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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:01 PM

App list visual

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 9, 2016 4:24 PM

Here are two great visual lists of iPad apps for Teachers and Students.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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danahawkins's comment, August 8, 2013 10:34 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:13 AM

A new approach to learning and teaching concerns students' selflearning and assessing and of course techer's coaching. More about main principals in this article...

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:39 PM

This describes the 12 principles of mobile learning.  It describes not only how to use technology in classes but also the reasoning behind using it.  

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5 Good Digital Storytelling Apps for Android ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good Digital Storytelling Apps for Android ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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I'm loveing this might down load a few to my tablet and have a play... I wonder if they have an i equivalent...

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Making iPad Kids think big

Making iPad Kids think big | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
I teach a unit to Years 7s and 8s on digital citizenship that centres on the theme of respecting yourself and others when online and using mobile devices. The opening lesson of this focusses on res...
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Using iPads and Android tablets is becoming more common in education. it's important to use these tools in a sound pedagogical way. Using higher order thinking skills is important. Using tablets for more than just drill practice and games makes them a powerful learning tool. This site has some great links to tools that can help create.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Picture Stories With Phrase.it

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Picture Stories With Phrase.it | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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This looks simple and fun. 

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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.

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Great tools here!

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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

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I completely agree! Very useful curation tool that houses my professional learning!

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Trudy Sweeney's comment, July 10, 2013 9:17 PM
As a new user, I love Scoop.it! Great for sharing current stories and keeping up to date with trends. Also experimenting with using it with Paper.li
Joyce Nichols's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:51 AM

What a great resource/asset this would be in a Project Based Learning or flipped classroom let alone a "regular" one.

Dr Stokes's curator insight, March 8, 2015 5:07 PM

How do you curate what you learn? Scoop.it is a valuable tool for all learners both in and out of formal education.

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Confused About Ed Tech Tools? New Rating Site for Apps and Games

Confused About Ed Tech Tools? New Rating Site for Apps and Games | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"To evaluate the bonanza of apps, games, and websites that claim to have educational value, Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization best known for rating commercial media for age-level appropriateness, has developed a new rating system called Graphite. The site provides ratings of products in three categories: pedagogy, engagement, and support. Pedagogy is the highest weighted category, and is based on the depth and quality of content and how well it’s integrated into the mechanics of the reviewed game or website. The highest rated games require players to think critically about how to progress, and help build skills that are transferable. The engagement category measures how well the game grabs and keeps players’ attention, and the support category refers to the quality of tools the product offers to help learners when they get stuck. Support also includes tools for parents or teachers so they can help a learner and gets higher marks if it offers content in a variety of ways, catering to different types of learners. Some examples might be clear tutorials or content offered with both visuals and text. "


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10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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Great some tools I've not seen. Avid user of mindmup so I hope these other tools are just as interesting and useful.

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Online Safety With Professor Garfield - iPad Apps for School

Online Safety With Professor Garfield - iPad Apps for School | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Professor Garfield http://www.infinitelearninglab.org/ is a free resource developed in part by the Virginia Department of Education. Professor Garfield teaches students how to be safe online, how to recognize and respond to cyberbullying, and how to decide if something is a fact or an opinion. These educational activities can be done online or on free Professor Garfield apps; Online Safety, Fact or Opinion, Cyberbullying. All"


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Catherine Samson Tolnai's comment, June 28, 2013 3:00 PM
great for early elementary
Jenni Borg's comment, June 28, 2013 4:15 PM
At first I was thinking that I was not so sure about this and maybe one for improvement; however, I can see its value for early elementary, and I really like it. It provides engagement, it's easy to follow, and it's fun.
Cath Ellis's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:40 PM

Cute and very effective...I don't know why organisations are scared about making learning more fun.

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 2014 9:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick

Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
With over 350 Powerpoint presentations given each second across the globe, how does one go about making theirs stand out from all the others?

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Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Karen Dietz's comment, August 16, 2013 4:28 PM
How wonderful Audrey! I hope you do really well :)
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Teacher's Visual Library of 40+ iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Visual Library of 40+ iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

 

"I love it when I come across such educators curated lists of apps because I know since these apps are reviewed by fellow teachers then there is a high possibility that they will work for other teachers in different settings too.

For instance, the wonderful work embedded below and which has been created by the folks in St.Plunkett Oliver Primary School http://www.stoliverplunkett.qld.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx ; is a great library of apps that every teacher should have the chance to explore. It contains a set of useful apps pertaining to different categories. Most, if not all of these apps, have been already reviewed here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning before but it is much more practical to see them  compiled and organized all in one page."


