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Create Stop Motion and Time Lapse Videos on Your iPad

Create Stop Motion and Time Lapse Videos on Your iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
OSnap is an iPad app (available in a free version and in a paid version) that you can use to create stop motion and time lapse videos. The app is quite easy to use. To create a video with the OSnap...
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Thinkers & Tinkers - University of Alberta TLDL Program, EDEL 545

Thinkers & Tinkers  - University of Alberta TLDL Program, EDEL 545 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"A Professional Development Workshop For Middle School Teachers and Teacher-Librarians"

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How Teachers Can Create Videos That Engage Students - Education Week

How Teachers Can Create Videos That Engage Students - Education Week | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As a teacher, you may think slick production is the way to go in building engaging learning videos, but new data shows that variables within your control (and budget!) have more of an impact.
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Michail Darley's curator insight, August 28, 10:11 PM

This made me sit up with interest. Home made and imperfect videos for learning have more impact than slick, commercial ones if a few simple rules are followed. A must read!

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News-O-Matic for Kid-Friendly Current Events ClassTechTips

News-O-Matic for Kid-Friendly Current Events ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Sharing current events with students is so important but it is often challenging to find appropriate content for elementary schoolers.  News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper for kids available on both iOS and Android devices (the app will soon be available on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets).  It provides engaging nonfiction text for  young readers to help them learn about the world around them.  With topics including election news, sports coverage and science discoveries, there is plenty of exciting content to capture the attention of your students."

 

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5 Lessons Drawn from the LAUSD iPad Fiasco - iPads in Education Blog

5 Lessons Drawn from the LAUSD iPad Fiasco - iPads in Education Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"It’s becoming difficult to read the news in Los Angeles these days without running across yet another article about the problems faced by the sputtering LAUSD iPad initiative. Finally, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announced this week that they were suspending the contracts with Apple and Pearson amid increasing scrutiny and investigation of the bidding process. According to Deasy, “it will also give us time to take into account concerns raised surrounding the project”.

 

There were always valid questions surrounding a bidding process that granted enormous contracts for digital courses that had not yet been developed. It’s unfortunate however that an investigation into the bidding process became the catalyst for the project’s suspension when it was the planning and implementation that fell woefully short in so many areas. Hindsight may be 20-20 but many were already pointing out substantial flaws in the plan at its initial announcement.

 

As educators we know that failure is the breeding ground for learning and adapting. With that in mind, here are 5 lessons that can be drawn from the LAUSD iPad experience."

 

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: Maker movement makes waves | eSchool News | eSchool News

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Maker movement makes waves | eSchool News | eSchool News | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
No. 5 on our list of key ed-tech trends for the new school year is the growth of maker spaces in schools; here's why they're catching on.
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Two Great Periodic Tables of Educational iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Great Periodic Tables of Educational iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Today as I was wading through my Twitter feeds I came across a link to the periodic table of iPad apps created by ICTEvangelist.Upon checking this work I learned that it is inspired by a relatively similar work done by Sean Junkins which I have featured in an earlier post in this blog. Different as they are, both of these periodic tables provide an interesting collection of educational iPad apps you could probably consider using with your students.These apps are arranged under different categories and each of these categories  has a unique colour code to help you identify apps belonging it. The labelling of the categories in these two periodic tables slightly differ from one another with ICTEvangelist tending to repurpose his work for UK-based educational settings."

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 27, 11:45 PM

Check out this periodic table. You will probably find new stuff

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Two Guys and Some iPads: Augmented Reality Made Easy with 4D Studio Tutorials

Two Guys and Some iPads: Augmented Reality Made Easy with 4D Studio Tutorials | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Creating augmented reality has never been so easy until now! DAQRI 4D Studio gives educators and students the ability to easily create experiences and instantly publish them to share with the world. As our friend Katie Ann said during her augmented reality presentation at Podstock this year, "If you can copy and paste, and drag and drop, then you can create augmented reality." Each experience created and published by in 4D Studio for Education can be viewed using the target image and free DAQRI application. "

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Seven iPhone photography tricks take the basic camera to the next level - TUAW

Seven iPhone photography tricks take the basic camera to the next level - TUAW | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Lorenz Holder is a professional photographer and part of the Cooperative of Photography, a community-focused online photography magazine. The goal of the Cooperative is to recognize and promote exceptional visions within the photography community as well as support developing photographers. Holder and COOPH have just released a new video showcasing seven photography tricks for the basic iPhone 5s camera."

