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iTeach: The best 1:1 device is good teaching

iTeach: The best 1:1 device is good teaching | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Over the course of two years, I, along with the BPS Tech team, had the opportunity to meet and connect with over one hundred schools. The discussions usually involve what device works best in the classroom and how the iPad is affecting teaching and learning outcomes. Usually this conversation is focused on what hardware works best for teaching and learning. While this is an important decision to make, it should not be the focus. In fact, the best devices a school can employ are great teachers. "

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Surfing for Substance II: 50 More Apps for Educators - Marygrove College

Surfing for Substance II: 50 More Apps for Educators - Marygrove College | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you are like most educators, you’re on an incessant prowl for new ways to engage your students.

 

As someone who doesn’t have a lot of time—and is determined to make good use of what time you do have—it is likely that you’re also looking for ways to streamline your curriculum and stay organized.

 

You may be a “tech-head” already, but you don’t have to be to make any of these 50 user-friendly websites and apps a part of your everyday life."

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17 iPad Apps We Explored Using With High School Post-Graduates - iPads Apps for School

17 iPad Apps We Explored Using With High School Post-Graduates - iPads Apps for School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Last week I spent a day working with teachers at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine. Bridgton Academy is a private boarding school serving male students who have completed high school, but are spending a year gaining more skills and knowledge before going to college. I was invited to spend the day consulting with teachers to develop ideas and strategies for using iPads with their students. There was a healthy mix teachers’ needs and desires for the day. In no particular order, the list below contains the apps that we ended up spending the most time exploring."

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Matt Polaniecki's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:21 AM

Gret article for my research!

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Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education (infographic)

Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education (infographic) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Education is a notoriously slow adopter of technology, but Google Apps is growing quickly, if not virally, doubling over the last two years.
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Things to think about before you implement iPads in your school.

Things to think about before you implement iPads in your school. | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In order to implement the iPads successfully you will need to:

 

* Connection checklist

* Pedagogical checklist

* Logistical checklist"

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Emma Alcock's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:59 AM

There is a lot to think about before we implement iPads at our school!

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The 25 Best Free iPad Apps - Mashable

The 25 Best Free iPad Apps - Mashable | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This list of free iPad apps will save you from endless browsing in the App Store, and they'll all prove worthy of your homescreen.
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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:56 AM

Time to set up Skype on my Ipad.

Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:59 AM

Just getting use to Scooping.  I put this in STEM by mistake.  But, even Scientists need to connect.  

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Webnote iPad App Review: The Complete Browser + Evernote Note Capturer You'll Ever Need - GeeksBlog

Webnote iPad App Review: The Complete Browser + Evernote Note Capturer You'll Ever Need - GeeksBlog | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Webnote is a browser + note-taking app that now integrates with Evernote for a faster and better web-note-taking experience. Here's why Webnote just works perfectly for everyone:
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Get 22GB of free cloud storage with Copy

Get 22GB of free cloud storage with Copy | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Forget about Dropbox and Google Drive: Copy gives you 22GB of free cloud storage - and more if you act fast. For me Cloud replaced Dropbox in no time.
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Melissa Evans's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:53 AM

Sounds good to me! 

Bradley Dutchcot's curator insight, May 23, 2013 8:23 AM

use this link: https://copy.com?r=L2DBxC

Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 23, 2013 8:58 PM

22GB = fantastic for classroom use!

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10 Awesome Handwriting Apps for Your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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

"Digital immigrants are still trying to come to grips with all the digital innovations that are unfolding in today's world. And even for those who have succeeded in making the digital transition, they still have an urge for the old days of pen and paper practices. That is probably why even with the prevalence of touch screen devices, some people still prefer to use a stylus when working on their tablets. While stylus does satisfy the craving for holding a pen in your hand, it still does not function as expected."

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6 Useful iPad Apps for Creating Tutorials and Screencasts ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Useful iPad Apps for Creating Tutorials and Screencasts ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"By definition, a screencast is a recording of your computer screen accompanied by audio narration.In the past, screencasting tools used to cost a fortune and only tech savvy people were able to use them but thanks to web 2.0 technologies, there are now dozens of easy to use and simple platforms to record your screencast. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already featured several of these tools in previous posts. Today, however, I am going to share with you some of the best iPad apps to create screencasts and tutorials. Check them out below and let us know what you think of them. Enjoy"

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Logitech intros wired iPad keyboard especially for education market

Logitech intros wired iPad keyboard especially for education market | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As anyone who has read TUAW over the past few weeks can tell there's no shortage of IPad keyboards on the market these days. All of them tend to use Bluetooth to connect to the iPad, which is fine -- except when you're a school teacher or IT person who needs to figure out which keyboard is paired with a particular iPad. So that students can simply grab a keyboard, plug it in, and start typing away, Logitech has announced the Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad (US$59.99, available later this year)."

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Project Noah - Share Stories of Nature In Your Neighborhood

Project Noah - Share Stories of Nature In Your Neighborhood | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Project Noah is a globally collaborative project to which anyone can contribute. On Project Noah you can share pictures and stories of the plants and the animals that you observe in your neighborho...
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chinaontology's comment, May 22, 2013 1:55 AM
Good idea!
chinaontology's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:56 AM
Good idea!
Bernadette Cassel's curator insight, September 24, 2013 1:59 PM

 

"Project Noah est un outil pour explorer et renseigner la faune, ainsi qu'une plate-forme pour exploiter la force scientifique citoyenne partout."

 

→ Project Noah - My Noah - iPhone & Android apps

http://www.projectnoah.org/mobile

 

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iPad Basics: How to Change the Font in the Notes App

iPad Basics: How to Change the Font in the Notes App | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Here’s a handy tip for newer iPad users. If you don’t like the default font in the iPad’s built-in Notes app, it’s very easy to change it.

