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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."

 

 

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The Epic Ebook Guide - CoolCatTeacher

The Epic Ebook Guide - CoolCatTeacher | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"eBooks are around us. Do you know how to find them? What apps should you use? Do you know how to publish one? This epic eBook guide will help you understand how to download ebooks, use ebookstores, and how to find free and inexpensive ebooks and how to self publish."


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Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro's curator insight, April 10, 6:38 AM

Os ebooks são um tipo de aplicação multimédia que se impôs nos últimos anos como uma séria alternativa à tecnologia analógica baseada em papel, fruto das muitas vantagens que o suporte digital proporciona para melhorar a experiência da leitura. O Epic Book Guide, descrito neste artigo, é interessante na medida em que ajuda a compreender que apps de leitura de ebooks existem, como as utilizar, para que servem e onde as obter; onde e como descarregar ebooks em vários formatos a partir de sites online; onde encontrar edições gratuitas de livros eletrónicos na Internet e como desenvolver edições de autor em que cada pessoa pode publicar e distribuir um ebook da sua autoria.

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, April 14, 11:42 PM

Talteen! Linkeistä löytyi mm. neuvoja e-kirjan tekemisestä uusilla välineillä. Beta-vaiheessa olevaan Liber.io -sovellukseen lähetin heti liittymispyynnön. Myös MS Officen julkaisutoiminta oli juttu, jota en ollut aiemmin huomannut.

Classi's curator insight, April 15, 2:28 AM

All things relatied to eBooks. Great info.

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Educators Continue Innovating with App Smashing - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edapps, edchat, EdTech

Educators Continue Innovating with App Smashing - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edapps, edchat, EdTech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Teachers are relentless in their pursuit of innovation. They seek after solutions to perceived or previously unarticulated problems in an effort to further engage their students and meet the needs of each individual learner. And while there are a number of new, innovative methods for achieving these goals, one of particular interest is App Smashing."

 

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Book Creator and the Age of Exploration - Book Creator app | Blog

Book Creator and the Age of Exploration - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Teacher Jeremy Reid explains how having students research and create content that can be collated into an ebook allows for authentic real world assignments.
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6 iPad Strategies for beginners - teacherswithapps

6 iPad Strategies for beginners - teacherswithapps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I consider myself very lucky. My university years coincided with the introduction of mainframe computers. The dawn of PCs occurred when I was at my prime, and now my grandchildren are learning to use the iPad. I know from my own experience as a math teacher that the integration of new computer technology into the classroom is a complex, challenging, and daring endeavor, and also a most rewarding undertaking. Two years ago, the iPad implementation in schools was referred to as the “wave of the future”. At this very moment, the iPad in the classroom is a reality. According to Sam Gliksman, author of  iPad in Education For Dummies, “the iPad is a natural fit for education in the 21st century”. There are a lot of publications dedicated to the subject of integrating iPads into classroom. As a mathematician, a retired teacher, software engineer and the developer of iPad/iPhone/Android applications, I have given a great deal of thought to proper use of iPads in teaching, and in the school as a whole. Below is a list of my most important iPad strategies, as seen from my own perspective and from what I have read.

 

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App Task Challenges for Teachers - Learning in Hand

App Task Challenges for Teachers - Learning in Hand | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Craig Badura, a PK-12 Integration Specialist in Aurora, Nebraska, has developed a series of App Task Challenges. Each challenge is a an easy to follow guide that gives teachers the opportunity to create products with an app. You can read more about App Task Challenges on Craig’s Comfortably 2.0 blog.

 

Below are four of Craig's App Task Challenge guides. Craig is working on more of them, so follow him on Twitter to find out when he publishes new ones."

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Credit to John Evans for sharing :-)!

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Three Good Ways to Be Productive With Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Good Ways to Be Productive With Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes searchable, whether are at home, at work, or on the go.

Below are three good ways to tap into the full potential of Evernote."

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5 Simple Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own - TeachThought

5 Simple Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"What with the almost universal proliferation of smartphones among students, even at the elementary school level, it would seem like a no-brainer for an educator to utilize mobile apps as effective and readily-accepted learning tools. And if an educator can’t find an app that does exactly what he or she wants, the logical next step is to develop and publish their own. Besides, what else do they have to do with all the free time with which all educators are blessed?"

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 14, 7:44 AM

And now I'm inspired to create my own BCI Library Learning Commons App! 

WEAC's curator insight, April 14, 8:00 AM

Develop an app? Are you kidding me? Although it may seem a bit intimidating, if you have any inclination at all for developing an app for your classroom these tools are designed to help the non-programmer get it done.

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, April 14, 8:13 AM

Access to creativity in the Information Age.

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How a Dyslexic Neuroscientist’s iPad App Will Boost Your Kid’s Math Scores - takepart

How a Dyslexic Neuroscientist’s iPad App Will Boost Your Kid’s Math Scores - takepart | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"On a recent weekday morning, a six-year-old girl with brown pigtails stared at an iPad perched on the desk in front of her. As she studied the screen, she squinted her eyes, and her brow furrowed into a pair of delicate question marks. A minute ticked by. She was still perplexed. Then suddenly, the iPad emitted a soft, triumphant-sounding ping, and her face lit up."

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5 Good iPad Apps for Teachers and Students of U.S. History

5 Good iPad Apps for Teachers and Students of U.S. History | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As someone who used to teach U.S. History I still get excited when I see iPad apps made specifically for the purpose of helping students understand significant events in U.S. History. The following apps are iPad apps that I’ve enjoyed using over the last year."

 

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How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic

How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The handy infographic below takes a look at how Google has changed student research with a special focus on graduate students. Google is not only the most widely used search engine, but they’ve developed a lot of education specific research tools to help students out. Keep reading to learn more."

