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Khan Academy for iPad Updated: Brings 150K Learning Exercises & More | iPad Insight

Khan Academy for iPad Updated: Brings 150K Learning Exercises & More | iPad Insight | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
The wonderful Khan Academy iPad app has been updated this week, to Version 2.0.

This is a major update for an already superb educational app. It brings access to everything that’s available at Khan Academy online – including some 150,000 learning exercises as well as personalized recommendations.

Khan Academy is a great educational tool for all ages; the iPad version has always been a great app – and now it’s even better.

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Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 22, 2015 11:12 PM

Khan Academy is a great resource for blended learning.

AnnC's curator insight, January 25, 2015 9:51 PM

Khan Academy just keeps getting better!

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 26, 2015 10:00 AM

Excellent new, please enroll anyone in your family, this is an can't miss 

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The Best 10 Educational Technology Apps of 2014

The Best 10 Educational Technology Apps of 2014 | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
January 11, 2015 Wondering what were the best educational technology apps of 2014? Common Sense Graphite, the popular app and EdTech tools review platform, has compiled this list which comprises 10...
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A Series of Awesome Free iPad Apps to Improve Kids Writing Skills

A Series of Awesome Free iPad Apps to Improve Kids Writing Skills | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
May 30, 2014 In today's post I am sharing with you two popular series of iPad apps to help your kids improve their writing skills. These series are : Jumbled Sentences and I Can Write. 1-...
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40 percent of U.S. classrooms have no Wi-Fi at all

40 percent of U.S. classrooms have no Wi-Fi at all | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
“Schools and libraries need $800 million annually in new E-rate funds to build and maintain adequate internal wireless networks, concludes an analysis from CoSN and EducationSuperHighway.”
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Mel Riddile's curator insight, May 28, 2014 10:56 AM

According to the CoSN/EducationSuperHighway analysis submitted to the FCC: 

  • 57 percent of U.S. public schools require W-Fi upgrades
  • 50 percent of districts require content filter and firewall upgrades
  • 40 percent of schools require local-area and wide-area network switch upgrades
  • 26 percent of schools require internal fiber-optic cable upgrades
  • 20 percent of classrooms require wiring upgrades
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The Art of Games: Dialing Into the Outdoors Through Mobile Game ...

The Art of Games: Dialing Into the Outdoors Through Mobile Game ... | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
With some green game apps, not only can you live in your world and play in it, you can learn stuff too. The Nature Deficit. Judging from the amount of time my grandkids hunch over their iPhones and iPads for game time, I'd ...
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Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology - Forbes

Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology - Forbes | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
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Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology
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American education remains basically modeled on an approach hundreds of years old.

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:32 AM

Huh. Read the article. Is it time?

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Giving tablets to school kids is not enough - Today's Zaman (blog)

Giving tablets to school kids is not enough - Today's Zaman (blog) | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
Today's Zaman (blog) Giving tablets to school kids is not enough Today's Zaman (blog) However, the "Inspire Me" motto that welcomes you right at the entrance of the building, and the creative student works that are showcased in every hall and...
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This Is A Video EVERYONE Needs To See. For The First Time In My Life, I'm Speechless.

This Is A Video EVERYONE Needs To See. For The First Time In My Life, I'm Speechless. | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
“This media we call social is anything but, when we open our computers and it’s our doors we shut”… This is one of the most vital messages that everyone needs to hear. Look Up is a spoken word for the “online” generation. Written, performed and directed by Gary Turk, it is an extremely important life [...]
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Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts

Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
April 17, 2013 Do your students struggle to come up with topics to write about in their stories? The collection below features some awesome iPad apps that can provide your students with ideas and...
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5 Ways to Show Your iPad on A Big Screen in Class

5 Ways to Show Your iPad on A Big Screen in Class | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
April 18, 2014 One of the versatile ways to use iPad in class is through sharing your iPad screen with your students. You can easily mirror your iPad screen to a projector and let students see what...
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27 Ways to Obtain Students Attention

27 Ways to Obtain  Students Attention | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
April 13, 2014 Attention is a rare currency in today's digitally focused world. It is also the price we pay for being constantly connected. Being repeatedly exposed to various digital stimuli makes...
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Excellent iPad App for Learning English Grammar

Excellent iPad App for Learning English Grammar | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
April 12, 2014 English Monstruo is an iPad app that provides a wide variety of games and interactive exercises to help students learn verb conjugation and correct spelling. Engish Monstruo is...
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The Top 10 Trends That Will Affect Learning in 2015