 

You don’t have a broad range of choices, but there are 3 fonts you can choose to use with the iPad Notes app. Here’s how to select the one you want:"

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Resources for Researching and Evaluating Educational Kids Apps | The Digital Media Diet

Resources for Researching and Evaluating Educational Kids Apps | The Digital Media Diet | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Resource list of research reports and websites to evaluate and curate educational apps for kids under 12.
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Emma Alcock's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:23 AM

With so many educational apps available, it can be hard to choose what to use. This might help!

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Virtual Frog Dissection on Your iPad

Virtual Frog Dissection on Your iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Frog Dissection for iPad is an app that is popular with biology teachers. The latest version of the app includes more labels, quizzes, and videos. Of course, the main purpose of the app still remains. That purpose is to provide a virtual environment in which students can dissect a frog just as they would if they had a frog and a scalpel in your classroom. The app provides step-by-step directions for students to follow as they virtually dissect their frogs."

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Digital Directions's curator insight, May 23, 2013 12:56 PM

A cleaner way to learn about dissection.

Linda Jones's curator insight, May 24, 2013 10:19 AM

What a great way to introduce dissection to students.

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:11 PM

This would be good practice even if you are going to let them dissect an actual frog.

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ToolZeit - Directr - EdReach

ToolZeit - Directr - EdReach | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Directr is video creation app that provides users with a ton of storyboards to help guide in a creating short, better looking videos. Starting you off with pre-made storyboards and you just shoot the video clips as guided.
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The Proper Ways on How To Use An Ipad - 21 Articles

The Proper Ways on How To Use An Ipad - 21 Articles | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Practice your Ipad typing. One of the toughest things to get used to on the iPad is typing on a digital keyboard. It feels weird for most people to start, but you can get used to it with practice. Sit down for a few minutes every day and just type in your favorite word processing program. Soon you’ll feel at home."

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iPad/iPod Resources

iPad/iPod Resources | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Great list of free apps from TCEA!

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Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, April 6, 2014 7:49 PM

This list of apps is created by an American organisation, TCEA.  The apps may not be available in Australia. They cover the primary and secondary sectors.  The list is extensive and is updated regularly.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:27 AM

This is a nice list of free apps organised by section of school.

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36 Entertaining Apps That Are Actually Educational - Edudemic

36 Entertaining Apps That Are Actually Educational - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for a few dozen entertaining apps that you can use in the classroom? Us too! Good thing you can check out this useful list and get started with us.
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Fraction calculator invented by 12-year-old now Amazon's Free App of the Day - GeekWire

Fraction calculator invented by 12-year-old now Amazon's Free App of the Day - GeekWire | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It started with some frustation over math homework at the dining room table, but now, the ideas of 12-year-old Isabel Hughes are front-and-center on Amazon's App Store.
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Mobile Apps for Elementary Students [Infographic] - AvatarGeneration

Mobile Apps for Elementary Students [Infographic] - AvatarGeneration | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"We came across an interesting infographic from edweek which showed that 70% of the top selling educational apps on iTunes are geared towards elementary or pre-school children. It makes an interesting point about app development for middle and high school students. We wonder why is there such a gap between these two markets? "

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Kimberly A. Hurd's curator insight, May 22, 2013 2:51 PM

Investigating the gap in learning between elementary schools and middle-high  schools concerning apps.

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5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use - Edudemic

5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There are a few important criteria that education technology must satisfy before being used in education. Otherwise, we have a problem.
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Tyler Hallstrom's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:02 AM

A few great points about using technology in the classroom, and how it can be used most effectively.

Amy Shields's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:43 PM

Good Criteria for evaluating use of technology in the classroom.

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15 Best Free Photo Editing & Sharing Apps For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

15 Best Free Photo Editing & Sharing Apps For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The genres of photography, image editing, styling and sharing, being among the most popular on the iOS App Store (after platformers and games in general, of course), are becoming increasingly saturated, which makes it quite hard for both new users and seasoned iPhoneographers to pick out the good ones. Seeing this as another opportunity to help our readers out, we’ve compiled a list of fifteen of the best free apps from the aforementioned genres."

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Practical Edu Tech: iPad as a content creation tool...are you mad?!

Practical Edu Tech: iPad as a content creation tool...are you mad?! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Going forward again, back to the Food Tech lesson, students were on the PCs and had their iPads as a second screen. On closer inspection, they were using the PC as a second screen to do the research, and the iPad to create the presentation (Explain Everything, Haiku Deck etc...). Interesting, I thought. This is turning that mantra, which at first glance looks like it makes sense, on it's head. I don't even think this is because they still have the novelty aspect of the iPads (they have had them for 6 weeks)."

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Copy.com - 20 GB Free Cloud Storage!

Copy.com - 20 GB Free Cloud Storage! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you are a regular reader of teachingwithipad.org, you will know that I rely heavily on cloud storage everyday. Cloud storage is here to stay, and is becoming a integral part of backups and file sharing. Dropbox has been a lifesaver for me for the past four years.

 

I have spoken with several people who feel that the 2GB that Dropbox offers is not enough. Yes there are ways to use referral to increase your space, but with video and photos it simply is not enough to create a safe online backup of your files.

 

I wanted to let you know about a brand new cloud service called COPY.COM. Copy is the “easiest way to store, protect, and share” your files."

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Hassan's curator insight, May 29, 2013 11:56 AM

the need for more speace

Ben Beiske's comment, June 16, 2013 8:59 AM
I personally have been using Copy.com for a while now and I am totally hooked! They offer much better features than than most other cloud storage providers. Goodbye dropbox...

For a limited time, if you use the following link to sign up for Copy.com, you get free 20GB of cloud storage with them!: https://copy.com?r=imaNoO