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Collecting Student Work in an iPad Classroom - iPads in Education

Collecting Student Work in an iPad Classroom - iPads in Education | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
There are many ways to go about collecting work from students but this is one method that works very effectively.
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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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iPad students learn the most important skill

iPad students learn the most important skill | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
There's something in the air and like the best of things, it's exciting and scary at the same time. More and more articles like this one and this one and even this one proclaim the death of so...
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iPads & Google Classroom - Multi-User Device

  By Jon Corippo iPads in general are not multi-user devices. Using the Google Classroom app an iPad can be shared amongst students. Sign Out The key to using Google Classroom on an iPad with ...
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How to Use Green Screen Effects on iPads

How to Use Green Screen Effects on iPads | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
It is easy to use green screen effects on an iPad to produce professional looking photos and videos. Learn how with the Green Screen app by Do Ink.
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Top 20 ipad apps to flip your classroom in #tabletscourse | Listly List

1000 MLearning apps https://mlearning.zeef.com / My Learning Diary is made with my favorite #flipclass tool Glogster http://dumacornellucian.edu.glogster.com/duma-cornel-lucian-creative-use-of-tablets-mooc-by-eun/ | GoClass for iPad, Educreations Interactive Whiteboard for iPad, Aurasma for iPad, Showbie - Paperless Classroom, and Knowmia Teach for iPad

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EUSD BTSA/Induction's curator insight, May 10, 12:34 AM

Looks good! 

CETEI's curator insight, May 10, 5:03 PM

Top 20 ipad apps to flip your classroom in #tabletscourse 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 11, 2:17 AM

Des applications pour soutenir la classe inversée.

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How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
When you look at the very best work happening in iPad classrooms, you'll see students creating media, showcasing their understanding, collaborating with peers, and communicating with broad audiences. The pockets of excellence are ever-present and inspiring. On the whole, however, tablets are most often used to reproduce existing practices—to distribute resources and enable students to take notes.


Past generations of school leaders might have been forgiven for permitting these patterns of technology adoption, but today we have the benefit of history to look back on. We know that without a change in our technology integration strategies, there's no reason to expect that a new device will magically create new teaching practices in schools.


To make the most of the investment in tablet computers, school leaders need to do three things. First, they need to work with their communities to articulate a clear vision for how new technology will improve instruction. Second, they need to help educators imagine how new technologies can support those visions. Finally, they need to support teachers and students on a developmental journey that will take them from using tablets for consumption to using them for curation, creation, and connection."


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 19, 5:49 AM

Very interesting, thanks!

Mershon Viscusie's curator insight, May 19, 1:41 PM

Questions to ask:

How will learning be different?

How will students improve as learners? As scholars? As citizens?

What will they be able to do 3 or 4 years after the ipad adoption that they can’t do now?

If ipads are the answer, what was the question?

What does awesome look like?

How does an ipad align with a vision of  meaningful and purposeful learning?


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Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom

Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
We want to address concerns about tablet use in the classroom & offer tips that may serve useful if iPads do come to play a larger role in your classroom.

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Ly Torn's curator insight, April 29, 10:01 AM

Head nõuanded iPadi kasutamiseks klassiruumis. 

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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/...

gabriela chaparro's curator insight, April 19, 12:37 PM

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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5 Go-To Tablet Activities: Starter Kit

5 Go-To Tablet Activities: Starter Kit | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Teaching with tablets can feel like re-learning how to teach at times, but these activities will give you the edge you need to keep up with the times.
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Tablet Apps to Engage Students with ELA Skills

Tablet Apps to Engage Students with ELA Skills | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Engaging students in lessons on sentence structure, parts of speech, and punctuation can be a challenge.  MadLibs is not a new product, however their iPad app makes story creation and English Language Arts instruction exciting for students.  Perfect for stations, partner work or a transition activity, MadLibs asks students to plug in different parts of speech to create a story.  It’s a great springboard for conversations on sentence structure and introducing students to adverbs, adjectives, and more.

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Melissa Hanson's curator insight, June 9, 1:50 PM

Caitlin: A tablet version of MadLibs would make grammar and practicing parts of speech fun and engaging.  Students can use this app individually or can work with partners, encouraging collaborative learning.  Through this app, students and practice using nouns, adverbs, adjectives, and even punctuation.  Through the fun story format, practicing parts of speech and discussing the ways in which we can use them would be fun.  Students not only get to practice and learn parts of speech but they also get to write stories and creatively engage with grammar. This supports CCSS.ELA.Literacy.L.6.1 which requires demonstration of proper grammar and conventions in English through writing or speaking.  In this instance, students would practice the parts of speech in writing.

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High-quality, imaginative math games for children

High-quality, imaginative math games for children | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
high-quality, imaginative math games for children


"This strange procession continues through 100 levels, with no explanation or elaboration. Addition, multiplication, division, fractions—all of them appear, without fanfare or explanation. By game’s end, at level 100, you’ve moved seamlessly, baby step by baby step, from a cute baby dragon eating a spiky two-headed lizard, to this: “2 over x plus d over e equals b over x,” which you solve, fearlessly and perhaps even a bit impatiently, in exactly 14 steps. You are 4 years old."

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7 Great iPad Apps for Visual Whiteboarding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great iPad Apps for Visual Whiteboarding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Visual whiteboarding is a powerful technique to integrate in your instructional methodology. It basically consists of representing ideas in a visually interactive way using drawings, shapes, sketches, charts, diagrams and many more.The strength of visual whiteboarding is that it enlivens data presentation and enhances comprehensibility through the use of graphic illustrations. There are several apps ideal for turning your iPad into a visual whiteboard to project on a big screen and share with your students in class. Below are some of our favourite titles to recommend in this regard :

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How to backup your iPad to iCloud | iPad Insight

How to backup your iPad to iCloud | iPad Insight | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
When you finally decide to buy that sleek new iPad, one of the first tasks you are presented with is whether or not to turn on iCloud back-ups.  Whether you decide to turn them on when you first purchase your iPad or later on is up to you.  However, for demonstrative purposes, and because I bought and activated my iPad quite a while ago, I will quickly walk you through the set-up process from within the settings app.  One thing to note with iCloud backups is that with iOS 8 Apple moved the backups to a different location within the settings app.

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Google Apps for the iPad - Shake Up Learning

Google Apps for the iPad - Shake Up Learning | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
The following is a list of Google Apps for iOS (from Google, Inc. and third parties). This list is exhaustive and includes several apps that are not on the infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad. Some of these have natural classroom integration, and some are more for personal or business use. Some are optimized for both iPad and iPhone, some are only optimized for iPhone. Each app title is linked directly to the App Store so you can click directly from your device to download each app.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 30, 5:53 AM

Some useful links here. 

juanjovilar's curator insight, May 4, 2:52 AM

Relación de Apps de Google para iOS, aunque también las encuentras para Android y escritorio de Chrome.  

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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.

Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 11, 6:33 PM

Literacy.

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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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