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App #32: Penultimate for iPad (now FREE!)

App #32: Penultimate for iPad (now FREE!) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Great news! Penultimate for iPad http://itunes.apple.com/app/penultimate/id354098826 ; is now available free of charge (formerly $0.99). This is the ultimate handwriting and sketching app for iPad. Like Skitch, Penultimate was purchased by Evernote in 2012, and has since included full Evernote integration through all devices."

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20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student - Te@chThought

20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student - Te@chThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Teaching and learning through technology is a complex thing. Learning what, from whom, and why?

But in terms of pure academic preparation–practicing skills and the application of concepts for traditional classroom projects and assessments? Technology like Android and Windows tablets, iPads, and smartphones become even more useful. Why? Because they’re, by nature, “me” devices–a personal screen to display exactly the content you need, exactly when you need it.
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Create Halloween Movies With Magisto for iPad - iPad Apps for School

Create Halloween Movies With Magisto for iPad - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier today I published a post on FreeTech4Teachers.com in which I mentioned using Magisto to create videos online. This afternoon I tested out the Magisto iPad app.

The Magisto iPad app works in a manner that is very similar to the web app. To create a movie with the Magisto iPad app you simply select videos and images that are on your iPad’s camera roll, select some music (Magisto has a large selection of royalty-free music) to serve as your video’s soundtrack, and choose a theme for your movie. Magisto is currently offering a Halloween theme that you can apply to your movie. Magisto handles all of the mixing of your media to generate a movie for you. See the app in action in the video embedded below.
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How to pick the best education apps for your classroom - Daily Genius

How to pick the best education apps for your classroom - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Figuring out which apps work best in your particular classroom is not easy. There’s a painstaking process of trial and error that teachers must go through (usually during the summer break or professional development sessions)."

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10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic helps you find out just how much technology has become integrated with your teaching life.
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Using AirDrop in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Using AirDrop in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In the new version of OS X, Yosemite, AirDrop helps you quickly transfer files between your Mac and nearby Mac computers or iOS devices using Wi-Fi. The best part, especially in the school setting, is that your devices do not need to be on the same Wi-Fi network for AirDrop to work as they will create their own directly connected network to allow for file sharing.
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John O'Connor's curator insight, October 28, 7:12 AM

AirDrop is a simple tool that is often faster than emailing pictures and is excellent for sharing video files.

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8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative - EmergingEdTech

8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative - EmergingEdTech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Franklin Academy High School in North Carolina initiated a 1:1 iPad program at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the following two years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades (9-12) in the high school. In April, 2014, the Academy released results of a study that sheds light on the impact that the use of the iPad has had on academics, and the development of the vital non-cognitive skills that their program is founded upon.
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The pros and cons of the iPad, as said by teachers - Innovate My School

The pros and cons of the iPad, as said by teachers - Innovate My School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If you’re a teacher working in the UK, there’s a good chance that you use a tablet as part of your work. While we originally set out to publish an article on the different tablet devices available to educators, the response to our questions was so Apple-oriented, we’ll begin with iPads for now.

 

This article is comprised of the opinions of ten different education professionals, either teachers or former teachers. Twitter profiles are linked to the first use of a contributor’s name."

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Goldieblox and the Movie Machine App - Engage Their Minds

Goldieblox and the Movie Machine App - Engage Their Minds | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Our Maker Club has transitioned from making cardboard games to making movies, and one of the apps the students explored last week was Goldieblox and the Movie Machine.  They quickly figured out what they needed to do to create their own short animations, and they were too busy having fun to ask for help from me.  The club is still testing out different options for movie creation, so we haven’t worked our way up to making final products, but I think this app will definitely be a contender for most popular movie-making tool (along with the Lego Movie Maker app).
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Microsoft Opens Up On ‘Minecraft’ Acquisition And Possible Game Sequel - DESIGN&TREND

Microsoft Opens Up On ‘Minecraft’ Acquisition And Possible Game Sequel - DESIGN&TREND | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division, discussed the tech giant's plans for the "Minecraft" game series, according to Game Spot.


