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Free Technology for Teachers: 26 iBooks Author How-to Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 26 iBooks Author How-to Videos | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"iBooks Author is a great tool for creating interactive ebooks. Unfortunately, creating content with iBooks Author isn't always as easy as you might hope it is. Back in June I shared a free 110 page book about using iBooks Author http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/06/free-110-page-guide-to-publishing-with.html . However, if video tutorials are more helpful to you I have found twenty six videos that you should look at."

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5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom - Edutopia

5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Inspiration and best practices merge into fun, effective learning as one teacher describes what she and her students discovered during their school's first 1:1 year with iPads.
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José Miguel Leo 's curator insight, July 8, 3:52 AM

Interesantes reflexiones sobre el proceso de introducción de Ipads en las clases, uso que hacen los alumnos de las apps, cambios en algunos procesos de trabajo. Les invito a leerlo y compartirlo.

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Fantastic Free Interactive Textbooks for the iPad - Class Tech Tips

Fantastic Free Interactive Textbooks for the iPad - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"iBooks Author is a powerful tool for creating interactive textbooks for your students. Whether you work together as a class to gather content or simply curate resources to share with a class, the possibilities are endless.

 

If you’re looking to check out high quality content that is designed for the iPad, you’ll want to download E.O. Wilson’s set of interactive biology textbooks. You’ll see just how powerful an interactive textbook can be! These iBooks might supplement your science curriculum or just inspire you to dive into iBooks Author to create your own."

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Padlet Mini

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Padlet Mini | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Padlet Mini is a new Chrome extension that I wrote about yesterday. The extension makes it easy to send links, videos, and images to a public and or private Padlet walls. In the video below I demonstrate how easy it is to use the new Padlet Mini Chrome extension."

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, Today, 4:15 PM

Make STEM curriculum connections when designing PBL maker projects.

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Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia

Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.


Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools."

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Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Here is a great and comprehensive directory of free image sources compiled by The Edublogger. This collection is specifically created to help teachers, educators and students have instant access to a wide variety of web resources where they can search for and access free images.The sources featured in this directory are organized according to these 4 criteria:"

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21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do - aplus.com

21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do - aplus.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Be an iPhone ninja with these 21 awesome tricks
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How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you download apps, movies, and games on your iPhone or iPad, you're already familiar with what an iTunes account is and how it works. However, that doesn't always mean that the email or account you use for mail and iCloud is the same account you use for purchases. If you ever need to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad, you can do so in just a few steps....
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 5:58 AM

I  needed  this  

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, Today, 12:25 PM

How to change iTunes accounts on your iPHone or iPad. If my library patrons need help with this, odds are you do to.

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My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School

My Incredible Body Teaches Kids How the Human Body Works - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"My Incredible Body is an iPad app (currently free) designed to help students learn how the human body works. The app features eight sections. Those sections are circulation, muscles, senses (vision, smell, hearing, touch), kidneys & urine, skeleton, respiration, digestion, and brain & nerves. Each section of the app contains short animated videos that explain the functions of each system and how it works."

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30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen the light since then and therefore I decided to create another more comprehensive list of some of the best iPad apps for teaching music to give music teachers more options to choose from."

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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 8, 6:41 AM

Music in the Content areas also

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The 21st Century Principal: Oyster: E-Book Susbcription Service App for iOS and Android Devices---NetFlix of E-Books?

The 21st Century Principal: Oyster: E-Book Susbcription Service App for iOS and Android Devices---NetFlix of E-Books? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As an avid reader, last night, I downloaded Oyster, the subscription book service app to my iPad, just to check it out. There are many times when I read a book, I am not necessarily interested in purchasing a copy, but would still like to read it in e-book format.

Some are calling Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, and upon opening the app, I was pleasantly surprised by the number of books available. I even found the titles of several books on my reading list that I’ve been planning to read. Oyster, gives you access to book titles for a monthly subscription fee of $9.95. Right now, I am using a trial of the service, so I am personally undecided whether or not it’s worth my while to pay the month fee. It also remains to be seen whether the e-book service can provide access to an increasing number of titles, but the idea is appealing, especially to someone like me who enjoys access to a book any way I can get it."

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Top 16 Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 16 Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Here is a chart I have been working on over the last couple of days. The chart features some of the best iPad apps for digital storytelling. This selection is created in such a way that teachers can find in it apps for any grade they teach. Also the chart features the most updated versions of apps. If you want to download and print this chart, use this Google Docs link. Enjoy"

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José Miguel Leo 's curator insight, July 8, 4:00 AM

Una lista de interesantes apps para narrar historias, no están todas, pero si hay bastantes y con una pequeña descripción de posibilidades y herramientas que tiene cada app.

