iPads in Education
Follow
Find
643.8K views | +324 today
 
Scooped by John Evans
onto iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

Learning In Burlington: 7 Reasons iPads Rule?

Learning In Burlington: 7 Reasons iPads Rule? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Some impressive facts from ign.com on the impact of iPads:

 

* Over 100 million sold

* iPad sales topped all other PC Manufacturers in the second quarter of 2012

* 94 percent of Fortune 500 companies use iPads "in an official capacity."

 

Despite these mind-blowing numbers, I am always interested in the discussion of what device is best in an educational setting. Audrey Watters wrote a post this week asking, "Why Tablets?" that got me thinking about this a bit more, especially given the fact that we currently have over 1,200 iPads in Burlington, a number that will soon be over 2,000 as we deploy iPads at the middle school level."

 

 

more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

iPads in Education
News, reviews, resources and more on the use of iPads in the learning environment.
Curated by John Evans
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Learning Code by Building Apps: TouchDevelop by Microsoft Research - FRACTUS LEARNING

Learning Code by Building Apps: TouchDevelop by Microsoft Research - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Created by Microsoft’s Research group, TouchDevelop is a touch-friendly app creation environment that allows students to build apps using their phone, tablet or desktop machine. The environment has been designed with a detailed focus on providing a safe and enjoyable space for students to learn coding basics, progress their skills and publish their very own apps to run on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Creative Writing App Smash - Learn Moore

Creative Writing App Smash - Learn Moore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier this month I decided to participate in the Thinglink App Smash Challenge, facilitated by Susan Oxnevad. The goal is to use ThingLink as a presentation tool to demonstrate how to combine the functionality of two or more apps to create, publish and share content. It was more difficult than I thought because I had a hard time narrowing down which apps I wanted to use in my submission. I finally decided on Book Creator because of its cross-curricular nature, and its ability to include various types of media. Here is the flow of the lesson:

Students choose a scene maker app to create an original visual writing prompt
Students upload their image to Book Creator
Add original composition using the text feature
Add narration by recording
Publish final project as e Book or movie
more...
Debbie Rogers's curator insight, Today, 2:48 PM

Empowering students comprehension through their active creation!( not Consuming the teacher's creation)

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Minecraft: A primer for teachers - ISTE

Minecraft: A primer for teachers - ISTE | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Want to strike up a conversation with your younger relatives this Thanksgiving? Ask them about Minecraft.

If they don't play themselves, they’ll know friends who do. And maybe, just maybe, they’re even using it in the classroom.

More and more teachers are finding ways to integrate game play into their lesson plans. Using an educational and security-friendly version of the popular building game, called Minecraft EDU, teachers are engaging their students in social studies, language arts and engineering. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google ~ Google Keep - EdTech & MLearning

A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google ~ Google Keep - EdTech & MLearning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Google Keep is an excellent tool to use for creating digital sticky notes. You can use both text and images to capture and share your notes.  You can also use it   to create to-do lists and bookmark content from the web.It has an intuitive and user friendly interface that makes it way simpler to navigate and control than is the case with several other note-taking apps out there.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Coding in the Classroom: Here to Stay - Getting Smart

Coding in the Classroom: Here to Stay - Getting Smart | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The value of computer programming has been rising exponentially for decades. To the point where now coding has gained traction in mainstream media. TV shows like CBS’s The Big Bang Theory or HBO’s Silicon Valley are good indicators of computer science careers are taking center stage. The domino effect created by the demand for amazing technology is likewise leading to a demand for skilled workers to engineer and program. Whether training comes through a high school certificate program, or a degree in computer science, the need for project-ready coders is only increasing. The bottom-line: All schools at all levels are kicking coding into overdrive.
more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 27, 8:57 AM

Thanks to John Evans.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, Today, 10:04 AM

Even if you don't program, understanding how it works can definitely get you ahead of the game.

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

The 7 most useful accessibility features of iOS 8 - GIGAOM

The 7 most useful accessibility features of iOS 8 - GIGAOM | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Many of iOS 8’s most unique features are hidden within the Accessibility section of settings. With the ability to alter the way you use your device, some accessibility features may surprise you.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Learn Me Music: iPads in the Music Classroom: 5 Best Apps for Music Class

Learn Me Music:  iPads in the Music Classroom: 5 Best Apps for Music Class | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One post that I have been meaning to write for these 2 (almost 3…yikes!) years is a review of my favorite apps.  Shelley Tomich over at PitchHill.com is doing a Tech Talk Tuesday and encourages other music teachers to also blog about something techy.  Here's my chance!  Thanks Shelley for getting me writing again!  She is also is a mom of little kids so we're in the same busy boat…however, I think she is able to find more hours in the day than me!!  Good going, Shelley!

