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15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Netiquette ( net + etiquette) is the code of proper conduct applied to virtual online spaces. This code is dictated by common sense rules ( manners ) and social conventions. Teaching students about netiquette is just as important as teaching them to use technology in their learning. Crafting a netiquette memo for your class and informing your students about the importance of these rules will definitely help you create an engaging, respectful, and meaningful learning environment where collaboration and diversity of opinions are celebrated."

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, June 12, 2014 7:15 PM

Always good to remind ourselves and others about appropriate behavior online, thanks for sharing!

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Coding is the New Literacy - Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens - FRACTUS LEARNING

Coding is the New Literacy - Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There is no denying that coding is snowballing in importance across schools all around the world. Whether it’s Scratch, Programming Games or the Hour of Code, an understanding of software and the ability to code is fast becoming an essential skill for all 21st century learners.

At a recent TEDx event in Jackson Mississippi, Professor Marina Bers discussed her research into the design and study of innovative learning technologies to promote children’s positive development. How does this research manifest and present itself in the real world? Well programming robots of course!
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Students use iPads to illustrate Earth's age - TimesHerald

Students use iPads to illustrate Earth's age - TimesHerald | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
MARYSVILLE – More than 150 iPads lit up the gym at Marysville Middle School on Thursday.

The eighth grade earth science students created a large geological timeline of the earth by lining up their iPads side-by-side.

Ben Horner, eighth grade earth science teacher, used technology in his classroom by having each iPad represent a different geological stage.

"I wanted to demonstrate the enormity of geological time," Horner said. "I struggle in the classroom to teach something that is so long on a single piece of paper or on a video screen — we are talking about 4.6 billion years."
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REVIEW: Give Classroom Photos Some Flair with the Moldiv Collage App - FRACTUS LEARNING

REVIEW: Give Classroom Photos Some Flair with the Moldiv Collage App - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It wasn’t too long ago that photo editing was the business of dedicated professionals and cashed up amateurs. It would take hours of work and a studio of expensive equipment to turn flat photos into creative and beautiful works of art. Now, all we need is the phone in our pocket! Moldiv Collage Photo Editor is one of the most popular free photo editing apps, and with its amazingly simple interface comes a powerful and fun tool that both teachers and students can use to create collages, patterns and unique designs.
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No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children - Mind/Shift

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Thanks in part to STEM education initiatives and the tech boom, coding in the classroom has become more ubiquitous. Computer programming tasks students to persistently work to solve problems by thinking logically. What’s more, learning how to code is a desired 21st century career skill.

There are several digital games designed for kids as young as 5 that turn coding into a fun activity, such as Kodable and Scratch Jr. But some game designers are going further back to programming’s fundamentals by creating physical games that can’t be found in any app store.
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Redefining learning with iPads - Innovate My School

Redefining learning with iPads - Innovate My School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The fatal mistake schools make when deploying mobile technology is thinking that by purchasing the hardware, that’s the hard part done. In fact, the easiest step in a school’s iPad journey is buying the technology; the successful use of the technology is determined by what schools do after this.
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 29, 9:54 AM

The instructor uses the SAMR model and  provides examples of how he uses MineCraft PE app on iPad, app Panorama 360 Citiesprogram Airserver, and app Thinglink with students. 

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EdTechnocation: Get your FREE Google Classroom iPad App User Guides!

EdTechnocation: Get your FREE Google Classroom iPad App User Guides! | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Get your FREE user guide for the new Google Classroom iPad App!
Google just released an Android & iOS app for Google Classroom. It's not full featured (yet) so it's important that teachers and students understand exactly what you can and can't do with the app. 
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 29, 9:49 AM

Looks like an easy to use guide you can download and/or print.

teachintechgal's curator insight, January 29, 7:47 PM

I Can't Love this enough!

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Great Collection of iPad Apps for Elementary Classrooms - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great Collection of iPad Apps for Elementary Classrooms - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Technology very well supports a 21st century educator in her instruction, which is why technologies like iPads have also made their way in the elementary classroom.

So if you are an elementary teacher looking for iPad apps for your classroom, then here is a perfect list of apps for you, which will fill your classroom with fun and a great learning experience.
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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 27, 6:47 PM

Very nice!

Diane Therrien's curator insight, January 27, 8:40 PM

Thank you John!

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How to set-up and use iCloud Drive on the iPad | iPad Insight

How to set-up and use iCloud Drive on the iPad | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
iCloud Drive was first introduced with the release of iOS 8 & Yosemite last fall.  Once set-up on your iPad it replaces Documents and Data, where, up to this point, you stored your saved iWork documents.  All documents currently stored in iCloud will automatically be moved to iCloud Drive when you decide to upgrade.  One word of caution before proceeding–once you upgrade your iPad to iCloud Drive, you won’t be able to open any documents stored in iCloud Drive from your Mac, iPhone or any other device until those devices are also upgraded to iOS 8 or Yosemite.
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64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers - TeachThought

64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
What exactly makes an app “essential” is open to interpretation. For pure productivity, you could consider the direction of Google Drive, Skype, Zoom Notes, iAnnotate–maybe a gradebook app, Class Dojo, etc.

