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Learning in Touch » Blog Archive » Thinking of tablets in school. Are iPads the only solution? Why not Android? Find out why not.

Learning in Touch » Blog Archive » Thinking of tablets in school. Are iPads the only solution? Why not Android? Find out why not. | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I was working with a group of teachers this week and a number of them from different schools were asking how to answer this question from senior management.

 

“Are iPads the only solution? Why not Android?”

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5 Awesome iPad Posters for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Awesome iPad Posters for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"To help you pave the way for using iPad in your class, I have brought you some great classroom posters to share with your students. Check them out below and let us know what you think of them. Enjoy"

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Fraser Speirs - Blog - The Butcher's Bill

Fraser Speirs - Blog - The Butcher's Bill | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"So we are coming up on three years with the iPad 1. I thought it would be interesting to look back at our damage rate and see how things went.

 

I've kept a log of when devices were replaced and why. These numbers are based on a deployment of 115 iPads and all the repairs were handled through the Genius Bar at our local Apple Store."

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5 Ways the iPads Redefine what "Finals Week" in a high school looks like... paradigm shift with the SAMR model

5 Ways the iPads Redefine what "Finals Week" in a high school looks like... paradigm shift with the SAMR model | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I wear several hats in my life: blogger, surfer, presenter, and workshop facilitator. However, my primary role is that of a high school teacher. As a high school teacher who has six different preps every year this time of year is quite busy for me as a I prepare six different final exams for my students. However, as I embarked upon my yearly adventure to create my 2013 finals I realized how much the iPad has been a game changer in terms of not only how I assess my students but also in terms of WHAT I want them to know and HOW I want them to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding to me."

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Vintage meets future: importing photos to an iPad from a floppy disk

Vintage meets future: importing photos to an iPad from a floppy disk | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The iPad's Camera Connection Kit is a remarkably talented accessory. With its standard USB connector plus a bit of ingenuity, clever folks have found all
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Weather HD Gets New Layout As Well As New Name: Clear Day -- AppAdvice

Weather HD Gets New Layout As Well As New Name: Clear Day -- AppAdvice | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Weather HD is no more. No, the popular app that presents weather through stunning videos is not being pulled out of the App Store or suffering any other similar fate. Rather, it’s only the “Weather HD” name that is going to clear away. In its stead is a new name: Clear Day."

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10 awesome apps for K-6 literacy - The Cornerstone

10 awesome apps for K-6 literacy - The Cornerstone | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are SO many incredible apps out there, and I know whatever list I come up with is going to be missing tons of great stuff. But I might as well start somewhere, right? So I thought I’d share 10 iPad and iPhone apps I love for helping elementary students with reading and writing skills. The majority of the recommendations below work with multiple grade levels and are free, but the paid ones are worth the investment, in my opinion."

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Hollie Lancarte's curator insight, June 7, 2013 3:21 PM

Good reading app information to consider for IPads and other $.

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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition.

While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection"

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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:16 AM

How can you harness an Ipad to enhance learning, it needs some thought planning and creativity...

Intriguing Networks's comment, July 1, 2013 6:18 AM
Upto Ipad and Tablet aware Parents to push as well please!
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Upto Ipad and Tablet aware Parents to push as well please!
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Describing Places with Audioboo and QR Codes : EFL Through iPads

Describing Places with Audioboo and QR Codes : EFL Through iPads | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Learning Objectives


To provide students with the vocabulary and language structures necessary to be able to describe a place they know and to recognize places described by peers in written descriptions."

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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This presentation sparked my thinking about what other skills and attributes would serve the learners (of all ages) in this era of learning.  Some other ones that I believe important based on what I hear at conferences, read via blogs and other social networks include:

GritResilienceHope and OptimismVisionSelf-RegulationEmpathy and Global Stewardship"

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James Matthews's curator insight, May 26, 2013 9:25 AM

In our school, many of these words have found their way to not only our core values policy, but also on to each of the subjects skills policies.

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4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss - Edudemic

4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Combating summer learning loss over the summer for young readers is a challenge that many teachers face.
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How to create your own audiobooks

How to create your own audiobooks | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For authors who want to use their own home equipment to narrate an audio version of their own books, or if you want to record your kids reading their favorite stories for posterity, you can do it with a microphone, and iPad and GarageBand.
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juanjovilar's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:00 AM

Herramienta para crear tus propios audiobooks.

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:17 PM

Children are also willing to practice reading before they record which helps improve fluency.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:21 PM

Mostly Mac based but a good resource

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10 Apps for Enjoying the Great Outdoors

10 Apps for Enjoying the Great Outdoors | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Using tech and being outside don't have to be mutually exclusive. These mobile apps will help you embrace nature.
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10 Good iPad Apps for Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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

"Below is a list of some great iPad apps for learning English. I curated the list in such a way that beginners both native and non-native speakers of English would find these apps helpful in consolidating their linguistic capacities in English."

