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Set Your iOS to Stunned: New Version of the Star Trek PADD App Now Available | TechCrunch

Set Your iOS to Stunned: New Version of the Star Trek PADD App Now Available | TechCrunch | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Ever used your IOS device to imagine yourself as Lt. Nyota Uhura receiving an urgent communique from Starfleet?
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Five iPad Apps That Help Students Learn Programming Basics

Five iPad Apps That Help Students Learn Programming Basics | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Even if your students are never going to become professional app developers, learning the fundamentals of programming can be helpful in understanding how software works. Learning programming basics...
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The First 5s with iPads

The First 5s with iPads | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

With the start of school approaching and the looming expectation of incorporating iPads into the curriculum becoming a reality, the big question many educators are asking is: "Where should I begin?" Last year, I wrote about 5 Steps for the First 5 Days. However, what about the five days after that?

It can seem daunting to envision a year's worth of activities with iPads, but when taken in small chunks, it doesn't need to be intimidating. Taking a note from Alan November's talks about the #1st5days, consider what is possible in the first five hours, days, and weeks of school.

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MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom

MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
An educational version of the wildly popular Minecraft take kids' passion for the game and directs it toward their educational experience.
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5 Tips for Using Google Apps on an iPad

5 Tips for Using Google Apps on an iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Google and Apple are two very different ecosystems. Both provide great technology and digital tools for use inside the classroom and beyond. When these two worlds collide, they offer a powerful toolbox for educators giving you the best of both worlds.

When iPads were first introduced, they did not play nicely with Google Apps. We have come a long way, and the two CAN play nicely with each other if you know a few tricks! Here are five tips for using Google Apps on the iPad."

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5 Useful iPad Story Starter Apps for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Useful iPad Story Starter Apps for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Here is a list of some excellent iPad apps that you can use with students to get them into  'the creative writing mode'. Some of these apps provide story starters that students can draw on to build their stories, other apps provide writing prompts to spark students thinking and guide their writing responses.

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Apple releases U2 album removal tool

Apple releases U2 album removal tool | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Apple has released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free.

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How to send multiple images from iPhoto for iOS

How to send multiple images from iPhoto for iOS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A reader needs help emailing multiple images from his online photo albums. Chris Breen lends a hand.
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Google Slides for iOS

Google Slides for iOS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Google Slides for iOS is here and I have to say I am pretty impressed. Making the triumvirate of Google Docs and Sheets whole, for a free app on your iPhone or iPad that gives you access to a presentation tool, it is really good.
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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang

Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft has announced it is acquiring Minecraft software maker Mojang. Though neither side is confirming, Reuters previously suggested the deal could beworth $2.5 billion.
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How to download the free U2 album - CNET

How to download the free U2 album - CNET | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As part of the iPhone and Apple Watch launch, everyone with an iTunes account gets a free download of U2's latest album. Here's how to claim your copy.
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The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop - User Generated Education

The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop - User Generated Education | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I had the great privilege of facilitating a staff workshop on growth mindsets for the teachers and staff at Carlos Rosario International School.Staff were given access to the slide deck in order in...
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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 12, 11:58 PM

I like the infographic that is used in this piece as it shows clearly how a growth mindset can help both teachers and students to shift how they think and become more open to different possibilities. 

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Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For - Mind/Shift

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.
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"10 Ways to Use Haiku Deck In Education" - A Haiku Deck by Team Haiku Deck

"10 Ways to Use Haiku Deck In Education" - A Haiku Deck by Team Haiku Deck | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Looking for new projects to do in the classroom? Krissy Venosdale has come up with 10 awesome ways to use Haiku Deck in the classroom, you can learn more about them here: http://venspired.com/10-ways-to-use-haiku-deck-in-education/"

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PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation

PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Today is the day Apple is making iOS 8 available to the public. The latest version of iOS has several new features like widgets and third-party keyboards
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15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips)

15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One of the fantastic parts about using mobile devices in your classroom is giving students the ability to explore locations that might be difficult for a field trip.  Children can access informatio...
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You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality

