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A unique classroom and teaching organizer app for the iPad (created with input from our readers!) | Emerging Education Technology

A unique classroom and teaching organizer app for the iPad (created with input from our readers!) | Emerging Education Technology | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
iTeach Pad is an easy to use organizer app for K - 12 teachers, developed with your feedback from dozens of EmergingEdTech readers.
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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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6 Must-Have Apps for Tech Leaders

6 Must-Have Apps for Tech Leaders | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
These tablet tools will help technology directors and coordinators make the most out of their mobile devices.
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Ann Francis's curator insight, September 6, 8:11 AM

#edtech, #admin

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5 Lessons Drawn from the LAUSD iPad Fiasco

5 Lessons Drawn from the LAUSD iPad Fiasco | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
It’s becoming difficult to read the news in Los Angeles these days without running across yet another article about the problems faced by the sputtering LAUS…
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APPS - Back to School Basics for Middle & High School

APPS - Back to School Basics for Middle & High School | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
The following is a roundup of Apps that are perfect for back to school and are geared toward Middle - High school students.
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iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs

iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
CALL Scotland - Provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 12, 3:00 PM

This 'wheel' of AAC Apps by Sally Millar and Gillian McNeill of CALL Scotland, provides a categorised guide to iPad Apps for people with complex communication support needs, who may need to use some form(s) of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

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4 Ways To Build Your Professional Learning Network Online and Offline

4 Ways To Build Your Professional Learning Network Online and Offline | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
"I feel so stuck. Nobody seems to get my ideas or feel my passion for teaching.”


If you are like me, I am sure you have said this at least five times a day. What is a lone nut to do? I was surrounded by others who were great teachers, but didn't want to change. I was stuck. That was, unti
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Higher Standards Lead Tennessee students to make big gains in ACT scores

Higher Standards Lead Tennessee students to make big gains in ACT scores | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Tennessee's average ACT score, historically slow to improve despite constant attention from educators, has made its biggest year-to-year leap since


"Though its 19.8 composite score is still well below the national average of 21, Tennessee's class of 2014 saw a three-tenths of a point bump from last year, new results released Wednesday show. That's tied with Kentucky and Wyoming for the largest increase among the 12 states that require all students to take the college entry exam."

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Is iPad Teacher Training a Necessity? - teachingwithipad.org

Is iPad Teacher Training a Necessity? - teachingwithipad.org | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"The following excerpt was taken from a recent article on Edudemic, by Adam Webster (@cagelessthink).


"If you give a child a device they will sit and play with it until you ask them to stop and perhaps even after that they’ll still keep playing. If you give one to a teacher, they’ll do what they can when they can, but it might well sit in a drawer for a long while before they get the opportunity to really test drive it. Beyond the constraints of time, it is also worth remembering that there are plenty of teachers who learnt their trade in schools where technology simply didn’t exist and many who don’t see it’s value."


I completely agree with this. Kids will learn by themselves if you give them the time. Teachers are so busy with prep work that they don't have time to play and discover the same amount that a child would. Even for myself, this summer, I haven't put too much thought into learning new developments for education in the iPad realm. When school comes again in about a month, this will undoubtedly change."


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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated -

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing quite …

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8 Great Back-to-School Apps

8 Great Back-to-School Apps | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
A new school year is just around the corner, and though it can be tough to get back into that educational groove, there are plenty of apps available for iPhone and iPod to help make learning easier. W
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Are Tablets Are a Fad That Will Largely Disappear in 2–3 Years?

Are Tablets Are a Fad That Will Largely Disappear in 2–3 Years? | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
The iPad came out of the Apple chute in 2010 like gangbusters, setting all kinds of sales records. Schools picked up on the iPad too. But the tablet is a fad, we argue; it will pass away in short order (two to three years) because it is neither a mobile device nor a work device – and folks (and schools, we should hope) want those two types of devices!
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"But, Ultrabooks — the slim laptops have not done as well asdesired/predicted. The irony of course is that Apple has the best Ultrabooks — their 11 & 13 inch screened MacBook Air laptops are the cat’s meow when it comes to featherweight laptops but they can’t seem to make a big-screened phone. Go figure."

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The periodic table of iPad Apps

The periodic table of iPad Apps | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
education, learning & technology
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101 iPad Tips & Tricks

101 iPad Tips & Tricks | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Enjoy 101 iPad tips and tricks. These amazing iPad tips cover setup, new users, entertainment and much more.

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, July 22, 2:33 PM
Teachers: let's take advantage of a few weeks of summer left to become iPad pros
David Baker's curator insight, July 29, 6:17 PM

Great as we go 1:1 with the mini in our middle schools.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 3:15 AM

Lots of great help in this article

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Seven keys to deploying tablets successfully

Seven keys to deploying tablets successfully | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Marc Fanaroff, a special education administrator for more than 30 years, shares his advice on successfully deploying tablets in schools.
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An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad - Desmos - iPad Apps for School

An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad - Desmos - iPad Apps for School | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"Desmos is a free graphing calculator that originally launched a few years ago as a web app before becoming an iPad app (the web app still works too). Recently, the Desmos iOS app was updated with some good features for students."

