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Free Technology for Teachers: Animoto Now Offers an iPad App

Free Technology for Teachers: Animoto Now Offers an iPad App | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This week Animoto, my "old and reliable" video creation tool, released a new iPad app. Animoto has offered an iOS app for years, but it wasn't optimized for iPad use. The new Animoto iPad app is optimized for iPad use and brings with it all of the great features that I love about Animoto. Just like on the web version of Animoto, on the iPad app you simply select pictures to use in your video then add a sound track to them. If you want to add a some text, you can do that too."

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How to Do Stop Motion Videos on iPads - Jonathan Wylie

How to Do Stop Motion Videos on iPads - Jonathan Wylie | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The iPad is a great device for learning how to do stop motion animation, because you can achieve great results with very little effort. Here's what you need to know.
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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad - teacherswithapps

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad - teacherswithapps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely."

 

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How to Access the Undo and Redo Buttons on the iPad and iPhone | The iPad Guide

How to Access the Undo and Redo Buttons on the iPad and iPhone | The iPad Guide | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"New iOS users may not realize that both the iPad and iPhone feature "undo" and "redo" text options. The undo and redo buttons on the iPad are quite easy to access, while the process of undoing and redoing text on the iPhone is kind of silly."

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Rebeckah Winans's curator insight, May 4, 2014 10:33 AM

Like it!!

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Added 14/4/14

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Grab Math Tools iPad App While It's Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Grab Math Tools iPad App While It's Free  ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I just learned from Tony Vincent that Math Tools iPad app is now free for a limited time. It used to cost $4.99. Math Tools is a great Math app that is designed specifically to cater to the math needs of kids and preschoolers. Math Tools comprises a collection of familiar math learning tools that allow young learners to:
 

 

Learn to count Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and times tables Develop an understanding of number ideas and number values Create number bonds Learn to use and practice multibase and number bond theories Challenge themselves through setting numbers and operations to create complex equations"

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Francois Adoue for Guimel 's curator insight, May 2, 2014 11:08 AM

Les maths par mobile learning ! 

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My Response to "The iPad is so over, Apple seems to be moving on." - teachingwithipad.org

My Response to "The iPad is so over, Apple seems to be moving on." - teachingwithipad.org | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This post is based on Galen Gruman's article published on April 25, 2014: The iPad is so over, Apple seems to be moving on. Gruman bases his arguments on Jean-Louis Gassée's article: The iPad Is a Tease.


Articles claiming the death of the iPad are the result of the Apple's quarterly earnings that were reported on April 23.

 

Obviously, as an avid iPad in education promoter, this article hit home. Was I offended? That's probably not the right word. However, I do strongly disagree with both of the articles. The iPad is not a fad. It is here to stay."

 

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25 Awesome Social Media Tools for Education - teacherwithapps

25 Awesome Social Media Tools for Education - teacherwithapps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Connecting with each other comes to us more easily now that we can just tap away on a keyboard and chat with a person who lives over 3000 miles away. Finding information knows no boundaries with Google on every computer in the world. Below you will find 25 social media tools for education.

 

As educators, this means access to more, faster, which is thrilling and mindboggling. However, it can also be frustrating and confusing with so much to choose from.

 

How do you know which platform is the best for your goals? Which social media organization has the best resources and community? Which one would help you communicate better with your students?

 

All of these questions flutter through our minds as our eyes wander through the gallons of information we search through. So, to simplify this daunting task for teachers, the following list consists of the best social media for teachers."

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iPads in the Classroom: 4 Steps to Prepare Teachers for Success - Bright Ideas Blog

iPads in the Classroom: 4 Steps to Prepare Teachers for Success - Bright Ideas Blog | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The best administrators know that the key to any new program or initiative is comprehensive preparation and training for their staff. If your district is considering deploying iPads in the classroom for the first time or you are restructuring or expanding an existing iPad initiative, what steps will you take to prepare your staff and students to successfully integrate tablet technology into the classroom? Before taking the plunge and investing in iPads, it's important to think through the instructional changes that will need to take place to ensure your iPad rollout is a success.

 

The eSpark team supports schools and districts across the country to integrate personalized learning and iPads into classrooms. Through our experience deploying tens of thousands of classroom iPads with our partnerships, we have identified four steps that are vital to the success of an iPad initiative. Along with each step, we provide an exemplary case study of how one of our district partnerships deployed iPads in their classrooms and achieved remarkably successful teacher and student outcomes."

