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iBook Lessons: Childrens picture books

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The Impact Of iPad - Results Are In... - Next Generation Learning

The Impact Of iPad - Results Are In... - Next Generation Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In the Prep School we took the decision to invest in a number of iPads. Although we are well aware that the devices are better used in a 1:2:1 environment, the acquisition of shared devices is a huge stepping stone in the right direction and an exciting statement of intent. Eight weeks into the project, the iPads have been in almost continual use. From subjects as diverse as Latin and Maths, they have been used in a whole host of imaginative and creative ways and are fast becoming a much-valued resource.

What though, and most importantly, has been the impact on learning? Last week I took the opportunity to gauge the opinion of those who matter most, our pupils. The results of the survey are published below and are a real cause for celebration:
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The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius

The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, it’s time to figure out which ones are right for you. I threw together this cheat sheet to choosing education apps that will hopefully help you quickly choose what works (and what doesn’t).

So what are some of the best education apps for active learning? What are the top ways to get students actively engaged and interacting with one another? There are some seriously amazing iPad apps that are terrific for project-based learning, active engagement, and even flipped classrooms.

This cheat sheet will help – but first let’s run through the questions you see in the visual.
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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 3, 4:26 PM

Nice graphic outlining steps to streamline app adoption for iPads in the classroom.

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'Split-screen editing' - a gift for teachers with Easy Annotate - IGAEL1

'Split-screen editing' - a gift for teachers with Easy Annotate - IGAEL1 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
For years iPad users have hoped for split screen multi-tasking on the iPad.  While it was rumored to have been part of the iOS 8 update, people are still awaiting the multi-tasking capability on their iPads.  Alas this wasn’t to be, perhaps iOS 9 will fulfill these wishes??

Meanwhile back in February 2014 I was contacted by Chris van der Kuil (founder of Make Me Blue iOS Edutech Apps) asking me to test drive their new Easy Annotate app.  I gladly obliged and I’m glad to say that following numerous updates this app is now a core app in my language classroom.  It’s integration with WebDAV, Dropbox and Google Drive has allowed me to correct pupil work using the split screen function.
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Supporting Oral Communication with iPads - mmemallette.com

Supporting Oral Communication with iPads - mmemallette.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Using different apps to support and collecting evidence of oral communication .
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The Educators' Guide to Infographics - The Edublogger

The Educators' Guide to Infographics - The Edublogger | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes when you’re compiling your content for your next blog post you find that, to get your point across, you have to cover a lot of facts and figures, statistics, or tabular information, and it’s really tricky to put into words. Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily compile it all into a vibrant and easy to read chart, or even a collection of charts that are all related? Then, wouldn’t it be great if it was all in one image that you could share to other people, or even print to stick on the wall of your classroom?

Search no more, for we have your solution. Infographics!
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Marco Favero's curator insight, March 3, 3:45 AM

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 3, 4:28 PM

Infographics are an outstanding tool to help students organize and present information.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies

Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Reading through the solution to Dr. Russell's search challenge, which is a very advanced one that I wouldn't expect most high school students to employ, got me thinking about a search strategy and tools that I haven't employed before. That prompted me into thinking about creating a list of accessible search tools and strategies that middle school and high school students often overlook. Here's my short list of tools and strategies that are often overlooked.
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Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED

Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage.

We now have programs and platforms that can transform learners into globally active citizens, opening up countless avenues for communication and impact. Thousands of educational apps have been designed to enhance interest and participation. Course management systems and learning analytics have streamlined the education process and allowed for quality online delivery.

But if we had to pick the top ten, most influential ways technology has transformed education, what would the list look like? The following things have been identified by educational researchers and teachers alike as the most powerful uses of technology for learning. Take a look."

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 3, 9:00 AM

I think they should be able to do both discuss their learning  and learn to choose the best app from their digital tool kits to get the job done.

