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The Novelist's iPad: 10 Apps for Writers

The Novelist's iPad: 10 Apps for Writers | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Most writers are easily distracted; trying out just one more app often sounds better than slogging through your manuscript.

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It's like being back in the classroom. This afternoon I have discovered this interesting article........after taking a workshop on 'iPads to support Writing' this morning. Typical. There are a couple here I haven't used or explored. I find that articles like this often trigger my thinking back to "I use to use that" or "That's right I downloaded that but didn't have a purpose at the time......".

 

 

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i'm trying to use some applications of web 2.0 in class

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8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads - Mind/Shift

8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads - Mind/Shift | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it

"As the school year heads into the final days and weeks, now’s the perfect opportunity to gather feedback from students about their use of iPads. Taking the time to construct a thoughtful survey that will elicit helpful feedback can help set the stage for professional development, program enhancements, and more thoughtful steps into using the devices.

 

Here are eight key questions to ask:"

 


Via John Evans
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This got me thinking as I am constantly gathering feedback from teachers but not capturing student voice as often. 

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Monty Bell's curator insight, June 11, 10:36 AM

Great question about creation or consumption. 

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 11, 11:44 AM

Student input is one of the best qualitative voices in schools.  Great questions.

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ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. - FRACTUS LEARNING

ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. - FRACTUS LEARNING | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Move away from the drib drab of everyday lessons, build engagement and get more interactive using this creative free web-based tool called ThingLink.

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I see huge value in the Thinglink tool (both App and Web), especially if you are a Google school and create or store digital archives online (as all you need is a URL to link too). 

 

Our Year 4 to 6 teachers have created a Thinglink (placed on their clasblog) using their class photo and linked each one of the students blogs to it - simple, effective and visually capturing (Whanau love being able to view their blogs easily).

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 3:08 AM

This looks so interesting to me. I have to try it.

teachintechgal's curator insight, June 29, 9:42 PM

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Herman van Schie's comment, July 11, 4:32 AM
You need a manual of Thinglink. Look at http://ict-idee.blogspot.nl/2012/10/130-maak-interactieve-illustraties-met.html#more (Manual in Dutch. Translate-button on site).
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TechChef4u (techchef4u)

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TechChef4u | TechChef4u CEO, Speaker, ADE 2013, Eanes ISD 1:1 iPad K-12, Social Geek, Mom Chic Geek iJewelry: http://goo.gl/5hKQNU All things TechChef4u - www.techchef4u.com
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I know I have probably scooped Lisa's resources loads of times but this is literally one of the best places you can spend time if you are iPad Passionate. I just love my discoveries and my 'woohoo' moments found within her rich curation (many of which are her own resources!). A wee warning though.......once you 'go in' you may NEVER come out! 

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50+ Editable iPad Graphic Organizers and Project Templates

50+ Editable iPad Graphic Organizers and Project Templates | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
» Freebie Friday: 50+ Editable iPad Graphic Organizers and Project Templates |

 

You will need Pages or Keynote to open and edit these.


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I'm looking forward to exploring this link as I am often asked for Editable Graphic Organisers to embed thinking.

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Jackie Lerch's curator insight, April 30, 12:51 PM

iPad graphic organizers that you can write on ... cool stuff

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Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher

Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Google Inspired I've just had the pleasure of presenting at the EdTechTeam's Google For Education Summit and it was an excellent event. NZ Educators came away inspired and full to bursting with new...
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This really is interesting reading.......'Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher. It's interesting to reflect on how the ICT landscape has changed, previously I found myself delivering PD predominately on 'Web 2.0' tools and often finding 'new ways' to digitally create content. I am currently predominantly delivering iPad and 'Google Tools' PD - mixed in (thankfully) with a large dose of Blogging and 'Making Thinking Visible' - providing students with a voice and strengthening whanau home school partnerships. I love my job!

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This really is interesting reading.......'Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher. It's interesting to reflect on how the ICT landscape has changed, previously I found myself delivering PD predominately on 'Web 2.0' tools and often finding 'new ways' to digitally create content. I am currently predominantly delivering iPad and 'Google Tools' PD - mixed in (thankfully) with a large dose of Blogging and 'Making Thinking Visible' - providing students with a voice and strengthening whanau home school partnerships. I love my job!

Paula Jamieson's curator insight, May 4, 9:55 PM
 

This really is interesting reading.......'Moving the 'un-moveable' teacher. It's interesting to reflect on how the ICT landscape has changed, previously I found myself delivering PD predominately on 'Web 2.0' tools and often finding 'new ways' to digitally create content. I am currently predominantly delivering iPad and 'Google Tools' PD - mixed in (thankfully) with a large dose of Blogging and 'Making Thinking Visible' - providing students with a voice and strengthening whanau home school partnerships. I love my job!