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iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors

iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
iPads, iPods and other tablets are becoming more commonplace in the classroom, and schools are filling their devices with lots of Apps. Teachers could be missing valuable opportunities to truly embed the use of iPads in the classroom.
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Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, October 25, 2014 1:35 PM

las tabletas al salón de clase ya como herramientas de trabajo....

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:35 PM

This is a very useful article. Well worth a read if you are trying to change pedagogy around using mobile devices. 

Jamie Dammann's curator insight, October 25, 2015 8:57 PM

Technology: I chose this resource because we are currently in the process of rolling out a pilot program at one of our schools where tablets will be implemented into all the classrooms for every student. I like how this article talks about moving beyond apps and how they can be used successfully.

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How To Use 5 Highly-Rated Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Use 5 Highly-Rated Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We’ve been tracking some of the more interesting new technology products thanks to the new(ish) Global Education Database. It’s a helpful tool to help you find the best products for your classroom, and figure out how to implement them. A good place to start is with the most popular tools, but you can search by …
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'Notability' Named App of the Week, Available for Free - MacRumors

'Notability' Named App of the Week, Available for Free - MacRumors | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

#ipadchat"Popular note taking app Notability has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available as a free download for the first time since it was released in 2011.

Notability allows users to make sketches, take notes, annotate documents, sign contracts, record lectures, and more. It supports input via a finger or stylus and includes palm rejection to make note taking easier."

 

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Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:27 PM

This is a great app - grab it while it's free.

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Try Book Creator for iPad for Free - Enter to Win the Full Version for Free - iPad Apps for School

Try Book Creator for iPad for Free - Enter to Win the Full Version for Free - iPad Apps for School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Book Creator for iPad is my favorite iPad app for creating narrated multimedia books on my iPad. So when the developers approached me with ten promo codes to give away, I said yes. Details on how to get a promo code are at the bottom of this post."

 

 

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12 free coding tools and apps | eSchool News | eSchool News

12 free coding tools and apps | eSchool News | eSchool News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Coding is one of today's most important skills, and these free apps and websites are aimed at helping K-12 students hone coding skills.
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Augmented Reality Stories using the Chromville and Write About This Apps | Technology from SCS Elementary

Augmented Reality Stories using the Chromville and Write About This Apps | Technology from SCS Elementary | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"On Friday, the second graders had a blast exploring the Augmented Reality app called Chromville. To use this free app, you must first print and color out the special pages from the Chromville website (link below). Currently there are 6 pages – I chose the page that lets you create a character because of the creative possibilities that it offered. Students designed and colored their character during the week and came with the completed sheets to technology class."

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5 Drawing Apps to Delight Creative Kids - FRACTUS Learning

5 Drawing Apps to Delight Creative Kids - FRACTUS Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In these five fantastic drawing apps, I've tried to find the best mix to help you find the right app to unleash the Warhol in your whippersnapper.
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New App Store Section: Best Apps of the Month | iPad Insight

New App Store Section: Best Apps of the Month | iPad Insight | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This week Apple has launched a new App Store section featuring their picks for best of the month. You can see the Best of April promo image sent in an email above.

 

The new section highlights Apple’s picks for best iPad and iPhone apps and games of the previous month. The first set, for April, is a broad and good looking mix of iOS apps and games. Notability is highlighted as an app of the week, there’s a Mother’s Day section of course, and plenty more."

 

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Build your own iPad charging cart out of office supplies - Innovation: Education

Build your own iPad charging cart out of office supplies - Innovation: Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
How to build a rolling 10-iPad charging tub out of office supplies. Some assembly required.

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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, May 18, 2014 9:03 PM

MDM and the new apple DEP - no more large carts required--wireless pushing of apps to apple ids ( not device specific)!

Jeanettem1's curator insight, September 29, 2014 2:59 PM
A simple, cheap but rather heavy way to move iPads around. The idea has some potential:)
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12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students - te@chthought

12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students - te@chthought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As a 21st century teacher, you probably need to share stuff, and have stuff shared with. “Stuff” like pdfs, various word processing documents, video files, and other digital fare. The traditional way to do this has been email, but limits here–including speed, file size, and the relative clunkiness of sharing with large groups–make sharing files through email less than “best practice.”

