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10 Useful iPad Apps for Photographers | Resources

10 Useful iPad Apps for Photographers | Resources | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The iPad is becoming more and more a tool for photographers. With its amazing display and new apps coming out everyday, a photographer will find many uses for
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Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, February 5, 2013 5:23 PM

Photography can inspire interest in the nature, meteorology, lighting and technology. Try it in your classrooms and see what develops!

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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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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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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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Games to Ignite Brains - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Games to Ignite Brains - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The other day, I noticed one of my daughters playing a puzzle type game on my iPad. It was obviously challenging and often frustrating but she kept at it regardless. The game was direct problem solving and my girl was deeply engaged. It was then I had an idea. If any learner who found themselves disengaged from a school task had permission to select from a list of problem-solving, “brain igniting” games, it might mean they return to the task more energised to tackle it or suggest other solutions.
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Tom Perran's curator insight, Today, 6:09 AM

Excellent post with game descriptions and suggestions to help you do it right!

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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Régine Ballonad-Berthois's curator insight, November 3, 5:28 PM

Une façon très intéressante d'utiliser book creator.

Mr Dulberger's curator insight, November 12, 10:08 AM

Gamifiying writing?!? I think so...

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Turn Your Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes - Free Technology for Teachers

Turn Your Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes - Free Technology for Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Post-it Plus is a free iPad app that I demonstrated for someone at the ISLMA conference yesterday. It's a great iPad app (you have to have iOS 8) that you can use to turn your physical sticky notes into digital sticky notes. With this free app installed on your iPad you can snap a picture of a collection of physical sticky notes and have them quickly digitized. Once your notes are digitized you can re-arrange them, share them with collaborators, or send them to another application like Dropbox. If you have multiple sets of notes you can combine the best notes into one board on the Post-it Plus iPad app.
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How to print (nearly) anything in iOS 8 - CNET

How to print (nearly) anything in iOS 8 - CNET | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As more and more users turn to their phones and tablets for everyday computing tasks (email, Web browsing, even word processing), there's one aspect that often seems elusive: printing.

After all, it's not like you can plug in a USB printer, and even if you have a Wi-Fi model connected to your home network, it may not show up when you search for printers within iOS. Fortunately, it's pretty simple to print just about anything from your iPhone or iPad, and to just about any printer.

For starters, check out Sharon Profis' tutorial on printing wirelessly from any iDevice, which shows how to get connected to AirPrint and non-AirPrint printers alike.

What remains is the nuts and bolts of how to print various kinds of items from various apps (a process that's not always consistent across iOS). For example, want to print a document from the newly updated Word for iPad? Or a set of directions from Google Maps? How about a magazine page? Here's a simple rundown of how to print just about anything.
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7 Unique Ways To Practice Your Coding Skills - makeuseof

7 Unique Ways To Practice Your Coding Skills - makeuseof | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The 40 years between the respondent and the doubter is the chink in our thought process that says it’s a young man’s game. Let’s repeat – there’s no age to learning. Once you are on that path, you just have to keep practicing. And today there are more ways than one way to sharpen your coding chops.

If you have picked up a programming language to learn, let’s start the class with some innovative websites.
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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

Via Maria Margarida Correia
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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 19, 5:38 AM

PDF aqui

http://www.kqed.org/assets/pdf/news/MindShift-GuidetoDigitalGamesandLearning.pdf

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 19, 6:16 PM

This has great implications for Humanities and Social Sciences teaching - gaming as learning.

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Sphero 2.0 Review - ICT techie

Sphero 2.0 Review - ICT techie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been playing with a very clever robotic ball which is controlled and programmed via the iPad. More info about Sphero can be found here.

 

When I first unpacked the Sphero I was very surprised at how solid it felt and its size. To give it some perspective it’s about the size of a tennis ball. This gave me confidence in Sphero in that it would be able to bang into things without getting damaged. I was also pleased to find two ramps and a clever wireless charging unit in the box."

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Minecraft + Patterning = 3D Algebra World - Brian Aspinall

Minecraft + Patterning = 3D Algebra World - Brian Aspinall | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Today we are learning to: identify and extend patterns;  use algebra to describe pattern rules; represent relationships using a table of values.


