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Flipping tip: edmodo video

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“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” - Erma Bombeck

Edmodo is an online social learning network. It’s a bit like Facebook but secure! Teachers, students, and parents can connect, collaborate, and share content without worry. Teachers can post grades, assignments, and quizzes too but we are going to focus attention on sharing videos.



Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #11 - The Common Core Standards)

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“Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.” - Walt Disney

Does this work of engaging students in higher order thinking with iPads comply with the Common Core Standards? In a word, YES.



Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #10 - Posting)

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“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” - Coco Channel

Expressing oneself is the essence of higher order thinking. If you have something to say share it! 

When we share a video online it becomes a podcast. We can make it available to everyone on the World Wide Web or to a select group of people. But often the first step is to make it available as an individual file you can upload to the commons.



Water Cycles for iPhone & iPad

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The water cycles app is an entertaining game where you have to help guide the water from the mountains out to the sea using different pieces along the way.  The game gets challenging because you have to also bring the water to different towns, villages and cities to use before it finally makes its way to the sea.  Still not hard enough?  Well, when the water goes through the different cities it will get polluted, and you need to filter it to make it clean again before finally bringing it to the sea. 



iPoe Collection Receives the PIA Award for Best App Book in Fiction

 iPoe Collection Receives the PIA Award for Best App Book in Fiction

 

iPoe Collection, by Play Creatividad, receives the Publishing Innovation Award in New York for the Best App Book

 

BARCELONA, Spain, January 16, 2013 – Play Creatividad team, a small studio from Barcelona, has been honored with the Publishing Innovation Award for the Best App in Fiction category for “iPoe Collection: The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection,” for iPad and iPhone that gathers some stories from the master of horror, Edgar Allan Poe, enhancing it with illustrations, animations, interaction and an original soundtrack.


Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #9 - Using Camera)

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“No one man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” - Ansel Adams

We began this journey recognizing analysis, synthesis, and evaluation as the three broad categories of higher order thinking. An expression of such thinking is necessary to document that learning has occurred.



People with Learning Disabilities can gain travel independence with the help of their iPhone

People with Learning Disabilities can gain travel independence with the help of their iPhone

 

 

Washington DC January 7, 2013- The app is the first version of “I Travel with my Phone” which was developed to help individuals with cognitive disabilities learn how to use public transportation. 


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