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10 Must-Have Apps For iPads In The Classroom - Edudemic

10 Must-Have Apps For iPads In The Classroom - Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
My students love using their iPads in the classroom! iPads in the classroom provide student with the opportunity not to be restricted to the traditional way of learning.
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Best holiday cooking and recipe apps for iPad - iMore

Best holiday cooking and recipe apps for iPad - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you're looking for the best iPad apps to help you create the most amazing holiday meal ever, you've come to the right place! From appetizers to the main course to dessert, there are many apps available in the App Store that turn your iPad into the perfect kitchen companion. No matter who you're cooking for, these are currently the best cooking apps to help get you through the holiday season!
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iBook: iOS Accessibility Tools - ClassTechTips.com

iBook: iOS Accessibility Tools - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you are using iPads in your classroom you’ll want to check out the amazing accessibility tools that can help all of your students interact with their device.  Jenny Grabiec is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has created a fantastic iBook that makes it simple for teachers to understand the accessibility features available on iPads.  You can download the book for free and explore these tools in iBooks on your iPad or Mac computer.
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18 Fabulous & Free Educational Apps for Your Child's New iPad

18 Fabulous & Free Educational Apps for Your Child's New iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A great FREE educational app is Bill Nye The Science Guy. 2013 was Bill Nye’s 20th Anniversary and Disney celebrated with the release of this educational app. Kids scan their thumbs to gain entranc...

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Integrating Technology in the Classroom with Screen Chomp

Integrating Technology in the Classroom with Screen Chomp | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This year, I made a promise to myself to integrate MORE technology in my classroom. One tool, that I often use is the ipad. I  have spent many hours perusing the app store, looking for fun and exciting ways to enrich my students' learning and have found one app that transcends all my expectations. It is called ScreenChomp. It is FREE, and can be used in just about any setting and at any grade level. 
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13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod - TechSmith

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod - TechSmith | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It’s easier than ever to capture activity on your iOS device screen and turn it into a movie. It’s just a matter of plugging your iOS 8 device into a Mac running Yosemite and then firing up a tool like Camtasia for Mac or TechSmith AppShow.

But there are still a few quirky things you may encounter along the way. These tips will help you get great results the first time you dive into iOS screencasting.
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How to Keep iPad children safe online - iPAD 4 SCHOOLS

How to Keep iPad children safe online - iPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Has your child got an iPad from Santa? I may be an iPad teacher calling myself @iPadWells and running this blog on iPad use but I’m also a father of 2 daughters with all the normal excitement and fear that comes with that. One of my daughters soon reaches the magical double-figure age of 10 and there is talk of her maybe (insert usual “if she’s a good girl” rhetoric that usually gets ignored) having an iPad for her birthday.

The thought of her sitting alone in her bedroom with access to all that the internet has to offer scares me just as much as I’m sure will the day she steps into the first boyfriend’s car. But I’m calm. If there’s one person who can keep her safe on an iPad, it’s gotta be me or I may as well stop blogging. Photo credit.
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How to use Family Sharing: The ultimate guide - iMore

How to use Family Sharing: The ultimate guide - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Family Sharing make sharing iTunes and App Store purchases in a single household easier than ever. It also enables the new "Ask to Buy" feature, which gives kids the ability to ask for any purchase they want, and parents the ability to say yes or no, as appropriate. Family Sharing also makes it simple to set up shared calendars, shared reminders, and shared photo streams, so everyone will get to their appointments on time, remember what to buy, and enjoy magical moments as they happen. If you aren't sure where to start, we can show you not only how to set up Family Sharing but how to master all the features it offers!
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Top 10 Ways iPads Are Key to Teaching Kids With Learning Disabilities | Edudemic

Top 10 Ways iPads Are Key to Teaching Kids With Learning Disabilities | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
By now, saying that “the iPad is a great tool for customizing the classroom” wouldn’t exactly be breaking news. But while this holds true for every student, each of whom learns in their own way, iPads are truly a lifeline for students with learning disabilities and the people who work hand-in-hand with them. For these students, iPads act as a translation, communication, and individualization tool with unrivaled effectiveness. In so doing, these devices reduce frustration, build confidence, and, well, just work in teaching students the skills they need to learn to thrive.

Let’s take a look at a few more ways iPads are altering the classroom landscape for students with learning disabilities.
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11 of the very best apps for working from an iPad - MacWorld

11 of the very best apps for working from an iPad - MacWorld | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Last week’s Work Beyond Mac covered essential gear for getting work done on an iPad. But accessories are only part of the equation that makes the iPad my go-to computer. The other half of the formula, naturally, is apps. Between the new features in iOS 8 (Can I get a “Huzzah!” for extensions?), and developers leveraging the raw computing power of the iPad Air 2, we’re in the middle of a downright exciting time for productivity-focussed apps on iOS.

