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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it

Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.


Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 http://bit.ly/Tag2sg

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 http://bit.ly/1owxjbR

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 http://bit.ly/1qHU1j3

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 http://bit.ly/QPzKrp


Awesome! Thanks Edutopia!


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:12 PM

Thx John Evans

Thomas Brennan's curator insight, June 8, 2014 11:27 PM

This is a broad and great resource for introducing ipads into the classroom! This Scooped resource gives resources for all grades and the website Edutopia is a great resource in itself! Good stuff!

Terri Bill Hartley's curator insight, August 9, 2014 7:54 PM

Trying something new.....technology helpers....

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Skill Smashing with Educational Apps

Skill Smashing with Educational Apps | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
If you're using apps in your classroom, you may have heard about something called "app smashing." The idea behind app smashing is that you use two or more apps, in conjunction, with your students, ...
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Love this idea. It incorporates a lot of higher level thinking skills with basic mastery.

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8 Things You Probably Didn’t Realize Siri Could Do

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Realize Siri Could Do | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
Siri has become one of the iPhone’s defining features, but for many people, it’s not always the most useful. While some of this is due to the limitations of voice recognition, the oddity of using voice to command a device is also partly to blame.

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Free Technology for Teachers: You Shouldn't Be an Instructional Technology Coordinator If You Don't Understand This...

Free Technology for Teachers: You Shouldn't Be an Instructional Technology Coordinator If You Don't Understand This... | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it

I realize that this post comes from the pages of,I'm tired of writing about this and you are probably tired of it too, but I have to talk about copyright, creative commons, and plagiarism again. Today, I discovered yet another blog that is copying and pasting posts from my blogs and those of many other edubloggers without permission. Unfortunately, the person behind the blog that is carrying out the practice of copying and pasting the posts did not lift  the post I wrote last month about why you can't just copy and paste posts from another person's blog without their permission.


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The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future ...

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future ... | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future.
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Speak Up 2012 report: “From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Digital Learner”

Speak Up 2012 report: “From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Digital Learner” | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it

“The results being released today show that we are indeed in a new world. And we as adults need to learn from kids in this instance. We need to learn from students about how they learn, where they learn, and how they seek information. I believe we must harness this information to give all students a 21st century skill set to prepare them for high-growth, high-demand jobs in the global economy.”-U.S. Rep. George Miller, the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

Project Tomorrow has released the Speak Up 2012 report: “From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Digital Learner”


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The 21st Century Principal: Adopting a Digital Disruptor Mindset to Transform Education

The 21st Century Principal: Adopting a Digital Disruptor Mindset to Transform Education | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
“When people adopt technology, they do old things in new ways. When people internalize technology, they find new things to do.” James McQuivey, Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation

When it comes to engaging in innovation with technology, the mindset we take toward technology is extremely important. We can either take a "technology adopter" mindset or we can take a "digital disruptor" mindset. As James McQuivey states in his book, Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation, "Digital disruptors think about opportunity differently." To the technology adopter it's always about the technology. How can I use the technology to help me do the things I currently do better? In contrast, a person with a "digital disruptor" mindset sees the technology as the means to engage in entirely new and different possibilities. Which leads me to ask the question:  Which mindset  predominately drives technology policy in your school or district? Is it a "technology adopter" mindset  or a "Digital Disruptor" mindset?


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The Staggering Number Of Schools That Have Gone Google - Edudemic

The Staggering Number Of Schools That Have Gone Google - Edudemic | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
The sheer number of schools that have gone Google are simply incredible. More than 20 million students are currently using Google Apps.

 

http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/the-staggering-number-of-schools-that-have-gone-google/


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Eight ways kindergarten holds the key to 21st-century instruction | eSchool News

Several of the revolutionary changes we've been calling for in our schools have actually been around for quite a while—just talk a stroll down to any kindergarten class.
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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;
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Fascinating look at regional expressions and pronunciations.

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Seven iPad alternatives for schools | eSchool News

Seven iPad alternatives for schools | eSchool News | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
With their interactive touch screens, easy portability, and quick boot-up time, tablets are increasingly becoming schools’ classroom computers of choice.
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21st Century Education in New Brunswick, Canada

21st Century Education This video was produced by the New Brunswick Department of Education to stimulate discussion among educators and other stakeholders in...
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I LOVE this video! It does such a great job of explaining why we have to do what we are doing!

