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An absolute gem of an article by John Brandon and Graham Barlow from MacLife on 30th March over at TechRadar . This is going to become my iPad manual from here on in. Customised iPads for all iPad 2 tips and original iPad tips - get 'em here! With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a thinner design, the iPad 2 is the world's best tablet device.
How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 14.60K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. However, social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it's not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media.
At the upcoming Apple Distinguished Educator’s Institute in Orlando, Florida this week I’ll be leading a session on mobile devices, in particular the iPad. Presenting to fellow ADE’s is a bit intimidating to say the least, after all these are some of the most impressive, respected, knowledgeable and connected educators are I know. These are the people I share ideas with and who more than likely are as equally as knowledgeable as me about these devices, so indeed I’m wracking my brain to come up with the correct twist, wow or new spark to leave them with. I’m still wracking, hopefully I’ll figure it out by Wednesday morning. That said, the session is a little different than the hands-on I’ve been presenting the past few months. The focus is upon how to make the iDevices more useful in the classroom, especially how to maximize these devices when presenting.
After the iPod revolutionized how society listened to music and the iPhone pushed the boundaries of smartphone technology, the iPad stands poised to alter the face of mobile computing. Many have praised its potential to make personal and professional lives that much easier – and that certainly includes the education industry! Teachers with a love of technology and a passion for nurturing the minds of their students can easily discover creative ways to incorporate the iPad into the daily routine, and some of these great educational and organizational applications are bound to help them get started.
If you are traveling with kids this summer and hope to avoid the dreaded "are we there yet" whine, mobile apps can help. You no longer need to amass coloring books, magnetic board games, toys and hidden pictures books. A few quick downloads from the iTunes store can provide a wide variety of travel boredom busters.
The iPad is well laid with touch-screen bliss, with that said, it provides us with enough real estate to make mockups, administrate, and develop a bit at home or on the go. Furthermore, we summed up 25 must-haves for designers and developers alike. Evernote Evernote lets you save text, web pages, and audio for later viewing. A great way to save your brainstormed ideas, websites, or the audio of what your client told you. Evernote’s interface is very intuitive and easy to navigate through, providing you functionality at your fingertips.
That is my list of why the iPad matters right now. The ones I mention are reason enough to buy and use an iPad and never look back. The iPad is not just a device for mass consumption. It is a device like any other, completely dependent upon what you actually want to do with it.
Resolve Market Research has just completed a comprehensive study that looks at how the iPad is being used, and how the iPad is impacting other technology devices like e-readers, portable gaming consoles and netbooks. The study, which was conducted online across a nationally representative sample, compared technology owners or people that intend to own devices in four different categories: the iPad, smartphones (including iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys), e-readers and portable video game devices. The study also focused on how users perceive the iPad both before and after owning the device.
Digital Storytelling can transform your students' writing into a visual masterpiece that is filled with voice and emotion, while enhancing critical thinking skills. The iPad takes digital storytelling to a new level by making the process easier, and even more engaging for students of all grade levels as well as for their teachers. This site will help guide you in what you need for success in the iPad Digital Storytelling classroom. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
It’s clear that the iPad has the power to transform education from stationary learning to a process that can be performed anywhere. With a starting price of $500, it’s on a par with netbooks and a lot easier to swallow for a class than notebooks that cost 50 percent more. The iPad is also thinner, lighter and has a touch screen that kids can’t keep their fingers off of.