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6 of The Best iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 of The Best iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here are some excellent iPad apps to enhance students creativity through digital storytelling. These are among the best apps teachers have been using with their students to create, narrate, and share stories. Using these apps students will be able to tell their own stories using a variety of multimedia materials that include: images, characters, avatars, photos, audio recordings, video clips and many more. The editing and creation functionalities differ from one app to the other but overall, the process is fairly simple and student friendly:
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Ulf Neumann's curator insight, May 20, 8:47 AM

...und es gibt noch mehr als Puppet Pals! ;-)

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How to Use Green Screen Effects on iPads - Jonathan Wylie

How to Use Green Screen Effects on iPads - Jonathan Wylie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"These days, very little comes out of Hollywood without special effects added in post-production. Our favorite superhero movies, science fiction thrillers and fast-paced action movies just wouldn't be the same without them. However, these video effects are no longer the preserve of video professionals. Technology has advanced quickly, and you can now replicate these very same effects to make photos and videos come to life on your iPad. Here's how."


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Christine Villaverde's curator insight, May 20, 10:22 AM

I can see a lot of potential ways to enhance lessons and class projects with this. 

tom cockburn's curator insight, May 20, 11:49 AM

Have a go!

Funnelbox's curator insight, May 20, 12:17 PM

Cool.

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Classroom Coding With Tickle for iPad - GRANTWOODAEA DIGITAL LEARNING

Classroom Coding With Tickle for iPad - GRANTWOODAEA DIGITAL LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
When you find something cool that Adam Bellow likes, the chances are high that you will like it too! For me, this truism manifested itself recently in the form of a tweet Adam sent declaring his love for the recently released Tickle app for iOS. Tickle is a free coding app for the iPad that lets students create programs to control Spheros, Air Parrot Drones, and even Philips Hue Lights. Intrigued? I thought you might be! Here's what you need to know.

Tickle started as a Kickstarter campaign, and uses block coding elements that were inspired by the likes of Scratch, Tynker, Blockly and Hopscotch. The simple coding interface is accessible enough to be used with early elementary students, but it has enough potential to challenge middle school students and beyond. Programs can be written and tested in the app without connecting to any other devices, but connecting to a Sphero or an Air Parrot Mini Drone is where the real fun begins.
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I Missed This Maker Space . . . Until a Student Helped Me See It | John Spencer's Blog

I Missed This Maker Space . . . Until a Student Helped Me See It | John Spencer's Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Last week, I spoke at a TEDx event hosted by the Upper Perkiomen School District. It was an unforgettable experience and I was honored to be a part of it. Once the video is edited, I'll share my talk on this blog.

So, one of the things I loved about the event was the STEM-related, maker projects they showcased. Students demonstrated their apps and games they had created. We got the chance to tour a design space with 3D printers, CNC routers, and, more importantly, a group of empowered students who were owning the creative process.

I found myself gushing about this space -- about how cool it was to see kids going through the design process actually testing out prototypes. I remember, at one point, saying to a student volunteer, "Don't you wish more of school was like this?"

He shook his head. "Not really. It's not really my thing."

"But you get to make stuff."

"I get to make stuff all the time. Have you ever been a part of a theater production?" he asked. "It's called a production for a reason."
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How to transform a department in 5 weeks using iPad | learnmakerblog

How to transform a department in 5 weeks using iPad | learnmakerblog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
5 weeks ago we started work on what is one of the most exciting mobile learning projects in the UK with Broadgreen International School. The project has been to bring about a 10 week transformation with the Maths department through better use of the 90 iPads available. Results were below targets, staff had come and gone, and the department was in transition. It was the perfect time to do something transformational.
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Using iPads to perfect the Drama production soundscape - Innovate My School

Using iPads to perfect the Drama production soundscape - Innovate My School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Close your eyes and listen. What do you hear? If the answer is “nothing”, then try again. There are very few places in the world that are completely silent. Every room, every environment has a sound. Understanding this and using these soundscapes correctly within a school or college Drama production can make a massive difference to the suspension of disbelief you are trying to create. And the act of thinking about and designing them can be a fun exercise for a drama class and make sound a more inclusive subject.
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Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech: How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech: How to Transform Teaching with Tablets | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"If students were doing awesome things with an iPad, what would that look like? Here's another way of putting it: How does an iPad align with a vision of meaningful and purposeful learning?

 

Bereft of examples and inspiration, many educators struggle to conceive of iPad integration beyond mere substitution for whatever came before. Educators need guidance on how to leverage iPads as hubs of innovation that nurture the learning skills, competencies, and habits of mind that help students develop skills for today's world.

