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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 iPad Apps to Help you Stay Organized

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 iPad Apps to Help you Stay Organized | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Are you having problems organizing your stuff on iPad ? Well you are not alone ,  sometimes we do get overwhelmed by the multitude of tasks we have and it becomes hard to keep track of everything. But with the apps below your  chances to keep and stay organized are higher. I am only featuring what I think are the top apps for this purpose and of course there are many other cool apps that can help you get your things organized on iPad. I am also adding this list to the comprehensive List of The Best Educational iPad Apps for Teachers. Check it out to learn more."

 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Have I peaked your interest? Do you know about #makerspaces? As you are already well-aware, technology has dramatically changed the way we live our lives, and no other teacher has seen more changes than the school media specialist or teacher-librarian. According to makerspace.com,  makerspaces are "community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone." Places where students can find makerspaces include their school library, public library or local museum. Makerspace.com provides a directory of makerspaces HERE and maker community groups HERE. Does your school have a makerspace you would like to showcase? If so, drop me an email: jgreller (AT) gmail (DOT) com.
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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I  found this great list of apps and tech tools that are organized based on the task you want students to accomplish. It was out on  Twitter and I can't find the original tweet. What do you want to do...?There's a tech tool for that. pic.twitter.com/kWFciWylLP"

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Create a Maker Club, Start a Movement - The Power of Starting Small - Fractus Learning

Create a Maker Club, Start a Movement - The Power of Starting Small - Fractus Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
My goals in creating the Maker Club were to “empower students to become confident creators and tinkerers who can design and collaborate on projects”.
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8 Great iPad Apps to Manage Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great iPad Apps to Manage Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The educational use of iPad spans different key academic areas from knowledge management and distribution to content creation and curation. iPad is analogous to a Swiss knife in that it has multiple functions and can be used for unimaginable number of purposes. Today I want to focus on classroom management and share with you some useful apps  to use in this regard. These apps will help you : randomly select students, monitor noise levels, display messages, track behaviour, and count down time. This collection of apps is created by Tony Vincent and included in his wonderful visual " iPad as Teacher's Pet"."

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

" Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Here are “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities:”

 

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Book Review: “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” by danah boyd

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Book Review: “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” by danah boyd | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This review is for danah boyd’s (@zephoria) recent book, “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens.” I titled my review for Amazon.com, “Should be required reading for parents and educators today.” danah’s book prompted some of the thoughts in my presentation for a local Oklahoma City church last month, “Managing Digital Footprints – For Grandparents.” Note that danah’s stated preference is that neither her first or last name be capitalized… in case you were wondering! Here’s my review!"

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My Students’ Top Ten “Essential Digital Reading Tools” List by Sara Kajder

My Students’ Top Ten “Essential Digital Reading Tools” List by Sara Kajder | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This year’s classes have tinkered with multiple tools and Apps, using the five iPads we access in our classroom, the classroom laptop, and, in some cases, their own devices given our school’s newly expanded rules allowing students to using their cell phones or iPads for academic study when under the supervision of a teacher.  The list of what we use most regularly differs some across my sections/classes, but, when I asked them to vote on those tools which have been the most meaningful and essential to their reading work this year, consensus was abundant.  The descriptions below were taken directly from their writing about their learning, and students meant for this list to reflect a ranking that builds to their most essential tool."

 

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How to use AirDrop - iOS 7’s most important new feature for teachers - teachingwithipad.org

How to use AirDrop - iOS 7’s most important new feature for teachers - teachingwithipad.org | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"When Apple announced Airdrop this past June, I knew it would be a great feature for teachers with iPads. A common complaint about iPads in the classroom was that it wasn’t necessarily easy to transfer student work in the Camera Roll to the teacher. With no USB connection and no SD card slot, how was a teachersupposed to collect student work? Email would work for small files, but videos were much too large to send. Dropbox could be a solution, but that would require students to set up their own accounts, problematic if they are under a certain age. Enter AirDrop, a seamless and very quick way to transfer files via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections between “nearby” devices."

 

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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? - Mind/Shift

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Could e-books actually get in the way of reading?

 

That was the question explored in research presented last week by Heather Ruetschlin Schugar, an associate professor at West Chester University, and her spouse Jordan T. Schugar, an instructor at the same institution. Speaking at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia, the Schugars reported the results of a study in which they asked middle school students to read either traditional printed books, or e-books on iPads. The students’ reading comprehension, the researchers found, was higher when they read conventional books. In a second study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features."

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6 iPad Strategies for beginners - teacherswithapps

6 iPad Strategies for beginners - teacherswithapps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I consider myself very lucky. My university years coincided with the introduction of mainframe computers. The dawn of PCs occurred when I was at my prime, and now my grandchildren are learning to use the iPad. I know from my own experience as a math teacher that the integration of new computer technology into the classroom is a complex, challenging, and daring endeavor, and also a most rewarding undertaking. Two years ago, the iPad implementation in schools was referred to as the “wave of the future”. At this very moment, the iPad in the classroom is a reality. According to Sam Gliksman, author of  iPad in Education For Dummies, “the iPad is a natural fit for education in the 21st century”. There are a lot of publications dedicated to the subject of integrating iPads into classroom. As a mathematician, a retired teacher, software engineer and the developer of iPad/iPhone/Android applications, I have given a great deal of thought to proper use of iPads in teaching, and in the school as a whole. Below is a list of my most important iPad strategies, as seen from my own perspective and from what I have read.

