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Croak.it! So amazing I can’t imagine life without it!

Croak.it! So amazing I can’t imagine life without it! | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

"Croak.it is a free website that allows the user to record 30 second audio clips.  The audio recording is then uploaded to a personalized website and available to anyone who has the link.  The developers created the site for users to  “Push. Speak. Share.” and the simplicity is amazing.  Even more unbelievable is that Croak.it also has a FREE app available for iPhone and Android!"


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About Teaching with Tablets

About Teaching with Tablets | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

This topic is all about the use of mobile devices, in particular tablet computers, in education and teaching. We include articles of interest with regards to all current devices, whether Android-based, iOS-based or whatever, as they can all play a role in education.

 

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Wide reading is important when assessing technology in the classroom.  Add this to your reading list.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, March 24, 7:41 AM

You need to read widely as to what is happening in the world of teaching and tablets.

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12 Tech-Savvy Educators’ Favorite Apps | Scholar Space

12 Tech-Savvy Educators’ Favorite Apps | Scholar Space | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

"Want to know which applications the top 12 tech-savvy educators love? Find out which tech apps are great for organizing classes, managing lessons and can save you time in your everyday busy life!"


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Some Good Ideas and Activities to Teach Coding in Class Using Hopscotch ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Good Ideas and Activities to Teach Coding in Class Using Hopscotch ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
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10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom

10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

"If you’ve had an iPad (or several) in your classroom for any extended period of time, you’re probably familiar with the many practical ways this technology can be used as a central hub for learning. You know all about storing materials in iCloud, and collaborating via Google Drive. You know about the main apps you’ll need to run a classroom, as well as the best apps for World History, English and Math."


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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 - TeachThought

Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014  - TeachThought | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

"So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in the last year. Today, we do that in the form of the best educational apps for iPad in 2014.

One way to think of this list (thematically) is as a kind of editor’s choice for TeachThought staff and contributors. Every single one of these apps is special, and worth a spot on every iPad in every classroom."


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The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: ViewChat: An Awesome iPad Collaboration Tool

Free Technology for Teachers: ViewChat: An Awesome iPad Collaboration Tool | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
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3 EdTech Tools for the One iPad Classroom - Daily Genius

3 EdTech Tools for the One iPad Classroom - Daily Genius | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
iPads are amazing learning instruments that can improve instruction and student engagement dramatically. Those of us privileged enough to work in 1:1 iPad classrooms can attest to that. But lets be realistic: most classrooms around the world do not have access to the funds and resources necessary to equip a full classroom with iPads for …
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Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android - The Verge

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android - The Verge | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

 - THE VergeMicrosoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer need an Office 365 subscription to edit documents or store them in the cloud. The move comes just days after Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with Dropbox to integrate the cloud storage service into Office across desktop, mobile, and the web. You can now download Office for iPad and store all your documents on Dropbox without paying Microsoft anything at all. Microsoft is also releasing a brand new iPhone app today, alongside a preview of Office for Android tablets, all with Dropbox integration.


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Paul Wetmore's curator insight, November 9, 4:51 AM

It's true! And it works! Have tried it out - now there's no excuse not to work... To be honest, I do find Apple Pages to be a little more user-friendly on my iPad, and it also allows one to save one's documents as Word documents which is what I've being doing. So it's understandable why Microsoft has gone this route.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 10, 11:50 AM

This is what we are waiting for. Great news.

Jan Eade's curator insight, November 11, 2:56 PM

Microsoft Office is now free for all mobile devices with Dropbox integration.

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Creating Interactive Lessons and Games with TinyTap - FRACTUS LEARNING

Creating Interactive Lessons and Games with TinyTap - FRACTUS LEARNING | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

"Interactivity is a key ingredient in involving students in the learning process, and the TinyTap app is a magnificent and free way to start building that interactivity into your lessons. TinyTap is a simple but immensely powerful concept where static images and photos can be combined with recorded audio and digital hotspots to create fully interactive games and lessons."


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Free Technology for Teachers: New Features Added to Google Drive for iOS 8

Free Technology for Teachers: New Features Added to Google Drive for iOS 8 | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
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A Round-up of The Best iPad Apps for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Round-up of The Best iPad Apps for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
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Teach with Tablets - Tablet information and advice specifically for schools and parents | Samsung Galaxy TAB 4 Education 10.1- a tablet ready for the class

Teach with Tablets - Tablet information and advice specifically for schools and parents | Samsung Galaxy TAB 4 Education 10.1- a tablet ready for the class | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
A review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education 10.1 for educational users
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Excellent Activities and Lesson Ideas on Using Explain Everything in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Activities and Lesson Ideas on Using Explain Everything in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
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6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching with 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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Google Slides on iPads - ClassTechTips

Google Slides on iPads - ClassTechTips | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
I am a big fan of Google collaboration tools that make it easy for teachers and students to work together on shared documents.  It can make completing a class project easier and help students connect with their peers at any time of the school day.  Over the past few months the iOS apps for Google tools have been updated to make creating, collaborating, and sharing even easier than before.  Users can move from one device to another and pick up right where they left off.

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6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

"Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors I tested. Read on to find out why the Explain Everything app’s educational focus, adaptability, and user engagement make it the best its kind."


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Jasmane Frans's curator insight, November 23, 11:45 AM

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The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps - Tech - TIME

The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps - Tech - TIME | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

"TIME's list of essential software every iPad owner should download."


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Grant Anderson's curator insight, November 16, 10:02 AM

Some great ideas here!

Desiree Stepaniuk's curator insight, November 16, 11:27 AM

Let's see how many I have already loaded!

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The Most Frequently Used Apps On My iPad

The Most Frequently Used Apps On My iPad | Teaching with 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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Cargo-Bot Programming Game - ClassTechTips

Cargo-Bot Programming Game - ClassTechTips | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
I’m a huge fan of apps that promote STEM concepts and here is another programming app to check out.  Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where players need to show a robot how to move by giving it a set of directions.  As they program each move, kids will see the instructions come to life on their screen.  This app gives lots of opportunities of to play and learn at the same time.  Cargo-Bot is also a cool example of an app that was designed entirely on an iPad.

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50 resources for using an iPad, Android tablet in class - ZDNet

50 resources for using an iPad, Android tablet in class - ZDNet | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
Seeking tips for using mobile devices in class? Check out these articles, how-to guides and tutorials.

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Julio Hinojo Lopez's curator insight, November 13, 10:57 AM

Una pena que las nuevas tablets de la Junta de Andalucía no permitan la fácil instalación de cualquier app de nuestro interés!!! :(

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Free Technology for Teachers: Now You Can Use Haiku Deck Within SlideShare

Free Technology for Teachers: Now You Can Use Haiku Deck Within SlideShare | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
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What will the tablet of the future look like? - Innovate My School

What will the tablet of the future look like? - Innovate My School | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it
Edtech is progressing at an incredible speed, and it can often be difficult to see what’s ahead. Dominic Norrish, group director of technology at United Learning Dominic Norrish takes a look at what we can expect for tablets and 1:1 learning.
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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | Teaching with Tablets | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Coolwired's curator insight, November 21, 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)