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Using Pinterest for a More Visual Professional Development - FRACTUS LEARNING

Using Pinterest for a More Visual Professional Development - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
With boards and pins now branching off in every direction, the professional value of Pinterest should certainly not be underrated.
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App makes bulletin boards come alive at Green school - New Jersey Herald

App makes bulletin boards come alive at Green school - New Jersey Herald | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The bulletin boards throughout Green Hills School may look normal — with colorful paper and pictures covering them — but hover a tablet or smartphone loaded with a special app over them and they turn into learning tools, complete with videos and interactive lessons.

 

“I didn't want there to be all these passive areas throughout the school,” Superintendent John Nittolo said. “I wanted there to be chances for people to interact, to manipulate, to find info that changes so it's not static.”

 

The brainchild of Louis Rossi, the school's mathematics and ThinkSTEM coach, each bulletin board — technically known as “Augmented Reality Interactive Boards” — gives students an opportunity to learn away from the classroom."

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 26, 6:08 AM

The app is FREE!

The Ark Toys's curator insight, August 26, 11:05 AM

Very cool!  It's great to see technology used in innovative ways to improve the educational experience for kids.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 9:06 PM

Use of QR codes and Aurasma can create an augmented reality where students simply need to hold their iPad up to an image or code to receive information. These are great for scavenger hunts and any activity students need to gather ideas, but here is an idea to use them with bulletin boards. This is hopefully something we can do in the Library soon!

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Best 1:1 Android and iPad Apps for Elementary, Middle, and High School - graphite

Best 1:1 Android and iPad Apps for Elementary, Middle, and High School - graphite | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"To get your new school year started off right, we present: the best of the best! The six lists linked below feature must-have apps for 1-to-1 classrooms using Android tablets or iPads. We've organized our picks by platform and grade level to make it easier for you to find the great recommendations you're looking for. No matter which list you explore, the apps featured here come with tons of content that will keep students engaged and productive. This year, add another dimension to their everyday learning with these top-rated apps!

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Teaching like it's 2999: Making a Homemade Stylus: A Great Electricity Activity!

Teaching like it's 2999: Making a Homemade Stylus: A Great Electricity Activity! | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As more of our students are using touchscreen devices, teachers are realizing there is an added cost in peripherals... i.e., apps, headphones and styluses. These costs can quickly add up, so finding simple low-cost solutions is quite helpful. Below is a quick way to create your own stylus with 3 household items in just a few seconds! Plus - BONUS - it makes an awesome science activity... scroll down for more."

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kathyvsr's curator insight, August 25, 4:52 PM

Fun, useful and educational.!

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Guy's Edu Blog: Four things your students can learn from watching Minecraft videos

Guy's Edu Blog: Four things your students can learn from watching Minecraft videos | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"My two youngest kids have been playing minecraft for quite a long time. For those who are not familiar with minecraft think of a game platform with lego like blocks of many kinds that allows you to create or explore worlds created by others.

This summer, however, my kids got hooked on YouTube videos documenting the adventures of of others online. An example can be the Dumb and Dumber videos for an example click on the pic to the right. "

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Darryl Wilson's curator insight, August 25, 7:50 AM

The learning standards are embedded in something they love. Magic.

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L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology

L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles school system canceled its iPad deployment because administrators weren't ready for the technology, not because the technology wasn't ready for students.
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Learn an Hour of Code - CODE.ORG

Learn an Hour of Code - CODE.ORG | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Anyone can learn the basic concepts of Computer Science. Choose an intro activity to start learning.
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Dogs Pro HD: A Complete Database of our Canine Friends - iPads in the Classroom

Dogs Pro HD: A Complete Database of our Canine Friends - iPads in the Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
With so many dog breeds in the world, it’s no wonder that Dogs Pro HD is packed with a lot of information.
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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play - Mind/Shift

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"More recently, there’s been a few games that up the ante of authentic code-based learning — games that peel back the façade and allow players to tweak the code of the game as they play. Confused? Think of it like opening up the hood of a game, and fiddling with the engine — as you drive."

