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My Top Picks For Content Creation iPad Apps ~ Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog

My Top Picks For Content Creation iPad Apps ~ Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I recently saw a picture that was posted on twitter by George Couros.  I sent it to my principal because it sums up what we have been talking about for weeks about Apps that we are using with the iPads. "


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So true!!! A++

Paul's curator insight, January 21, 2013 8:54 AM

I love this post - I have shared this with our staff - great!

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The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Own the Future - Edutopia

The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Own the Future - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Many teachers know that children learn best by doing. Champions of project-based learning have decades of research to support this, including Edutopia’s own compendium. In recent years, the Maker movement has generated a new following in education with many teachers adding interesting new tools and materials like robots, 3D printing, e-textiles, and more. The idea that interesting materials and opportunities for students to work independently on in-depth projects dovetails nicely into what we know about creating optimal learning environments for children."

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4 Awesome iPad Apps to Help Kids with Their Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Awesome iPad Apps to Help Kids with Their Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Writing is a tedious task and as such kids find it hard to sit down and write. Thankfully, technology has some interesting ways to get kids excited about  writing. There are a wide variety of web tools to help you engage young learners in the writing process. Writing prompts tools come on top of the list. These are applications that generate prompts for students to draw on  to compose their writing piece. Here is a web-based version of these tools but today I am sharing  with you the iPad based version. These  are excellent apps that kids can use on their iPads to get writing prompts and story starters.
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7 Ways to Save Your Battery Life on iOS 8 - Mashable

7 Ways to Save Your Battery Life on iOS 8 - Mashable | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Those of you running the latest iOS 8 software on your iPhone or iPad might notice your battery life dwindling faster than usual.

That's because the handful of shiny new features added to the mobile operating system are working harder to make your mobile experience more productive. Of course, ironically, that productivity lasts for less time than before.
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Instagram's new Hyperlapse app: Fast, free, and fun - coolmomtech

Instagram's new Hyperlapse app: Fast, free, and fun - coolmomtech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Have you ever been somewhere, sitting through an event or activity, and just wishing you could hit the fast-forward button on it all? Well, last week Instagram released a new video app that is as close as we’re ever going to get to that. It’s called Hyperlapse, and it’s so darn cool."

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Use “Send Last Location” to Find a Lost iPhone Even If Battery is Dead - OSXDaily

Use “Send Last Location” to Find a Lost iPhone Even If Battery is Dead - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"One of the best things about Find My iPhone is the ability to, well, find your iPhone if you happen to misplace it. It’s a feature that every iOS device owner (and Mac users too) should have enabled on their devices, but up until now there has been a problem; when a devices battery runs out, so goes the ability to track the lost iPhone. That’s exactly what this setting in iOS 8 aims to resolve, and much like Find My iPhone, every iOS device owner should take a moment to enable this."

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AirFile for iOS 8: Cloud Storage Made Easy - teachingwithipad.org

AirFile for iOS 8: Cloud Storage Made Easy - teachingwithipad.org | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
AirFile has just recently been updated for iOS8, and has made significant improvements since its inception. The user-interface is fantastic on the iPad. You can see in the image below that there are two “panes” for managing your files between services. This will come in handy when you are running out of space in one, and can offload some storage onto another.
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Drawp for School - A Good App for Students to Create and Share Drawings - iPad Apps for School

Drawp for School - A Good App for Students to Create and Share Drawings - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Drawp for School allows students to create drawings, take pictures, and create audio recordings. Students can combine those elements into one final product that they share with their teachers and classmates. Teachers can use the app to create multiple class rosters. From their class rosters teachers can see all of the work that their students have shared with them. Teachers are also able to manage students’ passwords from their class rosters.
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Using Scratch in Digital Learning Strategies - Teacher Calder

Using Scratch in Digital Learning Strategies - Teacher Calder | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
We needed something to get our class back working together as a cohesive unit today. Yesterday we had an amazingly awful run of things trying to get text-to-speech tools installed and running on all students devices. It was chaotic, crazy and frustrating for many of us.

