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Free Technology for Teachers: Mobile Learning and Common Core

Free Technology for Teachers: Mobile Learning and Common Core | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
"This morning I gave a short presentation at iPad Summit USA. The title of the presentation was 10 Mobile Learning Activities. I tied some Common Core standards into the activities. You can view the apps and standards in the slides below."
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1:1 iPad Initiative: A Four Year Study & Review - Te@chThought

1:1 iPad Initiative: A Four Year Study & Review - Te@chThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Franklin Academy High School implemented a 1:1 iPad deployment a the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the next two school years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades 9-12 in the high school. This deployment has reached 475 high school students and all teaching staff. Our K-8 program deployed iPads across the grade levels in the form of class sets and mobile carts.

This study targeted our 1:1 deployment at the high school to investigate the impact the device has had on teaching and learning. The survey used to gather the student data was administered in April of 2014. Students included in the survey used the device anywhere from 1 to 4 years. The students use the iPad while at school and home.

Results of the survey hope to shed light on the impact the use of the iPad has had on academic gains as well as the development of the most important non-cognitive skills our program is founded upon.
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How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom - Mind/Shift

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens. Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn.
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Denise Patrylo-Murray's curator insight, October 21, 5:42 PM

Easy fix for some kids, not everyone can sit for 84 minutes. What ever it takes for kids to learn, I am all for it!

LET Team's curator insight, Today, 4:27 AM

Timely article. 

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Apps to discover and learn more about classical music- Macworld

Apps to discover and learn more about classical music- Macworld | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Classical music is proving to withstand the tests of time, so you might be wondering how an app can help get you more in touch with this rich, inspiring art form. Sure, you may already consider yourself a classical music buff, but there’s always more you can learn about how orchestras work, or how certain classical works are constructed. Or perhaps you enjoy classical music and want to immerse yourself into the genre some more, but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you have kids, and you want to introduce them to classical music in a fun way.

I looked at a number of apps—and some books—that can help you with any of those scenarios. Whether you’re a novice to the genre, or a seasoned musician, you’ll find something that will help you discover and learn more about great music.
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How to install iOS 8.1 on your iPhone and iPad — Even if you're low on storage!

How to install iOS 8.1 on your iPhone and iPad — Even if you're low on storage! | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
iOS 8.1 will run on iPhone 4s and newer, iPad 2 and newer, and iPod touch 5. If you have enough available storage space on your device, you can install it using Software Update. If you're already running iOS 8, storage shouldn't be a problem. If you're still on iOS 7, you'll have to pay closer attention and may need to update using iTunes instead.
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Pam Anderson's curator insight, October 21, 11:04 AM

I know that storage runs low as we use our iPads and iPhones more and more as cameras and download more and more apps.  Now maybe I don't have to spend time deciding which apps and pictures to delete just so I can upgrade to the latest iOS. Just hook up to iTunes on your computer.  It's so simple I forgot I could do it!

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Easily Turn Pictures Into 3D Models with This Free iPad App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Easily Turn Pictures Into 3D Models with This Free iPad App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Somebody asked me about a good iPad app to turn pictures into 3D.123D Catch is the one I would recommend. This is a free app that allows you to easily capture pictures and turn them into interactive 3D models that can be shared with others. Some of the features provided by 123D Catch include..."

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How Siri became an autistic boy's best friend

How Siri became an autistic boy's best friend | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
For Gus, Siri is more than just a virtual assistant, more than just a sequential inference engine that listens to him and answers his questions. Gus is autistic, and Siri has become something akin to his friend.
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Five Ways to Use the Camera On Your Classroom iPad - Technology In Early Childhood

Five Ways to Use the Camera On Your Classroom iPad - Technology In Early Childhood | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
So the camera on the classroom iPad is turning out to be one of the most useful features for us! It’s so easy to use, and so easy to share pictures that we’re turning to it more and more often. Here are five ways that we or other teachers we know have used the iPad camera in the classroom.
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Tiggly Counts an iPad Math Toy! - Class Tech Tips

Tiggly Counts an iPad Math Toy! - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

l #appTiggly Counts is a wonderful iPad math designed for pre schoolers.  These physical toys let students interact with their iPad screen in a completely unique way.  After opening up one of Tiggly Counts apps, like Tiggly Addventure or Tiggly Cardtoons, kids can use the counting toys to tap their way across the screen.  These apps have beautiful animations and fun characters that your children will absolutely love.

