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Mountain Lion and iOS | TWiT.TV

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Mountain Lion features that act like iOS, Apple's insane iPad sales, Dropbox shared folders, Art Set, iTunes U!

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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 iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics

6 iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"I spent sometime this weekend curating and working on  the list of iPad apps below. These are apps that students can use to create beautiful cartoons to use in their multimedia projects or in activities that involve comic strips, digital storytelling, presentations and many more. All of these apps are easy to use and do not require any advanced technical skill. Some of the things students can do with these apps include: take pictures and turn them into cartoons, capture cartoon videos,  draw cartoon sketches, customize and add different effects to pictures, convert photos into cartoon avatars, and many more."


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NYCTechMommy's curator insight, April 17, 9:12 AM

Kids will love using these!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 18, 3:33 PM

Herramientas...Six good iPad apps to turn pictures into cartoons and comics | @scoopit via @ungerlm http://sco.lt/...

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añada su visión ...

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Dynamic Math Problem Solving on iPads via CueThink

Dynamic Math Problem Solving on iPads via CueThink | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
CueThink is an iPad app designed to improve students' math problem­ solving skills.  The platform is centered around a “thinklet,” a showcase for student problem­ solving.  This video vignette capt...
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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 -UPDATED - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 -UPDATED - Edutopia | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in middle school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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The Best Chromebook is... an iPad. - Wired Educator

The Best Chromebook is... an iPad. - Wired Educator | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
I have read many articles about which device is the best for education, the Chromebook or the iPad. Let me be clear from the onset: both devices are great for education. I believe there are many myths and flat out fallacies about each device that need to be explored.  After using both devices in my teaching I can clearly see the merits of using each. The iPad, however, clearly stands out as the best choice for many reasons, but I feel the one thing most people fail to consider, is that the iPad is also a Chromebook.

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Best note apps for iPad

Best note apps for iPad | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Whether typed notes or handwritten notes are your thing, these are the best note taking apps for iPad! The iPad is a great productivity tool and that includes taking notes, whether you're in the classroom or the boardroom. The only thing you really have to decide is how you want to take notes. If your needs are simple, perhaps a simple text based app will do. If you're a student and...
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How iPad is making student films easier and better

How iPad is making student films easier and better | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Apple has released another video in their ongoing creative series — "Make a film with iPad". It features student directors from the Los Angeles County High School, including Juliet Chin, Miu Jun, and Chester Milton, as well as excerpts from Martin Scorsese's commencement speech to the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Class of 2014.

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Are iPads the Solution to Snow Days?

Are iPads the Solution to Snow Days? | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
The district saves on the cost of a temporary worker, and students theoretically stay on track with the week’s lessons. This is particularly interesting in light of recent studies that have found chronic teacher absenteeism can hurt student achievement.

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Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad

Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"For the first time ever, Khan Academy has released all of its classes specifically for the iPad. This is great for anyone interested in getting some free education, but it’s much more than that. In fact, Khan Academy’s decision is big news for human civilization."


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Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, January 28, 10:56 AM
A good resource for math, science, and the humanities!
Ula Rutter's curator insight, January 28, 2:26 PM

I've been recommending this resource to a number of students recently; it has lessons in many subjects now, but was originally started by a mathematician who posted explanations of maths topic.

 

Anita Vance's curator insight, January 29, 2:20 PM

Point your patrons in new directions...

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ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

 - As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices.


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Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, January 24, 10:49 PM

Rings very truw with our experience in iLearn Program - Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta 

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16 Apps That Will Motivate Even Your Most Resistant Readers

16 Apps That Will Motivate Even Your Most Resistant Readers | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | 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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Create Talking Pictures On Your iPad

Create Talking Pictures On Your iPad | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
DMD Topic is a neat iPad app for quickly creating short videos. To create a video you simply take a picture or import a picture from your iPad's camera roll then start talking about the picture. Yo...
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The Most Frequently Used Apps On My iPad

The Most Frequently Used Apps On My iPad | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Over the weekend on FreeTech4Teachers.com I shared a list of my most frequently used desktop apps. That post was fairly popular so I think that a similar post about iPad apps is in order. These are...
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How Are Teachers Using Tablets?

How Are Teachers Using Tablets? | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways.

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, April 17, 5:16 AM
certes, une grande variété, expériences à partager
Eduardo Vaz's curator insight, April 17, 11:29 AM

Tablets are becoming common in classrooms, but how are teachers using them? #ygk #LDSB

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 20, 1:46 AM

Une bonne vue sur l'utilisation des tablettes dans l'enseignement et pourquoi on peut les utiliser.

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Building Early Literacy Skills With iPads

Building Early Literacy Skills With iPads | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
I am on spring break this week. It has been such a luxury to linger over coffee and the newspaper in the mornings. That has been about all of the luxury I’ve been able to enjoy because even though I’m on spring break from my job, I am not on spring break from doctoral classes. I have been immersed in scholarly articles on early literacy. So, while this is all fresh on my mind, I am going to share a few work samples from some of our recent literacy activities on iPads.

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Study Shows iPads Could Improve Literacy Skills in Young Children - InformED

Study Shows iPads Could Improve Literacy Skills in Young Children - InformED | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
A recent study has found that kindergartners who use iPads in school are likely to score higher on literacy tests than those who do not.


The study, which was carried out in Auburn, Maine early last year, looked at 266 kindergartners who had been given free iPads to use in class as part of an experiment. Out of the 266 students, 129 were given lessons using iPads, while the remaining 137 were taught through traditional methods.


