Ipads, Evernote, and Second Graders!

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A blog about implementing online portfolios with Evernote and the ipad.

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#ISTE13 Session link

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The 1 iPad Classroom - The GWAEA iPad PD Site

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Grant Wood AEA’s iPad Professional Development Site for learning about using iPads in education.

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Appealing Apps for Educators: Flipping iPad from Consumption to Creation Station

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Creativity in the classroom is more abundant than ever as teachers and students are using iPads in amazing ways.

Caroline Bucky-Beaver‘s insight:

Great list of iPad apps here that can be used to create…

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Digital Wish - Virtual Volunteers
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    Teachers working on a classroom project who are in need of outside experts now have a database where they can go.  Register, post a classroom project and ask for a virtual volunteer to help out.   Those wishing to volunteer can also register.

Digital Wish - Virtual Volunteers

Teachers working on a classroom project who are in need of outside experts now have a database where they can go. Register, post a classroom project and ask for a virtual volunteer to help out. Those wishing to volunteer can also register.

5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking — THE Journal
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    I love articles like this! The ideas are simple, easy to integrate across disciplines and grade levels and the tools are cost-effective - FREE! The best part…addressing higher order thinking skills!

5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking — THE Journal

I love articles like this! The ideas are simple, easy to integrate across disciplines and grade levels and the tools are cost-effective - FREE! The best part…addressing higher order thinking skills!

Over 40 Lesson Ideas Based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - HOME - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet.
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    This isn’t the kind of resource I usually post, but growing up I LOVED Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so when this was posted by @Skip Z, I didn’t hesitate to click on it.  What I loved about this resource is that the ideas are aligned to the various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Multiple Intelligences.

Over 40 Lesson Ideas Based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - HOME - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet.

This isn’t the kind of resource I usually post, but growing up I LOVED Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so when this was posted by @Skip Z, I didn’t hesitate to click on it. What I loved about this resource is that the ideas are aligned to the various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Multiple Intelligences.

Pinboard For Pinterest Is The Best iPad App For The Social Network Site Thus Far, And Its Free — AppAdvice

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Pinboard for Pinterest (Free) by Silviu Stefan is a Pinterest client for the iPad. It may just be the best Pinterest-related app for Apple’s tablet so far. It doesn’t revolutionize viewing of the social networking site, but it does work well and it is free.

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The app offers three different ways to pin, as well as complete access to your Pinterest account. The account access is just a port of the website, so there is nothing special with that. However, the pin options are what make it stand out, that and the fact that it is free.

Users can copy and paste a JavaScript code directly into their Safari Web browser on the iPad. This is a function that is not readily available to everyone. There are ways to find the code online, but the average user will have trouble figuring that out. Now, users can have a “Pin It” button right in their bookmarks bar, just like a computer’s Web browser without any effort.

I’d like to take a minute to tell you how to get the button to show up in your browser because the app doesn’t explain that part clearly. First, go to the settings section in your device and set your Safari browser to “always show bookmarks bar.” Then, open Safari and, after you have entered the JavaScript code from the app, find “Pin It” in your bookmarks list and hit “edit” in the upper left corner of the bookmark list. Tap and hold the pin and move it into the bookmark bar folder, and then move it to the first place. Once you have done that, the button will always be in your Safari browser on the left-hand side.

In addition to an easy way to add the Pinterest bookmarklet to the Safari browser, users can upload images by entering a website link into the “Pin It” URL bar. This part is no different than what can be done directly from the Pinterest website. It is nice to have it, but by no means special.

The third way to pin images is to use the app’s internal browser. This browser comes with its own “Pin It” button that works perfectly. Use the Internet the same way you would in Safari, or any other browser and when you come across something you’d like to add to your Pinterest board, just hit the “Pin It” button in the upper right corner.

The fact that users can pin in three different ways, plus have complete access to their Pinterest account makes this iPad app amazing. The fact that it is free makes it the best app you can get for Pinterest thus far. Pick it up today. You won’t regret it.

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Ever since I got an iPad, I’ve found myself surfing the ‘net a lot more here than on my own computer. The only thing wrong is that my various bookmarklets are a whole lot more difficult to use in mobile Safari. Now with this new Pinterest app (PInboard), adding new pins will be far easier. They provide you with a better bookmarklet and even a browser. I’m looking forward to playing with it.

A Little iPad Humor

I ran across this tonight while searching for iPad resources. Sometimes when following a link from a link from a link you can find some great little gems.  Enjoy.

ThinkB4U - Internet Safety Skills Taught Interactively

How does the site work? Here’s a quote from the "About" page that tells you more:

"This site, designed by Fuel Industries, includes three main components that are meant to be explored together.

Videos:
Each location — Home, School, Mall — includes several video shorts about a modern family’s experience online. You determine which path the family members take at the critical decision point. Do you text that to your boyfriend? Do you purchase that ukulele? These shorts are just snapshots of more complicated issues. But, they all attempt to address a fundamental message of taking a moment to think before acting.

Interactive Objects:
As you view each video, you can collect interactive objects! An object opens up a quick game about the subject of the video. Once you collect the object, you can access it at anytime during your session.

Messages:
When you scroll down the site, you will find complementary messages targeted for each audience — Students, Parents, Educators. These messages intend to strike a quick educational point. If you want to find out more about the subject, just click the link below the message. This will open up a pop-up with tips, advice, and links to partner resources.

Make sure to check out the resources as linked in the educators’ and parents’ sections of the site! These resources point to curriculum and advice provided by Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, and National Consumers League.”

 

 

 

 

ThinkB4U is the product of a collaboration between Google and safety partners Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, and National Consumers League. It’s objective is provide instruction about online safety through in an interactive way. There is content geared directly to students, parents, and educators.

I saw this site twice today on my Plurk timeline, which is why it caught my attention, so I was compelled to check it out. I’m looking forward to digging deeper into the site. It looks very promising.

60 in 60

60 instructional technology websites.  I found this resources via Sherry Dorman’s Pinterest page.  You never know what kind of new stuff you’ll find when you flip through a resource like this.  The variety of teacher and student tools and resources spans across many grade levels, so be sure to flip through the whole Issu.  You never know what you’ll find.