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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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Propping Up Your Tablet: Two Portable Stands - Learning In Hand @TonyVincent

Propping Up Your Tablet: Two Portable Stands - Learning In Hand @TonyVincent | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you happen to travel with your iPad or tablet and use it to present, you might be interested in a portable stand. Until recently, iPad stands where not very portable and impractical for me to take on my travels. Now I have two great options that fold flat and fit in my backpack: Justand Go ($79.00) and Belkin Stage Portable ($87.99).
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Mike Hale's curator insight, March 23, 7:45 AM

Another great review from @Tony Vincent @Learninginhand . We have recently received the JustsatndGo for our Web store and this is the first review of the ultra portable new stand.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Comparison Chart - 5 iPad and Android Apps for Audio Recording

Free Technology for Teachers: Comparison Chart - 5 iPad and Android Apps for Audio Recording | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It has been a while since I published my last chart comparing popular ed tech tools. (Ten of those charts can be found here). So when I was recently asked for suggestions for audio recording apps that could be used in a BYOD setting I put together a new chart. In the chart embedded below you will find five free audio recording apps for iOS and Android. The apps are designed for creating short audio recordings that could be used to capture short interviews or capture your own thoughts for a podcast/ audio blogging project.
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Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures - iPad Apps for School

Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago at the Future Schools Expo in Sydney I facilitated a workshop about making media with mobile apps. The idea of creating talking pictures was one of the ideas that was a hit with some of the participants in the workshop. In the workshop I shared examples of using ChatterPix Kids to have students create short audio stories about their favorite animals. I also shared an example of using Morfo to create audio biographies in which students give voice to famous people in history. Below is a short summary of both of those apps as well as another app useful for a similar purpose.
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) Discoveries - Pioneering women in STEM - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) Discoveries - Pioneering women in STEM - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Breakthrough science requires pioneers. People who combine brilliance with courage, even in the face of daunting opposition. The women who paved the way for modern scientific exploration exemplify this spirit; grappling not only with fundamental questions of the universe, but with discrimination and societal constraints that often stripped them of scientific credit. You may know some of those names--Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace. Here are 14 more, paired with contemporary women doing trailblazing work in the same field with support from the National Science Foundation. This list is by no means comprehensive. Dig deeper into any of these stories, and you'll find many more amazing women in STEM.
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Tech Tools For Teaching: Involve Your Students in Their Learning

Tech Tools For Teaching: Involve Your Students in Their Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I’m sure you have all heard some version of the Benjamin Franklin quote above. With today’s students, living in a fast paced world, this quote is something to keep in the back of your mind when crafting engaging lessons. If there is any way to get students truly engrossed in their learning and reflecting on what they learned, you will see much better results with engagement and retention.

Recently, in Bethany Klone’s 3rd grade classroom students began work on the following math standard: Comprehensive Geometric/Measurement. How does a teacher go about teaching this concept and how does the teacher make it meaningful for the students? Involve them in the learning process.
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Minecraft is coming to every secondary school in Northern Ireland - Digital Trends

Minecraft is coming to every secondary school in Northern Ireland - Digital Trends | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Minecraft, Mojang’s breakout game of building and exploration, is being distributed for free to schools in Northern Ireland. The initiative was organized as part of the annual CultureTECH festival and funded by the country’s Department of Culture, Arts, and Leisure. (via The Guardian)

200 schools and 30 libraries and community organizations will be supplied with download codes for MinecraftEdu, an educational version of the game created by the company TeacherGaming, which was formed by a group of American and Finnish educational game developer’s soon after Minecraft‘s launch in 2011 to facilitate its use in the classroom.
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How to connect to and use your iPad as a personal hotspot | iPad Insight

How to connect to and use your iPad as a personal hotspot | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There are more and more free Wi-Fi hot spots available to us than ever before.  However, for the most part, coverage is generally spotty and/or intermittent on free public Wi-Fi networks.  In addition, there can be privacy concerns, not to mention overloaded networks that easily become more trouble than they’re worth in the first place.  In situations like these what options do you have if you want to surf the internet on your iPad and you’re away from your fast, secure and reliable home network?  For the sake of argument, we are going to assume that your iPad is a Wi-Fi only version, but the process is the same regardless which iPad you own.
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What makes an outstanding iPad lesson?