These are some of my essential apps for getting work done on your iPad, and in many cases, your iPhone too.
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Storehouse Is a Good App for Creating Personal Year-in-Review Stories - iPad Apps for School

Storehouse Is a Good App for Creating Personal Year-in-Review Stories - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This is the time of year that many of us take a look back at the year. I did that this afternoon by creating a Storehouse story about my year. Storehouse is a free iPad app for telling stories through images, videos, and text. Each story has a vertical layout reminiscent of a wide screen blog post. To create your stories you can import pictures and video from your iPad’s camera roll, from Instgram, from Dropbox, and from Flickr. You can arrange the sequence of the media by dragging and dropping it into place. You can add text above and below each picture or video clip in your story. Completed Storehouse stories can be shared via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Stories published through Storehouse are given their own URLs for online viewing.
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Free Technology for Teachers: iPad Apps for K-12 Students

Free Technology for Teachers: iPad Apps for K-12 Students | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Many of you are already aware that I maintain a few other blogs in addition to FreeTech4Teachers.com. One of those is iPadApps4School.com to which I have applied some lessons that I learned from making mistakes with this blog. One of those mistakes was not making it easier to sort resources according to grade level.

On iPadApps4School.com you can sort app reviews according to grade level category. Simply click on the grade level category in the sidebar to find apps appropriate for the age of your students. You can find elementary school apps here, middle school apps here, and high school apps here. I also have a category for pre-K students. If you want to be notified when a new app is reviewed, you can subscribe to email updates for iPadApps4School.com.
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Good set up for finding new apps in education.

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How to code in schools: a teacher and student's guide (Wired UK)

How to code in schools: a teacher and student's guide (Wired UK) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
"Before the term started, a lot of people were feeling under-confident, especially in primary schools," says Swidenbank. "All evidence now shows confidence is on the up." The biggest challenge remains the knowledge gaps, she asserts. But Codeacademy's own figures show the extent of the dent being made in that area. It has had 100,000 new student signups in the past three months and has partnered with more than 2,000 schools since September, bringing its total to more than 3,000.

The biggest change, has been a growth in confidence -- in both teachers and students. Keeping on top of the learning is the key to ensuring that confidence thrives, and Swidenbank has seen the results of that firsthand.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Scratch Jr. Provides a Great Environment for Learning About Programming

Free Technology for Teachers: Scratch Jr. Provides a Great Environment for Learning About Programming | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier this morning I received an email from a subscriber to the PracticalEdTech.com newsletter. She was looking for suggestions on programming apps. One that came mind immediately is Scratch Jr. Scratch Jr. is based on the popular online Scratch program in which students can learn to program. Scratch Jr for iPad uses the same drag and drop programming principles used in Scratch. On Scratch Jr students can program multimedia stories and games.
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Puzzle Making with Stick Around - ClassTechTips.com

Puzzle Making with Stick Around - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Stick Around is a super fun app that students and teachers can use to make puzzles straight from their iPad.  I have the chance to talk to lots of teachers about ways to use iPads in their classrooms and this is a great example of a content creation app that can be used in multiple subject areas.  Teachers can create interactive assignments for students and children of all ages can demonstrate their understanding of a concept.
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New Chart Comparing The Best Tools for Creating Educational Posters and Infographics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Chart Comparing The Best Tools for Creating Educational Posters and Infographics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Below is a collection of four great web tools you can use with your students to create posters and inforgaphics. The chart compares the affordances and things you can do with each of these tools. I have only included the tools that are more student friendly and less technically complex. For more infographic making tools, check out this post.
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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The apps below represent 52 (which conveniently works out to about one per week if you want to try them that way) of the best apps for your classroom. There are apps that help teachers gather data, scan exams, contact parents, promote research, keep notes, share documents, or even flip your classroom in 2015.

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My Top 5 Lesson Activities using iPad of 2014 - December 2014 Post

My Top 5 Lesson Activities using iPad of 2014 - December 2014 Post | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

As the year comes to an end I thought I would share some of my favourite iPad activities from this year. It was a difficult decision to narrow it down to five but here goes:

 

1.Towards the end of last year my school celebrated it's 150 year anniversary and we carried many activities with the pupils that term looking at the history of the school. One of the activities was to compare then and now photos. We use an app called InstaShake HD App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/instashake-hd/id595411264?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  to blend two photos together in different ways. We also carried out this activity during the recent World War 1 week at the school.

 

2. Last term I worked with a PE department to use the iPads to support GCSE students portfolios. One of the activities was to record video of sporting skills from different angles using the iPad's camera and then add the videos into iMovie app to use some of it's features such as split screen, freeze frame and the speed tool. More detail on this can be found here http://sco.lt/8hTUhd   ;

 

3. Early this term I began an activity with Year 6 pupils to gamify stories using Book Creator App We used the hyperlink tool within Book Creator to link text and images to different pages and give the reader options of where the story went by choosing options within a scenario. More detail can be found here http://www.redjumper.net/blog/2014/12/using-non-linear-stories-gamify-books/

 

4. In summer term I worked with a Year 3 class to use the time lapse feature in I Can Animate App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/i-can-animate/id399760501?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  ; to capture shadows moving across the playground. We set the iPad up to take a photograph every minute from 9am-3pm. Recently Apple have added the time lapse tool into the iOS 8 camera, although you cannot adjust the time between photos like you can in I Can Animate.

