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5 Best iPad News Apps for iOS 7: News at Your Finger Tips

5 Best iPad News Apps for iOS 7: News at Your Finger Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you're looking to catch up with news using your iPad, here's a collection of 5 free and best iPad news apps that look and work great. Check it out:
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Tom Perran's curator insight, January 2, 2014 10:47 PM

Great for current events!

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Spelling Monster - A Fun iPad App for Practicing Spelling Words

Spelling Monster - A Fun iPad App for Practicing Spelling Words | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

""Spelling Monster is an iPad app (free and paid versions available) that students will enjoy using to practice spelling words. On Spelling Monster students can create their own lists of words or use lists shared with them (sharing only available in paid version). The app contains a half dozen games through which students can practice spelling the words in their lists. Spelling Monster keeps track of the number of times a game is played and the percentage of words spelled correctly."

 

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Brianna Adamson's curator insight, April 4, 2015 9:11 PM

Spelling monster,  is an appealing, visually stimulating app for students. Students/children can also make their own spelling list, therefore it is an ideal way to customise learning for each student and their learning ability.

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10 Fundamental Apps for Your New iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Fundamental Apps for Your New iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"So congrats you've got your new iPad and can't wait to start using it. I know excitement and curiosity to discover newly bought things particularly electronic gadgets makes us want to learn everything about them quickly. Unfortunately it does take a little time and practice ( usability) to get yourself pretty familiar with your iPad. My advice is to start with  some " how to " video tutorials " available on YouTube and get yourself acquainted with the different specs in your iPad. Now comes the second task which is that of searching for and selecting the apps to install. I compiled the list below featuring some of the fundamental apps you should start with."

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Kirsty Watts's curator insight, January 2, 2014 5:53 PM

Great place to start when you get a new iPad. I use Evernote religiously.

MFaculty's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:40 AM

I actually use most of these apps daily; specifically Evernote, Gmail, Kindle and Dropbox. Although I have the Nook app, I have yet to use it, which may account for it missing from the list of ten.

The Penultimate app seemed intriguing so I've downloaded it, and will kick the tires to se whether or not it stays in my app collection.

 

This listed collection is pretty good, but I wonder what others consider to be their top ten essential apps for the iPad?

Eva Watson's comment, January 3, 2014 5:16 PM
Check out this app I made Kodaline in the Window's store..available for free download here http://bit.ly/KnVRTi
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Apps in Education: Apps on Antarctica

Apps in Education: Apps on Antarctica | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Antarctica is one of those places that is interesting to students across a range of year groups. It is an area of research where young students can find out about the places and explorers. It is also a area where older students can delve into the scientific research that is being release about the icy continent and its changing nature under man's influence. Here are some apps that students can use as an intro to the world of Antarctica."

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How to Use Smartphones in the Classroom

How to Use Smartphones in the Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Smartphones enable learners the opportunity to collaborate, communicate, create, coordinate and curate classroom activities. Discover 44 ways to use smartphones in the classroom. "

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 5, 2014 12:48 AM

Technology is changing the way we deliver educational programs.

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Pad & Quill Notes Is a Beautiful Note-Taking App for iPhone and iPad - Lifehacker

Pad & Quill Notes Is a Beautiful Note-Taking App for iPhone and iPad - Lifehacker | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
iOS: Pad & Quill is best known for their phone and tablet cases, but they just took the wraps off of a good-looking note-taking app for the iPhone and iPad.
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Setting Technology Goals for the New Year - Edutopia

Setting Technology Goals for the New Year - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"New Year's Day is traditionally the time when we look back on the past 12 months and make resolutions for the next 12. If you're looking to set a goal for yourself professionally, why not focus on technology integration? This year, think of an area where you can grow!

 

Here are a few ideas of where to concentrate your energy as you make technology goals for the upcoming year."

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100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Google Drive  provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs."

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, January 3, 2014 12:05 AM

Google is really trying the way that we exchange and share information.

Peg Ries Heckman's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:02 PM

Interesting read 

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 2016 10:05 PM

Do you need help with presenting and organizing information for your classroom presentations or research papers? This resource provides you with 100 tricks for using documents, presentations, and spreadsheets using Google Docs.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

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Smart Apps For Special Needs: Our Picks for the Top 100 Apps for Kids

Smart Apps For Special Needs: Our Picks for the Top 100 Apps for Kids | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The time of the year for giving and receiving has come, and we know that means there will be new devices to fill with apps and iTunes gift cards to redeem. We wanted to bring you a list of our top apps to help fill those devices. Some of these apps have been highlighted on our site, while others have been on Smart Apps for Kids. This list is arranged by categories, but the apps are in no particular order. The first app highlighted in each section is either the top choice chosen by Rachel H. or Heather S. or a highly recommended app on Smart Apps for Special Needs."

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18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies - Class Tech Tips

18 Fantastic Free iPad Apps for Social Studies - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Whether you have one iPad, a few, or a class set, there are plenty of great apps that will come in handy in the Social Studies classroom.  These apps provide access to primary source documents, reinforce geography concepts, and help children explore the world around them!"

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Nick Urban's curator insight, July 16, 2015 6:08 PM

This resource offers a great variety of free iPad apps for social studies content. Although it fails to detail each app in the browser, it links you to a detailed description and "How To" for each app. I personally like "Old and New: Primary Sources in the 21st Century" and Changing America on iPads. Great apps to try for all of those beginning or already instituting iPads into their classroom.

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16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom - TeachThought

16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed. These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat.

But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure — in academic terms — actually begin."

 

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, December 31, 2013 7:53 PM

A reminder that the Habits of Mind as so important to all else - attitude!

