Apple’s engineers are working hard towards meeting their Fall 2013 release date for iOS 7. However, their PR department is also working hard to ensure that educators know the full extent of the changes that are coming, and how they will impact iPad management in the classroom. The full list of changes can be found here, but I discuss some of my favorites below and share why they are a good move for Apple to make…especially in light of the forthcoming Android Google Play for Education Store . 1. Here’s How iOS 7 Promises to Make iPad Management Easier for Schools
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<img src="http://www.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/iOS-Keyboard1.jpg" alt="iOS Keyboard" width="640" height="480" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-220898" /> The one part of your iPhone or iPad you use the most is the on screen keyboard, a fantastically complex little app in its own right that must meet your needs all the time, across a ton of different situations. Whether you’re typing an iMessage, a Note or Reminder, or an email to your family, you’re using the iOS Keyboard. Why not take the time to get to know it even better? Mastering The iOS Keyboard On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature
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Study Smarter – Take Notes And Highlight Text Within iBooks [iOS Tips <img src="http://www.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/photo-1.jpg" alt="iBooks Notes Highlights" width="640" height="422" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-217035" /> Ebooks are all the rage these days, and your iPad is a perfect device for reading them. Textbooks, too, are becoming de riguer for many students in college and even high school, as educators, schools, and publishers find a greater demand for electronic instructional materials. But studying from a book requires interacting with the text at a greater level than just reading it, of course, as students need to keep track of specific passages, or comment on them as they relate to their learning or lecture notes.
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Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use . EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them.
Next week, I'll be facilitating a short one-hour workshop on a topic that is deceptively simple on a computer, but can be complex on an iPad-- how to get student work off an iPad in a place where the teacher can get to it in ONE place . This short blog entry tries to offer some solutions. Let me know what you think, ok? 7 Ways to Collect Student Work in an #iPad Classroom #staar
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.
With the advance of mobile technology into our life, the notion of professional development has been radically reshaped.To grow professionally is no longer limited to a certain geographic setting with a predefined set of resources, we can now learn wherever we are and on the go. No more boundaries and this is certainly one of the biggest advantages in embracing this kind of technology. To expand this professional development notion to your iPad , I have compiled a list of some of the best free apps that you as a teacher and educator, can install on your iOS device. The list is not exhaustive and there might be other important apps not mentioned here but the ones below are a great stepping stone into the world of self learning. Check them out.
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Alternative iPad Browsers with tricks Safari can’t do Educational Flash web sites aside, the iPad is a great device for browsing the internet. At the heart of this is Apple’s flagship browser, Safari. Overall, Safari is a capable browser on the iPad but there is some functionality missing from the app when compared to its big brother on Macs. Fortunately, iOS has enough tricks available for third party apps to fill in the gaps that Safari for iPad doesn’t address. Here are three alternative browsers that I use regularly to perform tasks I think are necessary for educational use and general use that I can’t do using Apple’s default browser.
Learning is rarely fun; it’s even less fun when being taught within the confines of a lecture hall or classroom. While this may be true, there’s no reason why you can’t make the process more entertaining and challenging. The tablet market has paved the way for educational resources in the form of slick, new apps, with text-books now being replaced by online downloadable versions of themselves. An array of stunning apps are at your disposal waiting to be exercised, so with this in mind, we decided to whittle down our top 10 iPad educational apps for students. Evernote
Pack for iPad: Our List of the Best iPad Apps There are over 225,000 apps designed just for the iPad, which makes finding the most essential apps for the tablet a bit of a hunt. Let us save you some time with this collection of the best iPad apps to help you get things done, stay connected, enhance your lifestyle, and more. The Lifehacker Pack is a yearly snapshot of our favorite, must-have applications for each of our favorite platforms. This is the first (but not last) time iPad apps are featured, although many of the apps below have also been highlighted in this year's Lifehacker Pack for iPhone and iPhone App Directory . This list focuses specifically on apps that really shine on the iPad (e.g., no iPhone apps that have to be blown up 2x on the iPad). Looking for an app in a specific category?
Top 10 Video Apps for Teachers I had a life changing experience about 6 months ago. No, not one that will live in infamy. And no, not one that is really a big deal anymore for many people. But for me, it’s been a game changer...
Inspired by the tweets coming out of ISTE about Evernote & Nicholas Provenzano's blog piece on Evernote in a shared or 1:1 iPad environment , I thought I would share my perspective on why Evernote is a viable note taking, digital notebook,storage and distribution platform for students and teachers in a shared or 1:1 iPad environment. Evernote Email Address - I have found this to be an extremely helpful feature for both students and teachers. Within every Evernote account, am email address is generated that allows the account holder or a colleague to send resources via email to said Evernote account. 1:1 iPad Solutions: Evernote
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