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Writing Prompts seems to have been a recurring conversation on twitter recently so I wanted to investigate what was available for teachers. I was surprised to see just how many apps designed for writing prompts there were. What is nice, is how many of these can be used for all grades. I really like the interface of some of these and I think your kids will too. Find a couple that will suit your students and your teaching style. Please list any more that you know of in the comments. Apps in Education
iPad in Education

iPad in Education

I had a reasonably extended play with the iPad and I am very impressed. I think it has real potential as an educational tool. It's worth getting a few of my niggles out of the way first before writing about my generally positive reaction to it:A few of the issues I have relate to the way the iPad has to be tied to an iTunes account. I am not sure how this will work with school machines.
If you've got yourself an iPad Air or new iPad mini, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away. And if you already have an iPad 4 or older iPad, you might want to update it with some new apps. It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are far more apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet.

Top 200 best iPad apps 2011

Top 200 best iPad apps 2011

iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and Tablet computers in education.

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education ... If we are to develop our students' sense of curiosity, we must be mindful to carve out time to allow our students to inquire and explore." -- Albert Einstein Mobile devices promise to dramatically impact education. This Ning network was created to explore ways iPads and other portable devices could be used to re-imagine the process of education and re-kindle students' innate desire to learn. Let's hear from you! iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and Tablet computers in education.
Science apps are the most abundant in iTunes. There are several solar systems, and periodic table. If you search science in iTunes, you will find pages. The only thing science apps are missing is a projection app.

Science Apps

Science Apps

40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students | Best Colleges Online

Posted on Wednesday June 15, 2011 by Staff Writers The iPad has found its way into hospitals, retail stores and homes across the nation, but it’s also making a big splash in the classroom, even with some of the best online colleges. With a great selection of apps focused on everything from word processing to keeping in touch with classmates, the tablet computer can be an invaluable tool for learning — no matter your age. Online science students haven’t been left out, of course, and there are a wide range of applications offering help with chemistry, biology, astronomy and even the math that comes along with certain fields. If you’re a college student looking to supplement your science studies, these apps are some of the best for learning, sharing, researching and just plain having fun. 40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students | Best Colleges Online
On the screens of millions of iPad and other mobile devices, moons and stars, elements and molecules swirl beneath our fingertips. Developer Mike Howard says he wants to “make you feel like you are actually there in orbit.” Theodore Gray wants you to look at the periodic table and be transported to the world of Harry Potter, feeling as “if you checked out a magical version of The Elements from the Hogwarts library.” Apps represent a shift in how students and the public learn about science. Currently, the best science apps are not being created by museums, traditional publishers, or curriculum developers — They are being created by enthusiastic solo developers, research centers, and new software companies with a penchant for science and public education. Making of science apps: Not the usual suspects Making of science apps: Not the usual suspects
Science Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch While the iPad is capable of enhancing education in myriad ways, one of the major limitations is the inability to run Java ( Flash video is another limitation). Many science simulations are Java based and don't run on the iPad (and most other tablets). While Safari on the iPad can be configured to run Javascript, that is not the same as Java and is not sufficient for most simulations. In this column I try out an app called CloudBrowse which offers a way to run Java and Flash on the iPad. In particular I tried it out for running the PhET science simulations. Science Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
iLearn Technology » iPod It’s hard to describe to people all of the magic that happens at Anastasis on a daily basis. It really does feel like something special, a magical quality of falling down the rabbit hole into another world where school is fun and challenging and wonderful. The learning that happens here is very organic, it lacks a formulaic approach. iLearn Technology » iPod
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Thoughts on the iPad2 in Teaching Thoughts on the iPad2 in Teaching By Shelly Blake-Plock Picked up my own iPad2 about three weeks ago and, as an experiment, I have set my laptop aside and have used nothing but the Apple in the classroom ever since. And I have found that there is nothing that I do in my normal activities as a teacher that I have done with a laptop or a tablet PC that I can not do with the iPad2. Blogging? No problem... BlogPress.