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

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 ›

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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Parent’s Voice on Mobile Devices in Classrooms (K-12)

In one of the most comprehensive studies of parents’ views on mobile devices in education, more than 50 percent of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education and 32 percent agree that schools should require them in the classroom. These findings are from a new study of how parents perceive mobile learning… Read More ›

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(Infographic) Summary from Latest Surveys about #EdTech in K-12 Classrooms

by Constance McKenzie Technology use is ubiquitous in K-12 classrooms across the U.S.  The Pew Research Center (2013) surveyed teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) classes about their use of education technology, or “EduTech”, including cell phones, e-readers, tablets, and smartboards (commonly written as “SMART boards”).  They found that these new… Read More ›

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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 ›

A Guide for Setting Mobile Learning in Your Districts

Leadership for Mobile Learning, a CoSN leadership initiative, has released a new resource to help school leaders navigate the mobile learning landscape. The guide for administers, which was developed based on the shared experiences of pioneering school and district leaders, industry experts and leading scholars, provides key information and tips to educate and support administrators interested in… Read More ›


Master Common Core Skills with Free iBook (#History)

How to master Common Core skills in social studies, Peter Pappas made a model of using technologies for nurturing critical thinking skills. Peter Pappas published a free ebook for deeper learning with document-based questions(DBQ) : My latest multi-touch iBook, Progress and Poverty in Industrial America, is available for your iPad – free / iTunes. It’s a great resource… 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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Toward a Mobile Learning Friendly Environment

The good, the bad, the challenges, infokit, toolkit and “quick win” strategy for mobile learning, at a glance. Mobile Learning: It’s Not Just About the Kids; It’s Also About the Teachers! The reality voice: During a standard, PowerPoint presentation at FETC in Orlando (Jan 31, 2013), Cathie received a hearty, loud “amen” from a teacher… 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 ›

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A week after sharing its vision of the top 15 emerging technologies, Forrester shared its view of the near future top 10 trends of mobile in analyst Thomas Husson’s report, released today.

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 ›

game-based learning

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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The Best E-Texts (App) Created by Academics

Rowe, professor of English at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Elliott Visconsi, associate professor of English at Notre Dame, have co-designed The Tempest iPad app, they re-imagined reading. Jennifer Funk gave this story a write-up here (edcetera). “We’ve made the text manipulatable,” Rowe says. “We’ve said, ‘You can get your hands inside this electronic text in any way… Read More ›

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NMSU Learning Games Lab Offers Free Apps

by Jane Moorman, New Mexico State University An easy, last-minute Christmas gift could be as simple as downloading an app. An estimated 2.4 billion apps are expected to be downloaded during the holidays. Thanks to app developers at New Mexico State University, new mobile device owners have access to free apps on a variety of research-based… Read More ›

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7 Augmented Reality Apps Good for Informal Learning

Holidays are good for informal learning beyond the walls of classrooms. The following Augmented Reality (AR) applications could be both educational and entertaining in different environments. (we skipped those with rating not good enough) Visilizer AR Price : Free Christmas is a time of joy, excitement and magic so we at have decided that… Read More ›

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Education-Focused Search Engine for K12

Gooru, a free search engine for learning, teachers and students can use Gooru to search for rich collections of multimedia resources, digital textbooks, videos, games and quizzes created by educators in the Gooru community. Collections are aligned to standards and currently cover every 5th-12th grade math, science and social science topic, with more subjects coming… Read More ›

tablets for learning

25 Ways To Use Tablets To Enhance The Learning Experience

When I was a kid, I dreamt about our school desks as computer screens. How cool would it have been to be able to draw, write, and learn directly onto my own computer? As the years went on, people theorized that laptops would take over the classroom, but the price of these devices was too… 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 ›

History and Technology – A Perfect Pair

Leveraging technologies to teach, learn, and interpret history is becoming inevitable, it empowers us to think and collaborate in different ways. These are a few examples. Master’s Program in History Pilots Mobile Learning Boise State’s master of applied historical research program is the first at the university to fully implement mobile learning across the curriculum…. Read More ›

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Mobile Learning is about Self-Actuated Personalization

Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. This is a great quote from TeachThought, which actually published a post “12 Principles Of Mobile Learning” with an infographic. With the concepts, we could approach the true meaning of mobile learning beyond the tools or Apps. Worth your reading! An animated highlight of John Seely Brown’s Keynote Presentation,… Read More ›

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Mobile Learning Lesson Ideas

Young people are connecting with one another through technology in unprecedented ways. Computers, wi-fi networks, and smart phones allow young people 24/7 access to technology and to one another. Using smart devices in educational settings as learning and community building tools can promote interpersonal communication and encourage young people to positively express their individuality and… Read More ›

iPad in education

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 ›

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CK-12 Is Unlocking Cheaper, Better Learning

CK-12 is a leader of open educational resource(OER) provider for k-12 education. Beginning this month, CK-12 foundation launched the new, multi-modality platform, available for the majority of the expanding STEM concepts. Now CK-12 will surprise you with the quality, flexibility and depth that the open educational resources can offer. Some of the features of Multi-Modality… Read More ›

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Play Frankenstein in iPad App and More from SpongeLab

Halloween is coming, ready to get spooked by this free iOS and web App! ? The free game Build-a-Body for iPad has been updated to include all human systems! Play Dr. Frankenstein by using touch controls to drag ‘n drop organs into an empty body. Choose organs from the organ tray, drag and drop them in their correct position… 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 ›

mlearning, mobile learning

Amazing Uses of Mobile Devices for Learning

What’s mobile learning? There is an ideal definition that had been written down even before iOS mobile devices got popular. Mobility requires the ability to casually use a device on the go — without sitting down. While this may seem arbitrary it is important in that it influences the way we use these devices. They… Read More ›

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Connecting Educators and Programmers

Recently, MindShift gave a write-up about “The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech“. While we see this trend grows, the reason behind it is simple: “Teachers are usually the last people to be consulted on many of these education technology companies.” Even we can see new EdTech sites emerging everyday, not every newly minted site… 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 ›

“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).