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How to set-up and configure Notifications on your iPad | iPad Insight

How to set-up and configure Notifications on your iPad | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Notification Center has an all new look in iOS 8.  Configuring how and which notifications you receive from your arsenal of downloaded apps doesn’t have to be rocket science.  If you are new to iOS, are having difficulties setting up notifications on your iPad, or you have no idea what Notification Center is all about–you’ve come to the right place.
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Carry on Learning: 16 (or so) quality ipad apps to use in a year 2 class

Carry on Learning: 16 (or so) quality ipad apps to use in a year 2 class | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In the next couple of weeks my year 2 children will be using the brilliant Scratch Jnr app to create basic polar bear animations. It ties in with the work that we are doing in class and I believe that the app is easy enough for 6 year olds to use, especially with some careful pairing. 
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Using iPad in Design and Technology - de Ferrers Apple RTC

Using iPad in Design and Technology - de Ferrers Apple RTC | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In D&T, we use iPads primarily to help students to complete their Controlled Assessments by using apps such as Keynote, Popplet, and Pureflow. Showbie is a particularly effective way for students to receive instant feedback in order to help them to achieve the maximum grades. iPads have also helped encourage students in D&T to meet deadlines as reminders can be set and sent using apps such as Edmodo.  Within Graphics, students undertake a Grand Designs project that allows them to mirror the role of an architect, through the use of apps such as Planner 5D and Autodesk FormIt. Using Computer Aided Design apps on the iPad allows students to design a new building for the de Ferrers Academy. Excellent prototypes have been developed, many of which were commercially viable.
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The best teacher tools for creating classroom quizzes - Daily Genius

The best teacher tools for creating classroom quizzes - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Since there really is now singular ‘perfect’ app, let’s take a look at some of the options that are quite good. They are not all perfect for you. Don’t be fooled by anyone claiming their app is perfect for you or anyone else. Spoiler alert: it’s not perfect. It’s probably good enough for many people but you need something unique to you. Therein lies the problem."

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List Of 38 Apple iOS 8 Features Every Apple Fan Should Know About - FIXITHERE

List Of 38 Apple iOS 8 Features Every Apple Fan Should Know About - FIXITHERE | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Apple - iOS 8 - What's New - iOS 8 Features: Hidden New Features - Hidden features from iOS 8, Apple's new operating system and updates.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 3:35 PM

This article lists over 3 dozen apps that any iOS 8 user should consider &/or be aware of.

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iDinoBook - A Nice iPad App About Dinosaurs - iPad Apps for School

iDinoBook - A Nice iPad App About Dinosaurs - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Dinosaur Hook HD: iDinoBook is a nice iPad app all about dinosaurs. The app features a map depicting many of the places that dinosaur fossils have been found around the world. Tap on the placemarks on the map to see an index of the dinosaurs found in that location. After opening the index you can select a dinosaur and read more about it. Images of fossils and artistic renderings of each dinosaur are included throughout the app.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Text Engine was developed to offer cell phone users a means to search the web using their text messaging service. This is great news for educators and students in low-income and rural communities.  

And that's a good thing, because while smartphones are popular, there is still a great need for text-only services in low-income and rural districts. There is also a need in districts like NYC that empower students to bring their own devices to school, but don't have the means to enable students to connect to the internet.  
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Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That! - Edutopia

Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That! - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Last month, the Institute of Play released a 160-page whitepaper on successfully designing and implementing video games as classroom assessment tools. It is widely hoped that the Institute's study, along with further research by SRI, will prove conclusively that cognitive skills are significantly improved by playing educational video games. This was not news to the math education community, which has known about the benefits of games in the classroom for a long time. Back in 2004, a study by Tisa Lach and Lynae Sakshaug had already shown that middle school students made significant improvements in algebraic reasoning, spatial sense, and problem-solving abilities after playing biweekly sessions of popular tabletop games such as Connect Four, Mastermind, Rush Hour, and Guess Who."

 

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 3, 4:22 PM

Think and Play...

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Free Technology for Teachers: View Webs of Related Search Terms on WikiMindMap

Free Technology for Teachers: View Webs of Related Search Terms on WikiMindMap | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier today on the FreeTech4Teachers Facebook page someone asked if there is a way to create a mind map of Wikipedia entries. WikiMindMap.org does exactly that. On the site you can enter a search term and almost instantly see a web of related topics. In the video embedded below I provide a short overview of WikiMindMap.org
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Educational Technology Guy: Read & Write Text to Speech web app comes to iPad and Android

Read and Write for Google is an excellent Chrome app that provides text-to-speech functions from your browser. They have just released a free iPad and Android app.

The apps provide text to speech functions, which are great for ESL, learning disabled, visually challenged and struggling readers, on your device, just like the web app does in the Chrome Browser and Chromebooks.
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MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms - Mind/Shift

MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
How long can any device realistically be expected to remain an effective tool in the classroom? Three years? Five years? Yet today, when schools decide on a device for their 1:1 programs, that choice quickly gets written into their school “brand.” Schools become identified by that choice, and the evaluation of other devices ceases. There are even certifications to this extent, such as GAFE schools, Apple Distinguished Schools, and so on.

