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My students all have iPads – now what? | SchoolTechnology.org

My students all have iPads – now what? | SchoolTechnology.org | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I have been putting the finished touches on my TIES 2012 Education Technology Conference workshop for next week called “My students all have iPads – now what?” The workshop is going to be a lot of fun with lots of examples of kids doing amazing things with iPads.

http://ties2012.sched.org/speaker/bradf1 "

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teachingwithipad.org - Where did My Camera Roll and Photo Stream go in iOS8?

teachingwithipad.org - Where did My Camera Roll and Photo Stream go in iOS8? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"People who downloaded iOS8 this week were surprised to find something very familiar missing from their Photos app. Gone is the Camera Roll that we have been so accustomed to. Also gone is the Photo Stream folder that contained the last 1000 photos taken on all our devices. These have been replaced by a Recently Added folder. Looks pretty messy, in my opinion. I enjoyed having the distinction between the two."

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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, Today, 4:05 AM

This will probably be something to do with the new photos app that is set to replace iPhoto and Apertur. I'm not really keen on the 'recently deleted' album. 

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Hack the Classroom - iOS8 on school iPads is a total bummer

Hack the Classroom - iOS8 on school iPads is a total bummer | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
New iOS8 review and reflections by 1:1 iPad classroom teacher. Tips for installing on 16G iDevices. Thoughts on the state of tablets in education.
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An excellent, must-read article!

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Top 26 Hidden iOS 8 Features That You Should Try Right Now | Redmond Pie

Top 26 Hidden iOS 8 Features That You Should Try Right Now | Redmond Pie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here's a complete list of 26 top hidden features for iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch which you should try out right away.
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Mashable - iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy?

Mashable - iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Debating between and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Our guide helps you choose.
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Hongkiat.com - 20 iOS 8 New Features & Tips You Need To Know

Hongkiat.com - 20 iOS 8 New Features & Tips You Need To Know | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you’re an iOS user and have recently upgraded to the latest iOS 8, you may be confused as to what is actually new. You are not alone. Like most of Apple’s previous updates on its operating systems, whether it’s for the desktop or mobile OS, the latest iOS 8 ... Continue reading »
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TNW - SwiftKey for iOS Review

TNW - SwiftKey for iOS Review | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Oh happy day, it’s here at last. For years, I’ve been frustrated by the iOS keyboard. It felt like the cramped and under-developed weak link in what was otherwise a mature and slick operating system. With iOS 8 comes support for third-party keyboards, and with that comes SwiftKey – in my opinion the best keyboard available for Android.

If you’re new to SwiftKey, you’ll find that it’s quite similar to the new default keyboard in iOS 8, but it offers a whole lot more.
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ScratchJr - #peel21st Blog Hop

ScratchJr - #peel21st Blog Hop | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
No, ScratchJr is not the iPad version of Scratch.  They are actually quite different when you examine the programming potential of each. ScratchJr would be more aptly characterized as “ScratchLite” or “SimpleScratch.” I have seen Scratch used by all ages of children in school, from K to 12, and very successfully.  Programs in Scratch can be incredibly simple or incredibly complex.  ScratchJr is only capable of fairly simple programs, and primarily narrative animations. However, ScratchJr works on the iPad! That’s great news for many classroom teachers and students alike. Scratch does not work on the iPad; it’s a web 2.0 tool that runs in your browser using Flash player.
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iPads vs. PCs in Teaching

iPads vs. PCs in Teaching | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This is an opinion piece for the pros and cons of using both iPads and the traditional PCs in teaching. Since I am beginning my fourth year of using an iPad in my classes, I thought it would be great time to compare how each device is used, as well as state how they can complement one another. I contacted my colleague Jonathan Wylie, and we brainstormed together some ideas for this post."

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esta discusión durará aún, un buen rato jeje

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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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Important to remember that this is part 2!  Pretty interesting tips concerning all the tools available to teachers and administrators.  Also a good source creative ideas and tips on how to organize all of this stuff that has become available.  

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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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Los Angeles iPad rollout for schools slowed by technical challenges: report

Los Angeles iPad rollout for schools slowed by technical challenges: report | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An ambitious $1.3 billion program to provide an iPad or other device to every Los Angeles public school student has been slowed by technical challenges, with curriculum that was supposed to be built into the technology often incomplete, an independent report has found. The report marked a potential setback for a program that Superintendent John Deasy last year heralded as a civil rights initiative to help his district's largely disadvantaged students,
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iOS 8: annoying features and how to turn them off - Telegraph

iOS 8: annoying features and how to turn them off  - Telegraph | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Apple's latest software iOS 8 is now available to download, but there are some new features you might wish to live without
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MakeUseOf - iOS 8 Is Here: 10 Reasons To Install It Right Away

MakeUseOf - iOS 8 Is Here: 10 Reasons To Install It Right Away | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Apple issues an update to the software that powers its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices once a year, and this year's update is finally upon us in the form of iOS 8. You should routinely update your software and devices for security reasons above all else, but if you're putting off the iOS 8 upgrade, here…
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Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8 | ZDNet

Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8 | ZDNet | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Before you sync your iCloud or reinstall your apps, you need to lock down your iPhone or iPad. Here are seven important tweaks (and more) you can set to bolster your privacy.
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Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.``

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Not just for the junior genius! Understanding how to code even if one doesn't actually do it provides insight into where we are and where we are going in the 21St century. Worth a look.

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Mashable - iOS 8 Requires 5GB to Download: How to Get It Without Deleting Anything

Mashable - iOS 8 Requires 5GB to Download: How to Get It Without Deleting Anything | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here's the quick and easy way to get iOS 8 -- without deleting all of your pictures, music and apps.
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Minecraft and MinecraftEDU in the Classroom

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Minecraft and MinecraftEDU in the Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Learn how Minecraft and MinecraftEDU can be integrated into your curriculum. Invite your students to create simulations of places, events, and concepts in the engaging and creative environment of Minecraft. See examples of student-created Minecraft projects and learn how to get started with MinecraftEDU. "

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The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"SAMR model is a conceptual framework developed by  Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help you better integrate technology in your instruction. SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. Each of these four levels correspond with a set of tech-based activities and learning tasks. The strength of SAMR model is that it provides teachers with a robust method to gauge and assess the efficacy of the technology they and their students use in class. Check out this section for more resources on  SAMR."

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, September 18, 1:20 AM

Updated post on the applicability of the SAMR model and iPad apps.

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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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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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