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Greg Kulowiec’s Keynote: What is the Answer with iPads? – From Jen Carey | Leading Change in Changing Times

Greg Kulowiec’s Keynote: What is the Answer with iPads? – From Jen Carey | Leading Change in Changing Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"How does iPad support teaching and learning? How do they give students a voice? How do they get children to focus on things that matter? Greg starts out his talk by telling us about his days as a DJ. The “menial task of carrying turn tables and vinyl records in milk crates” occupied his pre-teaching years. Just as the 21st century has redesigned the life and tools of a DJ, the internet, and specifically mobile technology, has revolutionized education and the life of a teacher making skills of only a few years ago are now useless (albeit they can be nostalgic)."

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Understanding The Role Of Collaborative Educational iPad Games - Edudemic

Understanding The Role Of Collaborative Educational iPad Games - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The role of educational ipad games has been slowly increasing over time. Now, with apps like Math Champ, we see the future of interactive learning.
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6 best phonics apps for iPad: teach kids to read, write and spell

6 best phonics apps for iPad: teach kids to read, write and spell | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Phonics is the primary way in which children learn basic literacy at schools and you can help them learn with these great iOS apps.
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Elise Hoffman's curator insight, June 26, 2013 1:13 PM

I will be getting an iPad for my classroom next year and have never used one before. This looks like it could provide a starting point for me!

Bill Moody's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:07 PM

learning made fun, like a game should be fun

Danny Miller's curator insight, July 5, 2014 8:35 AM

Phonics apps for Ipad

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Top 5 Apps For Kids This Week

Top 5 Apps For Kids This Week | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Practice addition, match puzzle cards and learn scientific concepts like friction and gravity — all in this week's top 5 apps for kids.
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WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync

WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There's a new app called WDWDT (stands for What Did We Do Today?) and is a messaging service custom-built for students, parents, and teachers.
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iPad Today 144 - Uncrate, The Wirecutter, McTub

iPad Today 144 - Uncrate, The Wirecutter, McTub | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Hosts: Leo Laporte and Sarah Lane

 

Our favorite gadget guide apps, The Wirecutter, Uncrate, AppGratis is out of the App Store, McTube for cached YouTube videos, HulloMail as a Google Voice alternative, & more!"

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7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Today while I was looking for a citation from " Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners " http://ow.ly/k2SpU ; , it dawned on me to compile a list of the  popular iPad apps that promote visual thinking. Making Thinking Visible is by all means a must read for those of you interested in knowing how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. Another book I have in my shelf and which is more or less similar to the one cited above is " Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work " http://ow.ly/k2Svy ; in which Dan walks his readers through the different practices of making thinking vivid with less words."

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Brian H. Burnett's curator insight, April 15, 2013 9:35 AM

In regards to the Book: "Making Thinking Visible" here are a few useful  articles.

  1. Making Thinking Visible | Thinking Routines (from ASCD) - http://bit.ly/11gHmE1
  2. Tools to Enhance Young Children's Thinking - http://bit.ly/Zshmmk
  3. Thinking Routines Matrix - http://bit.ly/16XY4KW


ghbrett's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:09 PM

There are many choices for iPads as well as Android tablets. Some include plugins that you can pay to add. Some of the more complex apps include the ability to paste in photographs or other images. While there are even note taker apps that include the function for adding audio -- whether from a meeting speaker or from yourself explaining the ideas you are capturing.

 

One thing to consider when using these applications is whether or not you need a better suited stylus. There are a variety now that are more responsive, thinner, use BlueTooth for greater control.

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How to set a passcode for Guided Access on iPhone and iPad | iMore.com

How to set a passcode for Guided Access on iPhone and iPad | iMore.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Once you've enabled Guided Access within your iPhone or iPad's accessibility options, you may have noticed that you can just as easily disable it as you can enable it from inside apps.
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Top Innovative Elementary School Math Apps for iPad | PadGadget

Top Innovative Elementary School Math Apps for iPad | PadGadget | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Even though math is an essential part of everyday life, many children still resist its charms. When I was growing up “math fun” meant making words with a calculator.
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Deborah Sarmir's comment, April 13, 2013 9:41 AM
Definitely worth a look!
Deborah Sarmir's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:42 AM

Certainly worth a look!

Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 12:15 PM

math apps for iPad

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Learning With Mrs. Parker: QR Codes Meet Reading Foundations Skills

Learning With Mrs. Parker: QR Codes Meet Reading Foundations Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Discover how a kindergarten classroom is using QR Codes.
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Myriam Davies's curator insight, May 5, 2013 7:51 AM

Surely this can be done in French too!