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Social Media lessons for the classroom

Social Media lessons for the classroom | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
Read a sample or download Social Media lessons for the classroom by Suzanne Lustenhouwer with iBooks.

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This is a critical need area for all, not just school.

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Daniel Lee Riley's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:28 AM

After getting my feet wet in this class I somewhat have an understanding of how important social media is becoming in classrooms. It makes for a very easy familiar way of communicating with classmates as well as instructors.

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F.C.C. Backs Plan to Update a Fund That Helps Connect Schools to the Internet

F.C.C. Backs Plan to Update a Fund That Helps Connect Schools to the Internet | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
The Federal Communications Commission wants to fix E-Rate, a program to give schools telecommunications services, which has been criticized for not keeping up with modern technology.
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Five Card Flickr

Five Card Flickr | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
It's five Card nancy done with flickr

 

Five Card Flickr

 

As of Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:00:08 -0400 10344 Five Card stories have been created on this site from a pool of 13467 tagged photos.

This quasi experimental web site is designed to foster visual thinking. It is based completely, or more loosely... copied, from the Five Card Nancy game devised by comics guru Scott McCloud and the nifty web version at 741.5 Comics.

However, rather than drawing from a hand of randomly chosen panels of the old Nancy comic, my version draws upon collections of photos specified by a tag in flickr. You are dealt five random photos for each draw, and your task is to select one each time to add to a selection of images, that taken together as a final set of 5 images- tell a story in pictures.

When you are done, you the option to add a title and explanation, then you can save the story so you can put a link in your resume or send to your Mom (she pay print it out and tape it to the fridge, or she may criticize your creativity, your mileage and mom may vary). Plus we offer the ability to tweet your story or use an embed code to add it to your own web site.

Human vs. Giant squirel 2
a five card flickr story by i got, got by lil' Jimmy!!!

    

What do they look like? What a fantastic question you ask!

We have a growing collection of mixed bag stories, but for an example see a random one such as we have inserted here.

 

The code for this site is opensource and available at http://code.google.com/p/fivecardflickr/

So what are you waiting for? Take a fling at weaving a tale with pictures only!

And if you liked Five Card Flickr, try doing something similar with photos and audio- see John Johnston's flickrsounds.


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BKF's curator insight, July 24, 2013 12:56 PM

Fun writing idea!

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Six ways to teach smarter with Google Forms

Six ways to teach smarter with Google Forms | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
To the uninitiated Google Forms might seem like a poor
cousin to the spreadsheet, presentation and word processing apps on offer, as
it doesn’t fit the model of the traditional Office Suite.

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Investing in STEM Education Can Bridge the IT S...

Investing in STEM Education Can Bridge the IT S... | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
The author of a new book on the technology skills gap explains how educators can guide students toward a brighter employment future.
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Online Learning Myths & Truths | E-Learning, Fo...

Online Learning Myths & Truths | E-Learning, Fo... | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
Keynote at the 2013 FITSI Conference (University of New Hampshire). Summary: We live in opportune times. We live at a time when education features prominently (Online Learning Myths & Truths.
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A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about Edmodo

A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about Edmodo | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it

Edmodo is one of the promising web technologies that is making a strong foothold in the field of education. It has been embraced by several school districts and  is being widely used to host online classes and connect students with their teachers. I personally see edmodo as a very robust alternative to the traditional Moodle.


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John Scott Lucas's curator insight, June 21, 2013 1:58 PM

I love this site and used it faithfully until my school district shoved their LMS down my throat.  If you have the option and the opportunity, I highly recommend.

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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.

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The Student's Guide To Proper Social Media Etiquette - Edudemic

The Student's Guide To Proper Social Media Etiquette - Edudemic | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
If you're like me, you act differently on different social networks. It's important to remember the proper social media etiquette that you should follow while sharing online.
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Facebook losing its buzz as younger users defect | eSchool News

For a glimpse of the changing social media landscape for today’s teens, consider the Witt sisters of Champlin, Minn.: Courtney, 20, and Claire, 16. They have Facebook pages but only check them a few times a week.
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Identity Automation - The Identity, Data & Access Management Company

Identity Automation's Identity Management enables customers to meet compliance efficiently, secure their critical applications and sensitive data, and lower operational costs.
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89% of Parents Oppose Arming Teachers

89% of Parents Oppose Arming Teachers | Tech Tools and Training for Teachers | Scoop.it
New Survey Reveals 89% of Parents Oppose Arming Teachers with Guns
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