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Mr P's ICT blog: Using iPads and Football to encourage reluctant boys to write

Mr P's ICT blog: Using iPads and Football to encourage reluctant boys to write | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As my role this year involves me teaching across the whole school using a class set of iPads, I feel it is important to really experiment to see how using the iPads can impact across the curriculum and not just within ICT. Consequently, with the Year 5 cohort I put together a project linking Literacy with football. I decided to do this project for two reasons: a) to see whether using the topic of football can engage the more reluctant boy writers in the class and b) to see how well linking digital media and speaking and listening can impact on the children's writing."

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Lightbot is a Brilliant Introduction to Coding for Children - iPads in the Classroom

Lightbot is a Brilliant Introduction to Coding for Children - iPads in the Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Programming is essentially a set of commands that dictate what happens in a piece of software, such as a website or application. If you’re going to start teaching programming to students, maybe with a Raspberry Pi, Lightbot is a really fun place to start. In Lightbot, you use basic commands to control a robot, whose job is to turn all the blue tiles yellow by navigating to them and lighting them up."

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How Teachers Should Stay Safe Online - teachingwithipad.org

How Teachers Should Stay Safe Online - teachingwithipad.org | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The Internet is a wonderful invention that has brought the world to our doorsteps. The same technology has also opened new avenues of criminal intent and activity. By paying attention and practicing common sense, we can protect ourselves, while still enjoying the wonders of the web."

 

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4 Tools to Help You Go Paperless This Year - Edutopia

4 Tools to Help You Go Paperless This Year - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Your teaching practice doesn't have to generate stacks of paper. Evernote, Noteshelf, Doxie, and Google Drive can help you save frustration and trees.

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Going Google On Your iPad: What To Expect - Te@chThought

Going Google On Your iPad: What To Expect - Te@chThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Going Google On iPad: What To Expect by TeachThought Staff Maybe you love Google. You use Gmail, use YouTube like a television, and consider Google Search your second brain. But while you like Google’s first-party...


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iOS7 Settings that Improve Eye Health

iOS7 Settings that Improve Eye Health | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

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How Teachers Can Create Videos That Engage Students - Education Week

How Teachers Can Create Videos That Engage Students - Education Week | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As a teacher, you may think slick production is the way to go in building engaging learning videos, but new data shows that variables within your control (and budget!) have more of an impact.
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Michail Darley's curator insight, Today, 1:11 AM

This made me sit up with interest. Home made and imperfect videos for learning have more impact than slick, commercial ones if a few simple rules are followed. A must read!

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Just thinking about doing this-

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News-O-Matic for Kid-Friendly Current Events ClassTechTips

News-O-Matic for Kid-Friendly Current Events ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Sharing current events with students is so important but it is often challenging to find appropriate content for elementary schoolers.  News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper for kids available on both iOS and Android devices (the app will soon be available on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets).  It provides engaging nonfiction text for  young readers to help them learn about the world around them.  With topics including election news, sports coverage and science discoveries, there is plenty of exciting content to capture the attention of your students."

 

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5 Lessons Drawn from the LAUSD iPad Fiasco - iPads in Education Blog

5 Lessons Drawn from the LAUSD iPad Fiasco - iPads in Education Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"It’s becoming difficult to read the news in Los Angeles these days without running across yet another article about the problems faced by the sputtering LAUSD iPad initiative. Finally, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announced this week that they were suspending the contracts with Apple and Pearson amid increasing scrutiny and investigation of the bidding process. According to Deasy, “it will also give us time to take into account concerns raised surrounding the project”.

 

There were always valid questions surrounding a bidding process that granted enormous contracts for digital courses that had not yet been developed. It’s unfortunate however that an investigation into the bidding process became the catalyst for the project’s suspension when it was the planning and implementation that fell woefully short in so many areas. Hindsight may be 20-20 but many were already pointing out substantial flaws in the plan at its initial announcement.

 

As educators we know that failure is the breeding ground for learning and adapting. With that in mind, here are 5 lessons that can be drawn from the LAUSD iPad experience."

 

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: Maker movement makes waves | eSchool News | eSchool News

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Maker movement makes waves | eSchool News | eSchool News | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
No. 5 on our list of key ed-tech trends for the new school year is the growth of maker spaces in schools; here's why they're catching on.
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Two Great Periodic Tables of Educational iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Great Periodic Tables of Educational iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Today as I was wading through my Twitter feeds I came across a link to the periodic table of iPad apps created by ICTEvangelist.Upon checking this work I learned that it is inspired by a relatively similar work done by Sean Junkins which I have featured in an earlier post in this blog. Different as they are, both of these periodic tables provide an interesting collection of educational iPad apps you could probably consider using with your students.These apps are arranged under different categories and each of these categories  has a unique colour code to help you identify apps belonging it. The labelling of the categories in these two periodic tables slightly differ from one another with ICTEvangelist tending to repurpose his work for UK-based educational settings."

