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Top 8 Apps for Geometry

Top 8 Apps for Geometry | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If angles and planes confuse you or you have trouble finding volume and area, there’s an app for you.
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Making Classroom Annotation Easy with Skitch - FRACTUS LEARNING

Making Classroom Annotation Easy with Skitch - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Skitch is an amazingly simple desktop and mobile app used for marking up images, PDFs and all sorts of digital documents. As a native app available on nearly every device type, it is a tool that can prove immensely useful to both teachers and students. Whether you are looking for a quick and elegant way to annotate your own documents, or searching for a world class app that students can add to their digital toolbox, Skitch has a multitude of applications across every discipline, duty and device."

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The iPad's Killer App - Ben Rimes @techsavvyed #K12Online14

The iPad's Killer App - Ben Rimes @techsavvyed  #K12Online14 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
For the hundreds of thousands of apps on the iPad, there is one often neglected app that already comes pre-installed; the Camera App! Exploration of the world around us using video and images allows students to capture elements of curiosity and real world examples of concepts for assessment, demonstration of knowledge, and creating engaging learning opportunities. This screencast/video will give educators ideas to challenge their students to capture the world around them and move past gamification, towards more playful learning experiences that rely more on intrinsic motivation, rather than extrinsic devices, badges, and stimuli.
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Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroom - FORBES

Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroom - FORBES | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Games are being used much more widely in schools than they were when I first started writing about them 2 or 3 years ago. As of fall 2013, 74% of K-8 teachers were using digital games. 55% of these teachers have students playing digital games at least weekly, 9% daily. The games they are using are mostly designed to be educational, with only 5% playing commercial games, and 8% playing hybrids (commercial games adapted for education like MincraftEDU or SimCityEdu).

These insights come from Joan Ganz Cooney Center at the Sesame Workshop, who recently released a study surveying K-8 teachers in order to understand how they are implementing digital games in their classrooms.
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How to Hide Photos on iPhone & iPad with the iOS Hidden Album - OSXDaily

How to Hide Photos on iPhone & iPad with the iOS Hidden Album - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Everyone likely has a few photos sitting on their iPhone they’d rather nobody else see, whether it’s embarrassing selfies, poorly filtered or edited pics, a picture of a receipt or personal paperwork, or anything else in the realm of private photos. Those pictures can make showing someone another picture on your iPhone (or iPad) an awkward experience, as you’re hoping they don’t start flipping through your Camera Roll to discover that terrible photo of you after winning the pie eating contest. Fortunately the newest versions of iOS include a new way to mitigate that potential awkwardness by hiding select photos.
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REVIEW: Too Noisy: The Best App to Quiet Your Classroom | Edudemic

REVIEW: Too Noisy: The Best App to Quiet Your Classroom | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Educators typically aren’t strangers to sonic chaos. Spend 30 seconds in my classroom of 27 ten-year-olds on a Friday before the bell rings, and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve tried everything to quiet the cacophony that is Room 5, but nothing worked until I discovered a silencing savior called Too Noisy Pro. This app relies on a visual display and peer pressure to keep classroom volumes at appropriate levels.
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How to Publish Your Book to the iBooks Store. | ipadders.eu

How to Publish Your Book to the iBooks Store. | ipadders.eu | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This summer I published five of my iBook textbooks to the iBook Store. Since then I have gotten some questions on how to do this after your iBook is finished. The main hurdle for non-American writers is that you need to fill in a fax a form to the US. It takes a couple of weeks for this to be processed so it’s best to do it first. If your books are free you can skip this first step as you will not have to deal with the US Tax authorities. "

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REVIEW: Auxy Is The Best Piano Roll Editor for iPad Yet - And Not Much Else - By Design - Create Digital Music

REVIEW: Auxy Is The Best Piano Roll Editor for iPad Yet - And Not Much Else - By Design - Create Digital Music | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"It’s been asked over and over again: can a simpler software tool attract more people to music making? But the next question is, invariably – what’s the right stuff to leave out?


Auxy, released today, is an extreme exercise in app minimalism. It radically reduces what’s in the UI by focusing on making and cueing patterns — and leaving out the rest.


