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Storia: eReading app for kids

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"Scholastic in agreement with Twin Sisters Productions is offering a selection of their musical and non-fiction books on Storia®, the teacher-recommended eReading app for kids. A collection of books from Twin Sisters will be available on Storia, through Scholastic Book Clubs and Scholastic Book Fairs beginning in Spring 2013."

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Storytelling for the YouTube Generation - Steve Dembo #MTSawake2014

An updated version of Storytelling for the YouTube Generation
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Evaluating iPad Apps - Langwitches Blog

Evaluating iPad Apps - Langwitches Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I wanted to take a closer look at the iPad Evaluation I previously blogged about in Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use in Mind. The section of Content and Components deserved a closer look and explanation.

You can  download the PDF file of the iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom with the following sections of evaluation included:

ConsiderationsContent & ComponentsLogisticsFluencySubstitution vs Transformation Model (based on SAMR model of Ruben Puentedura and Alan November‘s work)Evidence of Learning (based on conversation with Stephen Wilmarth)"

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Three iPad Apps Students Can Use to Create Comics - iPad Apps for School

Three iPad Apps Students Can Use to Create Comics - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Creating comics can be a good way to get students interested in a creative writing lesson. Earlier this year on Free Technology for Teachers I published a list of five ways to use comics in the cla...
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28 Tools to Learn Computer Programming From edshelf - TeachThought

28 Tools to Learn Computer Programming From edshelf - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Teaching primary and secondary students how to program has become a hot topic lately. Even people like United States President Barack Obama to actress Angela Bassett to music artist Shakira have spoken about the value of computer programming in an initiative called Hour of Code.

 

With good reason too. Technology is a major part of our lives. Knowing how to build new technologies means having the ability to shape its direction. So let’s encourage students not just how to program, but how to write programs that can help our world.

 

And to start, technology coordinator Holli Scharinger has curated a set of web, desktop, and mobile apps that students can use to learn computer programming."

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Tips for Getting Started with AppleTV Mirroring

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Tips for Getting Started with AppleTV Mirroring | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Several teachers in our elementary school got AppleTVs installed in their classrooms recently and have questions about how to use it. These are some suggested tips and techniques for getting started. Since wifi network configurations are unique for different school districts, these instructions may be a little different than what you need for your setting. Required steps also depend on how your AppleTV is connected to your projector. The AppleTV used for the steps shown in this post is directly connected to the “HDMI” port of a classroom projector."

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How 3D is changing the shape of lessons - BBC Business

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons - BBC Business | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"There have been dramatic headlines about 3D technology, encompassing ideas to use 3D printers to make clothes, food, firearms and the parts of a house.

 

It's also making an impact on education, with plans to put 3D printers into schools in the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

These technologies hold massive potential for young people both in and out of school."

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An iPad Counting Activity for Preschool and Kindergarten - Technology In Early Childhood

An iPad Counting Activity for Preschool and Kindergarten - Technology In Early Childhood | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
We recently added some creativity based apps to our classroom iPads.  One of the apps I was most excited to try out was iDiary for Kids.  This is an app that is designed for journaling for kids.  We’ve used it that way, but I was also excited to expand its use a little bit. One …
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A Showcase of some of the 5.5 million books made in Book Creator - Pinterest

A Showcase of some of the 5.5 million books made in Book Creator - Pinterest | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A showcase of some of the 5.5 million books already created on Book Creator for iPad.
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Apps We Use - Augmented Reality

Apps We Use - Augmented Reality | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Explore PrimaryIdeas's hand-picked collection of Pins about Apps We Use - Augmented Reality on Pinterest. 

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UJAM – Make your music.

UJAM – Make your music. | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Make your own song within minutes and sound like a pro. Just for fun, or for serious music production. Compose, record and arrange your song. It’s free and no download is required."

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Ideas from Steve Dembo's Awakening Possibilities Story Telling for the YouTube Generation:

- Students created their own tunes with times tables, capitals, provinces, etc. etc.

- So many possibilities!!!

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12 NASA Apps for Students to Learn about Space ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 NASA Apps for Students to Learn about Space ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Last night while I was watching the total lunar eclipse " Blood Moon",  it dawned on me to compile a list of iPad apps that students can use to learn more about space. Of course there are no better apps to recommend  than NASA's. I have gone through all the apps NASA offers and picked out for you the ones below. Have a look and share with your colleages."

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8 Terrific Math TED Talks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Terrific Math TED Talks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"TED blog has recently featured a playlist containing 8  talks on Math. Those of you who teach Math or are fans of mathematical thinking ( left brainers) will find this list pretty useful. The speakers in  these talks are renowned mathematicians who "breathe life and logic into everyday problems using the logic of math". I am re-sharing these talks below with links to original videos. Click on each title to watch the talk. Enjoy"

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15 Mind-Blowing iPad Tricks Most People Don’t Know - iPad User Guides

15 Mind-Blowing iPad Tricks Most People Don’t Know - iPad User Guides | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Have you just unwrapped your new iPad and you’re still wondering where to start from? Or are you a seasoned iPad user looking for great tricks to use your iPad more efficiently?