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet

iPad as the Teacher's Pet | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Hey, teacher! Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox that you can fill to help you be an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant.
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Check out the links to be able to print this infogrphic in several formats! JE

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Minttu Myllynen's curator insight, April 13, 2013 5:39 AM

Many great ideas, loved the Stage Whiteboard-app.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Places to Learn to Write HTML

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Places to Learn to Write HTML | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This afternoon I received an email in which I was asked how to write a hyperlink without relying on the visual editor in Word, Google Docs, or your favorite blogging platform. While the visual editing tools will usually do everything you need, at some point you might want to beyond the limitations of WYSIWYG. It's then that you'll want know how to write and edit HTML yourself. These are three resources that you can use to teach yourself HTML. The instructions in these resources are clear enough that middle school students can use them on their own too."

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iPad As....

iPad As.... | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments."

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Tom Daccord Keynote: Keys to Building a Successful iPad Program

Tom Daccord Keynote: Keys to Building a Successful iPad Program | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Jen Carey is LIVE blogging for us from the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA. You can also find these posts on her site - indianajen.com. Day 2 Afternoon Keynote with Tom Daccord: “Keys to Building a Successful iPad Program”"

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View & Delete iCloud Documents from the iPhone & iPad

View & Delete iCloud Documents from the iPhone & iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Practically all apps that store documents in iCloud let you delete them from the app itself, which simultaneously removes them from iCloud and thus all other synced iOS & OS X devices. But if you’re looking to manage and remove specific iCloud documents and data, there is a better way to do it through a centralized control panel within iOS that will let you view all documents stored in iCloud, much like the same feature that is on the Mac which is accessible through OS X System Preferences. Let’s focus on the mobile side of things and learn how to do this in iOS."

 

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Weekend iPad Wallpaper: Constellations

Weekend iPad Wallpaper: Constellations | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This weekend’s iPad wallpaper pick is Constellations, shown above. I think this image is striking and looks great on the iPad home screen of course, and I especially like how it highlights one app ...
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Free iPad Apps for the K-5 Classroom by Monica Burns - Slideshare

"Download the presentation at my TpT Store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-iPad-Apps-for-the-K-5-Classroom ..."

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Free iPad Templates from Templates Pages Pro ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free iPad Templates from Templates Pages Pro ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Templates for Pages Pro is one of the great apps I have covered here in several posts in the past. It used to cost $4.99 and it is now free. For those not yet familiar with what this app is all about, Templates for Pages Pro is a productivity app that allows you  to expand the possibilities of Apple’s Pages app for iPhone and iPad by providing you with 222 professionally designed templates."

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The Book Chook: Three iPad Apps that Encourage Creativity

The Book Chook: Three iPad Apps that Encourage Creativity | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Today I want to tell you about three iPad apps that I believe have the potential to encourage kids to think creatively. Using these apps, kids could tell a story, record a favourite joke or practise writing dialogue between characters."

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10 Most Useful Productivity Apps for iPad | iPadable

10 Most Useful Productivity Apps for iPad | iPadable | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Today, iPad has become a very dominant “personal assistant” and is able to play a major role in increasing your productivity via some very helpful apps.
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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:08 AM

Seriously useful Apps here.  I know these tend to be repeated, but it shows these Apps a are well tested.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 15, 2013 12:00 AM

For anyone who still finds these lists useful... I guess there's an analytic you can use - if an app is constantly mentioned it probably has something going for it.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Homestyler

Best Free iPad App of the Week: Homestyler | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. Better still, there are lots of great f...
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Featured in the iPad App Store this Week: Apps for Elementary Schools

Featured in the iPad App Store this Week: Apps for Elementary Schools | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This week the Featured section of the iPad App Store is full of even more highlighted app collections than usual. One of the notable app collections that caught my eye is ‘Apps for Elementary Schoo...
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Repairing your iPad's network connection | Macworld

Repairing your iPad's network connection | Macworld | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If your iOS device suddenly turns a blind eye to your local network you can put things right with these tips.
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How to Edit PowerPoint Documents on an iPad | iPadable

How to Edit PowerPoint Documents on an iPad | iPadable | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A lot of iPad Apps available on the App store let you edit MS Word or Excel documents. However, editing a PowerPoint presentation is a different scenario.
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10 iPad Apps to Enhance Critical Thinking Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 iPad Apps to Enhance Critical Thinking Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Today I have curated a new an updated list of some important iPad apps to teach and help students improve their critical thinking. Check out the list below and let us know what you think. If you have other additions or suggestions, please do share them with us in the comment form below. Enjoy!

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