iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? There’s a trick for these things and more on the iPad. Today, Tony Vincent shares six ideas every iPad teacher needs to know. iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know. Vicki: Today we’re talking with my friend Tony Vincent @tonyvincent from Learning in Hand about iPad Magic. Tony: Well, the iPad is packed with things that you may not even realize are there or that can be used in different ways.

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Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades? | #ipaded by @SamPatue


I still don't believe in using restrictions and filters from keeping kids locked into an app, but I have found that strategic use of guided access can transform a lesson, keeping kids focused on the actual object of the lesson. My Paperless Classroom Pedagogy

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App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom


Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? App Smashing is a great strategy for increasing the creative potential of the iPad. In this guide, you’ll be introduced to a set of “evergreen” apps for use in powerful app smashing on the iPad. What is App Smashing on the iPad? This process requires a “hub” on your iPad, a place where you can save app content. Blog Featured Tom Daccord iPad

Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades?

My Paperless Classroom

Guided Access is a feature found on iPads that allow teachers to hand a device to a student knowing that they will not be able to swipe away into a different app. In this post, we take a look at how Guided Access has helped one teacher in his Makerspace focus his classroom and not the technology. The post Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades?

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Vicki: So, what kind of formative assessments are you doing on the iPads?

Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

User Generated Education

I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Create a humanoid robot with UBTECH’s Jimu Robot Meebot robot kit—and program it with the free Jimu Robot app on your iPhone or iPad.

Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom


Once complete, students can save their screencast as a video file to the iPad’s Camera Roll. It would also be helpful if Draw and Tell provided ready access to the Camera Roll to insert video into animations. Get More Creative iPad Ideas from Tom at the Innovation Summit ! The post Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom appeared first on EdTechTeacher. This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Challenges of Finding the Right iPad or Google Play App.

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Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

” ESH: Before your upgrade, how did the level of Internet access impact teaching and learning? Shakera: Previously, I shared an iPad cart which wasn’t as user-friendly, so we didn’t use [technology] as much.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online. For students who don’t have online access, we’re happy to be able to provide this,” said Seeta Pai, executive director of education at WGBH.

7 Ways to Creatively Ask Questions in the Classroom Using iPads!


The only difference is instead of having children use their dry erase boards, erasers, and expo markers, we use our iPads. Using iPads as "Dry Erase Boards" BUT with Pre-Created Templates - saves time so we can focus on the content - Teachers can quickly change out templates for students to submit responses… with one click! With The Answer Pad''s free app, TapIt Free, my students are able to answer questions using templates I push out to their iPads. Grab your iPad.

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Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. You will immediately see that our teachers have access to iPads and many of their choices are iOS apps but often there are web versions and android apps for these as well. Students trace a letter on the iPad but the app won't allow them to trace it incorrectly. Ipad camera Students can use the camera to save information.

Creating an Elementary Tech Team

Tech Helpful

For a couple of years I've been trying to figure out a way to have an elementary tech team.I Our elementary school is piloting the idea of elective Friday's for fourth and fifth grade students. Today was the first day stickers were earned and immediately I saw fifth-graders put them on their iPad cases for everyone to see. wanted an opportunity to mentor a few "go to" kids that have a natural bent towards all things techie. This year my wish came true.

6 Ways to Transform Learning with iPad Integration


You’ve just been given the opportunity to use an iPad with your class and you have no idea how you should use it. With so much negative information surrounding the use of technology in schools why were you given an iPad to use with your students? So how can iPad integration in the classroom help support your learners in a positive way? To begin with, having an iPad to use does not mean that you have to change everything you are already doing. Make Learning Accessible.

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

To access these features, just toggle from Auto to Pro. SIMPLE TEACHING So, whether they have an iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, or Mac – students have a consistent view as they work on their video.

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The FREE education browser for your iPad via @TheRoverApp to view Flash Content!


Can''t access flash on your iPad? Rover is the free to download education app that streams educational Flash content to your iPad! Rover is an education app and the only education browser for your iPad designed for teachers and students of all ages. Rover is targeted towards enhancing the K-12 education experience, bringing the best online learning content to your iPad- including access to content ordinarily available on the Apple tablet (e.g.

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5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. We may install things on their Chromebooks, but when they are on their phones, they are getting unfiltered access to the internet. You know, parents may have a filter at home, and we may have a filter at school, but once they go on their data on their cell phone, typically they have unfettered access to the internet.

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Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access


The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School


Maggie is a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois and in Fall 2017, she was trained to become a “TechXpert” at her school so she could coach fellow students daily during the tech lab at the LRC. In January 2016, the parent teacher organization at Roosevelt Elementary generously purchased a number of new tools for our school including Spheros, Dash and Dots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Osmos, Marble Mazes and a 3D printer.