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 15, 2013 5:31 AM

A good recopilation of iPad apps for teachers

Christian Reuter's curator insight, July 16, 2013 2:21 AM

EN: What is your iPad "toolbox" as a teacher or learner ?

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:46 AM

This list includes a lot of apps that are also available for Android as well, and probably a lot of them are also available for Windows phone/tablets.

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ForAllRubrics - Super Powered Rubrics

ForAllRubrics - Super Powered Rubrics | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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This looks really interesting! I might have to try it at school!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 6, 2013 6:39 PM

Free to teachers, but you do have to sign up.

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A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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Great list of apps. i need some of these in my classroom!

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Second Life: The Sweet Smell of Desperation

Second Life: The Sweet Smell of Desperation | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

As Linden Lab gradually loses landmass in its virtual world, as shown so graphically in Tyche Shepherd's Grid Survey data, the Lab turns again to a dog it kicked repeatedly in 2010: educators. Hamlet Au broke the story that the Lab is "quietly" reaching out to selected schools and nonprofitswho lost their 50% discount on the Lab's exorbitant tier rates: come back, and you will get the discount again. According the Hamlet, the discount works as "a full private island for $1,770 per year, or $3,540 for two years."

 "Please, oh please," Linden Lab might have added. Here's why educators should reply with a firm "no thanks."

Fairness to All Customers: Why should some educators get this discount, and not others? While vendors in education do offer volume discounts, it is unclear if the new educational offer applies to potentially large estates: a cap-and-gown version of the Lab's Atlas Program. 

I'd prefer across-the-board cuts for all customers, something the Lab apparently cannot do. Focus on Entertainment, Not Business or Education: I've long felt we made a mistake in thinking that SL would be amendable to education. We educators thought of Linden Lab as just another software vendor. 

When the educational discounts had existed in an earlier era of Second Life, the preferential treatment made sense, as educators were then a sort of "halo" customer for a product the purportedly would be a "disruptive" technology intent on changing the world. 

Today, the Rosedale/Burning Man dream is long gone. SL, under CEO Mark Kingdon, tried to enter the enterprise market and failed, even as the Lab's educational team was fired and the discount for educational and non-profit customers ended. I'd hoped that Rod Humble, with his impressive Electronics-Arts pedigree, would at least restore some sense to an unsustainable revenue model based upon extracting tier payments from a declining user base.

Instead, since his coming the Lab has clearly been milking SL, not even featuring it as one of four "shared creative spaces" on the Lab's page that points to potential investors and employees. Meanwhile, SL has chased the social-gamer market, with advertisements looking more and more like IMVU's. Marketing counts here. One look at the Lab's images for "what is Second Life" show beautiful people often in romantic embraces. 

I really like this whimsical and sexy image by Strawberry Singh that the Lindens use as the default on their site's home page, but it would elicit laughs in the classroom and worse in the IT conference rooms where purchasing decisions get made. It illustrates how far the Linden Lab strategy has shifted, and I don't think a granting agency or IT department would look at today's SL and say "here is your $150 per month, prof. Go play with Victoria's Secret pixies." A Company and Platform Out of Touch With How Millennials Communicate: I polled my current section of 16 first-year students. Not one brought a desktop computer to campus, and only three own one at their home. 

My residential campus is not typical today, with full-time undergraduate students who don't commute. That said, many of my current students are also computer-science majors. They use mobile technology for everything: laptops for making content and phones plus, increasingly, tablets for communication. SL does not play well on many laptops with wireless and not at all on phones and tablets, barring a third-party viewing with limited functionality. The platform is wedded to the desktop computer that remains popular with the sorts of users who can swap out a video card on a weekend. Students can't do that with laptops, and our labs, where desktops remain available, are not set up for that sort of on-the-fly upgrades.No Sense of the Academic Year: Like the sucker-punch of 2010 this current offer comes, once again, in the midst of the US academic and fiscal year. Budgeting decisions are tricky to time but don't get made, short term, in March or October. The Lab needed to give educators more warning time in each case. 

Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me: Why should we trust these guys? Here I will turn to a few educators who responded to Hamlet's post. I called the treatment of educators a "buggering" and a wag named A.J. summed up the Linden offer as "Come back. Join our dying world again." Ken Hudson, whose Border-Crossing project had attracted such acclaim before moving his work to Unity 3D, and, notably, still gets promoted on the official Linden Lab wiki, noted that "I love that LL believes we all forgot how they dicked us around. We didn't."

