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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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Fantastic iPad App and MakerEd Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

Fantastic  iPad App and MakerEd Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.

 

Loads of Maker Projects and Ideas: Maker Library, Programming, Electronics, 3D Printing, Crafts, Maker Tools, HowTos, etc. 


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 10, 9:49 PM

There are hundreds of apps here: the list is a bit Americanised but very useful. The apps are sorted into categories and rough year levels. 

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MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

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MathChat App Allows Students to Collaborate on Math Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

MathChat App Allows Students to Collaborate on Math Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
MathChat is an interesting new iPad  app that I discovered recently. As its name indicate, MathChat is an app that allows students to collaborate and work together on math problems.  This collaboration takes place in group chats where members get to exchange messages, use pointers to show how to solve a problem, or draw and add arrows to provide illustration and guidance on Math concepts. This collaborative feature of MathChat resembles to a great extent the work Whiteboard apps do.
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PBS Kids Video App Provides Tons of Educational Videos for Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

PBS Kids Video App Provides Tons of Educational Videos for Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
PBS Kids Video is one the best free iPad apps where kids can have access to educational videos and TV shows designed specifically for a young audience.The app provides a safe, child-friendly viewing experience for all ages. Kids can easily browse and watch videos. What's more, every week, the app will introduce your child to a new “Weekly Pick,” a set of fun educational videos that will engage him or her in reading, science, math and more.
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Minecraft in the Classroom: The Book! - Edu-(Tech)niques

Minecraft in the Classroom: The Book! - Edu-(Tech)niques | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Well, it’s been a long time coming and probably the worst kept secret around the Minecraft in education community but our book on Minecraft is just about to be published/available!"

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5 Ways Teachers Can Use their iPads Professionally - iPad Apps for Schools

5 Ways Teachers Can Use their iPads Professionally - iPad Apps for Schools | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
iPads are powerful tools for teachers in the classroom. In addition to being robust, mobile creation devices for students, they help you to stay organized, be on top of your classes, create content and lessons, focus on continued learning, and build your PLN. Here are five ways to turn your iPad into a robust, education machine!
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Create Fantastic Videos with Wideo! ClassTechTips

Create Fantastic Videos with Wideo! ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Wideo is fantastic video creation tool that lets educators and students make their own tutorials, in-class presentations, and so much more.  Users create animated videos that are perfect for students of all ages.  It’s a great way to breakdown complex topics, explain an idea, or demonstrate understanding.  Not only will you get the information across to your students but you’ll grab their attention thanks to the easy to use templates for teachers.
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New Collaborative Portfolios Added to WeLearnedIt - iPad Apps for School

New Collaborative Portfolios Added to WeLearnedIt - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Back in August Adam Bellow launched a new iPad app called WeLearnedIt. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios. This week a collaborative portfolio creation option was added to WeLearnedIt. WeLearnedIt portfolios can contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your iPad, and whiteboard videos created within the WeLearnedIt app. Watch the video below to see how the new portfolio option works.
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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration - TeachThought

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity. Any smartphone or tablet is media incarnate–video, animation, eBooks, essays, blog posts, messages, music, games. The modalities of light, color, and sound all arranged just so to communicate a message or create an experience.

But there is a difference, claims this graphic from teachbytes, between using technology and integrating it deeply into the learning experiences of students. This is, of course, what models like the SAMR model are based on–that idea of mere use to automate, to redefining what’s possible.
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Scott Besterman's curator insight, October 24, 8:54 AM

So true! It's all about the planning. True integration, where the kids really benefit and come to see how learning is all connected, requires significant organized planning.

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop. As a teacher, you can  use these animations to create and share tutorials,  presentations, step by tsp guides, and many more. Below are three  of my favourite tools I would recommend for you:
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TRANSFORM YOUR LIBRARY WITH MAKING -Google Hangout - Oct. 22, 2014 ISTE Librarians Network

TRANSFORM YOUR LIBRARY WITH MAKING -Google Hangout - Oct. 22, 2014  ISTE Librarians Network | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Be sure to join us for a Google+ Hangout and Twitter chat on October 22 at 8 PM EST. Our guest will be Diana Rendina and the topic will be makerspaces in your school library. The hashtag for the...
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Google Released Two New Updates to iPad Google Drive Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Released Two New Updates to iPad Google Drive Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Today, Google announced through its Google Drive page on Google Plus some new features to its iOS apps : Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Now, when you open these apps on your iPad you will be able to access all the files and docs shared with you through a tab labelled "Incoming". The second update to these apps is about enabling users to easily and seamlessly edit docs on iPad and also allowing them to apply headings and use shortcuts when typing with bluetooth keyboards.
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Did iOS 8.1 Reduce Your Battery Life? This May Help - OSXDaily

Did iOS 8.1 Reduce Your Battery Life? This May Help - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Though the iOS 8.1 update includes many bug fixes that resolve some of the frustrating annoyances that popped up in earlier versions, a handful of users have experienced something else with iOS 8.1; quickly reducing battery life. No, we’re not talking about shaving a few minutes off how long your iPad or iPhone lasts, we’re talking dramatically reduced battery life with rapid draining.
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Explain 3D for iPad - Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems - iPad Apps for School

Explain 3D for iPad - Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A few years ago Explain 3D launched as a website to showcase 3D animations of simple machines. Later the site expanded to include 3D animations of elements of the universe. This week Explain 3D launched a new iPad app for the same purpose as the website.
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Caribu for Long Distance Read Alouds - ClassTechTips

Caribu for Long Distance Read Alouds - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
You may have seen Caribu featured in the most recent Apple keynote event showing off the new iPad Air 2.  This very cool app connects two readers from down street or across the world so they can explore a picture book together.  Users will be able to see each other’s picture just like FaceTime as they turn the pages of a book on their screen.  
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PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web - Larry Ferlazzo

PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web - Larry Ferlazzo | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
You may have already heard about PhotoMath, the new iPhone app that lets you point it at a math problem on a textbook and then solves it while showing all the work involved.