What makes an outstanding iPad lesson? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

""Technology is in no way a synonym for ‘outstanding.’ But, it is something that can facilitate that outcome again and again. It can seem melodramatic to say things like ‘iPads have changed the world,’ but they have. The very fact that there is a debate within educational establishments across the world as to whether they and their likenesses are the key to unlocking the future of learning should show all the sceptics that technology is not going away. It is something that needs to be embraced and explored. So what does an outstanding iPad lesson look like?"

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iOS 8 trick lets you change words to ALL CAPS with a tap

iOS 8 trick lets you change words to ALL CAPS with a tap | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Sometimes you just need to emphasize something. One of the best ways to do so when you’re texting is to make the words you really need to get across in all capitals. Or maybe you just want to shout at someone, and an ALL CAPS sentence will certainly get that across for you"

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i3D Creatives and John Bokla Want to Teach Kids 3D Printing Technology -3dPrint.com

i3D Creatives and John Bokla Want to Teach Kids 3D Printing Technology -3dPrint.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
John Bokla says it was during the time he was studying architectural engineering – and struggling with the design courses – that he came up with the idea for i3D Creatives, a 3D design education firm and a platform designed to teach children between 8 and 15 years old how to use 3D printing.
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10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips - TeachThought

10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In the age of digital learning, exit tickets are no longer confined to small slips of paper collected by educators as students leave their classrooms (although this method is still fine). There are numerous digital tools at the disposal of educators to collect this valuable performance data from their students.

Here are ten digital exit slip tools to choose from.
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What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1

What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
So, what does research suggest works? Are there any ‘best bets’ that we can use as a starting point to evaluate and improve our practice? And how might a 1-to-1 mobile learning project contribute to such improvement? According to the Education Endowment Foundation’s Toolkit (from here on EEF) and the Sutton Trust’s most recent report on what makes great teaching, these are some of the elements of teaching that research suggests contribute to improved outcomes, accompanied by ways in which mobile technology might, on occasion, help along the way:
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Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 24, 5:45 PM

Great tips with sound reasoning behind them, thank you for sharing

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Study Shows iPads Could Improve Literacy Skills in Young Children - InformED

Study Shows iPads Could Improve Literacy Skills in Young Children - InformED | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A recent study has found that kindergartners who use iPads in school are likely to score higher on literacy tests than those who do not.


The study, which was carried out in Auburn, Maine early last year, looked at 266 kindergartners who had been given free iPads to use in class as part of an experiment. Out of the 266 students, 129 were given lessons using iPads, while the remaining 137 were taught through traditional methods.


The results, which were published on Apple’s unofficial tech blog, TUAW, showed that in addition to better scores in every literacy test, children who were taught through the use of an iPad also showed an increased interest in learning and were more enthusiastic about going to school."

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CTD Institute's curator insight, March 23, 11:25 AM

While the iPad certainly has huge potential as an educational tool, it is important to remember that iPad is just another tool. To bring about positive results in the classroom, a lot depends on how it is implemented as well as the teaching methods employed.

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Three ways to embed a digital culture in your school - Daily Genius

Three ways to embed a digital culture in your school - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Creating a digital culture in any organisation is less about technology (much of that is shared, and the best is intuitive to use), but it is about culture. That culture is about a willingness to experiment, to take responsibility for new approaches, to support people as they learn new skills, but to be firm about where the boundaries are.

There’s three ways you can start to create such a culture:
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REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School

REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In this article I would like to explore a new coding app called Robot School from Next is Great (@nextisgreat). What hooked me immediately was how this app teachings kids to block code, but then shows them the syntax written in Swift. If you are unfamiliar, Swift is a new programming language for iOS. I love the concept of block code and syntax. It’s a perfect next step for avid coders.
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Jasmine Muti's curator insight, Today, 8:50 AM

ROBOTICS SCHOOL: In 21st century,this generation reached at the highest point of success in technology and we can think that this must  be the limit of technologies but the term Robotics School make them surprised. It is just a game for child fun but this might be in reality as well in future trends.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, Today, 12:40 PM

This looks really good. I can see the kids loving the 3d sprites and I am pleased to see that they can also access the code. We are going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Open Culture

Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Open Culture | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs.
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How to record or present your iPad screen without wifi - Douchy's Blog

How to record or present your iPad screen without wifi - Douchy's Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

It is now possible to display your iPad to a projector screen using the white charge & sync cable that came with your iPad. There are many ways to display (or record) your iPad to your class ov...


