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Avid releases iPad version of FCPX competitor ‘Avid Studio’ | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

Avid releases iPad version of FCPX competitor ‘Avid Studio’ | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

The app is available from the App Store now for $4.99, significantly less than the desktop version that retails for $169.99, but the app will increase to $8 after an initial 30-day introductory period. The Avid Studio app is the company’s first video editing suite for iPad and aims to provide most of the features offered through the desktop version.

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The Mobile Native: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Toolbox

The Mobile Native: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Toolbox | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Thanks to Scott Newcomb for compiling and sharing these BYOD resources.

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iBooks Author Gives You the Power to Design Your Own Book, Here's What You Should Know

iBooks Author Gives You the Power to Design Your Own Book, Here's What You Should Know | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Last week Apple released iBooks Author as a free tool to create and design books for the iPad. But is this just a niche tool for creating textbooks or is there something useful you can do with it?

If this has not interested you enough, be sure to read the entire post from lifehacker.com.  

By the way, one limitation of iBooks Author that is surprising to many deals with the fact it does not export as an epub file.  What is up with that option?  My guess, Apple wanting you to still buy their ebooks.

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iPad a solid education tool, study reports - CNN.com

iPad a solid education tool, study reports - CNN.com | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Today another data point emerged, demonstrating that the iPad can be a valuable asset in education.  Christina Bonnington of WIRED Magazine talks about how the iPad and electronic textbooks options have provided benefits in the classroom.  For example, she discusses how Houghton Mifflin Hartcourt Algebra1 course app being integrated into math instruction increased the number of students scoring "Proficient" or  better from 59% to 78%.  

Honestly, if NCLB was to be left in place, all schools would need to be seeing numbers increase like those results over a few years and reach the 100% levels stipulated in the federal policy. 

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18 Free Screencasting tools to Create Video Tutorials

18 Free Screencasting tools to Create Video Tutorials | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Screencasting  is a better and great way to showcase a procedure, to teach,demonstrate a service or to create video tutorials without having to write a content or an article.

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iTunes U for iPad Retools the Learning Experience

iTunes U for iPad Retools the Learning Experience | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

The all-new iTunes U app lets teachers create and manage courses including essential components such as lectures, assignments, books, quizzes and syllabuses and offer them to millions of iOS users around the world.

Read the entire story via macrumors.com at http://goo.gl/Yr8n8

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My View: Flipped classrooms give every student a chance to succeed – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

My View: Flipped classrooms give every student a chance to succeed – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Video and article

 

by Greg Green,  principal at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan. I’m a principal at Clintondale High, a financially challenged school near Detroit.

 

At Clintondale High School, our education model wasn’t working, and the people suffering most were students. We recognized that a change was needed and applied for a grant from TechSmith, a local company that makes screen and lecture recording software. They provided us with some technology licenses and helped us create a flipped class structure, which we first implemented in the ninth grade and eventually put into action for the entire school.

 

At Clintondale High School, we have been using this education model for the past 18 months. During this time, our attendance rate has increased, our discipline rate decreased, and, most importantly, our failure rate - the number of students failing each class - has gone down significantly. When we first implemented this model in the ninth grade, our student failure rate dropped by 33% in one year.

 

In English, the failure rate went from 52% to 19%; in math, 44% to 13%; in science, 41% to 19%; and in social studies, 28% to 9%. In September of 2011, the entire school began using the flipped instruction model, and already the impact is significant. During the first semester of the year, the overall failure rate at the school dropped to 10%. We’ve also seen notable improvement on statewide test scores, proving that students’ understanding of the material is better under this model.


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Vikki Coleman's curator insight, August 19, 2016 2:36 PM

I chose this resource because it outlines an innovative approach to reaching our students beyond the school walls.


I hope others find this a useful resource when exploring ways to improve student achievement.

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Apps in Education: 10 Essential Science Apps

Apps in Education: 10 Essential Science Apps | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Once again, Apps in Education has provided an outstanding list of apps for classroom integration.  Gregory provides you a list of 10 Essential Science Apps.  He includes Molecules, The Elements, Frog Disection, iLab Timer and more.  So, check out this posting and enjoy science!

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iPaddiction: Logical (Math) Apps To Complete After An Assessment

iPaddiction: Logical (Math) Apps To Complete After An Assessment | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

In developing my resource library on iPads, apps, and integration examples I learned of this site iPaddiction.  May I say it is one of the top 10, if not Top 5, resource sites collected.  One of the great features deals with the use of videos where the instructor interacts with the students as they explain a variety of apps.  

To show you the wealth of resources available on iPaddition, lets start with "Logical (Math) Apps" Here is a short quote from the site: 

"Students complete assessments at different times during the class.
iPads offer the solution! iPads offer many apps.

Logical thinking apps are fun and challenging for students.
Students used the apps below to enhance their thinking today."

 

Logical Math Apps list: http://goo.gl/wCfKD 

Paperport App Review: http://goo.gl/rP53r 

 

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Sync iTunes with Android - How to Transfer iTunes Music to Android

Sync iTunes with Android - How to Transfer iTunes Music to Android | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
How to get iTunes music/podcasts to your Android phone or tablet? Use iSyncr to transfer/sync iTunes to Android.
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Infographic Of The Day: The Magic And Madness Of The Creative Process | Co.Design

Infographic Of The Day: The Magic And Madness Of The Creative Process | Co.Design | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
RT @FastCoDesign: RT @neigerdesign: Infographics about the creative process always make me think one thing: how long did this take them?
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iPad Recommended Educational App Lists

iPad Recommended Educational App Lists | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

This is a collection of lists of sites that provide recommended lists/reviews of educational apps.  The compiled resources are curated by Lisa Johnson via Scoop.it.