We've not forgotten, Linden Lab, the whip-sawing policies that marked the 2010 buggering. Many of us have moved on, and it's likely my last-ever semester using virtual worlds for a class project.

So, no thank you and thanks for all the prims.


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R Hollingsworth's curator insight, March 18, 2013 8:58 AM

from Joe Essid, a faculty member in the departments of English & Rhetoric & Communication Studies, at the University of Richmond.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 13, 2013 9:05 AM

OK, one more. Thanks to CherryNetwork.

Gord Holden's comment, July 17, 2013 3:26 PM
If SL was at all serious about re-engaging the educational community, they'd have to start by paying some attention to their login pages and attending to the prevention of children accessing adult sites. I think this would be a reasonable priority, even over reducing costs!
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Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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Moodle can be a useful tool but it's important to know what it can do. this table is very useful

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OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

This is beautiful site showing a zooming tree of life with links to more information for thousands of species.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science


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WOW! Love it!

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51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks

51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"eBooks should’ve been a game-changing technology.

 

The idea was simple enough: no longer did you need to travel to the library to wade through rows and stacks and floors and buildings and card catalogs only to wag home only as much as you could carry."


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I need to look into these for the school iPads!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 14, 2013 3:29 AM

An interesting post that only mentions the financial and equiyt mpact of e-books and the provides links to multiple sources for free e-books.

Junita Lyon's curator insight, July 14, 2013 3:36 AM

A great site

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 4:53 AM

good to know about. 

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Home - Splash Live

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Making the News is the first pilot program in an exciting new series called Splash Live, brought to you by ABC Splash.

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I love ABC Splash!

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:18 AM

An innovative project by the ABC that helps students create news stories about local issues. Primary teachers will love the way the project integrates different key learning areas using an authentic, inquiry- based approach.

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Miss Crouch's blog… I want to know… » Blog Archive » Visual Literacy and the Australian Curriculum

Miss Crouch's blog… I want to know… » Blog Archive » Visual Literacy and the Australian Curriculum | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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This is a recent blog post sharing ideas for developing and using visual literacy tools in the classroom.

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Visit 23 Museums and Zoos Free With Google Field Trip App

Visit 23 Museums and Zoos Free With Google Field Trip App | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Get free admission to 23 museums and zoos in July with Google's Field trip app.

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CSINowedu's curator insight, July 8, 2013 2:10 PM

Always something to do in Chicago!

Erin Olson's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:24 AM

What an awesome opportunity! 

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, July 10, 2013 8:48 PM

Awesome resources.  

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Smithsonian Education - Resources for Educators

Smithsonian Education - Resources for Educators | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Standards based lesson plans, activities, and teaching tools on art, history, science, and technology. Field trips, professional development, and access to Smithsonian museum collections and research.

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BookChook's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:47 PM

A range of lesson plans, tools and resources. 

Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:28 AM

These look very interesting.

Vannessa MissoVeness's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:50 AM

Lovely website. Lots of ideas for classroom teaching. Thanks

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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Need to create online assessments for a flipped classroom or for a blended learning environment? Here are 26 tools to get you started.

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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:29 PM

Herramientas para la evaluacion  en enseñanza online

Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 25, 2014 2:55 PM

Listly para compartir recursos de evaluación para el profesorado.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 2, 2014 12:08 AM

I will definitely have some feedback after reviewing these tools to create online assessments. Creating assessments is an important first step because you don't give the prescription on how to fix a business before you've figured out what the problem are-that's why you begin with the assessments- they become your base starting point of reference. This article has tools to help you create those online assessments.Let me know which are your favorite tools. 

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30 Kids, One iPad? No sweat! 15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom

30 Kids, One iPad? No sweat! 15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Hooray! You have a brand new, shiny iPad to use in your classroom this year. 
Boo—there's only one iPad and 35 eager kids ready to use it. 
No need to worry—there are lots of amazing things you can do with a single iPad in your classroom, and it doesn't have to be a classroom management nightmare either.
Here are 15 of our favorite apps that work great with a one iPad setup AND help to keep kids on task and engaged with what you are learning.


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Jennifer Kimbrell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:03 PM

Always on the lookout for resources on the 1 iPad classroom for my teachers with only 1 iPad. Thanks.

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 8, 2013 2:19 PM
Thanks for the scoop.