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iPad Book Creator is Now Free to Try Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Book Creator is Now Free to Try Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Book Creator is definitely a robust educational iPad app out there . I have been using it for awhile now and I found it really wonderful. The good news about this app is that you can now install and try it for free. You can actually try out your first book and if you like it you can then pay $4.99 to buy it."

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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, December 31, 2013 10:27 AM

Colleagues speak very highly of this app though I've not used it myself.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, December 31, 2013 7:50 PM

Neat video as an introduction.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: NYC blazes trails to prepare students for success with new social media guidelines

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: NYC blazes trails to prepare students for success with new social media guidelines | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"While some school districts have banned the use of social media because of fears of inappropriate use and distracting students, in an unprecedented move, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has reached out to students, teachers, and parents as partners to create guidelines for the appropriate use of social media for personal and academic purposes"

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The History of Classroom Technology Infographic

The History of Classroom Technology Infographic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The History of Classroom Technology Infographic provides a snapshot of the many educational tools used since the firtst public schoolhouse opened in 1635.
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Moira Erwine's curator insight, January 3, 2014 7:31 AM

Let's get moving!

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iVisual Info Touch - Create Infographics on Your iPad

iVisual Info Touch - Create Infographics on Your iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
iVisual Info Touch is an iPad app that you can use to create relatively simple infographics. The app makes it easy to create your infographics. It is not necessary to create an account in order to ...
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Terrie Pressman's curator insight, January 3, 2014 8:24 AM

Need to give this a try...just wondering...how many people verify the statistics in infographics

 

Patricia Flavin's curator insight, January 3, 2014 2:46 PM

I think this would work with my elementary students.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, January 5, 2014 12:13 PM

Prachtig simpel!

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Apps in Education: Creating a Quiz or taking a Poll on the iPad

Apps in Education: Creating a Quiz or taking a Poll on the iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I love the fact that the iPad can be used to assess student understanding instantly. I think these Quiz and Poll apps actually give the students the power to direct lessons as opposed to teachers making assumptions about where their kids are at in their learning. Below is a list of apps that allow teachers to create and hold a quiz or poll in their class. A great way to start a lesson to ensure you pitch the lesson at the right level or even to use as a exit poll. Find one that suits you and your students."

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 2, 2014 5:25 PM

Thanks for the apps.

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Teach Like Minecraft: 5 Strategies To Craft Creative Students

Teach Like Minecraft: 5 Strategies To Craft Creative Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"At this point, some of you are probably sick of hearing about Minecraft. It has gone from game to phenomenon, selling bajillions of copies and crowding the mindscape of 6th graders everywhere for what seems like centuries. But before you go, there may be some lessons you can takeaway for your classroom–lessons that can help promote the creativity in students you’ve been looking for."

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Smartphone Addiction- teachingwithipad.org

Smartphone Addiction- teachingwithipad.org | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"We all know smartphones have taken off in the past couple years. It would be safe to say that the large majority of people, especially in urban centres, own smartphones. Everywhere you go, be it the shopping mall, coffee shop, airport, you will see people glued to their phones."

 

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Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems - iPad Apps for School

Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems - iPad Apps for School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Thinking Blocks is a series of free iPad apps based on the web tool of the same name.  The apps are designed to help students develop models of word problems.  In each of the apps students create block models to work through a series of progressively more difficult word problems. As students work through the problems they are provided with feedback as to whether or not they are using the correct sequence to solve each problem. There are templates and problems for addition, subtraction,  multiplication, division,  fractions, and ratios. You can find links to all of the apps on the Thinking Blocks site."

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The App-Driven Life: How To Stick To Your 2014 New Year's Resolutions - readwrite

The App-Driven Life: How To Stick To Your 2014 New Year's Resolutions - readwrite | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Do more than just upload cat pics this year. Here's how you can get fit, ditch bad habits and become a better person using mobile apps.
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13 of the Best iOS Tips & Collections for 2013 - OSXDaily

13 of the Best iOS Tips & Collections for 2013 - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"2013 was a big year for iOS, seeing the release of several new iPads, iPhones, and perhaps most noticeable of all, iOS 7 and it’s dramatic interface overhaul. To wrap up the year, we’re going to offer a roundup of our thirteen favorite articles on iOS and it’s accompanying devices. No, these certainly weren’t the most popular articles published by OSXDaily, but because they’re mostly tips lists and collections, they’re all knowledge-packed with tons of information that is sure to teach everyone something new."

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Top ten computer science teaching resources - theguardian

Top ten computer science teaching resources - theguardian | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A pioneering head of ICT shares some fantastic routes into teaching children code and computing
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Have Students Review The Great Gatsby With an iPad Adventure - iPad Apps for School

Have Students Review The Great Gatsby With an iPad Adventure - iPad Apps for School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The Great Gatsby: Classic Adventures is an iPad app that students can use to review The Great Gatsby while playing a game at the same time. As students work through the app they listen to parts of the story while seeing animations of the story. Each animation contains hidden objects that students have to find before moving to the next scene of the story. Students earn points for finding hidden objects. The points earned are used to “buy” decorations for a house."

 

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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Tools 4 Students

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Tools 4 Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Tools 4 Students is an excellent iPad app designed to help students w/ their Writing/Comprehension.  The way this works is T4S supplies 25 graphic organizers that focus on such skills as: cause/effect, main idea, KWL, etc, and can be edited/saved/shared to help students organize their thoughts and strengthen their skills."

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Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics - Mind/Shift

Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics - Mind/Shift | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A new study shows allowing fifth graders to use tablets at home and in class has potential to give them more learning opportunities.
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