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Reading age jumps with tablet help

Reading age jumps with tablet help | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A new way of using tablet computers in schools could change how children are taught in Wales, after average reading ages at one primary leapt from nine to 13.

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 8, 2013 11:40 PM

Even better results than my teacher research project that indicated a gain of a year over their peers for sophomores.

Shirley Blowers's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:54 PM

Reading age jumps using tablets

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Great Educational Music Apps for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Educational Music Apps for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Good news for music teachers. We have just learned about a great booklet full of educational music apps for iPad. It is really amazing how much time and effort Samuel must have invested in this project. He reviewed several musical apps and included them into awesome visual boards with clickable icons of each app leading to its store link where you can download it."

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Rafael O'Grady's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:45 PM

Music apps help you learn at a much faster rate and can be accessed anywhere. you can learn at a your own pace and take contol of how you learn.

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Mark Anderson's Blog | education, learning & technology

Mark Anderson's Blog | education, learning & technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"iPad workflows are really important to learning. Student work doesn’t often happen within just the one App. We need to be able to connect the work created in one App to enable us to develop it further within another.  Last night I met up with @joedale and we had a bit of an ‘App off’ and in our discussions, I mentioned an App called Figure (69p) made by the Propellerheads of ‘Reason‘ fame and excellent producers:"

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QR Codes, Science Research, and Spelling Lists by Cheryl Snyder | iPads in the K-2 Classroom

QR Codes, Science Research, and Spelling Lists by Cheryl Snyder | iPads in the K-2 Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"My second graders love using the I-nigma app to read QR codes.  As part of our science curriculum on environmental interactions we went to Pinchot for an Environmental Field Day, focusing on Insects and other “Pests.”  As a follow up activity when we returned, the students completed the “Spiders QR Webquest.”" http://blog.wssd.k12.pa.us/ipads/files/2013/06/QR-Spider-Activity.docx

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S. Amon's curator insight, June 10, 2013 7:26 AM

Maybe something new here. Read later

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35 Great iPad Apps for Work - Mac|Life

35 Great iPad Apps for Work - Mac|Life | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"It’s easy to forget the iPad’s been around for only three years, since it’s made such a big footprint in our day-to-day lives. It’s great for lean-back, leisurely weekend activities like watching a movie, video chatting with faraway relatives, and playing a few rounds of Words with Friends. But don’t leave it behind when it’s time to return to the salt mines Monday morning — turns out, the iPad works at the office almost as hard as you do. "

 
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Chaiyi Bee's curator insight, June 9, 2013 3:25 AM

這和ipad有關~

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Learn to Code for Free With These 10 Online Resources

Learn to Code for Free With These 10 Online Resources | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We've rounded up 10 places on the Internet that teach coding through video tutorials, games and quizzes.
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Daily iPad App: HeartPhys lets you peer into the complex workings of the heart

Daily iPad App: HeartPhys lets you peer into the complex workings of the heart | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Unless you are a cardiologist, learning about how the heart works can be an daunting task. Words alone can't describe it and static images can't capture the complexity of how the heart functions. Medical students, heart patients or anyone with an interest in cardiology should look beyond paper textbooks and take a look at HeartPhys from Dr. Michael Parker."

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How to Find Free Apps & App Price Drops: Use An App – Apps Gone Free | iPad Academy

How to Find Free Apps & App Price Drops: Use An App – Apps Gone Free | iPad Academy | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Apps Gone Free from AppAdvice tries to find the top daily app deals. With Apps Gone Free you get information on only 5 to 10 apps per day, curated by the staff. Each app has a brief summary of features.
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Julie Frye's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:52 AM

I have used this many times! A great resource for free/reduced price apps.

