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The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal | K - 12 education | Scoop.it

"The iPad takeover of public education isn’t just confined to the mainstream classroom: Special needs educators, too, are finding that  iPads can be a vital tool to support independence. What sets the iPad apart from other devices is the simple and visually robust user interface that can be used by almost everyone. It’s also a highly customizable device that can be set up with applications and assistive features to support a variety of special needs."


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Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 20, 2013 4:41 AM
Good stuff - thanks for the post!
Denver Leigh Watson's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:30 AM

I love these lists!

Marianne Gunn's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:46 PM

While I do believe these apps could use a bit more work and cost a little less I am happy to see technology in special education classrooms. In many cases children with special needs cam work better with computers than they do with people.

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The Expanding Definition of Social | David KellyDavid Kelly

The Expanding Definition of Social | David KellyDavid Kelly | K - 12 education | Scoop.it

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Like it or not social media is here to stay and will expand. The real issue for us is how do we leverage it to support education?
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Lego's New Product Lets You Build Stuff And Then Virtually Play With Your Creations On Your Tablet

Lego's New Product Lets You Build Stuff And Then Virtually Play With Your Creations On Your Tablet | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“ Lego Fusion is all about blending the real and virtual worlds for an immersive experience.”
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Just when you think there is nothing new coming from Lego. This is another step towards augmented virtual reality.
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Excellent speech to text tools for teachers

Excellent speech to text tools for teachers | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
In a recent post I shared here a few days ago, I featured a list of three good text to speech tools for teachers. Today, I am sharing with you another list of handy tools but this time it is the other way around: speech to text. These tools will enable you to transcribe oral speech into text which you can then copy and use anywhere you want.
Via Edumorfosis, juandoming
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Combine with previous post. Solid speech to text apps.
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
by Katie Lepi "This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet the ever changing needs of the global market, and some potential ways to address shortcomings in our collective educational systems."
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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 9, 8:26 PM

There are obvious parallels with Graduate Attributes.

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Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers - Mind/Shift

Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers - Mind/Shift | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of appsvoted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything. Still others are bought, redesigned or just disappear — so it’s always good to know about an array of tools to suit the need at hand.
Via Edumorfosis, John Evans
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Interesting collection. Look at the digital citizenship apps. They have merit.
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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...”
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Great visual to share
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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
Teachers who work silently, don’t tweet, blog and discuss ideas with people around the world are obsolete. Teachers are no longer working locally but globally and it’s our job to share what we do and see what others are doing. If a teacher is no longer learning then he shouldn’t be teaching other people.We should all be tweeting, blogging and sharing what works and doesn’t work, get and give advice to and from co-workers around the world. We should constantly be improving our craft because professional development isn’t a 3 hour workshop once a month but a lifelong process.“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” -John DeweyLearn more:- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator
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An interesting list - nothing new but important to remind us we have a long way to go
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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.”Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder. At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas.
Via Gust MEES
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A good start at looking at The new Daniel Pink book. Buy the book.
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Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C's - iSupport

Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C's - iSupport | K - 12 education | 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."
Via John Evans
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Interesting take on how to group apps and how we use them.
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Math@Work: Showing Students the Real World Value of Mathematics [Video]

Math@Work: Showing Students the Real World Value of Mathematics [Video] | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“30 minute webisodes designed around fashion and culinary arts, Math at Work helps students make mathematical connections to the world around them.”
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Always looking for ways to engage our kids in math.
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It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb

It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
As parent of two teenagers and as a teacher of pre-teens, I took away a lot of information from It’s Complicated. First and foremost is the idea that young people have less and less access to public spaces and time in which to socialize with friends and peers. The days of our moms and dads kicking us outdoors in the morning and saying, “Don’t come back until dinner time” are over.
Via Nik Peachey, Ron Monin
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Helps to clarify how tech impacts our kids and ultimately the parent. Good insight
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Apps in Education: SAMR Model Using iPad Apps Poster

