iPads in Education
Follow
Find
716.1K views | +133 today
 
Scooped by John Evans
onto iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

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."

more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

iPads in Education
News, reviews, resources and more on the use of iPads in the learning environment.
Curated by John Evans
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by John Evans from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
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

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, Today, 7:11 AM

 

77
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

What Schools Can Learn from Google About Nurturing Creativity | Edudemic

What Schools Can Learn from Google About Nurturing Creativity | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
What motivates people to work? Most people would say money, and those people would only be partially correct. In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink writes about radical practices implemented by Australian software company Atlassian and search engine giant Google that have taught us a lot about what really motivates human beings to work. Hint: it is not the proverbial carrot on a stick.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Evans from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought

18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
You bought your iPad new three years ago, and now it’s getting a bit long in the tooth.

Opening apps can take forever. Sometimes they crash, stop responding, or won’t open to begin with. If you want to extend the life of your little glass rectangle–and make your iPad faster in general–the following tips can help. And all of these tips are simple(ish)–nothing crazy like jail-breaking or changing hardware.
more...
GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 1:01 PM

I love this! What to do w/ my old iPad 2?

Sell it back to Amazon or donate it to my school?

Marion Conrad's curator insight, May 1, 1:41 PM

Great tips for all iPad owners!

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 8:23 PM

Soma good simple  tools and techniques for keeping your old iPad running.

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

MHMS Pocket Guide to Cell Phone Use in School — The MHMS Daring School Library Blog

MHMS Pocket Guide to Cell Phone Use in School — The MHMS Daring School Library Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
We trust you to make good choices. We trust you to follow basic guidelines, good manners, and common sense. We trust you to be an ethical member of our community and to choose civility.
more...
Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 30, 11:36 PM

Thanks to our Daring Librarian for the great slide set outlining a "real" cell phone policy.

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Take the Terror out of Teaching with Tablets | Edudemic

Take the Terror out of Teaching with Tablets | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A year and a half ago, I became the iPad Man at the international language school where I teach. I imagine myself as some Mega Man character with the ability to shoot lasers with my fingertips. However, the reality is that my school had introduced twice a week iPad classes and our scores were in the dumps. The transition had been difficult as none of the teachers had ever taught with an iPad and many had never even used any sort of tablet. Our first training had to cover things as basic as how to turn the iPad on. Our academic director came to me not because of my superpowers — impressive though they are — but simply because I wasn’t afraid of the new technology.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Google Apps for the iPad - Shake Up Learning

Google Apps for the iPad - Shake Up Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The following is a list of Google Apps for iOS (from Google, Inc. and third parties). This list is exhaustive and includes several apps that are not on the infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad. Some of these have natural classroom integration, and some are more for personal or business use. Some are optimized for both iPad and iPhone, some are only optimized for iPhone. Each app title is linked directly to the App Store so you can click directly from your device to download each app.
more...
Tom Perran's curator insight, April 30, 5:53 AM

Some useful links here. 

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

“Petals Around the Rose” – Problem Solving - Life-Long-Learners @bkmetclafe

“Petals Around the Rose” – Problem Solving - Life-Long-Learners @bkmetclafe | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I believe that problem solving is one of the most important skills that our students can acquire in our classrooms today. In a recent post, entitled “Problem Solving with ‘Aunt Emma’”, I described an engaging activity which helps students look at problems from a variety of different perspectives. Today, I want to share with you a similar problem solving classroom activity that you can use to challenge your students to think laterally."

more...
Anne Bridget's curator insight, April 28, 10:08 AM

Thinking skills...?

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Shutterfly Photo Story for Classrooms- ClassTechTips.com

Shutterfly Photo Story for Classrooms- ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Shutterfly Photo Story is an awesome free app for iPads that is great for creating authentic learning experiences for students.  It lets students in all grade levels create customized self-published photo books that apply what they have learned in the classroom through a hands-on, project-based learning experience. Shutterfly Photo Story allows students to tell stories through text, photos, audio and Doodle, a feature that enables writing and drawing on any page/photo in the book
more...
Pauline Porcaro's curator insight, April 26, 7:50 PM

This app may be aimed at children but it doesn't have to stop there; could be used post secondary for students to create their own stories or log work experience

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech

7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Our school is a 1:1 iPad school. We made the decision to go with iPads knowing that there are relative strengths and weaknesses of the device. For our purposes, it was decided that the strengths outweighed the weaknesses.


One strength that factored heavily into the discussion was the camera, and putting the power to create multimedia work in the hands of every student.


Here are 7 ways the camera can be leveraged for deeper learning in your class."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen - Learning in Hand

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen - Learning in Hand | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Projecting your iPad on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are several ways this can be done in the classroom. Scroll to the end of this post for a comparison chart.
more...
Ly Torn's curator insight, May 1, 11:19 AM

Selles artiklis on 10 nõuannet selle kohta, kuidas saab iPadi ekraanipildi läbi projektori seinale kuvada. 

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

App Smash - Smashing apps for Modern Foreign Languages

App Smash - Smashing apps for Modern Foreign Languages | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Language learning has to be met with engaging and entertaining lesson objectives that include innovative approaches from the teacher. The iPad can be the perfect tool to employ when trying to achieve this high standard. Combining apps to enhance lingual learning can really bring multi-media MFL magic into the classroom. Smashing all sorts of language apps into the Book Creator app is just one way of doing this! I plan to create a ‘School Talk’ language book that translates key school resources and aspects of day-to-day education into French."

 

more...
Peter Rettig's curator insight, April 30, 10:49 AM

Some great - and different - ideas for serious language learning...

Imelda Elliott's curator insight, May 1, 6:02 AM

Sounds good. I haven't used Garage Band yet.

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

iOS 8.4 Beta: 5 Things iPhone & iPad Users Need to Know

iOS 8.4 Beta: 5 Things iPhone & iPad Users Need to Know | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Apple released a brand new iOS 8.4 beta. Unlike the first version, Apple’s second iOS 8.4 beta update opened the beta process up to the public for testing ahead of its public release. With a public beta now available, we want to take a look at five things you need to know about Apple’s iOS 8.4 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators - graphite

Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators - graphite | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Making something from scratch is a great skill to have. It requires confidence and imagination. For students who are into making new creations, these terrific apps and other digital products can help them develop their creative chops.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

25 states now require computer science for high school graduation - Education Dive

25 states now require computer science for high school graduation - Education Dive | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As computer science skills like coding become increasingly relevant in the job market, a number of states and districts are making moves to set students up for success. 


Today, 25 states require students to take a computer science course in order to graduate from high school — more than double the number with such a requirement in 2013.


Additionally, a large number of districts are weaving coding instruction into early learning curriculum, impacting students as young as kindergarten. "

more...
James Schreier's curator insight, April 28, 8:59 AM

It is fascinating that almost 50 years ago,  many university business school required flowcharting and programming -- then many dropped or changed requirements.  A couple generations missed these skills -- now coming back with a roar!