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The Brainstormer – Spin a Wheel of Story Starters

The Brainstormer – Spin a Wheel of Story Starters | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Brainstormer https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-brainstormer/id374496865?mt=8  is an app that started out as a website in 2009. The web version has been replaced the the iPad app that quickly generates story starters for you."

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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 - TeachThought

Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014  - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in the last year. Today, we do that in the form of the best educational apps for iPad in 2014.

One way to think of this list (thematically) is as a kind of editor’s choice for TeachThought staff and contributors. Every single one of these apps is special, and worth a spot on every iPad in every classroom."

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Linden Lab’s take on Minecraft with Blocksworld - AVATARGENERATION

Linden Lab’s take on Minecraft with Blocksworld - AVATARGENERATION | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Linden Lab®, the makers of Second Life have developed a brand new kid’s application for iPad. Blocksworld, similar to Minecraft, lets users build creations using 3D style Lego blocks. Using simple drag-and-drop controls, you can add interactivity and animations to anything you build such as crazy characters, cars, space rockets, animals, robots, planes and monsters."

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Heads Up! Ellen DeGeneres' chart-topping guessing game goes free for the first time ever -- AppAdvice

Heads Up! Ellen DeGeneres' chart-topping guessing game goes free for the first time ever -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Heads up, game-nighters! The chart-topping multiplayer guessing game Heads Up! has just gone free for the first time ever.

Created by Ellen DeGeneres (of “Ellen” and “Finding Nemo” fame) and Impending (of Clear and Hatch fame), Heads Up has you holding your iOS device on your head as it displays a word, which you have to guess from your friends' clues."

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4 Coding Apps For Kindergarten and Elementary School -- THE Journal

4 Coding Apps For Kindergarten and Elementary School -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps to get young students started on the road to coding. For complete reviews, and for each app’s "Learning Rating," visit the Graphite website.
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Google Slides on iPads - ClassTechTips

Google Slides on iPads - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I am a big fan of Google collaboration tools that make it easy for teachers and students to work together on shared documents.  It can make completing a class project easier and help students connect with their peers at any time of the school day.  Over the past few months the iOS apps for Google tools have been updated to make creating, collaborating, and sharing even easier than before.  Users can move from one device to another and pick up right where they left off.
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How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS - OSXDaily

How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Notes app in modern versions of iOS includes support for text formatting and media insertion. This is a welcome change for many reasons, as it not only improves the functionality of Notes app to serve as a scratchpad, but it also makes the Notes app and it’s iCloud syncing abilities between iOS devices and Macs with OS X an even more useful feature.
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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom.
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The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"We have reviewed and shared over 200 educational apps during this year. Based on your interactions with these posts together with the popularity of these apps among teachers and educators from around the world, we decided to compile a series of lists featuring the best iPad apps to use for doing a variety of digital tasks with students. We will start with the video apps category and share with what we think are  the top  iPad apps that you can use to create educational videos and instructional tutorials for your class."

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Naomi Orlovsky's curator insight, November 22, 9:51 PM

There are a few in here that I definitely want to try.  I'm already familiar with iMovie and it's great!

 

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Buncee for Edu - Completely Free Creation Tool - ClassTechTips

Buncee for Edu - Completely Free Creation Tool - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Buncee for Edu is edu.buncee.com‘s new, free iPad app. It’s a fantastic tool for creative education and fun communication! Similar to edu.buncee.com’s web creation functionalities, the app’s slide-based digital canvas, media tools, and buncee artwork provide educators and students a tool for creating digital stories, presentations, event invites and dozens of other fun projects. The app’s template Wizard also makes it a simple to share photos of classroom activities. creation canvas.Just choose your photos, select a theme, and the Wizard helps create the buncee for you."

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Text Me Merry Christmas Is The Christmas Song For The Smartphone Generation

Text Me Merry Christmas Is The Christmas Song For The Smartphone Generation | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There are plenty of new Christmas songs each year, but it’s not that easy to make a Christmas song that becomes a classic holiday tune. You know, one that you can repeat each year that still feels relevant. Straight No Chaser may have just made the first Christmas song fit for this new Internet 2.0 generation. Together with Kristen Bell, they sing Text Me Merry Christmas, a catchy tune about spreading holiday cheer via text. 
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Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters - The Washington Post

Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters  - The Washington Post | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Code.org, the non-profit group that offers a free tutorial in computer programming to students as early as kindergarten, is preparing to unveil its second annual “Hour of Code” lesson, but with an assist from Disney designed to attract more girls to participate.

Disney Interactive teamed with Code.org to create a free lesson that teaches students to write computer code that enables Anna and Elsa, the two female characters from Disney’s wildly popular “Frozen” movie, to draw snowflakes, snowmen and fractiles."

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Two Guys and Some iPads: 5 Design Tools to Spark Imagination and Promote Creativity

Two Guys and Some iPads: 5 Design Tools to Spark Imagination and Promote Creativity | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One of my favorite things about working with students is their ability to routinely blow my mind. Amazing things happen when students are given the opportunity to use their imagination, and think outside the box with no fear of failure. Give your students access to the 5 tools below, and let them blow your mind! 
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Why Osmo Brings Kids Together Around the iPad - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why Osmo Brings Kids Together Around the iPad - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Education with technology is a great combination for 21st century. Technology has changed the way how teachers approach and deliver education. With the introduction of technology in education, kids spend more of their time in front of their tablets and computers.

