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Math Champ - Send Math Challenges to Your Students' iPads

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Math Champ is a neat system of two apps working together to deliver math challenges to your students' iPads. The Math Champ Host app is the app that you use to create classes and select questions t...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborativ...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads on iPads in Education curated by John Evans (Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads | @scoopit via @WebTeachersUK
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Applying iPad Game Creation to the Primary Curriculum- January 2014 Blog Post

Applying iPad Game Creation to the Primary Curriculum- January 2014 Blog Post | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

Happy New Year to all. In my first blog post of 2014 I thought I would focus on game creation and programming as that seems to be the hot topic at the moment. At school I have introduced a number of programming elements across all year groups over the last few years. This has included Scratch but also newer apps such Hopscotch and Kodable. I think the skills these apps and software introduce are important but I also think it would be good if the lessons can be applied to other curriculum areas. Mostly this is not possible but some apps do allow this.

 

I have been working with Year 4 at the end of last term and beginning of this. Their topic has been the Romans so we have tied in many different aspects across literacy, art and history. Firstly we looking at story settings in Roman times, this include looking at images and making notes. The pupils described their own setting and then drew it. We then looked at characters such as soldiers and Celts. We then described and drew a character (note the characters were drawn on a white background with a dark outline). Using the Sketch Nation app the pupils worked through the processes to create a platform game using their illustrations.
I was really impressed with their work and how well they worked together on this task. Their finished games were excellent and very engaging. The final task was to show the games to other pupils who would review them.

What I like about Sketch Nation is it talks to the iPad's camera roll which means it can be applied to any topic.

 

Overall, these activities have taken about six 40 minute lessons. I only work with this class once a week so it would be nice to do more on this idea. Please let me know if you have done anything similar. I would love to hear your ideas.


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Scoot & Doodle

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A wonderful collaborative real-time drawing space which connects to your Google Plus account, allowing you to illustrate, explain and teach remotely across the world.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools

 

 


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:03 PM

This looks like it is really worth exploring!

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The Flip: End of a Love Affair

The Flip: End of a Love Affair | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

What an insightful article. This put into words what I have been thinking for some time!

 

"Most teachers who opt for the flipped classroom strategy are not pursuing a student-centered approach to learning. The traditional model is simply being reversed."


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5 Reasons why the iPad will stay the king of the classroom

5 Reasons why the iPad will stay the king of the classroom | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

5 Reasons why the iPad will stay the king of the classroom!

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Looking for STEM apps? Here's a top 50 list for iPad

Looking for STEM apps? Here's a top 50 list for iPad | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it
Online Universities recently came out with a list of the top 50 iPad applications geared specifically for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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9 iPad Tutorials Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 iPad Tutorials Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

"This is the last post on iPad for this year. I have recently published several guides on the use of iPad in education starting with the best educational iPad apps for teachers and concluding with these tutorials and a soon to be released eBook that will be comprehensive enough  to include everything we have covered about iPad so far. If you are an Android user and wondering why I don't talk about Android as much as I do about iPad , I recommend that you subscribe to my second blog Teacher's Mobile Technology http://www.freemobiletech.com/ to stay updated about educational Android tips and apps."


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Snapseed: the Best Photo Editing App for iPhone & iPad is Now Free

Snapseed: the Best Photo Editing App for iPhone & iPad is Now Free | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it
Snapseed is far and away our favorite mobile photo editing app for iOS, and it just got even better because the best image editing app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now free.

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6 Useful Apps to Create Short Movies

6 Useful Apps to Create Short Movies | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it
"With the improved tech features of iPhone and iPad , more and more people are using their idevices to capture and immortalize some moments in their lives.This has never been as easier as it is now especially with the abundance of apps that enhance users and guide them through simple step by step process in creating their movie.In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is providing you with some awesome apps that you, as a teacher and educator, can use to film your project and share it with the world. Check out the list below and let us know if you have other suggestions."
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Lino's curator insight, December 16, 2012 2:03 PM
6 Aplicaciones útiles para crear un corto.

la tecnología educativa y el aprendizaje móvil está proporcionando algunas aplicaciones impresionantes que usted, como profesor y educador, puede utilizar para grabar su proyecto y compartirlo con el mundo.

