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Introducing Apps to the Class

Introducing Apps to the Class | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I use my document camera and projector to introduce new apps to the class. Each morning when they arrive the iPad is set up with a game for them to play. I first started doing this because it encourages the kids to arrive early and unpack quickly."

 

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iPad cooking app showdown: holiday week edition

iPad cooking app showdown: holiday week edition | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We go hands-on again with five cooking apps to see which comes out well-done.
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Gmail: Redesigned & Featured Filled | iPad.AppStorm

Gmail: Redesigned & Featured Filled | iPad.AppStorm | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"When it hit the news that Google acquired Sparrow, a very popular third-party email app at the time, there was a harsh outcry by tech blogs and social media. Users were saddened by the notion that their beloved app would essentially be abandoned and stripped for parts. Unlike most app developers, the team at Sparrow was very good about collaborating with users in order to continually improve the app, which users really admired; so, the outcry was understandable."

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News Sources for the iPad

News Sources for the iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Current events have an important place in my classroom and I’ve said it before – there are a lot of great apps to help your students explore the world around them.

 

Here are a few news apps for the iPad that are worth trying out in your classroom:"

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iPads in Education

iPads in Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
iPads are a great resource for the classroom! We've seen great things going on in classrooms that utilize this great technology! #EdTech #iPadEd #Education

We love all things #iPadEd #iPad #Education #EdTech.
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John Evans's curator insight, December 23, 2012 7:53 AM

A great Pinterest board via NOVA Solutions!

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How Canadians Are Integrating Technology Into The Classroom - Edudemic

How Canadians Are Integrating Technology Into The Classroom - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Ever wonder how a particular country uses technology in the classroom? There’s a new infographic that spells out exactly what classrooms in Canada are up to." http://edudemic.com/2012/10/we-inspire-futures/

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Paul's curator insight, December 23, 2012 11:45 AM

interesting, one in ten students have sent out an academic tweet - we relied on this for the OCSB Peace Conference - the students did very well!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 24, 2012 4:22 AM

Mobile devices, web tools and 'always connected' are definitely big items to be considered in the education / classroom / library mix.

 

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How To Setup a New iPad, No Computer Required | iPad Insight

How To Setup a New iPad, No Computer Required | iPad Insight | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Are you getting a new iPad for a loved one or friend this holiday season? Or maybe receiving one as a gift yourself? If so, you may find it handy to know how to go through the basic setup to get your shiny new iPad ready to start being used."

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30 Reasons Tablets Help You Be More Informed - Edudemic

30 Reasons Tablets Help You Be More Informed - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"According to a new study from the Pew Research Project for Excellence in Journalism, “The Future Of Mobile News,” http://www.journalism.org/analysis_report/future_mobile_news we now have more than 30 enlightening statistics that uncover the real ways we’re all learning about the day’s events and becoming better learners. Spoiler alert: it’s with modern devices."

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The Top 50 Apps for Kids: Our favorite picks for education, music, art, and more! at Babble

The Top 50 Apps for Kids: Our favorite picks for education, music, art, and more! at Babble | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"For Babble's annual roundup of the 50 best apps for kids, we looked at some basic criteria that you and your family might also consider before downloading an app. Every app we tested had to have received an age-appropriate rating ("4+" in Apple's case; "Everyone" in Google's). We also considered whether the app allowed parents to participate in, or at least oversee, whatever their kids were doing onscreen. In addition, even if the apps were designed to do nothing more than keep kids busy while you're in line at the store, there had to be some positive or educational element to them."

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- 29 Ways to Use the Only iPad in the Classroom

- 29 Ways to Use the Only iPad in the Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"How would you use ONE iPad in the classroom? Below are a few ideas to get you started."

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10 Awesome iPad Writing Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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

As an advocator of the use of technology in teaching and learning, I believe that there are several ways we can use this technology to  make teaching writing a  more enjoyable task for students . Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already shared some of the web tools to help teachers improve students writing http://ow.ly/gjaul ; and today we are sharing with you some great writing apps for iPad. Check them out below and if you have more suggestions share them with us below."

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The Best iPad and iPhone Apps Now on Sale or Free for the Holidays | Groovin' On Apps

The Best iPad and iPhone Apps Now on Sale or Free for the Holidays | Groovin' On Apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

See which App Store Hall of Fame, Best of 2012 and top Apps for Kids you can get at a discount -- or even free -- over the holidays. We're tracking price drops of the best iPad and iPhone apps here through the end of January for friends, family and you.

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How To Find Open Education Resources - Edudemic

How To Find Open Education Resources - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Free and open educational resources are aplenty and teachers around the world are adding to the repository every day.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 22, 2012 3:30 AM

Really useful. Thanks. 

