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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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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 - TeachThought

Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014  - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in the last year. Today, we do that in the form of the best educational apps for iPad in 2014.

One way to think of this list (thematically) is as a kind of editor’s choice for TeachThought staff and contributors. Every single one of these apps is special, and worth a spot on every iPad in every classroom."

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How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS - OSXDaily

How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Notes app in modern versions of iOS includes support for text formatting and media insertion. This is a welcome change for many reasons, as it not only improves the functionality of Notes app to serve as a scratchpad, but it also makes the Notes app and it’s iCloud syncing abilities between iOS devices and Macs with OS X an even more useful feature.
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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom.
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The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"We have reviewed and shared over 200 educational apps during this year. Based on your interactions with these posts together with the popularity of these apps among teachers and educators from around the world, we decided to compile a series of lists featuring the best iPad apps to use for doing a variety of digital tasks with students. We will start with the video apps category and share with what we think are  the top  iPad apps that you can use to create educational videos and instructional tutorials for your class."

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Buncee for Edu - Completely Free Creation Tool - ClassTechTips

Buncee for Edu - Completely Free Creation Tool - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Buncee for Edu is edu.buncee.com‘s new, free iPad app. It’s a fantastic tool for creative education and fun communication! Similar to edu.buncee.com’s web creation functionalities, the app’s slide-based digital canvas, media tools, and buncee artwork provide educators and students a tool for creating digital stories, presentations, event invites and dozens of other fun projects. The app’s template Wizard also makes it a simple to share photos of classroom activities. creation canvas.Just choose your photos, select a theme, and the Wizard helps create the buncee for you."

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Text Me Merry Christmas Is The Christmas Song For The Smartphone Generation

Text Me Merry Christmas Is The Christmas Song For The Smartphone Generation | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There are plenty of new Christmas songs each year, but it’s not that easy to make a Christmas song that becomes a classic holiday tune. You know, one that you can repeat each year that still feels relevant. Straight No Chaser may have just made the first Christmas song fit for this new Internet 2.0 generation. Together with Kristen Bell, they sing Text Me Merry Christmas, a catchy tune about spreading holiday cheer via text. 
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Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters - The Washington Post

Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters  - The Washington Post | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Code.org, the non-profit group that offers a free tutorial in computer programming to students as early as kindergarten, is preparing to unveil its second annual “Hour of Code” lesson, but with an assist from Disney designed to attract more girls to participate.

Disney Interactive teamed with Code.org to create a free lesson that teaches students to write computer code that enables Anna and Elsa, the two female characters from Disney’s wildly popular “Frozen” movie, to draw snowflakes, snowmen and fractiles."

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Two Guys and Some iPads: 5 Design Tools to Spark Imagination and Promote Creativity

Two Guys and Some iPads: 5 Design Tools to Spark Imagination and Promote Creativity | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One of my favorite things about working with students is their ability to routinely blow my mind. Amazing things happen when students are given the opportunity to use their imagination, and think outside the box with no fear of failure. Give your students access to the 5 tools below, and let them blow your mind! 
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Why Osmo Brings Kids Together Around the iPad - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why Osmo Brings Kids Together Around the iPad - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Education with technology is a great combination for 21st century. Technology has changed the way how teachers approach and deliver education. With the introduction of technology in education, kids spend more of their time in front of their tablets and computers.

Parents often feel that their kids have become social inactive and this is the reason why parents keep looking for platforms or device that do not detached their kids from the world meanwhile they study using technology. Osmo is one such device that aims to bring kids together around the iPad and develop their creative thinking and social intelligence.
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Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014

Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

This month I have been supporting the PE department with using the iPads to enhance their lessons and pupils to analyse skills. Last year Apple updated iMovie app to include features such as Split Screen, Freeze Frame, Video Speed etc. This year the update has made some of these features a little easier to find.

 

Split Screen: We have used this to compare videos of the same skill taken from two different angles. For example, a cricket bowling action.

 

Video Speed: We have used this by splitting part of a clip where the skill is most demonstrated and slowing it down.

 

Freeze Frame: We can stop a clip at any point and create a freeze frame. This freeze frame can be split at either end to create a separate clip and textual analysis added.

