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iPads in Guided Reading

iPads in Guided Reading
Before a class set of iPads I was differentiating my literacy centers for guided reading. Here were some of literacy centers and how I differentiated them: 1. Word Study--At the beginning of the year, it is beginning sounds. As the year progresses it is ending sounds, short vowel sounds, blends, digraphs, long vowels, irregular verbs. The three students that come to this center listen to their individual tape player and complete their work. These tapes are direct feedback and have the students complete the work and then they check it at the end of the tape. 2. I made copies of the CD's or tapes so I would not use my originals in tape decks (so little hands would not ruin the tape by pushing record). Now, I use iPads during guided reading. Here are some of the apps I use. I am working on incorporating Raz-kids where the students will also be assigned leveled books based on their guided reading. Related:  iPad IdeasI Padt.brooks

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Excellent Audio Recording Apps for iPad The huge importance of iPad as a learning and teaching device lies in the fact that it can be used as a fundamental media production tool with students inside the classroom. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been tapping into some of the areas and ways teachers and educators can use iPad both constructively and productively. We have , for instance, reviewed apps for video creation , apps for storytelling, reading apps, apps to improve writing, and the list goes on. Today, we are providing you with another great set of iPad productive apps but this time for recording and generating audio clips and messages to share with students . Check out the list below and let us know what you think of it. 1- AudioBoo Audioboo is an application for recording and sharing your voice with the world. 2-`iTalk Recorder `` iTalk Recorder is a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. 3- Mobile Podcaster 4- iPadio 5- Voice Recorder HD 6- Audio Note 7- Sound Note

Ten apps for your new iPad If you were lucky enough to receive a new iPad for the holidays this year, we hope you have fun exploring what the tablet has to offer. By now you've probably acquainted yourself with the built-in apps on your iPad, so you may want to reach outside the sandbox for more interesting fare. The App Store, which you can access on your iPad or via iTunes on your computer, features more than 750,000 downloadable apps. If there’s something you want to do on your iPad, chances are good you can find a tool for it in the App Store. iBooks Apple’s iBooks (free in the App Store) lets you read ePub-format books and PDFs in both portrait and landscape modes. GarageBand Apple’s music-making software, GarageBand ($5 in the App Store), is one of three apps in the iLife suite for iOS. iPhoto Instapaper Once you start relying on Instapaper ($4 in the App Store), you’ll wonder what took you so long. Tweetbot Netflix The Room PCalc Lite Calculator Dropbox

The Best Free iPad and iPhone Kids' Apps According to Apple | Groovin' On Apps EmailShare 18EmailShare There’s a difference between popular kids’ apps and games that grab the world’s fancy momentarily, and the best kids’ apps and games that become all-time favorites, classics and “must-haves.” So which type of kids’ apps do you seek? Either way, Apple’s got you covered. With some overlap, the App Store lists them separately. Ultimately, Apps for Kids and Games for Kids give you the best kids’ apps and games according to Apple. You might also like our related post, Apple’s Top Apps and Games for Kids That You Can Try for Free. You can get nearly one-fifth of Apple’s top recommended kids’ apps and games for free Cool beans, right? But first, a few words about how to use the table below. Now, have at ‘em. Top Recommended Free Kids Apps and Games on the App Store

Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog: My Top Picks For Content Creation iPad Apps I recently saw a picture that was posted on twitter by George Couros. I sent it to my principal because it sums up what we have been talking about for weeks about Apps that we are using with the iPads. Here is the picture: This slide is the inspiration for this blog post. How We Learn10% of what we READ20% of what we HEAR30% of what we SEE50% of what we SEE and HEAR70% of what is DISCUSSED with OTHERS80% of what is EXPERIENCED PERSONALLY95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE ELSE~William Glasser An ongoing theme in my classroom is to make your learning visible. Here is a screen shot of the most popular content creation apps we are currently using in my classroom. I was going to write a brief summary of each app, but then I realized that you can easily read a summary on the internet. 1. 2. iMovie - Here is our "Traditions and Cultures Project" Video 3. 5. 6. 7. 9. 8. 9. 10.

Reading Without Tears: Use the iPad to Encourage Reluctant Readers By Emily | October 18, 2012 | 2 comments If your child has a meltdown when it’s time to “drop everything and read,” consider using the iPad to build good reading habits and to help your child find content that interest him. Of course parents can tell a child that “there’s no iPad until you’ve done your reading.” And, there are many, many high-quality kids book appsavailable that encourage children to read, for some kids reading remains a chore. Look for apps which, while they aren’t books, still require reading. Make reading more like a game. Work more reading into a child’s play time. Track a child’s progress. Do you have a reluctant reader at home? Photo courtesy of Flickr user Creative Donkey.

Megan's Recommended Apps for Deployment 6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads The following post is written by Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher . Join EdTechTeacher at the iPad Summit in Atlanta on April 10-12. The app store is loaded with options that allow students to create content on their iPads. From comic strip creators to mind maps, video editing and publishing, screencasting & digital books, the options for individual student creation are expanding. However, collaboration between students is often a critical component of any classroom activity or project and increasingly there are options available that allow for collaborative efforts across iPads. Below are six ways to support collaboration between student iPads that cover the spectrum of creation options that range from text to digital storytelling to video creation. Explain Everything ($2.99) A flexible and powerful screen casting option, students and teachers can collaborate on screencasts by exporting Explain Everything project files from an iPad. Google Drive (Free) BookCreator ($4.99) Subtext (free) Diigo

A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching iPad, this mystic gadget that has been making the news since its launch a few years ago, has now secured a strong foothold inside different educational settings. Its sharp design, practical portability, and the sublime sense of mobile gadgetry it bestows upon its users and, above all, its widespread among learners , all of these factors combined made this tablet an indispensable tool in the learning toolkit of students. With this huge presence inside our schools, several school districts have finally adopted it as a teaching and learning tool to be used inside the classroom. App developers, on their part, have also noticed this increasing potential of iPad in education and therefore started creating and developing apps targeting the educational audience. From apps for toddlers to advanced research apps, the app store now is teeming with all kinds of educational apps. In this context, several teachers are planning to incorporate iPad for the first time in their classroom instruction.

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iMovie for iPad: how to edit your videos quickly and easily Apple has made it really easy to edit home movies on your Mac thanks to the constantly refined iMovie app. But with the release of the iPhone and iPad, Apple went one step further and introduced a portable version of iMovie to enable you to edit on the go. Of course, it's pretty bare bones compared to what you can do on a Mac, but that's not the point: with iMovie for iOS, you can edit wherever you are, taking advantage of the long battery life of iOS devices. More often than not, you can have a finished movie by the time you get home. With the help of the iPad Camera Connection Kit, you can also easily transfer shots from your iPhone or iPod touch to your iPad, so one person can keep shooting while another edits, giving you immense flexibility. We'll show you the basics of editing on an iPad. How to perform basic video edits on the iPad 1. Launch iMovie and you'll be presented with an old-style American front-of-house movie theatre. 2. 3. Go back to your library's Video section. 4. 5. 6.

Let’s Talk About Captions! 21 Aug I’m always looking for ways to help history come alive for my students. The Perfect Captions app is a great way to incorporate technology in your classroom in an engaging way. Students can add captions to demonstrate their understanding of what a fiction character or historical figure might be thinking. They can use a picture found on the Internet, saved on a student’s iPad or taken with their iPad camera. Customize the size, shape and color of the talk bubbles and text Check out my lesson plan on using Perfect Captions in the classroom! Tags: Internet, iPad education, Lesson Plans, student work