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Play and Learn Classical Music (#iPadchat, #edapps)

August 21, 2013

Imagine that you can listen to famous short classical pieces performed by world-class musicians, and watch a story unfold with the melody. Imagine that you can paint to the music, or play maze games, or have illustrated characters come alive at your fingertips. Imagine that you can learn about classical music and increase your IQ… Read More ›

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Using Mobile Technology for Fostering Intellectual Engagement (#mlearning)

Using Mobile Technology for Fostering Intellectual Engagement Armando Paulino Preciado Babb, Candace Saar, Chenoa Marcotte, Jim Brandon, Sharon Friesen, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada Published on International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (Articles in this journal are published under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence , CC-BY.) DOI: Abstract Student engagement, and in particular intellectual engagement, has been… Read More ›

A “Video Web” Production Studio on Your iPad – TouchCast

TouchCast for iPad gives the power of a broadcast television production studio to everyone with an iPad. From its blog : TouchCast is a new kind of video that is part of the web, not apart from it. Each TouchCast can contain web pages, documents, videos, pictures and interactive regions we call video Apps (vApps)… Read More ›

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Mobile Learning of Bloom’s Taxonomy (#mlearning, #iPaded, #iPadchat)

62 iPad apps were organized in this Pedagogy Wheel V2.0, it’s developed by Allan Carrington and has become very popular. Enjoy and think outside the box! The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  Based on a work at Check out the blog for more details. A larger version : Padagogy Wheel V2.0

Using iPad and iPod inside and outside The Science Classroom

This presentation by Britt Gow is a nice round-up of useful iPad Apps for Science teachers. Go through the Apps from not only the user’s perspective, but also from a designer’s perspective –  a learning designer!

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(Infographic) iPad as Teacher’s Pet

Tony Vincent made an infographic that showcases iPad as a toolbox to help you become an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic (download PDF file) to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant. It’s filled with apps and services that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. View on Scribd : iPad as Teachers Pet… Read More ›

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Quick! IEEE Spectrum Robots for iPad is Free This Week

We never shout out for any App “free for a limited time”, but this one is COOL! The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) is sponsoring the Robots app from 6-14 April in celebration of National Robotics Week in the U.S. Get it free now! IEEE RAS is an international society of engineers and technologists… Read More ›

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13 Of The Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 (#edapps)

by Teachers With Apps, published on TeachThought : 13 Of The Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 TeachThought and TWA are pleased to bring you another ‘Best of 2012′ app list: 13 Of The Best Special Needs Apps of 2012! 1. See. Touch.Learn. Pro by Brain Parade is one app that can have many purposes, including creating your own lessons. The most important asset… Read More ›

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Are Apps the New Textbook? (#edapps)

by  Terry Heick, : Are Apps the New Textbook? Apple’s recent entry into the textbook market was a bit anticlimactic after news of a “major announcement” rippled through the internet. The news that Apple would soon enable teachers to create personalized and interactive textbooks was interesting if you’re merging old ed-thinking with modern tech-thinking. Textbooks have… Read More ›

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7 Lists of Free iPad Learning Apps (#iPaded, #EdApps, #iPadchat)

Dear readers, You might find these selections on free educational iPad apps by Christopher Pappas useful. Enjoy! 24 Free Chemistry iPad Apps for Students 20 Free Multiplication iPad Apps for Kids 14 Free Alphabet iPad Apps for Kids 21 Free Counting iPad Apps for Kids 13 Free Addition iPad Apps for Kids 9 Free Subtraction iPad Apps… Read More ›

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5 New Free Tools for iPad Classrooms Worth Your Attention (#iPadEd)

Several new tools might be worth your attention for flipped classrooms or iPads classrooms. These tools are all free to use and meet different needs. GoClass (beta) Instructors can string together resources in a lesson plan format along with lecture notes and questions for formative assessment through a single app, and then deliver it through the… Read More ›

An Example of Developing A Successful Educational App (Infographic)

Mobile apps and tablet computing are playing more important roles in digital learning without doubt. Muhammad Saleem made this infographic about how in the span of 2 years an independent developer earned nearly $700,000 in profit from educational apps. It’s worth a read since now there are a lot of tools and resources helping you put your ideas… Read More ›

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14 Ways To Store And Share Files On iPads

This post was written by Terry Heick, first appeared on iPads are neat little devices that can pretty much do it all: play music, support interactive content, reshape how we think of textbooks, produce high-quality videos, and even take a step back and function as a good old-fashioned typewriter. The iPad does, however, have… Read More ›

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20 Apps (Games) for Play-based Learning

Even though older adults might still carry a negative association with video game consoles and devices, today’s technology is vastly different than it was 20 years ago.Apps have exploded on the scene, and while there are plenty of time wasting games available on the market, today’s offerings also include a wide range of affordable apps… Read More ›

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50 Resources on iPads for Learning

50 Of The Best Resources On iPads In Education by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on 36 Lists of iPad Resources  39 sites for using iPads in classrooms 10 iPad Apps Everyone Should Have– from PC Magazine 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Students and Teachers 10 Ways to Use iPads in Your Classroom 40 iPad Apps… Read More ›

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How Well Does Your iPad 1:1 Program Work?

