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App Combo: Folidfy and QR Codes - Class Tech TIps

App Combo: Folidfy and QR Codes - Class Tech TIps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This year at ISTE in Atlanta, I shared with teachers one easy way to add QR codes to three-dimensional shapes.  

 

The app Foldify lets users create a template for a variety of three-dimensional shapes.  Instead of drawing a picture or adding family photos, I used a QR code generator on my iPad, saved the pictures to the Camera Roll, and placed them on my Folidify creation.  They are easy to assemble after your print them out and great for having students roll a dice for a mystery writing prompt or math problem."

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Digital classrooms changing learning - BBC NEWS Scotland

Digital classrooms changing learning - BBC NEWS Scotland | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Could the classroom of the future be one in which there is no paper and no pencils?

Several schools in Edinburgh have issued pupils with their own personal electronic devices for use during lessons at school and at home.

In the new school term, the City of Edinburgh Council will extend the scheme to include thousands more children, reducing the need for textbooks and photocopying."

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2014 Update: Apps We Use in Kindergarten - mattBgomez

2014 Update: Apps We Use in Kindergarten - mattBgomez | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
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The iPad revolution: Transforming extra-curricular clubs - Innovate My School

The iPad revolution: Transforming extra-curricular clubs - Innovate My School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Many teachers have explored and established effective ways of using iPads within a range of subjects. This article shares ideas of inspiring extra-curricular clubs that could be offered to pupils outside of timetabled lessons, during lunchtimes or after school, with simple set-ups but powerful results."

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Best iPhone and iPad apps to help you learn a new language! - iMore

Best iPhone and iPad apps to help you learn a new language! - iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Looking for the best iPhone apps and Best iPad apps to help you learn a new language? No matter what language you want to learn, there are hundreds of options available in the App Store. Whether you're getting ready to travel the world or just feel it's important to know another language, it's never too late to learn. Luckily, the days of having to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for online or tape courses are long gone. However, that doesn't mean all language learning apps are created equal. These are the language learning apps for iPhone and iPad that we think are the absolute best!``

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 5, 8:21 AM

I'm thinking it may be time to learn Spanish. 

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Papermals Kindergarten Primer for iOS - Class Tech TIps

Papermals Kindergarten Primer for iOS - Class Tech TIps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Papermals Pre-K is a brand new app designed for children ages 4-6 who are getting ready for kindergarten.  For use on all iOS devices – iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch – kids will be able to interact with each activity as they practice math skills.  Covering everything from shapes, and coins to counting, children are sure to master the skills they need before entering the classroom. "

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26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom - Te@chThought

26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom - Te@chThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"The paperless classroom is a compelling concept for what it symbolizes as much as anything else.


While it sounds sleek and futuristic and easy to organize and environmentally friendly, the reality is that paperless classrooms aren’t that simple. The “environmentally-friendly” part, for example, is wildly subjective: the costs of manufacturing–and eventually recycling and disposing of–tablets versus the loss of “renewable” trees and the subsequent waste that is environmentally-friendly."

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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?
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Notezilla - Sheet Music Synchronized to Beautiful Recordings - iPad Apps for School

Notezilla - Sheet Music Synchronized to Beautiful Recordings - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Notezilla is a neat iPad app that features sheet music synchronized to recordings. As you listen the recording the sheet music scrolls along. You can choose to see a red line moving to indicate the notes being played or choose to not see the red line at all. You can select sections of a recording to hear and see in your Notezilla library."

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Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 update for iPhone and iPad with several security fixes

Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 update for iPhone and iPad with several security fixes | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Apple has made the latest version of its mobile operating system available, iOS 7.1.2, with a number of notable security fixes.

 

The update is only 23.2MB in size but contains several important fixes for issues that could have affected iPhone and iPad users. Chief among these is a fix for an issue that left mail attachments open to attackers, as Apple explained on the iOS 7.1.2 update notice webpage."

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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This morning I received an email from a reader that has been frustrated by the results her students are getting when they search on Google Images. Rather than relying on the filters on Google Images to generate good results for students, give one of these other sources of images a try."

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, July 1, 9:02 PM

Great post from FreeTechnology4Teachers providing information on places to get images.

Jo Laretive's curator insight, July 2, 6:51 PM

Helpful advise when there is so much out there.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 4, 12:19 AM

Great to have a few more image sources to broaden the bank!

thanks for  sharing!

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Classroom PDF for iPad: Useful for teaching | iPad Insight

Classroom PDF for iPad: Useful for teaching | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As any teacher will tell you, the last thing they want to be doing is faffing around with technology during a lesson. An easy way for a lesson to go quickly south is to be relying on a piece of technology to work there and then, and it suddenly doesn’t. Cue descent into chaos and a carefully planned lesson unravelling. This is one of the reasons why the iPad is so appealing in education, because it isn’t a faff (and this is coming from an Android fan). There are also certain apps on the iPad which work in an extremely straightforward way and do something very useful in the classroom. Classroom PDF is one of those apps."

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AASL’s picks for apps and websites — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

AASL’s picks for apps and websites — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"On Saturday, two hard-working AASL committees presented juried lists of resources.