Apps in Education: SAMR Model Using iPad Apps Poster | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
If the SAMR model is new to you here is a brief explanation of the four letters that make it up: S- Substitution - Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change.A - Augmentation - Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement.M- Modification - Tech allows for significant task redesign.R - Redefinition - Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable. The SAMR Model begins with Substitution (as in read the poster from the bottom up to more clearly understand the model), moving to Augmentation, then Modification and finishing with Redefinition. The SAMR model is the work of Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D. from M.I.T. For more information on the SAMR model check out his website at http://hippasus.com/rrpweblog/. For an indepth look you may want to check out the presentation from August 23, 2012 with the title "The SAMR Model: Background and Exemplars."
Via Beth Dichter
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Make SAMR come alive
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Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3)

Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3) | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (version 2) was updated from feedback and input from educators around the world.
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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting
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juandoming's curator insight, July 18, 2:10 AM

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 18, 7:38 AM

Six basic, but important, steps to take when flipping your class., with an info graphic  for visualization.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 11:10 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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The Rise of Innovative Districts

"Today, innovation is taking place where people can come together, not in isolated spaces. Innovation districts are this century's productive geography, they are both competitive places and 'cool spaces' and they will transform your city and metropolis."
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Is it time to look at school districts as collectives not competitors? Look at this video through the lens of co competitors school districts, working together to innovate for ALL students.
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Excellent speech to text tools for teachers

Excellent speech to text tools for teachers | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
In a recent post I shared here a few days ago, I featured a list of three good text to speech tools for teachers. Today, I am sharing with you another list of handy tools but this time it is the other way around: speech to text. These tools will enable you to transcribe oral speech into text which you can then copy and use anywhere you want.
Via Edumorfosis, juandoming
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Great tools for kids. Voice Note is very good
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15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
"Netiquette ( net + etiquette) is the code of proper conduct applied to virtual online spaces. This code is dictated by common sense rules ( manners ) and social conventions. Teaching students about netiquette is just as important as teaching them to use technology in their learning. Crafting a netiquette memo for your class and informing your students about the importance of these rules will definitely help you create an engaging, respectful, and meaningful learning environment where collaboration and diversity of opinions are celebrated."
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Again a good use of visuals in teaching digital citizenship.
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The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students | Infographic

The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students | Infographic | K - 12 education | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES
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Great visual to share with your students.
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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future”
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It's not either or, social networking will be part of learning but will not be the standard.
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Sharing Best Practices in Professional Development for Successful Online Teachers

Sharing Best Practices in Professional Development for Successful Online Teachers | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“Teachers Need Appropriate Professional Development as They Embrace the use of Online and Hybrid Learning.Just as in traditional classes, good online courses require good teachers, but they need to be specifically trained to be the best possible online teachers that they can be.”
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In today's educational world we are all online teachers. If not then you will disengage your students.
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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia

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.
Via Sam Gliksman
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Solid series for iPad use. Pass it on as it matches skills to student needs. Well done
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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.
Via Dennis T OConnor
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Good use of graphics to describe blended learning
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The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education

The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
This post describes how The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture can be used to support maker education and tinkering with the focus being on students acquiring more process-oriented “how-to” skills, skills needed to develop and enhance creativity and innovation.
Via JackieGerstein Ed.D., Rob Hatfield, M.Ed., Cindy Chabot, Ron Monin
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The Maker push is not new but it is essential in differentiating and supporting and engaging our kids.
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SAMR success is NOT about Tech

SAMR success is NOT about Tech | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
"I was thinking today that I had to make it clear that competency with technology is not the first issue you should worry about if you want to make SAMR progress. The issue to tackle first is the teaching conventions and mindsets amongst the staff, and for this you need some pretty simple and effective arguments. So here are some I’ve used to move staff on a little:"
Via John Pearce
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Interesting comments.
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The SAMR Model - Enhancing Technology Integration

The SAMR Model - Enhancing Technology Integration | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“ The SAMR Model was introduced by Ruben Puentedura in 2006 in collaboration with the Maine Department of Education and their learning technology initiative. The model describes the life cycle of tec...”
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Listening to Ruben. The increased results are amazing.
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