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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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A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Code Studio is a newly released platform geared towards helping students from kindergarten to high school learn the different coding concepts. Code Studio which is a product of the popular nonprofit group Code.org known for its relentless efforts to make coding part of the curricula.
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msayrach's curator insight, September 28, 7:33 AM

Una gran eina per ensenyar als alumnes codificació. També executable al navegador de l'ipad

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 29, 11:51 AM

This looks interesting. Students can learn using this coding course, step by step.

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iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Osmo uses the FaceTime camera to merge real and virtual worlds

iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Osmo uses the FaceTime camera to merge real and virtual worlds | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This clever mirror, stand and software combination effectively provides an extended iPad control surface. We can't help think how much more powerful this could be if the iPad had two cameras FaceTime, thereby providing depth perception of sorts.
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Got mine in the mail this past week but haven't had time to play with it yet. Think my wife and daughter, both grade one teachers will be fighting over it! ;-)

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Quickly Turn Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes - iPad Apps for School

Quickly Turn Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Post-it Plus is a new iPad app from the makers of the original Post-it 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 through the Post-it Plus iPad app. Watch the video below for a short overview of the app.
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How iPads Can Refresh Traditional Classrooms | Edudemic

How iPads Can Refresh Traditional Classrooms | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Following the trend of mass mobile device adoption, educators increasingly contemplate possibilities of using iPads in classroom. State-of-the-art mobile technology is getting more and more popular in different settings and schools are no exception. Adoption of mobile devices is transforming traditional classrooms into a place that delivers real-world knowledge using efficient tech resources.
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Epic! presents a gift for educators — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Epic! presents a gift for educators — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This week Epic! offered classroom teachers and school librarians in the U.S. and Canada free, forever, single subscription access to its iPad app, an “ever-growing library of high-quality children’s books from some of the world’s best publishers.”

Epic! calls itself the first “All-You-Can-Read” eBook service for kids. It currently offers thousands of digital titles from 40 publishing partners, including HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, National Geographic, Kids Can Press, Blue Apple Books. The growing digital collection of titles for ages 2 through 12 includes many recent and award-winning books and represents a mix of fiction and nonfiction. New titles are added each week.
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Programming and Coding Apps for the iPad Classroom - The ICT Advisors

Programming and Coding Apps for the iPad Classroom - The ICT Advisors | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Much has been said and written about the need to teach children to code, but it’s time to start doing something about it. The ICT curriculum will soon receive a major overhaul, with computer programming featuring very strongly as a core skill. Children aged between seven and eleven will need to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals. These will use selection and repetition, variables and various forms of inputs and outputs.

Why not use the iPads as a starting point?
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Mrs. Lezlie Waltz's curator insight, September 26, 3:55 PM

It's past time for the Curriculum to strategically/systematically teach computational thinking as a core skill.~ #giftedct #edchat #edtech

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MakeUseOf - 10 Awesome Third-Party App Updates For iOS 8

MakeUseOf - 10 Awesome Third-Party App Updates For iOS 8 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The recent release of iOS 8 brought with it a flurry of third-party app updates to spice up your new or existing Apple mobile device.
Just like the iOS 7 makeover led to beautiful flat redesigns and slick new features, developers are stepping up their game with even more useful features for Apple’s latest software update. From the much requested copy and paste feature in the Kindle app, to the new Safari extensions and Notification widgets, the following are a list of handpicked highlights.
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Leafsnap - An App for Identifying Plants - iPad Apps for School

Leafsnap - An App for Identifying Plants - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I often encourage teachers to think of ways to use iPads and other mobile devices for outdoor learning activities. LeafSnap is a free iPad app designed by Columbia University, Smithsonian, and the University of Maryland for the purpose of helping people identify plants by taking pictures of them on their iPads.
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Robyn Harrison's curator insight, September 26, 12:36 AM

#science #plants

Mrs. Lezlie Waltz's curator insight, September 26, 4:21 PM

Suggest the Leafsnap app to students strong in Naturalistic Intelligence! 

