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iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. 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. Below, you will find a list of objectives, each one connecting to recommended apps and tools.
In its first major announcement since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc has recently released iBooks2 and iBooks Author.It seems like Apple is planning to radically transform the digital textbook market. iBooks 2 which is an updated version of the company's iPad e-reading app that supports interactive textbooks, is a complete reinvention of the textbook as we know it. There are several reasons why Apple is trying to revolutionize the textbook world and among these : 1.5 million iPads currently used in education more than 20,000 educational apps are now available Traditional textbooks are expensive and not interactive Major educational publishers including Pearson,, McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have already partnered with Apple to develop iBooks Author. This is Apple's video to promote iBooks 2.
Featured Post What it is: UPM Forest Life is an excellent interactive site that lets students explore a forest virtually. This is the next best thing to actually being in a forest, I can almost smell the pine trees! UPM Forest Life aims to teach about forest sustainability through an outstanding ‘hike’ through the forest. Along the way, students can click on points that will reveal videos, pictures with information, and sounds. Students will learn about forest planning, harvesting, regeneration, respacing, thinning, transport, recreation, training, berry picking, bird watching, hunting, fishing, natural forests, valuable habitats, deadwood, forest structure, water, and native tree species.
Apple's big announcement: school textbooks ... but with added pizazz | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & ReviewsApple senior vice president Philip Schiller unveils Apple's plans to "reinvent" textbooks at an event in New York. Picture: AFP Source: AFP IT revolutionised the music industry, but now Apple has its eye on the least rock and roll thing you can think of: school textbooks. Apple revealed its vision for the classroom of the future during its much-trailed "big" announcement today at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Apple announced version 2 of its free iBooks app for iPad and iPhone. iBooks 2 introduces a "textbooks" category to the iBookstore , where visitors will find media-rich educational books that offer videos, interactive pictures and diagrams, learning tools and much more. Not as sexy as an iPad 3 but the tech giant's plan to give anyone the tools to create interactive textbooks for the iPad has the potential to change more people's lives.
This user guide describes Google Earth for the iPad. Welcome to Google Earth, on the go! With this application, your iPad becomes a window to anywhere, allowing you to view the entire planet in detail. You can also display additional content . In this document, the term "mobile device" refers to the 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.
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!
Posted on Wednesday June 15, 2011 by Staff Writers The iPad has found its way into hospitals, retail stores and homes across the nation, but it’s also making a big splash in the classroom, even with some of the best online colleges . With a great selection of apps focused on everything from word processing to keeping in touch with classmates, the tablet computer can be an invaluable tool for learning — no matter your age.