Using the iPad where many Apps are generally single function, requires a different approach to create useful learning outcomes that moves the integration of the iPad in learning from the Subsitution model to the Redefinition ...
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.
The iPad is, unquestionably, a boon to music lovers. While there are countless ways to enjoy tunes on your tablet, including simply playing uploaded songs through Apple’s Music app, streaming radio, and all-you-can-listen subscription services, we’ve highlighted a few apps that will help curious listeners find a continuous stream of go-to tunes.
"So one of my first projects using the iPads was to get them to think about ways the devices could help students do better in school.
It was originally supposed to be a mandatory project, but I assigned it far too close to end of the grading period for that to be fair. That's why it became an extra credit project. I would highly recommend doing this project with every iPad-wielding student."
Master Curator Robin Good interviews Futurist Ross Dawson. Here is an excerpt from article:
"Robin asked him:
a) what he suggests to people who want to "make sense of the world", when bombarded by such large amounts of information. How do you make sense of how things are?
b) What is "curation"?
c) Is there any difference between personal, serendipitous social sharing and content curation?
d) What is the key discriminator between the two?
Ross Dawson answers:
a) One of the best ways to make sense of the world is scenario planning or scenarios, where you build a number of worlds for what might happen and that's relevant to you and to use these as filters...
As you look at that and see new things, that's an enormously valuable filter around what is interesting, what is useful, what I need to pay attention to, and what I don't...
b) Curation is selecting what is relevant, selecting what is interesting... ...and this is now becoming almost overwhelming in terms of how many people are doing that.
Ultimately, [the goal is to reach a point] where I can wake up in the morning and I can say I know I have seen the most interesting and relevant things for me.
We're a long way away from that.
c) Sometimes, they can overlap, but [a curator] is usually [someone] saying, "I'm in a particular area. I am the expert. I know what there is. I'm doing that for people who are interested that topic, people I want to demonstrate my expertise too."
d) There's three, perhaps, [types of] intent.
1) One is to contribute to others, to give.
2) Another is to develop your own expertise. I think that's one of the ways to be able to search for and share things actually does make you know more, and I think that's very valid.
3) [The third one, which] is equally valid, though perhaps a little too overdone at the moment, is just people curating so that people look at them..."
Whether you’re teaching or learning about Renaissance art, literature or history, having texts, images of artwork and artifacts on hand can make the process easier. With these six informative apps, you can carry the Renaissance around with you.
Teachers students parents prepare for iPads - Special to Reflector-Chronicle The student backpack loaded down with textbooks needed for homework may be a thing of the past. This year Abilene students may be only taking their iPad home to complete...
Videolicious, the New York-based provider of automatic video creation solutions, has launched the second version of their popular app for iOS. Videolicious 2.0 allows anyone to create their own sales, marketing, and communication videos in real-time.
Summary: Gizmodo's Twitter account was recently hacked, after a former employee's iCloud account was breached, and all his Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air) were remotely wiped.
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The truth is that the iPad is not destined to change the face of education. Nor is it just an expensive toy bought only by Apple fanboys, as some anti-Apple bloggers hyperbolize. It's a tool, like any other, and in the classroom it must always be thought of as being in the service of pedagogy. The pedagogical foundations must be solid, because the tool will achieve no heights the underlying pedagogy will not support.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.