iPad in Classroom
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Apple has recently started the count down to 50 billionth app to be downloaded from Apple iTunes store. To celebrate this epic performance, Apple is giving an App store gift card of $10.000 to whoever happens to coincide with this 50 billionth download. Each of the next 50 customers who download an app will receive $500 App Store Gift Cards. In line with this, Apple has also released its lists of all-time top apps for both iPhone and iPad. I am sharing with you the all-time top apps for iPad.
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Math Champ is a neat system of two apps working together to deliver math challenges to your students’ iPads. The Math Champ Host app is the app that you use to create classes and select questions to use in the quizzes that your students take on their iPads. With the host app you control when quizzes become active. The host app also lets you see how students are doing on the quizzes. The Math Champ Client app is the app that students use to take the quizzes that you are pushing out to them. Students can compete to see who will become the “math champ” in your classroom that day.
Many of us use our iPads to watch movies, play games, and do other fun activities. Watching videos on YouTube can be fun. But sometimes you want to download videos to consume on your tablet. watchlater for iPad is a handy application that lets you download videos to watch later on your device. It support various video platforms, including YouTube, Vimeo, TED, and … watchlater supports YouTube, TED, collegehumor, and other popular video platforms.
Reflection 1 – This is the most stimulating year I have spent in teaching. Reflection 2 – I’m concerned and it’s all my fault! One word sums up this dissonance – opportunity . The iPad has provided countless learning opportunities for my students through generic and tailored applications. The practice of learning alongside students has promoted a difference in my teaching style. I have searched for techniques that best suit these opportunities and that search has been made easier by new technologies.
Carlos Pinheiro Ferramentas , Tablets app , apple , Flipboard , iBooks , ipad i 1 Vote Já aqui falámos da Flipboard , a fantástica aplicação para iPad (e mais recentemente para Android) que transforma a leitura de notícias e atualizações nas principais redes sociais numa experiência semelhante à leitura de uma revista. Dois anos depois, continua a ser uma das minhas aplicações preferidas para dispositivos móveis.
So you want to take your video creation capabilities to the next level: on your iPad.Well you are in the right place. We have curated for you a list of some great video making apps. We strongly believe in the power of videos in education and we want to help our fellow teachers to use the resources available to make the best out of them. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has published some posts on this topic, you can check them below :
The iPad is not magic, and as many educators have found integrating them meaningfully is by no means a just-add-water proposition . The same applies to Project-Based Learning . Project-Based Learning is a method of giving learners access to curriculum in authentic ways that promote collaboration, design, imagination, and innovation while also allowing for more natural integration of digital and social media. Below we’ve offered 23 ways that the iPad can be used in your classroom. While given strategies may or may not fit exactly into your curriculum or grade level, consider them instead as a kind of board of ideas to inspire your own thinking. If “Designing a tire” is beyond the ability of your 4th graders (and you’re certain of that), what else might they design instead?
Teaching literature involves having great texts on hand at every moment. You also want to make those texts more accessible to students and teach them how to analyze, evaluate and simply understand them. These 8 great apps for teaching literature make all of that possible. Not only will these apps provide your students with a wealth of free texts in multiple formats, but they will provide them with information on how to make meaning with those texts and, possibly help them develop a love for literature like your own.
iPads for Kids with Autism: Tech News Zone Wants to Help Tech News Zone’s Project TEACH offers kids with autism and their families the gifts of technology,music, culture, the arts, and educational assistance. When the Apple iPad surfaced in April 2010, many schools adopted it to help children with communication and language skills – but with a starting price of $500, it’s pricey. Out of reach for many families with autistic children who could benefit from the device, Autism Advocacy and Technology News Zone, Inc. (a Nevada nonprofit corporation) wants to help iPads get into the hands of those children.
I remember back in the day when I had literary stacks of cassettes. I kept them in tidy racks on the wall and even dusted them off about once a week in order to keep them nice and clean. The cases usually got scratched pretty easily, and we’d all keep switching our favorite cassette’s case with the one that looked new and shiny. If I remember right, we could even buy new cases to switch out our old ones. What did you do with your cassettes?
The next game-changer in tablets could come from Samsung , not Apple, as a perfect storm of processor, screen and platform coalesces to make the Korean firm an innovator not a copycat. Samsung has already demonstrated its abilities in processors – even Apple would have to agree with that, having co-developed the A4 chipset powering the original iPad with its Korean rival – but the new Exynos 5 Dual raises the bar significantly; according to the rumors, meanwhile, that will find its way into the Samsung “P10″, a new uber-tablet packing a display that squarely challenges Apple’s Retina tech. The P10, it’s believed , will arrive sometime in 2012, with an 11.8-inch WQXGA screen. If you’ve not been keeping up to speed with your acronyms, that means 2560 x 1600 resolution for a pixel density of 256ppi; in contrast, Apple’s new iPad has a 9.7-inch screen with a 264ppi pixel density.
Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Matt Levinson For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there’s wisdom to be learned from others who’ve gone down that road.
With the start of this new year Apple launched two major products namely iBook app and iBooks Author . These two releases have caught the attention of media and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning was no exception. We posted two detailed articles about the potential of these new products in education. Today we are adding a follow up to those articles. Below are some of the best tutorials to get teachers and educators acquainted with the iBook Author.
This is the second year that our 4th graders have created superhero posters with QR code audio stories attached. This project is a perfect blend of art, technology, and writing. Our 4th graders remembered listening to these stories last year , so they were highly motivated to create interesting characters, attractive posters, and clever stories.