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Flipboard Application Overview

Flipboard Application Overview | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"BHS help desk student Mike Lockney recently reviewed the flipboard application for the iPad. This application is available on the iPad and the iPhone and will organize your frequently viewed web content in one location."

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How to Switch from Zite to Flipboard - Joanathan Wylie

How to Switch from Zite to Flipboard - Joanathan Wylie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
So the time has come. I am about to delete one of my favorite iPad apps of all time. Zite has been an amazing discovery tool for me. It has enhanced my learning and given me lots of great ideas to share in this blog and online via social media. However, as you may already have heard, Zite was acquired by Flipboard recently and will be discontinued.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis, Karen E Smith
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 2, 9:49 AM

Nice selection of free apps for your Science Department.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, December 3, 8:47 AM

Literacy teachers in the content area of science can benefit from this list.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, December 3, 10:52 PM

Thx Skip

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iPad Photography ideas for Kids - The Book Chook

iPad Photography ideas for Kids - The Book Chook | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Probably my favourite app on the iPad is the inbuilt camera. With it, children can readily take photographs and record videos of all sorts of things in home and school life. The iPad saves to the Camera Roll and from there, kids can email images, as well as open them inside other apps. The iPad camera or any digital camera is a wonderful tool for giving children a different perspective on life, and helping them think creatively about their environment.
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Karen E Smith's curator insight, Today, 7:59 AM

Mobile visions of the world.

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MONKEYmount 280 Universal Tablet Stand - ClassTechTips.com

MONKEYmount 280 Universal Tablet Stand - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I shared MONKEYmount 280 a very cool stand that works with any tablet, including iPads.  With this stand you can turn your iPad into a document camera without having to invest in a new piece of technology.  It can be used with an HDMI projector or flat screen to mirror what is happening on your iPad screen.  This can even be done wirelessly so that students can easily follow along with each tap and swipe on your iPad screen.
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Tune Train for Music Creation - ClassTechTips.com

Tune Train for Music Creation - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Tune Train is a wonderful free app that children can use to create their own music.  By manipulating different objects on the screen kids can find harmony, pitch and rhythm.  Complete with a teacher’s guide, this free app is perfect for musical stations in an elementary classroom.
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Comfortably 2.0: Great Apps to Complement Your iMovie App

Comfortably 2.0: Great Apps to Complement Your iMovie App | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The iMovie app could possibly be my favorite app on my iPad.  It's a versatile app that can lead to a whole lot of creation in your classroom  Yes, I know that iMovie on my MacBook Pro has all the bells and whistles, but I believe that the app has all the ingredients to make some pretty powerful products in your classroom.

I love the fact that the app allows our students (and us) to make thinking visible.   There are so many ways that you can use iMove in the classroom.  From knowledge to comprehension, every level of Bloom's taxonomy is easily addressed using the iMovie app.  I plan on teaching our K-5 students how to use the iMovie app in the coming weeks and I can't wait to see the creativity that is generated!

The best thing about iMovie is that you can use it with a lot of other apps! App Smashing?  Try using iMovie as the final app to display your app smash.  Just drop your products in from the photo library, do a voice over and you have created a product that allows you to showcase the learning happening in your classroom!

I have created a folder on my iPad of apps that I use to supplement some of the videos that I produce. Here are some of my favorites:
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These iOS tips will help you take better iPhone photos - GIGAOM

These iOS tips will help you take better iPhone photos - GIGAOM | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"It has been said that the best camera in the world is the camera you have with you when you want to take a photo, because life keeps moving forward even if you are not ready to capture it. Hopefully the following tips, accessories and app suggestions will make taking photos this holiday season a little easier and a lot more fun."

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Best Apps of 2014: Photography & Video - Today's iPhone

Best Apps of 2014: Photography & Video - Today's iPhone | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
We’re approaching the end of the year, so what better time to bring together all of the best apps from the last twelve months? We’ve been racking our brains and asking our lovely readers for help in order to try and whittle down all the App Store had to offer in 2014 to a few simple lists.

You’ve seen our picks for the best Games, Utilities, Social, Productivity and Media & Entertainment apps and now we’re bringing you the best photography and video apps!

