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2012 Apps for Teachers. People often ask what apps I would recommend for Teachers?

2012 Apps for Teachers

There is no simply answer that fits all. 50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners. Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-08-13 Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school. For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies.

iPad - Why? How? Beginner's guide. iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms.

iPad As....

Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with..... iPad Tips: Getting Started with the iPad. Have you just got a shiny new iPad as a holiday gift, or maybe just bought one for yourself?

iPad Tips: Getting Started with the iPad

Here’s an easy Getting Started Guide that will help you get the most out of your new favorite tablet: The iPad has been a huge hit ever since it first hit the market back in 2010. Teachwithyouripad.wikispaces. iPad & Android. Teaching Large Classes with an iPad » To this day I remain a big fan of the overhead projector. I truly believe it was more effective a tool for teaching than the projected Powerpoint slides will ever be. I stood facing the students, watching their expressions, which I could see since the lights were sufficiently bright. I could draw on the screen and change directions as questions arose. In fact I will argue that the ‘golden age of college teaching’ if there was one was stimulated by the addition of the roller to the overhead projector. It allowed the combining of student response, just-in-time teaching, constructivist development and several other educational buzz terms in one simple device.

It’s been downhill ever since, …until this semester. Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation. Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise.

Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation

You need to ensure that you clearly understand and communicate how the technology integrates with your overall pedagogical objectives. Too many institutions purchase technology and then search for ways to utilize it ... or leave it collecting dust on the shelf. Planning needs to consider both infrastructure needs and the educational applications of the new technology. Without the proper preparation, technology initiatives are liable to become expensive failures. First iPad Encounters. The iPads are finally set up and ready to go into the classrooms!

First iPad Encounters

It happened to be our first graders who were the first ones to get their hands on them! A few days ago, I tested and reviewed a great new app: Book Creator. I felt it was a great opportunity for our first graders, who had just finished a unit on butterflies, to create a book about the different stages of a butterfly and their learning reflection as a culminating activity. Students wrote a story, as a class, about the different stages of the butterfly. - 21-Steps-to-1-to-1-Success.pdf. How to Design a Beautiful iPad Lesson: This is a beautiful lesson designed and presented by Rob Miller on Scrib.

How to Design a Beautiful iPad Lesson:

What I really like about this series of activities is that it allows the students or in Rob's case his teachers to articulate their own learning. It is never about a single app. It is the combination of apps that allow the learners to meet the learning outcomes. 20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators. When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace.

20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators

Reading Apps. Five Fun Free iPad Apps for Elementary School Teachers And Students. These free applications provide a wide variety of engaging learning opportunities for young students (and you can’t beat the price).

Five Fun Free iPad Apps for Elementary School Teachers And Students

The Apple iPad is becoming more popular in our schools every day (just check out this EmergingEdTech video to appreciate how quickly the iPad is gaining hold in our schools). It’s really a great tool for the younger student, with its ease of use and touch screen functionality. In addition to the thousands of education related apps out there for a price, there are a lot of applications available for free. iPad Apps that work with Smartboards. The iPad looks amazing when projected onto a large screen.

iPad Apps that work with Smartboards

The students in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom gets to see the apps at work. Have a look at the list below to see if any of these might be useful in your classroom. If you have others that should be added to this list please leave a comment with the name of the app and we will add it to the list. Doceri: FREE Turn your iPad and classroom computer into an Interactive Whiteboard with Doceri. Imagine the freedom to move around the room, interact with your students and never turn your back to the class. SplashTop: $5.49 AU This is the ONLY remote desktop app that streams video and audio from your PC or Mac, allowing you to interact with your PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, IE, Firefox, Safari, World of Warcraft, and other PC / MAC applications.

Edistorm: FREE Edistorm is an online brainstorming tool that uses the metaphor of sticky notes to allow you to brainstorm. 10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing. Despite the growing use of multimedia in classrooms, schools remain primarily text oriented.