EdTechSandyK's comment, June 8, 2013 10:48 AM
I agree! I love this app! :-)
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17 Measurement Apps for Math and Science From edshelf

17 Measurement Apps for Math and Science From edshelf | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Apps for taking measurements, such as Geometry Pad, EasyMeasure, Clinometer, SpectraRuler, Speedometer, Thermometer and Hygrometer, Weather Now, and more.
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iPad Productivity 101 « Productivity « tabletproductive

iPad Productivity 101 « Productivity « tabletproductive | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I have come to a revelation lately, that most people have no idea how to use their iPads for things other than surfing the internet. Regular readers of my blog…
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How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher

How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

`The following is a list, written in the first-person, of ideologies or stances from a Terrible iPad Teacher:"

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Manuela Bazen's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:04 AM

Met een knipoog: ik heb een iPad en ik gebruik 'm in de klas, daarmee ben ik een effectieve 21ste eeuw onderwijsprofessional. En zo zijn er nog negen 'waarheden'.

 

Kristen Baker's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:22 AM

Great advice!

EuroSys Education's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:46 AM

Herkenbaar en heel goed om weten :-)

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We have a BYOD program, but now what? [guest post] | Dangerously Irrelevant

We have a BYOD program, but now what? [guest post] | Dangerously Irrelevant | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"“Our students deserve a 21st century education.” I’ve heard this often during my career, and while I can sometimes name the 4 Cs, I’m concerned that educators are trying to adapt 20th century practices and experiences to the future we can’t even define yet. This phenomenon manifests itself typically by the rapid and ill-advised adoption of any and all technological products, i.e. hardware, software, personal devices, portable devices, and on and on and on. While it is true the technology and expertise necessary to manipulate this technology are important to 21st century skills, we, as educators, must not fall into the trap of imposing our cemented perspectives cured from our fleeting experiences of the past upon the students of the future. In this wave of Bring Your Own Device or Technology, depending on which variant you prefer, (BYOD), the instructional shift that must happen to fully capture the power of this movement is grossly behind the crest."

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Debating iPads or Chromebooks for 1:1? Why not both? -- THE Journal

Debating iPads or Chromebooks for 1:1? Why not both? -- THE Journal | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As more school districts consider 1:1 initiatives, they are faced with the decision of which device to roll out. Chromebooks and iPads are two popular choices, but instead of choosing between them, some innovative school districts are deploying both.
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Documenting Learning in Mathematics (or any other subject) using Padlet

Documenting Learning in Mathematics (or any other subject) using Padlet | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

I see many benefits in this process of documenting the learning and not just in Mathematics.

In this new era of collaborative teaching, it’s a great way of recording a lesson for other members of the team to view.As a Maths leader/mentor, it’s a useful way of modelling a lesson for teams to discuss.For students, it gives them access to previous learning that they can revisit at different times of the year to review/revise and support their learningFor assessment purposes, it can provide a record of the different stages of learning that took place during a lesson or series of lessons.the use of Padlet itself opens up personalised access for students to work at their own pace ( not evident in this lesson as it was more of a guided lesson rather than an independent task)


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Katie Frank's comment, June 9, 2013 12:47 PM
I love this instant visual reference to learning. Thanks!
Katie Frank's curator insight, June 9, 2013 12:50 PM

This is a great way to reference learning visually. Love the idea of using Padlet as an e-portfolio through the year!

S. Amon's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:28 PM

Sounds intresting.

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Karen Lirenman: Interview with outstanding K-2 Teacher 2013 #iste2013 @klirenman

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Karen Lirenman: Interview with outstanding K-2 Teacher 2013 #iste2013 @klirenman | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"First grade teacher Karen Lirenman (@klirenman) has won the Kay L Bitter Award for innovative leadership in the K-2 classroom. She'll receive this award at ISTE 2013 in a few weeks in San Antonio. You'll want to see what the younger classroom can be by listening to what she's doing. Wow!"

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Apple TV In The Classroom: 4 Reasons To Try It Out - Edudemic

Apple TV In The Classroom: 4 Reasons To Try It Out - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Consider an Apple TV in the classroom or looking for ways to effectively display your iPad or iPhone on a projector screen wirelessly? Check this out.
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Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, June 12, 2013 10:12 PM

Apple TV requires HDMI cable connection to your source. Ie) Projector, TV

As well, the Apple TV needs a good wireless signal to connect to our network.

