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You can now borrow kid-friendly tablets from the Baltimore County Public Library

You can now borrow kid-friendly tablets from the Baltimore County Public Library | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
The library is partnering with Playaway to pilot new tablets that come pre-loaded with learning apps.
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What a great idea to lend tablets  full of educational content. 

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McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Embrace Open Learning

McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Embrace Open Learning | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Collaboration combines popular software with powerful analytics to promote personalized learning experiences in schools.
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This looks like a great partnership. Allowing unique and personalised curriculum content that can be updated and revised while supporting analytic driven instruction is a new spin on apples  iTunesU.

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You Need Digital Leaders In Your School. This Guide Might Help.

You Need Digital Leaders In Your School. This Guide Might Help. | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
One of the most transformative components of a successf…
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LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
$1.3bn of locked-down Apple tech issued to school kids. Success was surely inevitable
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How to start using Apple TV in the classroom - Daily Genius

How to start using Apple TV in the classroom - Daily Genius | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
The big push for education technology is coming from a handful of sources. There’s the teachers, the administrators, the students, and the technology producers. Technology is not the final solution to improving education, though. Far from it. Education technology is a powerful tool in a teacher’s toolkit to create effective learning opportunities. It’s just a […]
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Why, and how, schools should be using Instagram - Daily Genius

Why, and how, schools should be using Instagram - Daily Genius | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Instagram schools
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A Cure for Filthy Touchscreens May Be On the Way

A Cure for Filthy Touchscreens May Be On the Way | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
You know what’s disgusting? Dirty touchscreens — like those of smartphones and tablets, which are routinely subjected to filthy fingers from sources like bathrooms and other infectious environmental surfaces. Using disinfectant wipes every day…
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Screen hygiene is a real issue in any shared device environment whether it be at home or school. This looks like a great solution to the problem.

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CoSN 2015: Harvard's Chris Dede Talks Deeper Learning

Harvard Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies Chris Dede spoke with EdTech about the concepts behind Deeper Learning and the many ways technology can support it.
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Harvard's Chris Dede Talks about how he see's augmented and virtual reality a technical tool to promote deeper learning can be 

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Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps

Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Apple will be making significant changes to iPad deployment for education during the upcoming school year that should eliminate some of the hurdles...
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15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators

15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas. Combining storytelling with powerful digital creates a truly authentic learning experience that helps students develop a wide range of intellectual skills. Digital Storytelling Tools Share your comments or join us in our Facebook Group. We’d love to …

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Nadia Ratta's curator insight, March 31, 2015 9:50 PM

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jane fullerton's curator insight, April 16, 2015 12:24 PM

Always looking for storytelling apps...this is a great list.

Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, April 17, 2015 1:00 PM

The future is going to have tools for children to be able to learn everything will be digital and interactive 

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Acer Introduces New Affordable, Durable Chromebooks for Schools

Acer Introduces New Affordable, Durable Chromebooks for Schools | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Acer has released two new Chromebook models for the education market, which are affordable, durable, and user-friendly enough for students to use. These two new models include reinforced hinges and covers, while the corners can tolerate up to an 18-inch drop without damage.
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Acer has a good reputation for for making Chromebooks. These 2 new Chromebook models come in good sizes for educational use but more importantly are durable as well as having fast Bluethooth and Wi-fi and a plethora of ports and a battery life that would compete with most tablets.

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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Edudemic

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Edudemic | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Learning specific skills doesn't have as much value in today’s world. Learning how to be more creative prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
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Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Children throwing tantrums should be given time to calm down on their own rather than distracted with tablets or smartphones, say researchers
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Can this technology help solve the distance learning isolation issue? - eCampus News

Can this technology help solve the distance learning isolation issue? - eCampus News | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Best practices in using clickers to unite classroom locations into a one-class experience.

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Amazon launches AWS Educate to promote cloud learning | ZDNet

Amazon launches AWS Educate to promote cloud learning | ZDNet | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Amazon hopes to form the next generation of cloud specialists by bringing its services into the classroom.
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Google Apps for the iPad by Kasey Bell

Google Apps for the iPad by Kasey Bell | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
The Best of Both Worlds! Google Apps for the iPad by Kasey Bell at Google Edu On Air 2015.

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Three ways to use Minecraft imaginatively in the classroom

Three ways to use Minecraft imaginatively in the classroom | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
From getting students to think about careers to rebuilding their school, teachers share inventive ways they use the building-block game

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 21, 2015 2:24 AM

Excellent ideas for teachers who are into gaming for education!!

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Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED

Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
As I gear up to present student work at ETFO's ICT Conference in Toronto, I'd like to share some ideas: 1. Coding allows for students to learn across math strands instead of in isolation. 2. Coding...

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Watch: iPad orchestras for Tyneside schoolchildren as they delight in creating and playing their own music

Watch: iPad orchestras for Tyneside schoolchildren as they delight in creating and playing their own music | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
App-based music sessions help children at Tyneside schools compose and play within a matter of hours
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iOS 8.3: Why you should update, and how

iOS 8.3: Why you should update, and how | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
iOS 8 now on three-quarters of all Apple devices
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Schools had a lot of issues installing the large iOS7 update. It is interesting to see a large percentage of users have not moved to iOS8 yet.

If you have not updated your devices, this is a good article to read.

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Privacy Bill May Fail Student Data Protection - US News

Privacy Bill May Fail Student Data Protection - US News | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
A school data privacy bill may protect companies more than students.
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What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1

What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1 | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
So, what does research suggest works? Are there any ‘best bets’ that we can use as a starting point to evaluate and improve our practice? And how might a 1-to-1 mobile learning project contribute to such improvement? According to the Education Endowment Foundation’s Toolkit (from here on EEF) and the Sutton Trust’s most recent report on what makes great teaching, these are some of the elements of teaching that research suggests contribute to improved outcomes, accompanied by ways in which mobile technology might, on occasion, help along the way:

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 24, 2015 5:45 PM

Great tips with sound reasoning behind them, thank you for sharing

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How to start safely using social media in the classroom - Daily Genius

How to start safely using social media in the classroom - Daily Genius | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
It’s a controversial topic: do you introduce social media in the classroom or ignore it? Whether you use traditional social platforms or social-focused tools, many educators find that this technology helps increase engagement and excitement with students, many of who are already very familiar with it. “Students communicate, research, collaborate, create and publish online with […]
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5 Tech Implementation Challenges for Teachers | Edudemic

The frustrations teachers face when using technology often get drowned out. To fix them, teachers and administrators will have to work together.
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This is a nice illustration of the hurdles teachers face in using new

edtech in class. The often piece meal approach to introducing new tech into schools means key transformational frameworks (often organic or internal) can not occur limiting the  added benefits technology can foster.

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Free Explain Everything Lesson Ideas For Your Classroom -

Free Explain Everything Lesson Ideas For Your Classroom - | Tablet Technology News and information for Schools | Scoop.it
Free Explain Everything Lesson Ideas For Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff If you use Explain Everything–or you don’t but perhaps should give it a look–there’s a free iBook of lesson ideas that you might appreciate....
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