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How to use the Lock screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore

How to use the Lock screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The Lock screen exists in between states, when your iPhone or iPad is no longer asleep, but is also not yet open and fully functional. It can protect your device from unauthorized access and actions by a simple slide-to-unlock gesture, by a 4 number pin-code, by a strong alpha-numeric password, or Apple's Touch IDfingerprint identity scanner. Yet the Lock screen can be functional as well. If you want to, you can access Notification Center and Control Center, the Camera, andSiri. On the iPhone, you can even make emergency calls. Yes, the Lock screen can be secure or it can be convenient, it's entirely up to you!"

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3D Printing in the Classroom is Elementary - FRACTUS LEARNING

3D Printing in the Classroom is Elementary - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Since my school year finished at the end of June, I’ve been reflecting on my first year using a 3D printing with 4th and 5th grade students.
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Happy anniversary, App Store! Apple celebrates 6 years of iOS apps -- AppAdvice

Happy anniversary, App Store! Apple celebrates 6 years of iOS apps -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"On this very day, in 2008, Apple announced the App Store. It was opened with a mere iTunes update, yet our lives haven’t been quite the same since. Although, now, many similar sources exist that are deemed “app stores,” Apple’s was the first and the official.

And today, that App Store turns 6 years old."

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Cardboard Box Tools - Edutopia

Cardboard Box Tools - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Three digital learning tools, much like an empty cardboard box full of open-ended possibilities, offer young minds the free play of imagination.
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Experience America HD Showcases Common Tourist Attractions - iPad Apps for School

Experience America HD Showcases Common Tourist Attractions - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Experience America HD Magazine is a free iPad app produced by USA Today. The app features popular tourist attractions around the United States. The app is populated with lots of “top ten places to see for X” articles which are nice even though they’re not terribly informative. The best aspect of the app is the National Parks section that contains a mix of text and image essays about U.S. National Parks. A small collection of videos about travel in the United States is also found inExperience America HD Magazine."

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Focusing On Creativity In A Digital Era - Te@chThought

Focusing On Creativity In A Digital Era - Te@chThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” – Sir Ken Robinson


Our children will grow up into a world that we can barely yet conceive of. Education thinkers and leaders are now in broad agreement that in order to enable children to succeed in the 21st century we need to mould creative thinkers and problem solvers who can learn, unlearn and relearn."

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Finally! Record the Screen of Your iPad in Any App, with Narration - Douchy's Blog

Finally! Record the Screen of Your iPad in Any App, with Narration - Douchy's Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 - "Yesterday X-Mirage added the ability to record not only your iPad screen and audio via Airplay, but also your voice narration.  I've been waiting for someone to implement this for ages. ".

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7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning

7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you are inspired to start a Coding Club at your school this seven step guide will help turn that inspiration into action and reality.
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El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, Today, 7:16 AM

We had a group of kids that loved working on Scratch last year so I would like to try and expand on that in our Makerspace.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, Today, 7:40 AM

Anyone interested in a coding club?

Mick Huiet's curator insight, Today, 1:34 PM

I need to start one of these!

 

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Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2 - iPad Apps for School

Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2 - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Halftone 2 is a nice iPad app for creating simple comic strips based on your pictures. To get started with Halftone 2 you choose a layout for your comic then import pictures from your iPad’s camera roll. You can add borders and visual effects to each of your imported pictures. After arranging your pictures you can add text in a variety of comic styles. Completed projects can be shared in a variety of ways including email, Dropbox, Twitter, and saving to camera roll. Watch the short video below to learn more about Halftone 2."

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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought

A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Choice boards are powerful tools for providing students with both choice and direction in their work.

 

The idea, creatively shown below from teacher/blogger Monica Evon in the form of a menu, allows teachers to guide students towards certain forms of academic practice, or demonstration of specific standards. If, for example, you want students to show they understand how to calculate the area of a circle from real-life applications, you can create 8 different ways for them to show it."

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, July 8, 8:14 AM

A great example of how digital learning can offer differentiation and guidance that can be flexible and still appropriate in general education for ALL kids.

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Creating a Community of Learners With Coding - Edudemic

Creating a Community of Learners With Coding - Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Professional coders work collaboratively, and rarely does a computer scientist create a program solely on their own. Every successful programming project evolves as a result of Iterations of code, the merging of ideas, and the contributions of the individual team members. Not only does coding empower students to think logically and critically, to collaborate, and …
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A Comprehensive BYOD Toolkit for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive BYOD Toolkit for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If your school is planning to employ BYOD and is looking for some theoretical background about this trend then this comprehensive literature review is a must read. This review represents a reasonable and representative scan of the available literature on BYOD. The visual below is based on this literature review and sketches a general framework of what BYOD is all about, its models . reasons to use it and many more.This infographic is created by Pip Cleaves and the original version can be viewed from this link."

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Maker Camp - Google

Maker Camp - Google | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A FREE summer camp for building, tinkering and exploring

 

Join young inventors and artists from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers. Maker Camp inspires kids ages 13-18* to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it."

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