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Loot Pursuit - A Free & Fun Math Game for Students' iPads

Loot Pursuit - A Free & Fun Math Game for Students' iPads | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Loot Pursuit is a mathematics game designed for middle school students. The free iPad game requires students to know the order of operations to complete many of the math problems in the game. The premise of the game is that students have to correctly answer mathematics problems in order to collect ancient Mayan artifacts."

 

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IXL Math Practice - Elementary School Math Practice iPad App

IXL Math Practice - Elementary School Math Practice iPad App | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
IXL Math Practice is a free iPad app from the popular online math practice service, IXL. IXL Math Practice offers hundreds of math practice problems for students in Kindergarten through sixth grade...
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Abby Fellows - Smith's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:26 AM

So much has happend so quickly to promote the use of iPads in the education system. I think that this app seems to be very user friendly and allows use without having to have an account with IXL. However, this article does not show me what this app can do that cannot be done in a regular classroom setting. Yes, the students can get trophies for the work they do. This however can be a problem for students who struggle as they will feel as though their effort is not being rewarded.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Totally Free Educational Apps (no-in app purchases!) - Smart Apps For Kids

Top 10 Best-Selling Totally Free Educational Apps (no-in app purchases!) - Smart Apps For Kids | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Lisa R. proofread this and said in her delicate way "you need a shorter explanation!" So here it is: I looked at the top 100 free educational apps list and took out the ones with in-app purchases or for teachers/classrooms/adults!
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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, October 3, 2013 6:51 AM

Get the best Apps for your Ipad!

 

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8 Great Hidden Features in iOS 7

8 Great Hidden Features in iOS 7 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you've been easing in to Apple's new mobile operating system iOS 7, you've likely discovered hidden features. Here's a look at our favorites.
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How To Create Spooky Music Using GarageBand for iPad | Midnight Music

How To Create Spooky Music Using GarageBand for iPad | Midnight Music | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I’ve been working hard on my upcoming ebook iPad Projects for the Music Classroom and wanted to share a little taster project with you. This is a simple project involving the GarageBand app and it’s suitable for the music classroom and also for the general classroom. You can download a PDF copy of this sample iPad music project here.


Using the spooky music creation techniques suggested in the video below, students can make their own programmatic music for storytelling activities or for movie soundtracks."

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Why iPad 4 Schools [Poster]

Why iPad 4 Schools [Poster] | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you need something short and sharp to convince decision makers on why it should be iPad and not an alternative, this poster might help. Laptops and Chromebooks make excellent business tools for those writing documents, sending emails and using Skype (not available for Chromebook) but for creative options in schools, it still has to be iPad."

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iOS 7 video tip: Making FaceTime audio calls

iOS 7 video tip: Making FaceTime audio calls | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"One of the relatively unsung features of iOS 7 is the addition of audio-only calling to FaceTime. Why would you want to use FaceTime to make audio-only calls instead of using the full video/audio capability? Well, maybe you just woke up and look like something the cat dragged in, and you don't want the person on the receiving end of the call to die of fright. Or perhaps you're using a weak Wi-Fi connection with your non-GSM iPad mini or iPod touch in an internet café overseas and don't want to risk not being able to make a FaceTime call at all. Either way, audio-only FaceTime calling is easy to do, and today's video tip will show you how."

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Marvin for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch - an E-Reader

Marvin for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch - an E-Reader | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:56 AM

Marvin's unique Artificial Intellegence reads your books with you and helps you discover amazing things about them. Build summaries in seconds and pin any web content to your books.

alistairm 's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:17 AM
At last - an ebook reader that actually includes "accessibility" in its marketing!
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$1 billion iPad giveaway at L.A. schools: Bad idea or poor execution? (+video)

