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Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Do you use images or photos? Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Are you using Creative Commons (CC) images and think that it’s all OK because the image labelled as CC therefore you’ve done all your supposed to?"

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This App Teaches You How To Play Almost Any Song You Can Find Online And It's Awesome - Business Insider

This App Teaches You How To Play Almost Any Song You Can Find Online And It's Awesome - Business Insider | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I took piano lessons as a kid, but it's hard lugging a piano around when you want to take your tune-playing on the road. 

 

I tried teaching myself some chords on the guitar, but it turns out that you need big, strong hands to press down on the strings hard enough to make music.

 

My hands are neither big, nor are they strong.

 

So instead I picked up the ukulele, and, using YouTube, taught myself how to play. 

 

The problem is, I've run out of songs to play that are remedial enough for me to learn. That's where Riffstation Play comes in."



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How to take a photo while simultaneously shooting video with your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to take a photo while simultaneously shooting video with your iPhone or iPad - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

'Sometimes you're shooting a video with the built-in iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad Camera app and you find yourself wanting to take a still photo at the same time. Whether it's an amazing moment amid the action, or just a great composition you want to capture in its won right, there are times when you'll want to have your video and photo too! Luckily, Apple makes it easy to do"

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A peek at our future Maker Corner - Intarsia for Technicals

A peek at our future Maker Corner - Intarsia for Technicals | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"A few days ago, I tweeted out this image of our future Makerspace that I created in Skitch on my iPad.  I was inspired by The Nerdy Teacher’s post on rethinking his classroom setup, and I wanted to create a visual that could show what our space will be like when it all comes together.  I got a really positive response to my tweet, so I decided to write a more detailed post to help explain what we’ll be doing.  I’ll keep posting more updates as everything comes together."

 

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How to Quit Multiple iPhone Apps Simultaneously in iOS with Multitouch - iMore

How to Quit Multiple iPhone Apps Simultaneously in iOS with Multitouch - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If you ever need to quit out of more than one app on the iPhone, or quit a bunch of apps quickly in iOS, using a handy multitouch swipe gesture at the iOS multitasking screen is enough to quit apps simultaneously. This works really well to quickly clear out the multitask bar of all running apps if you need to for whatever reason, and you can quit as many apps at a time as that fit on screen (and that you can fit fingers onto), which usually means killing running apps in groups of three."

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Explore Sound on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Explore Sound on iPads - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Learning through discovery can help children of all age levels gather information and get excited about a new topic.Sound Uncovered is an awesome free app that lets kids explore this concept.


They’ll interact with different activities as they begin to make connections to the world around them.  A great choice for station work in classrooms with just a few iPads!"

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How to share videos on your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to share videos on your iPhone or iPad - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Most of the reason we take videos is to be able to share them with friends and family. Whether you just want to send a video via email or text message, or want to upload it to YouTube for everyone in the world to see, your iPhone or iPad has all the tools you need built right into the Photos app!"

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland introduces the backchannel as a tech integration strategy for keeping students engaged in the classroom - all students, not just the ones who are always raising their hands or speaking out.
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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 20, 7:33 AM

Good examples with personal stories including Padlet, Today's Meeting, and Socrative.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 20, 9:58 AM

Backchannel tools can be used before, during, and after lessons, giving all students a voice in the conversation/discussion. Brainstorming, questioning, sharing ideas and resources.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 20, 8:03 PM

I like the idea of children expressing themselves and using technology to tell a story.

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See Stampylonghead, Minecraft’s hero to children, introduce you to his world | EW.com

See Stampylonghead, Minecraft’s hero to children, introduce you to his world | EW.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Stampylonghead, ie. StampyCat, is the newest voice in children’s entertainment. But don’t expect to find him on television: This blocky, pixelated character only lives online, generating millions of page view in YouTube videos created via the uber-popular video game Minecraft."

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Teaching children the A to Z of bitcoin? There's an app for that - The Guardian

Teaching children the A to Z of bitcoin? There's an app for that - The Guardian | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are still a mystery to most adults, so teaching children how they work may seem a strange ambition.


Nevertheless, that's the aim of a new app, The Bitcoin Alphabet – for Kids and Everyone Else, released for Apple's iPad tablet this week by author Chris Bozak and publisher iKandy.

