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Garmin Introduces New Portable GPS Device for Tablets and Smartphones | PadGadget

Garmin Introduces New Portable GPS Device for Tablets and Smartphones | PadGadget | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
GPS-enabled smartphones and tablets take away quite a bit of business from GPS-device manufacturer Garmin, so the company has come up with a solution to improve the functionality of GPS-enabled devices.
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NASA’s Augmented Reality iPad App Brings Space Robots to Life | PadGadget

NASA’s Augmented Reality iPad App Brings Space Robots to Life | PadGadget | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
NASA’s Spacecraft 3D app, which is perfect for any space enthusiast, uses animation to demonstrate how spacecraft maneuver and manipulate their components to complete successful space missions.
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Charlie Wolf has second thoughts about Apple's iPad - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

Charlie Wolf has second thoughts about Apple's iPad - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
He's raising his estimate for the June quarter from 13.5 million units to a Street-high 20 million FORTUNE -- In an note to clients Thursday that was unusually long and detailed for a simple revised estimate, Needham's Charlie Wolf rattled off a list...
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Meet the District Rolling Out 25,000 iPads and iPods -- THE Journal

Meet the District Rolling Out 25,000 iPads and iPods -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The McAllen Independent School District (TX) is gearing up to bring technology--namely, mobile devices--to every single child, teacher, and administrator, and into every aspect of its curriculum.
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Three free science apps for the iPad you need to install right now

Three free science apps for the iPad you need to install right now | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Fight summer brain drain (and beyond) with these three awesome, totally free science apps for the iPad. Your kids will actually be asking to study chemistry.
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Doodle comes to the iPad

Doodle comes to the iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Mobile scheduling has become very popular, and we’ve certainly noticed this trend. Because of that, we’re happy to announce that we’ve updated the iPhone app, and it’s also now optimized for the iPad. This new app is able to deliver almost all of Doodle’s features on these mobile devices."

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Schools Start Countdown To London 2012 Olympics On Safe Social Learning Platform Radiowaves

Schools Start Countdown To London 2012 Olympics On Safe Social Learning Platform Radiowaves | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"A summer of sport is nearly here and all over the UK schools are sharing Olympic Fever through social networks and smartphones.

As the Olympic Flame makes its way around the country, students are filming it pass through their town and uploading it to a safe social network for schools using the new MakeWaves iPhone app.

The free MakeWaves app makes it safe and easy for pupils of all ages to upload video and images, post comments and take part in competitions instantly from an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Specially designed teacher tools allow educators to quickly take creative learning outside the classroom and easily manage their student’s social media work anywhere."

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MIDIConnect – The Best Way to Plug Your MIDI Device into Your iPad | PadGadget

MIDIConnect – The Best Way to Plug Your MIDI Device into Your iPad | PadGadget | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Griffin, known for producing top quality iPad accessories, has just released its new MIDIConnect accessory for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
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REVIEW: Mathemagica - Teachers with Apps

REVIEW: Mathemagica - Teachers with Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Mathemagica, by Remarkable, is an ingenious app that is a not only FUN and ENGAGING, but an incredible learning tool. This app, first and foremost, promotes critical thinking skills and Mathemagica boasts it can turn you into a Math-Wizard if used with daily practice! This app automatically adapts itself to each individual’s level and gradually raises the intensity of the activity accordingly. You are constantly being challenged and your areas of weakness are detected, then you are given more questions in those areas. This app covers content from 1st through 6th grade curriculum"

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How to Type Faster by Avoiding Autocorrect Mistakes on iOS [Quicktip]

How to Type Faster by Avoiding Autocorrect Mistakes on iOS [Quicktip] | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Typing on iOS device is an almost flawless experience – until the autocorrect function spoils everything, sometimes making a joke out of something when it wasn’t your intention in the first place.
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20 best iPhone and iPad apps for kids from June 2012 | Apps Playground

20 best iPhone and iPad apps for kids from June 2012 | Apps Playground | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A little bit late... Here's our monthly roundup of our best new iPhone and iPad apps for children, as covered on Apps Playground in June 2012.
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Transformation in Education: Can iPad, and other ICT devices, help to transform learning cultures? #ukedchat #edtech - Enabling Environments

Transformation in Education: Can iPad, and other ICT devices, help to transform learning cultures? #ukedchat #edtech - Enabling Environments | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"At an ICT Subject Leaders conference I had the chance to listen to Craig Wilkie who speaks passionately about Transformation in Education. I really valued his honesty, and almost his vulnerability, in promoting this thinking in schools (Transformation sounds like a big deal, and a scary concept!) However, as his presentation went on, I realised that my school and other settings I have worked with are transforming the learning culture."