The best camera is the one you have with you — namely your iPhone! — and the App Store is full of great apps for making your photos and videos look incredible, so compiling this list was no mean feat. Regardless, here are the best photography and video apps of 2014…
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How to Turn Off Keyboard Click Sounds on iPhone & iPad - OSXDaily

How to Turn Off Keyboard Click Sounds on iPhone & iPad - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A little clicking sound is made every time you type on the iPhone keyboard. Some users really like that sound effect and find that it helps them to type on the virtual keyboard easier, but other users find it to be annoying and obtrusive. If you don’t want to hear the clicky sound effects when typing in iOS, you can quickly turn the feature off and have the key taps stay quiet, leaving you with completely silent hitting any keys on the iPhone keyboard.
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A Comprehensive List of Educational iPad Apps for Autistic Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive List of Educational iPad Apps for Autistic Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here is a very good resource of apps specifically curated for autistic learners. This is a spreadsheet created by a parent, an autistic adult and an SLP and features a very big collection of iPad apps for autism. The apps are arranged into different categories that include : art, books, communication, earliest learning, file sharing, games, general development, geography, history, language, math and pre-math, multiple activities, music, reading and spelling, puzzles, science, social skills, speech, and many more. Every app is supplemented with a short description, a video if available, review if available, and iTunes link.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Tools for Creating Last-minute Holiday Cards

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Tools for Creating Last-minute Holiday Cards | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In typical form I have done all of my Christmas shopping and card mailings in the last 24 hours. I know I am not the only one that waits until the last minute to get these things done. You may have students in the same boat. You may also find yourself looking for a way to help students create some last-minute holiday greeting cards of their own. The following three popular tools offer options for creating holiday cards.
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Curious Words for Visual Storytelling - ClassTechTips.com

Curious Words for Visual Storytelling - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 - ClassTechTips.comCurious Words is a visual storytelling app from the makers of Oh No Fractions! and Curious Ruler.  Random words stimulate the child to explore the world around them, illustrating such words with what they see. Instead of drawing the word with a still picture, they can shoot a one second video – just the right length to capture a gesture, a movement, a shadow, or a smile.  A final movie is assembled with voice over and music once the child has “illustrated” up to 12 words.  The final results are unique mini films that capture the way a child sees the world.

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Winnipeg school division charts new territory in computer coding for kids - CBC.CA

Winnipeg school division charts new territory in computer coding for kids - CBC.CA | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Ben Safiniuk is seven years old, and he knows how to write computer code – sort of.

“Well, I have made a stickman. He’s like, ‘Hello’ and then he got sucked up into a ship,” said Ben.

He’s a student in the Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg who can make a blue dog dance across a stage or build a game with disappearing red blocks. And he’s not the only one.

The school division is diving head-first into uncharted territory in Canada – teaching coding to young kids.

“As I get to travel around our 33 schools, I’m now noticing I’m being asked more and more from younger and younger grades, ‘Can you teach me Java?’” said David Wall, Pembina Trails’ educational technology consultant.”

The only problem? Many teachers don’t have any idea how to teach kids code. And it isn’t a failing on their part – there’s no curriculum or framework in Canada for how to teach kids from Kindergarten to Grade 8 how to code. "

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Free Technology for Teachers: Scratch Jr. Provides a Great Environment for Learning About Programming

Free Technology for Teachers: Scratch Jr. Provides a Great Environment for Learning About Programming | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier this morning I received an email from a subscriber to the PracticalEdTech.com newsletter. She was looking for suggestions on programming apps. One that came mind immediately is Scratch Jr. Scratch Jr. is based on the popular online Scratch program in which students can learn to program. Scratch Jr for iPad uses the same drag and drop programming principles used in Scratch. On Scratch Jr students can program multimedia stories and games.
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14 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

14 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that children spend an average of seven hours a day consuming various types of media. This data illustrates that society’s voracious appetite for media makes media literacy more important than ever.

How can you teach your students to interact responsibly with the media? The following resources can help you plan thought-provoking lessons on the subject.
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Quick Flashcard Creation and Export​ on iPads - ClassTechTips.com

Quick Flashcard Creation and Export​ on iPads - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Synopsis is a completely free iPad app for students that lets users create notes by highlighting different sections of a PDF document. Students can then modify the notes they have created by adding their own text. Synopsis gives students the power to summarize any text so they won’t need to go back to a PDF document to study material.  Each individual note can be converted to its own flashcard there is no need to buy flashcards or type and create your own.
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8 Apps To Give You A Seriously Rigorous Workflow - Educate 1 to 1

8 Apps To Give You A Seriously Rigorous Workflow - Educate 1 to 1 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

As someone who has to wear two hats all the time: those of English teacher and Director of Digital Learning, I’m constantly challenging myself to make sure that what I recommend to other members of staff actually rings true and never is that more the case than in trying to ensure that there is genuine rigour in the work I’m doing with iPads.  Nothing is more important to me than ensuring that the use of the iPad creates a deep learning experience. 

