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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

" Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Here are “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities:”

 


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WEAC's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:34 PM

If you work with students with learning disabilities, you will definitely want to browse through this list of helpful iPad apps.

Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, April 22, 2014 7:29 AM

Hagamos uso del clic derecho traducir , es muy  intresante

Pam Furney's curator insight, April 24, 2014 8:33 PM

This appears to be a useful list, not only for those with reading disabilities but for beginning readers, as well. 

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Worldwide Country Comparison

Worldwide Country Comparison | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"MyLifeElsewhere allows you to compare your home country with different countries around the world. Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born somewhere else?"


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HumdeBut's curator insight, January 29, 4:15 AM

pas vraiment à jour, mais les comparaisons sont souvent étonnantes !

Emma Boyle's curator insight, January 30, 10:25 AM

Also try "If It Were My Home"

HG Académie de Rennes's curator insight, Today, 1:56 AM

Un site d'une grande simplicité d'utilisation bien qu'en anglais. Le principe est de choisir deux pays dans un menu déroulant pour en comparer les principaux indicateurs de développement sous la forme de petites infographies très pédagogiques.
La comparaison est évidemment un processus de raisonnement à mettre en place pour situer et caractériser en géographie. On songera ainsi à l'utilisation d'un tel outil dans le cadre de l'étude des inégalités de développement en classe de 5e et de Seconde, mais aussi pour une mise en perspective sur les Territoires dans la mondialisation en classe de 4e afin de caractériser un PMA, un pays émergent, un pays développé (cf. exemple réalisé pour l'illustration).

Dernière information sur ce site, les statistiques utilisées proviennent des bases de données open source de la CIA américaine.

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Free online textbooks from top school - BBC News

Free online textbooks from top school - BBC News | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A leading private school, with some of the best results in England, is publishing digital textbooks which are available to download free online.

The Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge is publishing 12 multimedia textbooks for IGCSE biology.

They are being made available on Apple's iBooks online store to use on iPad tablet computers.

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Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia

Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.

Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 7, 2014 9:08 AM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

William Griffin's curator insight, December 7, 2014 9:04 PM

The idea of teaching children how to code is a great one.  Technology has rapidly changed the world and all of it stems from coding.  Just like most skills, the sooner its learned, the more time it can be mastered, and ultimately effectiveness is maximized.  

AnnC's curator insight, December 8, 2014 6:31 PM

Starting early - preparing for the future?

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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 2014 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 2014 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Coolwired's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

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50 resources for using an iPad, Android tablet in class - ZDNet

50 resources for using an iPad, Android tablet in class - ZDNet | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Seeking tips for using mobile devices in class? Check out these articles, how-to guides and tutorials.

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Julio Hinojo Lopez's curator insight, November 13, 2014 10:57 AM

Una pena que las nuevas tablets de la Junta de Andalucía no permitan la fácil instalación de cualquier app de nuestro interés!!! :(

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An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D | TechCrunch

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D  | TechCrunch | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object...

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:05 PM

Maker culture is becoming more ubiquitous...

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The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Two weeks ago, we published a literary map of Brooklyn, highlighting the books we felt best represented the neighborhoods in which they were set. Compiling the list of books for that map had us thinking about what it means for a story to not just be from a place, but also of it, and why it is that some places have an abundance of literary riches (we’re looking at you, American South), while others, well, don’t. There are those stories that so beautifully evoke a time and a place and a way of life that it becomes close to impossible to separate the literary perception of a place from its reality—one winds up informing the other.  All [books on this states list] are literary in voice and spirit; every last one will let you understand a time and place in a more profound way than you maybe thought possible.


Tags: English.


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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:03 AM

This looks neat! How many of these books have you read?

 

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GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.


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MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 8:57 AM

Every teacher should create a list of apps that work/don't work for their teaching purposes.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:28 AM

I really appreciate the early childhood apps. I'm gonna recommend them to my students' parents

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The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
If Minecraft has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they’re talking about anymore, you’re in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century skills such as creativity, innovation, and collaboration, your kids’ obsession can be overwhelming. Perhaps most puzzling is that every waking moment they’re not playing Minecraft, they’re in front of YouTube watching Minecraft.

