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5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ITC | Scoop.it

"Below is a selection of some good text to speech iPad apps that you can use with your students. Text to speech apps can be used for teaching all the four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking. They are also good for language learners and for special education students. You can also access the web version of text to speech tools here. Enjoy"


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Michael Podraza's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:22 PM

Text to Speech Apps

Tracy Webb Sharp's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:04 PM

We should check these apps out at the next Title III meeting. 

Teresa Pearl's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:33 PM

Great text to speech app options for students who have difficulty decoding grade level text or need auditory feedback.

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How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students Learn?

How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students Learn? | ITC | Scoop.it
Digital Digital student portfolios can provide what other assessment tools cannot: Real, unabridged, minimally processed artifacts of learning that make sense to all the learners in the classroom, including the teacher. Technology used in this way can bring us as close as we can get to peering inside our students’ hearts and minds to find out what they currently know and are able to do.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 8, 2014 8:12 AM

Digital portfolios for students. Well worth looking in to.

Josh Round's curator insight, August 10, 2014 12:34 PM

I've been wanting to integrate digital portfolios for language learners into my rolling-enrolment school for some time. With the growth in longer term academic year course students, this could be a realistic goal...And some good ideas here for how portfolios can help students learn.

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15+ Readiness Resources for Driving Student Success

15+ Readiness Resources for Driving Student Success | ITC | Scoop.it
“ Students learn when ready, but not everyone reaches that point simultaneously. Discover resources to help meet the readiness needs of all your students.”
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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | ITC | Scoop.it
Over 12 years ago, as Todd Curtis and his teaching partner tried to get all of their eighth graders engaged in class discussions, they noticed a trend. Though students talked freely outside of class, they became silent in class. As an experiment, they jury-rigged their email system into a backchannel.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 23, 2014 9:20 AM

Useful article about using backchannels (and we all should be) in class.

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:35 AM

This is something I had not thought a lot about, but with the growth of Blended Learning throughout our systems of learning, it makes so much sense to include this in our planning.  This article gives some great examples and ideas about tools and backchanneling for our learners.  I think this has great promise for reinforcing adult learning as well.

Helen Teague's curator insight, May 24, 2014 6:22 PM

meets the quality of participatory framework needed in Communities of Practice.

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Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C's - iSupport

Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C's - iSupport | ITC | Scoop.it
"As I prepared for an upcoming presentation at a local University I unloaded my test iPad of all its applications and created a new iPad, complete only with apps which I use at school every week. This iPad would become my “essentials” iPad, strategically and efficiently full of apps I wholly recommend to every educator I meet. I went through the apps and I developed a list, indicating the apps purpose. I found that these purposes consistently fell into 3 categories: Consumption, Creation and Collaboration."
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Crone LMC's curator insight, May 15, 2014 11:03 AM

Relates to SAMR presentation by Josh Mika

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia | ITC | Scoop.it
"In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking." Part One:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-diane-darrow Part Two:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-understanding-diane-darrow Part Three:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-applying-diane-darrow Part Four:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-analyzing-diane-darrow Part Five:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-evaluating-evaluation-diane-darrow Part Six: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-creating-diane-darrow
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Shonda Brisco's curator insight, June 21, 2014 2:55 PM
Great information!
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 21, 2014 6:23 PM

This looks like a great series - I reviewed a few of the posts and they are very well organized. Each one provides a summary review of a component of Bloom's Taxonomy and an explanation of connections with apps. Then there are specific examples of apps provided. A great resource for diversifying your instruction.

Manuela Garcìa's curator insight, June 24, 2014 6:18 PM

La revisión de este material facilitará la elaboración de la Secuencia Didáctica.  No hay duda que la taxonomía de Bloom sigue vigente

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ChatterPix - Add voice to images

ChatterPix -  Add voice to images | ITC | Scoop.it
“Get ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.”
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Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, May 24, 2014 8:04 AM

Looks great for getting kids to present reviews of work

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:16 AM

I just know there are people out there who will take this idea and run with it....the digital world continues to underscore our playful and creative selves. Have fun!

