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34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought

34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

"Blended learning is a potentially powerful way of mixing the power of asynchronous access with face-to-face facilitation and instruction.

It’s this mixing of old and new that makes it tempting for many schools and districts wanting to dip their toes in the water of eLearning and far-reaching technology access while still depending on the expertise and training of human teachers."


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Manuel Jesús Fdez. 's curator insight, May 5, 2014 7:04 AM

#TUTOR_intef

John Evans's curator insight, May 16, 2014 10:15 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to re Scoop this from Lee Hall!

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 17, 2014 10:25 AM

This is a really good list. I haven't come across x-mirage before and look forward to trying it out. Another great mirroring device, is Splashtop that allows you to mirror your Mac on your iPad and control it remotely.

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Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze

Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
Browser based presentation platforms are quickly gaining ground as HTML5 has made it possible to create robust presentations online without the need for applications like PowerPoint or Keynote.

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Abe Soltani's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:55 PM

Like it.

Maite Gonzalez's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:30 AM

add your insight...

 

 

 

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:39 AM

Looks relaly cool - will have use for this combined with other apps to generate presentations. 

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Dot Day Fun! Watch Your Dot Come to Life in Amazing 3D in the colAR App

Dot Day Fun! Watch Your Dot Come to Life in Amazing 3D in the colAR App | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

"Thanks to our fabulous ambassador Suzy Brooks, we’ve connected the dots with awesome New Zealand-based company Puteko to bring you this fantastic new International Dot Day colAR coloring activity. Watch your dot go from 2D to stunning 3D!

 

Here are some photos from Peter H. Reynolds, author of The Dot. Peter created his dot, followed the instructions below — and voilà:"


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iPad Responsible Use - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

iPad Responsible Use - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

"My school had a list of responsibilities in regards to using iPads in school.  So I set about producing a visual version and recently tweeted it to a Tweep friend. The Tweet was popular and got a number of RTs. So I’ve re-titled the slides for general use and here’s the full PDF version you might want to use in your school."


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Terri Roberts's curator insight, August 23, 2013 8:57 AM

Love the idea of visuals! 

John Pearce's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:08 AM

Useful as an example of what might be included in any iPad expectation/responsibility documentation.

Connie Wise's curator insight, August 26, 2013 8:51 AM

Visual version of iPad user responsibilities

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Apple updates App Review Guidelines with focus on apps for children

Apple updates App Review Guidelines with focus on apps for children | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
Ahead of its push for iPads in education initiative, Apple has updated the App Review Guidelines document, adding new sections and regulations specifically targeting child safety.

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Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool

Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
"Did you know know that there are some excellent reading opportunities in Story Maps? This map serves as a table of contents for using Story Maps with Common Core Reading Standards.  Reinventing the wheel isn't necessary with so many great maps and data sources that will help us teaching reading, writing and thinking with engaging content and little effort."
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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:40 PM

Common core ideas

 

Duke No Limit's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:53 PM

wow very interesting

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:39 PM

Very important way of communication!

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41 Apps One 4th Grade Teacher Depends On

41 Apps One 4th Grade Teacher Depends On | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
Mobile apps & websites for teaching 4th grade elementary school students, such as Socrative, instaGrok, Educreations, Wordle, Wikispaces, Quizlet, etc.

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Kristen Baker's curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:39 AM

Nice list of apps.  We've used most of these, but there are a few that are new to me that I would like to try.

Josh Simmons's curator insight, July 16, 2013 2:07 PM

Great apps! Many of these are very useful at any level of educaiton.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:32 PM

These apps would also apply to other year levels.

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47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers | TeachThought

47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers | TeachThought | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

"Using the iPad in a 1:1 environment requires not only some ground rules, but a bit of common language.

 

Since every student has their own iPad, and teachers likely do as well, this common tool necessitates some universal understanding:"


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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 5, 2013 6:09 AM

Wellicht kunnen leraren deze zomer in de digitale wereld inspiratie opdoen, nu 'flipping the classroom' in opkomst is. (zie de Volkskrant: 'De nieuwe leraar is videomeester'.

Mats Öström's curator insight, July 9, 2013 2:22 AM

En snabb blick ger att detta är en bra översikt över bra appar att ha för elever på gymnasiet (funkar säkert bra på högstadiet och på högskolan med...)

Jason Varnon's curator insight, August 26, 2013 10:22 AM

Excellent resource for teachers who just received iPads!