$1 billion iPad giveaway at L.A. schools: Bad idea or poor execution? (+video) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
L.A. school officials bill the iPad giveaway as a 'major capital investment in technology-enabled classrooms,' but under fire from parents and teachers they have temporarily halted the program.
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iOS 7 video tip: How to AirDrop information between devices

iOS 7 video tip: How to AirDrop information between devices | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
One of the new features of iOS 7 is the ability to send photos, contacts and other information from one iOS device to one or more other devices through
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The Best Resources For Connected Educators Month | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Connected Educators Month | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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John Evans's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:07 AM

"October is Connected Educators Month. Here’s a description:

 

Connected Educators is an initiative of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and is conducted by the American Institutes for Research in collaboration with several partner organizations and a technical working group. Numerous other organizations and individuals have contributed to its success as organizers and participating organizations in Connected Educator Month.

 

Connected Educators pursues this mission through seeking to understand and promote educators learning and collaborating through online communities of practice and social networks."

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An iPad Idea Becomes iPad Reality @ 'Iolani

"This film documents the genesis of 'Iolani School's one-to-one technology initiative. It was shot and edited by Charlene Shovic Gardner, 'Iolani alum and founder of Manoa Productions."

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Having trouble with iMessage or FaceTime on iOS 7? Here's how to fix it!

Having trouble with iMessage or FaceTime on iOS 7? Here's how to fix it! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"How is iMessage working for you?

iMessage and FaceTime are wonderful, empowering, enabling technologies that... can frustrate the $%^&  out of you at times..."

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Terri Roberts's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:20 AM

Still learning about iOS 7. 

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Quizdojo: A Virtual Study App For iPad

Quizdojo: A Virtual Study App For iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Quizdojo, a virtual study app for the iPad, was created in order to assist students with exam preparation.
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Students Are 'Hacking' Their School-Issued iPads: Good for Them - The Atlantic

Students Are 'Hacking' Their School-Issued iPads: Good for Them - The Atlantic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Almost immediately after receiving their new school-issued iPads this fall, students in Indiana and in California (and probably elsewhere) managed to bypass the security on the devices, “hacking” them for “non-schoolwork” purposes: listening to music, checking Facebook, surfing the web."

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Abby Fellows - Smith's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:14 AM

I think it is amusing at how easily students could bypass the security on the iPads.  It was shocking to see that 1 billion dollars will be poured into this new way of learning. I think it is a great risk spending so much money on a concept that has not fully been tested yet. To see whether the use of iPads will infact improve learning I think they should atleast test it in a long term manner to see what the results of this new way of education will be. Upon further reading i agree that the word hacking is a bit harsh to describe what the students did. If anything they should be applauded for their sense of know how in working iPads.

Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 4, 2013 3:53 AM

I think it is amusing at how easily students could bypass the security on the iPads.  It was shocking to see that 1 billion dollars will be poured into this new way of learning. I think it is a great risk spending so much money on a concept that has not fully been tested yet. To see whether the use of iPads will infact improve learning I think they should atleast test it in a long term manner to see what the results of this new way of education will be. Upon further reading i agree that the word hacking is a bit harsh to describe what the students did. If anything they should be applauded for their sense of know how in working iPads.

Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:18 PM
Chwayita Ceejay January's insight: 

Another reason why teachers ought to be trained properely to use such devices as to monitor student activity. It would also seem that schools are spending more money on buying the iPads than actually training the teachers how to use it. The deployment of technology in schools needs to be carefully evaluated by the board  in partnership with experts on technology and teaching; while examing the vaious contexts in which these devices are used by students.

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TECHCHEF: App Integration Snapshots

TECHCHEF: App Integration Snapshots | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Marianna Husain (@mhusain), fellow iVenger and author of the Bobcat blog, had the idea to create easy to follow handouts for teachers on a weekly basis to support them with the multitude of apps available on the elementary devices (see full list of 150+ apps here http://bit.ly/19WC0j1 ;). As there are 5 elementaries and 9-10 ed techs creating these resources on a rotating basis, I suggested a template to streamline the process and make them appear more uniform."

