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Count Down to Christmas With These 5 Free Apps

Count Down to Christmas With These 5 Free Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
These five apps offer different ways to count down to Christmas, including advent calendars and an app that marks how many "sleeps" until the big day.
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App Store Productivity Monday: automate iOS with these fine apps - iDownload Blog

App Store Productivity Monday: automate iOS with these fine apps - iDownload Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Like any given Monday, Apple’s App Store editors today highlighted iPhone and iPad applications aimed at increasing your productivity by helping you get organized and keep pace with your busy life.


In this week’s edition of Productivity Monday, the App Store team is sharpening its focus on apps which help make the most out of iOS by automating the things that don’t need your expertise, so you can spend your time wisely."

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Using Pinterest for a More Visual Professional Development - FRACTUS LEARNING

Using Pinterest for a More Visual Professional Development - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
With boards and pins now branching off in every direction, the professional value of Pinterest should certainly not be underrated.
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A Whole New World of Apps (for the Under 13 Generation) - Hooked On INNOVATION

A Whole New World of Apps (for the Under 13 Generation) - Hooked On INNOVATION | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As students fill the hallways of our schools on their first day back, there is a major change afoot for those kids under the age of 13.  Students in the pre-teen realm have always had less options when it came to personalization and use of certain websites/social media.  While some of those rules still apply when it comes to the web, Apple’s new system of allowing districts to issue Apple IDs for those students under the age of 13 (with parental consent) means that the days of every elementary students having the same standardized iPad are in the past.  Combining that with the new deployment system and (in our case) an MDM like Casper, and we are finally starting to see some of the real powerful potential of the 1:1 iPad platform.  While I know there will be some glitches (there always are in technology), I’m looking forward to the improvements listed here this year for our K-6 students."

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Google Unleashes their new #Google Slides app on iOS - TEACHERCAST

Google Unleashes their new #Google Slides app on iOS - TEACHERCAST | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"On Monday August 25, the day after the TechEducator Podcast produced an amazing Google Slides Smackdown (see video above) Google heard our cries and released an amazing addition to the iPad lineup.  Google Slides is a free downloadable app that integrates seamlessly with your personal Google account or your Google Apps for Education suite."

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Alfredo Calderon's curator insight, August 26, 4:39 AM

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Teaching like it's 2999: Making a Homemade Stylus: A Great Electricity Activity!

Teaching like it's 2999: Making a Homemade Stylus: A Great Electricity Activity! | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As more of our students are using touchscreen devices, teachers are realizing there is an added cost in peripherals... i.e., apps, headphones and styluses. These costs can quickly add up, so finding simple low-cost solutions is quite helpful. Below is a quick way to create your own stylus with 3 household items in just a few seconds! Plus - BONUS - it makes an awesome science activity... scroll down for more."

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kathyvsr's curator insight, August 25, 4:52 PM

Fun, useful and educational.!

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Guy's Edu Blog: Four things your students can learn from watching Minecraft videos

Guy's Edu Blog: Four things your students can learn from watching Minecraft videos | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"My two youngest kids have been playing minecraft for quite a long time. For those who are not familiar with minecraft think of a game platform with lego like blocks of many kinds that allows you to create or explore worlds created by others.

This summer, however, my kids got hooked on YouTube videos documenting the adventures of of others online. An example can be the Dumb and Dumber videos for an example click on the pic to the right. "

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Darryl Wilson's curator insight, August 25, 7:50 AM

The learning standards are embedded in something they love. Magic.

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How to use parental controls on iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore

How to use parental controls on iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, allow you to set what your children can and can't access on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. With Parental Controls, you can lock out Safari, Camera, FaceTime, Siri, AirDrop, CarPlay, the iTunes, iBooks, Podcasts, or App Stores (including in-app purchases), as well as content by age rating, and the ability to make changes to accounts and other app settings. In other words, they're a way to block your child's access to anything and everything you deem inappropriate for them based on their age and sensitivity, and your own best judgement. And they're part of what make Apple devices an ideal computing platform for kids!"

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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 25, 11:52 AM

Apple makes it easy to set controls on their products.  Take advantage of the free parental controls built-in. #Apple #iPad #kids

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10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."

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island651's curator insight, August 25, 9:43 AM

Great advice!

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 25, 9:32 PM

saving this safely. iPads in school this year!

KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 26, 6:04 AM

Very useful information!

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Numbered Wallpapers - Learning in Hand

Numbered Wallpapers - Learning in Hand | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"A great management tip for school or class sets of iPads, tablets, and iPods is to number each device. Setting the lock screen wallpaper to an image with each device's number will make it easy to identify devices. Just press the home or power button and the lock screen instantly lights up and displays the number.

