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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads. Take a moment to think about how you learned to write.

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

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. David Mahaley. Note-Taking with iPads. iMovie + iOS7 + AirDrop + App Smashing = Great Ideas from Greg Kulowiec! iMovie just got a major overhaul for iOS7.

iMovie + iOS7 + AirDrop + App Smashing = Great Ideas from Greg Kulowiec!

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. 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.

5 Fantastic Apps for Digital Storytelling on iPads

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. So, grab your iPad and check out some of the best free apps for digital storytelling: Quick Edit iPad Videography - Storychasers Workshop Curriculum. YouTube for Education Resources.

Quick Edit iPad Videography - Storychasers Workshop Curriculum

WordsOn — Add Text to Photos and Pictures for Instagram for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store. 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.

Cargo-Bot – iPad

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. 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. 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. 26 iBooks Author How-to Videos. A Short Guide to Using Google Drive on Your iPad. How to Incorporate Video Into Your Haiku Decks. The iBook Author Project: Transforming the Classroom. This is a great find.

The iBook Author Project: Transforming the Classroom.

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). 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. Our major concern lay in keeping the tech from over-whelming the content. We spent a day introducing the basics of iBooks Author, then gave them a week to put their chapter together. 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.

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students

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. 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!

Create a Narrated Slideshow on an iPad with Haiku Deck and Explain Everything

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8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad. Want to self-publish a novel?

8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad

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. The following are powerful apps designed to help you create books on the iPad. So try out some of these apps and it should hopefully inspire you to become a digital author sooner rather than later.

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. 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.

A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps

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? 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: 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. Mobile Learning | Feature. 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. School leaders around the United States continue to spend HUGE amounts of money on interactive whiteboards for classrooms, despite the fact that these devices universally FAIL to empower students to become more independent, self-directed and engaged learners in the way mobile learning devices (like laptops, tablets or other personal digital learning tools) can. Ipads in class. iPads in Education.