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Running Record Calculator App - ClassTechTips.com

Running Record Calculator App - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Collecting data on student progress is an important part of making decisions about intervention and how to best support the children in our classrooms.  Running Record Calculator is an app for iOS devices that helps teachers who are administering this type of assessment.  It records students as they read a passage and gives you a quick way to keep track of self-corrections and errors.  After the recording finishes you can enter the word count from the passage to calculate words per minute.
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The (5) best ways to use Spotlight Search on your iPad | iPad Insight

The (5) best ways to use Spotlight Search on your iPad | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Spotlight Search is probably one of the most under used tools on the iPad.  I know I have taken it for granted for years.  I know it’s there.  I know it can be a very useful search tool, and I know that it was enhanced with iOS 8. But, how often do we really ever use Spotlight Search on our own without being prompted?  If you’re anything like me, the answer is probably close to never.  I know there have to be some seasoned veterans out there who take full advantage of the powerful search capabilities of Spotlight Search–and that’s great.  Most of us, however, don’t.  So I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorite benefits of this built in utility, in no particular order.
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Educational Technology Guy: eGFI - Dream Up the Future - STEM Resource for Students and Teachers

Educational Technology Guy: eGFI - Dream Up the Future - STEM Resource for Students and Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Engineering - Go For It! - this site is produced by the ASEE and is completely devoted to promoting engineering. It has resources for educators and students, as well as lessons and career exploration resources.
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New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | WIRED

New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | WIRED | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game. And, more than that, he’s also learning how to code.
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10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching - EdTech & MLearning

10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching - EdTech & MLearning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Do you like doodling? How about some iPad apps to help you create beautiful doodles? The collection below features some interesting applications you can use on your iOS devices to help you carry out a variety of things that include: doodling using different colours, text and fonts, drawing using simple and powerful tools, sketching out your ideas, and sharing your productions in real time."

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Three Free iPad Apps Students Can User Over and Over - Learning in Hand @TonyVincent

Three Free iPad Apps Students Can User Over and Over - Learning in Hand @TonyVincent | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 - Learning in Hand There are already a lot of apps in Apple's App Store for iPad and iPhone (over 1.5 million), and more are added each day. In fact, this month an average of 1,400 apps have been submitted to the App Store. Despite the outrageous number of apps, only a small percentage end up piquing my interest.

The apps I get most excited about are ones that are open-ended. I like to make things, and I love it when an app empowers students (and teachers) to create digital productions. Shadow Puppet Edu, Adobe Voice, and TeleStory are three apps that facilitate creativity. They provide students a way to retell stories, explain concepts, or persuade an audience.

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Life After the Hour of Code - Edutopia

Life After the Hour of Code - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Now that the excitement of the Hour of Code has passed, and you still vividly remember your students' eyes light up while completing their coding challenges, you may be wondering how to keep that excitement going in your classroom. The only thing is, you don't teach computer science -- and you have no idea how to teach coding.

The great news is, that's fine!
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Tom Whitford's curator insight, March 24, 9:20 AM

I got my son the Hopscotch App for iPad and he has really enjoyed it.  Looks like a fun app for beginning coding.

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10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator - teachingwithipad.org

10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator - teachingwithipad.org | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

My good friend, fellow French teacher and colleague Sylvia Duckworth and I brainstormed the following. Sylvia has been a huge advocate for using technology in the classroom, and has actively used iPads in her classes for the past couple years. Check out her excellent website, which contains a multitude of teaching ideas using technology as a tool.

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Primary Computing - A list of links helpful for Primary Computing. Curated by James Abela

Primary Computing - A list of links helpful for Primary Computing. Curated by James Abela | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Check out this great Scoop.it! board by James Abela on Primary Computing.

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