For fans — and they are legion — Minecraft YouTube videos are a huge part of their enjoyment of the game. There are tutorials (for ideas on new things to create), “Let’s Play” videos (footage of people playing the game), challenges (new gameplay ideas to try), mod showcases (which show off cool thing kids can download to modify their Minecraft worlds), and more.

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The Hour of Code is coming - CODE.org

The Hour of Code is coming - CODE.org | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed.Ages 4 to 104."


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Juan Orozco's curator insight, October 17, 2014 10:20 AM

Every school should get involve with this project. Say YES to the Hour of Code.

Gust MEES's curator insight, October 17, 2014 10:45 AM

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed.Ages 4 to 104.


JOIN IT!


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5 Powerful iPad Apps to Help Teachers Organize Their Workflow ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Powerful iPad Apps to Help Teachers Organize Their Workflow ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
There are now a wide variety of iPad apps that you can use to organize your life and create an effective workflow. In this regard, I handpicked for you some really interesting apps that you should definitely consider to enhance your productivity. These apps provide a bunch of excellent features such as : easy ways to create to-do lists, scheduled notifications, reminders, notifications of upcoming tasks and events, and many more. Some of these apps are also integrated with Google and Google Apps accounts .

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, October 9, 2014 5:43 PM

Love a bit of organisational brilliance! Thanks for sharing @joevans

 

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Epic: Tons of Books Available on iPad! - teachingwithipad.org

Epic: Tons of Books Available on iPad! - teachingwithipad.org | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Epic (iTunes link) was created because the developers noticed that when kids used iPads, they were often playing games or viewing videos. They wanted to make it easy for kids to access tons of great books without needing to ask their parents for permission and for money each time a new book is desired. After all, adults often use tablets for reading, why shouldn't kids have the same accessibility when wanting to read?

 

Epic streams thousands of books for kids to explore. Included are easy-readers for early readers. There are non-fiction books too. My son is toddler-aged, and enjoys reading books with simple text, rhyme and repetition."


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Minecraft for Moms - What You Need to Know - Sunshine and Hurricanes

Minecraft for Moms - What You Need to Know - Sunshine and Hurricanes | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"It seems like everywhere you look these days, a hot technology topic when it comes to kids is MINECRAFT.  Considering all the gaming apps that are out there, it can be hard for parents to navigate the good from the bad and even harder to understand how best to monitor and manage their kids usage of them.

 

Okay, so here are the main points you want to know:"

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, October 5, 2014 6:42 AM

Fantástico juego para aprender geometría y muchas cosas más.....

magnus sandberg's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:50 AM

Great post. I would like to highlight the point of parents playing together with the kids. And I hope the father of the family is allowed a little screen time also after the kids have gone to bed. Fathers need that. :) 

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MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and Learning Publishing Council. We’ve brought together what we felt would be the most relevant highlights of Jordan’s reporting to create a dynamic, in-depth guide that answers many of the most pressing questions that educators, parents, and life-long learners have raised around using digital games for learning.


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CTD Institute's curator insight, January 23, 2:59 PM

Great guidelines for parents & educators.

Claude Emond's curator insight, January 24, 7:58 AM

Digital games and learning to lead together for change

callooh's curator insight, Today, 12:44 PM

Mainly considers uses in K-12 but lot's of the findings are generally applicable..

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11 - Record Lessons and Presentations with Swivl - Instructional Tech Talk

11 - Record Lessons and Presentations with Swivl - Instructional Tech Talk | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Swivl is talked about this week on ETYSK. Jeff talks with the CEO of Swivl about how this great EdTech tool is being used in the classroom.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 29, 2014 5:11 AM

Great tutorial how you can use Swivl for creating presentations and lessons.

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Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School

Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Creating narrated slideshows is one of the easiest ways to introduce students to digital storytelling practices. Students can create narrated slideshows to illustrate and explain their research findings, to tell a personal story, or to outline the framework for a story that will written down later. The following three iPad apps all provide an easy way to create narrated slideshows.

