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Using iPads in the School Library

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iPads are transforming learning in schools and school libraries. This is a collection of iPad based projects, apps, and tools that librarians can use to integrate iPads into the library thoughtfully and productively to engage students and promote 21st century learning.

Re-Imagine Your Library with iPads. 25+ Ways to Use Your iPad in Your Library Program by Desi Beard on Prezi. Cool Uses of iPads in School Libraries on Pinterest. iPads for Everyone: How a small library program became a runaway hit and reached more than 4,100 kids and teachers. Librarian Carolyn Foote with some of her students.

iPads for Everyone: How a small library program became a runaway hit and reached more than 4,100 kids and teachers

Photograph by Michael Thad Carter Walk into our school library and you’re bound to see scores of iPads propped up on the tables. Using iPads and Apps in the School Library – Internet @ Schools. Ipad apps in the School Library: Mary Catherine Coleman; Librarian, St.

Using iPads and Apps in the School Library – Internet @ Schools

Stephens and St. Agnes School; Alexandria, VA School has cart of 18 iPads in library and mobile carts elsewhere in building. Each student assigned the same iPad everytime they are in the library. iPads and Tablets in Education. 10 Terrific Ways to Use One iPad or iPhone in the Classroom. If you have only one iPad, use Apple's VGA adapter ($29) to connect your iPad to a smartboard.

10 Terrific Ways to Use One iPad or iPhone in the Classroom

No smartboard? Grab an LCD projector, VGA adapter, and speakers, if you wish, for your iPad, then check out the simple how-to video below. iPads in the Classroom. iPads in Education - Innovating education with technology. When you give students iPads. Kanoon Elementary: iPads in the Library. Cooper Elementary Library Uses iPads. Idea Box Show #2: Managing iPads in the School Library with Kris Hughes. Hirsch HS: iPads in the Library. From Pencil to IPAD, Engaging the 21st Century Student. Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2015. iPad Apps for the School Library - Elementary Librarian. My first article was filled with tidbits to consider regarding the use of iPads, but now I can write about the fun part- the apps!

iPad Apps for the School Library - Elementary Librarian

For the last few years, I have been on the hunt for fun, useful, friendly, and most importantly, free, apps. There are thousands of applications to sift through, but with the help of some great bloggers and library journals, I have a small collection of awesome apps loaded and ready to go for my students. One of my favorite go to apps for all ages is News-O-Matic. It’s a kid’s newspaper that provides the last five days’ worth of headlines. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad.

Finding apps isn’t difficult.

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians. October 25, 2015 As requested by some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning, we went ahead and curated the list below comprising some of the best iPad apps for librarians.

10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians

We have particularly focused on apps that enable librarians to search for, access, manage and read journal articles and some note taking and referencing apps. Additionally, we would also highly recommend Nicole Hennig's book ‘Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage’ which covers in more details over 100 Android and iPad apps for librarians. Library Scientist has also this great list of apps to check out. Edtech periodic table. The 25 best education apps for connected classrooms. Figuring out which tool is right for the job is something we all struggle with every day.

The 25 best education apps for connected classrooms

Whether you’re a contractor, plumber, or teacher, there’s a lot of options to choose from. Teachers managing connected classrooms have it quite rough, though. App-Smashing App-Pack X ThingLink. SLJ App Reviews. 50 Fab Apps. Top 100 Apps for Teachers, Students and Researchers. The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students. Ready for school?

The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students

Let’s examine some of the featured apps that you should be using this year. From time-saving tools to reading helpers, there are apps that do just about anything. 10 Good iPad Apps to Facilitate Students Collaboration. January 15, 2014 Below are some good apps that can facilitate your students collaboration in learning projects.

10 Good iPad Apps to Facilitate Students Collaboration

The first 5 apps has been been featured in a slideshow created by Monica Burns from Class Tech Tips and are particularly useful for classes where there is only one iPad or where students have to share the same iPad. I have also added more apps that I personally think are idea for collaborative team work. Check out the titles below and have a look at the accompanying slide for more illustrations on how these apps are being used. Teachers with Apps. 45 Most Exciting Apps For Librarians. Thank you for all your great feedback!