But what if your classroom if is full of open-ended projects and you need to constantly communicate with students, parents, and the community? Google+, Google Hangouts, Remind, DIY, and maybe Trello?
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How To Add Twice As Much Music On iPhone, iPad Using This Trick | Redmond Pie

How To Add Twice As Much Music On iPhone, iPad Using This Trick | Redmond Pie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Tired of your iPhone or iPad running out of storage space? If you’re an avid music listener and use your iPhone or iPad as such with an extensive list of songs packed into your device, head on after the jump to check out how you can easily shrink the footprint of your audio files on your iOS device’s internal storage.

You may already know that higher the bit rate of an audio file, the larger the file size will be. Typically iTunes purchases max out at 256 kbps, with CD rips topping out at 320. On average, a user is likely to find all kinds of bit rates in their library and chances are that the average Joe wouldn’t even notice the quality difference, until or unless you have a God gifted ability to differentiate between the slightest change
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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, January 26, 4:03 PM

Thx John Evans

Jon C's curator insight, January 29, 4:25 PM

Always looking for easy tools to grab and annotate screens. Here are some more. Skitch used to be good but new version is awful - try these below

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, Today, 1:30 PM

Easy to use tools make incorporating screenshots and tutorials into your online class a snap. 

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Review: Due 2.0 for iPad | iPad Insight

Review: Due 2.0 for iPad | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In the world of increasingly cross-platform services, there are very few apps that really tether me to iOS. If I left for Android land (or perhaps Windows 10? Hah!), I know that my 2000+ Evernote notes would follow me. My photos and videos could go into Dropbox and my calendar and contacts would sync through Google. However, if I left iOS, I’d be leaving Due behind, and that would really suck. A lot.

If you aren’t already familiar with Due, here’s the elevator pitch: it’s a gorgeous system designed to bug the crap out of you until you finish what you said you’d do. One of the awesome things about Due is that it usually gives you a few ways to manipulate its UI.
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JuniorTube for Video Curation - ClassTechTips.com

JuniorTube for Video Curation - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A very cool solution for getting videos in the hands of students, JuniorTube (formerly YoouKids) helps parents and teachers curate and share a YouTube playlist.  Users can pick out educational videos for kids to watch remotely and safely so they can easily be viewed on children’s iPads and iPhones. JuniorTube makes it simple to put quality content on their devices without worrying about navigating YouTube by themselves. Parents and teachers can suggest to each other their own YouTube playlists that they curate, so they can forward to their kids other recommended safe playlists and videos to watch.
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Cheryl Smith's curator insight, January 27, 8:54 AM

This looks like really great way to curate videos for students safely...and it says it is an answer to Youtube videos being blocked in schools...

Cheryl Smith's curator insight, January 27, 9:02 AM

looks great

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Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
n today’s post I am sharing with you two important web tools that you can use with students in class to create interactive timelines. These timelines can include a wide variety of multimedia materials including: text, images, video, maps and many more. And in the case of Silk, there is even the possibility to invite collaborators to help with editing. Also, both of these apps are available for iPad users.
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The Real Benefit of iPads in Education: A Catalyst for a Critical Change in Pedagogy

The Real Benefit of iPads in Education: A Catalyst for a Critical Change in Pedagogy | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I say this categorically: iPads are not magic. On their own, they do not transform stale and outdated pedagogies. They do, however, vastly improve engagement. Unfortunately, if this enthusiasm for learning is not channeled towards a more student-centered, twenty-first century approach to pedagogy, the adoption of key skills in the learning is seriously jeopardized.


The challenge, then, is to plan teaching as carefully as we do infrastructure and to invest as much in fostering twenty-first century teaching methodologies as we do in hardware. If we do not do these things, we simply end up with devices which are fun to have but not worth very much in the classroom."

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The (5) most useful accessibility features on the iPad | iPad Insight

The (5) most useful accessibility features on the iPad | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One of the lesser know features of iOS that adds an incredible amount of functionality to the iPad is Accessibility. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the many benefits gained with Accessibility–and even fewer are aware of how to access them on their iPad even if they wanted to.  For the sake of narrowing the focus of this post somewhat, I decided to list and give a brief overview of what I believe are the (5) most useful features found in accessibility on your iPad.  Obviously, if you have special needs that require assistance to use your iPad, you might have a very different list of features.  Luckily Apple breaks this feature into several sections that include additional help with Vision, Hearing, and Interaction with your iPad.
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Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study - HealthDay

Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study - HealthDay | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A smartphone in a child's bedroom may undermine good sleep habits even more than a TV, new research suggests.

