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Middle School Math for iPad to get enhancements

Middle School Math for iPad to get enhancements | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

Canadian-based Interactive Elementary today announced plans to add two additional modules to Middle School Math, its flagship educational application for Apple’s iPad.

 

Ontario teacher Dave Brown, who doubles as the company's president, explains the app is already being utilized in 21st century classrooms throughout the world.

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School year brings many changes for Lake County Schools

School year brings many changes for Lake County Schools | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

By Erica Rodriguez, Orlando Sentinel
August 21, 2011

 

MINNEOLA — Parents of Lake Minneola High School students waited nearly two hours at school orientation for an essential part of the new academic year: a shiny black iPad .

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Students will learn from iPad 2s instead of textbooks at Pasco school

Students will learn from iPad 2s instead of textbooks at Pasco school | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

By Jeffrey S. Solochek, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Friday, August 19, 2011

 

WESLEY CHAPEL — From a tiny classroom off the media center at Wiregrass Ranch High School came laughter, buzzy whispering and shouts of, "This is so cool!"

 

These 25 freshmen were the lucky ones chosen for a pilot program providing students with iPads instead of textbooks. The students picked up the devices Thursday and spent time taking pictures, exploring maps and playing with the many functions.

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Cash gift provides iPads at Florence High

By Lisa Singleton-Rickman

Published: Friday, August 19, 2011 at 3:30 a.m. 

 

Thanks to a $150,000 gift from the Anderson Foundation, about 700 Florence High School students will have iPads beginning this school year.

 

School district officials announced during a press conference Thursday that the donation, combined with technology funds, will provide the wireless tablet computers beginning in October to the school’s 10th- and

11th-graders.

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Florence High School Students Receive iPads

Florence High School Students Receive iPads | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

By: Erika Odell

Last Update: 6:07 pm

 

Technology is advancing in schools across the country making it easier to learn and teach new things in the classroom. Florence High School is hoping to see positive results from a new initiative announced on Thursday.

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Academy of Our Lady in Marrero issues iPads to eighth- and ninth-graders

Academy of Our Lady in Marrero issues iPads to eighth- and ninth-graders | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

The beginning of the school year is finally here, and administrators, principals and teachers all across the area have been thinking of ways to improve students’ learning ability in the classroom.

 

Sister Michelle Geiger, principal, said the idea to implement the iPads began nearly a year ago.

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New Belton school uses technology to enhance learning

New Belton school uses technology to enhance learning | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

By: Chie Saito

 

For more than 700 students in the Belton Independent School District, the first day of school signifies another new beginning. Monday, South Belton Middle School will open its doors to students for the first time.

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Educators learn to use new tools at PadCamp hosted by Galloway Township Middle School

Educators learn to use new tools at PadCamp hosted by Galloway Township Middle School | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Androids and iPads may be cool, but it’s their nerd factor that will ultimately win over educators.

 

More than 130 educators came to the Galloway Township Middle School on Tuesday to share how they use iPads, e-readers and tablets, or to learn how they might use them.

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Ridgeway Elementary begins teaching with iPads

BY CHANTEL O'NEAL

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 12:27 p.m. CDT

 

This year, Ridgeway Elementary School will use iPads and apps to help students learn about topics from spelling to fractions to bullying. The school’s parents association provided the funds and plans to buy an additional 30 iPads for student use.

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Teachers Bring Students 'Apple' on First Day of School

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By Katie Dolac

 

Our Lady of Lourdes middle school aims to go paperless, gears up to issue iPads to students.

 

Every sixth-grade student at Our Lady of Lourdes will be issued an Apple iPad for completing a majority of his or her tests and homework, which will also be graded digitally. It is all part of a pilot, technology enrichment program that has the middle school going paperless by 2013.

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District 74 students introduced to new school supply — a iPad - Lincolnwood Review

Lincoln Hall sixth-graders ripped open the wrappings of their new iPads with the excitement usually reserved for birthday presents. The students ran their fingers ever-so-lightly over the iPads’ faces, as if making sure they were real.

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Technology plays pivotal role as students return

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Most Wayne County students are clinging to the last day of summer vacation today but not Richmond High School freshmen.

 

Red Devil newbies, for the second year, will participate in a mandatory orientation today led by upperclassmen student-mentors and faculty designed to give them a productive start to their high school careers.

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Franklin County schools jump on the iWagon with fleet of new iPads

Franklin County schools jump on the iWagon with fleet of new iPads | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

By Janelle Rucker and Courtney Cutright

 

School starts in Franklin County on Wednesday, but the school board has had a jump-start on a piece of technology that will see more prominence this school year: iPads.

 

During their regular monthly meeting last week, school board members tapped the touch-screen tablets to view the agenda and attach documents.