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 19, 2014 5:38 AM

PDF aqui

http://www.kqed.org/assets/pdf/news/MindShift-GuidetoDigitalGamesandLearning.pdf

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 19, 2014 6:16 PM

This has great implications for Humanities and Social Sciences teaching - gaming as learning.

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Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers

Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
We believe that one of the most important challenges educators face today is to prepare kids for the world that awaits them after they leave the classroom -- those "21st century skills" you keep hearing about. We've created the free resources below to support and inspire you and your students in facing that challenge.

Also, be sure to visit the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, where you'll find thousands of topics that have been created and successfully used by educators in their own Collaborize Classroom® sites.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:15 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:49 AM

These are outstanding resources to add to your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom - Mind/Shift

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom - Mind/Shift | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"While more teachers are using digital games in the classroom, how they decide which games to use and why is less standardized, according to a teacher survey of 694 K-8 teachers by the Games and Learning Publishing Council called Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games.

The report finds that teachers learn about games through informal means, such as peers within the school or school district, and could benefit from more explicit training programs. By not having a more formal process, the report finds that “teachers may not be getting exposure to the broader range of pedagogical strategies, resources, and types of games that can enhance and facilitate digital game integration.”


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Christie Burke's curator insight, October 28, 2014 1:43 PM

So a quick session on gamification (turning lessons into game-oriented learning experiences) would be helpful for moving forward, but so would a session on the skills that students can build through existing games. 

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Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com

Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code - theguardian.com | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I am a proud geek and father of three young children. I taught myself to code Basic at the age of 12 on my father’s Commodore 64, and I actively encourage my children to be enthused by the notion of building with digital tools. But I don’t necessarily agree with the notion that every child must learn how to code.

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asli telli's curator insight, October 23, 2014 5:22 AM

Code, Program or both?

Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:25 AM

Have been reading a lot about coding lately. "programming" as opposed to "coding"

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iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius

iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Though more than two years into my school’s implementation of project based learning, yesterday, I found myself excited all over again. I was helping a second grade teacher enhance her landforms PBL by using Padlet as part of the KWL process and suddenly realized that this approach to student-centered learning has truly become a part of who we are as a school.

My adventures in combining PBLs and iPads began with a gift of two carts. I had just started taking the PBLU online courses when the head of our independent pre-k through eighth grade school challenged each grade-level team to teach one unit using the PBL approach while finding authentic ways to draw in iPads. As the lower school technology integration person, I immediately went on a quest to find a guinea pig willing to plan and co-teach a PBL unit incorporating iPads. This is the story of that first experience. . .

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, October 18, 2014 1:05 PM

Ideas for PBL in elementary classrooms!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 19, 2014 8:59 PM

Thx John Evans!

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 AM

Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 14, 2014 5:38 AM

Awesome educational...

Don Breedwell's curator insight, December 17, 2014 8:22 PM

This is great for students who can use an and iPad to allow them to "hear" a message, set of instructions repeatedly, or repeat passages for memorization. Definitely something for Special Needs students too. 

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Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As a language-based disorder, dyslexia is often associated with speech problems, word recognition and spelling difficulties. Dyslexic people are not abnormal people. They are like anybody else. They have learning capabilities and are able to achieve and perform better when provided with the necessary kind of help and the right environment to thrive in.

Technology now can do a lot  towards helping dyslexic students learn better. In today's post I am sharing with you this excellent collection of iPad apps curated specifically for teachers and parents to use with their dyslexic kids. These apps are divided into different areas including: letter formation and identification, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, sentence structure, early reading, text to speech, handwriting recognition, story creation and many more. All of these apps are hyperlinked , clicking on the app icon will take you to its page on iTunes store. I am not really sure who is behind this wonderful work but I came across it on this Scoop.it page.

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The Perfect Storm for Maker Education by Jackie Gerstein

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education by Jackie Gerstein | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 7, 2014 3:46 AM

Looks promising

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 7, 2014 3:46 AM

Looks promising

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, October 9, 2014 10:16 AM

The "Maker " Movement etc. - What do you make of it?