 

I would also like to say a big thank you for all the great feedback to the iPad Teachers App. We are only at the start of the content we can add to this so look out for the first update in mid December with even more ideas. Details of the app can be found at www.ipadteachers.co.uk


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Excellent iPad Visual Math Dictionary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent iPad Visual Math Dictionary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Math Charts is a handy free iPad app that provides students with explanations of mathematical terms using illustrations and visuals. Topics covered here range from early grades to early high school. These definitions are provided in poster format so you can print them or display them on interactive whiteboard. You can also use these charts for a variety of purposes including classroom displays, math walls, display boards, student handouts, home work help and many more.
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REVIEW: ViewChat: An Awesome iPad Collaboration Tool - Free Technology for Teachers:

REVIEW: ViewChat: An Awesome iPad Collaboration Tool - Free Technology for Teachers: | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In this creative process, one of the greatest challenges that we encountered was not being able to have multiple screens open to easily go back and forth between web pages, media and other files. When collaborating, we used a variety of methods from Google Docs to annotation apps with shared folders, but could never really find anything spectacular that would redefine the creative process experience for us. I craved a tool that would allow us to go back and forth as well as allow one of us to write ideas and have others be able to see and interact with those ideas. A tool that would allow me to connect with my group, share my thoughts, gather feedback when the idea struck, and not just what I thought of during the 45 minute period. A few days ago my wish became a reality with the release of ViewChat.
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Resources from Miami Device - Learning in Hand

Resources from Miami Device - Learning in Hand | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School hosted Miami Device, a conference held on their campus November 6 & 7, 2014. Felix Jacomino, the school’s Director of Technology, managed to lead a team that pulled off an incredible learning event. The speakers, sessions, food, venue, and even the name tags surpassed all expectations.

The opening keynote speaker was Kevin Honeycutt.  Kevin’s wisdom, humor, expertise, kindness, charm, and wit set the stage for the two days. I had the privilege of being the closing keynote speaker. I had a great time encouraging educators to give students as much ownership over their devices and learning as possible. 
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Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School

Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Creating narrated slideshows is one of the easiest ways to introduce students to digital storytelling practices. Students can create narrated slideshows to illustrate and explain their research findings, to tell a personal story, or to outline the framework for a story that will written down later. The following three iPad apps all provide an easy way to create narrated slideshows.
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REVIEW: Launch your Class into Space with the NASA App - FRACTUS LEARNING

REVIEW: Launch your Class into Space with the NASA App - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"While NASA is well known for its cutting edge space exploration and technology, the organization actually does an amazing job sharing their inspiring advances with educators and students through a huge number of STEM focused mobile apps and websites. Their flagship app, the ‘NASA App’ continues to be one of the most popular government apps and while it has been around for a few years now, it continues to grow in popularity with an ever expanding media catalogue and regular feature updates."

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Duolingo Test Center lets you certify your English proficiency right on your iOS device -- AppAdvice

Duolingo Test Center lets you certify your English proficiency right on your iOS device -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The popular and acclaimed free language learning platform Duolingo has just launched a new app that allows you to certify your English proficiency right on your iOS device.

“Every year, over 30 million job seekers and students around the world are forced to take a test to prove that they know English or other languages in order to apply for a job or school,” Duolingo notes. “Offline tests can require paying an entire month’s salary, traveling to a distant examination facility, and then waiting weeks in limbo for the results.”
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A Free Timeline History App for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Free Timeline History App for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
LittleBigHistory is a good history app to help students grow their history knowledge. It is basically an interactive timeline that features major historical events from the Big Bang to the present time. Students can browse through this timeline and learn about places and people, follow their lifespan and discover new insights about them.
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Interativa e super interessante, seja para professores seja para alunos. (Pequeno) Contra, apenas o facto de estar disponível somente em Inglês.

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Technology skills only scratch the surface of the digital divide - The Hechinger Report

Technology skills only scratch the surface of the digital divide - The Hechinger Report | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The notion of digital literacy, or “Information, Communications, and Technology Literacy” (ICT Literacy), usually takes into account the vocational skills required to operate digital machines or the intellectual skills required to program or ‘code’ them. The concept does not account for the social and intellectual advantages that are available to affluent students with access to more, and better integrated, educational technologies.