While I try my best to keep up with this stuff, these two darn committees just filled my summer with new explorations.

 

I take that back.  They’ve actually significantly narrowed the field by pointing to the learning tools most worthy of exploring and integrating next school year, along with standards alignment and tips for use."

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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schools

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schools | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
"The Technology Enhanced Learning Research Group, lead by Kevin Burden from the University of Hull, investigated the use of iPads at eight different schools in Scotland. The study took place between March and summer 2012 and analysis was completed in October 2012.

The researchers found that "personal 'ownership' of the device is seen as the single most important factor for successful use of this technology." They found ownership is fundamental for increasing students levels of motivation, interest, and engagement. Personal ownership promotes greater student autonomy and self-efficacy. Best of all, ownership encourages students to take more responsibility for their learning."

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Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom - Mind/Shift

Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom - Mind/Shift | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
These days, students can walk into a classroom and use their tablet or smartphone as the AR device to trigger to original content made on movie-making software and posted to YouTube, leading to an immediate and immersive learning experience.
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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, July 5, 6:48 AM

I would be interested in hearing how other educators use AR in their daily teaching and learning with students.

Alison Hewett's curator insight, July 6, 12:07 PM

Great for PYP exhibition

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Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Talking about augmented reality technology in teaching and learning the first thing that comes to mind is this wonderful app called Aurasma. Since its release a few years ago, Aurasma gained so much in popularity and several teachers have already embraced it within their classrooms. For those of you who are not yet familiar with how Aurasma works and how to use in it in your class, the video tutorials below will help you out."

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 6, 10:55 PM

Students really love Aurasma.

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How To Search In Evernote Like A Pro - Guiding Tech

How To Search In Evernote Like A Pro - Guiding Tech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The complete guide to searching Evernote like a pro. Become more productive with Evernote.
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YouTube Find: Make iPhone speakers out of an old Starbucks cup - TUAW

YouTube Find: Make iPhone speakers out of an old Starbucks cup - TUAW | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This clever DIY from NYU Science Of Music shows you how to turn an old Starbucks cup into a speaker for your iPhone or iPad. It's not super loud, but it's a fun way to learn more about how speakers work."

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5 Good iPad Apps to Use with Your Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good iPad Apps to Use with Your Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Evernote is a powerful productivity tool for organizing and enhancing your workflow. I use Evernote on daily basis to take notes and bookmark websites to read later.Evernote syncing capabilities are great, whatever you do on one device is automatically synced to other devices. You can take a note  on your laptop and access it immediately on your iPad. Evernote is also a must-have tool for researchers.It allows you to share notes and collaborate on projects with colleagues."

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Bob Irving's curator insight, July 3, 5:42 AM

I'm a huge Evernote fan.

Rami Kantari's curator insight, July 3, 6:53 AM

add your insight...

Heidi Veikkolainen's curator insight, July 3, 10:51 PM

Also taking notes with photos, and making a readymade presentation while listening to a lecture or marking lesson plans work wellA great tool.

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Is your iPhone or iPad full? Try this to quickly reclaim space

Is your iPhone or iPad full? Try this to quickly reclaim space | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Has your iPhone or iPad run out of space? Can't do an update as a result? There's a way to quickly and efficiently clear out some room, particularly if you're a heavy user of multimedia messaging.
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christa appleton's curator insight, July 3, 12:30 AM

Inevitably as you come to rely on your ipad space  becomes a problem so perhaps this will help

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Find Saved Passwords on iPhone & iPad in Safari`- OSXDaily

Find Saved Passwords on iPhone & iPad in Safari`- OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

``The Autofill feature of Safari makes logging in to websites much easier in iOS, not having to remember and type in every single password for every website under the sun that you come across. While saving passwords with autofill is undoubtedly helpful, it can also mean it’s easier to forget what a password is, since you’re not typing it as often.

Fortunately iOS makes retrieving and viewing saved web passwords easy, allowing users to quickly see a password from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This is handled through Safari Settings, and is protected by the same passcode that protects the device in general (yet another reason to always use an iOS passcode!).

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Using headphones to take photos with iPad or iPhone - Dave Foord's Weblog

Using headphones to take photos with iPad or iPhone - Dave Foord's Weblog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I recently learnt a little known iPad/iPhone trick – that is really useful, especially for people using an iPad in a teaching and learning situation.

If you have a newish headphone set that has a volume control on the headphones – then this can be used to take a photo or video on the iPad. Pressing the volume down button on the headphones – will have the same effect as pressing the button on the screen when in the default camera app."

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Parents rely too much on schools to teach online safety, say teachers - Telegraph

Parents rely too much on schools to teach online safety, say teachers - Telegraph | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers have expressed concern that parents rely too heavily on schools to teach their children the importance of being safe on the internet
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#ISTE2014 #MakerEd

#ISTE2014 #MakerEd | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Resources about Maker Ed at ISTE 2014
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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
You may have seen my post on "Talking QR Codes" and here's another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that lets users record their voice using the microphone...
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Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 6, 8:22 AM

The power of your #voice... Use it!

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 6, 6:13 PM

Want to leave a clue QR for your kids as they work through an assignment?