The results, which were published on Apple’s unofficial tech blog, TUAW, showed that in addition to better scores in every literacy test, children who were taught through the use of an iPad also showed an increased interest in learning and were more enthusiastic about going to school."


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CTD Institute's curator insight, March 23, 11:25 AM

While the iPad certainly has huge potential as an educational tool, it is important to remember that iPad is just another tool. To bring about positive results in the classroom, a lot depends on how it is implemented as well as the teaching methods employed.

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5 Good iPad Apps for Learning Vocabulary - EdTech & MLearning

5 Good iPad Apps for Learning Vocabulary - EdTech & MLearning | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Below is a list of some useful iPad apps to help students learn new vocabulary in interactive and engaging ways. Unlike the old plain vocabulary learning, these apps enhance students learning of new vocabulary  through a variety of engaging actives such as : playing games, using flashcards to build word lists, working on brainy quizzes and many more.

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps

10 Must-Have Free Math Apps | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today! Virtual Base 10 Blocks Meerkat Math Fact Fun Hopscotch for Coding Math Champ Challenge MyScript Calculato...
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Over-Tested? Secondary students take as many as 23 tests per grade

Over-Tested? Secondary students take as many as 23 tests per grade | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Florida Drops 11th Grade English Test As Part Of Plan To Reduce Standardized Testing.

The Washington Post (2/18, Strauss) reports in its “Answer Sheet” blog that Florida Gov. Rick Scott, yesterday, said that the state’s students are “over-tested” and by executive order eliminated a test in English Language Arts for 11th grade. The order was based on a report by Education Commissioner Pam Stewart recommending reduced testing. The report includes lists of all the standardized assessments given in the state by district. The report contains several recommendations for eliminating tests where the material is already covered in other tests, including eliminating local testing where state testing exists.

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"students in a number of grade levels were subjected to a number of standardized tests in the double digits. Take Duval County, for example. Students in K-5 take 14 assessments and students in grades 6 12 take as many as 23 per grade."

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Redefining learning with iPads - Innovate My School

Redefining learning with iPads - Innovate My School | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
The fatal mistake schools make when deploying mobile technology is thinking that by purchasing the hardware, that’s the hard part done. In fact, the easiest step in a school’s iPad journey is buying the technology; the successful use of the technology is determined by what schools do after this.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 29, 9:54 AM

The instructor uses the SAMR model and  provides examples of how he uses MineCraft PE app on iPad, app Panorama 360 Citiesprogram Airserver, and app Thinglink with students. 

Kelly Sibley's curator insight, January 31, 7:54 PM

Great articles. Requires you to sign for some resources.

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omg...A great new resource from an inspirational practitioner, Lee Parkinson. Lee is redefining lessons using the iPad at the highest level of the SAMR model. I am going to follow him on Twitter.
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Khan Academy for iPad Updated: Brings 150K Learning Exercises & More | iPad Insight

Khan Academy for iPad Updated: Brings 150K Learning Exercises & More | iPad Insight | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
The wonderful Khan Academy iPad app has been updated this week, to Version 2.0.

This is a major update for an already superb educational app. It brings access to everything that’s available at Khan Academy online – including some 150,000 learning exercises as well as personalized recommendations.

Khan Academy is a great educational tool for all ages; the iPad version has always been a great app – and now it’s even better.

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Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 22, 11:12 PM

Khan Academy is a great resource for blended learning.

AnnC's curator insight, January 25, 9:51 PM

Khan Academy just keeps getting better!

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 26, 10:00 AM

Excellent new, please enroll anyone in your family, this is an can't miss 

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A Collection Of Beautiful Educational Sketchnotes for Teachers

A Collection Of Beautiful Educational Sketchnotes for Teachers | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

dA few weeks ago, I shared here a list of some powerful iPad apps for sketchnoting (visual note taking) and I argued that sketchnoting has several cognitive pluses (e.g easy memory recall, quick processing of data, enhanced concentration, to mention but a few). I have recently bought a stylus and started experimenting with this new form of taking notes. My sketches are not the best but the more I practice the better they become. One of the things I learned from the different video tutorials I watched in this regard is that as a beginner sketchnoter you need to build a rich visual vocabulary that will facilitate your visual representations and to do this you need to have access to works of expert sketchnoters. Observing how they use shapes, colours, graphic organizers, text...etc will definitely help you learn how to create your own sketchnotes. One of the people I would recommend for anyone starting to learn sketchnoting is Langwitches.


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Here Are the 50 iPad Apps I Can't Live Without

Here Are the 50 iPad Apps I Can't Live Without | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Essentials every iPad owner should strongly consider
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iPads In High-Povert Classrooms Help Advance Students

iPads In High-Povert Classrooms Help Advance Students | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Attendance is up, disturbances are down, and kids are actually taking care of their high-tech school supplies.


Apple: IPads In High-Poverty Maryland Classrooms Help Advance Students.

In its blog “The Switch,” the Washington Post (11/18, Tsukayama) reports on a new promotional video from Apple, showcasing the use of iPads by every student and teacher at four high-poverty middle schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The video focuses on Buck Lodge Middle school, where students use video, presentations, and educational software daily; 400 Buck Lodge students are permitted to take their tablets home, with the school seeing few drawbacks, better attendance, and decreases in behavioral problems. Apple reports that 175% more students at Prince George’s schools are at “advanced” math levels compared to similar schools without iPads, while 35% more reached an “advanced” reading level.

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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips

16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

"Here are 16 of my favorite presentation tools for teachers and students! Which ones are your favorites?"


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:14 AM

Presentation Tools.

maria papanikou's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:32 AM

Educational apps for iPad in 2014!