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Using Book Creator to Design and Publish Student Books FRACTUS LEARNING

Using Book Creator to Design and Publish Student Books FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Book Creator is one of the most popular apps being used in schools for one simple reason. It makes writing and building a book fun. The app for both iPad and Android tablets allows students to add text, images, video, music and narration to create books that are rich in media, interaction and that can be easily published to both Apple’s iBooks Store or Google Play Books.
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Empowering Student Voice through our Makerspace

Empowering Student Voice through our Makerspace | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The first day of tinkering was just awesome.  Within a matter of minutes, Kearn had the MaKey MaKey connected to Play Doh and was controlling a train simulator on the computer.  Ludwig controlled the horn and Kearn drove the train.  Kearn wanted to make a video to show what he had done, so we pulled out an iPad and made an impromptu video which he wanted to add to his Youtube channel.  He also started following my blog and even left a comment about how much he loves the makerspace.  Both students were completely independent and were perfectly capable of dreaming, tinkering, and making on their own.  I was available for support as needed, but they really just wanted a space to explore.  As they continue, I want to connect them with some experts that might mentor their ideas and curiosities, but for now, they just need to tinker."

 

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Cutting Edge-ucation: Dissecting The Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning

Cutting Edge-ucation: Dissecting The Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"My journey into exploring the power of making continues for a 3rd year with two added goals. First,I plan to expand the depth of learning that goes with "making" by creating Maker Connection Logs where students write, take photos, and record short videos to show their thinking while making connections between curriculum areas and their creations. The goal of the “Maker Logs” is for students to be able to give me insight into their creative process, thinking and provide a way for reflecting with the hopes of improving the future process of "making.

 My second goal, which I recently accomplished, is to create an "Un-Maker Space." Simply put, a space where kids can take things apart.  So many of the creative geniuses I met at the Bay Area Maker Faire two years ago spoke of taking things apart when they were kids. Watching my 3 year old son recently take apart his toy vacuum really solidified this idea for me. We all have this inner drive to create an understanding of the world around us. This is founded in the desire to answer all the "why" and "how" questions in our thoughts. Why did that little wheel spin when I pushed the play button on that cassette player? How did the electricity get from the cord into the monitor and then create a picture? How can I take this apart?  So my students will have a space to dissect all the discarded and unwanted items and to ask those questions. In this un-maker space they’ll have the chance to explore the possible answers."
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Transforming learning with physical spaces | eSchool News | eSchool News

Transforming learning with physical spaces | eSchool News | eSchool News | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
School leaders implement new technology initiatives and update teaching and learning goals regularly, but sometimes, the actual physical learning spaces in districts are overlooked.

Today, more and more research points to the increased student achievement and engagement resulting from redesigning learning spaces to be more flexible and collaborative.
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"Brain-friendly" learning spaces

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How to Add Third Party Keyboards to iPhone & iPad in iOS 8 - OSX Daily

How to Add Third Party Keyboards to iPhone & iPad in iOS 8 - OSX Daily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
iOS 8 gained the ability for users to add third party keyboards to their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This has allowed for popular keyboards from the Android world, like the gesture-based Swype keyboard, to arrive to iOS, many of which aim to make typing on a touch screen significantly easier. Such keyboard are available to download from the App Store, and many of them are worth exploring, particularly if you find typing on the iOS keyboard to be annoying or difficult.
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A New Poster on Integrating SAMR Model with iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Poster on Integrating SAMR Model with iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This is the second article I posted here on SAMR iPad apps in less than two weeks. Why? I love SAMR and I find it a very good pedagogical framework that teachers can draw on to not only integrate technology into their instruction but also assess the efficiency of this technology. And since iPad is a leitmotif in  today's learning, its alignment with SAMR model will definitely assist teachers in making the most of the educational potential of this versatile device. To this end , I am sharing with you this wonderful illustrative chart I stumbled upon on Apps in Education.
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iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Friday Fun: Audience Surprise at iPad Guitar Amp

iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Friday Fun: Audience Surprise at iPad Guitar Amp | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Positive Grid sent us this video of guitarist Vali Caceres surprising his audience by turning up to a gig with just his guitar, his iPad and the JamUp app.  We think it sounds pretty great, so do his audience by their reactions. What do you think?"