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Retiring an old iPad? Back it up first - USA TODAY

Retiring an old iPad? Back it up first - USA TODAY | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Q: If I retire my old iPad for one of the new models, how do I make sure all of my data is off the tablet and none of it is left behind before donating or selling it?

A: Apple's instructions and interface to reset an iOS device have a refreshing simplicity — the process itself is identical in iOS 7 and iOS 8.

But the documentation and the user experience leave out steps you shouldn't neglect before getting your data off an iPad or other iOS device and restoring it to factory condition for resale or donation.
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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them)

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have

Via Sam Gliksman
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Using Book Creator to author mathematics - Book Creator app | Blog

Using Book Creator to author mathematics - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
My students have noticed that I often say “You’ll never see that in a math book”.

Some of the topics we explore take a twist and some of the methods I use to teach are a little unorthodox (but they help). Students affectionately call this a “Yencafied” lesson strategy, and often add a hashtag (#yencafy) in their notes!

Come the end of this school year, I mentioned to my classes that I’d been thinking about this “never-see-that-in-a-math-book” theme, and I decided perhaps some of these strategies should show up in math books… and that these books should be authored by them. They loved the idea!
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Computational Thinking with Scratch - Harvard.edu

Computational Thinking with Scratch - Harvard.edu | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Computational thinking has received considerable attention over the past several years, but there are many perspectives on what computational thinking entails. We are interested in the ways that design-based learning activities — in particular, programming interactive media — support the development of computational thinking in young people. This site and its collection of instruments are designed for K-12 educators and researchers interested in supporting and assessing the development of computational thinking through programming.
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You Can Now Create Your Classroom Website on iPad for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

You Can Now Create Your Classroom Website on iPad for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Weebly, the popular website creation platform, has now a powerful app that works on iPad. Besides Google Sites, Weebly is one of the best free web tools I have been recommending for teachers to use for creating classroom websites and students portfolios. Weebly has a very simply and easy to use editor that allows you to create your website within a couple of minutes. You can simply drag and drop different elements into your template and add your content and share your website with the world. I have already written a couple of guides on Weebly which you can check from the links below:
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Julio Hinojo Lopez's curator insight, October 19, 12:49 PM

La página de mi casa está hecha con Weebly... Es un servicio genial, super fácil y completo. Genial que ahora esté disponible para el iPad... Os la recomiendo!!! (y)

John Pearce's curator insight, October 21, 9:26 PM

This is really neat as Weebly is a really useful and appealing option for students to create websites.

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Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com

Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I am a proud geek and father of three young children. I taught myself to code Basic at the age of 12 on my father’s Commodore 64, and I actively encourage my children to be enthused by the notion of building with digital tools. But I don’t necessarily agree with the notion that every child must learn how to code.
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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 21, 5:33 PM

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Doctor Who's new web game aims to teach children programming skills - theguardian.com

Doctor Who's new web game aims to teach children programming skills - theguardian.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Doctor Who’s latest adventure sees him teaming up with a Dalek and trying to save the universe, but also teaching children some early computer programming skills.

This isn’t a TV show, however: it’s a game due to launch on Wednesday 22 October on the broadcaster’s CBBC website. The Doctor and the Dalek includes voice narration from current Doctor Peter Capaldi, and a new story by Phil Ford, who has written for the TV show.
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AWESOME!!!!

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Are Cell Phone Bans Worth the Trouble? -- THE Journal

Are Cell Phone Bans Worth the Trouble? -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A year ago, cell phones weren't permitted in Garland Independent School District (TX) buildings during the school day. The first time a principal or teacher caught a student with a phone, the student could pay $15 to get it back or talk a parent into coming and picking it up. The second time, there was no choice: The parent had to pick up the phone and pay the fine. Garland was not alone in frowning on phones. According to a 2013 Project Tomorrow survey, 32 percent of districts had policies prohibiting the use of personal mobile devices by students. That same survey, though, showed that attitudes were shifting. In 2010, 25 percent of principals said they were likely to allow or already allowed students to use personal mobile devices in school; in 2013 the number was 51 percent.

