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PreK inclusion Teacher

Taking the flower out of WALLflower!

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Although I work with PreK students, I do see how students who do not usually feel comfortable in social settings do well in an online world.

Wowzers offers online Game-based Math curriculum for Grades 3-8

These are some awesome points

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These are some awesome points of how iPads and interactive technology can be used to increase engagement. But, the engagement does not end with just the devices themselves. Schools can set up some truly engaging learning experiences by coupling the powerful Edtech devices with equally effective (and fun) Edtech content.

Here's a great blog post with five great tips to help pilot your search for effective, fun digital content for your schools and students - http://blog.wowzers.com/bid/276638/Five-Things-Educational-iPad-Platform...

iPads are used at my school

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I am a special education teacher in California and I see some of the same results with students when I put an ipad in their hands. They love it! I find that the students are on task and engaged in learning for a full 50 minutes. It is absolutely thrilling, as an educator, to witness student engagement.

Tablets for Everyone?

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Is putting a tablet in every student’s hand the future of education? What fascinates me the most about the future of education is the level of apprehension that exists in doing just that. The longer we wait, the more the technological divide deepens. If we don’t try it, then how are we going to know if it works? Sandy’s school illustrates that the future of education is already here. Recently, a large school district in Northern California implemented a plan to put 6000 tablets into their students hands. So what are we waiting for? With the passing of Prop 30 in California, the state should move to “tabletize” education. The possibilities are unlimited. Engaging students, especially through the use of technology is the future of education. If we want to give our students a 21 Century skill-set, then we need to buy the right tool box first.

Ipads are used in my school

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Ipads are used in my school in many ways. 7th grade Science and 8th grde Core use them as a 1:1 initiative. It's magical how spelling lessons can turn into competitions against themselves with a spelling app downloaded form the Apple apps store. In my classroom, we use I pad for research. In art, students use apps to help them draw in a certain genre. Students who normally are disengaged are re-engaged. I pads and technology in general excite the students and improve engagement.

Self contained special education K-2

I am SOOO glad that

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I am SOOO glad that technology in the classroom is being supported by administrative staff! With special ed. students that are visually, physically, and hearing impaired ( just to name a few), is this is a welcome addition to our classroom. I wish that our district had enough money for us to have a smart board in the classroom, but at this time I will take what ever I can. If we want our own personal doctors to be aware of the latest medical procedures, why can't we ask that of our teachers be up to date on technology in the classroom as well?

Educator, Consultant, ADE , ClassTechTips.com

I love this quote, I think it

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I love this quote, I think it is so important: "In general, however, students are using the iPads the right way, on the right things because the teachers have given them a reason to use them."

Here's a cool formative assessment tool that will definitely keep student's engaged (it works on any device with Internet access):
http://classtechtips.com/2013/01/02/understoodit-formative-assessment-tool/

ICT teacher for public seconday school,Trabzon,TURKEY

Hi, I am an ICT teacher in

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Hi, I am an ICT teacher in Turkey.This was very useful for me because we are in a huge project in Turkey about educational technology.our educational ministry have a national project named FATIH .In this project it is targeted that every students have a tablet and e-books and ever classroom have a smart board.This is a new project and if you want to learn more and make comments about it this is the link:

http://fatihprojesi.meb.gov.tr/tr/english.php

Retired elementary teacher/Currently K-12 sub from Los Angeles, Ca

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In my travels as a substitute teacher/tutor of students PK-12, I never leave home without my ipad. I have witnessed how it engages students of all ages and abilities. Three years ago I taught a class of 15 autistic preschool boys on a long term assignment. Most could not talk, sit still or interact with even the most engaging lesson or individual until one day I pulled out my ipad. They all clamored and grabbed at once but quickly learned to wait their turn. One little guy cried all the time because he could not communicate his needs but was clever enough to sneak my ipad out of my desk or purse to play his favorite app. It was truly inspiring to see how a little piece of technology could get kids so engaged in learning when everything else seemed to fail.

I use my ipad almost daily in my substitute assignments. It is a ready resource if i need to brush up on a subject long gone from my memory. I whip it out the minute I notice a sea of glassed over eyes or other indicators of non-engagement. I can usually find a quick you tube teacher or video to supplement the lesson or concept I'm teaching which usually increases the level of engagement of my students.

Finally, I've discovered the ipad is an excellent tool for the elderly. My mother is bedridden and partially sighted. She is often depressed because her vision is slowly slipping away and she wants to read her bible. I asked her to try reading on my ipad and we discovered the resolution is bright enough that she can actually see enlarged font. She was totally sold when I pressed the audio button so she'd have the option of listening if she tired of reading. Now she wants her own.

Here's a link to a story

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Here's a link to a story about how technology helps struggling students.
http://cambiumtechnology.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/kurzweil-3000-as-a-ass...

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