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Make your iPad work for you! iPad as the Teacher's Pet infographic is updated to Version 2.0! Lots of new apps, website, and ideas for iPad-using teachers, whether or not their students have iPads.

#ipaded #edtech #teaching  
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Thanks Tony!  I can't wait to share it with my colleagues.
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If you have had to manage iOS devices via Apple Configurator you know that the time involved and the many random errors is more than frustrating. I understand that there are some MDM options that conceptually could be better but I haven't seen them...

This is why I was so excited by the announcement that Google made some months back with their tablets and Google Play for Education option. I was finally able to do some testing on Friday with Play for Education and a couple of Nexus 7 tablets and the set up was as easy as this video of 2nd graders setting them up shows: : http://youtu.be/XFFYNeR4fyw 

And pushing out apps was even more magical in my mind. I think you will only appreciate the minimal steps and time involved in Play for Education if you have had to battle with Apple Configurator. That I could push an app wirelessly from a web-based console that appeared in a matter of seconds (I think it took about 4 seconds!) to the device I was pushing it to was exhilarating! Push an app to a whole class set or discreetly differentiate and push remediation/enrichment apps to individuals--so easy. So simple.

(Managing iOS devices via Apple Configurator and VPP simply doesn't work like this and it should...)

Now, don't get me wrong--iOS is powerful and engaging. I integrate iOS, have a MacBook as my personal device, etc. but from a classroom to classroom perspective, I will argue that the easier the technology for the teacher the higher the chances of ownership, integration, and success in the learning and teaching process.

I am not saying there isn't learning involved but Play for Education is built with teachers in mind and K12 should highly consider this as an option, especially if that school is already integrating Google Apps for Education...

#k12   #edtech   #easytech   #gafe   #ios  
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Kudos to Google for - finally - getting this need addressed, but I'm not sure if I'd call it easier than Apple Configurator or not.
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Educational iPad Apps That You Can Also Get For Android
A top-pick iPad app, Book Creator, was released for Android yesterday. That got me to wondering what other of my favorite educational iPad apps also have Android versions. I made a document to share my findings...
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Thanks +Lauren Enders for posting this photo on Facebook that is SO important for professionals in the #education   #edtech   #Autism  and #specialneeds  arena to see! 
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the phrase that should be replaced with something new
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CNBC has an article on Huff Post with 10 phrases they think should be eliminated from office vocabulary. Do you agree with these?

1. Ping
2. Circle back
3. Synergy
4. Right-sized
5. Blue sky
6. Peel back the layers of the onion
7. Let's solution this
8. Value-adds
9. Ninja
10. At the end of the day...
CNBC: Every office worker knows at least one bit of clichéd business-speak that they would be happy to never hear again. These include "think outside the box" or "paradigm shift" which, one assumes, are terms meant to ma...
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Uh-oh. No more Google Ninjas!
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Great post by fourth grade teacher +Sharae Geldes!
My classroom has had 1:1 iPads since December of 2012.  The iPads have brought a dramatic change to the way I teach my students and the way my students learn.  When I tell community members, teachers, district administration,...
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Brent, this is a great post! Thanks for being a Stick Around pioneer. And thank you for writing about how your teachers share using Google Drive. Powerful collaboration!
On December 13, 2013 +Tony Vincent came out with a new app called +Stick Around I love it and I think it has tremendous potential!  Essentially the app allows you to create "puzzles" to share out to your students.  These puzz...
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Great post by 3rd grader teacher +Monica Evon! 
Eight short weeks ago, our third grade team transformed into the most amazing learning environment possible!  Not only is learning individualized and differentiated on a daily basis, but so was our student-led conferences!  T...
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Educational Technology Consultant
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  • Learning & Technology
    Tony Vincent, Inc., 2006 - present
  • Willowdale Elementary School
    Technology Specialist, 2004 - 2006
  • Willowdale Elementary School
    5th Grade Teacher, 1998 - 2004
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The only thing I like better than teaching is learning.
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Learning • Technology • Teaching • Mobility

Tony Vincent taught at Willowdale Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska for eight years. Since 2006 he has been self-employed as a consultant, empowering teachers and students with technology. He has worked with educators in 37 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

In 2008 Tony moved to Phoenix, Arizona and is loving it.

His interests include mobility, web tools, design, science, and podcasting.

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Developed Radio WillowWeb, one of the first podcasts by elementary students.
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