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Hi there, welcome to team iPad for Teaching & Learning! I'm most happy about the way fate or, more accurately, Pearltrees has brought us together in this collaborative and continuous effort to learn about the use of iPad in education.

Truly, never has there been a more exciting time than in this age of iPad and other similar tech devices. Last year, back here in Singapore, the special education school where I teach won a local Outstanding Innovation Award for our pilot use of the iPad in our school. The award was jointly given by our Singapore Ministry of Education and National Council Of Social Services. That was truly a proud moment for my school! Still, magical as the iPad and other tablet devices may be, the way I see it remains the same as when I first started using the iPad in my teaching - the real magic is watching the faces of students, in my case students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, light up when they are using the iPad, be it during whole-group lessons or small-group table tasks. All of a sudden, learning has become so much more achievable even for those students with high-support needs. But that, my dear friends, is another tale for another day...till then, do let us continue to have fun exploring the uses of the iPad, be passionate in all that we do and last but not least remain ever ready and humble to share what we know as we never know the true extent even our smallest acts can impact another person out there. Cheers, Jeanie.

Playful Resources for Toontastic and TeleStory. We use Toontastic to improve students’ reading comprehension by creating animated summaries of the stories they read.

Playful Resources for Toontastic and TeleStory

It helps them retell, paraphrase, and sequence key events while considering how a character’s point of view shapes narrative. They have a great time and take a lot of pride in seeing their drawings and voices come to life onscreen. To start the activity, we choose a familiar book as a class before dividing up into groups of two or three students. Using the Toontastic Story Design Worksheet, students break the story into three simple events. How did the story begin? – one click video conversations.

INFOhio's Tech Skills for Online Testing. Blooms Taxonomy with Apps. Ipads. Stop Consuming Start App Speed Dating - Home. Media Studies Teachers Online Resource Centre. No, they¿re not photographs: Astonishing acrylic paintings which are so detailed they look like they were taken on a camera.

By Damien Gayle Published: 11:28 GMT, 9 June 2012 | Updated: 14:56 GMT, 9 June 2012 With their spectacular use of focus and reflected light, these incredible artworks look like carefully composed still-life photographs.

No, they¿re not photographs: Astonishing acrylic paintings which are so detailed they look like they were taken on a camera

But in fact they are all painstakingly rendered on canvas with acrylic paints by Canadian artist Jason de Graaf. The hyperrealistic paintings, which almost appear as if they are computer generated, are like freeze frames of a world more magical than our own - inspiring the term Magic Realism as a description. The X-Statix: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 24in Untitled (Self-portrait): Acrylic on canvas 30in x 30in. Keyboard Shortcuts. 5 Ways to Integrate Technology Into Your Child's Education. Jeff Galinovsky is regional manager for Intel’s classmate PC in North America where he focuses on expanding education products as well as building an education ecosystem.

5 Ways to Integrate Technology Into Your Child's Education

You can follow him on Twitter at @ClassmatePCDude. Most of us didn’t have today’s technology options when we were in school, so while parents realize technology has become an integral part of their child's education, they're sometimes finding it difficult to incorporate it into the learning process. It’s much more than choosing the right hardware (desktop, iPad, netbook, etc.). Parents need to consider several other factors: Appropriate software, interactive e-reading programs, how to educate children about online safety when exploring social media, and how to integrate technology into the current curriculum. However, technology is important in today's world and taking a comprehensive approach to technology education will ensure that children thrive in the modern education system and in the jobs of the future. 1. 2.

Best iPad Apps. November 2012. This year, I have been blessed with a talkative, but sweet group of 28 children!

November 2012

Yes, there are 28 of them! But we are now at the end of our first trimester of Kindergarten, and we have hardly had any fist fights, pushing, or kicking, etc. My 5 Favorite Tablet PC Tips for Educators. With all the growing interest in tablet-based computing in schools, I thought it would be timely to share once again “My 5 Favorite Tablet PC Tips for Educators”.

My 5 Favorite Tablet PC Tips for Educators

These are simple ways you can use a digital pen to support your teaching – especially in math and science, where diagrammatic discussions are key. I also include a tip at the end for using your existing laptop to take advantage of the power of digital ink… How To Keep Students Focused On A Single iPad App. There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps  In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that.

There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps 

I have teachers ask me frequently about app recommendations for different subject areas. “What app could I use to teach subtraction?” “What app would you recommend for my students to practice writing?” “I want to use iPads in my Science class. Curation. Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom. There has been a lot of conversation and debate in multiple forums, both online and face-to-face, about schools adopting or already working in a 1:1 environment.

Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom

While many of these conversations revert back to replacing teachers and what device is best, the real conversation begins with providing our students with the best learning environment possible. At Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, we are entering our eighth month of a 1:1 iPad initiative that began in September 2011. Don't get me wrong, we think the iPad is a great device for learning and gives each of our students a dynamic learning tool that can be used across the content areas and to accomplish a variety of tasks.

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Context Clues. How To Setup Parental Controls (Restrictions) on the iPad. The iPad is a wonderfully easy and intuitive device to use.

How To Setup Parental Controls (Restrictions) on the iPad

The Must-Have App Review Rubric. Added by Jeff Dunn on 2011-11-22 So you just downloaded a few educational apps that you think might be useful in your classroom. Blooms Taxonomy with Apps. iPads for Education. iPad Institute. Middle School iPad Apps. Create and publish your own wikis and blogs.

Middle School iPad Apps

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Inicio. Technology and Young Children. Key Messages When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development.

Technology and Young Children

Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children. Limitations on the use of technology and media are important. iPad implementation. Critical evaluation of an ipad/ipod app. #edpad. World Atlas and Maps –HD.

iPads in Schools. Report says giving iPads to Auburn kindergartners increases test scores — Education. iPad Resources For School Administrators. Rethinking Testing in the Age of the iPad. Apps. - Free eBooks for your iPad, smartphone, or eBook. - STREET ART UTOPIA. More info. My 5 Favorite Tablet PC Tips for Educators. Useful Tips For iPad. Education. #edpad. Apps Resources. Redefining Instruction With Technology: Five Essential Steps. iPad Art. Apps Resources. WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts. NFS Server/Client.

  1. jeanie Feb 24 2012
    Hi Katy, my sincere apologies for this very late reply! Been extremely busy in school over the last few weeks. What a wonderful suggestion! This is somethng that I would very much like to explore with you. Unfortunately, that can only be possible next year. Over at my side, I'm involved in a major school project all the way till early July. After that, I'll be on a four month sabbatical. If you are still keen, we can work something out early next year. Take care & have a blessed weekend! Cheers, Jeanie
  2. jeanie Jan 22 2012
    Thanks Jana! Most definitely, the opportunities offered by the iPad (would love to explore other kinds of touchscreen tablets eventually) for reaching out to students, regardless of age, neurotypical or special needs, are just limitless! Continue to have fun with your students; there is bound to be at least one app out there that will strike a chord with each and everyone of them! Cheers, Jeanie