The Top 10 Trends That Will Affect Learning in 2015 | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
January 7, 2015 In a rapidly changing educational landscape, learning trends are constantly emerging and reshaping the century-old notions of teaching and learning. Digitality is absolutely a key...
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A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills

A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
July 16, 2014 While searching for some resources on a paper and writing on the 21st century learning skills I came across this skills checklist created by the university of Toledo. This...
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The Startup That’s Bringing Coding to the World’s Classrooms | Business | WIRED

The Startup That’s Bringing Coding to the World’s Classrooms | Business | WIRED | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
"This fall, the entire British school system will embrace computer science. The UK is the first G8 country to include computer science education in its national curriculum, and the move could serve as a test case for so many other nations across the globe, including the United States. As computing comes to dominate our world, programming skills are more valuable than ever, but even the U.S.–the center of the technology universe–is still struggling to bring coding into the classroom. Part of the problem is that, before students learn how to code, their teachers must learn too. Pulling all that off is a massive endeavor."
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Milva Bustamante Molina's curator insight, June 6, 2014 5:11 AM

Reino Unido a la vanguardia con la tecnología en el aula.

Bill Huston's curator insight, June 7, 2014 6:32 AM

The UK is really leading  the way in this vital educational endeavor. I think as we move forward with technology and education there has to be a merging of the two into strong elearning program that integrate technology into the classroom.    

graham j. passmore's curator insight, June 18, 2014 9:04 AM

Placing coding within the classroom

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Analyzing iPad Myths in Education - teachingwithipad.org

Analyzing iPad Myths in Education - teachingwithipad.org | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
- teachingwithipad.org"Preamble: This article is to support iPads in teaching. However, it is not to devalue the benefits of a great teacher. The execution of iPads in class is only going to go as far as the passions and mindset of the teacher allows it to. In other words, the iPad will never replace quality teaching. I have enjoyed working again with Richard Wells on this post, despite the 19 hour time difference (which, I guess, is only a five hour one!). If you haven't read our previous post, please check it out: The Habits and Philosophy of an Effective iPad Teacher. I look forward to one day working alongside Richard, perhaps even in person! The following post will give reasons and arguments FOR teaching with iPads. We hope it will give you some key justification points in your teaching journey to implementing proper technology (specifically, with iPads) into your everyday teaching."
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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, May 30, 2014 2:58 AM

Reasons and arguments for teaching with tablets. 

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Analyzing iPad Myths in Education |  IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Analyzing iPad Myths in Education |  IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
Instead, the successful iPad teacher is free to work with students one-to-one on the tasks after lesson delivery, and will facilitate the learning much more carefully, negating the need for the students to just 'play'.” ...
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7 Great TED Talks on Autism Teachers Should Not Miss

7 Great TED Talks on Autism Teachers Should Not Miss | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
May 6, 2014 A few months ago I posted here a visual wheel that features an array of iPad apps for autistic students and today I am adding these great TED Talks on autism. As you know, autism...
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Fundamental Teacher Apps

Fundamental Teacher Apps | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
May 11, 2014 For those of you seeking to have a quick list of the fundamental apps for your iPaded classroom, the visual below from St Oliver Plunkett Primary School is a good place...
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A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps

A Great Student Rubric for Reviewing Apps | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
April 23, 2014 To help her students understand and be able to analyze the apps they come across online, Mutt Susan from Digital Divide and Conquer has created this wonderful rubric. The Student App...
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The Importance of Screen Time for Kids

The Importance of Screen Time for Kids | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
April 20, 2014 I have recently read a good article on Forbes entitled "Research Says Screen Time Can Be Good For Your Kids". and highlighted some key points that I am sharing with you below. The...
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The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed

The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
April 17, 2014 Of all the things I have read about the 21st century skills required for students success in today's info rich society, the visual below from edutopia captures the essence of these...
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Excellent iPad Apps for Arts Teachers

Excellent iPad Apps for Arts Teachers | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
April , 2014 An art student can do a lot with a physical canvas. Imagine what that student could do with a digital canvas. Here are a set of tools for students of art, though any teacher striving to...
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10 Great Homework Help Websites for Students

10 Great Homework Help Websites for Students | The IT Revolution | Scoop.it
April 15, 2014 The web is teeming with good places where your students and kids can get help with their homework. Sometimes it does take a lot of time to find such good resources, however, to save...
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