Collection of resources realted to iPads in K12 education curated by Kathy Schrock. There are lots of lists of suggested apps generated by multiple schools. if you have some time to spend just browsing, this seems a good place to start.
"Of course, the basis for a great film is a great story. I won’t be covering how to write good stories in this post, but in the future I will share some resources that I have found useful. For now, the focus is on the film technique and technical side of making a great movie."
"In Maine--one of the first places to fully implement a one-to-one laptop curriculum--schools across the state are replacing static paper textbooks and bulky Dell laptops for the slimmer, faster, and more dynamic iPad. In the Auburn School District, administrators are using the iPad in controlled areas to prove its efficacy in raising literacy rates and teaching mathematical skills. This case study is part of a bigger program dubbed the Advantage 2014 initiative, which aims to raise literacy and numeracy skills from 63 percent and 60 percent, respectively (as measured in spring 2011), to 90 percent in the 2014–2015 school year."
The old print textbook model really needs to be modernized, particularly as more and more K-12 schools struggle with their budgets. I've been thinking for awhile that the most cost effective way to get a tablet device (like an iPad) in the hands of every student who needs one (probably grades 1-8) is to think of the purchase the same way we think of hard copy texts. The tablet will also have to be subsidized by activity fees, a reality that most schools face as they charge for bus, sports, etc. I like the notion of students have a tool for creation and curation. Media literacy in the 21st century is about curation and all the skills students need to curate their learning.
BRAIN QUEST is America’s #1 educational bestselling game and learning series. BRAIN QUEST is a curriculum-based question-and-answer game whose content reflects national and state standards for learning tools.
"One of my favourite apps to sit down with and learn is Qwiki. Qwiki must have millions of ‘articles’ that are actually interactive videos. Using the simple english from wikipedia and a series of photos and videos from wikimedia, Qwiki generates videos that you can watch, pause, interact with, and explore new learnings."
"In addition to suggesting some starter apps, I recommended that we have conversations with kids around the appropriate use of these devices. While almost every child has used an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, the exciting learning opportunities these mobile, Internet-connected, media creation devices create also open the door to new challenges."
iPads for Education | Education Apps. Posted on May 8, 2012 by Rami Kantari. See on Scoop.it – Extreme Social. Our pick of education apps and related classroom ideas to support your school's iPad for education program.
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