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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]

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.

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.

Technology in the Classroom | Integrate technology effectively 15 iPad Skills Students Must Have Check the learning goals below and share with us your feedback. Enjoy 1- My students should be able to create presentations . Here are the apps to help you achieve this goal : Sliderocket Idea Flight3- Slideshark5- SlideGrabber6- Prezi Viewer4- Xavier Presentation 2- My students should be able to create digital stories. 1-StoryKit2- Talking Tom & Ben News3- I Tell a Story4- Scholastic Storia5- Talking Tom Cat6- Toontastic7- Our Story8- Bunsella Bedtimes Story 3- My students should be able to create eBooks . 1- Book Creator for iPad2- eBook Magic3- Demibooks Composer4- Story Patch5- Creative Book Builder 4- My students should be able to print their docs right from their iPad. 1- Epson iPrint2- Print Magic3- ACT Printer4- Doc Printer5- Air Sharing 5- My students should be able to create videos . 1- Animoto Video2- Videolicious3- Vidify app4- ReelDirector5- Magisto6- Super 87- Vintagio8- iMovie 6- I want to Improve my students reading skills. 11- My students should be able to screen share .

One-to-One Laptop Programs Are No Silver Bullet Nearly a decade ago, when school systems began forking over millions of dollars to purchase laptop computers for every student, these programs (often called one-to-one or ubiquitous computing initiatives) were heralded as having the potential to close persistent technology gaps. Today, however, some school systems that ushered in one-to-one laptop programs amid great fanfare have begun to scrap them because of budget cuts (Lemagie, 2010); mushrooming maintenance costs (Vascellaro, 2006); and concerns about how students are using the computers (Hu, 2007). Many district leaders continue to believe that one-to-one programs are worth the expense and headaches. The Encouraging News Let's start with what we can say from careful research about the benefits of these programs. More engaged learners. Better technology skills. Cost efficiencies. The Discouraging News Overall, however, most large-scale evaluations have found mixed or no results for one-to-one initiatives. The Devil Is in the Details