 

I've made some new numbered wallpapers and I'd like to share them with you. They are high resolution so they will look great on Retina and other high resolution screens. Each set goes up to 100, and you are certainly free to use these as wallpaper on your school or organization's devices. If you would rather make your own set of wallpapers, scroll down for a template and advice for making your own sets."

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Cindy Powell's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:13 AM

From Tony Vincent. Learning in Hand TCC 4-1

Podcasting was my first exposure to Tony Vincent (@learninginhand, @tonyvincent or on FB) and his website. He still has the most amazing lesson plan for a podcast about your town. 

But as you can see there is a Twitter feed and FaceBook addition. A blog page has instructions on ideas you can use in class. QR code cubes for selecting a reflection topic, ipad uses, instagrams 10 feet long, jigsaw puzzle makers, and on and on…

Terri Roberts's curator insight, August 23, 2013 6:05 AM

Great idea carts of ipads, especially for elementary students! 

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6 Video Tutorials to Help Teachers Use Google Presentation in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Video Tutorials to Help Teachers Use Google Presentation in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

'Planning to use Google Presentations with your students this year? The video tutorials below are definitely worth checking. There are a plethora of reasons why you would need to start using this presentation software. First, Google Presentation is web based and therefore does not require any software installation. It is also part of Google Drive productivity suite and as such it is integrated with other services such as Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Drawing. Also, presentations you create on Google Presentation are automatically saved to your Drive and become accessible anywhere you go with an Internet connection. Google has also recently added a bunch of new updates that enhance the overall performance of Presentations among these updates are the ability to crop, edit, and add borders to images."


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How to Record Slow Motion Video with the iPhone Camera - OSXDaily

How to Record Slow Motion Video with the iPhone Camera - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The newest iPhone models support the recording of slow motion video with the native Camera app. This nifty feature was first introduced as a major part of the iPhone 5s camera and is able to shoot 720p movies at 120 frames per second. But that doesn’t mean that slow-motion is limited only to the latest and greatest iPhones, in fact, you can use third party apps to record slow motion video on older iPhone models too. In either case, the result are really fancy slow motion videos, which can be a great way to emphasize particular scenes, events, or just to see the action better of whatever you’re recording."

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Minecraft Pocket Edition: 9 basic tips for the Survival Mode | Tips | Softonic

Minecraft Pocket Edition: 9 basic tips for the Survival Mode | Tips | Softonic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

" If you like the original Minecraft,  you'll love Minecraft Pocket Edition (Android | iOS). That’s because this mobile version is a faithful reproduction of the sandbox builder.


Here are some tips to start your game and master Minecraft Pocket Edition. These tips focus on Survival mode, the challenging game mode that includes monsters, challenges, and limitations."

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Top ten ways to start with “maker education” | Invent To Learn

Top ten ways to start with “maker education” | Invent To Learn | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This is possibly the question I hear most frequently – “Where do I start incorporating making in my classroom?” I wish there was a single, simple answer! But here are a couple of ideas of where to start."

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Silverback Learning's curator insight, August 25, 9:39 AM

Some good ideas!

Michail Darley's curator insight, August 25, 4:27 PM

Want to add some oomph to project possibilities?

There is a succinct summary of the 'maker education' idea and a lot of useful links (some free video training sites).

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 25, 5:06 PM

Quite often we are not inventing. We are extending what students understand already.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos - The Next Web

Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos - The Next Web | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Following Bolt, Instagram is back with another new mobile app. It’s called Hyperlapse and promises iPhone owners an easy way to record tracking shots and stunning time-lapse videos. These two shooting techniques are... Keep reading →
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Thinkers & Tinkers - University of Alberta TLDL Program, EDEL 545

Thinkers & Tinkers  - University of Alberta TLDL Program, EDEL 545 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"A Professional Development Workshop For Middle School Teachers and Teacher-Librarians"

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App makes bulletin boards come alive at Green school - New Jersey Herald

App makes bulletin boards come alive at Green school - New Jersey Herald | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The bulletin boards throughout Green Hills School may look normal — with colorful paper and pictures covering them — but hover a tablet or smartphone loaded with a special app over them and they turn into learning tools, complete with videos and interactive lessons.

 

“I didn't want there to be all these passive areas throughout the school,” Superintendent John Nittolo said. “I wanted there to be chances for people to interact, to manipulate, to find info that changes so it's not static.”

 

The brainchild of Louis Rossi, the school's mathematics and ThinkSTEM coach, each bulletin board — technically known as “Augmented Reality Interactive Boards” — gives students an opportunity to learn away from the classroom."

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 26, 6:08 AM

The app is FREE!