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One iPad in the classroom: essential toolkit

One iPad in the classroom: essential toolkit | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you have only one iPad connected to an Apple TV in the classroom (like me), here is a list of 5 apps I use everyday and I found essential for teaching."

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Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, October 6, 2013 6:51 AM
re Teacherkit - it was advised to us to use it and we used it for about 2 to 3 weeks as a whole staff. Following lost of data and keyboard not working - a lot of freezes - we contacted Teacherkit to see if there was some bug. We got no reply to email, tweets... We finally got a reply via twitter when someone recommended Teacherkit and I said I had reservation. At that stage we had moved to Idoceo (paid app) but if you have a question, you get an answer within 24 hours . Teacherkit asked if I culd be skyped etc... at that stage it was too late. Last week, 4 weeks later, I got an email saying they had got my email about my problems and it has been logged and they will be in touch. I d rather they had a pay version so that the bugs could be fixed quicker.
Ms van Leent's curator insight, October 26, 2013 10:33 PM

Relevant for next year!

Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 27, 2013 5:48 AM

Thanks to Anthea for this one! :--)

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appsbypaulhamilton: 3 things students should be doing on iPads

appsbypaulhamilton: 3 things students should be doing on iPads | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"My primary job is advising and coaching teachers to use technology in effective ways in classrooms. iPads as a technological tool in classrooms is a major part of this job. Researching effective Apps, encouraging teachers to look for connections between the curriculums and integration of these amazing devices are just 2 aspects of my job that are both challenging and incredible rewarding."

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Note-Taking with iPads

Note-Taking with iPads | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precisely what he said, and to this day, I still take notes in outline form. However, consider Sunni Brown's TED Talk, "Doodlers Unite." She argues that engaging in sketching while listening to complex ideas further supports learning."

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Evernote for Dummies: The App to Finally Organize Yourself! - Teaching with iPad

Evernote for Dummies: The App to Finally Organize Yourself! - Teaching with iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I’ve always wanted to write a post on Evernote. It was in fact my interview on Skitch for the Evernote blog that inspired teachingwithipad.org. While I can not boast to being a power-user of Evernote, I am finding more and more ways to use it to organize my life. Evernote is, in my opinion, one of the most useful and resourceful apps you will ever use."

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Chitra Sundarraman's curator insight, October 3, 2013 12:14 AM

I am not there yet, but learning to use Evernote

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:41 AM

Visuel !

Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

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3 Quick Tips For Building Digital Citizenship - Edudemic

3 Quick Tips For Building Digital Citizenship - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Schools have a tendency to shy away from actively teaching digital citizenship due to time constraints in the curriculum, concerns about student-teacher interaction online, as well as anxiety over students having ready access to social media...
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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development? - Mind/Shift

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development? - Mind/Shift | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers. Instead of enduring hours-long workshops a few times a year, teachers could reach out to peers on the Internet in real time for advice on things like planning a lesson (or salvaging a lesson that’s going wrong), overcoming classroom management problems, or helping students with disabilities.

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Apple Aware of iOS 7 iMessage Issue, Working on a Fix

Apple Aware of iOS 7 iMessage Issue, Working on a Fix | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Apple is aware of a glitch in iOS 7 that is disrupting iMessage delivery and is working on a fix, reports The Wall Street Journal.

 

“We are aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have a fix available in an upcoming software update,” Apple said in a statement. “In the meantime, we encourage any users having problems to reference our troubleshooting documents or contact AppleCare to help resolve their issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes impacted users.”"

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An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you have an iPad and you want to get the maximum out of in order to  enhance your iPadding experience and improve your productivity on it, the tutorials below are part of what you need.


These are some very  good video tutorials that will introduce you to a wide variety of tips related to using and handling your iPad. I invite you to have a look and share with your students. Enjoy."

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Lee Hall's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:23 PM

More and more teachers are getting iPads as the schools have the money. These are great resources for those teachers.