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5 hidden iPad features for language learning.

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This year I am working at a new school where all the kids are new Dutch immigrants. That means that they have just arrived in The Netherlands and our biggest job is to teach them Dutch as quickly as possible.

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How to Publish Your Book to the iBooks Store.


This summer I published five of my iBook textbooks to the iBook Store. Since then I have gotten some questions on how to do this after your iBook is finished. The main hurdle for non-American writers is that you need

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1 in 3 presentation ADE2014 – iTunes U Bootcamps


During the Apple Distinguished Educators summit last week I had the honour to participare in the 1in3 Showcase. During these fast paced rounds of presentations a stopwatch counts down from 3:00 minutes in which you have the time to tell

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Met de iPad in de schoolbanken.

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Artikel zoals geplaatst in MacFan nummer 112 mei/juni 2014. In Amsterdam woedt een kleine onderwijsrevolutie. Al wijzen de vergeelde luxaflex, het systeemplafond en de ouden houten tafels daar niet echt op. Digitale vernieuwers laten zich er niet door weerhouden. Bericht

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Engage your learners with Kahoot.


This week I’ve been getting excited about using Kahoot in the classroom. Kahoot delivers online quizzes and surveys to your students. It works very similar to the more well-known Socrative. The teacher displays the question and the answers on the

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Middelbare scholen omarmen iPad


Artikel origineel verschenen in de Telegraaf Online editie van vr 07 feb 2014, 09:13 Middelbare scholen omarmen iPad door Gabi Ouwerkerk Leerlingen van groep 8 beslissen binnenkort naar welke middelbare school ze willen. Steeds meer kinderen kunnen daarnaast kiezen hoe ze

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9 Advanced iTunes U Tips & Techniques.

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These past couple of months I have been involved in iTunes U workshops and Bootcamps in The Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark to facilitate teachers to fill up the iTunes U store. Our aim is to have a full secondary curriculum

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18 advanced iBooks Author tips

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  Last year I started working with iBooks Author and made my first iBook to use in class. A year later, I now have about 8 iBooks under my belt. At the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute 2013 in Cork I

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Improve student language retention with Drillster.


In the spring of 2013 Educational Sciences graduate student at Utrecht University Joost van der Veen has investigated Drillster’s influence on the learning result of the students at the Berlage Lyceum in Amsterdam and the Bonhoeffer College in Castricum. Drillster is an adaptive

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Doe mee aan de iTunes U bootcamp.

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  Dit jaar staat iScholengroep (voorheen Macscholengroep) in het teken van iTunes U. Op de jaarlijkse iScholengroepDag zal de publieke iTunes U pagina onthuld worden. Voor de vakantie zijn er op verschillende deelnemende scholen intensieve iTunes U trainingen geweest om de docenten

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