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Schools Abandon Textbooks To Go All iPad

Schools Abandon Textbooks To Go All iPad | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

Apple says schools in more than 600 districts have bought iPads for all of their students. We meet one principal, Patrick Larkin of Burlington High School, who decided to stop buying textbooks and use the devices instead.

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, an...
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Quitting Apps in iOS Can Actually Worsen Battery Life

Quitting Apps in iOS Can Actually Worsen Battery Life | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
It's long been prescribed that when your iPhone's battery is running poorly that you close out all the running apps to help preserve battery life (we've mentioned it before). That makes sense if you're using a computer, but as writer (and former Genius Bar technician) Scotty Loveless points out, that's simply not the case in iOS.

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Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought

Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents - TeachThought | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is largely a matter of workflow.

 

If you can forgive a mixed metaphor, the traditional classroom sees the teacher as the both the director and the bottleneck of all productivity. They create assignments, assess proficiency, respond to assessment data, and refine planned instruction in light of constantly changing circumstances.

 

This is challenging in any context, but in 1:1 and mobile learning environments, it’s even more complex. With tablets, every student has both an information portal and a digital printing press. This means they can reach both communities and potential collaborators.

 

The above graphic from @ipadwells addresses this issue with a helpful graphic that visualizes a workflow, while offering up representative apps for each step of the process."

 


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Linda Ashida's curator insight, April 1, 9:01 AM

Check out the link at end of this post to see more of Richard Well's helpful infographics.

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, April 3, 7:36 AM

Important understanding for teachers wanting to support students to create and publish artifacts of student learning

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#workflow

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Get This Pair of Free Digital books from iPad Educators - Learning in Hand

Get This Pair of Free Digital books from iPad Educators - Learning in Hand | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"iPad Educators is a great website with the tagline "Redefining Teaching, From Dubia to the World." The website is run by four educators and is non-commercial, which is great because their app reviews are not paid for by the app developers (as I have discovered, many app review sites get paid to write their reviews). iPad Educators also has featured articles and interviews with iPad educators."

 

http://learninginhand.com/blog/2014/3/20/get-this-pair-of-free-digital-books-from-ipad-educators


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And free is in the budget!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"Publishing student video that is created with iPads can be a challenging process, especially with younger students. Even schools that are Google Apps typically decide to turn off YouTube uploads to the student accounts. However, with the use of a handful of free applications, students can create video content on iPad, share their creation with a teacher, and then have the teacher upload to their YouTube channel or a class YouTube channel. "


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The Best iPad for Schools article EVER! ... and it’s not mine :-(

The Best iPad for Schools article EVER! ... and it’s not mine :-( | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
This article by Edudemic is the best summary of the 5 issues facing iPad rollouts I’ve read to date. But... many school principals I’ve met who NEED to read this wont as it’s 1300 words. And so, he...
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iPads in Teaching - What Are They For?

iPads in Teaching - What Are They For? | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
This picture was drawn in response to a post called 'Drawing On A Napkin: Is This How iPads Function In A Traditional Classroom?' by the esteemed Terry Heick. Mine was not drawn on a napk...
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How to Record Your iPad Screen

How to Record Your iPad Screen | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Once you learn how to record your iPad screen, you will be able to create your own iPad tutorials and app demonstrations. Here's what you need to know to screencast your iPad.
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The Best iPad Note Taking Apps for Students and Teachers

The Best iPad Note Taking Apps for Students and Teachers | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
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10 things your iPad can do with a little extra help

10 things your iPad can do with a little extra help | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
On its own, the iPad is capable of accomplishing a great number of day to day tasks. With a little help from an add-on accessory it can do quite a bit more.
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Great iPad Apps to Generate Writing Prompts

Great iPad Apps to Generate Writing Prompts | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
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How Smartphones and Tablets Are Changing Higher Education

How Smartphones and Tablets Are Changing Higher Education | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"Mobile computing has taken over. The higher education community already knows that, but Adobe’s recent report, The State of Mobile Benchmark, uncovered some amazing statistics about the stunning growth of tablets, the true impact of smarthphone proliferation and the future of digital content.


The study goes into great detail and offers suggestions for how any organization with a web presence can act on the report’s findings. Here are a few key takeaways that are particularly pertinent to higher education:"


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 27, 7:15 AM

Tablets have become the tool of choice for viewing video. eTextbooks are still an issue. 

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Team Shake - A Random Name and Team Selection App - iPad Apps for School

Team Shake - A Random Name and Team Selection App - iPad Apps for School | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"Team Shake is an iPad app for randomly selecting names to create teams or to select an individual name. On Team Shake you can create rosters by manually entering names or by importing a list of names. When you are ready to choose teams just select the number of teams that you want created, shake your iPad, and then each person is randomly assigned to a team."

 


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colwiz - An App for research

colwiz - An App for research | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Collective Wizdom - An R&D Platform for Researchers, Academics and Students.

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Communicating in the iPad Era

Communicating in the iPad Era | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Digital app, picture book combination may help improve children's communication
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No Running Away From Tablets

No Running Away From Tablets | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
A month ago when I was at Learning Technologies, Europe's leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning, I got the opportunity to briefly talk
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The Best Evernote Apps for Organizing Even More of Your Life

The Best Evernote Apps for Organizing Even More of Your Life | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Evernote is one of our favorite multipurpose note-taking tools, so it's not surprising that so many apps out there work with it. These apps do everything from using Evernote for storage to making use of your Evernote notebooks to do clever new things. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Where To Find the Best Educational Apps for Kids

Where To Find the Best Educational Apps for Kids | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
The best educational apps for kids can be hard to find! We've made it simple for you by adding them right here, broken down by category and age.
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7 Apps and Websites to Help You Teach Algebra -- THE Journal

7 Apps and Websites to Help You Teach Algebra -- THE Journal | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews on learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of its top apps and websites that help teach algebra.
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New App for Creating Word Clouds On Your iPad

New App for Creating Word Clouds On Your iPad | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
ABCya's latest iPad app (currently free) makes it easy to quickly create word clouds on your iPad. To create a word cloud with Word Clouds by ABCya just type or paste text into the text field. Afte...
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The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads & Other Tablets

The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads & Other Tablets | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads & Other Tablets
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10 Apps for Math Fluency - Edutopia

10 Apps for Math Fluency - Edutopia | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"In order for students to tackle the multi-step word problems they'll be asked to solve as early as elementary school, they need to have mastered their addition, subtraction and multiplication facts. By answering 4 + 12, 15 - 5, 9 x 7 and 18 / 3 quickly and accurately, students can focus on reading word problems to figure out what the question is asking them to do. There are tons of fun apps that help children build their math fluency through games and flashcards. Check out some of these fantastic math apps."

 


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This Is Your Brain on Poverty: What Science Tells Us About Poverty

This Is Your Brain on Poverty: What Science Tells Us About Poverty | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Poverty has been identified as a factor in lower IQ and psychiatric disorders. What can this tell us about public policy and the minimum wage?
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11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can p
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What Happens When Instructional Rounds Go District-Wide?

What Happens When Instructional Rounds Go District-Wide? | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Instructional Rounds are a process for school improvement that are based on the Medical Rounds model. It brings groups of educators together to look at what is happening in their schools, develop
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