 

The app is a mixture of illustrations and text explanations in plain English, and as its title makes clear, it has an eye on parents who don't know their blockchains from their hash rates, as well as their children."

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The Myth of Device fatigue - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

The Myth of Device fatigue - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"My wife came home the other day and started describing a new problem arising in her school, where students were claiming to be tired of using devices for everything. The students were apparently saying “Can’t we just do a lesson on paper today or you just teach us.” As she told me this, my wife didn’t notice that she was simultaneously picking up her iPad to check Facebook and that made me think.

 

In my observations around my school, it’s those same students claiming device fatigue in the classroom that are not hesitating to turn to their device for ‘life updates’ as they leave that very same room. I would propose that it’s not fatigue caused by device use but that caused by the pain of trying to carry out conventional, 20th century classroom tasks on devices that are designed fora world that conducts itself very differently."

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Teachers' Guide to The Use of SoundCloud in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Guide to The Use of SoundCloud in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"SoundCloud is a wonderful audio recording and sharing platform with huge potential for us in education. The distinctive set of features SoundCloud provides to its users have made it one of the most popular audio websites out there. As such, I deemed it important to create a guide that can help teachers tap into the educational potential of this tool. In this guide you will get to learn about :"

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Sentence Builder App Is Now Free (Was $4,99) Grab It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Sentence Builder App Is Now Free (Was $4,99) Grab It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I just learned through Learning in Hand that the iPad app Sentence Builder is now free for a limited period of time (used to cost $4,99). Sentence Builder is an app that provides language practice for young learners. It basically helps them learn about words, pronunciation, grammar and punctuation."

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Fix a “iTunes Could Not Backup iPhone” Error Message - OSXDaily

Fix a “iTunes Could Not Backup iPhone” Error Message - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If you regularly make backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the computer with iTunes, you may rarely run into an error when iTunes reports it’s unable to backup the iOS device. This is usually accompanied by a very vague error message like “iTunes could not back up the iPhone “(name)” because the backup could not be saved on the computer”, or a “session failed” message, with a suggestion to disconnect and reconnect the device before trying again. Typically following the alert dialog instructions doesn’t resolve much, so if you do happen to run into an iTunes backup failure, try the following solution to successfully backup the device again."

 

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iPads in the Classroom at Clay Hill Elementary School - Education Week

iPads in the Classroom at Clay Hill Elementary School - Education Week | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"One of the biggest stumbling blocks on our road to successful iPad implementation was WiFi coverage and bandwidth.  The Information Services department had to install new access points and optimize the access points we already had. We also found that we did not have enough bandwidth.  Every time I launched a new App to the 200+ iPads on campus we exceeded our bandwidth and took every other Internet based function off line.  Eventually though we did get our bandwidth more than doubled and that was very helpful."

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Recorder of Learning – Using Photo Editing Apps | A Learning Life for Me

Recorder of Learning – Using Photo Editing Apps | A Learning Life for Me | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"We will have two students be responsible for this role each week. Together they will be given a few minutes each day to record a few notes to remind them of the key ideas that they learned that day. We will also allow them to take photos to document lessons and their learning that they can then use at the end of the week to aid them in writing a blog post about what the class learned over the week. In order to make the most of these photos, we are going to teach them to use a few of the photo apps we have available to us on our class iPads."

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, July 21, 10:07 PM

very interesting. The combo of new apps look promising.

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Lifehacker Pack for iPad: Our List of the Essential iPad Apps

Lifehacker Pack for iPad: Our List of the Essential iPad Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It took a little while for the apps to come into their own, but we're at a place now where the iPad has nearly as good of a selection of apps as the iPhone. Now, it's harder than ever to find apps that are worthwhile. Let us save you some time with this collection of the best iPad apps.

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DIY Sun Science on iPads - Class Tech Tips

DIY Sun Science on iPads - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"DIY Sun Science is a fantastic app for letting students explore the natural world.  Full of activities and information, this free app lets users check out the solar system.  It’s a great choice for teachers looking to bring more hands on instruction into a science unit or locate informational text to supplement a lesson."