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Measures of Effective Teaching Project Releases Final Research Report

Measures of Effective Teaching Project Releases Final Research Report | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

In January 2013, the MET project released its third and final set of findings, which sought to answer three questions from practitioners and policy-makers: Can measures of effective teaching identify teachers who better help students learn?; How much weight should be placed on each measure of effective teaching when combining classroom observations, student surveys, and student achievement gains?; And how can teachers be assured trustworthy results from classroom observations?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:28 PM

There are a few reports here and quite a few other useful documents that can help with this really important issue.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:04 PM

I am never sure about the need to apply measures and numbers only to quality of something. It is seems so counter-intuitive. What number do we put on care, compassion, empathy, and honesty in a person?

Vanessa Monell Mercado's comment, June 23, 2013 12:17 PM
I agree, sadly those things cannot be measure with numbers and it seems more and more people disregard their importance in our craft!
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A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills

A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

Disconnects between policy mandates/supports and desired practice were found in most of the schools and all of the systems in our sample. For example, teachers were often being asked to innovate while being incented and judged solely by measures of the facts that students had acquired through traditional means, or given ICT to use without related curricular materials and models for ways to use it powerfully and effectively in subject matter learning. It was rare that teachers experienced standards, curriculum, professional development, assessments, and incentives that all aligned to support the development of students’ 21st century skills.


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Hua Hoong Chia's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:01 AM

so true!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:26 PM

Many clear points within the article...Education is messy.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:18 PM

It is not the desired practice which is disconnected, but more an issue of did policy makers actually go into classrooms and have conversations with teachers.

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Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video

Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

iDesktop.tv provides a really useful and user friendly service for anyone who wants to use video clips from sources like YouTube, but doesn't want their students looking around at anything unsuitable, or for anyone who has ever found a really useful clip, only to go back later and find it has moved or been removed.


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Ken Tyler's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:50 AM

The future of learning requires us to have the tools and the skills of connectivity and collaboration whereby we maintain streaming sources of very relevant and rapidly processable information. This appears to be one of these tools...

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:20 AM

A great way to download videos from youtube... have a try with some of our training videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqKz70lAgo

 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:44 AM

Use it to download videos from YouTube and other online video sites.  Great tool!

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Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie

Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online

 

From the Abstract:


Icebreakers are fun activities that help people get to know each other. These activities can potentially ameliorate the perceived distance in online learning environments. Two author-developed icebreakers were used in a preliminary study involving university undergraduates and instructors in online environments. Respondents took part in an icebreaker at the start of a semester and at the mid-point after which they completed a questionnaire about perceived value of icebreakers. Early results were positive and have led to recommendations for practice.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 15, 2013 7:01 PM

You'll find some interesting icebraker ideas in the the appendix of this full text research paper. 


Ruth Hall's curator insight, June 16, 2013 11:21 PM

Check the icebreakers in appendix A

Carl Heine's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:43 AM

Looking for activities to break the ice online?

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The Paperless iPad Classroom with the Google Drive App

The Paperless iPad Classroom with the Google Drive App | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

"Have you read The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs by Eric Curts? http://bit.ly/104vztx ; If not, you should. It is a great way for Google schools to harness the power of Google for sharing documents, and establishing a workflow for students to turn in work for teachers to grade and return in a paperless environment. I love it. In fact, I liked it so much that I decided to pay homage to it with a version that is dedicated to doing the very same thing on the iPad using just the Google Drive app.

 

Regular readers will have seen my last post, How to Use Comments on the Google Drive iPad app http://bit.ly/14koJzE . For me, this was a key change to the Google Drive iPad app, and one that had huge implications for the iPad classroom. It inspired me to think about just how much you can do in Google with an iPad and the Drive app, and I soon discovered that you can do a lot more than you might think.

 

So, with the blessing of Eric Curts himself, I sat down and went through all the steps he meticulously outlined for the desktop version of Google Drive, and converted as many as I could to the equivalent actions in the Google Drive iPad app. Then I added some additional steps for other things like taking documents offline, or grading PDFs, images and movies."


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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, June 21, 2013 3:00 AM

And again, and improved. Thanks, John

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, June 21, 2013 3:01 AM

Et ça marche!

Pierre Bailly's curator insight, June 26, 2013 6:26 AM

Very nice ideas to work with Google Drive in the classroom.

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6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives - The Whiteboard Blog

6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives - The Whiteboard Blog | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
Here's are several creative tools that you might want to use to display your learning objectives in a more exciting and engaging way than normal.