We had planned on starting with Scratch next Monday, but needed something exciting and fun to end the week on a positive note. Wow, did that plan work!
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40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 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.
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IPAD4SCHOOLS -The Connected Classrooms Challenge

IPAD4SCHOOLS -The Connected Classrooms Challenge | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"How might we develop young people's obsession and engagement with social media and texting into a deep desire to learn and create together?"

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(Rethinking) Makerspaces — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

(Rethinking) Makerspaces — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Kids have always made in my library.


We encouraged digital and visual and dramatic and rhetorical creativity before, during, and after school.  But for a while, I’ve questioned the value of using already heavily used real estate to randomly carve out space for a 3D printer, electronics stations and sewing machines. I had my doubts about the makerspace movement in school libraries.

 

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to chat with Amos Blanton, project manager of the Scratch online community, and a member of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab.  On his profile Amos notes:  I design and sustain creative learning environments for people with agency.


Amos makes the case for makerspaces as powerful, authentic, relevant learning experiences, and for when and why library may be the very right space to create a makerspace."

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Make Your Own Flashcards! - Synopsis - Class Tech Tips

Make Your Own Flashcards! - Synopsis - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Synopsis is a completely free iPad app for students that lets users create notes by highlighting different sections of a PDF document.  Kids can then modify the notes they have created by adding their own text. Synopsis gives kids the power to summarize any text so they won’t need to go back to a PDF document to study material.  Each individual note can be converted to its own flashcard there is no need to buy flashcards or type and create your own.
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REVIEW: 3D Molecules Edit and Test - a useful chemistry tool for iPad and iPhone - Teacher with Apps

REVIEW: 3D Molecules Edit and Test - a useful chemistry tool for iPad and iPhone - Teacher with Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
3D Molecules Edit and Test is a useful chemistry tool for iPad and iPhone geared to build 3D molecule models from scratch.
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Education App: Let’s Do Mental Maths – Now Available for All Primary Ages | UKEdChat.com

Education App: Let’s Do Mental Maths – Now Available for All Primary Ages | UKEdChat.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Andrew Brodie is known by many teachers and parents for his series of publications that support children develop their mental mathematical skills, creating educational books since 1992, and is still very much involved in education and has a wealth of experience of teaching and as a primary head-teacher.

Now, with support from Bloomsbury Publishing, Brodie has launched a couple of Mental Maths iPad / iPhone apps (initially released for pupils ages 6-7 and 10-11 – but now also available for 5-6; 7-8; 8-9 & 9-10) that have been developed with the curriculum changes that are taking place around the UK. Within the apps, there are three main quiz areas:
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3 iPad Apps You May Not Know About for Demonstrating Learning - Learning in Hand

3 iPad Apps You May Not Know About for Demonstrating Learning - Learning in Hand | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"While there are so many iPad apps that deliver content, I think the one of the best uses for technology in education is to make something with what you're learning. This might include producing a video, authoring a digital book, recording a puppet show, creating a college, narrating a slideshow, designing a comic book, or somehow making your own media and study aids. Yes, there are loads of drill and skill apps, digital books, and electronic response systems that can be very useful in classrooms. What's much more exciting to me are apps that empower students to be creative and expressive. "


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Emma Alcock's curator insight, March 18, 9:13 PM

This is a great collection of open ended apps for students to demonstrate their learning. I'm particularly interested in the last one, in which students can create puzzles to demonstrate their learning and then others can play them!

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Deep-dive review: iOS 8 packs some snappy new features - COMPUTERWORLD

Deep-dive review: iOS 8 packs some snappy new features - COMPUTERWORLD | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It's almost fall again, and so Apple has released the next generation of software that powers its mobile lineup: iOS 8. As always, this is a free update, and it packs new features and enhancements, both obvious and subtle.
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iOS 8: How to See Which Apps Are Using the Most Battery - iPad Insight

iOS 8: How to See Which Apps Are Using the Most Battery - iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Battery life can be a big factor in getting the most out of the iPad and other mobile devices. When you have battery life struggles, it can be very useful to know what’s causing any rapid battery drain – and sometimes that can end up being an individual app or two.

