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2 Great Visual Lists of iPad Apps for Students & Teachers

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Educational Technology & Mobile Learning has published two great visuals of iPad apps for educators and students. For great information on how to implement a 1:1 iPa program or the story of how...

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Sharing Technology: SAMR Model of Technology Integration

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"SAMR is an acronym that I have been hearing quite a bit lately on the Internet.  It was also referred to at several of the sessions I attended at ISTE13.


SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition.  The SAMR Model represents a way to look at the different levels of integrating technology into the classroom."


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Considering the Benefits of Digital Grammar in a Music Educational Program

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Music Teaching Technology for Beginners.
Synapse transmission between neurons in different systems of dimension -
how can it improve the music education for beginners ?

Physiological Base

The physiological substantiation on the application of the digital system for coding and decoding of a melody is the following : children begin their contact with digits already in preschool age , when they are taught to count and this system is learned by children quite firmly , since it is often used in their daily life. But the generally accepted music grammar is new for them and, naturally, requires some additional period of time to be acquired by children.It is for that reason that in the initial period of musical teaching, children inevitably spend a lot of time and efforts to read a melody written down in music signs.Naturally, it slows down rate of training, causes psycho-emotional discomfort , lowers the child’s interest to music. Therefore , in the initial stage of teaching , besides work with the generally accepted music grammar , will be useful to replace it with a digital system for a certain period. This does not mean that we want to do without standard music grammar, but at the initial stages of musical education, the system of digital coding and decoding of music sounds is undoubtedly useful , as it speeds up teaching of children.

Neurophysiological Aspect

It is well known that the difficulties in the perception of any information, including musical one, cause strain of the main functional systems in the child’s organism. The developed digital technology of musical training is perspective, has a practical result, but it requires the physiologic and psychology researches devoted to studying of an influence of a recommended method to psycho - emotional status and to a condition of the main functional systems of the child’s organism : the central nervous system, the muscular system and others. For this purpose , the experimental researches are to be performed, namely: ENG, EMG, EEG – tests to study the degree of mental load that the child has received in perception of the information recorded in the note signs compared to the load that a child has received in perception of the music information written down in number signs.Test Electronystagmography allows us to investigate eyeshot, positional nystagmus and also to determine the quantity of fluctuations of the eyeballs during the perception of melody written in the music marks and digital symbols. Electromyography test, allows us to investigate the threshold of muscular irritability ( min – max ) and amplitude of muscle tension , depending on effort and accuracy of pressing of a key on the keyboard of the instrument. The method of ENG and EMG joins the visual analyzer with neuro motor function of the hands and explains, on the scientific point of view, the ratio between the load on muscles of eyes and muscles of hands, and also it proves the possibility of development of muscular fatigue in hands depending on the quantity of eyeballs’ fluctuations. EEG - test allows us to make up the comparative diagrams of dynamics of the proceeding neurophysiological processes, and also it offers an opportunity to investigate the functional activity of neurons during the synthesis both of music and digital patterns.
The realization of the described scientific researches in this direction will allow us to approach closer to understanding of more subtle mechanisms of the child’s mental activity and to detect the new creative abilities.

Parallel Description

In practice, using the generally accepted music grammar, the child connects the definition of the location of the melody to the pitch i.e., to the system of dimension , which is written down in the form of an expanded construction , both on x – the horizontal and on y - the vertical. By reading the music information ,the direction of eyeballs’ movements is spasmodic, and it has a multi–step combination both on y – the vertical , from the G - key up to the F - key , and on x - the horizontal often with a return of eyesight to the starting point of support. For en integration , synthesis and the modification of the complex pattern of the received information the structures of the central nervous system require an additional period of time. It is a neurophysiological process proceeding in an interval of time between the moment of perception of the music information from the sheet and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument. A great number of irregular nervous impulses is transferred to the central nervous system per unit of time and , as the consequence of this , the fatigue of hand muscles is considerably increased (Berosov, Korovkin1990). An amplitude of muscle tension is directly dependent on the frequency of innervation, where each subsequent nervous impulse coincides with the phase of increased excitability of the muscle ( Green, Stout,Taylor 1990 ). At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see untimely synthesis of the neurotransmitter, deep and stable depolarization of the postsynaptic membrane and,as a result,the convulsive reflexes are thus formed.An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : within a short time interval the contracture , that is , constantly high muscular tension is formed, which in turn , is harmfully reflected on the content and character of the melody.
In practice , using the method of the digital key, the child connects the definition of digital melody to the system of dimension which is written down in the form of an integral construction both on x – the horizontal and on y – the vertical . Reading the digital information the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on y– the vertical is projected to the exact determinant ( digit ,sign, symbol ), the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on x – the horizontal is projected in one direction, forward. In the given system of dimension the integration of the digital information proceeds instantly, its realization on an instrument proceeds in reflexive time - ratio. The paradoxical phenomenon is revealed : the time interval between the moment of perception of the digital information and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument, is contracted to the minimum .We achieve a reduction of load on hand muscles at the expense of decreasing of an amplitude between muscle tension and the resulting movement and, consequently , the time intervals between effort and accuracy of pressing of a key are considerably shortened .At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see an allocation of neurotransmitter directly proportionally to the frequency of generated impulses by neurons and , as a result , the coordinated reflexes are thus formed. An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : the reciprocal muscular innervation is formed , that is, the rational distribution of the manual technique on the keyboard of an instrument, which in turn, is considerably reflected on the content and character of the melody. Grain of truth lies in the fact that at the expense of perception of melody by means of digits its realization becomes faster and easier, which in turn , is positively reflected on the psycho-emotional status of the child and enables him to dynamically realize the potential music abilities in psychosomatic action as a result .