 

With that in mind, here's a look at two teachers and their iPad-infused classrooms."

 

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 19, 5:49 AM

Very interesting, thanks!

Mershon Viscusie's curator insight, May 19, 1:41 PM

Questions to ask:

How will learning be different?

How will students improve as learners? As scholars? As citizens?

What will they be able to do 3 or 4 years after the ipad adoption that they can’t do now?

If ipads are the answer, what was the question?

What does awesome look like?

How does an ipad align with a vision of  meaningful and purposeful learning?


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Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started | Edudemic

Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Often used by science professionals to work through problems and research, an inquiry-based approach, or inquiry cycle, is also used in classrooms for scientific and non-scientific topics to encourage students during the learning process. The Center for Inspired Teaching, an organization that provides teacher training, explains that in an inquiry-based approach, teachers help students generate their own appropriate questions and guide the investigation.
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Class Tech Integrate : 5 iPad apps for Student Presentations and Meta-Cognition

Class Tech Integrate : 5 iPad apps for Student Presentations and Meta-Cognition | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"One of the best things about going 1:1 with technology is the amount of options students have to present their learning experiences. There are numerous apps out there that will allow students to display their thinking and make presentations both within and far beyond the classroom walls. Here is a list of a few apps that can be used for student creation in the classroom:"

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Adobe Slate: Amazing Storytelling Tool - ClassTechTips.com

Adobe Slate: Amazing Storytelling Tool - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
 Adobe Slate is an iPad app that lets users of all ages create stories that can be viewed on any web browser.  Combining text, images and hyperlinks, students can transform research reports, persuasive writing, digital portfolios, you name it.
Adobe Slate is truly a creation tool and fits perfectly with my message of Tasks Before Apps.  With this app students can create content for authentic audiences and share their work with the real world.  The final product is truly beautiful and introduces students to the concept of web publishing and design.
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Turn Your iOS Device Into an Extra Monitor With Duet - MakeUseOf.com

Turn Your iOS Device Into an Extra Monitor With Duet - MakeUseOf.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Everybody likes plenty of screens when working or browsing the Internet. It seems to be a geek’s rite of passage to brag about how many monitor screens they have (“you only have two?!”).
But now those of you who own an iPad can use a simple app to expand your collection of screens, turning your $500 tablet into a small, portable monitor. It’s called Duet.
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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 18, 9:21 AM

Great Tip for all the iPad users, simple app to expand your collection of screens.

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What to Do When Your iPhone or iPad Won’t Turn On - How-To Geek

iPhones and iPads are supposed to “Just work,” but no technology is perfect. If you’ve pressed the Power button and the screen won’t turn on or you see an error message, don’t worry. You can probably make it boot again.

The instructions here will make any iPhone or iPad boot up and work properly. If they don’t, your device has a hardware problem preventing it from booting.
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Do Your Kids Need to Learn to Code? YES! But Not for the Reasons You Think

Do Your Kids Need to Learn to Code? YES! But Not for the Reasons You Think | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Coding is having it’s 15 minutes of fame. Journalists regularly quote facts about the shortage of computer programmers in the US, entrepreneurs fund coding camps for low opportunity kids and even the President has given learning to code a thumbs up.

For many parents and teachers this new focus on learning to code feels like an overhyped fad that will be replaced any day now by “learning particle physics” or “learning solar energy storage.” And does anyone really believe that turning a whole generation of kids into programmers would be a good outcome for society? What about artists, doctors, musicians and mechanics? What about chefs, writers, electricians and plumbers? Why exactly do kids need to learn to code?
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Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech:Apps, Apps Everywhere: Are Any Good, You Think?

Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech:Apps, Apps Everywhere: Are Any Good, You Think? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The 11 apps I share here (not in order of my preference) fit these criteria. My students and I have successfully used them all, and so have many other teachers. This isn't an exhaustive list. With a million apps out there, even the most sophisticated ed tech user isn't going to know all the possibilities for useful tools. And thousands more new apps will likely be unveiled between the time this article was written and the day it's published. But this Top 11 list is a good start.
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Free Online Program for Math and English from PracTutor - ClassTechTips.com

