iPads in education
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Your iPad’s camera sucks. But if you’re willing to put up with a kid-friendly Disney-toy design, you can fix it for just $60. The Sakar AppClix is a camera which plugs into the iPad’s 30-pin dock connector. It has a 7MP sensor, a 4x zoom, a built-in rechargeable battery and a tiny 1.5-inch screen.
Thanks to the popularity of the Khan Academy 's simple video lessons, millions of people around the globe have learned everything from how to simplify fractions to how to understand a credit default swap. But what if students had the ability to pick from thousands of Khan Academy-style videos taught by a wide range of teachers?
PhotoFast, banking on iOS’ lack of traditional file management, has unveiled its own flash drive solution for Apple’s platform. Dubbed i-FlashDrive, the dongle — seemingly modeled after the iPad Camera Connection Kit — sports both USB and 30-pin connectors, so you can use it as portable storage for your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Of course, In the case of the last three, you’ll need to grab the free i-FlashDrive app to make everything work. The accessory, available in 8, 16, and 32 GB flavors, should go on sale sometime in the near future.
iPads in Education
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This is a beautiful lesson designed and presented by Rob Miller on Scrib. 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.
#edtech #edchat #elemchat Many educators believe that students already know how to use their iPads, but the truth is that most students only know what I call “The Neanderthal Basics.” The Neanderthal Basics when it comes to students on iPads are: Game Play: there is no doubt about it students love to play games on these devices — so much so in fact, that they don’t see the potential for all the things that their iPads can do.
Just before Xmas I reviewed a potential IWB killer app called Idea Flight . This was the first of a batch of iPad apps that I have found which attempt to replace the need for an IWB. Idea Flight attempted this by enabling the networking of groups of iPads and one of the primary criticisms that readers pointed out with this system is that it was limited to contexts in which students all had iPads.
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.
Lovely Lady Liberty: Active Media Engagement for Young Learners Mar 04 dschmit Early Childhood , Elementary Primary note taking , social studies , video , voice memo
#edtech #edchat How to you teach these kids? A few months ago I took a survey of my elementary kids to see what kind of mobile technology they had at home and it turned out that 53% of my students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades had iPads and 82% had iPods! With over half of my students having iPads, there is no doubt that soon they will be bringing these devices to school — so it go me thinking… How do I teach students with iPads? So I called my friends over at Atomic Learning to brainstorm some ideas and we both agreed that this was a question worth answering.
#edtech #edchat #ipaded #mlearning Using an iPad to record a narrated slideshow. I came home from teaching day 2 of my iPad Boot Camp to find over 70 emails from teachers wanting to know more about how to teach kids with iPads. Many of the emails were full of questions that I hope to answer over the next few posts, and many of you wanted to see the projects that the kids have been working on, so here is a link to the students project (which is being constantly updated)… http://www.kidtechcamps.com/project-showcase.html
#edtech #ipaded #mlearning The importance of iPad training. Every day we start with about 30 minutes of iPad training — which is really the nuts and bolts of the Boot Camp.
The following lesson ideas utilize several of the Lite or free apps available for the iPad. These are basic lesson ideas that demonstrate the concept with specific content areas, but can be applied with a variety of curricular areas and grade levels. Digital Storytelling Graph and Check
Awake your Appthusiasm for Learning I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at NEISD that serves 3 Title 1 campuses. We are very fortunate to have an abundance of technology at our disposal to service the students. With a background in English & Math and a love for all things Apple, I naturally gravitate to the iPad.
I recently received an email from a media and tech teacher from a school district in Wisconsin. The questions she has asked are awesome and could be helpful to others. My answers to her questions are followed with actual video clips from my classroom. Enjoy and may this be helpful!