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10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs

10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it

When we think about ways the iPad has changed the world, our minds usually shoot to publishing, entertainment, or mobile communication.

 

For the community of people living with disabilities, the iPad may have broken even more ground. The iOS device is not only cool, but provides education, therapy and, of course, entertainment.


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Visualizing Stories | Langwitches Blog

Visualizing Stories | Langwitches Blog | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
Tweet I recently found a video of 1st graders using the iPad to visualize a poem that their teacher read to them. After students drew what they imagined, they got into pairs and explained their drawings to a partner.

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Nice ELA uses of iPads.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Hot Apps for Higher Order Thinking

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"Hot Apps 4 HOTS (link opens to iTunes) is a free ebook about iOS apps that can be used to help students practice and develop higher order thinking skills. The book takes readers through a series of apps that are aligned to the various parts of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. Examples and suggestions for app use are included in the book. As Hot Apps 4 HOTS is an ibook, it can only be viewed on an iOS device."


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Children's Technology Review » 10500 Reviews, At Your Fingertips

Children's Technology Review » 10500 Reviews, At Your Fingertips | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
Let's say you want to find just the highest rated reading iPad apps for Kindergarten, released in the last 6 months.
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Screen Capture Software

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Capture anything you see on your PC screen with SnapIt. It is convenient tool for graphic designers, bloggers who capture and crop images for their posts, for tech writers who need to describe menus and interfaces of applications, web designers and those who work with graphics every day. It captures and auto saves images with one click.

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How Apple is replacing Macs with iPads at school

How Apple is replacing Macs with iPads at school | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that the adoption of the iPad by educational institutions was "unlike anything I've seen in technology." It's not just a cheaper iPad 2 that's driving record K-12 iPad sales, but Apple's total education apps...
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Developing A Student iPad Leadership Team In Your School

Developing A Student iPad Leadership Team In Your School | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it

Having a team of students that are well trained in iPad support can help build leadership amongst your students, and will help alleviate the stress on both students and teachers as they learn to adopt this new technology ...


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Strategically Clean Up Your iPad

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Step-by-Step guide on how to quickly & efficiently clean up your iPad hard drive right on your device! See which apps are hogging your drive & delete them now! Do it ALL right on your iPad! 

Share with all your iPad-toting friends!  


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Apps in Education: Early Childhood Education and the iPad

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Technology in the Early Years - Apps and iPads: Kate Highfield shares a scaffold to help evaluate how apps contribute to cognitive development for Little Ones...


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Special Education Apps | Best iPad Apps for Kids | Educational iPad Apps - A4CWSN.com

Special Education Apps | Best iPad Apps for Kids | Educational iPad Apps - A4CWSN.com | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
Apps for Children with Special Needs (a4cwsn) is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products...

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iPad Literacy Program Increases Reading & Writing Ability

iPad Literacy Program Increases Reading & Writing Ability | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it

Footsteps2Brilliance (F2B) is an impressive educational game platform that supports students in prek - 3rd grade in learning to read and write.


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How to Create a Collaborative Class eBook

How to Create a Collaborative Class eBook | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it

More and more classrooms are wanting to take their already created content and turn it into an eBook to share with parents, grandparents and the community who own eReaders.


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Kindergarten: Math Skills Prove Key To Later Academic Success, Researchers Say - Huffington Post

Kindergarten: Math Skills Prove Key To Later Academic Success, Researchers Say - Huffington Post | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
Kindergarten: Math Skills Prove Key To Later Academic Success, Researchers SayHuffington PostEven after accounting for differences in IQ and family income, Duncan found that those who learned the most math in kindergarten tended to have the highest...
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Special Education Apps | Best iPad Apps for Kids | Educational iPad Apps - A4CWSN.com

Special Education Apps | Best iPad Apps for Kids | Educational iPad Apps - A4CWSN.com | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
Apps for Children with Special Needs (a4cwsn) is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products...

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Using iPads With Mixed-Ability Students, Teachers Must 'Give Up Some Control' -- THE Journal

When rolling out iPads, teachers Amanda Allen and David Lopez at St. Genevieve Elementary in Los Angeles realized they had to give students more freedom to make the initiative truly worthwhile.
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Great apps to get your kindergartner ready for school - NBCNews.com

Great apps to get your kindergartner ready for school - NBCNews.com | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comGreat apps to get your kindergartner ready for schoolNBCNews.comI had a hard time getting my son to stop playing this app based on Nickelodeon's colorful math-themed “Team Umizoomi” show. The app delivers a ...
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Free App Friday: Preschool Edition | Best Apps for Kids : reviews ...

Free App Friday: Preschool Edition | Best Apps for Kids : reviews ... | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
Here at BestAppsForKids.com it's back to school season for apps. We're starting off with a week dedicated to Preschool apps with a Preschool App Giveaway and Free App Friday: Preschool Edition. We have coordinated with ...
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Kindergarten Hang Out!! Super Skypers!

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This Skype is for Kindergarteners to meet each other and share in their morning meeting or circle time. We will ask: Where are you? How many kids in your class? What is the weather? What is the tem...
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Adventures of iPads in Kindergarten: UDL Glog!

Adventures of iPads in Kindergarten: UDL Glog! | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
Adventures of iPads in Kindergarten. Ideas for iPads within a kindergarten classroom! I will post results from my class' explorations of iPads and apps we use! About Me. My Photo. Melissa. View my complete profile ...
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iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom

The app development market is exploding. More and more companies are creating “educational apps”. In some cases, they are simply digital versions of a book or a web based tool. Some seem to have “no educational value” to it at all, but are still sold under the label of “education”.


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10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs

10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it

When we think about ways the iPad has changed the world, our minds usually shoot to publishing, entertainment, or mobile communication.

 

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APPitic – A Collection of More Than 1300 Educational Apps for iOS Devices

APPitic – A Collection of More Than 1300 Educational Apps for iOS Devices | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it
I’ve mentioned before how proud I am to be an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE). A talented team of ADEs has created APPitic, a directory featuring more than 1300 educational apps.

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Symbaloo: Primary Math Apps

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Math Apps! Can't wait to add this to our Math Appy Hour Shows: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/appy-hours-4-u-blog-talk-radio/id475247820


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65+ iPad Apps Perfect For Elementary School

65+ iPad Apps Perfect For Elementary School | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it

If your school is considering adopting iPads, you probably know that there are plenty of educational apps out there. Not all of them are great and some are simply not worth the time it takes to install. Rather than haphazardly install apps, an entire school system has done the work for you.


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The iPad: An RTI Intervention Toolkit

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While waiting for the iPad to arrive in my reading intervention classroom, I’ve had a lot of time to think and plan how I will use the device...


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iPad Literacy Program Increases Reading & Writing Ability

iPad Literacy Program Increases Reading & Writing Ability | iPads in kindergarten Best Practices | Scoop.it

Footsteps2Brilliance (F2B) is an impressive educational game platform that supports students in prek - 3rd grade in learning to read and write.


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