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iPad Apps for School Administrators

iPad Apps for School Administrators

iPad Resources for Administrators Real Racing 3 is an award-winning franchise that sets a new standard for mobile racing games – it really must be experienced to be believed. Mobile Excellence Awards - WINNER: Best Mobile Game 2013 Game Connect Asia Pacific - WINNER: Game of The Year 2013, Technical Excellence, Excellence in Art Meffy Awards – FINALIST: Best Mobile Game 2013 Real Racing 3 features a continuously expanding roster of officially licensed tracks, a 22-car grid, and over 70 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti, and Audi. Plus Real-Time Multiplayer, Social Leaderboards, Time Trials, Ghost Challenges, and innovative Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology, allowing you to race anyone, anytime, anywhere. **This is a resource-intensive game featuring extremely high quality visuals. Please make sure you have at least 1.5GB of free space on your device

Introducing School-Wide Digital Citizenship Practices with iPads An elementary school in our district recently got 30 iPads and asked for some advice implementing them with students and teachers. In addition to suggesting some starter apps, I recommended that we have conversations with kids around the appropriate use of these devices. While almost every child has used an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, the exciting learning opportunities these mobile, Internet-connected, media creation devices create also open the door to new challenges. Cyberbullying or inappropriate web publishing happens more through the camera than regular computer use does; the mobility of the device combined with the reality that multiple users are using the device with no personalized, password-protected, network-tracked accounts makes it more challenging to keep track of who is doing what with the device or that the device itself is safe. Rather than tell the students how they should and should not use iPads, I felt compelled to involve the students in the conversation.

ComicBook! iPad Curriculum 10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Lenny Gonzales By Terry Heick When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking logistics, check-in and check-out procedures, school and district tech-use policies, hardware precautions, and aspects of classroom management. But it’s also important to think about instructional use, and to that end, consider the following questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Also worth considering: How can parents, families, and local businesses be involved in procuring, managing, or integrating iPads in the classroom? These kinds of questions can help you get the most out of the iPad’s use in your classroom. This post originally appeared on TeachThought, where Terry Heick is the director of curriculum. Related Explore: iPad, Mobile Learning

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads So you finally got a class set of iPads and you are not sure what to do next and where to start? Here is a very simple list of tried and true tips to help. Don’t Start Collecting Apps! This is every teachers first inclination. Here is my onescreen of Apps – these include a few of my own personal productivity favorites. Remember the iPad is Not a Computer The purpose of an ipad is to be a creation device, it is NOT a small laptop. Learn About The SAMR Model As you begin to make new lessons that you will deliver with the help of your exciting new device – think to yourself – where does this lesson fall on the SAMR model? Put Some Limitations On Personalization Have some ideas in mind about the personalization of the devices before you start the school year. How many pictures will you allow on the camera roll? Suzy Brooks has a great example of an “iPadding License on her blog . Workflow Here are the most popular: Offer Guidance With Passwords Don’t Forget Creation Literacies Back to School Night

ScreenChomp 7 Apps That Will Help You Use Your iPad For Writing Projects While each of us has our own particular needs, I’m sure one or more of these apps will serve your needs. So get ready to set up a folder on your tablet and download a useful collection of resources. Evernote At the top of the list, the popular Evernote app (iTunes Store Link) and web syncing service is an essential tool for writing on the iPad. Evernote includes a basic text writing tool that of course also syncs back to your computer or other devices. Infinote Pinboard For brainstorming and clustering your ideas, download Infinote Pinboard (iTunes Store Link). SimpleNote The best free option for a fully fledged writing application on your iPad is SimpleNote (iTunes Store Link), which I reviewed here. Private Journal If you’re a frequent journal writer, the application, Private Journal (iTunes Store Link) works very well for the iPad. While this app doesn’t have automatic syncing features, you can assign a passcode so no one else will have access to your most personal writings. WordPress

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard Teaching Kids with iPads – Part 3 of 5 | Elementary School Tech Ideas #edtech #ipaded #mlearning The importance of iPad training. Every day we start with about 30 minutes of iPad training — which is really the nuts and bolts of the Boot Camp. We felt is was important that the students know how to use their iPads like a pro. I don’t want them to go home at the end of this week and know how to film and edit movies but don’t know how to create folders. Here is a breakdown of what we cover everyday… Monday: - set up and get on our wireless - app check (all needed apps) - set up Gmail account - set up PogoPlug account - set up Cinch account - set up 360 Panorama account - make new note called Timmy S. - take photos (metering) - photo booth self photo - downloading photos from websites - email photos to me Tuesday: - create folders - access all running apps - orientation lock or mute - quick volume mute - airplay - looking at PDFs - iBooks (download samples from PogoPlug) - Safari (zooming, quick to top, bookmarks) Wednesday: - take an screenshot - avoiding underpowered USB docks

Notability Getting students to be more than just iPad Neanderthals. | Elementary School Tech Ideas #edtech #edchat #elemchat Many educators believe that students already know how to use their iPads, but the truth is that most students only know what I call “The Neanderthal Basics.” The Neanderthal Basics when it comes to students on iPads are: Game Play: there is no doubt about it students love to play games on these devices — so much so in fact, that they don’t see the potential for all the things that their iPads can do. Music and Videos: Every now and then they turn off a game and then they take a step down and just sit back and watch videos or listen to music. It is time for our students to evolve and start to see what that thin little device in their hands can do. As you know from my previous posts, I am working hard on my new iPad Boot Camp. We are also going to cover the basics operations of their iPads — turn them into iPads pros. Today I am breaking down each lesson using the UbD lesson planning method so that I know that my student will get the most out of each project.

- Apps for Core Literature Standards, grades 6-12 0 Comments November 17, 2011 By: Vicki Windman Nov 17 Written by: 11/17/2011 3:46 AM ShareThis The standards for these grade overlap- apps will coincide for middle school. The standard calls for the following skills: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Apps: Minimod for inferences $3.99 Appropriate for 6th graders or students who may be struggling with this concept. Margins $3.99 Margins keeps notes organized by book and page number. Literary Analysis Guide $2.99 By arranging the elements of literature graphically around three wheels (poetry, prose, and rhetoric), teachers and students are better able to visualize how the elements of literature develop style and meaning. Total Recall Free A color-coded mind map to help students break down theme, central ideas, characters, etc. Range of Reading and Text Complexity – grades 6-12 Apps: Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.

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