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Friendship Disconnect Brought To You By Facebook

Friendship Disconnect Brought To You By Facebook | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
"Are you coming to the lake on the Fourth?" "I wasn't planning on it.  Why?" "Oh." An uncomfortable pause followed by the next idiotic statement.  "We're having a get together.  Didn't you see it o...

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I am increasingly of the opinion that, whilst it is great to keep up with people I know and love on Facebook, I am losing something too. My very best friend is NOT on Facebook and I have to make the effort to touch base with her via email, SMS and actual phone calls. It IS much more personal that way.  I tend not to look at Facebook as often through the day as I used to (used to always be open in the background). Some days I don't even look at it at all. However, Twitter IS open all the time - keeping me up to date with conferences, media announcements and the latest articles and developments in my profession. I LOVE it. I can actually see a day coming where I leave Faccebook behind and concentrate communicating on a more personal level with friends and use Twitter even more as an information professional.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 23, 2014 4:48 PM

Oh this is so good! I left a comment:


"Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk"  

Was the title of a blog post I wrote back in 2011 when I was having a bumpy relationship with FB and finally decided to dump him....err I mean it! (you can Google it or maybe the link will work below - let's try!)

But Twitter....ahh Twitter has become my number one Social Media outlet & source for rich professional development....but my friends? They have to email, call, or text me cause yeah...I don't DO Facebook. And I'm better off for it!  

Great post Griffyn! Love that you rock the Y like I do! ;-)

Cheers!
~Gwyneth Jones
The Daring Librarian
http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2011/08/dear-facebook-we-have-to-talk.html

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Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps

Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
Apple will be making significant changes to iPad deployment for education during the upcoming school year that should eliminate some of the hurdles...

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Jerry Johnson's curator insight, March 27, 8:30 AM

Interesting seeing that Google is already doing some of this. 

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10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator

10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
My good friend, fellow French teacher and colleague Sylvia Duckworth and I brainstormed the following. Sylvia has been a huge advocate for using technology in the classroom, and has actively used i...

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 24, 1:16 PM

As long as excellence is measured in the moment and growth mindset remains.

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This Time – Technology Matters but Teachers Still Matter More!

This Time – Technology Matters but Teachers Still Matter More! | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
Tom D'Amico, the Superintendent of Human Resources with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, discusses how his district has met the needs of today's digital learner by focusing on the relationship and scaling of personal networks. Teachers do not dump kids in front of devices. Instead they receive yearly instruction on digital citizenship to model behaviors for students and use researched-based practices to help students learn.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 18, 9:41 PM

Teachers are who vivify topics and learning.

 

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How the iPad is changing the way we learn

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Can issuing students with iPads instead of textbooks make a difference to their education? Rhiannon Williams visits the Danish institutions looking to the future

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Interesting look at using technology for authentic learning.

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How to Hook up an iPad to Printer - iPadable

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If this works.....

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How to create a class in Google Classrom on an iPad - playlist

A short screencast demonstrating how to create a class in Google Classroom on iPad

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Cool!

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Kelly's curator insight, February 23, 10:51 PM

Fairfax County Schools use Google applications as part of their everyday classroom learning and activities starting in the early elementary years - given the endorsement and student familiarity, I imagine Google will continue to dominate. Understanding how the various applications and features integrate in a classroom setting is ever more crucial!

 

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What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? | Edudemic

What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? | Edudemic | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it

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Curriculum. ALWAYS.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, February 10, 10:43 PM

Moving to a one-to-one computer program will likely get school districts headlines in local newspapers, but school leaders need emphasize more than the new tech’s bells and whistles. Engaged learning is the real goal. Remember that better education is the red thread in any new technology story.

Sharryn Cunningham's curator insight, February 11, 7:39 PM

This issue tends to polarize teachers and parents, but I believe we can have both.

CTD Institute's curator insight, February 13, 2:52 PM

 

Factors to consider: 1) how are students using technology @home?, 2) Is SAMR built-in? and 3) connect with other educators/tech profesisonals.

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The Guide to Google Apps for the iPad [infographic] - Updated! (31 Apps!) - Shake Up Learning

The Guide to Google Apps for the iPad [infographic] - Updated! (31 Apps!) - Shake Up Learning | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
There are now tons of apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, and Google has release several official apps for the iPad. There is hope, Obi Wan, Google and Apple can play nice!

The infographic embedded below details the most useful Google apps for the iPad. These are the apps that I find most useful not only for teachers, but any Google user. Take a look, download, and explore the wonderful possibilities of using Google Apps on the iPad! The online, interactive version embedded below includes links directly to the app store! You can also download the image file below.

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Here's the #1 mistake I see when visiting schools...

Here's the #1 mistake I see when visiting schools that want to learn how to best use technology for teaching and learning... They hire non-educator, IT...

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Sarah Johnson's curator insight, February 14, 3:13 PM

I just had to scoop this!  This really showcases why the Informational Technology expert needs to have a great relationship with the Instructional Technology expert.  