iPad Scotland Final Evaluation Report has raised much attention, it is indeed an insightful resource to prove how the fancy tablet iPad re-invents the ways of learning. So we wish to dig a little more out of it. You might get some answers from the report as you ask yourself: How well does our iPad… Read More ›

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iPad Scotland Final Evaluation Report (October 2012)

The final report of the iPad Scotland Evaluation undertaken for schools and local authorities in Scotland was released by the Technology Enhanced Learning Group based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hull in October. 8 primary and secondary schools were assigned to participate the research by local authorities, the approximate number of iPads in… Read More ›

Music Education in iPad Classrooms

Yes, we love iPads, its interactivity makes learning fun in different subjects if the Apps are well-designed. Thanks to Samuel Wright in Australia, he compiled a booklet with selected music educational Apps including music games. But we think his keynote “Music Technology Presentations” is also definitely worth reading. The technology integration into music education is demonstrated… Read More ›

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Student-Created Sequoyah Book Reports, AudioBoo, iPads and QR Codes

from Yukon Public School – Learning Showcase Fourth and fifth grade students at Independence Elementary School in Yukon Public Schools are sharing their learning as well as excitement for library books this year in a unique, highly digital way that is not only fun, but also meets Oklahoma’s new Common Core State Standards for literacy. Students are recording short, oral book… Read More ›

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iOS6 Upgrades and Impact on Use in Schools

Technology is always upgrading, especially something popular like iPads with huge user base. Apple has the strong resource to make it better and better. After the upgrades of iOS6,  Lisa Nash – the author of Learning and Teaching with iPads, made a list of its impact in the use of schools. Readers will find these changes… Read More ›

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50 Smart Apps to Make You Smarter

by Staff Writer at “There’s an app for that” might seem something of a cliche now, but it’s managed to swell into quite the digital age truism. Critics may dismiss mobile entertainment, education, and organization as The End Of Communication As We Know It, but in many ways the available tech — when applied correctly,… Read More ›

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50 iPad Apps to Assist Reading and Writing

by Staff Writers at Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies… Read More ›

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Tactilize Aims To Make iPad Publishing Easy

(from TechCrunch) The iPad is a great canvas for beautiful apps, but unless you are a pretty competent developer or designer, getting your own content onto the iPad isn’t exactly easy. Tactilize wants to make it significantly easier for writers, photographers, videographers and anybody else who produces interesting content to feature – and monetize – their works on… Read More ›

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iPad Toolbox for Nurturing Creativity

Many people think iPad is a great device for consuming information and multimedia, but not a best tool for creating. Since on laptops or PC there are mature software tools for creating, but not on tablets. Especially constructivism theory for authentic learning experience is becoming popular. So, for example, BYOL(bring your own laptop) is encouraged… Read More ›

Evaluating Mobile Learning : Places Project

The Places project is led by the University of Leicester and funded by JISC, to evaluate the use of iPads in learning at the university. In this distance learning programme, every student is sent an iPad and is given instructions to download a custom-made app for the course. Students taking part in this programme are located… Read More ›

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Apple is Changing the Way We Learn

iBooks Author has a great potential in education. Teachers can create customized iBooks for students to read, or use those iBooks along with courses on iTunes U, and students can make iBooks as an assessment or presentation for learning topics. On the other hand, iTunes U will become a convenient tool at teachers’ disposal. Apple… Read More ›

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Learning isn’t about the Apps

Learning and Teaching with iPads from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (Australia) is a treasure full of sharing about integrating iPads in education. Among all the great information, this post is a must-read. ***** If we are to get the most for student learning from mobile technology like the iPad or other tablets we need to move… Read More ›

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Top 10 Resources about iPad Pilot Programs Shared by Educators(K12)

In the past two year, iPad pilot programs have been gaining momentum in schools worldwide. You might be wondering “Do iPads really improve learning?” It’s great that many pioneers are sharing their experiences and advices on websites or on iBook. They have been posting valuable insights, recommended apps for elementary and secondary students, “How-to” and… Read More ›

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Educators’ 10 Complaints against iBooks

If you are planning on an iPad pilot program, this curation of quality educational Apps will be useful for you. Have you read “Do iPads Really Improve Learning? Did you Miss Anything?” Maybe you like to know more about 18 Stories of iPads in Education. But What Do iPad Textbooks Mean to Education ? Do you know The 10 Most Common… Read More ›

Do iPads Really Improve Learning? Did you Miss Anything?

In this week, you might already read a lot of buzz words about this. Initial results from the nation’s first kindergarten iPad initiative show modest increases in literacy test scores, Auburn School District announced Thursday February 16. (news:here, here, here, here …) Although in this fast-paced age, we need to brief all information for efficiency, but not this one! Last year,… Read More ›

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18 Stories of iPads in Education

No doubt, iPads have been changing many classrooms the ways of teaching and learning. Do you like to learn some real stories of using iPads in education? Check out this post composed by with 18 stories! ***** You know from experience that when you enjoy a subject, learning about that subject is easier, more fun, and… Read More ›

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Thoughts from Working with iBooks Author

Apple’s new movement in educational technology has drawn much attention in the past several days after announced, thearguments and discussion are still ongoing (link to on this topic follow-up). According to Mashable reported yesterday, users have downloaded more than 350,000 textbooks in three days. Apple announced on its quarterly earnings call this afternoon(Jan.24th) that iBooks Author had seen 600,000 downloads, and iTunes U has… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).