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Free Books for Kids - Kathy Cassidy

Free Books for Kids - Kathy Cassidy | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As a teacher, I value choices for my students in both how they learn and in how they demonstrate that learning. I try to give my students choices about as many things as I can each day, including whether to use technology in their learning or to use more traditional methods. Because I am fortunate enough to now have a classroom set of iPads, I am able to offer the choice of using technology much more often."

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iPads in the Classroom - A Student's Perspective - Teaching with iPad

iPads in the Classroom - A Student's Perspective - Teaching with iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity to interview a Freshman student, Nick Boone (@2050TGOD) that I coincidentally met on Twitter. He saw a conversation that I was having with a popular YouTube personality, and gave his opinion on iPads in the classroom. I took this chance to contact him and ask if he would answer a few questions. He almost immediately agreed to the interview, which we completed via Google Docs just a matter of a couple hours. Nick had the opportunity to participate in a 1:1 iPad program at his high school in San Diego.
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12 Tech-Savvy Educators’ Favorite Apps | Scholar Space

12 Tech-Savvy Educators’ Favorite Apps | Scholar Space | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Want to know which applications the top 12 tech-savvy educators love? Find out which tech apps are great for organizing classes, managing lessons and can save you time in your everyday busy life!"

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Is 1:1 and BYOD Inevitable? - FRACTUS LEARNING

Is 1:1 and BYOD Inevitable? - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The classroom is changing. Well, the students in our classrooms are changing. Our students are connected. This is not about particular devices or apps. Their connectedness is their ability to share and collaborate with anyone at anytime for a given purpose, whether it be to find information or to collaborate on a project. Our students are doing this without adults. As responsive educators, we need to understand this shift. We are asking our connected students to drop their devices at the door, walk into the classrooms we grew up in, and thrive in an ever-changing, connected world. Is this what is best for our students?"

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Create Professional Videos in Minutes with Adobe Voice - iPads in The Classroom

Create Professional Videos in Minutes with Adobe Voice - iPads in The Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

ipadchatCreating videos that look good just got a whole lot easier with Adobe Voice. By combining icons, photos, music and your voice, you can create a visually attractive video in a matter of minutes.

In order to create a video, the app uses a simple page-by-page layout, where you record everything in stages. You begin by choosing a suitable theme from the numerous professional templates available. Then on each page/slide you can choose to add an icon, a photo or text — this is what you’ll be narrating over later.

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Richer Reading - Response to Brandon Grasley - Doug Off the Record

Richer Reading - Response to Brandon Grasley - Doug Off the Record | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you haven’t, you should read Brandon Grasley’s Post “Finding “unusual” content using Zite“.  In the post, he talks about how he uses Zite to break outside of the Echo Chamber that it’s so easy to fall in to. 

The nice thing about being connected is that you can connect with whoever or whatever you want.  As he notes, as an educator, you can surround you with other educators that feed you the same messages.  Or, you can turn it into something else.  We have such great tools that can enable your learning in any way that suits.  There’s no excuse for hearing the same messages over and over.
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Some Good Ideas and Activities to Teach Coding in Class Using Hopscotch ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Good Ideas and Activities to Teach Coding in Class Using Hopscotch ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here is another great free guide from Apple specifically designed for teachers and educators. Hopscotch Lesson Ideas is a free guide available for free download in iTunes. And as I said in an earlier post, this work is part of Apple's "Apps in the Classroom" series whose aim is to provide teachers with ideas and tips on how to integrate apps into daily classroom instruction.
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Minecraft YouTube videos have been watched 47bn times - theguardian

Minecraft YouTube videos have been watched 47bn times - theguardian | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Children and adults alike aren’t just playing Minecraft in their millions: they’re watching YouTube videos made using Minecraft – and those videos are racking up billions of views.