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:20 PM

Use this to liven up 3002 Resource management and other topics.

Phil Havlik's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:22 PM

If you have to add a slide that shows the objectives, might as well have fun with it!

Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:56 PM

Use to improve visuals.

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ClassBadges

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ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:06 PM
Preservice teachers might find this useful...
Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, November 4, 2014 11:19 PM

Présentation d'un outil pour générer des badges.( pédagogie de la réussite, visualisation des réussites)

Armando's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:35 AM

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.

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TeachThought's 10 Most Popular Posts On iPad Integration

TeachThought's 10 Most Popular Posts On iPad Integration | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

"TeachThought is officially ten weeks old (yay us!), and to celebrate that incredible milestone (which is also the same as the gestation period of the North American Box Turtle), we’re putting together posts that reflect back on that time, while also acting as a kind of curation tool for some of the content you have found most helpful.

 

With that, below are ten of our most popular iPad posts, in no certain order, because, well, we don’t play favorites around here (even if you do). And if you suspect there might be a follow up post with ten more, you might be on to something."


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Excellent Digital Citizenship Program - LBPSB resources for Parents and teachers

Excellent Digital Citizenship Program - LBPSB resources for Parents and teachers | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
The Lester B. Pearson School Board's Digital Citizenship program.

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6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

"Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.

That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning." Terry Heick

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:20 AM

This has been cross posted in Innovation and in the Agile Learning curation stream, with over 250 comments.  It has garnered quite the attention this past month!  


~  Deb

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 2, 2015 6:07 AM

Intéressant de voir des initiatives l'un à côté de l'autre. Un bon résumé de quelques possibilités.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 3, 2015 5:48 AM

Thanks!

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5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology - Edudemic

5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology - Edudemic | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
As more schools move to a 1:1 or BYOD format, it becomes increasingly important to support teachers - all teachers - effectively make that transition and to support them in that process.

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Francois Adoue's curator insight, August 13, 2013 3:19 AM

Accompagner les enseignants dans leur appropriation des outils techniques. Bien entendu, ce ne sont que des outils, mais utiliser le bon outil permet d'augmenter l'efficacité ! Il en est de même pour les enseignats, comme des chirurgiens ! 

Nataliasterns's curator insight, August 14, 2013 2:43 PM
formas de apoyarlos inicios de la docencia con las TIC
Rolf tynan's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:08 AM

Something we need to be very very aware of and to consider with the appropriate steps as we follow the path..

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GUIDES for iPads

GUIDES for iPads | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
Making iPad resources with a Windows PC. Transition to teaching with devices: Step 1 iPad workflow and collaboration for Schools Google docs are live docs with no further uploading/emailing require...

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Rod Murray's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:50 AM

Some rich resources and how-tos here! for how to make the tranistion to digital classroom using iPad

netquester's comment, July 15, 2013 3:50 PM
Useful tips for good use of iPads
netquester's curator insight, July 15, 2013 3:50 PM

A good blog to follow

 

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Easy Studio - Create Animated Videos On Your iPad

Easy Studio - Create Animated Videos On Your iPad | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

"Easy Studio is an iPad app that children can use to create animated videos. The process of creating a video on Easy Studio is a drag and drop process. To create a video a child drags shapes and characters into place on a scene. The process is repeated to create each new scene in the video. After all of the scenes have been created the child taps the play button to see how the video looks. A child using Easy Studio for the first time can follow one of the six story templates to get a feel for how the creation"


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11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom - TeachThought

11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom - TeachThought | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
What is the relationship between project-based learning and blended learning? This article takes a look, and offers 11 specific steps for effective PBL planning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:24 PM

Quite a useful step by step guide to project based learning.

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.

 


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. Hmm...kids can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:05 PM

Let us know if we can try one of these projects with your class.

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Merging Basic Lesson Design With Technological Pedagogical Knowledge

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The basic lesson design sequence for Direct Instruction–established by Madeline Hunter–includes 6 fundamental steps:   1. Anticipatory Set 2. Objective & Purpose 3. Input & Modeling 4. Checking for Understanding 5.

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20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy | Professional Learning Communities in Education | Scoop.it
I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, d...

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Sue Blough's comment, June 21, 2013 4:23 PM
This article is relevant to idea of engaging students in multiple ways and multiple intelligences. Good food for thought.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:47 AM

New ways we might use PowerPoint in our classroom.

 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 2, 7:26 AM
Pas mal comme utilisation de Powerpoint.