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IdeaStorm - A Free and Simple Drawing App - iPad Apps for School

IdeaStorm - A Free and Simple Drawing App - iPad Apps for School | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

"IdeaStorm is a free iPad app for quickly creating sketches and diagrams. IdeaStorm allows you to create individual sketches and collections of sketches. To create a sketch just tap the “new drawing” button and start drawing. You can choose from three line thicknesses and five colors to use in your drawings. All drawings are automatically saved in the app."

 


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:37 AM

Another great option for note taking and brain storming.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 12, 2014 2:41 AM
IdeaStorm - A Free and Simple Drawing App - iPad Apps for School
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Hemingway

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The app that makes you write like Hemingway - or at least shorten your sentences and remove the adverbs.

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Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning

Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

As far as technology itself and education is concerned, technology is basically neutral. It’s like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house or whether on torture, using it to crush somebody’s skull, the hammer can do either.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:50 PM

Tecnología y aprrendizaje.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:05 PM

Mindful use of each tool is indispensable in our learning and education. Only in schools, do we worry about mandating and prescribing a particular tool.

renee fountain's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:18 AM

Do not agree technology is neutral like a hammer...

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Engaging with Ebooks Can Aid Children’s Literacy, Study Finds - The Digital Shift

Engaging with Ebooks Can Aid Children’s Literacy, Study Finds - The Digital Shift | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
As younger and younger children recognize and use electronic devices as sources of information and entertainment, what is the impact on their literacy skills? Largely a positive one, according to a study in the January edition of SAGE Open.
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Tablets and touchscreen ebooks can help children learn to read better according to a study printed in SAGE Open.

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Apple Apps for (Special) Education

I'm reading *Disclosure: I co-created ArtikPix, PhonoPix and Percentally apps.

This is a list of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps for education and special education. Each app in the list includes a one sentence description by the author.
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Air Sketch: Wireless Whiteboard for the iPad

Air Sketch: Wireless Whiteboard for the iPad | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Annotate PDF documents and images live. You can now project PDF documents (such as exported PowerPoint or Keynote decks) to a computer on the same local network, then annotate them in real time, all from your iPad.


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Peter Lakeman's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:50 AM

ik vind dit een handige tool, omdat je niet zoveel hoeft in te stellen. Het werkt gewoon. Je iPad werkst als een soort server waarop je met een andere computer die op een beamer is aangesloten connect. Alles wat je schrijft op het 'whiteboard' van je iPad verschijnt op het bord. Je kunt ook schermen opslaan en een kopie maken.

Gewoon eens proberen!

Progressive training's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:21 AM

Air Sketch: Wireless Whiteboard for the iPad

Katherine Francis's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:53 AM

ready to go and test compatibility.........

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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
Sure, games can teach gravity or supply and demand, but can they show us how to build a good argument? The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 20, 2013 9:30 PM

This post discusses five games that help student develop critical thinking skills and to build good arguments. The games are:
* Quandary - This game has you develop a colony in outer space. Students need to help settle disputes and solve problems.
* Citizen Science - Another game that requires you to use persuasive skills to help solve problems but these problems are related to science.
* Argument Wars -This game is part of iCivics. Students "use their persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case". This site provides resources including lesson plans and worksheets as well as a teacher's guide.

* The Republia Times - A game that typically takes 10 minutes or so, the student becomes the editor of a paper and has to curate the front page.

* Papers, Please - In this game the student is an immigration officer in a ficticious country and must make decisions based on evidential arguments presented.

More information on each game is available in the post as well as links to each.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, December 21, 2013 7:46 AM

While technology changes quickly, new avenues open all the time for learning and education.

Our economy changes as well, from a world of manufacturing and fulfilling basic needs, to  highly specialized products and services created in quickly evolving technology and social media.

Startups are becoming an economic model that allow new ideas to develop and being injected into mainstream business.

The way we educate ourselves and our children changes thoroughly. Almost from the day our children are born they get very different toys than we did. They learn how to think in new ways.

Games  better teach us some great skills. This is a great article. Good to see how education evolves with technology.

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Alfonso C. Betancort's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:45 AM

A Few Usefull Tricks you, iPhone or iPad User, Will Put to Good Use. Easy to remeber and perform.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:53 PM

The 'Guided Access' tip is fabulous for teachers of T-2 grades who want to keep the students from changing apps or deleting things!

Thanks!

Conners Sales Group's curator insight, November 9, 2015 10:43 AM

Good tips, include a few I didn't know about.

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The Impact of Writing on Our Brain ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Impact of Writing on Our Brain ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

This graphic features some scientific facts about the impact of the act of writing on our brain. I find these facts and stats very enlightening and thought you might want to have a peek as well. Enjoy


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elearning hoje's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:19 AM

Writing is good for the brain? Somehow I already knew that... ;)

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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MFaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

Darlene Stark's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:39 AM

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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Behold Internets! Memrise Launches CatAcademy App That Deploys Cute Cats To Teach You Spanish | TechCrunch

Behold Internets! Memrise Launches CatAcademy App That Deploys Cute Cats To Teach You Spanish | TechCrunch | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
CatAcademy is a new iOS app from language learning startup, Memrise, best known (prior to this feline foray) for its eponymous crowdsourced mnemonic creation..
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Like cats? Want to learn Spanish? Then this is the app for you. It's cool for cats. And non-cat-type humans.

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SimCityEDU | A game-based learning and assessment tool for middle school students covering the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

SimCityEDU - A game-based learning and assessment tool for middle school students covering the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
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Fantastic for helping students understand the implications of this often invisible threat

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

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Finding good educational video content can be very time-consuming, but this is a good place to start.

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Arthur Correia's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:15 AM

 It's a reshare...and it won't be tha last :)!

carldowse's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:56 AM

Must be something there for us!

