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Get Tasks Done Sooner -- AppAdvice

Get Tasks Done Sooner -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Sooner differentiates itself from other to-do apps by making use of its circular design, in a simple way.
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iPads in the Classroom - A Student's Perspective - Teaching with iPad

iPads in the Classroom - A Student's Perspective - Teaching with iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity to interview a Freshman student, Nick Boone (@2050TGOD) that I coincidentally met on Twitter. He saw a conversation that I was having with a popular YouTube personality, and gave his opinion on iPads in the classroom. I took this chance to contact him and ask if he would answer a few questions. He almost immediately agreed to the interview, which we completed via Google Docs just a matter of a couple hours. Nick had the opportunity to participate in a 1:1 iPad program at his high school in San Diego.
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Some Good Ideas and Activities to Teach Coding in Class Using Hopscotch ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Good Ideas and Activities to Teach Coding in Class Using Hopscotch ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here is another great free guide from Apple specifically designed for teachers and educators. Hopscotch Lesson Ideas is a free guide available for free download in iTunes. And as I said in an earlier post, this work is part of Apple's "Apps in the Classroom" series whose aim is to provide teachers with ideas and tips on how to integrate apps into daily classroom instruction.
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Minecraft YouTube videos have been watched 47bn times - theguardian

Minecraft YouTube videos have been watched 47bn times - theguardian | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Children and adults alike aren’t just playing Minecraft in their millions: they’re watching YouTube videos made using Minecraft – and those videos are racking up billions of views.

Now online video firm Octoly has published a report aiming to quantify that, claiming that by June 2014, Minecraft videos had been watched 30.8 billion times, with only 183 million of those views coming from the channel of Mojang, the game’s publisher.
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Transfer Any Video Or Audio File To iPhone / iPad Without iTunes [No Jailbreak Required] | Redmond Pie

Transfer Any Video Or Audio File To iPhone / iPad Without iTunes [No Jailbreak Required] | Redmond Pie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Getting audio and video files onto your iPhone and iPad has always been a nice and simple affair, but only if the files in question happen to be of particular file types. If the files you are trying to upload to your iOS device have been blessed by Apple then you’re laughing, but unfortunately many people use files that aren’t, which usually means lots of re-encoding and general messing around in order to make things happen.

But not with a new app called WALTR. It lets you transfer any video and audio file format to your iPhone or iPad without having to use iTunes, or any file format converter, oh and there is no jailbreak required either.
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The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic

The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It’s all over the news: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education ranks among the country’s most pressing needs. Countless news stories talk about the renewed national concern with educating students in the STEM fields, and policy initiatives such as Common Core push forward with new attempts to fill that gap. But just what is causing this emphasis? And what can be done to solve the problem?
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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, November 25, 11:56 AM

Everyone in the world of learning, and that's all of us, can always use any resources offered.  Have them when you may need them.

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11 iPad Literacy Apps for Stations! - ClassTechTips

11 iPad Literacy Apps for Stations! - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 - ClassTechTipsMany teachers ask me what to do with just a handful of iPads. Whether you are in a second grade classroom with two iPads, or a library with five devices you can create stations for students of all ages.

Here are a some of my favorite apps for creating stations in your classroom – add your favorites to the comments section!

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K-8 Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level - Ask a Tech Teacher

K-8 Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level - Ask a Tech Teacher | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here are ideas of apps and websites that teachers in my PLN used successfully in the past during Hour of Code:
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If You Want to Develop Makers, Bring Back the Arts | Education Rethink

If You Want to Develop Makers, Bring Back the Arts | Education Rethink | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If we want to develop makers, maybe we need to think about bringing back the arts.
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5 Tips for Teaching in the Age of the Connected Toy - EdTech

What is the difference between a toy and a teaching tool? It is partly design, but mostly application.

