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The 4 Big Reasons You Should Try Mobile Learning | Edudemic - 0 views

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    Short and concise commentary on the benefits of mobile learning
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iPad in Education - 5 views

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    Ipad implementation plans, technical info for iPad users and schools. Tremendous resource
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iPaddiction - 1 views

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    A teacher in Wisconsin blogs about his or her? lessons and ideas using the iPad throughout the school year. Excellent ideas
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Teachers with Apps - Because Not All Apps are Created Equal - 1 views

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    full of great app recommendations
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iPaddiction: 8 Burning Questions About iPads in Class (Answered!) - 1 views

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    How has it (implementation of iPads) gone for you and the students?
Janet Cerni

Education Week: Educators Evaluate Learning Benefits of iPad - 1 views

  • centerpiece of a social studies curriculum that blends online and face-to-face learning.
  • supplement
  • But such rapid adoption of a device with such a short history means that figuring out the best educational use can involve a lot of trial and erro
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  • “Is this the best use of our funds, or is it simply a tool to engage and motivate our students?”
  • “Of course, technology has that capability, but is that always the best angle?”
  • In September, Virginia announced the purchase of 350 iPads for 4th, 7th, and 9th graders in four counties to test the use of the device as a 1-to-1 computing tool in social studies classrooms.
  • th and 9th grade classes used gaming and assessment applications
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  • personalize reading assignments based on proficiency,
  • e-text feature
  • most teachers and students supported continuing the pilo
  • Pearson officials say their material would be more refined a second time around after learning their own lessons about designing content.
  • that can lead you to want to overload the presentation.”
  • Excluding the fad factor, experts say there are legitimate reasons for educational interest.
  • For this to work, really, next year, you need to have a team—one or two or three teachers—who will just sit down and go through this and put stuff on there that’s going to matter,” he says. “Trying to do it during the school year is just crazy.”
  • Teachers in the pilot also reported having to learn on the fly.
  • iPad to help highlight key vocabulary words
  • some apps to help students understand fractions and decimals
  • definitely a work in progress
  • The question may be whether the iPad is best suited as a 1-to-1 device or to be shared as part of a stable of digital classroom tools.
  • students can choose which device to use for an ongoing book-publishing project
  • students rotate between workstations
  • 34,000-student Irving Independent School District, where all high schools follow a 1-to-1 computing model, about 10 students and 20 administrators are testing an assortment of tablet-computing devices to see how they would meet their daily needs
  • administrators
  • tablets to access their calendars and email while on the run through campus, as well as how to use their touch-screen capabilities to check off rubrics for teacher evaluations like they would with an evaluation form.
  • RANDA Solutions,
Janet Cerni

Top 10 Apps of 2011 | Touch and Go - 3 views

  • blog “Touch and Go” last June. Since then, we’ve reviewed more than 80 titles.
  • the selections will amuse, entertain, educate, or challenge kids—even after repeated viewings
  • limited my choices to the apps reviewed in this column over a four-month period.
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  • , Touch Press is unquestionably the front-runner among app producers. The London-based company has set out to “forever transform the act of reading,
  • Gems and Jewels, which highlights holdings from Chicago’s Field Museum
  • The Waste Land, which includes a stunning reading of T. S. Eliot’s iconic poem by Irish actress Fiona Sha
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (Moonbot Studios).
  • Beware Madame La Guillotine (Time Traveler Tours, LLC), an audio tour of Paris that stops at the French Revolution’s most significant sites
  • Jack Kerouac’s On the Road at an impressionable age. The app (Penguin/1KStudios) offers the complete text of the seminal work supported by a rich variety of print resources, video and audio recordings, and visuals culled from Viking’s archives and the Kerouac estate.
  • Spot the Dot (Ruckus Mobile Media/Unicorn Labs) embodies the medium’s potential to create entertaining educational materials for all children, including those with special needs.
  • . Al Gore’s Our Choice (Rodale), which targets the climate crisis, was first published in 2009, and this app (Push Pop Press/Melcher Media) updates the book
  • video introduction by the author sets the agenda, while a cogent text, video clips, fluid interactive graphics, and spectacular photos address our world’s most pressing environmental issues
  • Nosy Crow’s Cinderella: A 3-D Fairy Tale puts a fresh, modern spin on the classic slipper story. The app features animated scenes and reader-controlled text speed. And if it’s interactivity you’re looking for, this one can’t be beat.
  • Edward Bell’s Journey to the Exoplanets (Farrar/Scientific American) explores the little-known planets beyond our solar system. The app offers many cool options, including a regularly updated “Exoplanet Feed,” animated explanations of key concepts, and gyroscopic views of these far-flung orbs
diane darrow

The Gamification and Socialization of Learning | Edudemic - 0 views

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    "Grockit is an upstart company founded by a former educator attempting to socialize and gamify test preparation for national standardized tests (e.g., ACT, GRE, AP, SAT). In "gamifying" this formerly sterile process, Grockit hopes to cash on not only the novelty, but the natural human instinct to connect. "
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apps for screencasting « techchef4u - 1 views

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    iPad lessons in math
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Lessons Learned using VoiceThread for iPad - 0 views

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    Voice thread for the iPad book report lesson
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iPads in Chicago Public Schools - 1 views

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    Chicago public schools iPad resource page. Great place to visit. iPads in all grades, excellent tracking of services and assessment procedures.
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Ms. Laidler - 0 views

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    example of teacher blog tracking iPad use in the classroom. Journal style entries
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Apps for the Student-Centered Classroom | Scoop.it - 0 views

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    Barbara Brays scoop.It page about apps and iPads
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Teaching Teachers iPad Ed Tech. Some reflections on an ongoing process. - iPads in Educ... - 0 views

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    iPad professional development
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Tweachers - 1 views

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    Lori Mustille's and fellow ADE's Blog. Great write ups about a few apps and software.
diane darrow

Handy Educational Apps for iPad Part 1 - 3 views

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    News on all tablets. Great reviews
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iPad News, Reviews, Apps, Accessories, and Tips | PadGadget - 2 views

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    app reviews
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Patriot's profile | Appolicious ™ iPhone and iPad App Directory - 0 views

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    list of apps from Charlene
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Many US schools moving away from textbooks in favor of Apple iPads - MacDailyNews - Wel... - 1 views

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    "Apple officials say they know of more than 600 districts that have launched what are called 'one-to-one' programs, in which at least one classroom of students is getting iPads for each student to use throughout the school day."
diane darrow

Matt MacInnis And Inkling Are Reinventing Textbooks For Tablets - 0 views

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    Inkling, a digital textbook company started by ex-Apple education exec Matt MacInnis, wants to make textbooks more like computers.
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