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One Week with an iPad | Remote Access

One Week with an iPad | Remote Access | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"About a week ago I wrote a post outlining how, through a Town of Snow Lake initiative, I’ve ended up with an iPad. We are attempting to cut back on paper and this seemed like a good place to begin. After about a week this is what I’ve noticed:"

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Watch the 2012 Olympics Live with NBC’s New Apps | PadGadget

Watch the 2012 Olympics Live with NBC’s New Apps | PadGadget | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
NBC has just released two apps that will allow iOS and Android users to supplement the 2012 London Summer olympics with scores and extras on their iDevices.
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Apps in Education: Leaders Leading iPad Programs

Apps in Education: Leaders Leading iPad Programs | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I can across this article today from EmergingEdTech and it immediately resonated with me. We have been struggling with this exact situation in schools in our own region. Whenever you talk to teachers, especially those that have some first hand experience of iPad use in the classroom, this is one of the first things they say to you. Real change in schools needs to come from the top. This is a great article where Principal David Mahaley discusses their approach to iPad implementation."

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iPad band unlocks autistic students' creativity

iPad band unlocks autistic students'  creativity | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"At first listen you would never know that music created at a New York City school was being played by students with special needs, nor that they were using iPads as instruments."

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7 Strategies for iPads and iPods in the (Math) Classroom -- THE Journal

7 Strategies for iPads and iPods in the (Math) Classroom -- THE Journal | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Touch devices--such as iPods and iPads--represent a fundamental change in computing. They are unobtrusive, powerful, and intuitive devices that support authentic acts of learning through exploration, collaboration, consolidation, creation, and communication. Although the ideal may be a 1-to-1 deployment, even a single device can have a positive impact."

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Moving beyond Angry Birds, Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android

Moving beyond Angry Birds, Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Rovio has proved there is life beyond Angry Birds by today launching its new puzzle-based games series Amazing Alex on iOS and Android devices, challenging gamers to complete 100 levels using 35 fully interactive objects."

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Daily iPad App: Owney: Tales from the Rails captures a piece of American history

Daily iPad App: Owney: Tales from the Rails captures a piece of American history | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Did you know that the US Postal Service has a mascot and you can visit him at the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC?
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Stay in Shape, De-Stress and Look Great With These Yoga Apps | PadGadget

Stay in Shape, De-Stress and Look Great With These Yoga Apps | PadGadget | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Yoga is as much mental as it is physical, which means you can turn working out into relaxation time. With one of these yoga apps and a few minutes each day, you’ll stay fit, happy, and healthy all year long."

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The Case of the Cheesecake Thief!

The Case of the Cheesecake Thief! | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Procedural crime dramas are very popular and for good reason. They use evidence and science to analyze a mystery and uncover answers – a great metaphor for what a classroom learning experience can be. In this apptivity, we will learn about fingerprints, create digital images of our own, and then use annotation tools to help us identify the cheesecake thief!"

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Entertain The Kids With These AirPlay-Enabled Games | PadGadget

Entertain The Kids With These AirPlay-Enabled Games | PadGadget | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Sometimes, you just want to spend some time with the grown-ups, but your kids are all up in your business, looking for something to do. You could send them out to mow the lawn, encourage them to start a hobby, or sit them down in front of the television set with an iPad, an Apple TV, and the sweetest collection of console-quality games at a fraction of the price. We have included a few of our favorite AirPlay-enabled games for kids. Believe me, it’s easier than trying to get them to mow the lawn."

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Apps for Learning by Doing in a PBL Setting - LiveBinder

Apps for Learning by Doing in a PBL Setting - LiveBinder | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
These are apps that are very helpful for the LifePractice PBL environment, where students are using the tools of today to learn, share, and grow for tomorrow.
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Using Apps to Bring Story Language to Life - Enabling Environments

Using Apps to Bring Story Language to Life - Enabling Environments | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"At TeachMeet Nottingham, Friday 30th March, I spoke about my work with Apps Based Learning on iPad and how Puppet Pals and Morpho Booth has been effective in bringing story language to life in my Reception class."

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