But it’s important that schools who make “the choice” don’t simply stop planning at that point. As educational technology becomes key to the daily workings of a classroom, discussing the direction of its use should not end once devices are in their students’ hands.
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10 Reasons Schools Should Still be Using iPads - Ed Tech Today

10 Reasons Schools Should Still be Using iPads - Ed Tech Today | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
After its launch the iPad quickly became the darling of the K-12 education community. Schools and teachers quickly saw the opportunities that it afforded students and jumped to get them into their hands. Fast forward a few years and it seems that a lot of schools have relegated the iPad to a supporting role or ditched them entirely. As mentioned elsewhere this is primarily due to a lack of clear vision, a misunderstanding of what the iPad is and an imiginative, uninspiring curriculum.

While the iPad may no longer be the technology de jour in certain circles it is impossible to ignore what a compelling device the iPad is. So, why is the iPad still the best choice for schools, teachers and students.
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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 3, 9:07 AM

I think that while you do get quality for your money with the iPad, you can also get good Android tablets for a lot less. The biggest reason I am still a proponent of iPads in school instead of  Android tablets(our school has both) is that at present, the quality and availability of apps  for the iPad, in particular those that focus on creative multimedia is by far greater than for Android.

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Apps in Action: Using Book Creator to Create and Collaborate

Apps in Action: Using Book Creator to Create and Collaborate | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Book Creator is a fantastic tool that does exactly what it says: it lets users create books. The interface is simple and intuitive and that’s what makes it so great for the classroom. It also won the Best Educational App at the BETT Awards 2015!
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Get 500 Free Books on Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Get 500 Free Books on Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Coding is one of the most demanded skills in the 21st century learning. There is a growing need for teaching students the fundamentals of coding and computer programming not only because these are the skills needed for the future job market but also because coding allows learners to better understand their digitally focused life and therefore enhance their interaction with digital media.
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Learning In Burlington: I Think It's Obvious Why College Students Prefer Real Books

Learning In Burlington: I Think It's Obvious Why College Students Prefer Real Books | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier this week the The Washington Post ran a story titled Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. Every time I see one of these stories it makes me think a bit about why this is the case. It actually amazes me that people are so surprised that "Digital Natives" prefer real books to e-books. The fact of the matter is the in the case of this article, we are talking about college students who have spent more than a decade completing their reading in real books and having educators assign work from real books.  Just because they now have access to e-textbooks and/or e-books does not mean that they will choose to abandon the workflow they have used for their entire educational career. Why are we surprised by this? 
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Transforming History Lessons with Twitter

Transforming History Lessons with Twitter | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
We have recently started a class Twitter feed to extend our classroom beyond its walls and share our learning with the world. The students are so thrilled to upload their work samples for parents, teachers and other classes around the world to see. They excitedly wait to see whether we have any new followers or replies and my inbox is crowded with emails from my students sending me examples of their iPad work to post. They love to hear my laptop “ping”, indicating a new email, and announce matter-of-factly to the class “That was me, just sending you my work for our Twitter”. This latest technological venture for us has brought a new-found sense of enthusiasm to our learning environment.

Last week as part of our History studies we connected with experts via Twitter to completely transform our History assessment. The existing assessment task required students to observe photos of old and new technology and pose and answer questions based on what they could see in the images. I immediately thought of Twitter and the possibility of engaging with experts to answer our questions, and provide us with new information that we could not gain ourselves by analyzing a photograph.
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Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers

Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.
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Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.

 

 Several years ago, teachers had a limited choice of software to create presentations. Namely, there was only one tool for all presentation needs: Microsoft PowerPoint. With it, educators created, edited, and showed their presentations to students. The software was often non-responding in the most crucial moment. To say more, unskilled users often corrupted PPT files, did undesired edits, and simply could not show their works in incompatible school PC operating systems. Only a couple years ago, Microsoft added the possibility to save presentations in popular video formats and upload to YouTube. At the same time, there appeared a great deal of free alternatives, which allowed teachers to create video presentations much easier and faster than with PowerPoint. Here are the most prominent of them.

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Tech Integration Works in the Arts - graphite

Tech Integration Works in the Arts - graphite | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
My job as a technology integration specialist for a PreK-12 public school district became a whole lot more interesting this year as the schools I support implemented a 1-to-1 iPad program in grades K-12. It’s been especially exciting to see the creative things the teachers and students are doing in the arts.
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