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The iPad: Changing Education for the Better? | iPad.AppStorm

The iPad: Changing Education for the Better? | iPad.AppStorm | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"n the brilliant, and certainly emotional, ‘Year One’ video at the launch of the iPad 2, Apple would say that the arrival of the iPad in 2010 was the arrival of a new category of product – something significantly different to what has come before.

 

Something different should make a difference"

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8 Killer Apps For Music Creation

8 Killer Apps For Music Creation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The iPad definitely has some drawbacks, and I’m not always a fan – but the fact of the matter is that the form-factor of these instant-on, long battery life tablets have lead to a whole new meaning of access to technology. After you watch the music below, check out the list of 8 wild apps that make the iPad a powerful and creative machine for the musically inclined."

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Maily for iPad Gives Students a Safe Place to Learn to Email

Maily for iPad Gives Students a Safe Place to Learn to Email | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Maily is a free iPad app that provides young children with a safe and fun way to send emails to parents and selected family members. To use Maily parents have to create accounts for their children....
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Science Explained « techchef4u

Science Explained « techchef4u | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"At last week’s iPad site visit, a student on the panel was describing her favorite iLesson:

 

“It was in science. It is an interactive periodic table (app). We were learning about the elements. You click on an element and it gives you the history, who made it, how you use it, what it is used for. Another cool feature is you can make them. You can keep on adding neutrons, electrons, and protons as much as you like and every time you click on the plus or minus, it tells you what element you just made. The results were really amazing. We had more interest in the periodic table than we ever had before mainly because it was fun, it was interesting, we actually got to play around with it and see what we could make with it instead of just giving us a piece of paper and telling us ‘research these’.”"

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Why Teachers Want Technology (And Why They Can't Have It) - Edudemic

Why Teachers Want Technology (And Why They Can't Have It) - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"What do teachers want? A new study from PBS Learning Media http://edudemic.com/2012/10/why-teachers-want-technology-and-why-they-cant-have-it/www.pbslearningmedia.org details (in a highly visual manner) exactly what teachers want these days. From budgets to technology to web tools to increased engagement, it’s all here. The following infographic is definitely worth printing out and posting around your school. If you’re in the middle of determining what teachers, students, and parents want in your district, use this as a jumping off point to start the discussion."

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Terry Heick: The iPad’s Past, Present & Future In Learning Environments | WiredAcademic

Terry Heick: The iPad’s Past, Present & Future In Learning Environments | WiredAcademic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"When Apple started dropping hints about a coming “tablet PC” in 2009, it would have been difficult to see the way it might change the way we interact with digital media.

 

The first-generation iPad was introduced in April, 2010 and in lieu of some significant hardware limitations, was a world-beater, garnering $1 billion in sales in just 4 months. The iPad 2 was released 11 months later, and the iPad 3 is currently rumored for a Spring 2012 release. While discussing the “history” of a product less than two years old may seem a bit premature technology moves at a dizzying, humming pace.

 

Dog years have nothing on tech years."

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Snapguide | iPad Insight

Best Free iPad App of the Week: Snapguide | iPad Insight | 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.
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Ten Great Free iPad Apps - For Dummies

Ten Great Free iPad Apps - For Dummies | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Want some excellent iPad apps that won't break the bank? These apps can make your iPad even more useful and fun, and they don't cost a thing!"

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The Best Browser Alternatives to Safari on the iPad

The Best Browser Alternatives to Safari on the iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are pros and cons to using Safari on the iPad. On the one hand, it is safe, secure, and works well with almost any website you are likely to come across. The cloud tabs integrate nicely with Safari on Mountain Lion, it is easy to navigate, it works well with other apps, and, with perhaps one exception, it is undoubtedly the fastest way to browse the web on the iPad. The offline reading list is great for students who don’t have internet access at home, and I will always be a fan of the excellent Reader mode."

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The 12 Best Children’s Educational iPad Apps Released In 2012

The 12 Best Children’s Educational iPad Apps Released In 2012 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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iPhone and iPad holiday game sales round-up | iMore.com

iPhone and iPad holiday game sales round-up | iMore.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You might have noticed that the App Store is choked up with holiday sales of all sorts. I've been hunting down some of the big ones among games, but if you find any more (or if any of these sales expire), leave a comment to let us know!
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Scrollshow – A Nice Free Alternative to Keynote for iPad

Scrollshow – A Nice Free Alternative to Keynote for iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Scrollshow is a neat presentation creation app for iPad. The idea behind Scrollshow is to present your slides as a continuous stream on top of a panoramic background. Unlike a typical slide presentation tool in which each slide is a separate entity, in Scrollshow the slides are integrated into the flow of a panoramic background. It kind of reminds of me Prezi. Learn more about Scrollshow in the video below."

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