Some are immediately reacting by citing it’s potential use in “cheating,” while others cheer that it might force math teachers and textbook publishers to be more creative in how they teach math. In some ways, it may force them to do what some of us in other subjects have been looking at — creating unGoogleable questions.


Here are some useful posts about the app, along with a video."

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Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs - Edutopia

Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Maker education is a new school of educational thought which strives to deliver constructivist, project-based learning curriculum and instructional units. Makerspaces can be full high school workshops with a bevy of high-tech tools, or as small and low tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. What defines a makerspace isn't just the tools and equipment, but the learning that happens as students begin making and creating projects. Educators need to design these spaces to reach a diverse set of learners, particularly populations underserved in STEM subjects, and students with neurological differences, learning differences, and special needs. Makerspaces provide a number of benefits and opportunities for typical students. It just so happens that the type of learning Makerspaces promote best is also the type of learning that students with learning challenges need most.
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The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 24, 10:08 AM

An updated list of technology integration options. Using any of these?

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Halloween Party App for iPads - ClassTechTips

Halloween Party App for iPads - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here’s a fun app for classrooms getting ready for Halloween!  Halloween Party App lets up to four players work together on one device to answer trivia questions related to Halloween.  Perfect for elementary schoolers, this app is also completely customizable.  I love apps that allow a couple of users to share the screen and Halloween Party app is perfect for a few kids working with one device.  Whether you add this app to a station this week or recommend it for an at home download it’s a good choice for celebrating Halloween with your students.
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How to Set Up Web Clips for Websites in Safari on iPad or iPhone | iPad Academy

How to Set Up Web Clips for Websites in Safari on iPad or iPhone | iPad Academy | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Bookmarks are one way to save your websites in Safari on your mobile devices. However, for those sites you visit frequently, there’s a better solution. You can get speedy access to your favorite URLs by saving them as web clips. Web clips resemble app icons on the home screen of your iPad or iPhone, but instead of launching an application, a web clip takes you directly to a website. Here’s how to create a Safari web clip in iOS 7 or iOS 8.
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REVIEW: TeacherKit: Favorite Classroom Management App of October | Edudemic

REVIEW: TeacherKit: Favorite Classroom Management App of October | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Used by more than one million teachers worldwide, TeacherKit is a classroom management app that easily organizes classes and manages grades and students. The app comes in 13 languages and is compatible with all Windows devices as well as the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
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Great STEM Conversations About Perimeter in MinecraftEDU - Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Great STEM Conversations About Perimeter in MinecraftEDU - Moving at the Speed of Creativity | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Today was a great day in our grade 4-5 STEM classroom. Last year I used MinecraftEDU with my students for several different lessons, and I tried a “perimeter and area building challenge,” but this year I’m much more pleased with the quality of conversations I’m having with students about these geometric concepts in a simplified and modified version of that lesson I’m calling our “Geometry MinecraftEDU Challenge.” These photos of whiteboard math from today’s classes may look messy, but they represent some SUPER conversations with my students who were figuring out the different ways they could build a corral in MinecraftEDU that has an EXACT perimeter of 24 blocks.
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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers - East Bay Maker Faire

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers - East Bay Maker Faire | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 "My interest is not only as a parent, but as an educator. I work at the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and our mission is to help improve the learning process by sharing “what works” in education. Over the years I have seen a lot of solid and innovative practices that are transforming how our kids learn. But the one that I am the most excited about is making. Here are 5 reasons why."

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asli telli's curator insight, October 23, 5:16 AM

Who is interested in making marvelous mistakes?

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This recent example aside, the idea that games can be fun and educational is starting to take hold in the educational community.  That these fun learning games can come in the form of games like Minecraft, rather than “skill and drill” games is icing on the cake for students and teachers.  The number of recent popular press articles heralding a rising trend of digital game use in the classroom has made the team at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center wonder: just how common is this practice?  And further, which teachers are choosing to use digital games in their teaching, what particular goals do they have for that game use, and what kinds of outcomes are they observing among their students?

With these questions in mind the Joan Ganz Cooney Center surveyed nearly 700 K-8 teachers about their use of digital games in their teaching (a follow-up to a similar survey we conducted in 2012 with BrainPop). I wanted to share a few of the highlights from our full set of findings.
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Canva - Poster Making on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Canva - Poster Making on iPads - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I’ve shared how Canva is one of my favorite web tools and now it’s available on iPads!  Canva is a great example of how a website can transfer its high quality user experience to an iPad app.  You’ll love how quickly you can make posters for your classroom and how easily students can demonstrate their understanding of a topic through visual art.  Not only is this app simple to use, it’s also completely free!
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