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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

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Flowboard: Storytelling And Presentation App For iPad

Flowboard: Storytelling And Presentation App For iPad | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

Flowboard is a storytelling and presentation app that allows creating side-scrolling publications with the help of photos, videos, text and photo galleries. Whether you are looking to tell your story in the form of your personal photo collection, wish to share ideas or require creating and presenting a presentation right from your iPad, Flowboard can help you get the job done without requiring the use of PowerPoint or Keynote.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:56 AM

I have scooped Flowboard before but I thought you may like to read this article about creating presentations on your iPad (iOS 6 or higher) where you will find some great tips for working with Flowboard.

The app is free of charge.

 

Sabina Viezzoli's comment, May 30, 2013 1:27 PM
Thank you Baiba!
Lucia Keijzer's curator insight, June 10, 2013 12:00 AM

This may be a fantastic way to get students into tale-telling.

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Logitech Announces Classroom-Friendly Wired Keyboard For iPad

Logitech Announces Classroom-Friendly Wired Keyboard For iPad | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
Logitech has announced a brand new iPad accessory, which it claims will be the first keyboard “specially designed for the classroom.” How so?

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Paula Jamieson's curator insight, May 23, 2013 12:45 PM

This looks like it may interest some people......me personally, I query the point of designing a 'mobile' touch device then turning it 'immobile' and adding a keyboard. I do agree with their statement re the Bluetooth and the issue for teachers in the classroom, I have just gone through the Junior classrooms in the school I am based in and replaced all the wireless mice and keyboards for this very reason.

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iPad Tip ~ How to Instantly Organize Apps in Alphabetical Order

iPad Tip ~  How to Instantly Organize Apps in Alphabetical Order | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

"If you love to keep your apps organized, we have a great tip for you today. By going to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Home Screen Layout, your iPad will not only reorganize all stock apps to their default positions, but also organize all non-stock apps in alphabetical order."


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Paula Jamieson's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:05 PM

Maybe this is something that you've always wanted to do? Have your iPad apps organized in alphabetical order. This would be a nightmare for me (a visual learner) as more often than not I don't necessarily know the name of the app but I know what the icon looks like (or the folder that I have put it into). I choose to organize my apps into folders eg ABC's, Word Work, Nurturing Thinking etc. Keep in mind though I use my device predominantly for 'modelling' and to inform others so I have hundreds (did I say hundreds.....my 64gb device is almost full AGAIN).

 

If though, you have individual devices assigned to your classroom that are not jam packed with too many Apps, this may be just the thing for you!

John Pearce's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:39 PM

I must admit that I prefer to organise my apps under folders according to type, (though there are times that this system also 'lets me down'). This could be a useful strategy for user who have quite a few screens of apps.

Rebecca Penina Simon's comment, May 10, 2013 12:33 PM
I definitely understand - my 32 GB iPad is completely full. I have to keep deleting and reinstalling the apps that I do need to use.
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Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code? | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
Hopscotch and Kodable aim to teach kids the programming basics.

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Paula Jamieson's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:06 PM

This is something I'd like to explore further. I have been asked several times lately "How do you make an App".......we all need to start somewhere.

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7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

Today while I was looking for a citation from " Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners " http://ow.ly/k2SpU ; , it dawned on me to compile a list of the  popular iPad apps that promote visual thinking. Making Thinking Visible is by all means a must read for those of you interested in knowing how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. Another book I have in my shelf and which is more or less similar to the one cited above is " Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work " http://ow.ly/k2Svy ; in which Dan walks his readers through the different practices of making thinking vivid with less words."


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Brian H. Burnett's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:35 AM

In regards to the Book: "Making Thinking Visible" here are a few useful  articles.

  1. Making Thinking Visible | Thinking Routines (from ASCD) - http://bit.ly/11gHmE1
  2. Tools to Enhance Young Children's Thinking - http://bit.ly/Zshmmk
  3. Thinking Routines Matrix - http://bit.ly/16XY4KW


ghbrett's curator insight, September 3, 2013 9:09 AM

There are many choices for iPads as well as Android tablets. Some include plugins that you can pay to add. Some of the more complex apps include the ability to paste in photographs or other images. While there are even note taker apps that include the function for adding audio -- whether from a meeting speaker or from yourself explaining the ideas you are capturing.

 

One thing to consider when using these applications is whether or not you need a better suited stylus. There are a variety now that are more responsive, thinner, use BlueTooth for greater control.