It’s also free."

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3D Printing Technology in the Classroom: Year 2 - Mrs. D's Flight Plan

3D Printing Technology in the Classroom: Year 2 - Mrs. D's Flight Plan | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This week, my teaching partner, Marc Westra, and I introduced lessons to create excitement and interest around the 3D printer. Similar to last year, we wanted our gr. 8 students to see this piece of technology as being something beyond printing toys, jewellry and pizza (yes, it can do that). While these students had tinkered with the software and printer as a gr. 7 student, time had not permitted an indepth study since it was so new to us. We want our students to see what a 3D printer is capable of, and then some. How can innovators use a 3D printer to meet the diverse needs of society, to help those in need?
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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Pixelmator | PadGadget

Pixelmator for the iPad is an imaging editor that lets you add a plethora of enhancements, effects, and filters to your pictures. From frames and basic shading to multiple layers and painting tools, this app has just about everything you would need to turn your snapshots into something spectacular.


With the available tools and effects you can either start with a template, or create a new project using pictures from your photo library. Chose from dozens of templates with frames, light leaks, filters, text overlays, and paintings. Or start from scratch.
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Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.
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Linda Alexander's comment, October 28, 10:26 AM
Thought-provoking, John. I think their sample size is way too small to draw any conclusions, however. Nevertheless, it is an interesting twist for further exploration.
Sunrising Avenue's comment, October 29, 2:17 PM
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iPaddiction: Assessment Ideas At Your Fingertips Using the iPad

iPaddiction: Assessment Ideas At Your Fingertips Using the iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
During our inservice day, teachers were involved with the topic of assessment.  With Mrs. Schmidt, I led two sessions on assessment using the iPad.

To begin we talked about Assessment For/Of Learning, how assessments look differently with Smarter Balanced in the picture, benefits of iPad Creation Apps for assessment, and how the four C's are required for assessment using certain apps on the iPad.
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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 28, 7:05 PM

Thx! John Eavans

Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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How to Record a Video of Your iPhone or iPad’s Screen From Your Mac - How-To Geek

How to Record a Video of Your iPhone or iPad’s Screen From Your Mac - How-To Geek | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and a Mac, you can now record a video of your device’s screen thanks to a new feature in Mac OS X Yosemite. Android users can also record an Android device’s screen.

This feature was designed for app developers, but it can be used by anyone else. Record a tutorial and upload it to YouTube, or capture a video of your mobile gaming prowess and share it with your friends.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Lesson Plans for Elements 4D and Other Augmented Reality Apps

Free Technology for Teachers: Lesson Plans for Elements 4D and Other Augmented Reality Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Last February Samantha Morra wrote a detailed guest post about using the augmented reality app Elements 4D in chemistry lessons. This week Terri Eiccholz shared the news that Elements 4D now offers a collection of lesson plans that utilize the augmented reality app in elementary school, middle school, and high school. Elements 4D is available for iPad and Android.
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Educator with a Maker Mindset - K12Online 2014 @jackiegerstein

Educator with a Maker Mindset - K12Online 2014 @jackiegerstein | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Being a maker educator often requires developing a new mindset; a new set of skills and roles. Discover, through this presentation, first, why we are in a perfect storm for maker education in both formal and informal learning environments, and second, through a self-assessment, the characteristics and qualities of the mindsets of an educator who is embracing making education.
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REVIEW: One Week With The iPad Air 2 - iPad Insight

REVIEW: One Week With The iPad Air 2 - iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I’ve had one week with the iPad Air 2 at this point, and because I use my tablet day in and day out, I can say it definitely feels like an upgrade over last year’s Air.
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iPad Library of Educational Videos to Spark Kids Imagination ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Library of Educational Videos to Spark Kids Imagination ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

A few days ago I shared here PBS Kids Video app that provides a wide variety of educational videos for kids. Today I am adding another wonderful iPad app in this direction. Brainfeed is one of the top ranked apps in the iTunes store. Designed to inform, entertain and inspire, Brainfeed provides children 7+, tweens, teens and even inquisitive adults with a safe corner of the web to explore a universe of educational videos.

