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4 Ways iPads Are Changing the Lives of People With Disabilities

4 Ways iPads Are Changing the Lives of People With Disabilities | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Noah Rahman has moderate Cerebral Palsy affecting his communication, cognition and upper and lower body movement. When he turned two, his language, cognitive abilitity and fine motor skills were diagnosed by a developmental specialist as being at least 12 months behind. Then Noah got an iPad.

 

Four months later, his language and cognition were on par with his age level. His fine motor skills had made significant leaps."

 

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Digital Literacy: Guiding students (and teachers) to develop their 21st century skills - Jenny Luca - EduTECH 2014

Digital Literacy: Guiding students (and teachers) to develop their 21st century skills - Jenny Luca - EduTECH 2014 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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Two Guys and Some iPads: Anatomy 4D Update Allows Users to Explore the Human Body Like Never Before

Two Guys and Some iPads: Anatomy 4D Update Allows Users to Explore the Human Body Like Never Before | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Today DAQRI launched a major update to their popular medical education app Anatomy 4D. Version 2.0.1 comes with an all new user interface, updated models, and an added heart experience. "

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:11 PM

Thx Jon Evans

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Good for VCE Health and PE.

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21 Great Apps for Pre-K through 2nd Grade Teachers to Try This Summer - iPad Apps for School

21 Great Apps for Pre-K through 2nd Grade Teachers to Try This Summer - iPad Apps for School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. Today, I have 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. I will share apps for 3rd through 5th grade tomorrow. Apps for grades six through eight will be shared on Wednesday. Apps for 9th through 12th grade will be shared on Thursday."

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Assistive Technology Blog: iOS 8 Accessibility Roundup: More Accessible Than Ever

Assistive Technology Blog: iOS 8 Accessibility Roundup: More Accessible Than Ever | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Today, Apple previewed iOS 8, the next operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 8 builds on existing accessibility features to offer some exciting new possibilities for iOS users with disabilities. Many websites will have general information about iOS 8, but this post will focus on accessibility related changes to iOS. iOS 8 includes new keyboard options, improved text-to-speech voices, improved Guided Access features, and improved Siri functionality among other accessibility related features. Apple can always add or alter features before the general release. The new operating system will be available this fall for the general public."

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.


Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 http://bit.ly/Tag2sg

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 http://bit.ly/1owxjbR

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 http://bit.ly/1qHU1j3

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 http://bit.ly/QPzKrp


Awesome! Thanks Edutopia!
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:12 PM

Thx John Evans

Thomas Brennan's curator insight, June 8, 2014 11:27 PM

This is a broad and great resource for introducing ipads into the classroom! This Scooped resource gives resources for all grades and the website Edutopia is a great resource in itself! Good stuff!

Terri Bill Hartley's curator insight, August 9, 2014 7:54 PM

Trying something new.....technology helpers....

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My Paperless Classoom: Coding with Kindergartners

My Paperless Classoom: Coding with Kindergartners | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I was working with a kindergartner during coding club and I asked her to find the block that ended with the word "up." Now in my defense, I thought it was a likely sight word and chances were pretty good she knew it. She was incredulous, "I can't read!" So here was my challenge, can you teach programming to students who do not yet read? Of course, I look beyond this challenge and see the next: Can you use programming to support and deliver literacy instruction?
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Educator as a Maker Educator - User Generated Education

Educator as a Maker Educator - User Generated Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The following materials are being used to present to educators the idea that implementing maker education requires a different mindset, and often different roles and skills of the educator."

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A $250 3-D Printer With Breakthrough Software | Design | WIRED

A $250 3-D Printer With Breakthrough Software | Design | WIRED | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Automobiles had been around for decades when the first Model T arrived in 1908. The reason we remember Henry Ford’s creation is because it was the first car that made sense for the masses.

 

With a $250 machine dubbed the Mod-T, New Matter is hoping to have a similar transformative effect on 3-D printing. Helmed by veteran engineer Steve Schell and shepherded by design consultancy Frog, the startup is attacking the consumer printing market on two fronts. Its aim is to give people a 3-D printer that’s affordable enough to take a chance on and software that makes printing objects as easy as downloading apps or slapping filters on smartphone photos."

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iPad Storybook with Comprehension and Sequencing Activities - Class Tech Tips

iPad Storybook with Comprehension and Sequencing Activities - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Dog and the Bone is an interactive storybook designed for the iPad.  Children can tap on the screen to hear the words read aloud and play a game that asks them to sequence events from the story...
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iTunes launches new ‘Kids Apps on the App Store' promotion for discounted apps - Smart Apps For Kids

iTunes launches new ‘Kids Apps on the App Store' promotion for discounted apps - Smart Apps For Kids | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
'Kids Apps on the App Store' is a collection of popular apps that have been hand picked by the App Store Editors and are discounted for a limited time only. iTunes has enlisted smartappsforkids.com to help spread the word about the new promotion, so please 'like' this post and share...
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Indispensable iPad Apps for Teachers Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Indispensable iPad Apps for Teachers Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The concept of teacher professional development has radically changed due to the boom in digital technologies and social media websites. The web now is replete with a variety of professional learning networks and communities of practice on almost any topic you think of. There is also another type of portals that have seen the light recently and which offer massive courses and trainings on different subjects, these are MOOCs. MOOCs are a great way for growing professionally particularly that most of the courses they offer are free. I have already featured some interesting MOOC resources that teachers can use for the enhancement of their PD and today I want to share with you some wonderful iPad apps that will allow you to pursue your PD on the go."

