisings. Since he was struggling to get students interested in international developments, each country’s ability to fight its way into the news of the day would make it more valuable. Students could draft teams of countries—it didn’t matter if they were related—and compete for the newsiest cluster. Lackluster countries would quickly sink to the bottom and get traded, but if an earthquake or military coup struck, say, Indonesia, the student who was following the news most closely could snatch it up before anyone else found out. Nelson dubbed the game Fantasy Geopolitics."

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 5, 10:13 PM

I like this idea as a way to get our students to follow world news. If we started it with 6th graders studying world geography, perhaps they would continue following the news as they grow older. I will share this with 6th grade social studies teachers as an activity the could have ongoing throughout the year. 

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Exploring Geometry by Coding With @gosphero & @tickleapp - Brian Aspinall @mraspinall

Exploring Geometry by Coding With @gosphero & @tickleapp  - Brian Aspinall @mraspinall | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"In this activity students will move the Sphero ball across a grid system, while describing, using math terms, the movement and location by coding the sequence."

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - Teachers With Apps

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - Teachers With Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Moonbot Studio’s, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and illustrated by Joe Bluhm, is an academy award winning film short, interactive app(s), and book that have been out for a few years. We were able to see the book and its accompanied augmented reality app at Dust or Magic 2015 at the Highlight’s Foundation, and it was so impressive that we wanted to showcase its innovation and sheer brilliance in storytelling.
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Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech: How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech: How to Transform Teaching with Tablets | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
When you look at the very best work happening in iPad classrooms, you'll see students creating media, showcasing their understanding, collaborating with peers, and communicating with broad audiences. The pockets of excellence are ever-present and inspiring. On the whole, however, tablets are most often used to reproduce existing practices—to distribute resources and enable students to take notes.


Past generations of school leaders might have been forgiven for permitting these patterns of technology adoption, but today we have the benefit of history to look back on. We know that without a change in our technology integration strategies, there's no reason to expect that a new device will magically create new teaching practices in schools.


To make the most of the investment in tablet computers, school leaders need to do three things. First, they need to work with their communities to articulate a clear vision for how new technology will improve instruction. Second, they need to help educators imagine how new technologies can support those visions. Finally, they need to support teachers and students on a developmental journey that will take them from using tablets for consumption to using them for curation, creation, and connection."

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How to backup your iPad to iCloud | iPad Insight

How to backup your iPad to iCloud | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
When you finally decide to buy that sleek new iPad, one of the first tasks you are presented with is whether or not to turn on iCloud back-ups.  Whether you decide to turn them on when you first purchase your iPad or later on is up to you.  However, for demonstrative purposes, and because I bought and activated my iPad quite a while ago, I will quickly walk you through the set-up process from within the settings app.  One thing to note with iCloud backups is that with iOS 8 Apple moved the backups to a different location within the settings app.
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2/3 of These iPad Apps for Learning About Fractions are Free - iPad Apps for School

2/3 of These iPad Apps for Learning About Fractions are Free - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I generally don’t get too excited about skill drill apps, but some of cute and fun ones pull me in anyway. If you’re looking for some apps for your students to use to learn and practice their fractions skills.
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Play how to learn fractions

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MarcoPolo Weather Exploration App - ClassTechTips.com

MarcoPolo Weather Exploration App - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
MarcoPolo Weather is a terrific app for helping students understand weather patterns and climate.  This beautifully illustrated, fun app will let children explore weather and learn about temperature, cloud cover, and precipitation.
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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation - graphite

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation - graphite | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features that make it more fun than ever to get kids’ productions edited and polished.
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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, May 1, 4:51 PM

16 sitios de Apps para hacer cine y animación 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, May 2, 10:21 AM

Thx John Evans for the article with reviewed sites from '14

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Apple publish 'For Education' collection on the App Store - Book Creator app | Blog

Apple publish 'For Education' collection on the App Store - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Apple recently added a new section to their App Store called ‘For Educators‘. Here, teachers can find resources – apps, guides, iBooks and iTunes U courses which Apple recommends.
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