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Ten iPad Apps every Student should have and how to use them.

Ten iPad Apps every Student should have and how to use them. | Digital Students, Digital Teachers, Digital Classrooms | Scoop.it

"Increasingly, schools are adopting the iPad as the student computing device of choice due to it’s flexibility, hardiness and price point.  The fact is that even with such a great tool you can’t actually do anything substantial on the iPad without some great open-ended apps for students to create content with."


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 7, 2013 4:45 PM

Hadn't seen screen chomp or mind meister, great use tips...open-ended apps are the way to go for education!

 

tammy bailey's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:49 AM

These apps are what the iPad is about for the classroom.  Students need apps that will allow them to create, thus moving them from being a consumer to being a creator.  Personally I like Popplet for mind mapping or inspiration.

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Math Engagement » Creating Equation iBooks with Book Creator

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I stand firm on the idea that students will dig deeper and work harder if they not only are allowed to create in class, but also are able to share. This project hit both those, plus pushed them to research and gather information on their own.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 16, 2013 11:08 AM

This is all about "flipping the learning" where students create the tutorials for each other. This example demonstrates in how to give students ownership to their learning.

 

Thank you to mgleeson for sharing this!

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Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

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"Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves.  These web and iPad apps can turn students into teachers and teachers into super-teachers! Furthermore, most of the apps listed in the infographic are free of charge."


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mariabrean's curator insight, March 2, 2013 2:07 AM

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Brenda Norman's curator insight, March 23, 2013 7:42 AM

This is delicious to look at.

Marlo Payne Thurman's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:37 PM

This info graphic shows multiple ways that our 2e kids can process, retell, and "show" what they know without ever having to put pencil to paper. At last, light at the end of the tunnel for our very visual kids with dygraphia!

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UDL Exchange - Sharing UDL Lessons and Resources

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Welcome to the CAST UDL Exchange!


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 11, 2013 2:30 PM

CAST has announced the release of the UDL Exchange, a free website community that enables educators to create, mix, and share lesson plans and other teaching resources based on universal design for learning principles and aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Discover lesson plans that address the variability of all learners!

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Creative Educator - What Makes a Good Project

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The best way to construct knowledge is to create a sharable learning artifact.

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Video Games and Social Emotional Learning

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A lot of talk, press, and focus in this era of learning is on common core standards and 21st century skills and literacies.  What is often neglected is the importance of building social emotional s...

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Neil Krasnoff's curator insight, February 13, 2013 11:17 AM

Video games often combine elements of social networking. This article is a terrific gateway to resources for anyone that seeks to make video games part of a school community.

William J. Ryan's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:02 AM

The ability to create simulations such as supervisory, leadership, ethical all come together in this type of copmbined toolset.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:12 AM

 In our jargon we sometimes call this SEL.

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An Overview of E-Portfolios | EDUCAUSE.edu

An Overview of E-Portfolios | EDUCAUSE.edu | Digital Students, Digital Teachers, Digital Classrooms | Scoop.it

E-portfolios are a valuable learning and assessment tool. An e-portfolio is a digitized collection of artifacts including demonstrations, resources, and accomplishments that represent an individual, group, or institution. This collection can be comprised of text-based, graphic, or multimedia elements archived on a Web site or on other electronic media such as a CD-ROM or DVD. An e-portfolio is more than a simple collection—it can also serve as an administrative tool to manage and organize work created with different applications and to control who can see the work. E-portfolios encourage personal reflection and often involve the exchange of ideas and feedback.
Three types of e-portfolios are described in this report: student e-portfolios, teaching e-portfolios, and institutional e-portfolios. E-portfolios can support student advisement, career preparation, and credential documentation; the sharing of teaching philosophies and practices; department and program self-studies; and institutional and program accreditation processes. This report defines and categorizes e-portfolios, offers examples of higher education e-portfolio implementations, reviews e-portfolio technology, and addresses adoption issues.


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Karin Gitchel's curator insight, February 26, 2013 7:36 PM

E-portfolios are a valuable learning and assessment tool. An e-portfolio is a digitized collection of artifacts including demonstrations, resources, and accomplishments that represent an individual, group, or institution.

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ClipArt ETC: Free Educational Illustrations for Classroom Use

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IMA-EDU.GR's curator insight, January 19, 2013 6:50 PM
ClipArt ETC: Δωρεάν Εκπαιδευτικά Σκίτσα για χρήση στην τάξη
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De-grade your classroom with narrative feedback

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Years ago, I stopped grading my students. This is shocking to most educators who wonder how assessment can be done without numbers and letters. The answer

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Math Stations: Improve Math Comprehension With Hands-On Activities

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Hands-on activities make math concepts more comprehensible for students. It also makes math more fun. A simple and low-cost method for making your math program more 3-dimension is to create your own math stations.


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New Research Helps Makes Case for Rigorous PBL

New Research Helps Makes Case for Rigorous PBL | Digital Students, Digital Teachers, Digital Classrooms | Scoop.it

Teachers and other "education change agents" who are advocates of project-based learning often find that they have to make the case for PBL to their communities. "They need backup," acknowledged Cindy Johanson, executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) and Edutopia. In her keynote address to PBL World on Thursday, she shared highlights of new research that shows the effectiveness of PBL for achieving rigorous learning outcomes.