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FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.

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“Bring Your Own” Vs. “School Provided” 1:1 Laptops | K12Converge.com

“Bring Your Own” Vs. “School Provided” 1:1 Laptops | K12Converge.com | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

While reviewing posts and collections I have subscribed to via Scoop.it!  I came across this reflection post writtn by Jim Heynderickx regarding BYO vs School 1:1 programs.  Here is the early point he made that kept me readying.  

"There’s been some great discussions about “bring your own” vs. “school provided” 1:1 laptops......the determining factors are school culture and the targeted objectives of the program."

 

As I read the entire post Jim make great points about student choice via BYO as well as touched on the issues when it comes to support and application compatibility.  The final point that is mentioned talks about the life expectancy of a BYO selection.  I too have been involved in establishing, developing, and maintaining a 1:1 school iniative.  The concern of a three year life span over four school years will have you scratching your head on how to handle it.  

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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Thanks to Nic Peachey for sharing this article on his Scoop.it page (http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-technology).

 

The author, Peter Pappas,  has provided a very nice overview and flow of Blooms Taxonomy and reflection.  Peter's diagram illustrates the process he models when leading trainning for administrators when they conduct walkthrough observations which in turn lead to deeper professional conversations between administrator and teacher.  He also provides a reflective question for each level of Blooms to consider when observing as well as discussing with others.

 

Finally, I encourage everyone to explore Peter's Prezi on Blooms Taxonomy as there are a wealth of examples and resources that further explain and related to folks how each level may be applied. View the Prezi at http://goo.gl/w4ty

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Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice

Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

This article from plpnetwork.com was written by Dolores Gende.  She talks about creating your own textbook after providing an illustration showing textbook rental fees, cost of purchasing new or used books, and eTextbooks.  

Dolores' "The Process" image (one used to illustrate this post) says it all aggregation, curation, creation.  What really stands out on this post is the number of resource links, tool options, and strategies provided.  She even talks about the use of online learning repository options for organization ranging from Edmodo to Moodle and beyond.

Another diagram within the post that makes you think is the one used in the "Teacher and Learner Roles" portion of the post.  It illustrates the transistion from teacher centered to student (learner) centered learning. 

I will close with this question.  Which of the resources she provides for getting started in creating your own textbook is one others should review in considering this approach? 

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2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources

The 2012 AuthenticSTEM Guide to STEM Education Resources guide is divided into 8 sections as defined by the 8 Keys to Education Reform through STEM Education. 

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Great Resources for STEM Education

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Great ideas for STEM

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The Cost of Technology Over The Decades [infographic]

The Cost of Technology Over The Decades [infographic] | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

How many of you currently own a cell phone, or a flat panel HD television?  How about a Wii?  This infographic will open your eyes not just to the advancement of technology but what prices of older technology would be if made with those same materials today.  

Therefore, I encourage everyone to look at this "Cost of Technology" infographic and imagine how resources like this one could be used in an economics or mathematics course.

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Apps in Education: Managing Individual Education Programs (IEP) on the iPad

Apps in Education: Managing Individual Education Programs (IEP) on the iPad | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Are you involved in collecting data and evaluating a students for special education services?  Are you the one having to develop and provide the support within an IEP? If so, consider these apps shared by Gregory Swenson on his Apps in Education blog.  Gregory has provided this list composed of 13 options.  Each app can be used to collect data needed for evaluation as well as assessing student progress.

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Apple's iBooks 2, iBooks Author: Bids to own publishing's future | LA Times

Apple's iBooks 2, iBooks Author: Bids to own publishing's future | LA Times | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Alongside Apple stating that iBooks 2 and textbooks on the iPad would reinvent the textbook as we know it, the iPad-maker announced Thursday that it would also attempt to reinvent book-making by way of an app called iBooks Author.

 

The Apple-made app, available as a free download from the Mac App Store, (ideally) makes it easy to make books for the iPad. But together, iBooks 2 and iBooks Author are moves to capture the future of education and self-publishing, and to continue to build on the success Apple had under the late Steve Jobs.

 

"iBooks Author is also available today as a free download from the Mac App Store and lets anyone with a Mac create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books and more, and publish them to Apple's iBookstore," Apple said.


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The Best Video Streaming and Live Conversion App for Mac OS X

The Best Video Streaming and Live Conversion App for Mac OS X | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
StreamToMe, our top choice for streaming and live converting video on Mac OS X, is an easy choice for the category because it is, essentially, the only choice.
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Mobile Studying & Online Flashcards on Smartphones

Mobile Studying & Online Flashcards on Smartphones | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Students use smartphones to study more, and more efficiently.
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Your Storytelling Brain

Your Storytelling Brain | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Cognitive science has long recognized narrative as a basic organizing principle of memory. From early childhood, we tell ourselves stories about our actions and experiences. Accuracy is not the main objective – coherence is.


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IpadAppsClarkstown - home

IpadAppsClarkstown - home | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

A Special Education teacher from Clarkstown School District has developed this collaborative wiki in hope of providing insight and resources for parents, students, and educators. There are app reviews as well as other valuable resources collected allowing for differentiated instruction allowing for the development of student learning.

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: 3 Tips on Flipping Your Classroom with #iPads #flippedclassroom

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: 3 Tips on Flipping Your Classroom with #iPads #flippedclassroom | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

How would you flip a classroom with iPads? For fun, here's a quick exploration of 3 ways it might happen with iPad apps. 

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