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5 iPad Apps to Help Students and Teachers Collaborate

5 iPad Apps to Help Students and Teachers Collaborate
There are not an abundance of apps for the iPad that really encourage a worthwhile level of collaboration between students or between students and teachers. There are several that would allow students to share an iPad and work on something together on one iPad, but what if you want students to be working on their own iPads at school, at home, or at a time of their choosing? The following 5 apps are designed for just that, and help take advantage of the iPad as a collaborative tool. 1. Rabble Browser – Spend a lot of time online with your class? 2. iBrainstorm – In days gone by, sticky yellow notes would litter a desk or whiteboard to record a brainstorming session. 3. 4. 5. Do you have favorite apps for collaborating across iPads? Like this: Like Loading... Related 15 Engaging and Creative Ways to Use iPads in a K-12 Classroom If you are looking for unique and innovative ways to use the iPad in your classroom, then you have come to the right place. In "Apple" In "iPad" Related:  Ed Tech

Twelve-Year-Old Wins iPad, Gives It To Autistic Boy Instead By Lory | January 5, 2013 | 1 comment Stories like these warm my heart and give me hope for humanity. A 12-year-old girl won an iPad in a contest and, instead of keeping it for herself, she gave it to her foster sister’s autistic son. Similar to the story we told you about yesterday of the woman who bought a stranger a new iPad, this young girl’s empathy is a reminder of how important it is for us to think of others and help those who need it most. The 12-year-old, Alayna Stormer, entered a contest sponsered by her orthodontist’s office. After winning the iPad, she gave it to five-year-old Kyle, the autistic son of her foster sister. To make this story even better, Alayna’s orthodontist’s office, Klar Voorhees Orthodontics in Virginia Beach, was so impressed with her generosity that they gave her another one to keep for herself. Doesn’t this story make you think about ways that you can help someone else? [Via: The Autism News]

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) Currently, .XPL (Explain Everything) files can be exported via Dropbox, Evernote, Box, WebDAV and email and the next update of Explain Everything will support .XPL exports to Google Drive. Google Drive (Free) Diigo

Digital Resources - Great Minds’ Wheatley Portfolio (English) These digital resources and tools for creating, collaborating, researching, and sharing can be found in the Great Minds Curriculum Maps. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, as the technologies are constantly evolving. Consider it a beginning! Free Online Resources Bookmarking These programs allow teachers to store bookmarks in one place, and allow others to access them. Edmodo Edmodo is an easy and engaging way to manage assignments, provide a way for students to communicate and create an online classroom. Edmodo Glogster Students can easily create and share interactive posters. Glogster Google Docs Google Docs is “storage in the clouds” — a place that allows many students to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms. Google Docs Google Earth Google Earth lets students view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, canyons of the ocean, and other features and physical locations from their computers. Google Earth Jing Jing Open Educational Resources Picasa Picasa

Plex, el compañero ideal para tu smartphone o tablet Por Pedro Santamaria, , 3 Comentarios Hoy en día es frecuente que en casa, además del ordenador portátil o de sobremesa contemos con algún smartphone o tablet. Con ellos incluso muchos usuarios los utilizan para ver alguna película o capítulo de su serie favorita tumbados en la cama o el sofá mientras otro miembro de nuestra familia ve la televisión o usar el ordenador. Pero claro, para ello tenemos que convertir el vídeo y pasarlo a la memoria de nuestro dispositivo. Algo no complejo pero sí muy tedioso. La aplicación Plex cuenta con dos partes por así decirlo. Una vez instalado Plex Media Server iremos a las opciones y en Media Manager le indicaremos a la aplicación qué tipo de contenido queremos añadir (vídeo, música, imágenes,…) y la ubicación de la carpeta donde buscará. Una vez instalado Plex Media Server, lo único que vamos a necesitar en un cliente con el cual poder acceder a todo este contenido. Pero a nosotros lo que nos interesa es nuestro smartphone o tablet.

40 Wonderfully Creative iPad Apps We all have the capacity to be creative, it’s in our very nature. The iPad is a wonderful tool for creation is almost every sphere you can imagine, from expressing poetry to capturing artistic ideas, from exploring musical invention to manipulating captured light. Whether you consider yourself a creative professional, or are simply a person who loves to dream and imagine, there are hundreds of awesome iPad apps to help you do just that. Exercise your mind, make something new today! Artistic Apps Procreate Procreate touts itself as possibly the most exciting digital painting app on a mobile device, I think it lives up to that claim. It features a great deal of functionality that’s packaged in an effortlessly intuitive interface, it can’t fail to appeal to the artistic among you! Zen Brush Zen Brush is a beautiful way to get involved and make your own art! Rather than being a fully fledged painting app like Procreate or Brushes, the beauty of Zen Brush lies in the simplicity of the concept. djay

Kindle Education 5 iPads For Social And Emotional Learning We want so much more for our children than healthy bodies and academic brains. We want them to be happy, enjoy friendships, to love learning. We want them to be resilient and be able to jump over obstacles and challenge their fears and negative thoughts. We want them to follow their dreams and to create their future where they are grateful and surrounded by those they love and those who love them. Research tells us that the more emotionally and socially intelligent a child is, the more likely that they will be more academically successful and flourish into healthy happy successful adults. Since the iPad has been introduced into schools, we have seen many thousands of education apps appear. Even iTunes has 6 categories under education, but nothing for social and emotional learning. WritingReadingMath’sLife ScienceAstronomy and Earth ScienceChemistryGeography Until then, listed below are 5 top emotional learning apps for school-aged children. 5 iPads For Social And Emotional Learning 1. 3.

Schools are Switching Textbooks for iPads: Good for Education or Unnecessary Expense? Approximately 600 school districts have transitioned from traditional textbooks to the iPad—and the change may soon be coming to college campuses. Proponents of the iPad in schools claim a range of benefits—from lowered costs to less strain on students’ backs. But is the iPad really a good replacement for a textbook? Here’s a look at the pros and cons. The iPad Advantage They’re more portable The issue with strain on students’ backs isn’t a joke. You don’t have to charge an iPad during the day When comparing the iPad to a laptop, battery life offers a clear advantage for iPad users. Access to a wide range of learning resources Where the iPad really excels is in its role as a device for information consumption. More room in schools With iPads for every student, oinli colleges and universites won’t have to maintain distinct computer labs—freeing up space in many crowded schools. It makes students more computer-literate Drawbacks of iPads in a Classroom Setting Cost There’s a learning curve

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