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How are tablets, mobile devices, and apps being used to enhance best practices of instruction?
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The best interactive whiteboard/screencast app for iPad

The best interactive whiteboard/screencast app for iPad | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

Using screencasts to make educational videos isn't a particularly new idea, as any 'flipped classroom' proponents will tell you. The author shares a new app I never knew about: Explain Everything. He shares a video that demonstrates its import and export options that he believes is better than other interactive whiteboard programs.

 

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Top 5 Apps for Organizing School Work | Edudemic

Top 5 Apps for Organizing School Work | Edudemic | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

While digital media gives us nearly unlimited access to info, organizing that info is critical–and that’s where these five resources can come in handy. There are hundreds of apps to help students. These are just a few that Edudemic shared.


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Ipad Apps for Teachers | Educational Ipad Apps | Teach.com

Ipad Apps for Teachers | Educational Ipad Apps | Teach.com | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it
Are you interested in bringing technology into your classroom? There's a suite of education Ipad apps available to help you do just that. Learn about them here.

 

1. Alphabytes

2. ABC Pocketphonics

3. Times Table

4. Solar Walk

5. Math Quizzer

6. U.S Geography by Discovery Education

7. Dropbox

8. Evernote

9. Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus

10. Print Magic HD

 

I guess I might have a different list - do recommend Dropbox and like Evernote, but like some other apps more.  I'm finding some different apps depending on the age of the students.


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Getting ready for iPad deployment: ten things I’d wish I’d known about last year

When making the move towards using mobile devices in the classroom, there are a number of practical considerations to bear in mind. This article will draw on the experience we have had this year, i...


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How To Get Best Native Features Of iOS 5 On Your Android Device | Redmond Pie

How To Get Best Native Features Of iOS 5 On Your Android Device | Redmond Pie | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

The latest version of iOS - iOS 5 - packs some pretty nifty features that aren’t readily-available on other platforms such as Android.


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Android for Education resources and apps

Android for Education resources and apps | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

A colleague asked if I could put together a list of some great Android apps for education and some great Android resources for a presentation he is doing on the Kindle Fire. Here's what I came up with:


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AppAdvice - iPhone/iPad App News and Reviews

AppAdvice - iPhone/iPad App News and Reviews | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it
AppAdvice is the leading online and 'onapp' resource covering all thing iOS...

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Mariusz Leś's comment, February 20, 2012 5:08 AM
:-] Be my guest :-)
Mariusz Leś's comment, February 20, 2012 5:22 AM
...and I love your iPad too ;-)
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, February 20, 2012 5:39 AM
:-)))

but...Mariusz....an iPhone is still very much on my wish-list....(and I totally LUV receiving pressies.... ;-)
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OMG: Engaging Students on Their Own Terms

OMG: Engaging Students on Their Own Terms | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

Students spend a lot of time outside of school using high tech forms of communication. Why not capture these skills to improve student learning? Data from a recent Pew Research Center survey shows more than 75 percent of teens own cell phones; 73 percent use online social networking sites; and 38 percent share something online that they created, such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos. A NielsonWire Report found that teenagers averaged 3,339 sent and received texts a month!


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Can Apple Technology Save Education?

Can Apple Technology Save Education? | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

The education crisis in the United States has made headlines for quite some time. While education underperforms and stays largely behind other industries in its technology uptake, many of us have been looking to the promise of personal digital learning to revolutionize the classroom and education.Apple has proven a successful disruptive innovation in business and life with its iPhone, iTunes, and iPad technologies. Now, is it ready to disrupt education?


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Chris Lea's comment, January 21, 2012 11:28 AM
Thanks for all the great work and great links, Nik.
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Fotobabble

This is a great free app for combining voice with images. Just take pictures or upload them from your gallery and then add audio and voice messages to them and share them. Great speaking practice.


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Tablets Will Transform the Classroom

Tablets Will Transform the Classroom | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

Some schools are choosing to scrap textbooks all together in a pioneering pledge to remain at the forefront of technology. For the first time, schools have the opportunity to no longer be years behind with their classroom technology, but actually to be at the starting line, as the interface continues to evolve into a respectable tool for work purposes.


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Donald Clark Plan B: Why m-learning changed my life

Donald Clark Plan B: Why m-learning changed my life | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

 

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My favourite Android applications: Part 2 - my-guides.net

My favourite Android applications: Part 2 - my-guides.net | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it
This is a list with my favourite Apps for Android devices. The best applications to use on your Android mobile device or tablet. (This is a list with my favourite Apps for Android devices.
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PaperPort App - Notetaking using Dragon Dictate and More!

PaperPort App - Notetaking using Dragon Dictate and More! | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

Here is an universally-designed app that we have all been waiting for.  The combination of tools in this app is above the rest and one that can support the broadest range of learners!  Here is just a glimpse of the features:

 

> Quickly take typed and/or free hand notes

> Leverage Dragon voice recognition to capture your ideas and notes simply by speaking

> Leverage powerful annotative tools to quickly mark up documents

> Never miss another detail by adding audio page by page within your notes

> Combine full documents, individual pages, content from the web and notes into a single document.