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 10:26 PM

I know a teacher at NVES who has used this tool with her kids on numerous projects. 

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FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators

FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators | ITC | Scoop.it
FlipQuiz™ was created to provide educators with a quick way to create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. Traditionally, these are created (tediously) using posterboard, chalkboards, or dry-erase markers on an overhead slide. The review questions are usually even written on a separate sheet of paper.
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Herman van Schie's comment, July 3, 2014 3:41 AM
You need a manual about Flipquiz? Look at http://ict-idee.blogspot.nl/2014/03/185-flipquiz-maak-je-eigen-quizgame.html
Bijal Damani's comment, July 3, 2014 4:32 AM
Thanks Herman :)
Bijal Damani's comment, July 3, 2014 4:32 AM
Thanks Herman :)
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ChemCrafter - Virtual Chemistry Experiments On Your iPad - iPad Apps for School

ChemCrafter - Virtual Chemistry Experiments On Your iPad - iPad Apps for School | ITC | Scoop.it
"ChemCrafter is a free iPad app that students can use to create a virtual chemistry lab to conduct virtual experiments. ChemCrafter is designed as a series of three interactive books. Each book contains a series of lab tutorials for conducting experiments. As students work through the experiments they earn virtual coins which can be redeemed for more lab materials to use subsequent experiments. Students have to complete each experiment successfully before moving on to the next one in the book. Each book has to be completed before a new book is unlocked. ChemCrafter provides a brief explanation of the reactions in each completed experiment."
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Sparkol - create whiteboard videos with VideoScribe

Sparkol - create whiteboard videos with VideoScribe | ITC | Scoop.it
“Sparkol makes video software to get your message across. Make your own whiteboard video animations with VideoScribe. Free trial available.”
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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 9, 2014 2:34 PM

A great App for creating animated presentations and videos.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 3, 2014 6:31 PM
An updated Sparkol version with considerable changes
There is a free trial (and some plans)
Also with and iPad app
Agora Abierta's curator insight, June 10, 2014 4:40 AM

Un papel en blanco para compartir ideas vía pizarra

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How a Dyslexic Neuroscientist’s iPad App Will Boost Your Kid’s Math Scores - takepart

How a Dyslexic Neuroscientist’s iPad App Will Boost Your Kid’s Math Scores - takepart | ITC | Scoop.it
"On a recent weekday morning, a six-year-old girl with brown pigtails stared at an iPad perched on the desk in front of her. As she studied the screen, she squinted her eyes, and her brow furrowed into a pair of delicate question marks. A minute ticked by. She was still perplexed. Then suddenly, the iPad emitted a soft, triumphant-sounding ping, and her face lit up."
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Team Shake - A Random Name and Team Selection App - iPad Apps for School

Team Shake - A Random Name and Team Selection App - iPad Apps for School | ITC | Scoop.it
"Team Shake is an iPad app for randomly selecting names to create teams or to select an individual name. On Team Shake you can create rosters by manually entering names or by importing a list of names. When you are ready to choose teams just select the number of teams that you want created, shake your iPad, and then each person is randomly assigned to a team."
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Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | ITC | Scoop.it
“Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle it and use it to experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, it's us under the microscope. But there's a trend in design toward video games that build social skills and encourage players to reflect on themselves and their relationships. Here are a few games that do just that.”
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Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning

Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning | ITC | Scoop.it
“Educators have become some of the world’s most active content consumers. But why aren’t more educators creating their own digital content?”
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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers | ITC | Scoop.it

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 16, 2014 7:52 AM

Something for our teachers.

GwynethJones's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:11 PM

SWEET!

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 2014 5:24 PM

In one of the newsletters information was shared on DPLA, if you missed it watch the video to learn more about The Digital Public Library of America.

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Educator as a Maker Educator by Jackie Gerstein

Educator as a Maker Educator by Jackie Gerstein | ITC | Scoop.it
“ TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink”
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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | ITC | Scoop.it
“15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad”
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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:10 PM

Several of these cost, but some are free. I like Story Creator and it is free.

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:45 PM

I've been looking for some recommendations on book apps for ages - here are 15!

