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50 Of The Best Resources For iPads In Education - Teachers With Apps

50 Of The Best Resources For iPads In Education - Teachers With Apps | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
This post is about tech, 50 of the best resources for Ipads in Education, used different ways involving iPads and education in and out of classroom.

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As I work with student on their projects, it is great to have some new presentation apps to suggest.  

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Slideshow building app Haiku Deck launches for iPhone | TechHive

Slideshow building app Haiku Deck launches for iPhone | TechHive | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
This new companion app lets you control a slideshow displayed from your iPad with your iPhone.
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This app challenges the presenter to create a streamlined presentation with minimal text.  Haiku Deck offers great images!

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Digital Literacy free learning materials from: SWGfL

Digital Literacy free learning materials from: SWGfL | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it

These free materials are designed to empower pupils and students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Find the lessons that are just right for your classroom.

 

Browse by Key Stage or Year Group, for cross-curricular lessons which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.


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Many of these lessons could be integrated into library instruction.  Also available as free download from iTunes.

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, March 2, 10:15 AM

Some of these materials could be adapted for use in FE and Skills

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 2, 2:30 PM

Foundation to Year 10 resources and lessons from the UK.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 3, 9:02 PM

Digital literacy tools by grade will guide teachers with choosing technology to suit literacy levels.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Theoretical underpinning for librarians working with students who are creating and curating content.

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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 8:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 8:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 27, 11:20 PM

Yes, I agree !

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The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning - Edudemic

The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning - Edudemic | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
There's a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom. What are those differences, you ask?

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Great chart for librarians to use in developing collaborative projects with colleagues.

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Five Essentials To Create Connected Students (EdSurge News)

Five Essentials To Create Connected Students (EdSurge News) | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it

"But being connected isn’t just for socializing; it’s a life skill. When untrained students get online, they treat academic writing online as if it were social media. They write sloppily and don't think of hyperlinking. If they do, it is often a long pasted link instead of a contextual link. In this connected world, there are invisibly disconnected kids, disconnected from the knowledge they need to be successful."


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Encouraging students to curate their academic work. is something we should all be doing.  Portfolios are a great way for students to present themselves to colleges, employers or internships.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:32 PM

Significant roles we all have in the connected world. Crucial that students understand these.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:23 AM

Curate your digital footprint!

Allan Booth's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:51 AM

some good insights

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How To Use iPads For Personal Professional Development - Edudemic

How To Use iPads For Personal Professional Development - Edudemic | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
Before I rush ahead with how I am going to roll out this device in my classrooms, I need to effectively incorporate it into my life and figure out how to use iPads to make me a better teacher.

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Our faculty spent nearly two years using the iPad before became a 1:1 campus.  Becoming comfortable with the device is key to effective classroom use.

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25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College

25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
Dude. College isn't exactly a walk in the park. Thankfully, these 25 apps will help make your experience a little easier.

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This selection of reference, productivity and time management tools are a basis for students heading to college.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, August 9, 2013 6:08 AM
I couldn't get the link to work so here it is again: http://mashable.com/2013/08/08/apps-for-college/ . You will like the Easy Bib app. It works like magic.
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How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic

How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
Social media posts and videos are cropping up in academic publications more and more. This chart shows just how to cite social media with ease.

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Ian Marc Smith's curator insight, May 22, 2013 3:32 AM

Just when we thought Social Media was a fad!

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23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow

23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
Project-Based Learning is a method of giving learners access to curriculum in authentic ways that promote collaboration, design, imagination, and innovation while also allowing for more natural integration of digital and social media.

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, December 31, 2012 7:53 AM

As more schools transition to 1:1 programs, many teachers ask for tips and strategies for using iPads in the classroom in transformative ways. Here are just a few possibilities.

Lou Salza's curator insight, January 2, 2013 3:52 PM

"The iPad is not magic, and as many educators have found integrating them meaningfully is by no means a just-add-water proposition.

The same applies to Project-Based Learning.

Project-Based Learning is a method of giving learners access to curriculum in authentic ways that promote collaboration, design, imagination, and innovation while also allowing for more natural integration of digital and social media. Below we’ve offered 23 ways that the iPad can be used in your classroom. While given strategies may or may not fit exactly into your curriculum or grade level, consider them instead as a kind of board of ideas to inspire your own thinking. If “Designing a tire” is beyond the ability of your 4th graders (and you’re certain of that), what else might they design instead? If analyzing narrative design sounds below your college freshman, what might them “consume and design” instead?

Note that the visual is also arranged in a kind of visual spectrum, as our past visuals have been. But this time, rather than being distributed by complexity, it is instead laid out in terms of the kind of workflow a learner might encounter in a 21st century, K-20, project-based learning environment."

