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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads. Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process? Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, turn in. Our teachers then marked up what we had handwritten or typed, and returned our writing.

From there, maybe it ended up tacked to a bulletin board, stuck on the refrigerator door, stuffed into a notebook, or tossed in the nearest trash can. When computers entered into the equation, we digitized the process. In the progression from Writing 1.0 to 2.0, we digitally enhanced an existing process. With what we'll call Writing 3.0, students and teachers can: Organize and draft through handwriting, drawing, text and voiceCollaborate and incorporate multimodal feedbackCreate a final product that demonstrates mastery and communicates understanding beyond the literal confines of paper Organizing & Drafting Imagine a student who benefits from the tactile nature of handwriting.

Writing Products. David Mahaley. Note-Taking with iPads. 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. While outlining may work for me, what about those who value taking notes in the margins? When students learn to hand-write their notes, they focus on content and organization within a single medium -- paper.

Cameras and Microphones One of the most valuable features of iPad to support note-taking may be the camera. In addition to incorporating photos, many note-taking apps also include audio recording. Typing and Drawing We experienced an influx of "laptop kids" in our middle school. With iPad, these same students could both type and draw their notes. iMovie + iOS7 + AirDrop + App Smashing = Great Ideas from Greg Kulowiec! iMovie just got a major overhaul for iOS7. The interface is much cleaner in the new version, all of the editing options are much more visible, everything is possible with one tap – as opposed to the need to single & double tap in the iOS6 version.

Below are a number of screenshots highlighting the new features in iMovie. There is also an extended video tutorial , or click HERE to watch the video tutorial if you can’t wait. While most of the features are exactly the same, the major changes include: Improved user interface It is much easier to split clips, pull out freeze frames, & generally edit clips selected for a project Slow Motion Slow down any video clip within a project New Transitions Fade to black & swiping transitions Double Video!

Picture in Picture & Side by Side video is now possible! Audio Sound can now be extracted from a video clip & moved within a project. AirDrop Share both video clips and iMovie projects via AirDrop (requires iOS7 and an iPad 4th generation or iPad mini). iMovie: 5 Fantastic Apps for Digital Storytelling on iPads. This is a guest post from Samantha Morra of Computers, and the digital tools on those computers, brought video editing to the classroom years ago. As those tools became easier to use, more and more students were given opportunities to share and demonstrate knowledge using video. iPad continues to transform the process by integrating the key elements of digital storytelling - capturing photos, videos, and audio - all in one mobile device.

Through apps, iPad provides a variety of options for how to compose or combine those key elements to create an effective demonstration of learning. Digital storytelling is a powerful tool in the classroom. It is engaging for students and teachers of all grade levels and can be used across the curriculum. Most of all, digital storytelling gives students a voice and a way of communicating information in an authentic manner. One of the great things about digital stories is that there are no “cookie cutter” answers. Quick Edit iPad Videography - Storychasers Workshop Curriculum.

YouTube for Education Resources Quick Edit How-To / Tutorials Quick Edit Video Examples Project 1: Parody Student Expectations Video With your iPad, record video Interviews with at least 5 other people who answer the question BACKWARDS: What are your most important expectations for student learning in your classroom? Project 2: Storychaser Interview Video With your iPad, record video Interviews with 3 - 5 other people who answer an open-ended interview question. Check out participant videos linked on

YouTube Comment Moderation It is VERY important to turn comment moderation ON for each YouTube video you upload. Example Teacher Videos for Project 2 iMovie for iPad Trailer Videos Join A Positive Group from Autumn Laidler on Vimeo. The Food Chain from Autumn Laidler on Vimeo. Salmonella from Michael Himlie on Vimeo. WordsOn — Add Text to Photos and Pictures for Instagram for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store. The Answer Pad | The Graphically-Based Student Response and Assessment System. A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads. ThingLink for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Cargo-Bot – iPad. The first game programmed entirely on iPad® Be Logical. Play Cargo-Bot Presenting Cargo-Bot. The first game programmed entirely on iPad using Codea™ Get it for free on the App Store. Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Sounds simple, right? It features 36 fiendishly clever puzzles, haunting music and stunning retina graphics. Built with Codea Cargo-Bot is the first game on the App Store developed using Codea, an iPad app for rapidly creating games and simulations. Get Codea on the App Store. Cargo-Bot was developed by Rui Viana using Codea. Fred Bogg coded the entire music engine using Codea's sound API, as well as composing the Cargo-Bot score. Ly List - Educator's Essential iPad Toolkit #ipad #productivity #apps #education. Education Case Studies. Level It Books™ - Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books!

Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share. Nancy White/Flickr By Kathy E. Gill, PBS MediaShift For educators looking to integrate iPads, iPods and other mobile devices, here are eight must-have apps that will make life easier to do things like move files, capture lectures, read PDFs, and much more. 1. COPY, Freemium With cloud file storage, there’s no need to email yourself a copy of that Powerpoint lecture or video clip; just save it to the cloud and access it later from campus. In the U.S., our markets tend toward duopoly and oligopoly: FedX and UPS; Apple, Microsoft and Google; Facebook and Twitter.

And none as easy to use as Dropbox — until now. In mid-May, security company Barracuda Networks tripled the free storage on its fledgling cloud service Copy from 5GB to 15GB. Copy makes it easy to share files or folders, to share publicly or privately, and to share view-only (student assignments) or sync-and-edit (collaboration). Kahn Academy has spotlighted the possibilities inherent in recorded, screen-captured mini-lectures. 5. 6. 26 iBooks Author How-to Videos. A Short Guide to Using Google Drive on Your iPad. How to Incorporate Video Into Your Haiku Decks. Earlier this week I shared 76 examples of Haiku Deck being used in school and then I shared Ken Shelton's great presentation on the importance of visuals in storytelling. Yesterday, Ken told me about Haiku Deck's directions for incorporating video into your presentations. This is a topic that a few people have asked me about this week so I think it's worth noting that Haiku Deck has published directions for incorporating videos.

