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Siri trick turns iBooks into audiobooks

Siri trick turns iBooks into audiobooks | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it

"Have you ever purchased an iBook and then wished that you had an audiobook version of it? Macworld UK's Mark Hattersley wrote a wonderful post today on how to use Siri Dictation to speak either a portion or all of the text from an iBook."

 


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This is a great way for children with reading problems to learn to read. and also for little kids to help them with learning to read.

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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 2:14 AM
This is a fabulous way for kids with reading difficulties to learn to read.
Cheryl Widdick Catts's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:15 PM

Works great!

Kay Stephen's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:12 PM

Excellent!

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Baby Works iPad Perfectly. Amazing Must Watch!

Here is the link to go and buy one of my songs. It is only .99 Thanks Money will go to Bridgers college fund! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikewilson2 My son Bri...
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Kids are growing up fast but their brains just seem to suck in a massive amount of knowlege at a very eary age.

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iPads in Primary Education: Changing the Pedagogy: Independent Learning in Science

iPads in Primary Education: Changing the Pedagogy: Independent Learning in Science | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it

"Pupils in year 6 have been using iPods since September on a 1:1 basis with a focus on using the technology to support learning, develop productivity, independence and impact on pupil progress across the curriculum. The devices haven’t been used for everything, but are available as a tool to enhance the learning for any given task. Alongside this there have also been frequent daily occasions when the best tool for the job has been: pencil and paper, scissors and glue, laptop and printer, a good book and silence. The role of the device was made clear to pupils, parents and staff at the beginning of the year and the planned outcome has always been to use the technology, if it was the best tool for the job to enhance learning."


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The Ipad is changing the way we learn.

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John Pearce's curator insight, March 20, 2013 12:58 AM

Nice record of a classroom using iPods in a year 6 science classroom includes rubrics and how students make app selections to meet learning objectives.

Catherine Thomas-Varcoe's curator insight, March 20, 2013 6:19 AM

This may be about year 6 students, but these are your future university students. An interesting read!

technologytoteach's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:06 AM

No one item of technology can support learning but good to see a change of resources in primary science

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Siri trick turns iBooks into audiobooks

Siri trick turns iBooks into audiobooks | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it

"Have you ever purchased an iBook and then wished that you had an audiobook version of it? Macworld UK's Mark Hattersley wrote a wonderful post today on how to use Siri Dictation to speak either a portion or all of the text from an iBook."

 


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Marc Wannenmacher's insight:

This is a great way for children with reading problems to learn to read. and also for little kids to help them with learning to read.

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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 2:14 AM
This is a fabulous way for kids with reading difficulties to learn to read.
Cheryl Widdick Catts's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:15 PM

Works great!

Kay Stephen's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:12 PM

Excellent!

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iPad Adventures at Lower School: A Few Problems, Many Solutions

iPad Adventures at Lower School: A Few Problems, Many Solutions | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it

"At this point in the year, the iPads are pretty integrated into our class's curriculum and daily routines.  We have prioritized exploring what we call "creativity apps" as opposed to games and apps with a singular focus.  Meanwhile in math, our class has begun utilizing Exemplars problems and rubrics to further student problem solving, math thinking, and math communication (see Merry Melvin's previous post for more on assessment).  Each problem is rich with multiple questions, levels, and solutions, and our students are finding them appropriately challenging.  We gave them free range to decide how to present their work."


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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 2:25 AM
Children are not only learning coordination but also creativity. We are giving our kids more opportunities.
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Ramp up Your iPad Use

Ramp up Your iPad Use | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it

"When I work with teachers who are using iPads in their classroom, I get them to audit their apps and to ask so what? questions of the apps.  I need for them to know the learning and formative assessment potential of each of their apps.  If the apps is unjustified busy work, it is scrapped.  I then introduce this concept I have developed called layering, where the best features of one app are used to create content that can be enhanced in another app.  I get the teachers to base the learning intention outputs around the workflow of several apps."


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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 2:48 AM
Layering apps on the ipad to get the most out of a few apps is a great idea. Too many people get lost moving things between apps.
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How Evernote Is Revolutionzing My Classroom - Edudemic

How Evernote Is Revolutionzing My Classroom - Edudemic | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it
The great Evernote experiment is underway in the UK. Adam Webster details how he went all-digital with the help of iPads and Evernote.

