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An iPad Today Makes the Pain Go Away? Hospital Gives iPads to Kids in the ER | PadGadget

An iPad Today Makes the Pain Go Away? Hospital Gives iPads to Kids in the ER | PadGadget | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that kids love the iPad, but it turns out that using the iPad during times of stress, such as a visit to the emergency room, may help kids feel less pain.
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Osmo review: Hands-on iPad games with real pieces give kids new ways to play - Macworld

Osmo review: Hands-on iPad games with real pieces give kids new ways to play - Macworld | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Osmo provides tangrams, word games, and physics puzzlers with real-world pieces for your child to touch and grasp.
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5 Quick iPad Tips for Parents - Apptitude2Learn.com

5 Quick iPad Tips for Parents - Apptitude2Learn.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"CommonSenseMedia.org has created a free program to help parents navigate and discuss the impact of digital media on kids’ social, emotional and intellectual development. Using resources based on their K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, educators and parents, together, can empower young people to harness the power of the Internet and digital technology for learning and life -- both in the classroom and at home."

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, Today, 4:12 AM

Seems like a very useful set of tips!

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Your Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Your Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"PicCollage is one of my favorite Android and iPad apps. It is a free that allows you to quickly arrange pictures, video, text, and stickers into collages. From the app you can share your collage to Google Drive, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, and many other file sharing services. In the video below I demonstrate how to use it without creating a PicCollage account. Below the video I have five ideas for using in your classroom."

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Who Made Me Sick? Do You Have Cooties? A Participatory Simulation for iPads -- THE Journal

Who Made Me Sick? Do You Have Cooties? A Participatory Simulation for iPads -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This week’s blog features a fun, engaging, and intellectually stimulating (free) iPad app: The Cootie Participatory Simulation. In participating in the simulation of the spread of an infectious disease – the Cuddle germ – children learn how diseases are spread. Usable from 1st to 12th grade.
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3D Printing in the Classroom is Elementary - FRACTUS LEARNING

3D Printing in the Classroom is Elementary - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Since my school year finished at the end of June, I’ve been reflecting on my first year using a 3D printing with 4th and 5th grade students.
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Happy anniversary, App Store! Apple celebrates 6 years of iOS apps -- AppAdvice

Happy anniversary, App Store! Apple celebrates 6 years of iOS apps -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"On this very day, in 2008, Apple announced the App Store. It was opened with a mere iTunes update, yet our lives haven’t been quite the same since. Although, now, many similar sources exist that are deemed “app stores,” Apple’s was the first and the official.

And today, that App Store turns 6 years old."

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Cardboard Box Tools - Edutopia

Cardboard Box Tools - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Three digital learning tools, much like an empty cardboard box full of open-ended possibilities, offer young minds the free play of imagination.
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Experience America HD Showcases Common Tourist Attractions - iPad Apps for School

Experience America HD Showcases Common Tourist Attractions - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Experience America HD Magazine is a free iPad app produced by USA Today. The app features popular tourist attractions around the United States. The app is populated with lots of “top ten places to see for X” articles which are nice even though they’re not terribly informative. The best aspect of the app is the National Parks section that contains a mix of text and image essays about U.S. National Parks. A small collection of videos about travel in the United States is also found inExperience America HD Magazine."

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Focusing On Creativity In A Digital Era - Te@chThought

Focusing On Creativity In A Digital Era - Te@chThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” – Sir Ken Robinson


Our children will grow up into a world that we can barely yet conceive of. Education thinkers and leaders are now in broad agreement that in order to enable children to succeed in the 21st century we need to mould creative thinkers and problem solvers who can learn, unlearn and relearn."

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Finally! Record the Screen of Your iPad in Any App, with Narration - Douchy's Blog

Finally! Record the Screen of Your iPad in Any App, with Narration - Douchy's Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 - "Yesterday X-Mirage added the ability to record not only your iPad screen and audio via Airplay, but also your voice narration.  I've been waiting for someone to implement this for ages. ".

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7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning

7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you are inspired to start a Coding Club at your school this seven step guide will help turn that inspiration into action and reality.
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El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, July 10, 7:16 AM

We had a group of kids that loved working on Scratch last year so I would like to try and expand on that in our Makerspace.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 10, 7:40 AM

Anyone interested in a coding club?

Mick Huiet's curator insight, July 10, 1:34 PM

I need to start one of these!

 

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Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2 - iPad Apps for School

Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2 - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Halftone 2 is a nice iPad app for creating simple comic strips based on your pictures. To get started with Halftone 2 you choose a layout for your comic then import pictures from your iPad’s camera roll. You can add borders and visual effects to each of your imported pictures. After arranging your pictures you can add text in a variety of comic styles. Completed projects can be shared in a variety of ways including email, Dropbox, Twitter, and saving to camera roll. Watch the short video below to learn more about Halftone 2."