Looking around a classroom, I can find many things that perform double-duty as both teaching tools and toys. From Lego blocks to math manipulatives, it is clear that toy companies are attuned to the power of playful learning.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Nine Popular Student Response Tools Compared In One Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: Nine Popular Student Response Tools Compared In One Chart | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
 Last winter I published a chart that compared the key features of five popular student response platforms. In the nine months since then more student response tools have come onto market. This morning I added those tools my chart. The chart is embedded below as PDF hosted by Box.com. You can also get a Google Documents copy of it by clicking here.
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Linden Lab’s take on Minecraft with Blocksworld - AVATARGENERATION

Linden Lab’s take on Minecraft with Blocksworld - AVATARGENERATION | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Linden Lab®, the makers of Second Life have developed a brand new kid’s application for iPad. Blocksworld, similar to Minecraft, lets users build creations using 3D style Lego blocks. Using simple drag-and-drop controls, you can add interactivity and animations to anything you build such as crazy characters, cars, space rockets, animals, robots, planes and monsters."

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Heads Up! Ellen DeGeneres' chart-topping guessing game goes free for the first time ever -- AppAdvice

Heads Up! Ellen DeGeneres' chart-topping guessing game goes free for the first time ever -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Heads up, game-nighters! The chart-topping multiplayer guessing game Heads Up! has just gone free for the first time ever.

Created by Ellen DeGeneres (of “Ellen” and “Finding Nemo” fame) and Impending (of Clear and Hatch fame), Heads Up has you holding your iOS device on your head as it displays a word, which you have to guess from your friends' clues."

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4 Coding Apps For Kindergarten and Elementary School -- THE Journal

4 Coding Apps For Kindergarten and Elementary School -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps to get young students started on the road to coding. For complete reviews, and for each app’s "Learning Rating," visit the Graphite website.
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Justine Pardoen's curator insight, November 24, 3:14 PM

Kinderen kun je al heel jong de principes van 'eerst x, dan y' leren, waarbij de ene volgorde een andere instructie is dan 'eerst y, dan x'. Er zijn steeds meer leuke apps waarmee je aan de gang kunt, ook als je zelf geen tech-nerd bent.


Zie ook: www.codekinderen.nl


De tip in dit artikel is ook goed: ga naar Graphite van Common Sense Media, zie: https://www.graphite.org/


Weer zijn ze ons daar een stapje vooruit... iets vergelijkbaars met Common Sense Media hebben we ook nog niet. En dan dit weer. Of zie ik in NL iets over het hoofd?

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A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Photos for Class is a very good web tool that you and your students can use to search for and download Creative Common licensed images. The search engine of Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search to return results that are licensed for school use.
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Excellent Activities and Lesson Ideas on Using Explain Everything in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Activities and Lesson Ideas on Using Explain Everything in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Explain Everything Lesson Ideas is a free eBook created and provided for free by Apple. This work is part of Apple's" Apps in the Classroom" project that aims at helping teachers make the best of educational apps in their instruction. Each of the guides included in this project centres around a popular educational app and provides examples and ideas on how teachers can use it with their students in class. Today's guide is on the popular screencasting and whiteboard app Explain Everything.
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10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom | Edudemic

10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you’ve had an iPad (or several) in your classroom for any extended period of time, you’re probably familiar with the many practical ways this technology can be used as a central hub for learning. You know all about storing materials in iCloud, and collaborating via Google Drive. You know about the main apps you’ll need to run a classroom, as well as the best apps for World History, English and Math.