Now online video firm Octoly has published a report aiming to quantify that, claiming that by June 2014, Minecraft videos had been watched 30.8 billion times, with only 183 million of those views coming from the channel of Mojang, the game’s publisher.
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Transfer Any Video Or Audio File To iPhone / iPad Without iTunes [No Jailbreak Required] | Redmond Pie

Transfer Any Video Or Audio File To iPhone / iPad Without iTunes [No Jailbreak Required] | Redmond Pie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Getting audio and video files onto your iPhone and iPad has always been a nice and simple affair, but only if the files in question happen to be of particular file types. If the files you are trying to upload to your iOS device have been blessed by Apple then you’re laughing, but unfortunately many people use files that aren’t, which usually means lots of re-encoding and general messing around in order to make things happen.

But not with a new app called WALTR. It lets you transfer any video and audio file format to your iPhone or iPad without having to use iTunes, or any file format converter, oh and there is no jailbreak required either.
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The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic

The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It’s all over the news: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education ranks among the country’s most pressing needs. Countless news stories talk about the renewed national concern with educating students in the STEM fields, and policy initiatives such as Common Core push forward with new attempts to fill that gap. But just what is causing this emphasis? And what can be done to solve the problem?
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Everyone in the world of learning, and that's all of us, can always use any resources offered.  Have them when you may need them.

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11 iPad Literacy Apps for Stations! - ClassTechTips

11 iPad Literacy Apps for Stations! - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 - ClassTechTipsMany teachers ask me what to do with just a handful of iPads. Whether you are in a second grade classroom with two iPads, or a library with five devices you can create stations for students of all ages.

Here are a some of my favorite apps for creating stations in your classroom – add your favorites to the comments section!

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K-8 Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level - Ask a Tech Teacher

K-8 Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level - Ask a Tech Teacher | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here are ideas of apps and websites that teachers in my PLN used successfully in the past during Hour of Code:
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If You Want to Develop Makers, Bring Back the Arts | Education Rethink

If You Want to Develop Makers, Bring Back the Arts | Education Rethink | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If we want to develop makers, maybe we need to think about bringing back the arts.
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5 Tips for Teaching in the Age of the Connected Toy - EdTech

What is the difference between a toy and a teaching tool? It is partly design, but mostly application.

Looking around a classroom, I can find many things that perform double-duty as both teaching tools and toys. From Lego blocks to math manipulatives, it is clear that toy companies are attuned to the power of playful learning.
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Coding in the Classroom: Here to Stay - Getting Smart

Coding in the Classroom: Here to Stay - Getting Smart | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The value of computer programming has been rising exponentially for decades. To the point where now coding has gained traction in mainstream media. TV shows like CBS’s The Big Bang Theory or HBO’s Silicon Valley are good indicators of computer science careers are taking center stage. The domino effect created by the demand for amazing technology is likewise leading to a demand for skilled workers to engineer and program. Whether training comes through a high school certificate program, or a degree in computer science, the need for project-ready coders is only increasing. The bottom-line: All schools at all levels are kicking coding into overdrive.
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The 7 most useful accessibility features of iOS 8 - GIGAOM

The 7 most useful accessibility features of iOS 8 - GIGAOM | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Many of iOS 8’s most unique features are hidden within the Accessibility section of settings. With the ability to alter the way you use your device, some accessibility features may surprise you.
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Learn Me Music: iPads in the Music Classroom: 5 Best Apps for Music Class

Learn Me Music:  iPads in the Music Classroom: 5 Best Apps for Music Class | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One post that I have been meaning to write for these 2 (almost 3…yikes!) years is a review of my favorite apps.  Shelley Tomich over at PitchHill.com is doing a Tech Talk Tuesday and encourages other music teachers to also blog about something techy.  Here's my chance!  Thanks Shelley for getting me writing again!  She is also is a mom of little kids so we're in the same busy boat…however, I think she is able to find more hours in the day than me!!  Good going, Shelley!