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"What's Worth Learning?" is Key Question for PBL Worldwide

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When Claudia Urrea was growing up in Colombia, her family made a point of doing projects together. Whether they were focused on fun -- "building the coolest kite" -- or more practical household matters, projects taught her the value of learning by doing.

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Expert Advice: Make More Time for Play

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Blogger Suzie Boss explores the notion that adventuresome experiences that engage both mind and body are how we learn best.


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The Difference Between Differentiation And Personalized Learning

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The Difference Between Differentiation And Personalized Learning

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Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:14 PM

Good snapshot of the distinction between differentiation and personalized with respect to learning.

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

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Interactive learning Sites for the Classroom

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:36 PM

No HPE here, but heaps of engaging ideas otherwise...

 

Edit! Science - some great body system links for upper/Senior HPE

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interactive sites for education,
Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:04 AM

Great resources to share!

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

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kathy pryor's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:10 AM

15 READING COMPREHENSION APPS

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Personalize Learning: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

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Check out what Personalized Learning will be like in 2013.

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:32 AM
Personnaliser l'apprentissage: 10 prédictions pour l'apprentissage personnalisé pour 2013

Découvrez ce que d'apprentissage personnalisé sera comme en 2013.


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Shirley Pepper's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:28 PM

Ways to empower learners

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Interactive Learning Sites for Math

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 9, 2013 2:54 PM

Do you want a variety of interactive tools to teach math? Interactive Sites for Education has collected interactive math sites for over 25 different math topics. These interactive sites offer multiple ways to represent math content and multiple ways to engage your learners.

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More Tips on Infusing UDL into Your Teaching - Multimedia

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A UVM blog from the Center of Teaching and Learning.

 

"This post focuses on one of the three core principles in UDL: multiple means of representation.

 

This means moving beyond textual representation by presenting information and conceptual knowledge to students in a variety of formats, e.g., images, video, and audio. Not only does research indicate that this practice can enhance student understanding and retention of course content, it can also be used to engage students and prime discussion. Students responding to an image, song or movie clip can spark reflection and debate."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 17, 2013 4:27 PM

This blog offers the steps you need to take to include multimedia as a part of your instruction.

 

>> Step 1:  Finding Multimedia

>> Step 2:  Making Multimedia Accessible

>> Step 3:  Making Multimedia Available on the Web

 

 

 

 

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4 Ways To Enhance Your Teaching With Mind Mapping

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The more efficient your teaching technique the better your students’ comprehension level. This is just one of the benefits of mind mapping and encouraging students to work together as they learn new things.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 17, 2013 11:40 AM

How can you use mind maps in teaching?

Edudemic suggests to try 4 ways: brainstorming, teamwork, presentations and assignments.

Paul Rawlinson's curator insight, January 17, 2013 5:41 PM

Mind mapping is also handy as we plan for the new year.

Mostalac's curator insight, January 28, 2013 1:39 PM

pedagogia digital

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

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There's a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning... it can get overwhelming.

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Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:14 PM

This is a nice visual summary of terms in education technology.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:10 PM

Implementos tecnológicos móviles y mezcla de entornos presenciales y virtuales para potencializar el aprendizaje, van a requerir de estrategias eficaces pedagógicas variadas y diversas para cada caso y situación concreta educativa.

Dolores Gómez's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:50 PM

Para familarizarnos con la terminología.

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Ramping Up Technology for Your Next PBL Project

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In my last post about taking PBL projects up a notch, I focused on integration of subject matters and disciplines. Fittingly, this post focuses on integrating technology. Teachers often adjust and im

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Hands-On Math Learning For Kindergarten and First Grade |

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Hands-On Math Learning For Kindergarten


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Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy)

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Before the start of the school year, many of us want to use the remaining weeks of summer to learn some new skills -- such as project-based learning (PBL).

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Cathy Dobbie's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:57 AM

This is a short article that is a good introduction to PBL, and a good reminder that you may not be able to achieve everything you want in the first instande - implications for teaching in general not just PBL.

Becca Wagman's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:16 PM

I really liked this article because it talks about how to get started with PBL in the classroom. I certainly am nervous about understanding how to apply PBL in my future classroom and the task not be too daunting. This article provides good tips to consider when starting to implement PBL in the classroom!

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When Students Do The Teaching

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Guest blogger Kiera Chase shares the power of students creating lessons and teaching their peers.


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Sophia Vitilio's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:05 PM

I personally thought this was very interesting for several reasons.  One reason being that the students were doing the teaching.  Growing up, I was always helping others, helping 'teach' them things that they did not understand, and this ended up giving me an even more understanding then what I already had.  I think it is really good for students to do the teaching because it really gets them involved and interested in what they have to learn.  

Rachel McGrath's comment, February 19, 2014 11:22 PM
I completely agree. I know that a lot of times the things I can remember the most are those that I taught to someone else who was struggling. In fact if I really wanted to make sure I knew the concepts and would remember it for the test, I PURPOSELY taught it. I have seen a bunch of times where someone understands what the answer is but can't explain it. I feel like practicing that "teaching" aspect of any subject is important. It not only lets you learn to communicate with others well, but it also like you stated gets them involved and interested. Teaching the material is a good way for them to engage and I enjoyed it when teachers I had would have us do this for a topic in class.