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Craig Harkey's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:05 PM

Multiple forms of technology integrated with English can only help students understandment of the subject.

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The iPad Cleverly Detects This Connected Picture Book's Page Turns

The iPad Cleverly Detects This Connected Picture Book's Page Turns | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The arrival of the iPad had many predicting the device would wipe out books, magazine, and newspapers once and for all. But their doomsday predictions were a little premature, and as the folks at engageLab demonstrate with this fantastic conceptual app, tablets and books can live in perfect harmony.

 

The Bridging Book isn't commercially available, but hopefully it will be because it perfectly demonstrates that there's still a place for the printed word alongside our mobile devices—literally. The picture book is designed to sit right next to an iPad, extending and providing additional content and interactive elements for each page."

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43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf

43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A curated list of recommended free tools, websites & mobile apps for teachers, such as Google Docs, Prezi, Wordle, ClassDojo, TED, Quizlet, YouTube, etc.
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sarah's comment, May 29, 2013 3:32 AM
Ttrès intéressant. Merci, John Evans, pour parteger cet article avec nous.
Mer St.'s curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:12 PM

A lot of info here excelent!

sarah's curator insight, February 25, 2014 6:22 PM

Pour nos programmes

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The Connected Learners- A Book by Students for Teachers

The Connected Learners- A Book by Students for Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"It is time to hear from students!

 

Ann Michaelsen, a High School English teacher from Oslo, Norway did precisely that. She gave her students a voice, the time to research, write and platform to share THEIR perspective. What does it mean to be a connected learner as a student?"

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Jason Verbovszky's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:09 AM

This looks like a great book that is written by students for teachers.  It's only $5 as well in ebook format.

 

- Jason

Paula Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:13 PM

global classroom

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Kleinspiration: Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!

Kleinspiration: Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image.  For example, imagine holding your phone over a poster on the wall as if you were going to take a photo of that poster, and then instantly a video starts playing to offer you additional information about that particular poster.  Pretty cool, right?  The first time it happens, it seems like magic."

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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, May 30, 2013 8:49 AM

Hoop werk, wel mooi

Love Technology's curator insight, June 17, 2013 5:15 PM

Heard about this from acolleague, now need to try it out!

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The best creative apps and accessories for iPad and iPhone

The best creative apps and accessories for iPad and iPhone | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Whether you're sketching, painting or drawing, these apps and accessories should suit you perfectly.
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Jonathan Rattray Clark's curator insight, May 26, 2013 9:18 PM

your gonna love these if your a creative type ....some awesome wee apps

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:13 PM

Let your students draw or paint without the mess. You could ask them to show you what they know.

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Calculating With Options -- AppAdvice

Calculating With Options -- AppAdvice | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"We are all pretty familiar with the iPhone’s built-in calculator. Are you looking for additional features or options? There are many other calculator apps available in the App Store that can help you out. In this AppGuide, we compare our favorite third party calculator apps."

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Presentation Tools / Elementary School - appoLearning

Presentation Tools / Elementary School - appoLearning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The best Presentation Tools apps handpicked by educational professionals.
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Kimberly A. Hurd's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:24 PM

Grades 3-5 really love using the presentation tools this yr, I love looking for more and seeing how they fit into my classroom learning experience. 

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10 iPad competitors for school tech budgets

10 iPad competitors for school tech budgets | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There's no denying that the iPad is the dominant tablet in the lucrative education market right now. Technology, however, is an ever-evolving beast--a field where all it sometimes takes to dethrone the king is the right platform, device or combination thereof at the right time.

 

Could other tablets soon cut into Apple's market share with help from outside marketplaces and learning platforms? Here are our picks for the top 10 tablets, marketplaces and platforms that threaten the iPad's dominance in the classroom:"

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Why And How Teachers Are (And Aren't) Using Technology - Edudemic

Why And How Teachers Are (And Aren't) Using Technology - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We often talk about iPads in K-12 classrooms, the availability of information on the web for college students to access, and a host of other similar topics in too many categories to mention.
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A List of Great iPad Apps for Summer Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of Great iPad Apps for Summer Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Summer is already here ( or about to be here ) and students learning is about to be interrupted or at least this is how some think of it. However, the learning loss over summer can be dealt with using a variety of apps that are, while being funny an entertaining, are also very educational and informative. I have meticulously handpicked some of the best iPad apps that you can recommend to your kids and students. These apps cover a wide range of topics from Math to Drawing and Arts."

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20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Kung Fu Robot, City Guides by National Geographic, Tetris Blitz, Mailbox for iPad, Symmetry School, Fry, Blip Blup, Disney Junior Appisodes and more. By Stuart Dredge
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