So here goes my top 5 Favorite iPad Apps for Music Class
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MyBackpack for Early Learning on iPads - ClassTechTips

MyBackpack for Early Learning on iPads  - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"MyBackpack is a new iPad app that let’s students access Waterford Early Learning software from an iPad.  With this app children ages four and younger can can sing and read along with interactive nursery rhymes.  Older students can read, listen and sing along with 16 traditional tales books and 35 reading, math and science songs.  Kids can practice and drill their math skills with the game Mental Math."

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A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Photos for Class is a very good web tool that you and your students can use to search for and download Creative Common licensed images. The search engine of Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search to return results that are licensed for school use.
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Excellent Activities and Lesson Ideas on Using Explain Everything in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Activities and Lesson Ideas on Using Explain Everything in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Explain Everything Lesson Ideas is a free eBook created and provided for free by Apple. This work is part of Apple's" Apps in the Classroom" project that aims at helping teachers make the best of educational apps in their instruction. Each of the guides included in this project centres around a popular educational app and provides examples and ideas on how teachers can use it with their students in class. Today's guide is on the popular screencasting and whiteboard app Explain Everything.
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10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom | Edudemic

10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you’ve had an iPad (or several) in your classroom for any extended period of time, you’re probably familiar with the many practical ways this technology can be used as a central hub for learning. You know all about storing materials in iCloud, and collaborating via Google Drive. You know about the main apps you’ll need to run a classroom, as well as the best apps for World History, English and Math.

But these applications are just the very beginning. You can hack your iPad into any number of instruments, or use its current apps and capabilities in unexpected ways to encourage learning. Here are our top 10 favorite creative uses for iPads in the classroom
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6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I spent sometime this weekend curating and working on the list of iPad apps below. These are apps that students can use to create beautiful cartoons to use in their multimedia projects or in activities that involve comic strips, digital storytelling, presentations and many more. All of these apps are easy to use and do not require any advanced technical skill. Some of the things students can do with these apps include: take pictures and turn them into cartoons, capture cartoon videos, draw cartoon sketches, customize and add different effects to pictures, convert photos into cartoon avatars, and many more.
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Ultimate App Guide for Student Survival - AVATARGENERATION

Ultimate App Guide for Student Survival - AVATARGENERATION | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Today’s student is more in tune with technology than ever before, and this app guide from Brighton School of Business and Management shows how students can make the most out of the college experience. From finding a date to making new friends, keeping your focus to taking better notes, this Ultimate App Guide for Student Survival outlines the smartphone apps no student should live without!
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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
How can the use of apps on an iOS or Android tablet help teachers develop these critical thinking skills in students? Concentrating on apps that can target the cognitive thinking skills at the high end of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy (2000) is one way to work on this process.

Since many schools now have BYOD programs, finding apps that are available for both the iOS and Android operating systems makes it easier for teachers to develop formative and summative assessments that all students can complete. If educators are familiar with what the creative tool is capable of, they are more likely to develop engaging and meaningful assessments as well as provide technical support for their students. Educators should first re-familiarize themselves with the concepts inherent in the higher-order thinking skills of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.
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4 Excellent iPad Apps to Create 3D Models and Pictures on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Excellent iPad Apps to Create 3D Models and Pictures on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In today's post I am introducing you to a set of powerful free iPad apps to use with students to create 3D models and artefacts.Students can use these apps to sculpt and paint  3D shapes, make 3D printable designs, transform pictures and images into interactive 3D models, and create 3D characters. The digital artefacts students create through these apps can be used for a variety of scholastic tasks from creating 3D models for  science experiments to designing 3D characters for digital storytelling. All of these apps are created by the popular Autodesk.
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6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Below are some good iPad apps for optical character recognition. Using these apps will allow you to convert the text contained in an image or photo into digital characters that you can then edit, copy, or/and share. The way this technology works is pretty similar in all of these apps. First you hold your camera towards the picture till the app recognizes the text then you can immediately extract text from it. There is also the possibility to translate text into different languages.
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