Judy Brown's curator insight, May 29, 2014 7:32 PM

Autistic kids need to be shown lots of love and need a teacher who will treat them right.

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UNESCO Mobile Learning Week: Global Initiatives Abound

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week: Global Initiatives Abound | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
I spent the last two days attending the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week (UMLW). It has been a while since I have seen so many black and pin striped suits in one gathering. The rare academic in attendance was often ...

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A Brief History of EdTech (Infographic)

A Brief History of EdTech (Infographic) | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
For the first time in our history, we see personalization of learning for each individual student as a reality. With new technologies growing at a breakneck pace, we’re excited to work with our schools to see what this decade will become.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 30, 2014 10:12 PM

This infographic looks at both technology and education over the last four decades. Are there connections between these two themes? Take a look and see what was going on in the 1980's, 1990's, 2000's and today. This infographic provides geat depth in these two areas, noting that the:

* 1980's was the Age of Processing, the beginning of the Digital Age and a time when tech was a peripheral tool.

* 1990's was Hardware 2.0, the World Wide Web came into being and a time when tech begins to supplement.

* 2000's was the move to connectivity, to an age of sharing and portable devices and technology supplements instruction.

* Today - Perhaps this is yet to be written but a few years in we see multifunctional devices, personalization and technology as an integrated tool.

What would your students think of this chart? What conversation might arise in faculty meeting or with sharing this with the PTO or other stakeholders in your community? It does provide food for thought.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, January 31, 2014 2:28 AM

how good to see it like this

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170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids

170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
All my favorite ebooks! Some of the ebooks are from YouTube. I use Safeshare to remove the ads and suggested videos from YouTube. Read more about Safeshare.tv here. The newest e-book webmix: Ebook ...

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:16 PM

A series of Symbaloo sets which link to a variety of ebooks. I will be looking into this with our ipads :)

Teresa Pearl's curator insight, January 30, 2014 6:20 PM

As a special ed teacher, I am constantly looking for ebooks that will read to my lower readers. This is a great article with links for 5 other pages with ebooks.

Brette Ridings Callaway's curator insight, June 2, 2015 10:03 PM

This is a great site that with links to eBooks.  I especially like how the author provides information about each site, how he uses it, and what the eBooks can do.  This is very user friendly for teachers to explore and learn more about eBooks available on the web.

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8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students - Edudemic

8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students - Edudemic | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
When you’re talking about learning a language in the U.S., you’re generally talking about ESL which refers to “English as a second language” or the study or use of English by speakers with different native languages.
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8 ways to help students who are learning English as a second language.

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7 Wonderful iPad Apps to Learn about Human Body in 3D ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Wonderful iPad Apps to Learn about Human Body in 3D ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

"Technology has radically revolutionized the human science and provided us with profound insights that were not knowable to us before. It has also cracked the dark secrets of some key scientific concepts that mystified the human mind since the dawn of time. The physiology of the body and body anatomy are some of these key areas that have benefited a great deal from the advancement of technology. Consequently, the teaching of these concepts have become way easier and more attainable. In this regard, developers now have designed so many apps that examine the human body in 3D."


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Mike Burgermeister's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:27 PM

Very usefull for Phys Ed Studies.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, November 17, 2013 2:01 AM

These  may interest science, sport or hep teachers.

Shaneka Ellington's curator insight, November 21, 2013 9:30 PM

This would be a great app to use while studying for anatomy exam.

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Best iPad Apps of 2013 - iPad Insight

Best iPad Apps of 2013 - iPad Insight | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

"2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business apps to wonderful educational apps, to beautiful apps for working with photos and for creating art, music, videos, and more. And of course we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to great iPad games and entertainment apps."

 


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:14 AM

...and the End of Year reviews begin. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 27, 2013 8:14 AM

John. Awesome stuff!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 27, 2013 11:07 PM

Great blog to follow for ipad info, ipad insight.

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The iPad in education: uses, benefits, and challenges


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Joseph Hill Ed.D's curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:12 PM

For those interested in the research and tech integration educational impact cross the northern border...

Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 14, 2013 8:47 AM

Ipad en educación

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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

With iPads, once we begin thinking beyond the confines of a page, anything is possible. Consider the video below created several years ago by two of my students. First they wrote plot summaries. Then they wrote character sketches. From there, they crafted paragraphs about theme, tying the visual and auditory elements of their videos back to the books. Finally, they created storyboards and bibliographies before producing and publishing their final product.


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Romeo Quijano's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:03 PM

Interesting 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 27, 2013 7:19 PM

Worth taking a look at.  How many times have you heard people ask what their students can "do" on the ipad to submit their work.  This will walk you through using the ipad for writing.

Ayoub Idrissi Ouali's curator insight, December 13, 2016 4:42 PM
A new method of writing !
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A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 1, 2013 11:45 AM

Writers and teachers of writing all unite around this cool infographic from CMA

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...
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Some organisational tools, literacy apps and a few gems. 

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8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students | Learning Apps | Scoop.it

For many teachers, online games are the scourge of the classroom – a drain on students’ attention, time and potential. Any educator who has ever tried to teach a lesson using online resources or taken a class in the computer lab has probably experienced the frustration of finding a student on a gaming site instead of sticking to the intended lesson plan. But online games don’t always have to be a distraction


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Some great games including Immune System Defender and Climate Challenge, where students learn about policy making as well as climate change and the environment.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:41 PM

Some interesting games to try out if you want to see what's possible within the realms of education.

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Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topmba.com/blog/online-game-offers-scholarship-route-simon-mba-mba-news
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30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms - Edudemic

30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms - Edudemic | Learning Apps | Scoop.it
BYOD classrooms can address a number of issues. It can solve the problem of not having enough (or any) devices for your classroom.
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