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Explain Everything

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad 2 (and the new iPad) video display.

Insert a web browser for live annotations and basic recordings.

Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone.


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iPads in Schools - LiveBinder

iPads in Schools - LiveBinder | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

Always worth featuring this great LiveBinder by Mike Fisher on iPads in Schools! 

 

Thanks to Lynn Jeffs for the suggestion.

 


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How the iPad is Changing Our Kids' Futures

How the iPad is Changing Our Kids' Futures | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

"Our kids are ‘going digital’ at earlier ages than ever before. It has been well-documented that technology usage among kids is happening essentially from birth and only increases with each year that kids increase their tech-savvy and adeptness at using these engaging devices."


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Mobile Learning for All

Mobile Learning for All | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it
In this unique and engaging all-in-one resource, learn to use readily available iPad features to make your curriculum more accessible to learners with special need.

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Gordon Shupe's curator insight, February 4, 2014 3:45 PM

Just had a chance to visit with the author and review some of his book. This is an excellent resource for any educator concerned about reaching ALL students! 

 

I really believe that what this book addresses is a 'modern digital literacy'. Even those not who are not impaired should be familiar with this!

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, February 5, 2014 6:13 PM

Lots of many great features inherent in the iOS to accommodate the needs of diverse learners.

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Using iPad Stop Animation within Primary Education

Using iPad Stop Animation within Primary Education | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

I have mentioned in previous blog posts that my favourite education app is the Camera app. Any app that then talks to the camera app makes it a more powerful and widely used app. One of my favourite examples of this is I Can Animate. It allows pupils or teachers to take a series of photos and then the app plays the photos as a video.

Firstly this can be used to inspire creativity as pupils can make inanimate objects move, such as Lego and plasticine by making subtle movements for each photo. What's nice about this app is it keeps an 'Onion skin' image each time so pupils can see where the previous photo was when lining the camera up.

At school we have used I Can Animate more for science than any other subject as we are able to capture processes. Here are a few ideas:
Take a photo each day of a seed growing and then watch the seed grow as a video. Videos of seeds growing in different conditions can be played side by side using the Split screen feature in iMovie app.
2. Take a photo every 5 minutes of different materials absorbing water. I Can Animate also includes a time lapse feature where it will automatically take photos at intervals predetermined by the user.
3. Using the the time lapse feature, capture a shadow moving across the playground.
4. Put a bird feeder outside the classroom window and record animals visiting. This video can then be used for data handling.
5. Record the weather outside the window. I can animate include a speed tool so you can condense longer videos.

Most of the time we only have one iPad in the classroom so the teacher can share the videos with pupils as a shared resource in Dropbox or Showbie.


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:28 AM

Check out these great uses of stop motion video for Science classes. I truly enjoy  Stop motion video lessons as it provides  wonderful analytical problem solving situations for students.  When I conduct digital storytelling lessons, students display their critical thinking skills more often for me when using stop motion video, especially when using Legos. 

Vera Weber's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:07 PM

Awesome ideas for Science!  Thank you so much!

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The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad

The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:00 AM

It's such a shame having these awesome apps for iPads alone... well, something's better than nothing!

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Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today? | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

Wes Freyer's awesome interactive resource for product-based learning.

 

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Gust MEES

 

Great examples how one can use 21st Century tools in the classroom while every part is well described with "Definition", *Workflow", *Tools", "Workshop Description"... This is how it should be, take it as a very good practice example!

 

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Read more, a MUST:

http://maps.playingwithmedia.com/

 


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Ariel Muñoz Prado's curator insight, January 11, 2013 11:22 AM

¿No estaremos hablando de una Educación Transmedia? De mejorar la experiencia del usuario universitario, combinar conocimientos y TIC`s en la construcción del conocimiento en el aula...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:23 PM

"Como educadores do século 21, devemos oferecer oportunidades para que os alunos demonstrem o domínio e compreensão do currículo, não só com texto, mas também com imagens, áudio e vídeo".Wesley Fryer.