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, May 5, 10:34 AM

Paula Jamieson gives some insight into teacher types and some help in getting reluctant ones get on board. 

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iPhone, iPad battery draining faster on iOS 7.1? You're not alone - ZDNet

iPhone, iPad battery draining faster on iOS 7.1? You're not alone - ZDNet | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
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iPhone, iPad battery draining faster on iOS 7.1?

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How many times have I heard 'my battery just keeps going down!'.......

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Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks!

Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks! | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
A Community for Common Sense Educators. The Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum you know and love now fits in the palm of your hand.

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Any resource created by this company is guaranteed to be a goodie! I just spent literally days designing an ibook around the digital citizenship app that these guys designed - we use the app and ibook at Te Akau ki Papamoa as our Term 1 Digital Citizenship learning tool. So i am looking forward to exploring this iBook in more depth.

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John Pearce's curator insight, March 9, 3:11 AM

Common Sense Media have a great record of advocacy and support in providing reviews and advice for parents and educators and this is just another great example.

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Why Apple's new Device Enrollment Program is a game changer for IT

Why Apple's new Device Enrollment Program is a game changer for IT | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Apple's Device Enrollment Program is a major advance for iOS devices in enterprise and education. It gives IT the ability to thoroughly configure, deploy, and manage devices without needing to ever see or handle them. Here's all the details on why this is Apple's biggest play for the enterprise market to date.

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John Pearce's curator insight, February 28, 2:11 AM

No longer being in a school I've not had to deal with the vagaries of mass iPad deployment but a quick read of this suggests that the DEP is important.

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Infusing E-Learning in all that we do…

Infusing E-Learning in all that we do… | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
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I'm loving discovering and using ignitor apps to inspire oral and written language at the moment - just the look of awe on the children's faces (let alone the teachers!). Check out this blog post on using the app coLAR with New Entrants at Te Akau ki Papamoa School. There's even a little downloadable 'workflow' support sheet to get you going......check it out.

 

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Grasshopper Apps

Grasshopper Apps | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
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I recently attended a fabulous workshop facilitated by Brett Cribb from Te Toi Tupu on iPad Apps for Maori Medium. The fact that you can personalise all Grasshopper Apps to have your own text and narration makes them a truly powerful tool in this environment. 

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4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom

4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it

Book Creator is a versatile and intuitively set-up app that allows students to easily create digital content in a variety of ways. In Richmond, teachers have used their iPads and Book Creator to publish ebooks on a variety of topics and in a variety of genres. Below are some ideas for using Book Creator in your classroom.


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Book Creator is one of those 'Must have' apps on many top ten lists. This article is great for inspiration.

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Viv Hall's curator insight, October 14, 2013 9:24 PM
Book Creator is a simple effective tool for students to publish a wide variety of books,
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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

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"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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This looks like a good initiative (about time some would say!). I just hope what appears is the category is not 'sales' or advert driven like some of the other categories (just cause it appears doesn't means it's quality! I strongly believe it's NOT about the App - it's about "PURPOSE, OUTCOME AND AUDIENCE".

 

Having supersonic apps that can be threaded together in a seamless workflow is always a bonus too of course!

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5 iPad upgrades iOS 7 brings to education

5 iPad upgrades iOS 7 brings to education | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Apple's new mobile operating system offers more than a bright and shiny exterior — it has powerful new features for education, too.

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Ok, point 5 is an intersting one - free Apple apps (iWork and iLife bundles) packaged for new devices purchased after September 1st. 

 

The bonus of Airdrop is great to - means no more having to use Wifi between devices or iPad to Mac - YAY.

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How the iPad has Brought 3 Generations of Learners Together - FRACTUS LEARNING

How the iPad has Brought 3 Generations of Learners Together - FRACTUS LEARNING | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
I have recruited three generations, from iPad Grandma, to iPad Gigi to iPad Toddler in my family. How did this happen? How have things changed between us?

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Had to read this as we are now moving to the fourth generation!  I've found that it is communication that is  the key to hooking in the 'older' generation - e.g. Skype. If 'they' can see how it enhances their lives (and just how easy it is!) they're hooked.

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22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
22 Of The Newest--And Best--Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom
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I feel that using the iPad to capture student voice plays a large part in 'making thinking visible' in all levels of learning throughout the NZ curriculum. Given that I've been using the device for years now and this list of 22 had 3 new ones on it for me, I figure it might be of use to others too!

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App Task Challenges for Teachers

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This is a great idea, I love to work with teachers to create their own card. I think I might start making a generic set  that I can share.