Parents often feel that their kids have become social inactive and this is the reason why parents keep looking for platforms or device that do not detached their kids from the world meanwhile they study using technology. Osmo is one such device that aims to bring kids together around the iPad and develop their creative thinking and social intelligence.
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iPad App of the Week: Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes | iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes for iPad, which I’m going to shorten to Healthy Recipes in the rest of this post to try to keep my wrists healthy. The app’s name lets you know what’s on offer – a great collection of healthy recipes – over 500,000 in fact – from SparkRecipes.com, which is touted as the world’s largest healthy recipes site.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Great Digital Citizenship Activity for Teens to #SayThanks this Thanksgiving

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Great Digital Citizenship Activity for Teens to #SayThanks this Thanksgiving | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for a terrific Thanksgiving week activity that teens will love? Facebook brings us their "Say Thank you" video tool. Students can let Facebook auto generate the video, or they can put some thought into selecting meaningful pictures and posts to customize the video.
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Three iPad Apps for Creating Multimedia eBooks - iPad Apps for School

Three iPad Apps for Creating Multimedia eBooks - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One of my favorite things about iPads and the web in general is the ease with which anyone can create a multimedia product. Teachers can create and organize multimedia reference materials for students and students can create multimedia products to show off their ideas. The following three iPad apps allow you and your students to create multimedia ebooks.
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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Edudemic

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors I tested. Read on to find out why the Explain Everything app’s educational focus, adaptability, and user engagement make it the best its kind.
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Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School

Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Creating narrated slideshows is one of the easiest ways to introduce students to digital storytelling practices. Students can create narrated slideshows to illustrate and explain their research findings, to tell a personal story, or to outline the framework for a story that will written down later. The following three iPad apps all provide an easy way to create narrated slideshows.
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REVIEW: Launch your Class into Space with the NASA App - FRACTUS LEARNING

REVIEW: Launch your Class into Space with the NASA App - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"While NASA is well known for its cutting edge space exploration and technology, the organization actually does an amazing job sharing their inspiring advances with educators and students through a huge number of STEM focused mobile apps and websites. Their flagship app, the ‘NASA App’ continues to be one of the most popular government apps and while it has been around for a few years now, it continues to grow in popularity with an ever expanding media catalogue and regular feature updates."

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Duolingo Test Center lets you certify your English proficiency right on your iOS device -- AppAdvice

Duolingo Test Center lets you certify your English proficiency right on your iOS device -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The popular and acclaimed free language learning platform Duolingo has just launched a new app that allows you to certify your English proficiency right on your iOS device.

“Every year, over 30 million job seekers and students around the world are forced to take a test to prove that they know English or other languages in order to apply for a job or school,” Duolingo notes. “Offline tests can require paying an entire month’s salary, traveling to a distant examination facility, and then waiting weeks in limbo for the results.”
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A Free Timeline History App for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Free Timeline History App for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
LittleBigHistory is a good history app to help students grow their history knowledge. It is basically an interactive timeline that features major historical events from the Big Bang to the present time. Students can browse through this timeline and learn about places and people, follow their lifespan and discover new insights about them.
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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 21, 11:02 AM

Interativa e super interessante, seja para professores seja para alunos. (Pequeno) Contra, apenas o facto de estar disponível somente em Inglês.

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Technology skills only scratch the surface of the digital divide - The Hechinger Report

Technology skills only scratch the surface of the digital divide - The Hechinger Report | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The notion of digital literacy, or “Information, Communications, and Technology Literacy” (ICT Literacy), usually takes into account the vocational skills required to operate digital machines or the intellectual skills required to program or ‘code’ them. The concept does not account for the social and intellectual advantages that are available to affluent students with access to more, and better integrated, educational technologies.

In other words, it is not only about skills, but also about cognition, etiquette, motivation, socialization and culture — the context within which one uses the tools.
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Schools' walled garden approach to content means pupils don’t learn necessary skills - Daily Genius

Schools' walled garden approach to content means pupils don’t learn necessary skills - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It still happens, and it still surprises. Schools creating walled environments for their pupils to do their online learning in a ‘safe’ environment. A controlled space where nothing unapproved can intrude. In many ways it makes sense, and gives the institution charged with the child’s welfare, a measure of control. The problem is that where there’s a slightest chance, someone will dive through a loophole to escape those controls. Content and information, like water, will always break through.
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Choose Apple Products for Students with Dyslexia - noodle

Choose Apple Products for Students with Dyslexia - noodle | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
With the introduction of the first iPad in 2010, Apple began nudging its lineup of mobile devices into the hands of students. During the last four years, the company has steadily improved the accessibility features of iOS, its mobile operating system, to the point where an iPhone or iPad can be considered an indispensable educational tool for students with dyslexia. At the same time, third-party app developers created assistive technology ("AT") which is invaluable to those with reading and writing difficulties. iDevices have become multisensory learning tools that follow the principles of Universal Design for Learning ("UDL"), and students with dyslexia are better equipped to be independently successful in school.
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2-Page Spreads in iBooks Author - iTeach with iPads

2-Page Spreads in iBooks Author - iTeach with iPads | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Recently, I was presenting on iBooks Author from the Early Childhood perspective along with 2 other Apple Distinguished Educators presenting from the middle school perspective.  I was so excited about their work and was inspired to try my hand at creating a 2-page spread activity in iBooks Author.

The idea behind the 2-page spread is that you don’t have to create an entire book…you can create an interactive experience across 2 pages.  My ADE friend, Sean Junkins has created a short, step-by-step guide for this process.  You can download his book here.
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Peter Pappas's curator insight, November 22, 1:19 PM

Great idea for short iBook for elementary students