45 Most Exciting Apps For Librarians

We updated our list to include even more great apps! Although this is the information age, one of the most common places for people to seek information is still the public library. Fortunately, modern libraries have kept up with technological advancements and have integrated computers, the internet, and other important tools as a normal part of this dynamic hub where paper media meets electronics. In fact, many people view the library as the central information center of the city, and in order to retain this title, librarians now find themselves faced with the need to utilize smartphones and tablet apps to complete their tasks and perform jobs more quickly and efficiently. Apps for Librarians. The edWebET47 - The A-List Shelf. Business & Productivity - The 100 Best iPad Apps of 2015. Business and Productivity Apps Citrix GoToMy PC Free GoToMyPC for iPad makes it simple to control your computer while away from your work area, but the lack of multitasking support, and latency issues, may dampen the experience.

Cubby (beta) Free Even though Cubby is still in beta, we feel confident giving it a four-star rating. It offers both the flexibility of letting you designate any folder on your system for syncing, while eliminating confusion that approach introduces in other products. Critical Evaluation of Apps. Curating school library apps through crowdsourcing. App Literacy for Librarians. Sesame Street: Song: There's An App For That. There’s no app for good teaching.

8 ways to think about tech in ways that actually improve the classroom. Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only faster. It’s a multi-headed challenge: Teachers need to connect with classrooms filled with distinct individuals. There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered.

Too often the word on the street is “my school or class has new iPads but we don’t know what to do with them.” The best part about these devices is that they get the learning into the actual hands of students- make learning “hands-on.” That is NOT a new concept. Dewey, Montessori, David Kolb knew this long before the digital age- constructivism is one of the most effective ways to learn anything. These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country. Fresh Ideas for iPad Maker Programming. School Library Journal draws on a small but dedicated group of reviewers that spend hours exploring, comparing, and evaluating apps. I value their opinions and am always eager to hear how they are using apps in their libraries.

Recently I asked Cindy Wall to to update me on her app programming. She and her colleague Lynn Pawloski, authors of The Maker Cookbook: Recipes for Children’s and ‘Tween Library Programs (Libraries Unlimited, 2014), responded. Even with three decades of experience between us, working in both school and public libraries, we’re always on the lookout for inspiration. Apps & More for Makerspaces. Whether your library or school has a dedicated makerspace, you are experimenting with maker and STEM programming, or looking for inspiration to get started, this inaugural installment of “Mix It Up” offers a broad selection of free or low-cost apps, websites, and tools for engaging kids and teens in creative maker projects. Our field-tested recommendations are grouped into three main sections: Coding, Filmmaking, Tinkering, and 3D Printing. Making is all about trial and error; don’t be afraid to experiment with these tools and encourage playful exploration by your patrons or students.

As makers like to say, “If at first you succeed…you’re probably doing it wrong.” Tinkercad Rainy Day, Solo ExplorationFree | Gr 5 Up A computer-aided model (CAD) software program that allows users to design items for 3-D printing or lasercutting. I Created A Little Makerspace To-Go.....It Even Includes A Makerspace Mobile Too! Mobile Makerspaces. Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation. Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids. 6 tips for making better iPad movies. Top 10 movie-making apps for iPhone and iPad. 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices. Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling. Digital Storytelling with the iPad.

Create Digital Stories. 7 Easy Ways to Create a Green Screen for Your Classroom - The Art of Ed. The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad. 13 Great Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad. 7 Great E-Books for Summer Reading on iPads. 8 Fantastic Apps for Summer Reading on iPads. We Got It! iPad Apps That Support Literacy Within The Library & Throughout The School. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Picture Books + Apps = Great Learning! Reading Library for Kids on iPads - EPIC! BEST Book Apps 2014. YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS. Best Book Apps for Kids. Read Audiobooks. 25 Awesome iPhone and iPad Apps for Book Lovers » LibraryScienceDegree.org. 25 sources of free public domain books.

Computers and e-Books in School Libraries. iPad for literacy learning final pre press copy. Redefining the Writing Process with iPads. 20+ top iPad apps for writers. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: iPad writing apps. Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools. Assessing with the iPad. 5 Sketchnoting Apps for Teachers & Students. 14 Teacher-Recommended Classroom Management Apps. Bloom's Taxonomy for iPads. 18 Epic Productivity Apps to Help You Live Your Dreams. 60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers. EdTechTeacher.

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