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Literacy 2.0 - Tools, tips, news, and behind-the-scense stuff to help readers of all ages & stages.
Curated by Terry Doherty
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From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post

From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning
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Educators around the world are embracing mobile learning in what is considered a relentless and inevitable march towards the 'flipped' classroom.

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Gary Barclay's curator insight, July 29, 2014 3:56 AM

Most iPads seem to be filled wth Games...this might offer an alternative?

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:46 PM

Lots of good learning opportunities with the portable devices - not just for YouTube!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:30 PM

An important summary to give parents a few options when faced with a technology onslaught!

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How children are using tablets [infographic] | Ebook Friendly

How children are using tablets [infographic] | Ebook Friendly | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
If you know a funny video about the 1-year old who tries to swipe the cover page of the print magazine, you won't be surprised with figures included in an
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Improving Student Writing Using iPads - Dr. Wesley Fryer

"Slides for a series of hands-on iPad workshops by Dr. Wesley Fryer with elementary teachers in Lewisville, Texas, January 23-24, 2014. Learn more on: http://maps.playingwithmedia.com"


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Interesting perspective ... will engaging kids in elementary school translate to the stronger writing we expect of students.

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Gunnar Sewell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:56 AM

While tablets such as the iPad can be a very useful tool for teachers and for student engagement, it is my strong belief that they should never replace or reduce interpersonal activities. Educators must always remember that the push to use technology in the classroom is mainly the result of high tech companies' marketing campaigns. 

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, January 25, 2014 6:31 PM

teachers often underestimate or underuse the power of the iPad

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The new iPad vs Nook Color vs Kindle Fire: Who has the best family tablet? | The Digital Media Diet

The new iPad vs Nook Color vs Kindle Fire: Who has the best family tablet? | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

With the new iPad just released, there’s never been a better time to buy a tablet device. But what’s the best tablet for your whole family? We’ve been an iPad family for a couple years now, but we’ve also enjoyed testing out a Nook Color and Kindle Fire recently, getting both tablets over Christmas. For now I will ignore the other Android-based tablets on the market, since these three are the most popular. What follows are my thoughts and some of the highlights of each device. At the end you will find a comprehensive table I’ve created for comparison (grab your reading glasses since the print is small).

 

Overall, I found that the Kindle Fire and Nook Color tablets were equal as e-readers, but once my family moved away from traditional reading materials into more interactive content ...


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