 


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, September 3, 6:17 PM

For the Maths teachers and students.

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WeLearnedIt - A Great New iPad App for Digital Portfolios and More - iPad Apps for Schools

WeLearnedIt - A Great New iPad App for Digital Portfolios and More - iPad Apps for Schools | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"WeLearnedIt is the latest offering from Adam Bellow and eduClipper. WeLearnedIt offers many of the great features of eduClipper that you currently enjoy along with additional digital portfolio elements. Through the WeLearnedIt iPad app you and your students can create digital portfolios that contain files from Google Drive, Dropbox, links from the web, images and videos captured with your iPad, and whiteboard videos created within the WeLearnedIt app."

 


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Sandrine Pac-Kenny's curator insight, August 30, 4:12 AM

Sounds like a great one. Must investigate. 

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10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."


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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 26, 12:32 AM

saving this safely. iPads in school this year!

KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 26, 9:04 AM

Very useful information!

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, August 31, 9:09 AM

I learned something new (not telling you what!) so it must be worth reading.

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Excellent iPad Tips,Tricks, and Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent iPad Tips,Tricks, and Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
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Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term. - iPad Insight

Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term. - iPad Insight | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your n...

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, August 22, 5:14 AM

ipad

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My personal top 5 apps would be; Pages, Camera, Explain Everything, Google Drive, PDF Expert. With them I can create, save and share just about everything I need to however that list could go on and on.

Robyn Harrison's curator insight, August 24, 6:59 AM

Love the idea of Flipboard.

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iPads in Education - Free iBook for educators - Lewis Hall

iPads in Education - Free iBook for educators - Lewis Hall | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"Its been a bit quiet on the blog front. Since breaking up i’ve been putting my energy into finishing my iBook…. and now it’s complete!


This is my first iBook which I have designed to guide you from beginner on the iPad to feeling confident enough to use iPad in your classroom."


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Tracy Yndestad's curator insight, August 22, 2:17 PM

If you are new to iPads or are looking for a few new tips download this gem of a book and get learning.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 25, 12:03 AM

Pads en Educación

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ExamTime - Changing the way you learn

ExamTime - Changing the way you learn | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
ExamTime is a personal learning environment that allows students & teachers to create, discover and share learning resources. Transform your learning and achieve your goals with ExamTime

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 18, 7:51 AM

With mind maps, flashcards, quizzes and notes, this looks like an interesting tool to use. 

Cindy Kroeker's curator insight, August 20, 10:23 AM

Beautiful mind maps.

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Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"If you are planning to incorporate iPad in your classroom teaching then you definitely need to work on some preliminary stuff before anything else. These are basically formalities and conventions students need to abide by when using iPad in class. Making students explicitly aware of their responsibilities behind using iPad in class will certainly help you tap into the full educational potential of this versatile gadget. I have gone through my archive and picked out these handy visuals for you to use with your students."


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André Manssen's curator insight, August 15, 9:54 AM

Gebruik je iPads in jouw klas? Dan zijn deze posters wellicht handig om te gebruiken. Je moet ze natuurlijk wel eerst even vertalen in het Nederlands.

Doug's curator insight, August 17, 6:32 AM

Added 17/08/14

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 22, 5:03 PM

Thx John Evans

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16 great educational apps to get kids ready to go back to school -- handpicked by the experts

16 great educational apps to get kids ready to go back to school -- handpicked by the experts | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
These educational apps, chosen by passionate educational technology experts, might help prevent summer learning loss in kids.

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iPads Aren't Just for Students -- THE Journal

iPads Aren't Just for Students -- THE Journal | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Districts are using the tablets to deliver iOS-based professional development to instructors and administrators.
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8 Places to Download Free E-Books

8 Places to Download Free E-Books | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Summertime is prime time for getting a good read in. Here's a list of eight places where you can download free e-books.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 21, 9:03 PM

Here is one list with eight places where you can find free e-books. Some are well known, but others may be new to you. The sites are:

* Google eBookstore

* Project Gutenberg

* Open Library

* Internet Archive

* Book Boon

* ManyBooks.net

* Free eBooks

* LibreVox

Each has a brief explanation and there is also an extra feature, a video that shares 5 Facts About Comic Books. Have fun exploring!

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 10:21 AM

I tried openlibrary.com to find setting limits for your strong-willed child and found it. try it, you wont regret.

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Free Interactive Whiteboard App

Free Interactive Whiteboard App | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Teacher discounts, freebies, special promotions, and deals to help educators save on tons of educational and consumer products.
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