Then you came to the right place, because in this article you are going to learn a lot of cool things that you can do with your iPad that most people don’t know about. These tricks will leave you glued to your iPad craving for more."

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GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to

GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Keep in touch with your kids when your away from home by recording a bedtime story using GarageBand
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Team Shake - A Random Name and Team Selection App - iPad Apps for School

Team Shake - A Random Name and Team Selection App - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Team Shake is an iPad app for randomly selecting names to create teams or to select an individual name. On Team Shake you can create rosters by manually entering names or by importing a list of names. When you are ready to choose teams just select the number of teams that you want created, shake your iPad, and then each person is randomly assigned to a team."

 

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Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Do your students struggle to come up with topics to write about in their stories? The collection below features some awesome iPad apps that can provide your students with ideas and story starters to get them writing."

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Fantastical for iPad Review | iPad Insight

Fantastical for iPad Review | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"A lot of iPad apps falsely tout that they’ve been re-imagined for the tablet form factor, when they’re really just reconfigured versions of their iPhone counterparts. [Fantastical for iPad](http://flexibits.com/fantastical-ipad/download) is refreshing because it’s the real deal. This app takes the best concepts from Fantastical on the iPhone and Mac — the DayTicker, list, and week view — and adapts them as a dashboard that’s completely unique and tailored for a tablet display."

 

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5 Free iPad Apps That Help Students Learn to Spell - iPad Apps for School

5 Free iPad Apps That Help Students Learn to Spell - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I was recently contacted by a teacher who has just received a new iPad to use for the rest of the year before her students receive them in the fall. She was seeking recommendations for free spelling apps. Here are five that I pulled from my archives."

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How Do You Print from an iPad? Let Me Count the Ways! - Jonathan Wylie

How Do You Print from an iPad? Let Me Count the Ways! - Jonathan Wylie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Not everyone knows you can print from an iPad, but you can! How do your do it? Fire up your printer, because you are about to find out, and it's easier than you might think!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Elements4D - Exploring Chemistry with Augmented Reality

Free Technology for Teachers: Elements4D - Exploring Chemistry with Augmented Reality | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This is a guest post from Samantha Morra of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com. 

Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the line between the physical and digital world. Using cues or triggers, apps and websites can “augment” the physical experience with digital content such as audio, video and simulations. There are many benefits to using AR in education such as giving students opportunities to interact with items in ways that spark inquiry, experimentation, and creativity. There are a quite a few apps and sites working on AR and its application in education.

Elements4D, an AR app from Daqri, allows students explore chemical elements in a fun way while learning about real-life chemistry. To get started, download Elements4D and print the cubes. "

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Wicked-Good Wednesday: 3 Ideas Worth Stealing - TECHCHEF

Wicked-Good Wednesday: 3 Ideas Worth Stealing - TECHCHEF | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I have found through countless speaking engagements and professional development workshops, what we may think is obvious or even “tired” … is sometimes exactly what someone has been looking for. On that same note, many times all it takes is a sample or a nibble of a great idea to spark creative juices."

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Still Think You Can't Do Real Work On The iPad? A Lot Has Changed Since 2010 | Cult of Mac

Still Think You Can't Do Real Work On The iPad? A Lot Has Changed Since 2010 | Cult of Mac | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Back when I worked exclusively on my iPad, writing posts for Cult of Mac and everything related to that, I had a hell of a time getting some things done. It seemed like every tiny step needed to be researched before I could get anything done.

 

In the end, I quit and went back to a split iPad/iMac setup, but not for the reasons you might think.

 

Now, when I take my iPad out to work, like when we visit a trade show or I go traveling for a few days, I don’t even have to think about it. So much has changed in the last couple of years that the iPad really is as capable as a Mac for many jobs – and you don’t have to be a nerd to do it."

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 

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Educators Continue Innovating with App Smashing - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edapps, edchat, EdTech

Educators Continue Innovating with App Smashing - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edapps, edchat, EdTech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Teachers are relentless in their pursuit of innovation. They seek after solutions to perceived or previously unarticulated problems in an effort to further engage their students and meet the needs of each individual learner. And while there are a number of new, innovative methods for achieving these goals, one of particular interest is App Smashing."

 

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Book Creator and the Age of Exploration - Book Creator app | Blog

Book Creator and the Age of Exploration - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Teacher Jeremy Reid explains how having students research and create content that can be collated into an ebook allows for authentic real world assignments.
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