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Digital distraction in class is on the rise

Digital distraction in class is on the rise | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
A survey of 675 students at colleges in 26 states found a growing percentage are using smartphones and other digital devices for non-class purposes. Most students indicate no intention of stopping.
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Digital Video by Nik Peachey on iBooks

Read a free sample or buy Digital Video by Nik Peachey. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
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Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD - BBC News

Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD - BBC News | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils' performance, according to a global study from the OECD.
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AP makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube

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Best Education Podcasts

Best Education Podcasts | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
These seven podcasts are the tip of the iceberg for hearing teachers discuss PLNs, school and teacher leadership, teaching strategies, STEM, PD, and more.
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Rebecca Stavick, Omaha’s First Digital Librarian

Rebecca Stavick, Omaha’s First Digital Librarian | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
In February 2015, Rebecca Stavick was appointed executive director of Omaha’s first digital library, the newly-named Do Space, scheduled to launch in November. The new role is a logical bridge between Stavick’s previous five years as staff development specialist at Omaha Public Library (OPL) and her work as cofounder of Open Nebraska, which she describes as “a citizen-led civic hacking organization dedicated to solving community problems through civic application development, open data advocacy,
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The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom

The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
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15 Sites and Apps Kids are Heading to After Facebook

15 Sites and Apps Kids are Heading to After Facebook | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Social media apps that let teens do it all -- text, chat, meet people, and share their pics and videos -- often fly under parents' radars.
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8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads

8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Ask students what they think about classroom tech tools like iPads to improve their use next year.
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The 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology

The 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Any system of note taking (digital or otherwise) helps students master cognitively demanding tasks if it provides support and helps them save, search, and share.
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Tweens, Teens, and Screens: What Our New Research Uncovers

Tweens, Teens, and Screens: What Our New Research Uncovers | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. By taking a "census" of kids' media use, Common Sense's new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.
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iPad Classroom Visit Look-Fors

iPad Classroom Visit Look-Fors | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Administrators and support staff could use these guidelines to help focus their walk-throughs when evaluating a classroom where students are using iPads.
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The Education Technology Dictionary | edshelf

The Education Technology Dictionary | edshelf | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
The field of education technology, also known as “edtech”, has been around as long as technology has been used in schools. However, computers, the Internet, and mobile devices have given rise to a new revolution of edtech. Along with this revolution is a whole new vocabulary and a new audience using these technologies. It is …
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Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach.
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Virtual Field Trips Can Spice Up Learning

Virtual Field Trips Can Spice Up Learning | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Virtual field trips can excite students without leaving the classroom. Barbara Blackburn shares a sample lesson and some places to hunt up interactive tours.
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5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media

5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Discover the ways social media can be a force for good in the lives of kids and teens, and help them maximize the benefits.
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10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Teachers really like the ability to display their iPad or their students'
iPads on a projector screen. Projecting on a large screen is great for
demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are
several ways this can be done in the classroom. Read the post for more
information and for a handy chart.
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We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.

We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training. | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
The ability to draw from other disciplines produces better scientists.
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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how "academic diligence" features in later life success.
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7 reasons digital equity is a social justice issue

7 reasons digital equity is a social justice issue | Using the iPad as a Learning Tool | Scoop.it
Digital equity is more than just a must-have for students--here are 7 reasons why it is also a social justice issue.
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