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The 6 Types Of Connected Students - Edudemic

The 6 Types Of Connected Students - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Today's connected students may be more digitally aware than ever thanks to mobile technology, but this handy infographic shows a number of interesting ways that technology is being used in educational settings.
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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, June 9, 2013 8:29 AM

Même si je me méfie toujours des grandes catégories et des étiquettes accolées à nos jeunes, cette infographie est très bien faite et correspond à certains comportements observables chez les générations hyper-connectées...

S. Amon's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:29 PM

Interesting catgegories

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Three Free iPad Apps That Teach Kids To Program

Three Free iPad Apps That Teach Kids To Program | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The first time that I wanted to stay after school was in the sixth grade. In sixth grade we could stay after school to use Logo Writer. My friend Sean and I had a great time building some simple programs that we ran on the two computers in our teacher’s room. Today, students can learn programming on their iPads. Here are three free apps that students can use to learn programming on their iPads."

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S. Amon's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:33 PM

Part of Tech Apps.

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One schools iPad journey

One schools iPad journey | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
 Last night I was asked to present at my local schools internal inset on my journey with iPads. At Chepstow School in Monmouthshire they have been embarking this year on a project to determine the ...
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App #41: Sock Puppets [Promo Codes Available!]

App #41: Sock Puppets [Promo Codes Available!] | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As a primary school teacher, I am always looking for ways to enhance the learning experiences for my students. As we have recently set up a partial class set of iPad minis, we are encouraging all of our teachers to use content-creation apps as opposed to content-specific consumption apps to share our knowledge. Sock Puppets (free, with optional in-app purchases) is a great storytelling app that both educators and students alike will enjoy."

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A Matter of App: DragonBox Algebra 12+

A Matter of App: DragonBox Algebra 12+ | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"DragonBox Algebra 12+ by WeWantToKnow AS is one of the few great apps targeting middle school ages. There's tons of great apps for the young ones in preschool and early elementary and for adults, but not so much for the ages in between, especially those in middle school. So I wanted to highlight a great app for this age. Price: $9.99 (yes, a little pricey!)."

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4 Graphic Designs Apps For Visual Learning

4 Graphic Designs Apps For Visual Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Graphic design students require a variety of tools in their arsenal at all times, ranging from high-end laptops to smartphones

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Most K-12 schools and higher-ed institutions, however, are focusing on the use of tablets. This is because designers are now able to use more of a ‘free hand’ in tablet use due to the availability of additional screen space. This is especially helpful in item personalization and logo branding, for mechanical engineering, as well as custom t-shirts or other commercial products, and perhaps most of all web design."

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iPad Newbie And Beginner Tips: Easily Add And Remove Apps, Close And Switch Tasks, And More [iOS]

iPad Newbie And Beginner Tips: Easily Add And Remove Apps, Close And Switch Tasks, And More [iOS] | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Apple designed iOS to be intuitive. There’s no user manual in the box, and I’m sure Apple reps would argue that it doesn’t need one. Most of the device’s functionality is easy to access with a few taps or swipes, once you know how.
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The History 2.0 Classroom: Explain Everything X 4 Ways

The History 2.0 Classroom: Explain Everything X 4 Ways | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"When it comes to flexible iPad apps, nothing quite fits the bill like Explain Everything. Developed as a screencasting app (in my opinion, the best in the app store), I have recently found that I am using the app for anything but screencasting. ``

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Jenn Mueller's curator insight, June 7, 2013 11:26 AM

Love Explain Everything!  Great overview of its' uses.

Marion Bohse's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:20 AM

A great overview!

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Teacher-Led Professional Learning: The Latest Revolution In Education - Edudemic

Teacher-Led Professional Learning: The Latest Revolution In Education - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I’m both in awe and encouraged at the current trend of teacher-led professional learning occurring across our country. Our nations’ teachers are taking control of their own learning and are using a wide variety of social media platforms to do so.
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ksraju's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:52 AM

education is key

Kirsty Watts's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:09 PM

Creating your own Professional Development is at your fingertips.

Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, June 15, 2013 8:15 AM

Professional Learning, if you develop a passion for it, there is no limit to the nutritious brain food you can consume.