So here goes my top 5 Favorite iPad Apps for Music Class
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

MyBackpack for Early Learning on iPads - ClassTechTips

MyBackpack for Early Learning on iPads  - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"MyBackpack is a new iPad app that let’s students access Waterford Early Learning software from an iPad.  With this app children ages four and younger can can sing and read along with interactive nursery rhymes.  Older students can read, listen and sing along with 16 traditional tales books and 35 reading, math and science songs.  Kids can practice and drill their math skills with the game Mental Math."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Evans from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, November 25, 1:41 PM

AÑADA su visión ...

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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?
more...
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.

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

11 coding resources for the Hour of Code | eSchool News | eSchool News

11 coding resources for the Hour of Code | eSchool News | eSchool News | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Computer science skills are becoming more and more important to success in today’s economy, and this importance is highlighted during the annual Hour of Code. A number of resources on Code.org and other sites can help students of all ages and skill levels develop coding skills.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Evans from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code.

 

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They don't need this skill because they'll all go into it as a career -- that isn't realistic -- but because it impacts every career in the 21st century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Here's how you can start."

 

more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 9:02 AM

Thanks to Yashy Tohsaku.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, Today, 2:18 PM

Wow, only 10 percent of US schools teach ANY computer science?

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, Today, 2:46 PM

Developing new literacies, creative problem solving and computational thinking are just a few of the inherent benefits  embedded in facilitating modern learners!

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

New Poster: Explaining SAMR Model Through Google Apps ~ EdTech & MLearning

New Poster: Explaining SAMR Model Through Google Apps ~ EdTech & MLearning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here is another great find today from Google Apps Action. Davis created this excellent visual illustrating how to integrated SAMR model using Google Apps. She made use of two main apps: Google Docs and Google Hangout, and for each of the SAMR levels (substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) she provided an example of a task together with the app to do it. To me, the strength of this work lies in the task samples mentioned here. Teachers can repurpose them and try them with their own students in class. I also find the simple explanation of each of the SAMR levels quite helpful and  would help those new to SAMR better understand the philosophy underlying this conceptual framework.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Monster Math for Practice on iPads - ClassTechTips

Monster Math for Practice on iPads  - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 "Monster Math is an engaging, adaptive game for students learning math facts.  With this app children will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as they follow the adventure narrative of the two cartoon characters.  Inspired by the Number Munchers game from decades past, this iPad app has high quality graphics and animation."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

12 Tech-Savvy Educators’ Favorite Apps | Scholar Space

12 Tech-Savvy Educators’ Favorite Apps | Scholar Space | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Want to know which applications the top 12 tech-savvy educators love? Find out which tech apps are great for organizing classes, managing lessons and can save you time in your everyday busy life!"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Is 1:1 and BYOD Inevitable? - FRACTUS LEARNING

Is 1:1 and BYOD Inevitable? - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The classroom is changing. Well, the students in our classrooms are changing. Our students are connected. This is not about particular devices or apps. Their connectedness is their ability to share and collaborate with anyone at anytime for a given purpose, whether it be to find information or to collaborate on a project. Our students are doing this without adults. As responsive educators, we need to understand this shift. We are asking our connected students to drop their devices at the door, walk into the classrooms we grew up in, and thrive in an ever-changing, connected world. Is this what is best for our students?"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Create Professional Videos in Minutes with Adobe Voice - iPads in The Classroom

Create Professional Videos in Minutes with Adobe Voice - iPads in The Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

ipadchatCreating videos that look good just got a whole lot easier with Adobe Voice. By combining icons, photos, music and your voice, you can create a visually attractive video in a matter of minutes.

In order to create a video, the app uses a simple page-by-page layout, where you record everything in stages. You begin by choosing a suitable theme from the numerous professional templates available. Then on each page/slide you can choose to add an icon, a photo or text — this is what you’ll be narrating over later.

more...
Grant Anderson's curator insight, Today, 11:25 AM

Super easy to use with very Professional results! Great for Realtors: Listing Videos, Listing Presentations, Market Updates. Try it. It's Free!

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Richer Reading - Response to Brandon Grasley - Doug Off the Record

Richer Reading - Response to Brandon Grasley - Doug Off the Record | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you haven’t, you should read Brandon Grasley’s Post “Finding “unusual” content using Zite“.  In the post, he talks about how he uses Zite to break outside of the Echo Chamber that it’s so easy to fall in to. 

The nice thing about being connected is that you can connect with whoever or whatever you want.  As he notes, as an educator, you can surround you with other educators that feed you the same messages.  Or, you can turn it into something else.  We have such great tools that can enable your learning in any way that suits.  There’s no excuse for hearing the same messages over and over.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.