Now in iOS 8, we have more insight on this issue – and we can see which apps are using the most battery in the last 24 hours and the last 7 days. Here’s how:
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Imagistory - An App for Narrating Picture Books - iPad Apps for School

Imagistory - An App for Narrating Picture Books - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Imagistory is a neat iPad app on which children can narrate picture books. The app provides children with a wordless picture books. Children are free to record themselves telling a story about the pictures in the books. Children can record and re-record stories as often as they like."

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Math is Harder When Using an iPad ~ Mrs. Wideen's Blog

Math is Harder When Using an iPad ~ Mrs. Wideen's Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I do not use a lot of worksheets in my math program. So much so, that last week, I gave a worksheet during math to my grade 2 students to do and one of my students cheered. CHEERED! For a worksheet! I asked the child in my class why she cheered. I figured that she would have responded with, "I like worksheets." If she had answered that way, I would have been fine with that. I believe that we all have our own learning preferences and some children enjoy doing worksheets. However I would never have anticipated what she said to me. She responded with,


"I like doing worksheets better than using the iPads because I don't have to think as much."
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8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom - Mind/Shift

8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As technology takes hold in the classroom, educators are constantly shifting tactics, experimenting with new tools, and trying to connect with students. That’s far easier said than done, but effective teachers know that education at its best is a human endeavor. What technology can do, as Laura Moorhead writes for the TED blog, is support teachers as they push students to problem-solve, discover information on their own, and make meaning out of the world around them. "

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12 Excellent iPad Apps for Music Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Excellent iPad Apps for Music Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
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18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post

18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality. The tablet or smart phone-wielding travelers can now immerse themselves in an entire library of art and culture-related distractions, finding solace in everything from a Vincent van Gogh game to a digital version of the Louvre.

Just this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a 140-year-old cultural stalwart of New York City, went the way of the future and introduced an iPhone app. Described as "exceedingly simple and modest" by Forbes, the move to make art more accessible is something we can't help but love. So, in the spirit of the Met's 21st century attitude, we've put together a list of mobile museums and art-honoring programs that will spark creativity in your everyday life.

Behold, 18 apps every creative and artist type should download now:
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Gemma Shannon's curator insight, October 1, 6:50 AM

A diverse range of creative and artistic apps. Perfect for utilising to create your own graphics for your social media updates. Excellent.

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iPad Insight - iPad App of the Week: Docurama

iPad Insight - iPad App of the Week: Docurama | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This week’s pick is Docurama, which offers up a superb selection of documentary films an real-life stories. Here’s the short intro to it on its App Store page:


From Oscar-nominees to films straight from theaters and top film festivals, we offer the best real life stories FREE on-demand. Tired of browsing channels filled with movies that have nothing to offer? Explore Docurama and discover movies worth watching."

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Teaching iPad Videography From 3800 Miles Away - Speed of Creativity @wfryer

Teaching iPad Videography From 3800 Miles Away - Speed of Creativity @wfryer | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Friday I had an opportunity to share a videoconference about iPad Videography from my home in Oklahoma City with a group of about 15 homeschoolers in Nenana, Alaska, which is almost 4000 miles away.

 

It blows my mind that it’s possible to teach and share like this.

I posted the recorded audio from the session to my “Fuel for Educational Change Agents” secondary podcast channel. In the session I introduced participants to the use of the free “YouTube Capture” app for trimming videos, making video collages by combining clips, adding copyright-friendly music clips to videos, and publishing to YouTube. I also introduced the basics of using the iMovie for iPad app. I created a Google Doc of referenced links for the session, which included the “Quick Edit Video” page of Mapping Media, and the “Quick Edit Videography” webpage from my August 2014 iPad Media Camp curriculum wiki.

 

A full list of the 14 different workshops I offer via videoconference through the CILC is available, including my newest addition: “Minecraft and MinecraftEDU in the Classroom.” "

 

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Teachers with Apps - REVIEW: The Anti-Coloring Book App for iPad and Mini iPad

Teachers with Apps - REVIEW: The Anti-Coloring Book App for iPad and Mini iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Anti-Coloring Book App is an art application designed to stimulate creativity, promote critical thinking skills, foster flexibility and celebrate art.

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