10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

This is a major problem for significant numbers of learners who struggle with text. No matter how capable they may be in other respects, these students are not “academically” oriented in the ways that tend to matter most in the classroom. For many, it’s a processing issue. Others have difficulty with the physical mechanics of writing. So, as I’ve explored possibilities with the iPhone and iPad, my most urgent priority has been to discover free and low-cost tools that can be effective in supporting individuals who struggle with text.

Free Apps. Apps. The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials. The Apple iPad is an amazing tablet, and to help you get the most out of it, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of every tip, trick, and tutorial for you. Read on for more. Note: This article was originally published earlier this year, but we’ve updated it with a real lot more content since then, so we’re republishing it for you. We’ll be keeping this page updated as we find more great articles, so you should bookmark this page for future reference. How to Maximize Your iPad’s Battery Life So you got yourself a shiny new Apple device, but you’re so addicted that the battery is running out way too soon—what you need is a couple of tips to keep your battery running for as long as possible, and we’ve got them here.

How to Maximize Battery Life on Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch How to Lock the Screen on Your iPad with iOS 4.x How to Lock the Screen Orientation on Your iPad (with iOS 4.2) Apps in Education. "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly": A Fantastic AAC App Spreadsheet. Apps for education. Handout_quickguidetowebtools. Dark Side of the iPad ~ Collecting student projects is difficult! Since its release the iPad has garnered arguments regarding whether it is primarily a device for consumption or creation.

I have always believed that it is a device capable of creation. One simply needs to consider apps such as Avid Studio, DemiBooks Composer, Pages, Keynote, Minecraft Pocket Edition, Art Rage, SketchBook Pro, Comic Life and many others. These and many other apps all allow the user to tap into their talents and produce output of which they can be proud. Of course the iPad is also a worthy consumption device.

Think of FlipBoard, Reeder, Safari, Guardian Eyewitness, The Elements, Solar Walk, and any other app that allows anyone to easily explore information, imagery and data on the web or embedded within the app. [Note: A number of readers have begun adding comments below which may also interest you. The Dark Side Yet, the iPad has a dark side. Which interface!? Transferring files is not easily accomplished, if at all. Why? So, what are some of the stumbling blocks? iTunes. Look! I'm Learning Documentary Film by Bruce Umpstead.

What is Look! I'm Learning? In 2010, two elementary school teachers raised their hands and volunteered their students to help lead the way in digital learning. Rover Flash Browser for iPad. Top 100. 10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web. No, it’s not Spiderman’s latest web slinging tool but something that’s more real world. Like the World Wide Web. iPads in the Classroom. Sample Lessons - iPad in Education. Making assessment meaningful. After spending two hours a day this week watching seventh graders fill in bubbles on our state's standardized test, I am finding myself thinking about assessment.

High School iPad Apps. 103 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom. 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts. We all want to get the very best out of our devices! iPad Tips: Getting Started with the iPad. iPad Tips And Tricks - 100 Essential. 50sites ver3. iPads in Schools. 3 Ways to Manage Student iPads in the Classroom. 20 Essential iPad Websites. 100 Essential iPad Tips and Tricks. Change the way the default apps and the operating system behave, to make them suit your particular needs.

You’ll also discover ways to squeeze more functionality out of the default apps. 100+ iPad Apps Perfect For High School. 50 really useful iPad tips and tricks. With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device. It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. 68 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom. The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials. The 50 Best Websites of 2011. Top 13 web 2.0 tools for teachers.

Every day in my K-8 tech classes, I use a variety of cloud-based tools to enhance the learning experience for my students. There are more of these 'Web 2.0' tools than I can keep up with, but when you teach tech or coordinate technology for your school, 'keeping up' is part of your job. Ipad implementation ideas. iPad for Education. iPads in education. iPads in Art Education - Why iPads? Tools and Games. Describes subject matter that is presented in a brief, simplified, often distorted manner, with little or no attempt to represent images realistically. In La ngresse blonde (The Blond Negress) Brancusi dramatically simplifies a woman's face, delineating only her hair and lips.

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