 

We started to create a chart that listed the nuance details of each platform, from storage and sharing limits, FTPing ability, the need to sign up to use, and password-protecting to flexible expiration dates for rights to files–but then we found that Wikipedia had already done this (and then some). So we instead picked our favorite dozen, and then ranked them in terms of their flexibility and integration that education technology demands.

 

Though most of the tools below can share most files (mp3s, .movs, .mp4s, exe, .zip, .doc and .docx files, .pdfs, etc.), we focused more on documents, images, folders and software integration than incredibly detailed features that may make it overkill for your classrooms."

 

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11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom by Monica Burns via Edutopia

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom by Monica Burns via Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success.

 

Here are some free apps for iPads -- along with a few other tips -- that can transform your daily lessons and are definitely worth checking out!"

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Use Easy Annotate with PDFs - Class Tech Tips

Use Easy Annotate with PDFs - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"For teachers and students looking to mark up a text on their iPad, Easy Annotate is worth checking out.  This iPad app lets users look at two PDF documents at once for side by side viewing, editing and linking.  Easy Annotate gives you the power to highlight, mark, underline, cross-out, draw, and add notes to any PDF document."

 

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23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!) - Class Tech Tips

23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!) - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"A great way to capture the attention of your students is to introducethese virtual tools.  If they are bored with traditional flashcards, post-its or math manipulatives try out one of the virtual tools on our list:"

 

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3 Steps to Creating an Awesome Virtual Museum in Class - iPads in Education

3 Steps to Creating an Awesome Virtual Museum in Class - iPads in Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"You're spending an afternoon browsing the exhibits at an art museum. If you're anything like me, you'd probably appreciate the art a lot more if you could bring someone along that could explain the history and nuances of the pieces on display. Now imagine pointing a device at the painting and seeing it morph into a dynamic video giving you all the information you wanted about the art. Welcome to augmented reality. 

 

Virtual reality replaces the real world with an artificial, digital environment. In contrast, augmented reality alters your view of the real world by layering it with associated digital information. Augmented reality uses your device's camera to view the immediate environment and display media when it sees an object it recognizes. It has been utilized as a marketing and informational tool by many industries. Using an augmented reality app, you can point your device at an advertisement in a magazine and get detailed product demonstrations. Aim it at a sign outside a house for sale and get an after hours virtual walk-through the property. There are also many ways augmented reality can be used in education."

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Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The main point this diagram illustrates for me is not so much the types of teachers in a school but the percentages of those types in existence. The sharp end of the pencil represents the teachers who choose to regularly update their knowledge and practice in teaching approach and use of technology and yes, it’s only 10-15%. Educations biggest influencers are the majority of teachers who either expect & wait for professional development to be delivered to them (wood), feel they require no PD at all (Ferrules) or try to reverse any example of progression from that which worked 20 years ago (Erasers). My own school has been BYOD for 4 years and can still claim the same percentages displayed in the pencil above (I’ve only been there a year). The first question that every teacher/leader at the summit should have been asking themselves is “How do I affect genuine change in the majority of those I work with?” This was the heart of my presentation."

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The EdTech Presentation for People Who Don't Like EdTech Presentations - FRACTUS Learning

The EdTech Presentation for People Who Don't Like EdTech Presentations - FRACTUS Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Presented by cutting edge math teacher Dan Meyer, this is truly one of the most inspiring, uplifting and downright fun EdTech presentations I have seen.
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Guille Florian's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:05 AM

Good for methodology: teaching is not about resolving a problem, but about resolving the perplexity of the pupils.

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The New Alphabet Students Are Really Learning - Edudemic

The New Alphabet Students Are Really Learning - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"We talk a lot here about the technologies available to our students now that were not available to us at that time in our lives. Part of that is almost unavoidable – these technologies form a huge part of our daily lives, and it is really difficult to try not to compare that with the reality that you lived as a younger person. That thought was prominent in my head when I stumbled across this graphic the other day. It takes a modern, technological view of the alphabet. I’m sure you could guess that a is for apple, and f is most likely for facebook, but what abut the rest of the letters. Take a look at the graphic and enjoy!"

 

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