 

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Search the Web for Selected Words & Phrases from Almost Anywhere in iOS - OSX Daily

Search the Web for Selected Words & Phrases from Almost Anywhere in iOS - OSX Daily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"On the Mac, you may know that a right-click on just about anything can bring up a “Search the web” feature. When chosen, the selected term or phrase, whether from an app or from another web browser, gets quickly searched for using your default browser. This is great if you’re reading something and you want more information about a mentioned subject or topic, but the iPhone and iPad don’t have this ability… or so many thought!"

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Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C's - iSupport

Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C's - iSupport | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As I prepared for an upcoming presentation at a local University I unloaded my test iPad of all its applications and created a new iPad, complete only with apps which I use at school every week. This iPad would become my “essentials” iPad, strategically and efficiently full of apps I wholly recommend to every educator I meet.

 

I went through the apps and I developed a list, indicating the apps purpose. I found that these purposes consistently fell into 3 categories: Consumption, Creation and Collaboration."

 

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GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to

GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Keep in touch with your kids when your away from home by recording a bedtime story using GarageBand
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This is a great idea for parents of little ones like me!

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iPhoto iPad tutorial: Find your way around iPhoto 2 for the iPad and iPhone - How to

iPhoto iPad tutorial: Find your way around iPhoto 2 for the iPad and iPhone - How to | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
iPhoto on the iPad and iPhone is very different to iPhoto on the Mac. Here’s how to find your way around
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5 Valuable iPad Apps for Student Health - teachingwithipad.org

5 Valuable iPad Apps for Student Health - teachingwithipad.org | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This article talks about a few special health apps that could influence a young child's life, because teachers could use them to help their students learn valuable life skills."

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Using Vine to Teach - 7 Seconds of Education - Fractus Learning

Using Vine to Teach - 7 Seconds of Education - Fractus Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
How you can use Vine to create short clips to share with your class, or encourage your students create their own - There is a lot to learn in 7 seconds.
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Listen to Your Brain! - iTeach with iPads

Listen to Your Brain! - iTeach with iPads | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

I thought about it in my brain, my brain gave me the answer and I liked the answer my brain gave me.-Isabelle, Age 6 If you ever need good quotes, just step into a kindergarten class. I'm repeated...


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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Students, parents, teachers, principals + elected officials understand the research behind cell phones for #mlearning

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Students, parents, teachers, principals + elected officials understand the research behind cell phones for #mlearning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The only difference between smartphones and laptops is that cell phones are smaller, cheaper, and more coveted by students” (Richtel & Stone, 2009). Students, parents, teachers, principals, and elected officials know it is time to lift restrictions and embrace these tools for learning. Below is their wisdom and the research to support it."

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How to restart the Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS) on Windows

How to restart the Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS) on Windows | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is not recognized in iTunes on Windows, the Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS) may need to be restarted. Alternatively, you may see the following error when connecting your device:
"This [device] cannot be used because the Apple Mobile Device Service is not started."
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Had this very problem today and this fixed the situation quickly. Good tip to add to your iPad bag of tricks. - John

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Flipboard Magazines make curation for your classes EASY - CoolCatTeacher

Flipboard Magazines make curation for your classes EASY - CoolCatTeacher | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

" Flipboard is a fantastic ereading tool which has also become a premier curation tool. I’ve created a magazine Education Inspirivation that you can subscribe to in Flipboard by clicking on the Flipboard link: http://flip.it/WaRGT

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10 Free Augmented Reality Apps to Use with Secondary Students Part Two

10 Free Augmented Reality Apps to Use with Secondary Students Part Two | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

To all of the folks who watched my Simply K-12 webinar on Tuesday here is the second promised post covering the last five free augmented reality apps that were presented in the webinar. In yesterda...


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Why App Smash? - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Why App Smash? - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash."

 

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5 Can't-Miss Apps: Solar Walk for Android and More -Mashable

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Solar Walk for Android and More -Mashable | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This week's list of can't-miss apps includes the newest Farmville game, Solar Walk and the Ashton Kutcher-backed app for contextual selfies.
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Professor Garfield Teaches Students to Recognize Facts and Opinions - iPad Apps for School

Professor Garfield Teaches Students to Recognize Facts and Opinions - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 - iPad Apps for School"Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion is a free iPad app designed to help students learn to recognize the difference between facts and opinions. The app features a comic book story in which students will read examples of facts and opinions accompanied by explanations of what makes them facts or opinions. After reading the comic students play a series of games in which they practice recognizing the fact that is mixed-in with opinion statements."

 

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Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices - Edutopia

Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"When children are told to "go home and study," many aren't quite sure what this means. "Do I stare at the pages of a textbook? Should I redo old homework problems? Will I remember this new list of vocabulary words if I read them over and over?" Giving students the tools to develop study skills is one step in the right direction."

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