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An iPad 2 for every student; WACS seeks to integrate technology

An iPad 2 for every student; WACS seeks to integrate technology | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

JEROME CHRISTENSON

Monday, August 22, 2011

 

The future will be in the hands of Winona Area Catholic Schools' fifth- and sixth-graders this fall.

 

At least it will look and feel a lot like the future.

 

Along with pencils, workbooks and notebook paper, there will be an iPad 2 in every student's desk and backpack this fall. The touch-screen tablet computers will be issued to each student at no cost to the family, WACS principal Pat Bowlin said.

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From hardbound to hardware

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THERESA CAMPBELL | Staff Writer

 

Timothy Tran can't wait for Monday, the first day at the new Lake Minneola School, where he'll be among 1,250 students using an iPad loaded with digital textbooks and applications for his biology, chemistry and geometry classes.

 

It's good-bye to carrying a backpack filled with heavy books.

 

"It's going to be easier and simpler," said the freshman. "It's going to make it more interesting and fun."

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Muller Road opens year by closing books - Education - TheState.com

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By CAROLYN CLICK

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

 

For students at Richland 2’s new middle school, no more heavy backpacks as they switch to iPads.

 

At Muller Road Middle School, everything was brand-new as the school year opened Monday, including the Apple iPad tablets that each 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade student carried from class to class.

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Apple, Microsoft and Intel to bid on 15 million unit tablet deal

By Chris Smith

Published: 05:11 PM EST 

 

Apple, Microsoft and Intel are considering making a bid for a Turkish government project that would see the winning company build and supply of up to 15 million tablets, over four years, to school children.

 

Turkish Trade Minister Zafer Caglayan told Anatolia news agency that the three companies are actively engaged in pursuing a bid for this government-funded project, called Fatih (Turkish for conqueror), according to Bloomberg.

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Catholic Schools Debut iPad Program As School Begins

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ATLANTA—Textbooks will be staying on the shelves as some students return to the classroom carrying only lightweight iPads.

 

Six schools in the Atlanta Archdiocese are embracing the touch-screen iPads as the newest classroom tool to recreate Civil War battles in social studies, reinforce math lessons with instructional videos or write a classroom blog to improve writing skills.

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Auburn schools receive iPads | Sun Journal

By Bonnie Washuk, Staff Writer

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:12 am

 

The iPad 2s have arrived, and half of the city's kindergarten students will get one during the second week of school, the Auburn School Committee was told Wednesday night.

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Pasco students tapping into technology

By RONNIE BLAIR | The Tampa Tribune
Published: August 18, 2011

 

Alexus Rodriguez's fingers glided across the iPad screen and she tapped on a virtual globe.

 

India came into focus. Another tap supplied the Indian national anthem.

 

Alexus and her high school education via the iPad were off and running.

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Heights middle school students get new tool for math

By Angela Deines

For the seventh- and eighth-grade students at Shawnee Heights Middle School, a new year has meant getting a new tool to help them with their mathematics lessons.

 

Because of a technology-rich grant the school was awarded this past spring by the Kansas State Department of Education, 180 iPads have been distributed among the school's six math classes, about 30 in each room. A similar grant was awarded to Topeka USD 501's French Middle School for iPads to be used for math at that school as well.

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Hold back school funds, Franklin County supervisor says

ROCKY MOUNT -- After learning of the Franklin County school system's purchase of more than 200 iPads and supplies in the past few months, one county supervisor wants to withhold $3 million from the schools next year.

 

Gills Creek Supervisor Russ Johnson said Tuesday he will make the motion at the board of supervisors September meeting.

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Schools making room for iPads

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Written by Denise Smith Amos

 5:17 PM, Aug. 15, 2011

 

Move over laptops; iPads are squeezing their way into classrooms and backpacks like never before.

 

School districts and private schools across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky say they're testing out iPads in class with high expectations.

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Games for Learning: Why Games Are Effective Educational Tools

Games for Learning: Why Games Are Effective Educational Tools | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it

By Adam Coccari

 

I am a 4th and 6th grade teacher that has been utilizing games in my lessons and tutoring sessions for a few years now. If I had suggested just five years ago that video games could play a major part in classroom education, the majority of teachers and school administrators would have laughed at me. Now, there seems to be somewhat of a sea change happening in this field. Educators are starting to believe what many researchers and advocates have long known: Video games can be excellent teaching tools and an effective way for students to learn.

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Learning Space Designs and Their Impact on Education - iPads in Education

Learning Space Designs and Their Impact on Education - iPads in Education | The iPad Classroom | Scoop.it
We have traditionally viewed school architecture as a means of satisfying utilitarian functionality. Rooms segregate groups of children and academic departments. Boards are placed at the front of the room to enable frontal lecturing and seating is arranged accordingly. Hallways allow easy transition of groups of students from room to room. Play and eating areas serve their very specific roles. Colors? They are generally bland and "institutional".
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