> Powerful search, copy/paste, reordering and bookmarking tools allow you to quickly navigate your notes while staying organized

> Access and share content using your favorite cloud storage service.

 

Did I say, it is FREE!


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10 excellent, free online education resources - Internet | ThinkDigit Feature Stories

10 excellent, free online education resources - Internet | ThinkDigit Feature Stories | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

Though the years spent from kindergarten through senior year of college may have seemed grueling, they left us with a wealth of knowledge we use in our daily lives (and, hopefully, in our careers).


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Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps | Tony Vincent

Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps | Tony Vincent | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

From the website

 

I kept in mind that some apps are used to practice a discrete skill or present information just one time. Others are creative apps that a learner may use again and again, so it's a challenge to craft a rubric that can be used for a wide span of purposes. I tried to make my rubric work for the broadest range of apps, from drill and practice to creative endeavors, while stressing the purpose for using the app.

 

My rubric also emphasizes the ability to customize content or settings and how the app encourages the use of higher order thinking skills. Admittedly, there are good apps that are not customizable and focus on lower order thinking skills. Factor Samurai, for example, is a fantastic game for identifying prime and composite numbers. It would be nice if the app had flexibility to adjust difficultly, but it's still a good app if it is relevant to the learning purpose.

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Vincent provides his rubric for download and also a significant number of additional resources devoted to app analysis and evaluation from other individuals and organizations. I really appreciate all the work he put into this. 

 

Thanks Jim for curating this!


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What Can You Do WIth An iPad?

Watch on Posterous All apps shown are available in the App Store: Instant Poetry HD Storyrobe Lifecards Screen Chomp Show Me  Toontastic Morfo Popplet Flip It!


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11 Awesome Apps for Students To Try On Their New Android Devices

11 Awesome Apps for Students To Try On Their New Android Devices | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

11 Awesome Apps for Students To Try On Their New Android Devices... If one of your children or students received a new Android device during this holiday season here are eleven apps that you and they should check out.


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Side by Side iPad App Splits Screen for Online Research, Note-Taking and More

Side by Side iPad App Splits Screen for Online Research, Note-Taking and More | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

For many reasons, it can be helpful to view multiple “windows” simultaneously on a single screen. A learner may wish to see more than one source of information while taking notes. Or, someone might want to have a Twitter client or Facebook account open to share what’s being learned and written about. All of this is possible, and more, on the 10 inch iPad screen.


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The future of Ed Tech is “Bring Your Own Device” … BYOD

The future of Ed Tech is “Bring Your Own Device” … BYOD | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it
The future of Ed Tech is “Bring Your Own Device”, (BYOD), and schools will more than likely move away from providing devices for students sooner than later.

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Apple iBooks Author App Lets You Make Your Own Books, Free

Apple iBooks Author App Lets You Make Your Own Books, Free | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

Using the app, which was announced at the same time as a new textbook experience for iPad, users can drag a Word file into a book creation space. The app automatically determines the best way to lay out the book and creates appropriate sections and headers. Users can then drag and resize images within the text and add definitions, photo galleries, movies Keynote presentations and 3D objects.


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Jack Mosel's comment, January 20, 2012 3:41 PM
Mashable site this is hosted on is terrible.. laggy and advertising top heavy.. look for the story's vid on youtube. Ap store is lame as usual and offers ZERO help...
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Creativity at Play | Launchpad Toys

Creativity at Play | Launchpad Toys | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

Makers of the creative learning/animation app, Toontastic. At Launchpad Toys we're creating digital toys and tools that empower kids to create, learn & share their ideas through play. You'll also want to visit their classroom wiki to view lesson plans and more. http://launchpadtoys.com/classroom/wiki/

 

Note the Learning Goals listed by the creators of this app:
"Toontastic is a Creative Learning tool that blends Constructionist and Social Development theories to empower young children to create, learn, and share their ideas through play. Our Learning Goals are threefold:Empower young children to share their ideas and stories with friends and family by bridging the gap between formal writing and imaginative play.Introduce and guide key storytelling principles like Character, Setting, Story Arc, and Emotion to help structure kids’ creative writing.Promote cultural literacy through ToonTube: A Global Storytelling Network for Kids, by Kids."


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Could Doceri be the IWB killer?

Could Doceri be the IWB killer? | mobile devices and apps in the classroom | Scoop.it

The iPad app has all the normal software installed that would expect with your IWB, so you can use different modes such as a whiteboard mode that enables you to write on the board from your iPad using your finger or an additional stylus, or surf the internet and interact with the computer native software, or you can mix the two modes and annotate over web pages or software based applications. The app records your annotations too so that you can play them back as video animations.


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Blooms Taxonomy of Apps

iPad Apps separated by Bloom's Taxonomy...

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iPads in Education III

Updated version of iPads in Education.More examples from the classroom (RT @slideshare: 'iPads in Education III' is featured on our homepage.)...
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