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Power of Poison - Museum Companion App - Class Tech Tips

Power of Poison - Museum Companion App - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are lots of apps for virtual field trips and the American Museum of Natural History has a companion app for their exhibit Power of Poison.  You don’t have to take your students on a field trip to New York City to benefit from the resources within this app. This interactive app lets children explore a few different scenarios presented in the museum exhibit.  It’s great for connecting to a genre study on mysteries or inspiring a writing assignment on imagined narratives."

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, June 1, 2014 12:18 AM

an iPad interactive museum game!

 

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iOS 8: Our Complete Overview and First Impressions - MacStories

iOS 8: Our Complete Overview and First Impressions - MacStories | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"iOS 8, the next major version of Apple's mobile operating system, was unveiled earlier today at the company's WWDC 2014 keynote. Shipping this Fall, iOS 8 focuses on refining the bold new look launched last year with iOS 7, but, more importantly, it puts the spotlight on new user features, apps, and developer technologies."

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3 Good iPad Apps for Creating Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Good iPad Apps for Creating Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I just received an email from one of  the readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning asking about some good iPad apps for creating citations and bibliographies. I have gone through my archive and compiled the short list below. Enjoy"

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, June 3, 2014 8:30 AM

3 Good iPad Apps for Creating Citations and Bibliographies

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Learn How to Use iPad Effectively in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Learn How to Use iPad Effectively in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Have you ever thought of using iPads in your classroom? iPads as we all know, is among the best tools that can be used to teach students effectively. Here's a list of a lot of apps for the effective use of iPad in the classroom."

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Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 2 | MathyCathy's Blog – Mrs. Cathy Yenca

Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 2 | MathyCathy's Blog – Mrs. Cathy Yenca | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"For our last day of class with a “normal” schedule (today), I met with my students in our school’s 21st-century learning space.  There’s a sampling of flexible furniture, a corner with stadium seating, iMacs, a big-screen TV, an Apple TV, tables that also serve as white boards… chairs on wheels, couches with charging stations… it’s a great space!

 

Students’ first task today was to finalize their multi-touch math books and submit them to me.  Since some student groups were able to virtually turn in their books last Friday, I was able to embed their .ePub files on my teacher website, and use each unique URL to share all of the books in a ThingLink.  Student groups downloaded and read no less than five books authored by their peers."

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Mike Dilger's curator insight, June 3, 2014 9:03 PM

We often see Book creator and writing books not an option in maths.  Maybe this teacher and what she does with her maths class will give you some ideas for publishing In Maths.

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Apple - iOS 8 - Overview

Apple - iOS 8 - Overview | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever — for developers and everyone else. But that wasn’t the goal. We simply set out to create the most natural experience. Each enhancement has a purpose. Every new feature deserves to be a new feature. Each function is more considered, each next step is more efficient. It all adds up to an even better experience — one that is pleasantly surprising at first and becomes utterly indispensable before you know it."

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All the New Stuff in iOS 8 - lifehacker

All the New Stuff in iOS 8 - lifehacker | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Today, Apple announced iOS 8 with a ton of new features. It's not as visually different as iOS 7, but it's still packed with all kinds of new stuff. Here's a list of everything new.
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Educator as a Maker Educator - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein

"Being a Maker Educator often requires changing one's mindset, roles, and skills typically associated with being an educator - includes an informal assessment and resources."

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LEARN - LEAD - GROW : Student App Creation is Easier Than You Think

LEARN - LEAD - GROW : Student App Creation is Easier Than You Think | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"One of my groups went above and beyond the standard PowerPoint Presentations that we normally give. They invented their own App to share with the company! The purpose of this App was to help the company sell chocolate in various ways. It provided Google Maps to brick and mortar store locations, product information, social media links, and links to products."

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Cosmos - Explore Space on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Cosmos - Explore Space on iPads - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Whether you tuned in for this multi-part television series or are simply looking for science resources for your class, Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey is a great app for teachers.  There are articles and clips from the program that may just fit into your curriculum or connect to a book you are reading to your students.  The index makes it very easy to search for content.  This app is completely free and contains high quality graphics."

 

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How to Control What Apps Can Access Photos in iOS - OSXDaily

How to Control What Apps Can Access Photos in iOS - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"iOS allows users to control what apps can access the images and photos stored on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This is handled through the Privacy settings and offers granular control over which specific third party applications are allowed to pull images from the Photos app, Camera Roll, and also whether or not they are able to save new images to the on-device storage within Photos app as well."

 

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Common Core & Ed Tech: Coding for Fun and Critical Learning

Common Core & Ed Tech: Coding for Fun and Critical Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are so much talk and so many options out there to get students interested in coding.  Why should students learn to code?  Simple - it builds critical thinking functions. As a former junior high teacher, I would have loved students come into my classroom with the ability to make independent decisions and feel they had the ability to step "outside the box."  I always believed that ability was there, the students just didn't understand the functions to access it.  Coding is one way to build that necessary thinking.

Here are two coding apps that students will really enjoy.  One is for younger students, the other is geared for high school.  Adults of any age who want to see what coding is all about would enjoy both.  Both were introduced through Imagine K12, an education start-up incubator located here in Silicon Valley. "

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iPad App of the Week: Juxtaposer | iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Juxtaposer | iPad Insight | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to produce apps that are exclusively for the iPad. Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday.

 

This week’s pick is Juxtaposer, an app that lets you combine multiple pictures to create fun and striking new images. Better still, it’s got an easy to use interface – that makes the process quite quick."

 

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, June 1, 2014 11:16 AM

Rilliant, just imagine the different applications for this in digi media projects!