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 28, 2:45 AM

Check out this periodic table. You will probably find new stuff

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Two Guys and Some iPads: Augmented Reality Made Easy with 4D Studio Tutorials

Two Guys and Some iPads: Augmented Reality Made Easy with 4D Studio Tutorials | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Creating augmented reality has never been so easy until now! DAQRI 4D Studio gives educators and students the ability to easily create experiences and instantly publish them to share with the world. As our friend Katie Ann said during her augmented reality presentation at Podstock this year, "If you can copy and paste, and drag and drop, then you can create augmented reality." Each experience created and published by in 4D Studio for Education can be viewed using the target image and free DAQRI application. "

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Seven iPhone photography tricks take the basic camera to the next level - TUAW

Seven iPhone photography tricks take the basic camera to the next level - TUAW | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Lorenz Holder is a professional photographer and part of the Cooperative of Photography, a community-focused online photography magazine. The goal of the Cooperative is to recognize and promote exceptional visions within the photography community as well as support developing photographers. Holder and COOPH have just released a new video showcasing seven photography tricks for the basic iPhone 5s camera."

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Using Pinterest for a More Visual Professional Development - FRACTUS LEARNING

Using Pinterest for a More Visual Professional Development - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
With boards and pins now branching off in every direction, the professional value of Pinterest should certainly not be underrated.
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Five Ways to Start Connecting Your Classroom - Primary Preoccupation

Five Ways to Start Connecting Your Classroom - Primary Preoccupation | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Would you like to start connecting your own classroom with classrooms in other places?  Begin to meet curricular demands through those connections? Help to teach your students what digital citizenship looks like?  Discover together how life in those places is the same as and different from your own?

 

If you answered “yes”, here are five suggestions to get you started on your own journey with connecting."

 

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WeLearnedIt - A Great New iPad App for Digital Portfolios and More - iPad Apps for Schools

WeLearnedIt - A Great New iPad App for Digital Portfolios and More - iPad Apps for Schools | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"WeLearnedIt is the latest offering from Adam Bellow and eduClipper. WeLearnedIt offers many of the great features of eduClipper that you currently enjoy along with additional digital portfolio elements. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios that contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your iPad, and whiteboard videos created within the WeLearnedIt app."

 

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How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad - skaffl

How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad - skaffl | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This article will show you how to easily convert any website into a PDF on your iPad using the bookmark tool.

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Some Useful Educational iPad Games for Your Students

Some Useful Educational iPad Games for Your Students | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
August 28, 2014
A fun game can be a great way to deliver instruction, especially during a break from school. It can make education more engaging for even the most recalcitrant student. And sometimes...

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L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology

L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles school system canceled its iPad deployment because administrators weren't ready for the technology, not because the technology wasn't ready for students.
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Learn an Hour of Code - CODE.ORG

Learn an Hour of Code - CODE.ORG | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Anyone can learn the basic concepts of Computer Science. Choose an intro activity to start learning.
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Dogs Pro HD: A Complete Database of our Canine Friends - iPads in the Classroom

Dogs Pro HD: A Complete Database of our Canine Friends - iPads in the Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
With so many dog breeds in the world, it’s no wonder that Dogs Pro HD is packed with a lot of information.
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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play - Mind/Shift

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"More recently, there’s been a few games that up the ante of authentic code-based learning — games that peel back the façade and allow players to tweak the code of the game as they play. Confused? Think of it like opening up the hood of a game, and fiddling with the engine — as you drive."

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Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The Maker Movement http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/maker-movement/ ; has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning."

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Action & Expression!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 28, 11:07 AM

The Maker movement taps into the very heart of learning adding purpose and practice to pedagogy,  a heutagogical approach.  How's that for an educational classification?

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The iPad Education Revolution Stalls Out - Gizmodo

The iPad Education Revolution Stalls Out - Gizmodo | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported that its sprawling hometown's school system, the second largest in the US, would be withdrawing from last year's ambitious promise to supply all 640,000 students with an iPad. Good. The Los Angeles United School District just dodged a $1 billion, tablet-shaped bullet.
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No solution is perfect. But the message that should be taken away from this story is that there needs to be a great deal of homework done by the right people in your school, division or district to come up with an effective plan for implementation of any technology initiative. JE

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Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories - iPad Apps for School

Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"In the year that I taught language arts before moving into the social studies department one of the challenges that my students faced in writing short stories was coming up with ideas to get started. I held a lot of brainstorming sessions with those students. Today, there are lots of apps that can help students generate creative story ideas. Here are five worth taking a look at."

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Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos - The Next Web

Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos - The Next Web | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Following Bolt, Instagram is back with another new mobile app. It’s called Hyperlapse and promises iPhone owners an easy way to record tracking shots and stunning time-lapse videos. These two shooting techniques are... Keep reading →
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