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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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Tickle: Learn to Code to make iPhone+iPad Games/Apps - KICKSTARTER

Tickle: Learn to Code to make iPhone+iPad Games/Apps - KICKSTARTER | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Programming that's as fun and easy as playing with LEGOs! Learn to code using the Scratch visual programming language on iPad.
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Tom Hanks' Hanx Writer Typewriter App Dominates App Store - Mashable

Tom Hanks' Hanx Writer Typewriter App Dominates App Store - Mashable | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
On Aug. 14, Tom Hanks launched a typewriter app called Hanx Writer and it shot to the top of the iTunes App Store charts, ranking number 1 overall.
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Touch Van Gogh — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Touch Van Gogh — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"And I sincerely hope that Touch Van Gogh, the newly updated, free, award-winning app from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is only the beginning of a larger touching art trend.

 

Made for tablets, Touch Van Gogh allows viewers to explore the details, technique and history of six of Vincent van Gogh’s masterpieces: The Cottage, View from Theo’s Apartment, The Bedroom, Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Garden of the Asylum, and Daubigny’s Garden."

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, Today, 4:38 AM

Touch Van Gogh is a nice way to explore art and Van Gogh's work

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'Minecraft' add-on helps you learn programming while you play - Engadget

'Minecraft' add-on helps you learn programming while you play - Engadget | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Programming languages can be daunting to learn, especially if you're a kid who'd rather beplaying games than creating them. Thankfully, ThoughtSTEM has found a way to make coding both accessible and entertaining in one shot. Its upcoming LearnToMod software teaches you how to write JavaScript code by producing Minecraft mods that are appropriate to your skill level. If you're just starting out, you can use building blocks of code that produce simple-yet-fun features, such as a bow that shoots teleporters. Advanced students, meanwhile, can write in raw JavaScript and produce content that you wouldn't think was possible in Minecraft's cuboid universe, such as a Tetris mini-game."

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How to move your iPhone and iPad backups to an external drive -iMore

How to move your iPhone and iPad backups to an external drive -iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If you sync your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on your Mac, you know that the first thing iTunes does is back it up (unless you've told it not to). Depending on the size of your device and how much data you have stored on it, this can gobble up dozens of gigabytes of space. Did you know you can move those backups to an external hard drive? You can, and we can walk you through how. "

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.
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Any BTax charts with verbs are ok with me.

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20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

It’s time for our weekly roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games to have emerged on Apple’s App Store. As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.

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Best note-taking apps for iPhone and iPad

Best note-taking apps for iPhone and iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for the best iPhone apps to quickly, easily, and powerfully take all of your notes? iPhones and iPads are are far better than leaving stickies all over the screen, fridge, door... you get the idea. Not only are note-taking apps nowhere near as messy, they're much easier to sort and organize thanks to folders and tags. We've already taken a look at the best text editing apps as...
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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 12:31 PM

Are our students using their iPads to take notes on what we teach?

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Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If you are planning to incorporate iPad in your classroom teaching then you definitely need to work on some preliminary stuff before anything else. These are basically formalities and conventions students need to abide by when using iPad in class. Making students explicitly aware of their responsibilities behind using iPad in class will certainly help you tap into the full educational potential of this versatile gadget. I have gone through my archive and picked out these handy visuals for you to use with your students."

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 14, 9:17 PM

IPads are wonderful and they have to be kept that way. Cool rules

André Manssen's curator insight, August 15, 6:54 AM

Gebruik je iPads in jouw klas? Dan zijn deze posters wellicht handig om te gebruiken. Je moet ze natuurlijk wel eerst even vertalen in het Nederlands.

Doug's curator insight, August 17, 3:32 AM

Added 17/08/14

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10+ Tools To Bring Robotics (And Other Real Objects) Into Your Classroom - Edudemic

10+ Tools To Bring Robotics (And Other Real Objects) Into Your Classroom - Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"While tablet computers in the classroom are wonderful tools, they still have not reached the level of intuitive use that we often feel as we interact with our analog world.  As an example, there are lots of pictures of the moon that we can look up using our web browser, but seeing it first hand through a telescope offers a different level of engagement.  In the classroom, we often need our analog world to interact with our digital devices.  In the coming days I will be sharing ideas that allow teachers to use real world objects to interact with their digital iPad classroom"

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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents - Edutopia

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Introducing computer programming to your kids can be a challenge, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the nuances of code. Fortunately, in the last few years, a number of apps, software, and guides have been produced that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? These are a few resources parents can share with their kids to help them start learning about programming."

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How to Start & Use a Timer with Siri on iPhone & iPad for Easy Countdowns - OSXDaily

How to Start & Use a Timer with Siri on iPhone & iPad for Easy Countdowns - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re waiting for your favorite show to come on TV, some wet paint to dry, or that chicken parmesan to finish cooking in the oven, we all need to use a countdown for helping us wait for something throughout regular life. Fortunately, the iPhone and iPad has such a feature built right in, and thanks to our favorite digital assistant, Siri makes setting a timer in iOS about as simple as it can possibly be."

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Create Stunning Classroom Art with Pic Collage - FRACTUS LEARNING

Create Stunning Classroom Art with Pic Collage - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Pic Collage is a simple and free app for both phone and tablet that can turn photos and images into real works of art. With pre - made collage templates and  backgrounds, the app is unique in how easy it is for students to manipulate their photos into beautiful layouts and patterns.


The app also features built-in effects and stickers that give students the ability to truly personalize their work, providing endless classroom uses, applications and fun."

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 12:35 PM

Great for "How To" assignments.