In mid-September of this year, it was reported that Microsoft purchased "Minecraft" developer Mojang AB for $2.5 billion. Although the deal is not yet final, the acquisition caused fans of the game to worry about the franchise's fate, Wall Street Journal reported.

According to Spencer, Microsoft purchased the developer because it thinks "Minecraft" will be a great addition to its roster of games."

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PhotoMath, the camera-powered calculator, is now better than ever -- AppAdvice

PhotoMath, the camera-powered calculator, is now better than ever -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
PhotoMath, “the world’s first camera calculator” which launched on the App Store earlier this month, has received an update making a number of significant improvements to the application.

First, iOS device owners should find that the speed of both math recognition and calculation has been boosted as of PhotoMath 1.1.0. You’ll find that using PhotoMath on your iPhone or iPod touch is a more efficient process as of the app’s most recent update.

Second, PhotoMath 1.1.0 now also allows users to delete their scanning history. If you’ve been using the application to snap and calculate countless number problems, you’ll surely appreciate this change (nobody wants a clogged-up history page in an iOS app, right?).
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Deborah Banker's curator insight, October 27, 10:32 AM

How's this for cool!?

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Great Tools and Apps for Teacher-Parent Communication ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tools and Apps for Teacher-Parent Communication ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Students with parents who are up-to-date on their child(ren)'s lives tend to perform better in school. Fortunately, technology offers a variety of ways that can save teachers time as well as keep parents engaged. Here are some notable tools used by teachers and parents.
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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, October 27, 10:01 AM

Have you tried any of these apps? I have used Storybird and really like it for creative writing activities.

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50 Facts and Figures of Augmented Reality -Real@Real

50 Facts and Figures of Augmented Reality -Real@Real | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"1. Augmented reality has existed since the 1930’s but a recent advance in Smartphone technology has fueled the recent hype."

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Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom - Mind/Shift

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"While more teachers are using digital games in the classroom, how they decide which games to use and why is less standardized, according to a teacher survey of 694 K-8 teachers by the Games and Learning Publishing Council called Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games.

The report finds that teachers learn about games through informal means, such as peers within the school or school district, and could benefit from more explicit training programs. By not having a more formal process, the report finds that “teachers may not be getting exposure to the broader range of pedagogical strategies, resources, and types of games that can enhance and facilitate digital game integration.”

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Christie Burke's curator insight, October 28, 1:43 PM

So a quick session on gamification (turning lessons into game-oriented learning experiences) would be helpful for moving forward, but so would a session on the skills that students can build through existing games. 

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3D Printing Technology in the Classroom: Year 2 - Mrs. D's Flight Plan

3D Printing Technology in the Classroom: Year 2 - Mrs. D's Flight Plan | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This week, my teaching partner, Marc Westra, and I introduced lessons to create excitement and interest around the 3D printer. Similar to last year, we wanted our gr. 8 students to see this piece of technology as being something beyond printing toys, jewellry and pizza (yes, it can do that). While these students had tinkered with the software and printer as a gr. 7 student, time had not permitted an indepth study since it was so new to us. We want our students to see what a 3D printer is capable of, and then some. How can innovators use a 3D printer to meet the diverse needs of society, to help those in need?
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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Pixelmator | PadGadget

Pixelmator for the iPad is an imaging editor that lets you add a plethora of enhancements, effects, and filters to your pictures. From frames and basic shading to multiple layers and painting tools, this app has just about everything you would need to turn your snapshots into something spectacular.


With the available tools and effects you can either start with a template, or create a new project using pictures from your photo library. Chose from dozens of templates with frames, light leaks, filters, text overlays, and paintings. Or start from scratch.
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Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.
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Linda Alexander's comment, October 28, 10:26 AM
Thought-provoking, John. I think their sample size is way too small to draw any conclusions, however. Nevertheless, it is an interesting twist for further exploration.
Sunrising Avenue's comment, October 29, 2:17 PM
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iPaddiction: Assessment Ideas At Your Fingertips Using the iPad

iPaddiction: Assessment Ideas At Your Fingertips Using the iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
During our inservice day, teachers were involved with the topic of assessment.  With Mrs. Schmidt, I led two sessions on assessment using the iPad.