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Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The Maker Movement http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/maker-movement/ ; has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning."

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Lisa Carey's curator insight, August 27, 1:28 PM

Action & Expression!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 28, 8:07 AM

The Maker movement taps into the very heart of learning adding purpose and practice to pedagogy,  a heutagogical approach.  How's that for an educational classification?

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The iPad Education Revolution Stalls Out - Gizmodo

The iPad Education Revolution Stalls Out - Gizmodo | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported that its sprawling hometown's school system, the second largest in the US, would be withdrawing from last year's ambitious promise to supply all 640,000 students with an iPad. Good. The Los Angeles United School District just dodged a $1 billion, tablet-shaped bullet.
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No solution is perfect. But the message that should be taken away from this story is that there needs to be a great deal of homework done by the right people in your school, division or district to come up with an effective plan for implementation of any technology initiative. JE

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Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories - iPad Apps for School

Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"In the year that I taught language arts before moving into the social studies department one of the challenges that my students faced in writing short stories was coming up with ideas to get started. I held a lot of brainstorming sessions with those students. Today, there are lots of apps that can help students generate creative story ideas. Here are five worth taking a look at."

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Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos - The Next Web

Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos - The Next Web | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Following Bolt, Instagram is back with another new mobile app. It’s called Hyperlapse and promises iPhone owners an easy way to record tracking shots and stunning time-lapse videos. These two shooting techniques are... Keep reading →
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A Whole New World of Apps (for the Under 13 Generation) - Hooked On INNOVATION

A Whole New World of Apps (for the Under 13 Generation) - Hooked On INNOVATION | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As students fill the hallways of our schools on their first day back, there is a major change afoot for those kids under the age of 13.  Students in the pre-teen realm have always had less options when it came to personalization and use of certain websites/social media.  While some of those rules still apply when it comes to the web, Apple’s new system of allowing districts to issue Apple IDs for those students under the age of 13 (with parental consent) means that the days of every elementary students having the same standardized iPad are in the past.  Combining that with the new deployment system and (in our case) an MDM like Casper, and we are finally starting to see some of the real powerful potential of the 1:1 iPad platform.  While I know there will be some glitches (there always are in technology), I’m looking forward to the improvements listed here this year for our K-6 students."

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Google Unleashes their new #Google Slides app on iOS - TEACHERCAST

Google Unleashes their new #Google Slides app on iOS - TEACHERCAST | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"On Monday August 25, the day after the TechEducator Podcast produced an amazing Google Slides Smackdown (see video above) Google heard our cries and released an amazing addition to the iPad lineup.  Google Slides is a free downloadable app that integrates seamlessly with your personal Google account or your Google Apps for Education suite."

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Alfredo Calderon's curator insight, August 26, 4:39 AM

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App Store Productivity Monday: automate iOS with these fine apps - iDownload Blog

App Store Productivity Monday: automate iOS with these fine apps - iDownload Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Like any given Monday, Apple’s App Store editors today highlighted iPhone and iPad applications aimed at increasing your productivity by helping you get organized and keep pace with your busy life.


In this week’s edition of Productivity Monday, the App Store team is sharpening its focus on apps which help make the most out of iOS by automating the things that don’t need your expertise, so you can spend your time wisely."

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30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I have already featured here a list of important resources and applications to help in the teaching of coding in classroom, however , an essential part of the coding knowledge students will be exposed to is related to the coding languages. To this end, I am sharing with you this list of excellent resources to help students learn about the 10 most used programming languages out there. I compiled this list based on this article from Mashable."

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 25, 11:11 PM

Resources to teach and learn programming languages

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, August 26, 7:40 AM

This is such a resource guide is you're teaching students how to code.