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10 Outstanding QR Readers for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Outstanding QR Readers for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

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10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it
These 10 apps for iPad and Android will help you organize project-based learning in your classroom.

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ExamTime Home

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Preparing for a test or just learning new things? This site has a group of tools to help you, including mindmapping, flashcards, multi-media notes and quiz makers. It's a great assessment resource for teachers and their classes. It is designed to work seemlessly with mobile devices.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools

 


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Nearpod Homework has finally arrived! | Nearpod

Nearpod Homework has finally arrived! | Nearpod | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

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Accessing pupil work from the iPad without the Cloud. A first look at the Kanex MeDrive

Accessing pupil work from the iPad without the Cloud. A first look at the Kanex MeDrive | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

One of the questions I am asked most is how do we as teachers quickly access pupils documents off the iPads? There are a few options for this but they mostly involve Cloud based services such as iCloud or DropBox or online environments such as Edmodo. What is the Kanex MeDrive?Basically the MeDrive is a little box that plugs into your wireless router. You can then plug a USB memory stick into it and access the content of that drive from an iOS device, PC or Mac wirelessly. On the iPad, you download the free app which allows you to browse that USB stick and download/upload content off/onto it. The app also appears in Pages, Numbers and Keynote App as an 'Open with another app' so documents can be saved directly to the USB stick. The Drive works with a number of file types, includes images, video and documents. The advantage over services such as DropBox is that its local (within school/classroom/home only) so data protection and security is less of an issue. Does it work?Yes, I was able to plug the MeDrive into my router at home, plug the attached USB lead into a USB charger to charge/power and insert a small USB stick. I opened the MeDrive app on my iPad and saw the MeDrive under devices. When I tapped on the MeDrive I saw the USB with all the files on it. I then opened the Pages app and moved one of my documents from my iPad to the USB stick with no problems. Will it work in Schools?I think so but there are a number of factors that will affect its success. Firstly, the device requires power so a plug will need to be close to the router. Also, many routers in schools are not easily accessible so plugging in a USB stick may not be as straitforward as it sounds. Finally, when saving files from apps such as Pages, the file goes into the download folder of the MeDrive and then needs to be moved from there onto the USB stick using the app. For younger pupils this may be a little technical but with a bit of training it should be possible. What I would like to see is the ability to save files directly from Pages to the USB stick without the download section in between. I am going to take this into school next week to try there but it looks promising. More details can be found at http://www.kanexlive.com/medrive

 

Update (March 2013) We tried the MeDrive at school but unfortunately it not work with all the iPads consistently. This obviously depends very much on your network configurations but we are looking at other options now. Next stop is www.showbie.com


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Using the Foldify App

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This week I have been using the foldify app for the first time with my pupils. Basically, the app allows pupils to design various 3D nets using brushes and objects. The key aspect is that pupils can see their net in its 3D form in real time by rotating it. Once the net is designed, it can be shared using email or uploaded to the foldify website and printed so that that the shape can be made physically. Year 3 pupils have been using it to create Cereal boxes and drinks carton linked to their packaging topic. Year 6 have also been using it to investigate nets and 3D shapes. More info can be found at www.foldifyapp.com


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A Guide to the iPad in Primary Education

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A Guide to the iPad in Primary Education is breakdown of how the iPad can be used successfully as both a learning tool for pupils and a teaching aid. With so many Primary Schools now equipping their teachers and student with iPads, more and more apps and resources are becoming available. This guide presents apps and techniques that have been used successfully in the Primary classroom. The book is divided into subject areas for quick reference, including Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Early Years Foundation Stage. Highlights over 100 apps and techniques that will enhance lessons. Includes links to apps and equipment mentioned. Chapters cover the following: - Using the iPad as an Interactive Whiteboard and Pupil Response Device. - Managing iPads and Restricting Pupil Access - Numeracy (Number, Fractions/Decimals, Shape & Space, Money & Time) - Literacy (Creativity, Spelling, Reading, Poetry) - Science - Early Years Foundation Stage - Art and Design - History and Geography - Music - ICT The book will be regularly improved as a free update. For information about Adam and his work, please visit www.ipadteachers.co.uk Available on the iBook Store for £2.49 Click post title for further information.