To begin we talked about Assessment For/Of Learning, how assessments look differently with Smarter Balanced in the picture, benefits of iPad Creation Apps for assessment, and how the four C's are required for assessment using certain apps on the iPad.
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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 28, 7:05 PM

Thx! John Eavans

Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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How to Record a Video of Your iPhone or iPad’s Screen From Your Mac - How-To Geek

How to Record a Video of Your iPhone or iPad’s Screen From Your Mac - How-To Geek | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and a Mac, you can now record a video of your device’s screen thanks to a new feature in Mac OS X Yosemite. Android users can also record an Android device’s screen.

This feature was designed for app developers, but it can be used by anyone else. Record a tutorial and upload it to YouTube, or capture a video of your mobile gaming prowess and share it with your friends.
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Using Kodable to Teach Programming - EdTech You Should Know

Using Kodable to Teach Programming - EdTech You Should Know | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This episode of ETYSK features the app Kodable, which aims to teach primary grade students how to code by means of an incredibly appealing game. Gretchen, one of the apps founders, explains what Kodable is, how teachers are using it in the classroom, why they target the age of kids that they do, and more.

Here is a basic description of Kodable as it is listed on their website:

“Kodable starts your child’s programming education off right. They learn lessons on sequence, conditions, and loops by dragging and dropping commands to program their fuzzy character. You can also learn with your child by using the Smeeborg Learning Guide, which explains each of the concepts taught in the first 45 levels of Kodable.”

Kodable is also great to teach programming because they have many resources already available for teachers – and the app allows for progress saving across any iPad – so it is perfect for those classrooms that have computer carts. Here is what is offered to teachers:
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Educational Leadership:Professional Learning: Reimagined:Edcamp: Teachers Take Back Professional Development

Educational Leadership:Professional Learning: Reimagined:Edcamp: Teachers Take Back Professional Development | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"How can participant-led, one-day events open up new possibilities for professional learning?

 

"I have heard more positive feedback on this day than any other professional development I have ever been a part of. I keep wondering why we didn't take our professional development in this direction a lot earlier. If we want classrooms where we are teaching students to be collaborative and more proactive in their learning, don't we have to set up a culture where we trust teachers to do the same?"

—Patrick Larkin (2010), assistant superintendent" 

 

Hundreds of quotes like this one have been circulating within the Twittersphere and Blogosphere since May 2010. What's all the buzz about? Edcamp."

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Top 10 Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students - Tech&Learning

Top 10 Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students - Tech&Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
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Jon Samuelson's comment, October 28, 9:50 PM
This is a pretty outdated and weak list. IMHO - Not a very good effort at all, even the screenshots are blurry. #fail
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Helpful Resources for Using iPad in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Helpful Resources for Using iPad in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for innovative ideas and tips for using iPad in your class? Apple's iPad in Education website is a good place to start with. The website offers a wide range of resources and materials to help teachers make the best use of iPad in education. It provides a ideas and tips on how to make your lessons more engaging, relevant and fun for students through the use of iPad apps.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Digital Footprint - Advice from the Experts at Tech Forum NY #TLTF14

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Digital Footprint - Advice from the Experts at Tech Forum NY #TLTF14 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If students want to run for office, run a business, or change how things are run where they live, work, or play, they need to be savvy users of social media. This starts with having a positive online reputation. I had the opportunity at Tech Forum New York to speak with four Innovative educators (see below for faces and end of article for names) from elementary, middle, and high school as well as a district administrator about how to best prepare students.  
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Post-it Plus for Digital Sticky Notes - ClassTechTips

Post-it Plus for Digital Sticky Notes - ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There are some great brainstorming and planning apps for iPads (sticky notes, GRID, Popplet) and a new app from the makers of Post-it Notes combines the traditional tool with a digital platform.  Post-it Plus is a super cool app that lets users snap a picture of their post-it notes and the app will recognize each individual sticky.  You can then move them around your screen and organize them into groups.  It’s a great way for kids to collect their stop-and-jots in one place whether they are using post-it notes in Reader’s Workshop or when conducting research for a writing project.
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