Four iOS 8 Features For Customizing Learning

iOS 8 has some great features that were added that can customize the learning experience for students. Here are four we think all students should be familiar with. Speak Screen Anyone can now have whatever text is on the screen read to them automatically by setting a two finger down swipe in accessibility. This means […]

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Ten things students can do with the ThinkWrite Headset

Ten things students can do with the ThinkWrite Headset on an iPad and/or a Chromebook in their classrooms. 1. Record themselves reading so teachers can monitor fluency. 2. Record themselves reading their own writing. 3. Record voice overs for multimedia projects. (iMovie) 4. Get speech feedback from language applications. (Duolingo) 5. Participate in a Skype […]

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Where Paper Is Needed.

I usually show this video when starting a training on using less paper in the classroom as it lightens up the room. Paper is not going away completely. We can make a big difference if we do consider some practices that are adapted to digital. Emma! Checkout the ThinkWrite Guide to Using Less Paper in the […]

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Keyboard Shortcuts For Editing Writing on an iPad

Did you know that students can do the majority of the editing of their writing without having to touch the iPad screen? Like the MacBook, the iPad has built-in keyboard shortcuts for functions like selecting text, copy and paste. The ThinkWrite keyboard has made it easy for students to remember the keyboard shortcuts by including […]

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Apple Sessions At #ISTE14

Apple has announced their sessions for ISTE 2014. Registration Links: APPLE at ISTE All Sessions are at Omni Hotel at CNN Center, International Ballroom D 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Sunday, June 29 9:00 a.m. Integrating iPad into the Classroom Enhance your curriculum and engage students with rich digital content. 10:30 a.m. Creating with iBooks […]

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Demystifying 5 Myths About The iPad in Education

This was originally published on Edsurge, but has since been taken offline. Not sure why. MG I have been quite amused reading the comments beneath stories on the Internet regarding school programs that are providing students with their own learning device. The LAUSD program has really whipped a lot of opinion on this. If some […]

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Four Criteria For Reviewing iPad Cases For Schools

Something that I have spent an inordinate amount of time on is reviewing iPad cases. I have come up with four criteria in which to review cases for use with students. One: Protection Protection means no screen breaks. Or less screen breaks. Screen breaks equal money to refix the screen and potential time lost for […]

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