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How To Video: Simple iMovie Intro for iPad

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The most popular post I’ve ever written is 13 Ways to use iMovie in the Classroom, having reached thousands of readers in the first day. I’ve been meaning to follow it up ever since, and now I fina...

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, January 23, 2014 8:38 AM

Gread Article to forward to teachers wanting to use iMovie.

Ashley Wynn's curator insight, August 16, 2014 8:53 AM

This article explains how to use iMovie on a iPad, there is a video begin made through iMovie on a iPad on this specific topic. I find it very interesting that iMovie can be used on iPad the iPad is starting to act as the Mac book. 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 20, 1:45 PM

This is a great tutorial for using iMovie with the iPads.  Having students create videos is a great way to identify what students know.  This can be used as a cumulative project for the whole semester or just a unit of study.

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Bitly - The Power of the Link

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Bitly Brand Tools: Own, understand and activate your best audience through the power of the link.
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I have been using bitly for years to shorten links for students. Instead of writing the long version of the link on the board or even putting it in Coneqt, this way reduces error and gets them to where I want them to be on the web. Bitly can also collect a bunch of links and then you can distribute them to others with one short link. 

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Tech is Ruining Our Memory, But Why?

Tech is Ruining Our Memory, But Why? | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
Joanne Orlando explains the reasons why tech may be hindering our memory in this article featured on Stuff NZ.
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We are now reading more than ever (3 times more since the 1980s) and have access to more infomation than ever before. What is this doing to our memories, and are we really better off handwriting our notes? I type notes, just for the ease I have with then rearranging, sorting and sharing them. This article is about learning how to work well and prioritise our attention. 

Thanks to Greg Port for the original share. 

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5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents

5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Matt Davis has curated a list of resources for parents for using mobile devices and apps with children, tweens, and teens.

Via Chris Carter, Jim Lerman
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This article contains several guides that are excellent for parents and caregivers. From apps to share with kids to fun, engaging family apps, to smartphone safety and information, there is a lot here. It is a little Americanised but the advice is very sound. 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 25, 7:36 PM

I use parent guides so that I can better work with my middle school aged daughter to choose safe, effective apps over less useful alternatives.

Chris Carter's comment, January 25, 10:54 PM
Thank you all for sharing. We need methods of cutting through the noise to find useful information.
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Students Can Build Digital Portfolios with Seesaw for iPad

Students Can Build Digital Portfolios with Seesaw for iPad | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
Cross-posted from my other blog, FreeTech4Teachers.com From the developers of the popular iPad app Shadow Puppet Edu comes a nice new app called Seesaw. Seesaw is a free iPad app through which stud...
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A nice tool for building digital portfolios. We can now do this using Coneqt, but this gives another way in which students can submit work simply by scanning a QR code to join (no accounts) and then uploading it to a space in Seesaw. 

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Who just said, "digital natives?"

Who just said, "digital natives?" | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
It has now been 14 years since Marc Prensky first used the term "digital natives" to refer to people born after 1980, never having known a world without the internet, and social and digital technol...
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Ah Prensky again!

His paper is now 14 years old - the one that divides our technological skills into age brackets. He cited no research, foresaw sweeping changes to education and a few other things. This is a great article that really seeks to nut out what today's students actually need. 

Apparently, it is technology, but it is not MORE technology....

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iPad Literacy 101: Best iTunes U Course for Teachers with iPads

iPad Literacy 101: Best iTunes U Course for Teachers with iPads | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it

Preview and download the course iPad Literacy 101 on iTunes U.

 

"The design of this course is to introduce teachers to using the iPad most efficiently. This course looks at iPad basic operations as well as advanced configurations and use as a teaching tool.  This course also outlines some key applications for use in the classroom. This course is geared toward 8-12 teachers and technology coordinators, but is applicable with some modifications for the junior-high grades. Many of the methods shown here are also usable by parents and students.  We will also look at some of the basic ways your iPad can be used as a teaching tool, consumption, creation and curation device. The iPad 101 course is designed by a teacher for teachers - to make them more efficient users of the device."


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This iTunes U course is one of the best designed for teachers to get the most out of using an iPad in the classroom. There are some ideas in there I had not thought of, and it contains very useful guides. Might be a good thing to add to your list of holiday to-dos!