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This is Me: RU Digitally Ready? Home of Digital Literacy and Digital Identity learning materials

This is Me: RU Digitally Ready? Home of Digital Literacy and Digital Identity learning materials | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it

"The This Is Me project looked at ways of helping people to learn more about what makes up their Digital Identity (DI) and at ways of developing and enhancing it. “Digital Identity” is made up of multiple parts – it isn’t just what we have published about ourself on the web, but also includes things other people have published about us.

 

The JISC funded Digitally Ready project, part of the Developing Digital Literacies programme has enabled us to further the work done on the Eduserv funded This Is Me project."


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Geek of the Week: Craig Simmons on the future of libraries in the digital age

Craig Simmons, our latest Geek of the Week, didn't originally plan to pursue a career in technology.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Subtext & Tellaga...

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"Subtext and Tellagami are two amazing free apps that can expand the way you discover information about each student’s reading comprehension.
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We are using Subtext to promote critical reading in our Junior English classes.

 

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Develop Web Search Challenges for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Develop Web Search Challenges for Students | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it

"I spent the last two days working with teachers in Grande Prairie, Alberta. One of the activities that we did yesterday was develop our own Google Search challenge activities. We used the basic model of the Google a Day Challenges combined with some of the obfuscation methods that Daniel Russell uses in his weekly search challenges. I've outlined the basic process below."


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Excellent way to challenge students to harness Google and search with greater skill.

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How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities.
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Data to support the ways that libraries evolve to meet changing community needs.

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

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See the end of the article for 3 insights educators should reflect upon.  I am adding Gardner's upcoming book to my reading list.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:35 AM

I am a fan of Gardner and his Five MInds for the Future. This new work is needed and I like the emphasis on designing learning to work with these multiple intelligences. In this world of rapid change and increasing complexity, learning is THE competitive advantage we can control. 

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:39 AM

For me the most important is moral and emotional intelligence, than cognitive and other that HG did discover.

Rhiannon Boyd's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:33 PM

From the article: 

 "On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our “multiple intelligences.” The basic idea is simplicity itself. A belief in a single intelligence assumes that we have one central, all-purpose computer—and it determines how well we perform in every sector of life. In contrast, a belief in multiple intelligences assumes that we have a number of relatively autonomous computers—one that computes linguistic information, another spatial information, another musical information, another information about other people, and so on." - HG

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50 Of The Best Resources For iPads In Education - Teachers With Apps

50 Of The Best Resources For iPads In Education - Teachers With Apps | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
This post is about tech, 50 of the best resources for Ipads in Education, used different ways involving iPads and education in and out of classroom.

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As I work with student on their projects, it is great to have some new presentation apps to suggest.  

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11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own

11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
11 sample BYOT policies to help a school or district create their own.

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Pedagogy Wheel for iPads in Education | Inter-tech Education

Pedagogy Wheel for iPads in Education | Inter-tech Education | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
Love this! "Padagogy" Wheel for iPads in Education #ipaded #ipad #mlearning #edchat #ict4e http://t.co/XhBWvpOA1q
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We told our teacher we didn't need you here!

We told our teacher we didn't need you here! | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
How can we help today’s ‘digitally literate’ learners critically evaluate online sources?

 

I remember being asked by a Music Technologies tutor at an FE college to deliver a session to his learners about how to search and evaluate information online effectively, only to be greeted by the refrain “We told our teacher we don’t need you here!”

 

Naturally, I was a little disheartened initially, but when we started to explore the topic I realised that the learners had only really begun to scratch the surface of an area in which we are all constantly learning...


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:26 AM

Blog post on the Jisc RSC Regional Support Centres' web site

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Hoax article detailing fake war stayed up on Wikipedia for five years

Hoax article detailing fake war stayed up on Wikipedia for five years | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
For the last five years, those who spend their time procrastinating on Wikipedia could read up on a 17th century war between colonial Portugal and India’s Maratham Empire known as the “Bicholim Co
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Guest post #16 – The future of libraries: a time for new heroes… by Dave Coplin

Guest post #16 – The future of libraries: a time for new heroes… by Dave Coplin | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
Today, many of us walk around with more computing power in our pockets than used to sit on our desks just a few short years ago. We are more connected, more engaged and more in control of our lives...
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A review of ‘Twitter for Research’

A review of ‘Twitter for Research’ | Librarians as Change Agents | Scoop.it
This is a round-up of the content, reaction and response to the Twitter for Research session I gave here in Cambridge last week. The session was attended by a relatively small audience of 30 (acade...
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