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Assistive Technology: iReadWrite for iPad-Powerful Tools for Writing

Assistive Technology: iReadWrite for iPad-Powerful Tools for Writing | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

It is really exciting to see the traditional publishers of assistive technology jumping into the app marketplace and providing end users with powerful new apps that pack a lot of features...


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frittelle's curator insight, May 27, 2013 2:04 AM

Good review on iWrite for iPad, a user-friendly app that provides text-to-speech, word prediction and vocabulary support tools.

ClassroomAid's curator insight, July 9, 2013 7:33 AM

 from traditional publishers of assistive technology

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IntoWords

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This is a superb notepad for iPads which has a text to voice function and advanced predictive text which is designed to help dyslexic and all readers and writers access text easily. The voice speed can be adjusted and the used can select a single word or the entire document to be read out. It is a great SEN resource. Found via http://twitter.com/@mathsdey. Download the English version at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/intowords/id593475776

 

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“Great” Curricular Use of Puppet Pals « techchef4u

“Great” Curricular Use of Puppet Pals « techchef4u | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

Great curricular use of Puppet Pals to teach altitude and temperature! Student-created video.


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iPad Apps for Science - Feb 2013

iPad  Apps for Science  - Feb 2013 | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

Looking for some awesome apps for your Science classroom? Manitoba Education Science Consultant Gabe Kraljevic created this great resource containting reviews of 50 different apps.   db.tt/TwYsA5a1

 

Thanks Gabe for allowing me to share it here!

 


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Jeannette Jackson's curator insight, February 24, 2013 9:33 AM

This is an amazing collection: thank you for this!

Gabe Kraljevic's curator insight, April 18, 2013 1:40 PM

Embarassing - I had to scoop my own stuff because I don't have access to Dropbox! 

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Creative Book Builder

Creative Book Builder | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

Creative Book Builder is a fantastic app that allows students to create books in epub format, which can then be exported to iBooks and shared with others. There are a variety of instructional uses for this app, from using it as a publishing tool for project-based learning to a summative assessment at the end of a unit ...


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MsCarterTL's curator insight, March 1, 2013 10:09 AM

This would work well with the implementation of an eBook signout system that allows the publishing of student work.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 4, 2013 1:47 AM

Let's get ambitious!!! I'm sure students will love it. Hard work and high rewarding outcomes!

Catherine Thomas-Varcoe's curator insight, March 20, 2013 3:21 AM

An app that could be built into student activities or assessment if iPads are introduced across the board.

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Computer science to be included in the EBacc - In the news

Computer science to be included in the EBacc - In the news | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
The Education Secretary Michael Gove has announced that computer science will be included in the EBacc because of its importance to both the economy and education.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 14 Excellent PDF Annotating Apps for iPad

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 14 Excellent PDF Annotating Apps for iPad | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

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We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos]

We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos] | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 16, 2013 4:05 PM

If you want to put your personal brand in overdrive, learn how to develpp aps. Not as hard as you think and pays huge return. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:39 AM

The Appification of Ecommerce
About a year ago I purchased a new MacBook Air. Seeing how my new laptop related to the world much like an iPad with apps and an app store was a revelation. Apps will rule the world. 

This trend is why we are all app builders now and these tutorials are a must view. The trend toward apps is more than you think. A few days ago I shared a Haiku Deck about the future of web design 3.0 (http://sco.lt/7r6zkf). 

 I missed the appification of everything. Apps, the widget-like shrinking of code to Lego blocks, form the core of mobile programming. Since mobile is taking over the smart move is to "appify" everything. 

This means thinking of websites as interconnected blocks responding to each other and our visitors in real time (as described in the deck). Best demonstration or analogy for this fluid app future is MIT's David Merrill explaining Siftable at TED http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merrill_demos_siftables_the_smart_blocks.html .

The way Siftables related to one another (they are aware other Siftables are present and have a desire to connect if code expressed as a toy can have desires) and link in order to create a sum is greater than the whole universe is a great way to think about the New Ecommerce. 

The new ecom is location agnostic (capable of converting anywhere at anytime and with the merest snippet of Siftable-like code), socially self aware (capable of pulling friends and their influencers into the equation) and appified (small Lego-like blocks snapped together to meet specific needs). 

Sometimes we will snap in the predictive analytics block sometimes we might now. Other times we will want the social share block other times not. Design, in this Siftables-like future, becomes a series of WHAT IF conditions and testing, always testing. 

