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17 Real-World Ways iPads Are Being Used In Schools

17 Real-World Ways iPads Are Being Used In Schools
Last year, iPads in education took the world by storm, finding their ways into initiatives at both the K-12 and university levels. Edudemic’s friends over at Education Dive have talked to some of the people responsible for those roll-outs and watched schools decided how to use tablets, whether they were Apple’s or not . In 2013, iPads are still going strong. New pilot programs are winning over former doubters—and in some cases existing programs are expanding. So how will iPads be used as their classroom roles evolve in 2013? In Arab, Ala. , the board of education approved the purchase of 120 iPads, putting one in the hand of every teacher in the district. This fall, every student at Justin-Siena High School in California will receive an iPad with a charger, earbuds, manual and cover. Administrators in Sweden’s Vindeln municipality are considering adoptingiPads as a way to ensure children in several small, rural communities with teacher shortages have quality teachers. 6. 11.

4 Free Ways To Start Your Own Blog Blogging is a digital skill that every teacher and student should have . Its a great way to expand upon and share the learning that is happening both in and out of the classroom, and to engage students in ongoing discussion on the subjects that they’re learning about. Finding the best way to set up classroom blogs for your students (or an individual blog for yourself) isn’t always obvious. There are a lot of choices out there for blogging platforms, and we’re going to take a look at a couple of the most popular ones, and a couple that are designed especially for teachers and students. WordPress WordPress is probably the most popular blogging platform on the web. Blogger Blogger is Google’s answer to a free blogging platform. Edublogs Edublogs is specifically designed with students and teachers in mind, and they are, in fact, powered by WordPress. KidBlog KidBlog is another platform designed specifically for students and teachers.

UC Irvine says Apple's iPad helped students score 23% higher on exams By Daniel Eran Dilger After launching a new iMedEd initiative built around Apple's iPad, the University of California at Irvine reports that students in the program have now scored "an average of 23 percent higher on their national exams" than previous classes, "despite having similar incoming GPAs and MCAT scores." iMedEd students use Apple's iPad to enhance learning Credit: Steve Zylius, UC Irvine A report on the innovative program (noted by Jim Dalrymple of the Loop), which launched in 2010, says the "iPad-based curriculum mirrors new age of patient care." Apple has drawn particular attention the iMedEd Initiative, designating it as an "Apple Distinguished Program" for being an "innovative, digital-based educational platform that conforms to the 21st century learning styles and needs of students throughout the world," wrote UC Irvine School of Medicine dean Dr.

Lingle Lets Teachers Create English Lessons Using Today's News If you’ve ever tried to learn a second language, you know how outdated much of the learning material can be. Lingle is helping teachers change that. Lingle is an award-winning innovative technology service for both English language teachers and English language learners. Lingle uses today’s world news and it’s innovative technology to dynamically create learning materials. Lingle automatically identifies the learner level for each article and teachers can easily search by level, publication, date, vocabulary or grammar point. Lingle exercises can be used as a printable and as an interactive exercise. With more than 300,000 English news articles from top international publications like the USA Today, China Daily, The Telegraph, The Irish Times, The Guardian and more covering sports, business, culture, science, lifestyle, entertainment … there is plenty to choose from. It’s €40 for an annual subscription but they have a free 30-day trial for teachers available when you sign up.

15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should 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 .

5 Useful iPhone Apps For Student Bloggers Blogging is one of the most effective ways of learning, reading and writing. Not only is blogging a great avenue for self-expression, it also uses many regions in the brain and thus also helps in studying which makes it a perfect hobby for students.When blogging, students get to use both the right hemisphere of the brain, which is responsible for creative and emotional functions, and the left hemisphere, which is responsible for analytical and logical thinking as well as the researching functions. Through writing blog posts and learning HTML to designing blog themes, setting up and maintaining a blog could be enough for any student to become a self-taught prolific writer in the near future. However, blogging requires a lot of time and effort especially in terms of maintenance. The easiest way to keep blogging is to use their handy mobile devices such as the iPhone (or any other mobile phone for that matter) for blog site maintenance and blog posting. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. One Final Note

23 mobile apps educators should watch in 2013 Education got a lot more mobile in 2012 as in-school iPad initiatives, the iPhone 5 launch and online learning providers in general made classroom experiences more interesting—and don't expect to see teaching head back to desktop PC's in 2013. In fact, as MOOCs and hybrid programs continue to evolve, mobile should have an ever more significant role to play. Looking back at some of 2012's most significant app launches and updates, Education Dive assembled a list of a few of the best apps on iOS and Android devices that we think educators should know about for 2013. 1. Spin is bringing interactive learning into the 21st century—the TogetherLearn mobile app allows online learners to virtually recreate traditional classroom elements. 2. The coming year will have far-reaching implications for massive open online courses (MOOCs) and, consequently, the future of education. 3. Desire2Learn's suite of options for its campus apps is always evolving. 4. 5. 6. Tired of saving receipts? 7. 8. 9.

A Roadmap For Successful Education App Development 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 8.34K Views 0 Likes There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. The iPad – What it should and shouldn’t be for Education This blog originally started as a reflection journal as I begun a pilot program for using iPads at my school. My early posts ( check January and February posts ) were discussions of the pros and cons of iPads. As the year has gone by and I have more time to research, read other iPad articles and experiment more with apps and with the students using them more frequently, I’ve had time to reflect on what iPads are offering schools. I’m not going to debate what model of iPad program to commit to – 1:1 or shared. I’m simply going to concentrate on what I think schools should consider before committing to iPads at all. What you should use iPads for in schools Multimedia content creation I am so sick of the tech press misrepresenting the iPad purely as a content consumption device and complaining that it is not for content creation. Portable, anywhere, interactive collaborative learning The beauty of the iPad is its portability and use anywhere capability. Other But what do you think?

The Crazy Brilliant Idea Behind Duolingo Ever wanted to learn a language or translate the entirety of Wikipedia into another language? Wait. What? You can do both of these things with Duolingo . How It Works So how does Duolingo make money? The crazy brilliant part of this system is all that source material. It’s crowd-sourcing language learning and translations on a global scale. Using Duolingo In The Classroom What’s the use of a fancy new web tool if you don’t start thinking about deploying it in education? A new study has even shown that Duolingo can be more effective than college courses or even Rosetta Stone. We’re not being paid or compensated in any way for offering up a glowing review like this.

The Top Five Reasons I love teaching with an iPad. Hi, This is an edited version of a post I did on my own blog last month, but I'd love to get some feedback on it. I got 200 views, and no comments. Soon I will post some questions to get feedback about designing and delivering Professional Development for teachers. ----------------------- I have to admit right up front that I am not disinterested in seeing the very positive aspects of teaching students with mobile technology - and iPads in particular. My use of the iPad in the classroom has been wholly dependent on the learning task I have designed. Here are five of the top reasons I love teaching with the iPad, and just a note, we have a reliable dedicated WiFi network for the iPads at our college. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Many voices will answer that ""we can do all that with a laptop". My interests at the moment are concerned with enabling and supporting over seventy teachers to exploit the iPad's features, and enhance the learning experiences of their students.