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5 Excellent Drawing Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Drawing Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"One of the tested ways to unleash kids creativity and enhance their power of imagination is through drawing. This has become even way easier and practical using  the different web tools and mobile apps available out there for  free. I have already featured several of these tools and apps in previous posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Today, however, I want to share with you some  new wonderful iPad apps for getting kids to draw. Check them out below:"

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:01 PM

Suitable for elementary / primary year levels. 

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ways to Encourage Child Creativity

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ways to Encourage Child Creativity | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Schools don’t have to kill the creativity Sir Ken Robinson laments in his popular video. To follow are a few ideas that can teachers can share with parents, or use in their classrooms, to provide young people with the inspiration to be creative.  "

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Why I Use Google Chrome on the iPad - the iLesson Lady

Why I Use Google Chrome on the iPad - the iLesson Lady | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I love my iPad, but I’m a Google girl at heart.  Safari works fine, and I have no issues with it.  But Google Chrome just fits my teaching so much better.  It has several features that just make it super easy to access and perfect for elementary classroom use."

 

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Lori Holford's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:34 PM

Google Chrome platform for student research... a great thing. 

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iPad & Literacy on Scoop.it curated by Jim Harmon

iPad & Literacy on Scoop.it curated by Jim Harmon | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A resource for educators interested in improving literacy through the iPad and apps
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19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management - Class Tech Tips

19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If anyone tells you that an iPad is just for playing Angry Birds, this list of teacher tools is sure to change their mind.  Check out these tips, tricks and apps for classroom management!"

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SpeechTechie- Technology, Apps and Lessons for SLPs and Teachers who like Words: AR Flashcards Space

SpeechTechie- Technology, Apps and Lessons for SLPs and Teachers who like Words: AR Flashcards Space | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
SpeechTechie will help you find speech language pathology and technology resources for your lesson plans and therapy. This blog shows you the best free internet sites and apps related to speech and language goals
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Kodable to Introduce Programming Skills

Kodable to Introduce Programming Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Coding and programing are two important STEM skills that you can introduce to children at an early age.  Two of my favorites apps for doing just this are Hopscotch and Daisy the Dinosaur but anothe...
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Mahmoud Farag's curator insight, March 3, 2015 8:41 AM

do develop programming skills

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24 Super Cool Free Science Apps - Class Tech Tips

24 Super Cool Free Science Apps - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There are tons of awesome iPad apps and these 24 totally free games, tools, and resources are perfect for the science classroom.  Explore this list to see what works with your students! iPad Lab Ti...
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Theophilus's curator insight, March 13, 2014 5:22 AM

For those who do not have connection problems and who have access to iPads.

Jillian Harrington's curator insight, March 15, 2014 9:40 PM

Rock identifer...how cool is that for some of the less prac based topic in science.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 7, 2014 2:07 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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IdeaStorm - A Free and Simple Drawing App - iPad Apps for School

IdeaStorm - A Free and Simple Drawing App - iPad Apps for School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"IdeaStorm is a free iPad app for quickly creating sketches and diagrams. IdeaStorm allows you to create individual sketches and collections of sketches. To create a sketch just tap the “new drawing” button and start drawing. You can choose from three line thicknesses and five colors to use in your drawings. All drawings are automatically saved in the app."

 

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:37 AM

Another great option for note taking and brain storming.

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IdeaStorm - A Free and Simple Drawing App - iPad Apps for School
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30 Tips to Leverage The Power of YouTube in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 Tips to Leverage The Power of YouTube in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Throughout my different experiences working with teachers integrating technology in their classrooms I noticed that several of them still do not know about the powerful  features that YouTube has. The fad that YouTube is a mere video hosting platform is still pervasive among many while, in fact, most if not all of the features provided by premium video websites are also found in YouTube and for free."

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 12, 2014 2:42 AM

30 Tips to Leverage The Power of YouTube in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Free Technology for Teachers: Code Maven and Game Maven Teach Kids to Program Their Own Games

Free Technology for Teachers: Code Maven and Game Maven Teach Kids to Program Their Own Games | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Code Maven and Game Maven are interactive programming tutorials from Crunchzilla. Code Maven and Game Maven use the same style as the popular Code Monster javascript programming tutorial. That style is to present a piece of code with instructions on one side of the screen while providing a visual of the outcome on the other side of the screen."

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10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12 - Huffington Post

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12 - Huffington Post | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012)."

 

 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:55 PM

It looks like the numerous parents enabling very young extensive use of handheld gadgets by very young children is going to bite us in a very few short years. -Lon

Allie Peck's curator insight, March 10, 2014 4:40 PM

While I don't necessarily agree with this in the extent to which it is depicted, there are certainly parts that I wholeheartedly agree with.  Often technologies are over stimulating.  Looking at a computer screen, iPad screen, TV screen, etc. for an extended period of time causes migraines in myself and many other people that I know.  I have seen other research that suggests technology use before bed will make it difficult to fall asleep, and even aids in the development of ADD in children because there is too much to take in.  As this article points out, technology also has an increased cause in depression in adolescence.  Given all of these incredibly negative side effects, why are schools pushing towards a technology centered classroom?