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WOW!

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Number Frames: App for Arrays! - Class Tech Tips

Number Frames: App for Arrays! - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I’ve shared some of my favorite free apps from the Math Learning Center like (Number Pieces, Number Line, and Geoboard).  Number Frames is a fantastic iOS and web app that helps students create arrays.  They can construct frames of numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and compute a set of numbers.
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24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms - graphite

24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms - graphite | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In February, we highlighted apps, games, and websites that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning (STEAM). And we invited educators to write Field Notes telling us how technology supports their teaching in these subject areas. Of the many Field...
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The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"SAMR model is a conceptual framework developed by  Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help you better integrate technology in your instruction. SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. Each of these four levels correspond with a set of tech-based activities and learning tasks. The strength of SAMR model is that it provides teachers with a robust method to gauge and assess the efficacy of the technology they and their students use in class. Check out this section for more resources on  SAMR."

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 27, 12:23 AM

Can we do this?

Zigmas Bigelis's curator insight, September 27, 1:53 AM

Very interesting model - you should study it in detail

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 28, 8:51 AM

Substitution - Augmentation - Modification - Redefinition

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Google - The iPad Medium - iPad Apps for School

Google - The iPad Medium - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
iPads can be powerful devices in education – they are mobile, they are personalized, and they are intuitive. At the same time, sharing content between apps or devices can be a challenge. Fortunately, iPads in conjunction with Google Apps can create a powerful medium by which to input, edit, share, and publish multimedia content.
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MyMind - Take Notes While Viewing Websites on Your iPad - iPad Apps for School

MyMind - Take Notes While Viewing Websites on Your iPad - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"MyMind is a good iPad app for creating and organizing text, audio, and visual notes. MyMind allows you to type notes or write them free-hand. To each note you can add pictures, audio files, and video files. Your audio files can be recorded within the app. All notes are organized into notebooks that your create and name."

 

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Using Duolingo to Enhance and Extend Language Learning - FRACTUS LEARNING

Using Duolingo to Enhance and Extend Language Learning - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Duolingo is a free language-learning platform that uses the crowdsourced power of its learners to translate text from around the web. A fascinatingly novel approach to solving two massive language problems, the platform and its associated apps offer an adaptive learning experience, that has netted it awards such as iPhone App of the Year, Google’s Best of the Best and TechCrunch’s Best Education Startup 2014.
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Shapes - 3D Geometry Learning - Class Tech Tips

Shapes - 3D Geometry Learning - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Shapes – 3D Geometry Learning _ScreenshotTitleis a great iOS app that will help students understand geometry. Kids can learn and explore different types of three dimensional solids including prisms, pyramids, Platonic solids and solids of revolution. Users can pick and choose from up to 27 unique shapes and unfold them into different net combinations.
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Learning, making and powerful ideas - Learning with 'e's

Learning, making and powerful ideas - Learning with 'e's | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The theory of contructionism is experiencing something of a revival in recent years with the emergence of maker spaces, robotics, 3D printing and other tools that can promote the making of objects. Furthermore, the new school curriculum in England now includes computer programming and algorithms for primary age children. Many schools such as Plymouth School of the Creative Arts in South West England, and Taupaki School in New Zealand have made learning through making their primary strategy. The connections between thinking and making are important, and curricula based upon this principle draws out creativity and encourages children to experiment, take risks and ask more 'what if'? questions. Talk to head teacher Dave Strudwick at PSCA or principal Stephen Lethbridge at Taupaki and they will tell you the results are astounding, with children in both schools often exceeding expectations for their phases of development."

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48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow - TeachThought

48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you use iPads in your classroom, you’ve likely been faced with the challenge of workflow–how work, data, and thinking are distributed, collected, and aggregated.
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