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Combine Two Images Into A Single Unique Work Of Art With Union

Combine Two Images Into A Single Unique Work Of Art With Union | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
The latest app from the makers of Tangent and Fragment make it incredibly easy to juxtapose multiple photos together into a single image.

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I love the idea of this........going to download the app right now and have a 'play'. Apps like this are often just what our learners are looking for to deliver a powerful message to their audience!

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Why App Smash?

Why App Smash? | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teac...
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What ever you want to call it......'Workflow' or 'App Smashing'.......it's the key to tapping into learners creativity and deeper thinking. The learning drives the lesson not the tool - the tool's just the vehicle to get you there. Truly powerful stuff.

 

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Apple re-introduces fourth-generation iPad in 16 GB model starting at $399, discontinues iPad 2

Apple re-introduces fourth-generation iPad in 16 GB model starting at $399, discontinues iPad 2 | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Earlier today, we predicted that Apple had plans to bring the previously-released fourth-generation iPad back into production to replace the aging iPad 2. As expected, the fourth-gen iPad is now av...

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Apple have been 'dropping hints' for months about dropping the iPad2 and a wee while back it 'disappeared' from the Apple Store line up. A local supplier had been accessing store for a while but now all dried up. To be fair buying cheap iPad 2's would NOT be a good move anyway in my opinion........the iOS updates will no longer be possible on the iPad2  and given that the Mini has so many more features (especially the Airdrop function!) - for future proofing the mini is definitely the way to go.

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Apple re-introduces fourth-generation iPad in 16 GB model starting at $399, discontinues iPad 2
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Apple's education domination

Apple's education domination | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
We look at why the Apple iPad is the dominant tablet used in the education system.

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This makes for very interesting reading!

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John Pearce's curator insight, March 18, 2:40 AM

"It's always interesting to read what others, (who don't otherwise have a great axe to grind), think about what's happening in education. This article makes for interesting reading and it will be interesting to see what may flow in the post comment stream."

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The 4 Apps Needed To Run A One iPad Classroom - Edudemic

The 4 Apps Needed To Run A One iPad Classroom - Edudemic | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
I've got news for you. You don't need a billion apps in a one iPad classroom. You need just four and this is how (and why) you should try them out.
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An interesting read, I'm not convinced with the You Tube component though - I'd rather have students upload their video to a wiki or blog and share via that - depends on the age of learners too. The class Evernote account is one option but there's also Edmondo or individual blogs to hold content (we host on our own server so super quick to upload content). It all depends on your Purpose and Audience I guess.

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iPad Air or Retina iPad Mini: Which New iPad Is for You?

iPad Air or Retina iPad Mini: Which New iPad Is for You? | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Find out if the iPad Air or the iPad mini with Retina is right for you.
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Perfect timing as this is just the converation going on in my head right now.......

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Word Collage for iPad

Word Collage for iPad | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it

"We have seen plenty of word collage creators online in the past. Word collages help you get a better understanding about the words that show up more often in a piece of text. Word Collage for iPad is a pretty cool application that helps you create your own word collages fast. Just enter some text or a URL, and the app does the rest for you."


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It doesn't seem that long ago that "Word Clouds" hit our computer screens in the shape of sites such as Worlde and Tagul etc but this app looks like it does the same for iPad. Again it comes down to "Purpose" - what are you using it for and how are you linking your Word Cloud with other apps etc? Otherwise this app is merely 'Substitution' on the SAMR model isn't it - a fancy list of words.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:57 PM

Making word collages is nothing new - Wordle has been out for ages, but this app provides an easy way of doing the same thing on an iPad without worry for formatting issues. 

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it

“ Editor’s Note: Helen Mowers, co-creator of the Tech Chicks podcast, contributed to this post. It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that”


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I haven't even gone here yet but for all those of you that are or would like to take the leap......

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What Do Quality Children’s Apps Look Like? - Fred Rogers Center - Blog

What Do Quality Children’s Apps Look Like? - Fred Rogers Center - Blog | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
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I am frequently asked about 'quality' apps, usually after I challenge schools to become discerning (especially as they purchase 16gb devices, jam pack them with a gazillion 'letter formation' apps and then wonder why they can't save their photo's or video! - a generalisation of course, many don't). 

 

Are you asking the challenging questions "How does this app lift student achievement?" "Is this app redefining the way you learn, communicate or collaborate?"

 

I'm an advocate for teachers and students co-constructing a rubric to critique apps. I'm also an advocate for teachers providing 'discovery time' and the opportunity for students to feedback their thoughts to the class eg "What did you find challenging about this app?", "What would you change if you could?" etc

 

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