 

I see this conflict in my own district.  The two remain isolated and with very different philosophies and rollout plans it becomes quite difficult to facilitate moving forward.

 

I am excited to share this with my superintendent and the technology committee so we may begin to understand the need to bridge this gap.

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Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs

Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
Download fillable PDFs to help in planning an iMovie trailer project. Also
watch example trailers made by students and teachers, and read tips for
making movie trailers.

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These are great!

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, November 12, 2014 5:06 PM

A handy planning tool to help students collate their thoughts and storylines, thanks for sharing!

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20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom | BL Webcast

20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom | BL Webcast | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it

Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST for a webcast presentation and discussion with Sherri Hope Culver, Associate Professor at Temple University. In this high energy and interactive presentation, a wide range of apps and online activities will be shared that many teachers are using (or could use) in the classroom. 

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Guide to Google Apps for the iPad - Infographic

Guide to Google Apps for the iPad - Infographic | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 13, 2014 4:02 PM

This infographic is useful because of the ideas for how it should be used and how it can be used.

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, September 15, 2014 10:24 PM

Terrific for getting our new users organized! 

Bev Jones's curator insight, December 9, 2014 2:27 AM

@CareerCollegeT @HughBaird  Useful Apps for IPads

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Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos - The Next Web

Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos - The Next Web | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
Following Bolt, Instagram is back with another new mobile app. It’s called Hyperlapse and promises iPhone owners an easy way to record tracking shots and stunning time-lapse videos. These two shooting techniques are... Keep reading →

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Download "World of Colour" FREE Colour Theory Guide

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Download the new "World of Colour" Colour Theory Guide FREE from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation!

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning In 2015 (Thanks @TeachThought)

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning In 2015

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I will be checking some of these out over the weekend!

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RESENTICE's curator insight, March 20, 4:57 AM

Les 50 meilleurs jeux sérieux sélectionnés par @TeachTought selon 3 critères :  "jouabilité", charge cognitive et innovation...

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Best ever art apps page – links to huge apps lists! | iPad Art Room

Best ever art apps page – links to huge apps lists! | iPad Art Room | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
Where do you begin the search for art apps for the classroom? Many websites have some excellent lists and we've put some of the best all in once

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Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology, "Technology should never isolate us"

Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology, "Technology should never isolate us" | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 12, 3:35 AM

Technology at the service of the learning experience.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 16, 10:04 PM

I wonder what Dewey would think about the use of digital technologies in School today? Parents and teachers have to help children integrate digital technologies wisely into their lives.

 

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Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it

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giftedtalentedsg's curator insight, February 24, 10:20 PM

always looking for good maths games

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David Wiesner's Spot

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Get David Wiesner's Spot on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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This looks totally rad!

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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.

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Deploying iPads in Education

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The Complete Guide to Managing iPad in Education The iPad is hugely popular in schools, so it's surprising there isn't more information available about how best to configure them in an educational ...

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 10, 2:43 AM

I guess, this is another form of BYOD, and it is surely high time progressive schools around the world allowed students to bring in their own devices. Without naming the brand, it would be sufficient to consider the same brand across grades and classes!

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, February 10, 9:42 AM

It's time school districts quit trying to squash technology because they are afraid to use it. (OPS) The Complete Guide to Managing iPad in Education

Celia Molares's curator insight, February 19, 4:12 PM

añada su visión ...

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Finland scraps cursive handwriting in favour of typing skills

Finland scraps cursive handwriting in favour of typing skills | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it
Cursive handwriting will be scrapped from the Finnish education curriculum and replaced by lessons in keyboard typing, it has been announced.

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Interesting development. Still think cursive has a place as a fine motor skiill tool...

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DailyEnglish's curator insight, February 4, 2:33 PM

quel est votre avis ? est ce que l’éducation français doit se concentrer sur l'utilisation d'un clavier plutôt que l'ecriture ?

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A débattre !

EdTech@FAIS's curator insight, February 4, 6:38 PM

Is there a brain-memory connection to learning cursive that can't be learned with typing skills? What do you think?

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 5, 5:42 AM

So sensible to teach typing, but I find children who can write cursive can read it.  It will be a pity to loose the ability to read old text, e.g. a letter from Granny!

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Ultimate Guide to the Paperless Classroom | Edudemic

Ultimate Guide to the Paperless Classroom | Edudemic | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, October 31, 2014 10:13 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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Flipboard for Educators: Creating digital magazines for classroom use

Flipboard for Educators: Creating digital magazines for classroom use | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it

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Ana Ibis's curator insight, September 9, 2014 4:29 PM

Habrá que revisarlo

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 10, 2014 1:43 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Jeanettem1's curator insight, September 29, 2014 3:17 PM
An interesting way to provide students with content-related curriculum resources and have them do the same.
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Enhance Students Productivity with These Web Tools

Enhance Students Productivity with These Web Tools | iThink, therefore iPad | Scoop.it

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