Going to be fun and why it is a GOOD idea to become an app builder.   

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 7, 2013 11:51 AM

Creativity, creativity, creativity

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New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
The new Padagogy Wheel features another band focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology.

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PeteandJennyD's curator insight, June 5, 2013 4:56 PM

This could be very helpful as a checklist, if you like.  It is wonderful that people are willing (eager even) to share their time, knowledge and experience for novices.  Thank you.

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1:25 iPad Classroom - A Creative Model

1:25 iPad Classroom - A Creative Model | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
There are so many truly lucky classes out there in the world of education where every child walks in with a device of their own. It may be that the school is BYOD, runs a 1:1 iPad or laptop program...

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:39 PM

Schools that have 1-1 Ipads some of these creative ways to use them.

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Moving Beyond Substitution with iPads | Jenny Jongste

Moving Beyond Substitution with iPads | Jenny Jongste | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

"iPads are the perfect device to assist with this “Transformation”.

Below I have a number of sample set of activities incorporating iPads with the SAMR model."


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5 Education Apps That Don't Exist (But Should) - Edudemic

5 Education Apps That Don't Exist (But Should) - Edudemic | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
There are education apps for just about everything. But not all are very useful. Here's my wishlist of apps that we desperately need in education.

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:10 AM

Having been teaching with a tablet in my classroom for nearly a year it has become evident that the market for Education apps still isn’t quite right. I think this is most evident in the fact that the course I run training teachers to use an iPad effectively in the classroom features almost no ‘education’ apps. I do one session (out of 7) that revolves around subject-specific apps, but other than this, the apps that are used on a day-to-day basis are commercial, and often free.

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Understoodit: Formative Assessment Tool

Understoodit: Formative Assessment Tool | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a new formative assessment tool check out Understoodit.  Whether your students are on iPads or have access to the web from desktops, Understoodit is a fantastic free assessme...

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:33 PM

Great for knowing if your learners are engaging - before it is too late to do anything about it.

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, April 14, 2013 2:41 AM

A quick way to find out if your students are understanding and following your lesson.

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A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

"A few weeks ago I posted here a poster on iPad basics which many of you have downloaded to use with their students in the class. Today, I am sharing with you another great resource on iPad. This is not a graphic but a quick reference card on everything you and your students need to know about iPad. From the hardware to networking features , this little manual can serve as a leading guide to a better manipulation of  your iPad.
 I am not sure how much iPading you are doing in your classroom but whether you use iPad just occasionally or you adopt it as a consistent learning and teaching tool,  the reference card below will definitely give you a hand in improving your iPad use. I suggest that you share it with your students and go through it with them section by section and make sure they understand it before they start using their iPads again.


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Ralph Springett's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:37 PM

Useful

corneja's curator insight, March 23, 2013 10:40 AM

Undoubtedly useful. Thanks!

Shea Stehm's curator insight, March 24, 2013 5:02 PM

Most people on scoop-it! won't need this, but it is great for students or technologically challenged. 

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Great Apps

Great Apps | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
If you have an app you use in your classroom, please add it to comments at the bottom. I'll update as soon as possible. If you're the developer of a great educational app, please contact me. I'll r...
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School Shared iPad User Policies – a Necessity or Overkill?

School Shared iPad User Policies – a Necessity or Overkill? | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, February 26, 2013 2:59 PM

A great approach if you can't go 1:1 or 1:2 with devices

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“Great” Curricular Use of Puppet Pals « techchef4u

“Great” Curricular Use of Puppet Pals « techchef4u | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

Great curricular use of Puppet Pals to teach altitude and temperature! Student-created video.


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6 different ways of getting student feedback in your iPad lesson ...

6 different ways of getting student feedback in your iPad lesson ... | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it

One of the most difficult challenges for the teachers at my school is changing from workbooks and worksheets to get students to work and monitor their answers.


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Jacq's comment, February 18, 2013 12:29 AM
Looks good adds to AfL
Jacq's curator insight, February 18, 2013 12:30 AM

AfL stuff 

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iPad Training 101: A New User's Guide to the iPad

iPad Training 101: A New User's Guide to the iPad | iPads in Learning | Scoop.it
iPad 101 is for new iPad users who have never owned an iPhone or iPod Touch, simple things like finding good apps, installing them, organizing them or even deleting them might seem like an insurmountable task.

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