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ScreenChomp- Create and share tutorials on your iPad ⇢

ScreenChomp is a free app for creating and sharing short tutorials or lessons on your iPad. ScreenChomp provides a whiteboard on which you can demonstrate things by drawing and talking people through your instructions.

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iPads for Learning Getting Started

world-shaker:

Oh look. A free, professionally designed booklet of classroom ideas for teaching and learning with iPads. And you can download it.

Thank you to everyone who makes incredible things like this, and then gives them away. You’re outstanding.

You can also find it here if you don’t want to read it as an embedded thing.

A couple of resources for blogging with your students

EasyBib comes to the iPhone and iPad ⇢

Click through to read Richard Byrne’s post about the popular citation app.

Crane Student Educators: Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators ⇢

cranestudenteducators:

Although you’re not likely to see schools issuing an iPhone to every faculty and staff member, the fact is that the iPhone is a great tool for education. Whether you’re a teacher, librarian, or other educator, there are a number of apps that can help you do your job better. Here, we’ll take a…

I think this iPad is turning me into you.

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My boyfriend, while completing a teacher-training program preparing teachers at his school for 1:1 iPad use for the 2011-2012 school year.

Please note that I don’t actually own an iPad or have experience using apps in my classroom-we lack those resources at my school- but what he said made me think that perhaps we need to differentiate technology education for teachers. I’ve been trying to get him to utilize various Web 2.0 tools throughout the year; it looks like the iPad is his “a-ha” moment.

Museum Webquests, sites and apps for using iPads or laptops in your classroom ⇢

Richard Byne provides a comprehensive list for those of us who are lucky enough to be in a 1:1 environment. Even if you aren’t, you may be able to find a useful resource here.

Show Me - Create and Share Lessons on an iPad ⇢

Check out Richard Byrne’s post on this app.

24 Free Kindergarten Apps ⇢

In this link, Cool Cat Teacher Blog provides information & resources on how to obtain iPod/iPad apps for kindergarteners for free through the month of April.

Touched by an iPad: Tablet a powerful tool for children with special needs ⇢

world-shaker:

“This is how we describe it: We lost our child to autism at about 20 months, and we have been trying to get him back ever since,” says his mother, Missy Brademeyer.

Now one technological tool may help bring Cade a little closer to home.

About eight months ago, Mark Coppin, assistive technology director at the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, encouraged the Brademeyers to buy Cade an iPad. He told the Fort Ransom, N.D., couple that some children with disabilities were successfully using the popular tablet computer to communicate and learn.

Cade, now 11, had already tried other communication devices but didn’t really take to them. That changed when he got his hands on an iPad. In no time, Cade was scrolling through the touch-responsive screen’s digital pages, clicking on apps (pre-programmed applications) and playing games.

These days, he uses a program called Proloquo2Go to communicate. Proloquo2Go allows users to select images representing words, which the iPad will speak for them. Cade uses it to augment his vocabulary of five to six spoken words plus sign language.

Since he got the device, “Cade has definitely become more communicative and is independently trying to say new words that he was previously only signing,” says Mary Lewis, special education teacher at the Anne Carlsen Center, which educates children with special needs.

This is one of those unintended consequences of technology that makes me very, very happy.

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