 

So here is a workflow that I think really works and hits the R of the SAMR model whilst also sticking with some of the tried and rested things we know work as teachers."

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free iPad Apps for Drawing and Sketching Notes

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free iPad Apps for Drawing and Sketching Notes | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes when students are taking notes, words don't do enough to fully capture an idea. In those cases, being able to quickly sketch an idea will enhance students' notes. Sketching notes on an iPad enables students to edit and share sketched notes more quickly and easily than ever before. Here is a handful of iPad apps (some freemium, some completely free) for sketchnoting.
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Do you have ‘text neck’? And five ways to deal with it if you do... - Daily Genius

Do you have ‘text neck’? And five ways to deal with it if you do... - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"By definition, you are reading this on an electronic device. More than likely a tablet or a phone. And if that’s the case, then it’s more than likely that you’re hunched over a little, head forward.

Did you just sit up straighter? Thought so…

The noises from medical researchers are increasingly shrill on the damage done to us by technology  and the back pain it causes – slumped postures, ‘text neck’ caused by leaning over our devices is causing wear and tear from the extra pressure the unnatural postures put on our spines. The warnings are, more and more, that this is reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions, with ‘significant’ numbers looking like they will need corrective surgery.

So are you going to give up your mobile and tablet? No, of course not, that would just be silly, wouldn’t it?

So instead, try some corrective actions:"

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The best iPad apps of 2014 - Mashable

The best iPad apps of 2014 - Mashable | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Between iOS 8 and a new lineup of tablets from Apple, iPad users got some pretty big updates in 2014.

Of course, major hardware and software updates also means a slew of new and better-than-ever apps. With all-new ways to tell stories, shoot and edit photos and create documents, iPad users can get more done than ever before.
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Yahoo Weather for iPad Updated: New Animated Effects | iPad Insight

Yahoo Weather for iPad Updated: New Animated Effects | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Yahoo Weather iPad app was recently updated, to Version 1.6.5. It’s a nice little update to a very nice iPad weather app.

The star features of this update are new animated effects for lightning and frost, and updated designs for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
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Geography Drive Arcade - Four Fun U.S. Geography Games - iPad APps for School

Geography Drive Arcade - Four Fun U.S. Geography Games - iPad APps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Geography Drive Arcade is a great iPad app from the same people that developed Geography Drive USA. Within Geography Drive Arcade students will find four fun review games. Those games are State Shape Challenge, Flagstaff State Flag Game, State Capital Challenge, and Honolulu Spelling Bee.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Bioman Biology - Science Games and Virtual Labs

Free Technology for Teachers: Bioman Biology - Science Games and Virtual Labs | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Bioman Biology is a nice resource that I learned about from David Andrade. On Bioman Biology you will find dozens of educational games and virtual labs designed to help students learn about topics related to biology. The games and virtual labs are organized into eight topics; physiology, cells, ecology, genetics, classification, life chemistry, respiration, and scientific methods. Most the games are Flash-based but a handful of them are available as free iPad apps. The games and virtual labs are appropriate for middle school students.
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Drawing in the Science & STEM Classroom - ClassTechTips.com

Drawing in the Science & STEM Classroom - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Drawp for School is a great tool for managing workflow in a one-to-one classroom and can be used across the content areas.  With this app students complete tasks designed by the teacher.  This can include drawing a picture or labeling a diagram.  Drawp is as flexible as paper – it can be used with any subject.
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Creating sign language books in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog

Creating sign language books in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The inspiration – History ebook


Back in April 2014 I worked with Hill Country Middle School in Austin on a collaborative ebook between 8th grade and 3rd grade students.

8th grade students composed books using Book Creator and Scrap Pad based on historical topics covered in the year. The books took on a familiar repetitive children’s storybook theme to make the concepts easier to digest and comprehend for their 3rd grade audience.

Once the framework of the book was set, 8th grade students used a Google Doc to provide 3rd grade students with a list of images they would need to complete the book. On the day of the field trip, the whole project really came together.

The History ebook project became the inspiration for another collaboration. ..."

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