Over time, Garland's executive director of technology Jim Hysaw came to agree with the 51 percent. Why? Because he faced the stark reality that his district couldn't keep students from using their cell phones at school — even if it wanted to. So, like districts across the country, Garland had to answer the question: Would it adapt or would it continue to fight a losing battle? That question led to more (and more difficult) questions: If you're ready to lift the ban on student devices on your campus, how do you do it and what will the consequences be?
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iOS 8.1 is out, and here's everything that's changed - iMore

iOS 8.1 is out, and here's everything that's changed - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
iOS 8.1 was released a short time ago. Among the hallmark features are the addition of Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with new features and functionality like MMS/SMS Handoff support on supported Macs. There's a lot of other stuff besides. Here's the complete list, according to Apple's release notes:
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REVIEW: An Amazingly Interactive Whiteboard with Explain Everything - FRACTUS LEARNING

REVIEW: An Amazingly Interactive Whiteboard with Explain Everything - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Explain Everything is a hugely popular app with students and educators (1.5 million) that can be used as an extremely versatile interactive whiteboard.
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iPaddling through Fourth Grade-Encourage...Engage...Enlighten...Empower: Guided Reading Choice Board - 1:1 Classroom

iPaddling through Fourth Grade-Encourage...Engage...Enlighten...Empower: Guided Reading Choice Board - 1:1 Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
With second quarter in full swing, and a new reading/language arts curriculum, I am excited to update my post from March on Guided Reading in a 1:1 classroom.  My enthusiasm and passion continues to grow knowing the students  I teach have limitless possibilities.  I am able to individualize and differentiate instruction for each child in my classroom.
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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.  Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in."

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, October 21, 12:52 AM

Great to have a summary aimed solely at educational functionality, thanks for sharing!

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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads - Mind/Shift

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This chapter looks at tools that can be used with the iPad to help you investigate phenomena and collect data. After you collect that data, you look at tools that help analyze the information and present conclusions. You focus less on apps and instead discuss the “application” of mobile technology within a more inquiry-based approach to science and math education. It should be fun!

Whether it’s geometry, physics, or chemistry, scientific method starts with research, discussion, and the development of a hypothesis about the phenomenon being examined. A substantial amount of space in this book is devoted to research, communication, organization, and sharing of information — all important elements in the research and development stage. You start by jumping to the next step: using the iPad for investigating and gathering data for analysis.
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Great excerpt from Sam Gliksman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies.!

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Drawing and Literacy using the Hello Crayon App | Technology from SCS Elementary

Drawing and Literacy using the Hello Crayon App | Technology from SCS Elementary | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This week the first-graders used Hello Crayon app to practice their technology, writing, and drawing skills using iPads. They were challenged to draw and write words that begin with a B,D, or F. We reviewed how to use all the different kinds of drawing tools as well as how to save and erase our pictures. Here are a few examples of their work.
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4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog

4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Book Creator is a versatile and intuitively set-up app that allows students to easily create digital content in a variety of ways. In Richmond, teachers have used their iPads and Book Creator to publish ebooks on a variety of topics and in a variety of genres. Below are some ideas for using Book Creator in your classroom.
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Elizabeth Burrage's curator insight, October 20, 10:27 AM

This looks like a great idea for Music and other performance-based subjects.

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The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If Minecraft has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they’re talking about anymore, you’re in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century skills such as creativity, innovation, and collaboration, your kids’ obsession can be overwhelming. Perhaps most puzzling is that every waking moment they’re not playing Minecraft, they’re in front of YouTube watching Minecraft.

For fans — and they are legion — Minecraft YouTube videos are a huge part of their enjoyment of the game. There are tutorials (for ideas on new things to create), “Let’s Play” videos (footage of people playing the game), challenges (new gameplay ideas to try), mod showcases (which show off cool thing kids can download to modify their Minecraft worlds), and more.
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