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What Type of Presenter Are You? - Make a Powerful Point

What Type of Presenter Are You? - Make a Powerful Point | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it

“ Different people have different strengths when presenting, depending on their presenter types. Find out what yours, and how to make them work for you.”


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This is a great insight into your presentation skills. I came out with a completely different one than I thought I would be! Gives an idea of your strengths and weaknesses when presenting content. 


Apparently, I am a storyteller... better get a story ready for my big presentation on Wednesday! 

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Flipped Learning Book: Bergmann & Sams

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Flipped Learning (FLPNEW)
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I have just finished reading this fantastic book by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. This is the next step along from flipping your classroom - flipping as a philosophy of teaching and learning. I particularly like how they argue for this sort of learning to engage students. I have not found any other form of learning that allows me to talk to every student in every class, every day. 

Anyone at Prendiville - feel free to borrow, just let me know!

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Doodling: A Teacher's Secret Weapon for Unlocking Learning | Edudemic

Doodling: A Teacher's Secret Weapon for Unlocking Learning | Edudemic | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
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Why do millions of people doodle?

What does it do to the brain?

How does it help you solve problems creatively?


I stopped doodling in my books and while I was on the phone, because I was told that it was not useful and showed I was not paying attention. But, I have learned that it can actually can do more than just distract - in fact, it can help me focus. 


Watch the TED talk. Sunni Brown's explanation of how we learn to draw as children - we meander and then conform - and why we stop drawing is so very interesting. 

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A Wonderful Interactive Whiteboard App Is Now Free: Grab It

A Wonderful Interactive Whiteboard App Is Now Free: Grab It | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
November 10, 2014
The poplar Stage Pro is now available for free download in the iTunes stores here in Canada and the States (not sure if this deal applies to other parts of the world) . This deal is...

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This app is now free and YES in Australia as well. I am super excited. Stage Pro combines a document camera with an interactive whiteboard for lessons where you can record, write over and play back live video. Great for flipped lessons or for feedback to students. 

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, November 11, 2014 6:56 AM

Tämä on helppokäyttöinen ja ilmainen myös Suomessa.

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Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.
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A really interesting article that quotes a study showing that teachers have a greater use of, and understanding, of, technology than their students do. This builds the argument that tech skills must be taught, and that students do not acquire them merely from hanging out on Facebook, watching Youtube videos and taking snapchats! Take that, Marc Prensky!

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
October 23, 2014
Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video...

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Whiteboard animation is fun and easy to do. Students enjoy drawing, filming, speeding it up and narrating over the top. This film technique has been used to great effect lately, and this is a way to show students how to create the effect for themselves - or you could do it for them in a flipped learning context. 

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The 60in60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes [2014 Version]

The 60in60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes [2014 Version] | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Brandon Lutz

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:19 AM

Amazing!

Jon Samuelson's comment, October 21, 2014 12:28 PM
Why only 32 tools? I feel like I was involved in a bait and switch.
Chris Carter's comment, October 21, 2014 8:18 PM
I have that very question in to Brandon Lutz, the sites's creator and editor.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Four Ways to Create Digital Records of Physical Items Your Students Create

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Ways to Create Digital Records of Physical Items Your Students Create | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
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This is a useful resource for arts teachers that want to create records. Aside from the use of Folios in SEQTA Coneqt (something our school will explore in 2015) here are four other tools that allow for keeping records and reflecting on progress. Seesaw is also in this list (profiled further down). 

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Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

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You don't have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations for work, a talk, or school. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it's your desktop, a PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we're looking at five of the best.

Via Maria Margarida Correia
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Get away from 'death by powerpoint' and try something else for your presentations in the new school year. Best of all, no download needed as these are all browser-based. 

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Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube

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January 25, 2015
YouTube is definitely one of the best platforms for searching and accessing  educational video resources. We have already covered several ways teachers can leverage the...

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Here is a list of all the ways in which YouTube can be used in the classroom - including smart searching, removing distraction,s saving edited, videos, chopping out unnecessary content and more. Click the little boxes under the graphic for more info. Many of these tools are free and accessible through a browser. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Twine - An Open-source Program for Writing Choose Your Own Adventure Stories

Free Technology for Teachers: Twine - An Open-source Program for Writing Choose Your Own Adventure Stories | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
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Twine: this is a new online software application that allows you to write clickable adventure stories using a sticky-note grid. This will be PERFECT for a python programming project where students need to plan a story before coding. It would also make a great starter in an English class, or a short project as extension. The visual nature of Twine's sticky note interface could help students see how parts of a story work together, and encourage them to think of creative, alternate endings for both their own work and for others'. 