Each video in Brainfeed  is handpicked by a team of enthusiastic educators from around the globe who are tasked with finding short (under 10 minutes) and documentary style videos that meet the following criteria:Curriculum-based, entertaining & engaging, visually stimulating, high quality content, age-appropriate , and child-friendly."

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Coding/Making/Writing with Connected Learners - K12ONLINE 2014

Coding/Making/Writing with Connected Learners - K12ONLINE 2014 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
An overview of how to use Mozilla’s Thimble with students for creative approaches to writing. Thimble allows for easy website building and fun remixing of existing website templates. Following the success of Webmaker events with teens at the public library, Melissa Techman shares her forms, templates and methods so you can experiment with Thimble in the classroom. This creative approach to writing builds interest in coding and allows students of all abilities to have fun and experience collaborative and connected learning. While intended for grades 6 and up, the approach and the templates can be simplified for younger students.
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Team Shake and Other Ways to Group Partners- Engage Their Minds

Team Shake and Other Ways to Group Partners- Engage Their Minds | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I have been using Class Dojo to randomly make teams or select partners, but it isn’t exactly the fastest way to do it.  Last week, I heard about an app called, “Team Shake,” which is so much faster!  It does cost .99, so I just downloaded it to my phone rather than a school iPad.  Once I input the names of the students for a class (or a club), all I have to do is choose the number of groups I want and shake to sort everyone immediately.  Since I have multiple classes and clubs, I am able to save each one separately and load them whenever I need them.
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Susan's curator insight, Today, 5:05 AM

App pour vous aider à choisir des équips en classe

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It's not always quick and easy to pick groups for projects or class games.  This App can help!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, Today, 3:51 PM

Here's some new ideas for ways to create teams.

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News-O-Matic - Daily News for Kids in English and Spanish - iPad Apps for School

News-O-Matic - Daily News for Kids in English and Spanish - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
News-O-Matic is a service that offers daily news stories for elementary school students. Along with the news stories News-O-Matic provides videos, games, and quizzes to help students learn about the world. The latest update to the News-O-Matic iPad app introduced an option to quickly switch between an English and a Spanish version of the app.
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Create Halloween Movies With Magisto for iPad - iPad Apps for School

Create Halloween Movies With Magisto for iPad - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier today I published a post on FreeTech4Teachers.com in which I mentioned using Magisto to create videos online. This afternoon I tested out the Magisto iPad app.

The Magisto iPad app works in a manner that is very similar to the web app. To create a movie with the Magisto iPad app you simply select videos and images that are on your iPad’s camera roll, select some music (Magisto has a large selection of royalty-free music) to serve as your video’s soundtrack, and choose a theme for your movie. Magisto is currently offering a Halloween theme that you can apply to your movie. Magisto handles all of the mixing of your media to generate a movie for you. See the app in action in the video embedded below.
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How to pick the best education apps for your classroom - Daily Genius

How to pick the best education apps for your classroom - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Figuring out which apps work best in your particular classroom is not easy. There’s a painstaking process of trial and error that teachers must go through (usually during the summer break or professional development sessions)."

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10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic helps you find out just how much technology has become integrated with your teaching life.
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Using AirDrop in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Using AirDrop in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In the new version of OS X, Yosemite, AirDrop helps you quickly transfer files between your Mac and nearby Mac computers or iOS devices using Wi-Fi. The best part, especially in the school setting, is that your devices do not need to be on the same Wi-Fi network for AirDrop to work as they will create their own directly connected network to allow for file sharing.
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AirDrop is a simple tool that is often faster than emailing pictures and is excellent for sharing video files.

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8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative - EmergingEdTech

8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative - EmergingEdTech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Franklin Academy High School in North Carolina initiated a 1:1 iPad program at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the following two years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades (9-12) in the high school. In April, 2014, the Academy released results of a study that sheds light on the impact that the use of the iPad has had on academics, and the development of the vital non-cognitive skills that their program is founded upon.
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