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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. Related:  Mlearning in schools

A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding our website or the content we publish, please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: info@educatorstechnology.com. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Med's research interests include: language learning, linguistics, Internet linguistics, critical linguistics, discourse analysis, new (emerging) literacies, and educational technology. Kharbach, M. Example: Kharbach, M. (2016, December 30). 9 Fundamental digital skills for 21st century teachers [Blog post].

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.

Back to School – Top 5 iPad Apps for Educators What apps should I use? The number one question when an educator receives an iPad. Whether it is training colleagues with the technology, or educators finding their own way, the ‘best’ apps always find a place in the discussions. With that in mind, these 5 applications may help with integration of the iPad into the classroom. ‘Introduces you to the iPad, exploring the working parts and touchscreen interface. The app is highly effective in showing you how to carry out each task or function via a series of screens that have hot linked regions that must be touched or swiped in order to progress to the next step.’ The most impressive feature of this app is that the user cannot move on unless they tap the right area of the screen that relates directly to iPad functionality. ‘Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. Put simply, Socrative is a superb ‘assessment for learning’ tool. Like this: Like Loading...

How to Pick iPad Apps for your Classroom You’ve heard the chatter. IPads have become the go-to literacy tool for authentic learning in the K-8 classroom, the one that says ‘Our program is cutting edge, up-to-date, inquiry-driven‘. Students want to use them, want to share and collaborate on them, and will follow almost any rules if it means they get that tablet in their hands. The problem with the iPad as with the internet is: TMI–too much information. There are tens of thousands of apps, each proclaiming itself to be the solution to all classroom problems, each promising to be the practical strategy for learning math or science or state capitals or whatever their buzz word happens to be. How do teachers sort truth from marketing? You evaluate the apps. If you prefer a checklist, Edudemic provides this. Overview of the App App Title:App Publisher/Developer:Version:Link to App Store: Curriculum Compliance Yes/ No – Is it relevant to the curriculum framework? Operational Yes/ No – Is navigation easy? Pedagogy For more, click Great Apps.

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 .

10 Educational iPad Apps For A Well-Rounded Elementary Curriculum 10 Educational iPad Apps For A Well-Rounded Elementary Curriculum The Education category of the App Store features an overwhelming number of apps, great for both parents and teachers. Each subject search displays a diverse and colorful selection of apps to cover just about anything you’ll be adding to your digital curriculum. However, with so many choices, it’s hard to discern a download-worthy app from the next. (A simple search for math apps yielded well over 200 results.) 1. Free/Paid Lola’s Math Train invites preschool and elementary school children to learn key skills like adding, subtracting and puzzle-solving through interactive elements on each of the pages. 2. Free/Paid There is something satisfying about watching junk food favorites get smashed into an oozy, gooey mess and not having to clean it up. 3. Paid Building popsicle stick bridges in science class are a fond memory for many of us. 4. Free/Paid Awesome Upstander! 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

iOS 6 Tip: Lock children out of exiting an app on iPad / iPhone – SpeechBox™ Speech Therapy App for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) Being a iPad/iPhone developer, I am often asked these questions: “How do you stop your kids from accidentally changing settings on your iPad” or “How can I use an iPad exclusively for AAC?” and even “My child left the game they were playing and somehow deleted some apps!”. Well, with iOS 6, the latest version of Apple’s operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, there’s a great solution to solve these issues called Guided Access. Once activating Guided Access, you can lock any app open (the home button doesn’t exit the app) so your child cannot change anything while using it independently. I came across a great video that demonstrates how to activate it.

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

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