In other words, it is not only about skills, but also about cognition, etiquette, motivation, socialization and culture — the context within which one uses the tools.
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Schools' walled garden approach to content means pupils don’t learn necessary skills - Daily Genius

Schools' walled garden approach to content means pupils don’t learn necessary skills - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It still happens, and it still surprises. Schools creating walled environments for their pupils to do their online learning in a ‘safe’ environment. A controlled space where nothing unapproved can intrude. In many ways it makes sense, and gives the institution charged with the child’s welfare, a measure of control. The problem is that where there’s a slightest chance, someone will dive through a loophole to escape those controls. Content and information, like water, will always break through.
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Choose Apple Products for Students with Dyslexia - noodle

Choose Apple Products for Students with Dyslexia - noodle | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
With the introduction of the first iPad in 2010, Apple began nudging its lineup of mobile devices into the hands of students. During the last four years, the company has steadily improved the accessibility features of iOS, its mobile operating system, to the point where an iPhone or iPad can be considered an indispensable educational tool for students with dyslexia. At the same time, third-party app developers created assistive technology ("AT") which is invaluable to those with reading and writing difficulties. iDevices have become multisensory learning tools that follow the principles of Universal Design for Learning ("UDL"), and students with dyslexia are better equipped to be independently successful in school.
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2-Page Spreads in iBooks Author - iTeach with iPads

2-Page Spreads in iBooks Author - iTeach with iPads | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Recently, I was presenting on iBooks Author from the Early Childhood perspective along with 2 other Apple Distinguished Educators presenting from the middle school perspective.  I was so excited about their work and was inspired to try my hand at creating a 2-page spread activity in iBooks Author.

The idea behind the 2-page spread is that you don’t have to create an entire book…you can create an interactive experience across 2 pages.  My ADE friend, Sean Junkins has created a short, step-by-step guide for this process.  You can download his book here.
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Games to Ignite Brains - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Games to Ignite Brains - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The other day, I noticed one of my daughters playing a puzzle type game on my iPad. It was obviously challenging and often frustrating but she kept at it regardless. The game was direct problem solving and my girl was deeply engaged. It was then I had an idea. If any learner who found themselves disengaged from a school task had permission to select from a list of problem-solving, “brain igniting” games, it might mean they return to the task more energised to tackle it or suggest other solutions.
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Excellent post with game descriptions and suggestions to help you do it right!

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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Can you share a link to see the results??
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Can you share a link to see the results??
Coolwired's curator insight, Today, 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

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Turn Your Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes - Free Technology for Teachers

Turn Your Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes - Free Technology for Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Post-it Plus is a free iPad app that I demonstrated for someone at the ISLMA conference yesterday. It's a great iPad app (you have to have iOS 8) that you can use to turn your physical sticky notes into digital sticky notes. With this free app installed on your iPad you can snap a picture of a collection of physical sticky notes and have them quickly digitized. Once your notes are digitized you can re-arrange them, share them with collaborators, or send them to another application like Dropbox. If you have multiple sets of notes you can combine the best notes into one board on the Post-it Plus iPad app.
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How to print (nearly) anything in iOS 8 - CNET

How to print (nearly) anything in iOS 8 - CNET | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As more and more users turn to their phones and tablets for everyday computing tasks (email, Web browsing, even word processing), there's one aspect that often seems elusive: printing.

After all, it's not like you can plug in a USB printer, and even if you have a Wi-Fi model connected to your home network, it may not show up when you search for printers within iOS. Fortunately, it's pretty simple to print just about anything from your iPhone or iPad, and to just about any printer.

For starters, check out Sharon Profis' tutorial on printing wirelessly from any iDevice, which shows how to get connected to AirPrint and non-AirPrint printers alike.

What remains is the nuts and bolts of how to print various kinds of items from various apps (a process that's not always consistent across iOS). For example, want to print a document from the newly updated Word for iPad? Or a set of directions from Google Maps? How about a magazine page? Here's a simple rundown of how to print just about anything.
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