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iOS 6 Tips and Hidden Features

iOS 6 Tips and Hidden Features | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

Apple showcased many of the big ticket features of its latest mobile OS at its WWDC keynote and the iPhone unveiling, but there’s far more to iOS 6 than things like Passbook and Maps.


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Math Champ - iPhone / iPad quiz game for the classrooms | INKids

Math Champ - iPhone / iPad quiz game for the classrooms | INKids | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

Math Champ is a real time student response system to encourage social play in the classroom.


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Learning about Angles using iPads

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The App market is quite saturated with Maths apps, particularly ones where pupils are just tapping on the right answer in an activity which is just a digital version of a worksheet with colour and sound. For me, the most useful feature of the iPad is the fact it has a camera which can be accessed from many apps.

 

This week I have been working with Year 5 pupils who have been learning about different types of angles. Once they understood the different types, they displayed their knowledge by finding angles in the classroom, taking a photo and importing into an apps such as Educreations or Explain Everything where it can be labelled and annotated. Simple idea I know but a good use of the iPad's features. Can anyone spot the mistake?


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Paul Hopkins's comment, April 17, 2013 5:21 PM
The reflex angle is ... not ;-) Should be marked the other side.
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45+ Teacher Recommended Educational Apps : Teacher Reboot Camp

45+ Teacher Recommended Educational Apps : Teacher Reboot Camp | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

Educators are beginning to see the potential of using mobile devices and apps for ongoing professional development as well as to improve literacy and cognitive development for learners.


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Dallas Budden's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:56 PM

Contains some great app and many are the ones I use everyday.

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Apps for a Flipped Classroom

Apps for a Flipped Classroom | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

A nice blog about some free apps that can help teachers rollingout a flipped classroom.


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Monika Macias's curator insight, December 11, 2012 11:50 PM

Explain Everything is just the ticket for those of us who endeavor to be the "guide on the side"... Students can repeat the explanations as many times as needed.  

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, December 12, 2012 4:15 PM

Flip de klas, een redelijk eenvoudig principe als uitbreiding van je gereedschapskist. 

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What Teachers Need to Know about Infowhelm ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Infowhelm ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

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Patty Ball's curator insight, April 7, 2013 11:23 PM

dealing with information

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Classroom Workflow with the iPad

Classroom Workflow with the iPad | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it
iPad workflow solutions for classroom education (Gliksman) iPad workflow solutions for educators (Wylie) iPad workflow solutions (Kulowiec) Workflow apps to manage student work iPad bootcamp for...

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12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn -- THE Journal

12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn -- THE Journal | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it
Are you and your students really getting the most out of the iPad? FETC speaker Luis Perez lists 12 little-known tips, tricks, and settings to supercharge your iPad use.

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:07 PM

Apple Distinguished Educator Dr. Luis Perez shares these excellent and effective tips for iPad use in the classroom. Thank you Luis!

Bill Campbell's curator insight, April 24, 2013 10:46 AM

I would classify some of the suggetions here as intermediate (as opposed to advanced), but it is a useful list.

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7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking

7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Learning in the 21st century...and beyond!


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Can you find me an App for...? Choosing the best Apps.

Can you find me an App for...? Choosing the best Apps. | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

Using iPads in education is still new and teachers and schools are still coming to terms with implementing the devices, both from the technical level and for teaching and learning. Virtually every school I visit and training day I run, I am asked the same 3 questions:

 

Do we have to purchase the app for each iPad? The answer, yes using volume licensing or separate Apple IDs.
Where do you find the best apps?
Is there an app for...? (Usually a specific objective such as prime factors for Year 6)

 

The last 2 questions actually create another question: What makes a good App? The world has gone a little app crazy, they are all over the TV, adverts and now education. The common belief of schools is to litter iPads with hundreds of apps. In my opinion, that can detract from the good apps and from the other resources in the classroom. In the last 12 months, I have gone from having approximately 200 apps on my iPad to about 80. I did this by asking another question: (sorry, lots of questions in this post) Does the app do anything different to the other resources we have, whether that is on the existing computers or using physical tools like dice etc?

If the answer to this question is No then the app does not make the most of the iPad and schools are wasting their money buying the iPads to use these apps alone. An example of this came from someone who emailed me asking about apps for measuring angles and protractor skills. My answer, a protractor.