Introduction to iPads: Part 2--iPad Integration


How does a teacher start to use iPads in the classroom? While Part 1 focuses on the hardware basics, Part 2 focuses on iPad integration in the classroom. iPad management When I think about introducing a class to something new, I recall the lesson learned in my first year of teaching when I handed out geoboards for the first time. Those lessons learned apply to iPad management as well. It is an iPad app that can also be accessed from your browser.

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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

I think every classical literature teacher should have an Owl Eyes account just to access the annotations and lesson plans. If you’re in a 1-to-1 classroom with iPads, Chromebooks, or any other device, this free tool is a MUST-USE. Chromebooks Common Core Data Driven Instruction Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

If you use my link to sign up for Edpuzzle , you’ll gain access to a curated library of 50,000 free videos to use with your school. You can get started by clicking this link and you’ll get access to the 50,000 curated videos in their library. All Subjects Assessment Chromebooks College (aged 18+) Data Driven Instruction Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

What I like about the chat option is that teachers don’t want to give out a cell phone number to parents or anything, but you can build a Remind group, and parents will have access to text you to have a conversation. So this is an option for them to still be able to participate in the general ed curriculum and not feel like they’re not getting to have full access to everything. So they full access, they get the full toolbar when they’re in their Google account.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers


The Background Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License In the Spring of 2013, my school district committed to issuing an iPad to every classroom teacher. The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year. We were about to distribute iPads to 800 teachers.

Leveled Math Practice for Pre-K - Algebra 2 and ELA Support for 2nd - 6th on the iPad and Web!


Once they do this, they''re able to use their iPad as an interactive dry erase board to show their thinking. When you use it for free, you are able to access twenty questions per day. However, children can also access the site via their computer , too. ela apps elementary apps free apps for math free language arts apps grammar apps IXL IXL Learning language arts apps math apps math games math websites

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?


Other than that, students can have access to ipads, stationary, as well as classroom library to research their ideas. edtech elementary classroom genius hourI believe that every single child is gifted and that every kid has a talent which we as educators should help uncover. This is not easy when you have a curriculum to follow and tons of material to teach. But that given we need to make time to work with kids in a different and more creative setting.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

But I’m talking about the research tool for Google Books that gives you access to millions of titles that are in the public domain. For a social studies teacher, a history teacher, who needs to give his or her student a little more access to historical articles and books, that’s a great resource. You know, those technologies have been around for a really long time — a couple of decades they’ve been available — but now they’re much more accessible than ever before.

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Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

What it allows the users to do is – first, to access any 360 image that’s on Google Maps, and view it. Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his ten year teaching career. Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms.

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

For students at Central Valley middle and high schools, accessing classroom lessons rarely involves opening a book. Instead, they power up glowing iPad screens and swipe and tap their way through math problems, the day’s reading or interactive content. Central Valley School District administrators envisioned such a shift when they decided to begin swapping paper textbooks for iPads in the 2012-13 school year.

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Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve done twelve for Portland, and it makes it one of the most accessible cities in the United States for people with this autism. All Subjects Chromebooks Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides. iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Social Emotional Learning Special Needs Teachers Students Teachers Tools Web Tools Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad


Indeed, the company proved rumors right by unveiling a new iPad. First, the ‘Education’ iPad The big announcement that caught everyone’s eye—and splattered across all the headlines—was the new 9.7-inch iPad, unveiled by Apple’s vice president, Greg Joswiak. The new iPad is also compatible with the Apple Pencil, the stylus that previously only worked with the iPad Pro. The ability to create on an iPad is second to none,” Kelly said in an interview.

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SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School


Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Unfortunately, teachers and students are often unable to be sure there will be dependable, robust access outside of school depending on family and community circumstances. Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, noted the importance of having safe WiFi access.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money


During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. He invested $500,000—90% from eRate dollars, 10% from the district—into increasing access points in the hallways of the 17 schools, and increasing bandwidth for the approximately 8600 students and 450 certified staff that needed online access.

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

These blogs are tied to restricted @ps10.org accounts under our control (students have @ps10.org accounts but DO NOT have email inboxes) Have students tweet from the @PS10Tech account (on an iPad) to write in a different medium, write using digital tools, and publish to a broad audience (again, CCSS) Use tweets as a style of writing - creating a complete sentence with descriptive language in 140 characters or less is not always as easy as it seems.

The saga continues: Report finds ongoing iPad problems at LAUSD

eSchool News

Review finds ‘serious challenges’ with the district’s iPad program. Had things gone according to plan, every public school student in Los Angeles would be working on his or her own iPad by now and textbooks would be largely a thing of the past. Unified School District, including limited classroom use of iPads and other computers, inadequate support for teachers and partial or inconsistent access to the internet.