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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought

A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Choice boards are powerful tools for providing students with both choice and direction in their work.

 

The idea, creatively shown below from teacher/blogger Monica Evon in the form of a menu, allows teachers to guide students towards certain forms of academic practice, or demonstration of specific standards. If, for example, you want students to show they understand how to calculate the area of a circle from real-life applications, you can create 8 different ways for them to show it."

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, July 8, 8:14 AM

A great example of how digital learning can offer differentiation and guidance that can be flexible and still appropriate in general education for ALL kids.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition for iPhone and iPad uncovers infinite worlds in latest update - iMore

Minecraft Pocket Edition for iPhone and iPad uncovers infinite worlds in latest update - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Mojang has released a fairly substantial update for the Pocket Edition of Minecraft, available for iOS and Android. This release focuses on adding more mobs, features and extended functionality, while also addressing the size of worlds and squashing any known bugs affecting the immersive experience.


Version 0.9.0 contains quite the feature list, so be sure to check out the list below for a full run through."

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iPadography: Photo Projects for the iPad Classroom - Jonathan Wylie

iPadography: Photo Projects for the iPad Classroom - Jonathan Wylie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The camera is one of those apps on the iPad that we sometimes take for granted. We forget it is there or don’t always use it to its full potential in the classroom. This week I am presenting at iPadU: Slide to Unlock Learning, and I wanted to highlight some of the many ways that you could use the iPad camera, so I put some ideas together and added some I had seen on the web or learned from others. The result? iPadography: Photo Projects for the iPad Classroom.


So, if you are looking for ideas for using the iPad camera in the classroom, take a look at some of the slides below, and feel free to share it with others who might be interested!"

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, Today, 7:25 AM

Awesome! love, love these ideas.

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The Beginner's Guide To Competitive Gaming In Schools - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Competitive Gaming In Schools - Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
32 million people watched the Season 3 World Championships for the video game League of Legends this year. 8.5 million of those people watched at the same time. To put that in perspective, 13 million people watch a typical NFL game on Sunday. Last years’ World Series drew 18 million viewers. 8.5 million viewers at …
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From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom - Mind/Shift

From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom?
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Fantastic Free Interactive Textbooks for the iPad - Class Tech Tips

Fantastic Free Interactive Textbooks for the iPad - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"iBooks Author is a powerful tool for creating interactive textbooks for your students. Whether you work together as a class to gather content or simply curate resources to share with a class, the possibilities are endless.

 

If you’re looking to check out high quality content that is designed for the iPad, you’ll want to download E.O. Wilson’s set of interactive biology textbooks. You’ll see just how powerful an interactive textbook can be! These iBooks might supplement your science curriculum or just inspire you to dive into iBooks Author to create your own."

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Padlet Mini

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Padlet Mini | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Padlet Mini is a new Chrome extension that I wrote about yesterday. The extension makes it easy to send links, videos, and images to a public and or private Padlet walls. In the video below I demonstrate how easy it is to use the new Padlet Mini Chrome extension."

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, Today, 4:19 AM

This helps to put the two trends into one package. Good approach.

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, Today, 6:29 AM

Aren't we all makers!

Linda Ashida's curator insight, Today, 8:33 AM

Key message of this piece: Focusing on process as much as product, all as it relates to learning.

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Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia

Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.


Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools."

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Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Here is a great and comprehensive directory of free image sources compiled by The Edublogger. This collection is specifically created to help teachers, educators and students have instant access to a wide variety of web resources where they can search for and access free images.The sources featured in this directory are organized according to these 4 criteria:"

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, Today, 2:02 AM

Great collection. 

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21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do - aplus.com

21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do - aplus.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Be an iPhone ninja with these 21 awesome tricks
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How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you download apps, movies, and games on your iPhone or iPad, you're already familiar with what an iTunes account is and how it works. However, that doesn't always mean that the email or account you use for mail and iCloud is the same account you use for purchases. If you ever need to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad, you can do so in just a few steps....
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 5:58 AM

I  needed  this  

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, July 10, 12:25 PM

How to change iTunes accounts on your iPHone or iPad. If my library patrons need help with this, odds are you do to.

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My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School

My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"My Incredible Body is an iPad app (currently free) designed to help students learn how the human body works. The app features eight sections. Those sections are circulation, muscles, senses (vision, smell, hearing, touch), kidneys & urine, skeleton, respiration, digestion, and brain & nerves. Each section of the app contains short animated videos that explain the functions of each system and how it works."

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