Let me introduce our Minecraft project.  I cannot take credit for this.

 

Thanks to my grade 8 student Isaac, we have developed a pretty cool “game”.

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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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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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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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Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014

Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

This month I have been supporting the PE department with using the iPads to enhance their lessons and pupils to analyse skills. Last year Apple updated iMovie app to include features such as Split Screen, Freeze Frame, Video Speed etc. This year the update has made some of these features a little easier to find.

 

Split Screen: We have used this to compare videos of the same skill taken from two different angles. For example, a cricket bowling action.

 

Video Speed: We have used this by splitting part of a clip where the skill is most demonstrated and slowing it down.

 

Freeze Frame: We can stop a clip at any point and create a freeze frame. This freeze frame can be split at either end to create a separate clip and textual analysis added.

 

I would also like to say a big thank you for all the great feedback to the iPad Teachers App. We are only at the start of the content we can add to this so look out for the first update in mid December with even more ideas. Details of the app can be found at www.ipadteachers.co.uk


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Excellent iPad Visual Math Dictionary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent iPad Visual Math Dictionary ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Math Charts is a handy free iPad app that provides students with explanations of mathematical terms using illustrations and visuals. Topics covered here range from early grades to early high school. These definitions are provided in poster format so you can print them or display them on interactive whiteboard. You can also use these charts for a variety of purposes including classroom displays, math walls, display boards, student handouts, home work help and many more.
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REVIEW: ViewChat: An Awesome iPad Collaboration Tool - Free Technology for Teachers:

REVIEW: ViewChat: An Awesome iPad Collaboration Tool - Free Technology for Teachers: | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In this creative process, one of the greatest challenges that we encountered was not being able to have multiple screens open to easily go back and forth between web pages, media and other files. When collaborating, we used a variety of methods from Google Docs to annotation apps with shared folders, but could never really find anything spectacular that would redefine the creative process experience for us. I craved a tool that would allow us to go back and forth as well as allow one of us to write ideas and have others be able to see and interact with those ideas. A tool that would allow me to connect with my group, share my thoughts, gather feedback when the idea struck, and not just what I thought of during the 45 minute period. A few days ago my wish became a reality with the release of ViewChat.
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Resources from Miami Device - Learning in Hand

Resources from Miami Device - Learning in Hand | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School hosted Miami Device, a conference held on their campus November 6 & 7, 2014. Felix Jacomino, the school’s Director of Technology, managed to lead a team that pulled off an incredible learning event. The speakers, sessions, food, venue, and even the name tags surpassed all expectations.

The opening keynote speaker was Kevin Honeycutt.  Kevin’s wisdom, humor, expertise, kindness, charm, and wit set the stage for the two days. I had the privilege of being the closing keynote speaker. I had a great time encouraging educators to give students as much ownership over their devices and learning as possible. 
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Bigsaw Designer - Puzzle Maker for iPads - ClassTechTips

Bigsaw Designer - Puzzle Maker for  iPads - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Bigsaw Designer is a picture puzzle maker for iPads that lets users create their own interactive games.  Students and teachers can snap pictures with their iPad, use a picture saved in Photos, or select a picture they have found online.  Once you’ve created your puzzles you don’t have to worry about being connected to the Internet because all puzzles are available offline.
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7 Ways Your Kids Could Learn More with Augmented Reality - Verizon

7 Ways Your Kids Could Learn More with Augmented Reality - Verizon | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Augmented reality is fun, but what makes it better than computer programs, online learning or even book reports and flashcards? To find out, we spoke to teacher-turned-techie Drew Minock, co-founder of the educational blog TwoGuysAndSomeiPads.com and a “4D Education Evangelist” for the augmented reality company Daqri. Here are his thoughts on how augmented reality can have an impact on education: "

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Coding In The Classroom: How Teachers Are Learning To Code - Getting Smart

Coding In The Classroom: How Teachers Are Learning To Code - Getting Smart | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Like a slow moving barge, the discussions around teaching students to code have remained afloat, drifting slowly towards a far away destination for many years. Although there is still progress to be made to achieve the goals of code fluency, current activities indicate that significant change is happening and thankfully, on a global scale.
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