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Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 07:20:56 +0000

Smart pens, dictation apps and audio functions on e-readers have transformed how students struggling with dyslexia can learn.

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With iPads, a New World of Music for Kids With Learning Challengesimg_4110

Sat, 14 Jun 2014 16:00:34 +0000

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.Jason Haughton sings an original tune composed by the PS 177 Technology Band. Eric Westervelt

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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?computing

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:00:56 +0000

One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.

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The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device7636075480_589acd33da_z

Wed, 07 May 2014 14:00:55 +0000

The challenge for educators, especially directors of educational technology, is not to limit how our teachers teach, but to focus on the foundational skills and provide a clear and concrete formula for how different technological devices and applications will enhance these skills in order to give a learner the ability to create a product that will change the world.BarrowBoy

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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?photo

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:39:50 +0000

Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.

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What Will It Take for iPads to Upend Teaching and Learning?erinscott_-7078erinscott_-7159(2)erinscott_-7192(2)

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:00:13 +0000

One principal in an affluent Bay Area School is striving to do more than just "enhance" classroom learning with iPads. Students at Hillview Elementary School use iPads in math class.Math teacher Michael Doroquez works with students.English teacher xx explains how the class will be using iPads.

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What Students Think About Using iPads in School

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:00:09 +0000

Students weigh in on how devices change what happens in class, how they think about learning and how they organize their school work.

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Checklist: Are You Ready for iPads In Your School?5492689367_ba370d7b63_ziPad in Education For Dummies cover image

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:00:32 +0000

The rush to purchase iPads often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s so crucial to their success as educational tools. Technology alone is never the answer. Instead, iPad use needs to be integrated within a holistic approach to 21st-century education that encompasses a thorough and ongoing review of the skills and competencies required in our rapidly changing society and the educational processes that best help students acquire them.

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How Much Freedom to Give Kids With School-Issued iPads?11_1.21_Ipad_Algebra_0238

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:00:58 +0000

As more school districts roll out tablet computers to students, they're debating how much to restrict access to certain websites and games. Some districts shut down wide parts of the Internet, but others are trying to take a more nuanced approach.

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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling6660073135_a315ee4b17_z

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:00:22 +0000

Schools have begun to recognize the importance of multimedia use in education. Fortunately, with its built-in microphone, camera, and a host of multimedia apps, the iPad is an extraordinary tool for creating and integrating multimedia into education.

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Rolling Out an iPad Pilot Program, With Eyes Wide OpenStudents

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:19:18 +0000

One of California's poorest school districts, the Coachella Valley Unified southeast of Los Angeles, is currently rolling out iPads to every student, pre-K through high school. It's an ambitious effort that administrators and parents hope will transform how kids learn, boost achievement and narrow the digital divide with wealthier districts.

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Why L.A.’s iPad Rollout Was Doomed7118767335_d5c871298f_z

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:13:19 +0000

As Los Angeles rolls out its iPad program, there’s been a litany of problems from the very outset. Here are what contractors have said about their concerns with the $1 billion project.

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Why L.A. Students Hacked Into iPads: District Is ‘Locking Us Out’

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:00:23 +0000

Los Angeles Unified School District started issuing iPads to its students this school year, as part of a $30 million deal with Apple. But less than a week after getting their iPads, hundreds of students had found a way to bypass software blocks meant to limit what websites the students can use.

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For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patient6660089211_655da8df80_zand_then_the_teacher_said_you_may_take_notes_1931140930

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:00:16 +0000

Creating a process to arrive at sensible, relevant, and positive agreements for tablet use in schools is a key part of the journey toward implementing a successful tablet program.

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