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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 2:53 AM
Now teachers can keep on top of where each student is in their learning. This way students that are falling behind can be helped early.
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iPads in Kindergarten

iPads in Kindergarten | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it

"Well, just my luck! I lose my voice for 3 days. Diagnosis: laryngitis. I have two residents so they helped alot but I still needed to do word study and guided reading groups.

Solution: iPads. I wrote scripts for my husband (who is not a teacher) and he read and recorded them while I wrote on Doceri what I wanted the students to do. The students listened to the movies they uploaded from Dropbox. I didn't have to sync to each iPad and each group listened to the movie."


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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 2:56 AM
Could it be that one day in the near future that children wont need to go to school?
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iPads in the classroom: embedding technology in the primary curriculum

iPads in the classroom: embedding technology in the primary curriculum | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it

iPads and iPods are influencing all areas of learning in David Andrews' classroom. He reveals how he's using technology to teach writing, reading, maths and science


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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 3:00 AM
Moving to a focus on child based learning rather that teacher based learning will make the children more enthusiastic. Once they complete a task they get the satisfaction of diong it for themselves.
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10 Truths About Educational Technology

10 Truths About Educational Technology | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it
A few brief, high-impact guidelines for using technology in the classroom.
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No technology is perfect and we must never lose sight of the students learning

 

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Integrating iPads Into Your classroom: For learning Support & Special Education (Workshop Handout) | Spectronics Online

Integrating iPads Into Your classroom: For learning Support & Special Education (Workshop Handout) | Spectronics Online | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it

"For students with diverse learning needs including students with special education needs, students with learning and literacy difficulties and students for whom English is not their first language technology can play a key role in removing barriers, differentiating instruction and providing tools to accommodate their learning needs and access to the school curriculum. During this workshop we explored the range of options using an iPad to assist teachers to optimize and differentiate student learning, and to support student engagement."

 


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Teaching students with learning problems will be something that we will only ever read about. Every child can now have the barriers taken away and just purely learn.

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Federal Way Schools Picks LearnPad Tablet - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, EdTech, Federal Way Public Schools, tablets

Federal Way Schools Picks LearnPad Tablet - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, EdTech, Federal Way Public Schools, tablets | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it
Federal Way Public Schools Selects LearnPad Tablet Solution from Educational Resources for three school pilot in spring 2013.
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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 2:38 AM
The intergration that the learnpad has over the ipad is wonderful. However will it really overtake the ipad. Most children will have ipads at home so will this help or hinder them?
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iPadagogy

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"About iPadagogy

 

A channel dedicated to instruction videos of useful apps for education."


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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 2:51 AM
Its wonderful that the community helps people understand how to use certain apps and how it can assist or help you.
Dr. Hineman's curator insight, March 23, 2013 6:12 AM

Collected videos on using the iPad in education.

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iPads at Idaho elementary's 'iSchool' pilot program

iPads at Idaho elementary's 'iSchool' pilot program | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it

"Idaho's Paul Elementary School has shared a video praising the iPads and networking that iSchool Campus set up for them. Students, faculty and staff all received iPads and after two-and-a-half months, the teachers and staff are seeing great results."


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The iPads in Education Conference That's Not About iPads -- THE Journal

The iPads in Education Conference That's Not About iPads -- THE Journal | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it
App laundry lists and fly-by-night teaching fads are some of the things you won't find at the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit. Instead, the focus is on deeper learning.

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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 2:55 AM
No matter what it is that we need to teach our children, Someone is creating an "app for that"
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TED Weekends asks: What is at the heart of education?

TED Weekends asks: What is at the heart of education? | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Sugata Mitra accepted the 2013 TED Prize. TED Weekends on the Huffington Post explores.
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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 3:37 AM
SOLE (self-organized learning environment) Its a great concept. Letting child based learning take over, will make kids digest more than they would ever think and they will learn things that they dont understand completely until they are older, I hope we can see this school in action. Children are amazing and we are here to watch how high they can fly!!
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Will kids still be in school in 2025?, La Trobe University

Will kids still be in school in 2025?, La Trobe University | technology in primary schools | Scoop.it
In 2025, will we still be sending our kids to school?
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Marc Wannenmacher's comment, March 21, 2013 3:03 AM
If we take children out of schools and make them learn online what will happen to their interpersonal skills.