Free Online Program for Math and English from PracTutor - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This summer PracTutor is offering their online curriculum completely free for students.  This personalized curriculum includes a diagnostic pre-test that measures current learning levels and customizes a learning path for every student.  This summer your students can practice Math and English skills through various question types, manipulatives, and videos with scaffolds and support.
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9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Maker education (often referred to as “Maker Ed”) is a new school of educational thought that focuses on delivering constructivist, project-based learning curriculum and instructional units to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. A makerspace isn't just about the tools and equipment, but the sort of learning experience the space provides to students who are making projects.
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DIY Lake Science | Lawrence Hall of Science

DIY Lake Science | Lawrence Hall of Science | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
DIY Lake Science is a free app (for iPhones and iPads) that allows families and educators to investigate lakes and other freshwater ecosystems at home, at school, or anywhere you go! Conduct twelve hands-on activities—indoors and outdoors—using everyday items, view fascinating videos, and explore how lakes change in the Under the Lake simulation. Each activity includes material lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. The free app is available for iOS 7 and above.
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Perfect timing for summer learning! Thanks for sharing with me @scienceview

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Linda Denty's curator insight, May 21, 8:09 PM

This looks great!

 

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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources - Edudemic

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources - Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology.

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R U going 2 class? Strategies and Tools for Engaging the Texting Generation — Emerging Education Technologies

R U going 2 class? Strategies and Tools for Engaging the Texting Generation — Emerging Education Technologies | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In the U.S., and increasingly abroad, students of high school and college age require a smart phone as a standard part of their lifestyles. In fact, the pervasiveness of these devices can be a real distraction for teachers, who often have to ban the use of them in classrooms.

Of course, it is also possible to embrace these ubiquitous gadgets, and put students to work on them!

There are many types of assignments and tools that can be used to engage students using their beloved devices. Here we examine many tools and techniques that can engage students using smartphones. Many of these can also be completed on a tablet or computer as well, to help provide for students who do not have the luxury of a personal cell phone.
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Life at SSES: Exploring the Language of Code

Life at SSES: Exploring the Language of Code | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Coding is making things on a computer or iPad move by giving commands, making rules and thinking about directions.  You can also make things disappear and reappear using coding.  Sometimes, you make a mistake and the object goes the wrong way.  You just have to rethink it and try again!  You have to try commands and directions many times sometimes just to get it right!
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All you need are these apps and your iPad to take your office with you -- AppAdvice

All you need are these apps and your iPad to take your office with you -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Keep your finger firmly on the pulse of your business from virtually anywhere with the best business tools available for the iPad. From email clients to collaboration tools, you’ll never miss a beat regardless of where your work takes you. Be forewarned, you may never want to go back to your desktop again.
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5 apps to teach money-handling skills - Innovate My School

5 apps to teach money-handling skills - Innovate My School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A lot of teachers will want to teach their young pupils about money and how it can be used, but what apps are available for this topic? Educational psychologist and app specialist Peter Maxwell lists five apps that he considers ideal for this area.
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Maker Bookshelf: A starter collection for current and aspiring makebrarians | The Maker Issue - School Library Journal

Maker Bookshelf: A starter collection for current and aspiring makebrarians | The Maker Issue - School Library Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One of the basic tenets and strengths of the maker movement is its emphasis on constructive and collaborative learning through hands-on, trial-and-error experimentation. While a live mentor demonstrating and leading activities is the gold standard, a growing number of titles offer inspiration, support, and clarification for a wide variety of maker topics. The following list of recommended books was crowdsourced by librarians running maker spaces and/or offering maker programming in their libraries or schools.
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25 iOS Secret Features You Likely Didn’t Know About | Redmond Pie

25 iOS Secret Features You Likely Didn’t Know About | Redmond Pie | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
While it’s true that iOS started out as a relatively basic operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch, the software and its list of features have grown and matured over the years. Nowadays iOS is feature rich, so much so that we’re willing to bet that there are quite a few things hidden within iOS that lots of people don’t know even exist.

With that in mind we set about putting together a list of features and tools within iOS that we didn’t think everyone would know existed. Initially, we kicked the idea off with a handful of items for our list, but eventually it grew into a list of no fewer than 25 tips and features that we hope will surprise at least some of you, ranging from hidden Siri commands to special Emoji.
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Teacher Apps for Creating Time-lapse and Slow Motion Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher Apps for Creating Time-lapse and Slow Motion Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
We have handpicked for you today a list of some very good iPad apps that you can use with your students to create time-lapse and slow motion videos. Time-lapse is a cinematographic technique that involves compressing several photos (or frames) into a high speed video. This technique is usually used to photograph slow-changing scenes or objects (e.g cloudscapes, plans growing, crowds…etc). Stop motion is “an animation technique which makes a physically manipulated object look like it’s moving on its own”.
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