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iPad App of the Week: Numerics – Dashboards to Visualize Your Numbers | iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Numerics – Dashboards to Visualize Your Numbers | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Great apps are a big part of what makes for a great mobile (or even desktop) device. As iPad users, we’ve been fortunate that right from the start there have been rich pickings when it comes to great iPad apps – and we continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding excellent apps for just about any purpose. Our weekly picks for iPad App of the Week celebrate some of these, and appear here every Saturday.

This week’s pick is Numerics – Dashboards to visualize your numbers, or just Numerics from here on out in this post.

 

Numerics lets you visualize numbers and statistics from a wide range of web services, social networks, and business services. Here’s a little slice of its APP Store intro:"

 

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How to use zoom for visual accessibility on your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to use zoom for visual accessibility on your iPhone or iPad - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If you have a visual impairment that makes it difficult for you to read text or see icons on your iPhone or iPad, the zoom feature is a great accessibility option that allows you to magnify text and even your Home screen, but only when you need to. While larger and bolder text helps, enabling zoom adds even more flexibility on the fly. All you've got to do is enable it first!"

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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? - Mind/Shift

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Zero, they’re investigating the theory that kids learn best when they’re actively engaged in designing and creating projects to explore concepts. It’s closely aligned with the idea of design thinking and the Maker Movement that’s quickly taking shape in progressive education circles.


Though it’s still in very early stages — just launched at the beginning of this school year — researchers and educators at the school want to know how kids learn by tinkering – fooling around with something until one understands how it works. They want to know what happens cognitively – how this learning process helps form habits of mind, builds character and how it affects the individual."

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kathyvsr's curator insight, July 20, 7:57 AM

This information will be most helpful as we introduce our MakerSpace this year!

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 20, 8:05 PM

This sounds really interesting to me :-)

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Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools

Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith(@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Afterwards I was checking out Holly’s stuff and came across her great introduction to iPads in Classrooms. I checked with Holly and she was keen I do one of my visual representations of the ideas. So here it is, my visual, albeit briefer introduction for teachers who just got iPads:"

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 19, 8:40 AM

9 tips for teachers with ipads. 

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 19, 11:24 PM

Thanks so much to Holly, Tanya and Richard for an essential Professional Development resource to have on hand for any staff kicking off with iPads!

Heidi Veikkolainen's curator insight, July 20, 3:43 AM

A worthwhile link.

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App Combo: Number Pieces and ScreenChomp - Class Tech Tips

App Combo: Number Pieces and ScreenChomp - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Working with more than one app in a lesson is a great way to push students with technology.  There arecombos for math I love to use, and here is another one to try out:


Have students create a visual model using virtual base ten blocks and take ascreenshot of their work.  Add the screenshot to a ScreenChomp creation and have students record themselves as they explain their thinking!"

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Shutterfly launches new education service - eClassroom News | eClassroom News

Shutterfly launches new education service - eClassroom News | eClassroom News | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Shutterfly, the popular online service that enables users to create photo books, cards, and stationery and share these with their friends and family, has launched a new service geared toward schools using iPads."

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Kids projects: Make a vacation travel trailer with iMovie on your iPhone or iPad! - iMore

Kids projects: Make a vacation travel trailer with iMovie on your iPhone or iPad! - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Summer and vacation go together like, well, two of the best things in the world. Parents have time off from work, kids have time off from school, the weather is nice, the sun is shining, and travel beckons. Whether it's a day at a local fun spot, a trip across country, or an adventure half-way around the world, memories will be made. Amazing memories, crazy memories, shared memories. No matter how great a vacation is, however, you can never be there forever, nor can you take everyone you love with you. What you can do is bring the vacation home for you and for them! With your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, not only can you take videos and pictures of those magic travel moments, but you can edit and share them right in iMovie, even right away if you want to. Best of all, for kids (of all ages!), iMovie's trailer templates make it incredibly quick and easy to put together something short, sweet, and fun!"

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Your Time in the Sun, Measured to the Minute - NYTimes

Your Time in the Sun, Measured to the Minute - NYTimes | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Apps can time a user’s exposure to the summer sun, and recommend protective clothing and sunscreen factors.
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