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Knowmia: Curated Videos for Teachers

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Knowmia...

- offers a collection of curated videos that have been vetted by teachers for quality and accuracy;

- has launched with 7,000 videos organized under the main headings of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, and World Languages.

 

Users are encouraged to contribute so I expect that the collection will grow rapidly.

 

Most of the content is drawn from Youtube and Vimeo.

 

There is also a free iPad app, with effective tutorial support, that appears to be a powerful and extremely flexible tool for creating video lessons for upload to knowmia’s collection (Requires iOS 5.0 or later). Hopefully, an Android option will be available soon.


Via John Dalziel
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Lots of great content on Knowmia but do keep in mind that it is a subscription service. 

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The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it

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There are some fantastic new tools here for making videos - suitable for both teachers making flipped content videos in their subject area and for students to show what they know. 

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High-rise school for heart of city

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Perth set for first high-rise school with a building in William St to be converted to classrooms.
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This new school opening in a disused city office block in Perth is going to be really interesting! I have heard some great things about how they plan to embrace 21st century learning. Looking forward ot checking it out once it opens!

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5 TED Talks Teachers Should Watch With Students | Edudemic

5 TED Talks Teachers Should Watch With Students | Edudemic | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
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This is an excellent collection of short TED talks, on topics from gaming and almost-failing to progress, teaching and innovation. The author suggests it would be good to watch these with students - watch them yourself first and grab a little inspiration.  

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Let the kids play their video games, it's good for them!

Let the kids play their video games, it's good for them! | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
But, thanks to a growing body of research, momentum is building behind video games and their legitimacy as tools for learning.

"Research has found that video games encourage hands-on learning, critical thinking and collaboration," Dr Curwood said. "In addition to that, they motivate children and young adults to explore new content, develop new literacy skills and engage in self-directed learning, and this occurs both in school and out-of-school contexts."

The use of video games is covered in the new Australian curriculum and is recognised as an effective way of engaging students.

Bianca Hewes, an English teacher at Davidson High School, has introduced a video game elective for Year 9 students and next month the school will hold a video games appreciation day.

Via Kim Flintoff
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I have been doing some research in game-based learning and there is a lot to suggest that gaming has a positive effect on critical thinking and problem solving. As with anything, it it to be taken in moderation, but if it engages students we should be looking at ways in which inclusive and useful games can be incorporated into the curriculum. Even mining companies use game-based learning to help their employees become more motivated about  issues such as safety and risk assessment!

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KidsIncSBTZ's curator insight, November 20, 2014 11:32 PM

Imagination is Everything!

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Poetica: Collaboratively edit documents

Poetica: Collaboratively edit documents | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
Whether you’re writing a blog post, email, or job application, an extra pair of eyes can really help get your message across. Poetica makes it easy to ask friends and colleagues for instant feedback on your text. It’s for anything you’re struggling to write, anywhere on the web.
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This is a nice little alternative to Google Docs and Etherpad - I like the layout and the ease of editing. Feedback is becoming increasingly important for both teachers as professionals and for our students - this is one way in which it can be delivered in real time. 

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11 Useful Tips for Managing iPads in the Classroom

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» 11 Useful Tips for Managing iPads in the Classroom |

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A neat inforgraphic with some good tips for managing iPads. Particularly important to have clear expectations and cues for how students are to be using their devices (covers closed, eyes up; snooze it or lose it; standing at the back of the room).

 

Remember, you must be mobile in a mobile classroom. 

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, October 16, 2014 10:07 AM

Many thanks to Sean Junkins for creating this infographic for my post "11 Useful Tips for Managing iPads in the Classroom"

tony stock's curator insight, October 17, 2014 11:00 PM

Not all applicable to the context of TEFL ESL but every tip is worth considering in the EFL classroom as well. cheers Lisa J.

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iOS 8.1 is out, and here's everything that's changed - iMore

iOS 8.1 is out, and here's everything that's changed - iMore | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology, iPads... | Scoop.it
iOS 8.1 was released a short time ago. Among the hallmark features are the addition of Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with new features and functionality like MMS/SMS Handoff support on supported Macs. There's a lot of other stuff besides. Here's the complete list, according to Apple's release notes:

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