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Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun App for Learning to Identify Plants and Animals

Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun App for Learning to Identify Plants and Animals | Motivating Kids | Scoop.it

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10 Apps for Social Supports and Behavior

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Children with learning disabilities sometimes have social and behavioral challenges. These mobile apps may help them learn and practice connecting with others.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 26, 2014 2:07 PM

 "Children and teens with learning disabilities sometimes have a hard time with social skills and behavior, including reading or communicating nonverbal signals. The following mobile apps may provide your child or teen with some high-tech support. Although we did extensive research on available apps, we also learned that just because “there’s an app for that” it doesn’t mean that it’s right for everyone."


Darla Hatton and her teenage daughter have reviewed these 10 apps in Apple products for you to try out.


> iEarnedThat

> Hidden Curriculum for Kids

> Model me Going Places

> Tap to Talk

> Verbally

> Middle School Confidential 1

> Middle School Confidential 2

> Cyber Bullying

> Angry Octopus

> Your Turn - Kid Timer

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:42 AM

Some of these look really promising. I think you could use some of these apps with all kinds of kids, especially younger kids!

Tony Ges's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:36 PM

Great autism spectrum apps!

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5 iPad apps for the Productive 21st Century Student | iPad Insight

5 iPad apps for the Productive 21st Century Student | iPad Insight | Motivating Kids | Scoop.it

"When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the iPad age I think things would have been different. The following 5 apps have been tried and tested by me and my students and rank highly as apps which work brilliantly to keep work organised in the cut and thrust of a busy school day."


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A Guide to the iPad in Primary Education - iLearn2

A Guide to the iPad in Primary Education - iLearn2 | Motivating Kids | Scoop.it

"A Guide to the iPad in Primary Education is an illustrated reference book to guide teachers through using the iPad successfully within the Primary Curriculum. Written by Adam Foster, an experienced Primary School Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, the eBook is divided into chapters covering:

 

- Management of iPads.
- Maximising the iPad's camera.
- Teaching with the iPad.
- iPad Workflows and Pupil Examples.
- Film-making, screen-casting and eBook creation.
- Early Years and more.

The book also includes over 40 minutes of video tutorials and many classroom based ideas for all year groups."


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Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom - Edutopia

Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom - Edutopia | Motivating Kids | Scoop.it

"Think back 20 years. Pay phones still worked, and only doctors carried pagers. Laptops weighed as much as bowling balls, and few of us had Internet access. In fact, much of what we now consider commonplace -- Google, email, WiFi, texting -- was not even possible. If that was 20 years ago, where are we going in the next 20?

 

We are all going mobile! Tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks -- and yet, these devices only serve as the most recent iteration of mobile technology in the classroom. Remember Netbooks? How about those old-school Macbooks that looked like toilet seat covers? What if we go back further? What about chalk and slate?"

 


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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | Motivating Kids | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:40 PM

iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:44 AM

Great resources!

Erin Schettler's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:47 AM

This is an AMAZING compilation of apps to aid struggling readers!

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10 Strategies To Reach The 21st Century Reader

10 Strategies To Reach The 21st Century Reader | Motivating Kids | Scoop.it

"Like thinking, reading in the 21st century is different than in centuries past, endlessly linked in an increasingly visible web of physical and digital media forms.

So in this context of media abundance, what does the modern, 21st century look like? How can we appeal to their interests?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 7, 2014 9:25 PM

This post provides more than the 10 strategies to reach our students, it begins with a look at:

* Media Design in the 21st Century

* What it Means to be Authentic

* Media as Schema

* What "21st Century" Literature Teachers Do

and then moves on to the 10 strategies. Several of the strategies are below (quoted from the post). Click through to the post to read more.

* Use combinations of media–classic and modern together, leveraging one against the other

* Allow students to pick media while you pick themes and standards

* Insist all writing “leaves the classroom” and is published–then design units accordingly

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5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Motivating Kids | Scoop.it

"There are times when taking a note in a written format is not a practical option. You might for instance be attending a lecture or a conference or you might simply prefer to listen to your recorded notes instead of reading them, in these cases apps such as the ones below are what you will use for audio note taking. While keeping the basic note taking features, all of these apps are fantastic for recording notes and adding audio to your notes. I invite you to check out the selection I have below and share with us what you thin about it."


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Genie Alva's comment, January 30, 2014 1:43 PM
Thank you very much John Evans!
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:55 PM

Useful ideas

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 2014 6:18 PM

Useful tools for those students who aren't big writers or need support with writing. 

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The ABCs of Digital Citizenship - TeachThought

The ABCs of Digital Citizenship - TeachThought | Motivating Kids | Scoop.it

"In thinking recently of all of the different strands of digital citizenship–human, legal, media-based, technological, and so on–it occurred to me that citizenship online was really not much different than citizenship in person.

That is, it’s complicated."


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congerjan's curator insight, February 4, 2014 8:53 AM

Even the youngest user of the Internet should know something about digital literacy, copyright, and a sense of what they put on the Internet now will last forever.

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16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read | Motivating Kids | Scoop.it

"For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read.  And the latter might need a little extra—shall we call it encouragement?—to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids—even the most book-phobic—to read, read and read some more."


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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, July 11, 2013 6:56 AM

Apps que fomentan la lectura.

stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:28 AM

A nice new summary of good reading Apps

Dave Sharp's curator insight, May 10, 7:13 PM
Reading apps allow students to overcome difficulties with reading skills. With sound and visual effects students become engaged with the app and can be used for many ages.