CanopéTUIC02's curator insight, June 12, 2014 2:50 PM

Voilà de quoi créer de belles histoires pour tous les âges.

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What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog

What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog | ITC | Scoop.it
While textbooks are clearly not obsolete, schools like Lawrence Intermediate School are learning to adapt to the impact the Internet is having on students — and figuring out how to take advantage of what it has to offer. In the end, there is no single right way to get kids engaged in learning, but it’s clear that these kids, at least, who are working in a SOLE environment feel a sense of empowerment, confidence and maturity.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 16, 2014 4:55 AM

A nice read if you are interested in SOLE.

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, May 17, 2014 3:49 AM

Empowering kids and giving them confidence. What leaning should be about.

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ElectroCity

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ElectroCity is an online computer game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities. It’s great fun to play and also teaches players all about energy, sustainability and environmental management in New Zealand.
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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, May 20, 2014 2:39 AM

Great game to learn facts about costs and impacts of energy

Cindy Kroeker's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:03 AM

Notion: Spaces and Exchanges

 

Mrs. Karnowski-Simul's curator insight, August 27, 2014 7:16 AM

Geography Game

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10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook

10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook | ITC | Scoop.it
I became a fan of Google Reader, which collected blog posts and other publications to RSS in one easy-to-access place. Then Google discarded this service — one that had a very loyal user base. Google has a history of doing this to features that don’t meet its needs anymore. If I’m making the switch to Classroom, I’d like to know that Google has committed to it.
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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 20, 2014 12:10 PM

The author questions whether Google will continue to support its newly created LMS - Google Classroom. 

Sofie Kokelenberg's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:02 AM

"Dog ate my homework" won't work with this, but what a promising option for blended learning :)

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Free Technology for Teachers: Chalkup - Distribute & Grade Assignments in Google Drive Without Using Scripts

Free Technology for Teachers: Chalkup - Distribute & Grade Assignments in Google Drive Without Using Scripts | ITC | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 29, 2014 6:25 PM

Google Drive + Edmodo = Lots of AWESOME! Thanks @rmbyrne !!

Susan Siel's curator insight, April 29, 2014 7:33 PM

Scripts can be tough... this is EASY!!! ;)

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ReMarkable - An App to submit and return assignments

ReMarkable - An App to submit and return assignments | ITC | Scoop.it

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 1, 2014 4:15 AM

Another useful app / tool for sending / receiving /  commenting students' assignments.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:59 AM

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carldowse's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:45 PM

This looks interesting and easy to use and offers an alternative mobile-freindy alternative for those who aren't keen on Google Drive.

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development - te@chthought

8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development - te@chthought | ITC | Scoop.it
"The idea here isn’t simply that educators can improve by connected through social networks–they already are doing that. Rather, that schools can decentralize the teacher training effort by cutting them loose and supporting their self-directed efforts through an array of resources. The purpose of this post, beyond clarifying some how social media-driven and self-directed teacher professional development might work, is to offer some (mostly) concrete ideas for actually getting started designing such a program in your school or district. We would love to hear any suggestions in the comments because, well, that’d be social of you."
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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:17 PM

Self-directed teacher PD - designing programs for your school or district

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 31, 2014 10:44 PM

A great guide for those people looking at pursuing new professional development opportunities. 

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5 Simple Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own - TeachThought

5 Simple Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own - TeachThought | ITC | Scoop.it
"What with the almost universal proliferation of smartphones among students, even at the elementary school level, it would seem like a no-brainer for an educator to utilize mobile apps as effective and readily-accepted learning tools. And if an educator can’t find an app that does exactly what he or she wants, the logical next step is to develop and publish their own. Besides, what else do they have to do with all the free time with which all educators are blessed?"
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GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to

GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to | ITC | Scoop.it
“ Keep in touch with your kids when your away from home by recording a bedtime story using GarageBand”
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Building a Blended School -- THE Journal

Building a Blended School -- THE Journal | ITC | Scoop.it
“Rich Kiker, the director of online learning at Palisades School District (PA), talks about how he helped build an online learning environment that offers expanded choice for students and plenty of professional development and support for teachers.”
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