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9 Best Apps for Enjoying the Summer

9 Best Apps for Enjoying the Summer | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Summer is here, so we present you how to give yourself a break from work with these great summer apps.
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An iPad School – Top 10 Tips

An iPad School – Top 10 Tips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"There is no doubt that learning is central to thinking at ESSA Academy. A visit is based on talk of pedagogy and enhancing student life (iPad and Pedagogy). However, there are many lessons to be learned about the implementation of new technology in a school and ESSA, in particular Abdul Chohan, are very happy to help."

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How to Set Manual DHCP and a Static IP Address on an iPad or iPhone

How to Set Manual DHCP and a Static IP Address on an iPad or iPhone | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Certain Wi-Fi networks require clients to use static IP addresses or manual DHCP information in order for a device to connect properly, setting either of these is easy within iOS."

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The iPad and Pedagogy

The iPad and Pedagogy | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"There is a running theme on this blog – ‘it’s not about the device’. I expected this view to be challenged by a visit to Essa Academy in Bolton where they refer to an ‘ecosystem’ using Apple technology. I was prepared for technological practice that would be difficult to comprehend and a new building with an infrastructure we couldn’t hope to replicate. I couldn’t have been more wrong."

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16 Incredible iPad Apps for ESL Learners - Best Colleges Online

16 Incredible iPad Apps for ESL Learners - Best Colleges Online | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Download these iPad apps to receive a relatively comprehensive look at one of the world’s most widely-spoken tongues.

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Turn photos into sketches on iOS

Turn photos into sketches on iOS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There are tons of apps that add retro effects to your images, but another group of photography apps turns your images into art. Read this blog post by Jason Parker on iPhone Atlas.

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Instacast vs. Downcast vs. Pocket Casts: iPhone podcast app shootout! | iMore

Instacast vs. Downcast vs. Pocket Casts: iPhone podcast app shootout! | iMore | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Instacast, Downcast, and Pocket Casts all bring podcasts directly to your iPhone and iPod touch, which is one of the best ways to enjoy them when you're in the car, working out, sitting in the office, or simply lounging around the house.
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3 Interactive iPad App-tivities that aren’t Apps! « techchef4u

3 Interactive iPad App-tivities that aren’t Apps! « techchef4u | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As I mentioned in a previous post, I am always intrigued by sites that offer interactivity but are not apps (ala Quizlet). I had observed Mr. Wayment’s class reviewing the Greek & Latin roots using an 82 card Quizlet deck he had created. Students were utilizing various activities within Quizlet (e.g. Speller, Learn, and Scatter) to review the terms."

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The Week in iOS Apps: Hear, hear! | Macworld

The Week in iOS Apps: Hear, hear! | Macworld | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
This week’s roundup of iOS apps offers all kinds of listening options, whether you’re staying at home, partying at the club, or going to see your favorite band in concert.
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7 Apps That Every Hockey Fan Needs To Get Ready For The Stanley Cup [iOS]

7 Apps That Every Hockey Fan Needs To Get Ready For The Stanley Cup [iOS] | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I am a huge hockey fan. I have been playing hockey for well over 15 years, and watching it on TV for even longer than that. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are nearing their end, and watching these entire hockey playoffs made me think about what might be some cool and useful applications on iOS for hockey lovers. So, I dug deep in the App Store and found some of the coolest apps."

 

** Make that 50+ years as a hockey fan for me! Go Jets, GO! - John ;-)

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Technology Timesavers for Teachers

Technology Timesavers for Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Teachers today are fortunate to have access to technological tools that make our jobs easier and minimize the paperwork involved in educating our students. Some favorite apps and websites from Jill Scott's article.


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REVIEW: Little Pickle Press: Educational iPad App Review: Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

REVIEW: Little Pickle Press: Educational iPad App Review: Your Fantastic Elastic Brain | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I was thrilled when Little Pickle Press gave me the opportunity to review an educational iPad App that follows one of my new favorite children's books, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain. In short, as a parent, educator and avid user of iPad educational apps, I was blown away."

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Free Technology for Teachers: GoClass - Create and Deliver Lessons on iPads

Free Technology for Teachers: GoClass - Create and Deliver Lessons on iPads | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text, and video. GoClass gives teachers tools for creating class rosters that they can use to keep track of which students are using the lessons when.

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Let Your Peeps Tell You What Time It Is- iPad App Review | PadGadget

Let Your Peeps Tell You What Time It Is- iPad App Review | PadGadget | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Back in January of 2011, when the Mac App Store first opened, one of the first apps I downloaded was Swackett. Not only is it a useful weather app with local and national satellite radar, but it is adorable too.
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Why Ernest Hemingway Would Have Loved the iPad | Cult of Mac

Why Ernest Hemingway Would Have Loved the iPad | Cult of Mac | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Pundits and writers say the iPad sucks for “real work” in general and writing in particular. I have come to believe the opposite: To me, the iPad is the best writing tool I’ve ever used. And I think Ernest Hemingway would agree."

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How Many Screens of Apps Do You Have? | iPad.AppStorm

How Many Screens of Apps Do You Have? | iPad.AppStorm | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
How Many Screens of Apps Do You Have?  Simple poll this week, to further gauge the organisational habits of AppStorm readers - after we learned that...
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Best Free iPad App of the Week: TouchTV — iPad Insight

Best Free iPad App of the Week: TouchTV — iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"We’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend. This week’s pick is TouchTV, which promises to bring high quality TV highlights to the iPad – and delivers nicely on the promise."

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12 Keys to Finding Quality Education Apps

12 Keys to Finding Quality Education Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"As school districts search for the few quality apps that will fit into their curriculum, instructional technology staff at three elementary school districts shared how they measure and find quality apps."


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The Best iPad Text Editors [Best Of] | Cult of Mac

The Best iPad Text Editors [Best Of] | Cult of Mac | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"This is a list of the five writing apps I still use. Many have passed across the home screen of my iPad, but these remain. There may be new or fuller-featured apps out there, but all of these are worth taking a look at."

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REVIEW: Alien Blue: Enjoy Reddit on the iPad | iPad.AppStorm

REVIEW: Alien Blue: Enjoy Reddit on the iPad | iPad.AppStorm | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Alien Blue http://ow.ly/b12uT ; is a full featured Reddit client to stay up on the latest happenings on the Internet."

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5 Ways to Create Better iPad Applications | UX Magazine

5 Ways to Create Better iPad Applications | UX Magazine | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"We've just passed the two-year mark of the iPad being on the market. And with a second milestone of 200,000 iPad applications on the App Store nearing, there's no better time than now to reassess how to approach the UX of iPad applications."

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How to have a video chat with your Android and BlackBerry friends and family | The iPaddict

How to have a video chat with your Android and BlackBerry friends and family | The iPaddict | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
You’ve got the new iPad, you have tried out your front facing camera with FaceTime, but now you realize that many of your friends don’t live in the iOS world. So, how can you video chat with your BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone friends?
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iPad Tip: How to Quickly Find Music Playback Controls on the iPad | iPad Academy

iPad Tip: How to Quickly Find Music Playback Controls on the iPad | iPad Academy | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
When you're in the fast app switcher, if you swipe from right to left, you'll get a set of playback controls. You'll see play/pause, reverse, skip and a slider to adjust the volume.
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5 Ways Teachers Can Evaluate Educational Games

5 Ways Teachers Can Evaluate Educational Games | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Every wondered what an educational video game has to have in order to be successful? Here's a list.
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