While you cannot import videos directly into your presentations yet, Haiku Deck does suggest two ways that you can use video with your Haiku Deck presentations. The first method is to design your Haiku Deck presentation with a place holder for a video then export the presentation to Keynote or PPT and import your video into that file.

The second method for incorporating video into Haiku Deck presentations is take a screenshot of your video then add it to your Haiku Deck presentation. The iBook Author Project: Transforming the Classroom. This is a great find. For those of you lucky enough to be a Mac school, I firmly believe the library needs to promote--prodigiously! --not just the teacher use of iBooks Author, but STUDENT-CREATED iBooks. I've blogged previously (ad nauseum?) About our iPad Trials (though, personally, I think it's more of an iBooks Author trial at this point, but it may be expanding). Basically, for this project, students are researching WW II, specifically some aspect of their home countries' involvement (we're an international school).

Each student will use iBooks Author to create an interactive, illustrated chapter on their topic, with each chapter also including a Timeline using BeeDocs Easy Timeline (very cool). Then we'll pull all the chapters together into a single book. We'll also include interviews at the end from each of the teachers (history, tech integrator and me), discussing the project as a whole, and what WE learned from it.

What we would add next time: 46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students. We try our best to keep our thumb on the pulse of the best education apps and web tools. In fact, we have probably spent way too much time attempting to offer up as many useful product reviews and helpful lists over the past several years. But we’re just two people. Katie and I can’t cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

Whether you’re looking to find the best interactive whiteboard app, a new way to deliver exit slips, or simply a fun educational game that can be used in your classroom tomorrow, these app review sites are definitely your go-to source. Create a Narrated Slideshow on an iPad with Haiku Deck and Explain Everything. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there!

If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic. <div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> This week I’m leading a 3 day iPad Media Camp in Oklahoma City. On day 1 we learned about creating 5 photo stories and narrated slideshows with the iPad apps Educreations (free) and Explain Everything ($3). On day 2 we learned how to create “Quick Edit Videos” using the iMovie iPad app.

In the morning on Tuesday, I asked participants to submit questions they have and would like me to answer via a Google form. iPad Media Camp FAQ (June 2012) On this day.. I have iPads in the Classroom. Now What? Explain Everything ™ 8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad. Want to self-publish a novel? Get your classroom materials into the hands of others? Share your brilliant insight and call yourself an author? Then publishing on the iPad may be something worth considering. The good news is that it’s never been easier to quickly and easily get your digital pen flowing. So try out some of these apps and it should hopefully inspire you to become a digital author sooner rather than later. Book Creator Book Creator is simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Book Writer Book Writer is useful app to make books with iPhone/iPad!

StoryBuddy 2 Create stories with drawings, photos, text, and audio recording! Scribble My Story Scribble My Story is a junior version of the popular Scribble Press App. StoryKit Create an electronic storybook with StoryKit . Picturebook: School Edition Create and share your very own illustrated stories in a few simple steps! Story Creator BONUS! Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation In Education. One of the biggest problems at the core of education is motivation. That’s according to the newest iteration of the popular Padagogy Wheel (pad for iPad instead of ‘ped’agogy) we showcased a couple weeks ago.

Allan Carrington spent what must be counless hours thinking, revising, and refining the wheel you see below which is now at version 3.0. Be sure to click here to view version 2.0 of the wheel and click here to view version 1.0. What’s New In The Padagogy Wheel Version 3.0 The new version tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. If it’s not … it should be. It’s about the problem of motivation in education. So why yet another version only one week later? How It Works Start at the center. But it’s not how it has to be. Do you ever wonder how schools, universities, colleges, and large groups in general should use social media? A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps. We’re proud to introduce you to a new set of resources we think you’ll enjoy.

It’s a curated list of the best education technology resources. But it’s not just organized by us. It’s now YOUR turn to share, vote up, and learn about all the best education technology out there. Got a favorite app? But really, the fun part is being able to add to the list and learn from others. So this list is hopefully going to become a go-to resource for all your iOS education app needs. The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013. Education got a lot more mobile in 2012 as in-school iPad initiatives , the iPhone 5 launch and online learning providers in general made classroom experiences more interesting—and don’t expect to see teaching head back to desktop PC’s in 2013. In fact, as MOOCs and hybrid programs continue to evolve, mobile should have an ever more significant role to play. Looking back at some of 2012′s most significant app launches and updates, Education Dive assembled a list of a few of the best apps on iOS and Android devices that we think educators should know about for 2013.

Some of these are already out in the wild, and some are still twinkles in their developers’ eyes. All of 23 of them stand to be important, however, in the new year: 1. SPIN Publisher: Net Power & Light Platform: iOS (iPad – requires iOS 5.0 or later) Audience: Anyone who wants to learn collaboratively Price: Free 2. 3. Desire2Learn’s suite of options for its campus apps is always evolving. 4. 5. 6. Tired of saving receipts? Waetag: 60 in 60: Inspiring Apps. iPad. 8 Great Free Web Resources Focused on Using the iPad in Education. Apps and Ideas for Literature Circles on iPads. iPads in Schools. 15 Favorite iPad Apps As Selected By Teachers. Web research on the iPad using Evernote and Skitch (how-to) Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer. iPad as an Interactive White Board for $5 or $10. Ipads in class. iPads in Education.