Claudie Graner's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:15 AM

makes sense....

 

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10 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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

"f you haven't seen them yet, here is a round-up of some good educational iPad apps that have been recently released. During my online meandering I come across hundreds of apps and I bookmark the ones I deem important to share here with you. the purpose behind these lists is to keep teachers and educators abreast of the latest releases in the world of educational iPad apps. Have a look and share with your colleagues."

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How to Get Better iOS 7.1 Battery Life - GottaBeMOBILE

How to Get Better iOS 7.1 Battery Life - GottaBeMOBILE | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The iOS 7.1 update for iPhone and iPad is finally here and already, we’re seeing complaints about bad iOS 7.1 battery life. Those who are looking to improve the battery life on the iPhone or iPad after installing Apple’s latest update are in luck."

 

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Notable New iPad Apps: BBC Sport | iPad Insight

Notable New iPad Apps: BBC Sport | iPad Insight | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"BBC Sport app now has an iPad version. The app has been available on iOS for over a year, but as of last week it’s a universal app with a full version for the iPad."

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How to Take a Screenshot on an iPad and Annotate it - Jonathan Wylie

How to Take a Screenshot on an iPad and Annotate it - Jonathan Wylie | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Need to create your own iPad tutorial? Want to share a screen capture of your favorite game? Then you need to learn how to take a screenshot on an iPad! Here's how to do it.
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Learning and engagement with iPads – the finished project - Stephen Perse Foundation

Learning and engagement with iPads – the finished project - Stephen Perse Foundation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Giving an open-ended task is always an interesting issue for teachers. There is a risk involved. Will the students run with the task? Will they stay on track? Will they handle the technology or be distracted by it?"

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emeraldgirl's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:46 PM

I often hear of stories where students have a preferred app for a particular task.  Learning activities should be inclusive of this approach as it enables student engagement, which as this author says 'cant be a bad thing'.

Marissa Mendonca's curator insight, November 7, 2014 6:51 PM

I liked what this had to say about how the use of iPads really does get the students to be more engaged in learning. Whether it makes a huge difference in test scores or not it is still a huge accomplishment to have your students engaged and interested in learning.

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10 Amazing Book Apps - teacherswithapps

10 Amazing Book Apps - teacherswithapps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Who doesn't love a good book? Better yet, who doesn't love a crazy good children's book app? Here are 10 of our favorite children's book apps.
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10 of the Best iPad Apps for Teachers Jonathan Wylie

10 of the Best iPad Apps for Teachers Jonathan Wylie | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
With so many iPad apps for teachers, it can be hard to decide which ones are really worth your time. Here are ten of the best for iPad educators.
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GarageBand Update - iPad Notebook

GarageBand Update - iPad Notebook | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Apple has released the latest update to GarageBand, an app with touch instruments and a full featured recording studio. The app allows you to play piano, guitar, drums or organ. Apple describes the...
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Create Educational Comic Tales on iPad Using The Free Make Beliefs Comix App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Create Educational Comic Tales on iPad Using The Free Make Beliefs Comix App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Make Beliefs Comix is one of my favourite web tool for creating comics to use for educational purposes. I have also featured it in my recent post on the best web tools for creating educational comic strips. What I like the most about this web tool is that it does not require any sign up or registration so you don't have to worry about your students sharing or using their emails.

 

Now with the free Make Beliefs Comix iPad app, students can easily make comics on the go and share them via email or store them in the camera roll."

 

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comicstrips's curator insight, September 28, 2015 11:55 AM

Now, it's easy to make a comic strip!!!

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The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads & Other Tablets

The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads & Other Tablets | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The Access Model is based on a strength of tablets, and that is 1:1 access to the people, content channels, models, and instant feedback that tablets can uniquely provide. In most circumstances, this access is ideally asynchronous and self-directed.

 

It makes little sense to use tablets to provide a learning experience similar to the one provided in its absence. This makes both the tablet’s performance and the learning experience clumsy and ineffective.

 

A key factor in teaching with iPads then is to rethink the learning process using the potential provided by both 1:1 screen access, and the mobility and personalization they allow."

 

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iOS 7.1 for iPad Is Faster, More Stable, And Ready For Download Now | iPad Insight

iOS 7.1 for iPad Is Faster, More Stable, And Ready For Download Now | iPad Insight | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"iOS 7.1 is out today and you can update your iPad by heading over to Settings -> General -> Software Update. This dot update marks the biggest and bug-fixinest improvement to iOS since the release of iOS 7 last year"

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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is a powerful productivity suite with an increasing potential in education. From storing documents to creating stunning presentations and drawings, Google Drive empowers you with the necessary tools to enhance your productivity and augment your workflow.  I have been sharing several guides and materials on how teachers can tap into the power of this platform and this section aggregates all I have shared in this regard so far."

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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:06 AM

Great suggestions on how students can use Google Docs

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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive
Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2014 5:51 PM

I've still got a few things to teach my class but we are getting there.