 

However, if the answer is YES then is usually means that the app is enhancing lessons. The iPad can make things easier for teachers because pupils can lead themselves through the technology rather than being led by the hand. But this is only one advantage. Pupils like using iPads and they are often more engaged when doing so. However, teachers are confined with the content of many apps and they do not always suit the specific objectives of a lesson. There is no point using the device just because the pupils like it and the school has spent a lot of money on them.

 

App developers are now creating apps that empower the teacher and learner to create their own content. The ever-present apps such as Book Creator and Explain Everything started this but now apps such as Tiny Tap, which allows teachers to create activities using photos, have continued this trend.

 

There is also the debate of App v Web-App but that's for another time...

 


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Learning about Angles using iPads

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The App market is quite saturated with Maths apps, particularly ones where pupils are just tapping on the right answer in an activity which is just a digital version of a worksheet with colour and sound. For me, the most useful feature of the iPad is the fact it has a camera which can be accessed from many apps.

 

This week I have been working with Year 5 pupils who have been learning about different types of angles. Once they understood the different types, they displayed their knowledge by finding angles in the classroom, taking a photo and importing into an apps such as Educreations or Explain Everything where it can be labelled and annotated. Simple idea I know but a good use of the iPad's features. Can anyone spot the mistake?


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Paul Hopkins's comment, April 17, 2013 5:21 PM
The reflex angle is ... not ;-) Should be marked the other side.
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Using the Book Creator App in Design & Technology

Using the Book Creator App in Design & Technology | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

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iPad Teachers's curator insight, January 15, 2013 4:06 PM

I have been using Book Creator for a while now in my teaching. Pupils have created illustrated books and added video to record science experiments. This term Year 5 and 6 pupils have been using Book Creator in Design and Technology. The pupils have researched, designed and are now constructing their Animal Shelters. At each stage they have documented their progress in Book Creator, adding photos. It provides an excellent way of assessing work and for pupils to evaluate their own skills and development. At the end of the topic, pupils will not only have an animal shelter but also evidence of their journey.

heather bell's curator insight, January 16, 2013 2:50 PM

Book Creator is a great app and can be used by very young students too.  Capturing 4 year olds talking (use the voice record feature) about a photo of them playing or a piece of their artwork is inspiring. Write their words and print their story and they can share it with their friends and families.  Adam talks here about yet another way to use this fantastic app.

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Save a Web page as a PDF on the iPad, then annotate and share | iGo With My iPad

Save a Web page as a PDF on the iPad, then annotate and share | iGo With My iPad | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

"On the iPad, the ‘Print’ option doesn’t have a PDF export option. This is where the Universal app Web to PDF comes in handy. Upon launching, you are presented with a Web browser to go to the page you need a PDF of. Browse to a Web page and choose the button at the bottom right of the screen, “Create PDF”. The resulting PDF is a great way to read a Web page later when offline too!"


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Type the Degree Symbol in iOS with a Tap & Hold on the 0 Key

Type the Degree Symbol in iOS with a Tap & Hold on the 0 Key | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

"Ever wondered how to type the degree symbol on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch virtual keyboard? Me too!"


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Learning about Angles using iPads

Learning about Angles using iPads | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

The App market is quite saturated with Maths apps, particularly ones where pupils are just tapping on the right answer in an activity which is just a digital version of a worksheet with colour and sound. For me, the most useful feature of the iPad is the fact it has a camera which can be accessed from many apps.

 

This week I have been working with Year 5 pupils who have been learning about different types of angles. Once they understood the different types, they displayed their knowledge by finding angles in the classroom, taking a photo and importing into an apps such as Educreations or Explain Everything where it can be labelled and annotated. Simple idea I know but a good use of the iPad's features. Can anyone spot the mistake?


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Paul Hopkins's comment, April 17, 2013 5:21 PM
The reflex angle is ... not ;-) Should be marked the other side.
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6 Useful Apps to Create Short Movie

6 Useful Apps to Create Short Movie | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

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Overgram: A Great App to Add Beautiful Text Captions in Photos

Overgram: A Great App to Add Beautiful Text Captions in Photos | iPad suggestions | Scoop.it

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Brian Hickling's curator insight, December 24, 2012 7:58 AM

Photos with your thoughts!!!