Entire description on related research You can read at the webpages :
http://educationinjapan.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/considering-the-benefits-of-digital-music-grammar-in-a-music- educational-program/
http://www.m-piremagazine.com/Sergey.html review by Joe Gentile
http://reflectionmusic.ucoz.com/

 

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Autism affects different areas of the brain in men and women - Fox News

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The Independent Autism affects different areas of the brain in men and women Fox News When studying autism, most research tends to be male-biased due to the fact that the condition afflicts more boys than girls - estimates of the condition's...
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How are iPads Used in Schools? Some Real Life Examples - EdTechReview (ETR)

How are iPads Used in Schools? Some Real Life Examples - EdTechReview (ETR) | autism and technology | Scoop.it
From elementary schools to universities, Apple products are transforming the learning experience, making it more interactive, immersive, and engaging. Let us see how some schools effectively use iPad in the classroom.

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Tiago Martins's curator insight, July 22, 2013 1:30 PM

Matéria muito interessante a respeito de Tablets nas escolas

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Ideas innovadoras para aplicar la tecnología de una manera eficiente en las aulas.

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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | autism and technology | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

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App list visual

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Here are two great visual lists of iPad apps for Teachers and Students.

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A Short Guide to iPad Basics for Teachers (and other first-time iPad users) - iPad Apps for Schools

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We often hear people comment about how intuitive it is to use an iPad. While that is certainly true for many people, it's not true for all people. Joanne Villis has put together a nice little guide...

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Thanks, very useful!!
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iPad Basics for Teachers and Students

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Happy Geese: A New iPad Gaming App for Children with Autism - Gadgets and Technology News (press release)

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Happy Geese: A New iPad Gaming App for Children with Autism Gadgets and Technology News (press release) Appically was founded in 2012 and is a company that specializes in developing apps for people affected by ASD, ADHD (Attention Deficit...

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200+ iPad Apps for Autism ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Apps for helping autistic kids socially and academically

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With reports of autism among children continuing to rise at a meteoric rate throughout the United States, its hardly surprising that scores of apps have been developed to help these kids (Denver Post: Apps for helping autistic kids socially and academically...
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Special iPad application for schooling autistic children - Jagran Post

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Robotic 'Creature' Could Help Those With Autism - USA TODAY

Robotic 'Creature' Could Help Those With Autism
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For autistic children, reading the emotions of those around them is a big challenge.
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Autistic Teen Uses Tech to Break Silence

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A brilliant 16-year-old boy who has autism is breaking through his silence and making people realize what autistic kids can do. (Non-verbal teenager with autism finds his voice with help from his iPad.
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An App that Teaches Kids Self-Regulation - Getting Smart

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Zones of Regulation app is a useful addition to a therapeutic program focusing on social and emotional skills, and it provides a quick and engaging way for players to learn about the Zones program....

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TeachThought - 10 Simple Tips For Better Teaching With Tablets

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Teachers can’t escape the growing trend of technology in the classroom.  It’s more than just hype.  More schools are buying tablets for use in the classroom, with Apple’s tablet sales to the education sector doubling last year.

 

As a mobile software company whose product is used extensively in education, we dream big about the future of technology in the classroom.  We have worked with numerous great teachers http://bit.ly/13RKyUQ who have successfully leveraged tablets to improve the learning experience for students.

Are you tempted to join the trend?  Here are ten tips for introducing tablets into your classroom."


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Who can escape from this? Slowly and carefully we have to step in :) and be one with the challenge.

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What Is A Flipped Classroom? (Updated For 2013) - Edudemic

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"Flipped learning has been around for awhile. It’s a rethinking of the standard classroom model that puts students in the driver’s seat. With the influx of technology into education, the flipped classroom model has really taken off. In fact, it’s one of the hottest education trends we’ve been monitoring on Edudemic for the past 4 years. We published a useful guide to flipped classrooms many moons ago but were excited to see an updated visual guide to flipped classrooms from the fine folks at We Are Teachers http://bit.ly/15eBlsn . It details the basics of flipping, apps that you should use in a flipped classroom, and more."


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Soledad Olaciregui's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:48 PM

Las tecnologías permiten nuevas formas de enseñar. ¿Estamos listos para darles un espacio en las escuelas?

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | autism and technology | Scoop.it

"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.

To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:16 PM

This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

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Actually good for faculty too!

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graphic on creative commons

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Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Reading Websites for Young Readers

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"Learning to read starts with being exposed to great books. Reading should be fun and intimate. The Internet has become such a rich resource that software is rarely needed any longer and I guess this could be the only exposure a child has to books, but I sure hope not! Part of learning to read is the intimacy that comes from sharing a good book. Not just reading it but discussing it, talking about the pictures, relating it to your life."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:45 PM

Are you looking for great online resources that support reading? This post shares 14 websites as well as reading resources for the iPad.

* Bitesize, a site in the UK, "offers reading games and lessons on a variety of topics.  The KeyStage 1 site has lessons on phonics, spelling, alphabetical order, and rhyming words.  The KeyStage 2 site has lessons on deductions, poetry, dictionary and finding information."

* Read To Me offers books read aloud as well as lesson plans for teachers to use. This site has a great introductory video with students explaining how to use the site.

An additional 12 sites are listed. If you work with struggling readers or ESL learners you may find some great new resources.

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Educational Apps for Autism

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27 visual, sensory, and augmentative apps for autism | eSchool News

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With the extremely large number of apps available for iPads, even those for autism are in abundance, and experts say it’s important to know which are most effective for students with different needs.

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Karina Barley - M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 7, 2014 2:08 PM

Quotes from yours truly

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Using iPads to increase communication and global collaboration for students with autism in inclusive classroom

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With the push for integrating technology within the 21st century classrooms, teachers are no longer using low-technology approaches to enable students with autism to communicate with others. Instead, iPads are being used to communicate.

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