A study of more than 2,000 elementary and middle-school students found that having a smartphone or tablet in the bedroom was associated with less weekday sleep and feeling sleepy in the daytime.

"Studies have shown that traditional screens and screen time, like TV viewing, can interfere with sleep, but much less is known about the impacts of smartphones and other small screens," said study lead author Jennifer Falbe, of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Book Writer One - A Creation Tool for iPads - ClassTechTips.com

Book Writer One - A Creation Tool for iPads - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The new update to Book Writer includes a presentation feature that gives students a chance to show off what they’ve made.  Their new app Book Writer One is free to download and designed for education institutions.  The kid-friendly interface lets young students tell their own stories, document a field
trip, or explain what they’ve learned.  Teachers can also use this app to make picture books to share with their students.
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How to reclaim your iPhone's storage space in under 2 minutes - Cult of Mac

How to reclaim your iPhone's storage space in under 2 minutes - Cult of Mac | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"There’s nothing more frustrating than a beautiful iPhone that has zero GB of storage left. Especially when you see that a lot of room is actually taken up by a mysterious “other” section that just seems to grow bigger over time.


In today’s handy video, I’m going to show you a few quick methods to clear your phone of unnecessary files, giving you more room for favorite albums, pictures and apps."



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How To Do Green Screen Photography on an iPad at School - Jonathan Wylie

How To Do Green Screen Photography on an iPad at School - Jonathan Wylie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There are lots of great learning opportunities when you use green screen effects in the classroom. I’ve written about some of those before, but almost all of them involved green screen movies. What about green screen photography? Is that possible on an iPad? It is, because there’s an app for that.

Recently I was reminded of the ability to do green screen photography when I read a blog post by Dr. Wesley Fryer. He did a green screen photo booth at the Fall Festival of the school he works at in Oklahoma. Great idea. So how do you do it? It all starts with the Green Screen app by DoInk. The rest is easy! Here’s how it works.
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Scannable- A New Powerful App from Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Scannable- A New Powerful App from Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here is a wonderful new app released by Evernote a few days ago. Scannable is an app that allows you to easily scan papers and save them to your Evernote or share them with others via email or text. The way Scannable works is pretty basic: simply point your iPad or iPhone camera at the document you want to scan (this could be a post-it note, information on a business card or notes on a whiteboard), Scannable immediately captures it and make it available to you in the form of a shareable document.
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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 27, 9:39 AM

One more way to assist iPad and iPhone owners involved in learning activities.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Protect Student Privacy by Using Skitch

Free Technology for Teachers: Protect Student Privacy by Using Skitch | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In yesterday's post about creating digital records of physical items I mentioned using Skitch to take pictures and annotate them. One of the things about Skitch that I failed to mention in that post is that along with drawing and typing on a picture you can crop and blur items in a picture.
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Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman

Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I began using Dragon Dictation a few years ago when my work with a group of struggling writers left me searching for a tool that could help them get the great ideas they were sharing aloud onto a page. I wanted something elegant: a tool that wouldn’t interrupt students as they were speaking but rather, quietly capture what they were saying and flip it into text.
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Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 26, 9:09 PM

A useful tool for differentiation perhaps?

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Shakespeare Comes Alive: Apps to Create Performance - AP Lit Help

Shakespeare Comes Alive: Apps to Create Performance - AP Lit Help | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Think back to your experiences learning Shakespeare when you were in high school. Rather than simply reading the play, the teacher probably told you that you would be performing it in class. While this sounds like it might be fun, it probably devolved into a few apathetic students standing at the front of the room reading in monotone voices.

Students learn Shakespeare when they perform Shakespeare. They understand his words when they can truly interact with them. Unfortunately, most of our students aren’t actors, and they really aren’t comfortable performing in front of their classmates. How can we get our students to engage with Hamlet & Macbeth in ways that won’t bore or embarrass them?

There are some amazing tools available for iOS devices that will allow your students to create projects that force them to connect with the text in fun and exciting ways.
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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, Today, 6:59 AM

Very good post... not only for those who want to get The Bard into our students' heads, but also for those who merely want to get their students into reading and acting!!

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The (5) most useful features in Safari on the iPad | iPad Insight

The (5) most useful features in Safari on the iPad | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The iPad really shines as a powerful media consumption device.  It’s also a great tool for finding and interacting with information on the internet as well as a repository for offline browsing of articles and links saved to your Reading List.  But how well are you really acquainted with all the benefits Safari for the iPad has to offer?  In no particular order, here are the (5) most useful features that make interacting with Safari on the iPad an enjoyable and productive experience.
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