The Ark Toys's curator insight, August 26, 11:05 AM

Very cool!  It's great to see technology used in innovative ways to improve the educational experience for kids.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 9:06 PM

Use of QR codes and Aurasma can create an augmented reality where students simply need to hold their iPad up to an image or code to receive information. These are great for scavenger hunts and any activity students need to gather ideas, but here is an idea to use them with bulletin boards. This is hopefully something we can do in the Library soon!

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Best 1:1 Android and iPad Apps for Elementary, Middle, and High School - graphite

Best 1:1 Android and iPad Apps for Elementary, Middle, and High School - graphite | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"To get your new school year started off right, we present: the best of the best! The six lists linked below feature must-have apps for 1-to-1 classrooms using Android tablets or iPads. We've organized our picks by platform and grade level to make it easier for you to find the great recommendations you're looking for. No matter which list you explore, the apps featured here come with tons of content that will keep students engaged and productive. This year, add another dimension to their everyday learning with these top-rated apps!

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30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I have already featured here a list of important resources and applications to help in the teaching of coding in classroom, however , an essential part of the coding knowledge students will be exposed to is related to the coding languages. To this end, I am sharing with you this list of excellent resources to help students learn about the 10 most used programming languages out there. I compiled this list based on this article from Mashable."

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 25, 11:11 PM

Resources to teach and learn programming languages

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, August 26, 7:40 AM

This is such a resource guide is you're teaching students how to code.

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How to send large email attachments from your iPhone or iPad with Dropbox - iMore

How to send large email attachments from your iPhone or iPad with Dropbox - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The iPhone and iPad make great email companions, thanks to the built-in Mail app. Unfortunately, large attachments can eat lots of data, or worse, not send at all. Luckily services like Dropbox are making it easier than ever to share files via email, no matter how big they are. Once you've got the file in Dropbox, you can send it via the Mail app in just a few taps!"

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Learning and Sharing with Ms. Lirenman: Animal Research Task Cards

Learning and Sharing with Ms. Lirenman: Animal Research Task Cards | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I have created some animal research task cards as part of my iTunes U course entitled  Animal Research in a Primary Classroom.  If you are interested in using them with your students feel free to download them here. If you are curious about the course, which is not yet searchable in the iTunes store,  contact me directly for more information."

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Miss Smith's 1st Grade: App-tastic Ideas for Building the Classroom Community

Miss Smith's 1st Grade: App-tastic Ideas for Building the Classroom Community | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"With school beginning just around the corner, I've been thinking of some app-tastic ideas to begin the school year.  Each year as I had a fresh group of students, I always began the year with classroom community building activities to help everyone get to know one another.  I felt this was a valuable time for me as the teacher to learn more about my students and for  them to learn a little about each other.  As we built our classroom community, I was always hunting for the small connections, the ways to show the students "you matter" and "I care."  


I thought I would show some ways to take the normal get to know each other activities and add a technology twist to them.  "

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A New Year Takes Flight - iTeach with iPads - Kristi Meeuwse

A New Year Takes Flight - iTeach with iPads - Kristi Meeuwse | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Usually, on our first day of school, I am asked multiple times, “When can we play?”  “When is recess?”  I was completely expecting that when someone raised his hand and started with “When can we…”   what I was not expecting was the end of that sentence.  “have our iPads?” So we had to have a little  talk about how we needed a few days to get used to our new classroom and routines before we started using iPads.  The kids did a great job of adjusting the first 3 days so on day 4, I started with iPads in small groups.  "

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Star Walk 2 mostly improves on the original - TUAW

Star Walk 2 mostly improves on the original - TUAW | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Star Walk 2 (US$2.99 with in-app purchases) is a solid update from the original award winning Star Walk astronomy program. This new version has a re-designed interface with the look and feel of each element beautifully crafted and drawing you into the inner workings of the app."

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School 4 One: Smooth iPad Workflow - ClassTechTips

School 4 One: Smooth iPad Workflow - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"School 4 One is a fantastic platform that helps teachers manage workflow in their one-to-one iPad classrooms.  It was designed to make managing classrooms with multiple devices easier for educators.  Teachers can share files and assignments with students who can then annotate those documents from within the app and send the final product back to their teachers.  Teachers can then assign grades to each piece of work and leave personal feedback for individual students using audio and visual tools."

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iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs

iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
CALL Scotland - Provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.

Via Kathleen McClaskey, Suvi Salo
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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 12, 12:00 PM

This 'wheel' of AAC Apps by Sally Millar and Gillian McNeill of CALL Scotland, provides a categorised guide to iPad Apps for people with complex communication support needs, who may need to use some form(s) of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).