 

5. A few months ago Comic Life 3 App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/comic-life-3/id891378056?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  was released and within the many new templates is a newspaper front cover. We used this at school to firstly produce a weekly newspaper for the school news with Year 6 but also during World War 1 week to reproduce historical newspaper front pages of significant events during war.

 

A big thank you to all the great feedback to Teacher Guide to iPad App. Hearing how much it has helped teachers worldwide has made all the hard work worthwhile. The latest update brings a new icon, new categories of subjects and apps, a new design and 12 new ideas. Details can be found at www.ipadteachers.co.uk

 

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!

Adam


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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 27, 12:27 PM

Great ideas!  Thanks for sharing!   I took a class and used creative. Book Builder app.  Great app for creating  a story to show you understood the lesson .  Check it out !

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A Handful of Apps to Add to Your New iPad (even if you don't take it to school) - iPad Apps for School

A Handful of Apps to Add to Your New iPad (even if you don't take it to school) - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Every year at this time I publish a short list of the apps that I recommend installing if you received a new iPad during this holiday season. Even if you don’t take your new iPad to school, these apps are helpful.
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19 Toys & Apps that can help develop Language and Social Skills in Children with Autism - Teachers With Apps

19 Toys & Apps that can help develop Language and Social Skills in Children with Autism - Teachers With Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
At this time of year, I usually recommend that parents and teachers/therapists have an honest conversation via phone, Email, written note, or in person, re: which gifts can be the most meaningful and thus have the greatest impact at this time, for this particular child. My two decades “in the trenches” have taught me the importance of team collaboration that can help plan and execute an effective and enjoyable “teachable moment”.

If done right, integrating toys & tech can help facilitate cognition and self regulation. Here is my list of toys and how it can benefit a child with autism. You can use these toys as the guidelines or actual basis for your planned “teachable moment”. Good Luck!
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Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Planning to integrate digital portfolios in your instruction? This list of tools is a good place to start with. It contains some useful web applications that you and your students can use to easily create e-portfolios. Using e-portfolios with your students  has several educational pluses that include:"

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Integration of ePortfolios in traditional F2F classrooms seems easy and on appropriate for a digital native audience.

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Reading An iPad In Bed Makes It Harder To Fall Asleep - Business Insider

Reading An iPad In Bed Makes It Harder To Fall Asleep - Business Insider | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Don't bring your iPad to bed with you if you value your sleep.

Researchers at the National Academy of Science published a study on Monday that concludes the "short-wavelength light" (light that's closer to the blue end of the spectrum) messes up the circadian rhythms that govern sleep and suppresses the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.

The result? People reported feeling less tired, and took longer to fall asleep. They were also more tired the next day.
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Great Digital Storytelling Tools and Apps for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Digital Storytelling Tools and Apps for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Learning how to read unlocks a wealth of important fundamental skills. If you are on holiday right now, this can be a great time to read to or give your kids a good story. Or, to indulge in an engaging interactive digital storybook!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Build Model Atoms and More on the NOVA Elements App

Free Technology for Teachers: Build Model Atoms and More on the NOVA Elements App | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"NOVA Elements for iPad is an excellent iPad app for helping students learn about the periodic table of elements. The app is "hosted" by NY Times technology reviewer David Pogue. There are three primary features of the app. Those features are called Explore, Watch, and Play."

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Educational Technology Guy: My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them

Educational Technology Guy: My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I have a few apps and resources that I use on a daily basis. I thought this might be a nice way to end the year.

Here they are and how I use them:
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Coding Bootcamps Emerge as Fast Tracks to 6 Figure Salaries - Mind/Shift

Coding Bootcamps Emerge as Fast Tracks to 6 Figure Salaries - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Marlon Frausto is in pursuit of the new American dream. Just a few weeks ago he left his job, in Hispanic marketing for the legal industry, and moved to San Francisco.

Every day he wakes at 5:30 a.m., commutes 45 minutes by train, and studies until 9 or 10 at night. He’s spending down his savings and says he’s getting help from “my loving family.”

At age 26, Frausto has gone back to school. Sort of. He’s enrolled in a brand-new kind of trade school: the immersive web-development program, also known as a “coder boot camp.” These programs promise, for several thousand dollars, to take people like Frausto and, in a manner of weeks, turn them into job-ready web developers."

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Why are boot camps preferable to MOOC education? Structure, peer interaction, help with the soft side of employment, and perhaps job placement assistance.  How can these be provided to supplement MOOCs without a $ 12,000 cost to the student?