But these applications are just the very beginning. You can hack your iPad into any number of instruments, or use its current apps and capabilities in unexpected ways to encourage learning. Here are our top 10 favorite creative uses for iPads in the classroom
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6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I spent sometime this weekend curating and working on the list of iPad apps below. These are apps that students can use to create beautiful cartoons to use in their multimedia projects or in activities that involve comic strips, digital storytelling, presentations and many more. All of these apps are easy to use and do not require any advanced technical skill. Some of the things students can do with these apps include: take pictures and turn them into cartoons, capture cartoon videos, draw cartoon sketches, customize and add different effects to pictures, convert photos into cartoon avatars, and many more.
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Ultimate App Guide for Student Survival - AVATARGENERATION

Ultimate App Guide for Student Survival - AVATARGENERATION | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Today’s student is more in tune with technology than ever before, and this app guide from Brighton School of Business and Management shows how students can make the most out of the college experience. From finding a date to making new friends, keeping your focus to taking better notes, this Ultimate App Guide for Student Survival outlines the smartphone apps no student should live without!
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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
How can the use of apps on an iOS or Android tablet help teachers develop these critical thinking skills in students? Concentrating on apps that can target the cognitive thinking skills at the high end of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy (2000) is one way to work on this process.

Since many schools now have BYOD programs, finding apps that are available for both the iOS and Android operating systems makes it easier for teachers to develop formative and summative assessments that all students can complete. If educators are familiar with what the creative tool is capable of, they are more likely to develop engaging and meaningful assessments as well as provide technical support for their students. Educators should first re-familiarize themselves with the concepts inherent in the higher-order thinking skills of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.
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4 Excellent iPad Apps to Create 3D Models and Pictures on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Excellent iPad Apps to Create 3D Models and Pictures on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In today's post I am introducing you to a set of powerful free iPad apps to use with students to create 3D models and artefacts.Students can use these apps to sculpt and paint  3D shapes, make 3D printable designs, transform pictures and images into interactive 3D models, and create 3D characters. The digital artefacts students create through these apps can be used for a variety of scholastic tasks from creating 3D models for  science experiments to designing 3D characters for digital storytelling. All of these apps are created by the popular Autodesk.
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6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Below are some good iPad apps for optical character recognition. Using these apps will allow you to convert the text contained in an image or photo into digital characters that you can then edit, copy, or/and share. The way this technology works is pretty similar in all of these apps. First you hold your camera towards the picture till the app recognizes the text then you can immediately extract text from it. There is also the possibility to translate text into different languages.
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A Principal's Reflections: A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections: A Wake Up Call For School Leaders | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
So the other day I tweeted out this comment, “I am amazed each day to see so much educational progress in my Twitter feed. This should be the norm, not the exception.” Many people in education talk a great game when it comes to the effective use of technology, but the results (lack there of) speak for themselves. I constantly see and hear about leaders who tout themselves in a way that makes others develop a perception that they actually know something about the effective integration of a variety of technology tools to improve professional practice. However, once you get past the rhetoric you quickly realize that it is just talk with a clear lack of substance.  This is not to say that they are unwilling to learn or embrace significant change in this area.  It just hasn’t happened yet, at least from my view.  Thus, the use of social media in schools by educators continues to be an uphill battle.  
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iPad App of the Week: Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes | iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes for iPad, which I’m going to shorten to Healthy Recipes in the rest of this post to try to keep my wrists healthy. The app’s name lets you know what’s on offer – a great collection of healthy recipes – over 500,000 in fact – from SparkRecipes.com, which is touted as the world’s largest healthy recipes site.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Great Digital Citizenship Activity for Teens to #SayThanks this Thanksgiving

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Great Digital Citizenship Activity for Teens to #SayThanks this Thanksgiving | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for a terrific Thanksgiving week activity that teens will love? Facebook brings us their "Say Thank you" video tool. Students can let Facebook auto generate the video, or they can put some thought into selecting meaningful pictures and posts to customize the video.
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Three iPad Apps for Creating Multimedia eBooks - iPad Apps for School

Three iPad Apps for Creating Multimedia eBooks - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One of my favorite things about iPads and the web in general is the ease with which anyone can create a multimedia product. Teachers can create and organize multimedia reference materials for students and students can create multimedia products to show off their ideas. The following three iPad apps allow you and your students to create multimedia ebooks.
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