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My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour

My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you have heard about the hour of code, I hope you saw this coming from the title. If you don't know about the hour of code, it is time. Code.org wants to support everybody everywhere in learning to code. They are organizing all kinds of people to create tutorials that can be used in schools to get kids coding, even if it is just for a one hour guided activity
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Digital Storytelling and Flipped Instruction using Tellagami - FRACTUS LEARNING

Digital Storytelling and Flipped Instruction using Tellagami - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Tellagami lets students create their own virtual performances using 3D digital avatars that they can design and customize themselves.
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21 Incredible Things Your iPhone Could Do - @Lifehack

21 Incredible Things Your iPhone Could Do - @Lifehack | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Your iPhone can do all sorts of magical things that you probably aren’t aware of. Here’s a list of some of the iPhone’s coolest hidden features."

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Christopher Philbin's curator insight, August 19, 9:45 AM

Do you have an iPhone? Chances are if you are in college then you do.

MFaculty's curator insight, August 19, 2:06 PM

Some might call these 'hidden features' but I prefer to think of them as simply undiscovered. Perhaps you have a favorite 'undiscovered feature you found or use on your iPhone - if so, why not share?

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Is iPad Teacher Training a Necessity? - teachingwithipad.org

Is iPad Teacher Training a Necessity? - teachingwithipad.org | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The following excerpt was taken from a recent article on Edudemic, by Adam Webster (@cagelessthink).


"If you give a child a device they will sit and play with it until you ask them to stop and perhaps even after that they’ll still keep playing. If you give one to a teacher, they’ll do what they can when they can, but it might well sit in a drawer for a long while before they get the opportunity to really test drive it. Beyond the constraints of time, it is also worth remembering that there are plenty of teachers who learnt their trade in schools where technology simply didn’t exist and many who don’t see it’s value."


I completely agree with this. Kids will learn by themselves if you give them the time. Teachers are so busy with prep work that they don't have time to play and discover the same amount that a child would. Even for myself, this summer, I haven't put too much thought into learning new developments for education in the iPad realm. When school comes again in about a month, this will undoubtedly change."

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Six Second Schooling - Using Vine in the Classroom - FRACTUS LEARNING

Six Second Schooling - Using Vine in the Classroom - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
While six seconds does not sound like much time for learning, you may be surprised just how inventive students need to be to use Vine in the classroom.
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Introduction to Google Classroom | Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution.

 

While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such asDoctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 24, 4:58 PM

I added this to my classroom management resources and the free YouTube videos to watch "how to implement" into my 21st Century teaching and learning environment.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, Today, 4:45 PM

Introducción a Google aula.

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60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers

60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

But technology may be able to help. This list, for example. We’ve offered ideas in the past to helpteachers save time, but those can only do so much. As can these apps, but every little bit helps, yes? Your workload, grade level, school climate, personal organizational habits–even beliefs about what a teacher is supposed to be and do all matter more than an app, but if you’re mobile and connected, you at least have a chance.

From RSS readers to social readers to to-do lists to calendar apps to note-taking and cloud-based document editing and more, this list has to have something that can improve the efficiency of what you do.

Assuming you have an iPad.

 
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 18, 6:23 AM

While not every instructor has an iPad, those that do can find some apps that can certainly help them in their art of teaching. Many of these apps have Android counterparts as well.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 12:33 PM

How do we become more productive?

Craig Crossley's curator insight, Today, 5:16 PM

Some more motivation

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How to use Notes on iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

How to use Notes on iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Notes app is the built-in way to take notes, draft memos, jot down thoughts, and otherwise record text on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. As apps go, Notes is bare-bones. You can enter and edit text, look for replacement words, and get definitions, sync between iOS, Mac, and iCloud.com, and even control Notes via Apple's virtual personal assistant, Siri, but that's about it....
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Gustavo Huerta's curator insight, August 17, 8:08 PM

Siempre ayuda aprovechar la tecnología que tenemos a mano.

 

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8 Great Back-to-School Apps - Mac | Life

8 Great Back-to-School Apps - Mac | Life | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"A new school year is just around the corner, and though it can be tough to get back into that educational groove, there are plenty of apps available for iPhone and iPod to help make learning easier. Whether you’re the parent of a pre-schooler or you're a college student preparing for a tough senior year, you’ll find something useful here. We’ve rounded up the best apps available to get the most educational bang for your buck."

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom - Mind/Shift

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.
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Instructure Launches Minecraft MOOCs for K-12 -- THE Journal

Instructure Launches Minecraft MOOCs for K-12 -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Instructure has launched a suite of massive open online courses (MOOCs) for K-12  teachers, students and parents, including two that use Minecraft to help teachers implement gamification best practices in the classroom.

 

The first Minecraft MOOC, Getting Started with MinecraftEDU, is designed to introduce teachers to using the game as an educational tool and provides help on planning the first two lessons with the game. The course will run October 20-November 17."

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Try Creating Comics to Get Students to Share Stories About Themselves - iPad Apps for School

Try Creating Comics to Get Students to Share Stories About Themselves  - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I shared this idea on Free Technology for Teachers earlier today and I’m sharing it here to bring an iPad slant to it. At the beginning of the new school year it can take a while for new students to open up to each other and to you. One way to get them to share stories about themselves is to have them put it into a fun comic story. Through creating comic stories you can have students share favorite stories from their summer vacations. In the process students learn how to use a new tool, practice developing storylines, and they let you in on a little bit of who they are as people. Here are three iPad apps that I like to use to create comic stories."

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