It was only a matter of time. The iPad has been adapted for all sorts of intriguing and surprising purposes over the years (including, recently, a sex toy). Meanwhile, a number of enterprising organizations and individuals have sought to create makeshift virtual reality goggles out of people's readily available mobile devices (e.g. Google Cardboard). Now the two trends have converged: AirVR is a Kickstarter project from Toronto design firm Metatecture that seeks $20,000 in funding from backers to create an inexpensive headset for converting your iPad Mini (Retina) or soon-to-be-delivered iPhone 6 Plus into a portable virtual reality viewer.
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SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: 21 things every 21st-century teacher should do this year, part 2

SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: 21 things every 21st-century teacher should do this year, part 2 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

" Just know that as a teacher in the 21st century you ultimately hold the key to unleash this creative beast. So try something on the list this year that may force you a bit out of your comfort zone because there is no better way to learn than trying."

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Minecraft: Why are kids, and educators, so crazy for it?

Minecraft: Why are kids, and educators, so crazy for it? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In a mere three years, Minecraft has grown to become the third most popular computer game of all time, after Tetris and Wii Sports. How has the game managed to become so popular so fast? And why are so many parents and teachers encouraging its play?
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Relax. You are not the perfect parent, and it's OK to let Johnny use the iPad

Relax. You are not the perfect parent, and it's OK to let Johnny use the iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Jessica Valenti: Yes, too much technology is bad. But we’re all bad at parenting sometimes. Stop worrying about screen time and learn to love the break
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iOS 8's Favorites & Recents: A fast way to get in touch

iOS 8's Favorites & Recents: A fast way to get in touch | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In our countdown to September 17 -- the day iOS 8 will be released to the public -- we've been covering a lot of the features of the new mobile operating
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5 STEM resources for higher ed and K-12 classrooms

5 STEM resources for higher ed and K-12 classrooms | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
These platforms are among the best providing a more engaging science, technology, engineering, and math learning experience.
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3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Now that the Google Classroom is officially released to all Google Apps for Education accounts, those of you using iPad in their instruction would probably be wondering about possible ways to integrate this new tool with iPad. The video tutorial below will guide you through the process of how students and teachers can use Google Class on their iPad to create and turn in assignments."

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Dafnord 's curator insight, September 13, 1:44 AM

GAFE -Google Apps For Education - saa käyttäjiä nopeammin kuin kilpailijansa Applella tai Microsoftilla.

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Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, September 14, 2:07 PM

Google Education and iPad integration. 

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Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations

Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Kids today with their selfies and their Snapchats and their love of literature.

 

Millennials, like each generation that was young before them, tend to attract all kinds of ire from their elders for being superficial, self-obsessed, anti-intellectuals. But a study out today from the Pew Research Center offers some vindication for the younger set. Millennials are reading more books than the over-30 crowd, Pew found in a survey of more than 6,000 Americans."

 

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 11, 3:34 PM

This is no accident! The increased emphasis on developing literacy skills, particularly in adolescents, has helped encourage more reading among the under 30 population. It is my hope that, with the emphasis on literacy as a shared responsibility across all content areas, students will be reading more and will read and write even more as adults.

WEAC's curator insight, September 14, 9:45 AM

Surprised? Pew Research Center says Millennials are reading more books than the over-30 crowd.

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▶ Making a TED-Ed Lesson: Bringing a pop-up book to life - YouTube

"In ‘The Pangaea Pop-up’ Lesson, animator Biljana Labovic decided the best way to illustrate moving, shifting tectonic plates was to use a physical object that could also move and shift. Here, Labovic explains how she and her team of animators created a pop-up book to visualize Pangaea -- and how you can make your own."

 

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/making-a-ted-ed-lesson-bringing-a-pop-up-book-to-life View original lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-pangaea...

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Lindsay Burke's curator insight, September 15, 9:17 AM

An interesting and unique way to teach a topic.

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iOS 8 Release Date Set for September 17 - OSXDaily

iOS 8 Release Date Set for September 17 - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be released on Wednesday, September 17, two days prior to the release of iPhone 6. As usual with iOS, the major software update will arrive as a free download from the Over-the-Air update mechanism, or through iTunes."

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