 

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How to add titles to your iMovie projects on the iPad - How to

How to add titles to your iMovie projects on the iPad - How to | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
iMovie for iOS allows you to add titles to your projects based upon a theme you choose; covering most common styles and requirements. This tutorial takes you through the available options.
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PowerPoint for iPad - Worth a Second Look [VIDEO] - teachingwithipad.org

PowerPoint for iPad - Worth a Second Look [VIDEO] - teachingwithipad.org | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Despite my ramblings and complaints about the $99 subscription needed to properly use Microsoft's office last week, I have come to enjoy using PowerPoint for iPad in the classroom. No, I have not paid the money to subscribe. In fact, I chose to actually delete Word and Excel as I don't see a need for them, and they were taking nearly 1GB of my iPad storage.

 

If you want to just use the free version of the three apps, you don't have the ability to edit nor create files. However, for PowerPoint, the “read-only” feature is actually very useful in my teaching. Since most people will have ready-made PowerPoints already created, they will be able to access and project them to their class using a projector."

 

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A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC] | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 15, 4:40 AM

Breve Historia de las Redes Sociales en una Infografía

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 15, 5:22 AM

Shared via social media, naturally. ;)

Clay Bergen's curator insight, April 15, 11:04 AM

As I started using the Internet in 1990 I'm one of the early adopters! Ha!

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12 NASA Apps for Students to Learn about Space ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 NASA Apps for Students to Learn about Space ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Last night while I was watching the total lunar eclipse " Blood Moon",  it dawned on me to compile a list of iPad apps that students can use to learn more about space. Of course there are no better apps to recommend  than NASA's. I have gone through all the apps NASA offers and picked out for you the ones below. Have a look and share with your colleages."

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8 Terrific Math TED Talks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Terrific Math TED Talks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"TED blog has recently featured a playlist containing 8  talks on Math. Those of you who teach Math or are fans of mathematical thinking ( left brainers) will find this list pretty useful. The speakers in  these talks are renowned mathematicians who "breathe life and logic into everyday problems using the logic of math". I am re-sharing these talks below with links to original videos. Click on each title to watch the talk. Enjoy"

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15 Mind-Blowing iPad Tricks Most People Don’t Know - iPad User Guides

15 Mind-Blowing iPad Tricks Most People Don’t Know - iPad User Guides | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Have you just unwrapped your new iPad and you’re still wondering where to start from? Or are you a seasoned iPad user looking for great tricks to use your iPad more efficiently?

Then you came to the right place, because in this article you are going to learn a lot of cool things that you can do with your iPad that most people don’t know about. These tricks will leave you glued to your iPad craving for more."

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Teaching with mobile devices - E-Modernization Station

Teaching with mobile devices - E-Modernization Station | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
FAQS from teachers about why and how to use mobile devices in the classroom.
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15 Apps You Should Try with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Apps You Should Try with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"In today's post I sharing with you a list of some of the best apps you should definitely try with your students. This list  contains only apps I have not included in similar previous lists. Also, because of the increasing number of requests I get from you concerning Android apps , I decided to include  links  to the Android versions of those apps  that are available in Google Play."

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Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds

Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

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Think Social Media doesn't have a place in your world? This infographic may change your mind.

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, April 15, 6:58 AM

This is what life today looks like :). The statistic is incredible and the distances ar

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, April 15, 8:28 AM

A velocidade de nossos dias em um simples gráfico.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, April 15, 5:23 PM

All in just 60 seconds

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Why & How to Green Screen in class - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Why & How to Green Screen in class - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Finding interesting ways to evaluate, reflect and report on work and projects can be tricky. Many students struggle to engage with the reflection properly as it is often a dry, unentertaining end to any unit or project. But that’s where the Green Screen App can help. (How-to help sheet below)

 

Remember:


People don’t learn from experience.
People learn when reflecting on experience.
People learn more when they can witness their own reflection."

 

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“Quitting Apps in iOS Can Actually Worsen Battery Life” – If This is Accurate, then It’s the Best Advert Yet for More RAM in iOS Devices | iPad Insight

“Quitting Apps in iOS Can Actually Worsen Battery Life” – If This is Accurate, then It’s the Best Advert Yet for More RAM in iOS Devices | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Thorin Klosowski has a piece up at Lifehacker where he states that quitting apps in iOS can actually worsen battery life – and quotes a former Apple Genius Bar tech on the subject:"

 

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7 Apps the Best Teachers Are Using - Fractus Learning

7 Apps the Best Teachers Are Using - Fractus Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
How do you find the best apps for your classroom? How about taking about taking the recommendations of these seven teachers who really know their apps.
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Think Green Guide - Tips and Resources for Earth-Friendly Learning Projects - Edutopia

Think Green Guide - Tips and Resources for Earth-Friendly Learning Projects - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Looking for ideas and resources to inspire environmental awareness and action in your classroom? Download this practical guide, filled with inspiring ideas and classroom-tested resources, to help you plan green projects that take student learning deeper."

 

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A Great Tool to Help Students Appropriately Attribute Flickr Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Tool to Help Students Appropriately Attribute Flickr Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Flickr CC Attribution Helper is a great tool that students can use to accurately format the attribution of Creative Commons Licensed images found on Flickr. With this handy app installed on their bookmarks bar, students will be able to properly attribute Flickr creative commons photos with a single cut and paste. Another good thing about Flickr CC Attribution Helper is that it shows users whether a picture is licensed under a Creative Commons or not."

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What's a Makerspace - Makerspace.com

What's a Makerspace - Makerspace.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take the form of loosely-organized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with or hosted within schools, universities or libraries, and more. All are united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.

 

Makerspaces represent the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education. They are a fairly new phenomenon, but are beginning to produce projects with significant national impacts."

 

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Make certain to request your free Makerspace Playbook!