Website muito interessante que disponibiliza : definições, video exemplos, WORKFLOW, Ferramentas e tutoriais (Mapa de médias para o currículo)

 

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:14 AM

A great resource list for a variety of tools

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Edutech for Teachers: Favorite Cool Tools of 2012

Edutech for Teachers: Favorite Cool Tools of 2012 | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it

As I reflect upon the last year in terms of educational technology and the impact it continues to have on student learning and achievement, I thought I would compile a list of my favorite web tools—those that have transformed reading, writing, critical thinking, collaborating and creating in my classroom.

Check out my 2012 collection of “Cool Tools” here!


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Katie Frank's curator insight, December 28, 2012 7:26 PM
Cool Tools of 2012!
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Love this...thanks for all you share!
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iOrganized: How a teacher can use the iPad to stay organized?

iOrganized: How a teacher can use the iPad to stay organized? | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it
I bought my iPad about eighteen months ago. I have said it before, and will say it again: it has changed my life! As an eLearning leader, one of the most common complaints I receive from staff is t...

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Tom Perran's curator insight, December 31, 2012 11:21 PM

Looking forward to a more organized 2013

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Math Party App Update

Math Party App Update | iPads in K-6 | Scoop.it
Math Party was one of the first Maths apps I downloaded on the iPad and I have used it ever since. Pupils love it because it's competitive and teachers love it because of it's depth. The basic idea is multiplayer on one iPad where the objective is to put the moving numbers in size order faster than your opponent. There are four levels of difficulty including numbers to 10 through to sums.

The latest update adds multiplication only questions, putting letters in alphabetical order and Roman numerals. This really makes the app effective across both Maths and Literacy from Early Years through to adults. A great app, check it out.
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Looking for STEM apps? Here's a top 50 list for iPad

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Online Universities recently came out with a list of the top 50 iPad applications geared specifically for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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What can you do with an iPad in the classroom?

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"The iPad is not going to replace teachers or ‘fix’ education. There is a cost implication that must be taken into account and only an educator will know if it is right for their students. Indeed the cost-benefit analysis for an establishment must take into account a host of factors when considering iPad use in the classroom. However, if there are iPads in the classroom, there are a number of applications that can enhance learning and assist the educator in developing student skills. In fact, the iPad allows educators to build on existing styles and increase flexibility in their classroom whilst personalising learning."


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Top 100 Best Free iPad Apps

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With iPad 2, Apple once again have triggered the sales - the new design, A5 dual core chip, two cameras and a smart iPad cover has made the iPad look amazingly...
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The Biff, Chip and Kipper Interactive iPad Apps at Tettenhall College

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I working week for me involves a mix of iPad Consultancy, app design and teaching. I teach at a Preparatory School in Wolverhampton, called Tettenhall College. The school provides education for 2-18 year olds and I teach predominantly in Key Stage 2 but also teach ICT to Key Stage 1 pupils. In the last 6 months I have collaborated with a new company called Gazoob.

Gazoob have introduced a range of educational content and the most exciting of this is the Biff, Chip and Kipper Interactive Book Apps. Most Primary schools in the country use the Oxford Reading Tree books to help pupils learn to read from an early age. At Tettenhall College, we have been lucky enough to use the Biff, Chip and Kipper Interactive Books this week. There are 6 iPad apps, each containing 8 books. The apps in essence re-create the books word for word and with the original illustrations. However, there are some nice interactive features, including 'read to me' which will read the stories to children and highlight the text as they read along. Each word can be touched to have it read aloud and some of the illustrations includes sound effects. Perhaps the greatest appeal to teachers will be the interactive activities that appear at the end of the books. This will help guided reading and group discussion. The app is designed not to replace the books but enhance the scheme, appeal to reluctant readers and to be used at home by parents with their children.

We are lucky at Tettenhall College that we have been able to form a partnership with Gazoob and use our technology with this new way of teaching reading skills.

Biff, Chip and Kipper will be released on the iPad in October. Visit www.gazoob.com for more information.


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