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50 Of The Best Resources On iPads In Education by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com
Education got a lot more mobile in 2012 as in-school iPad initiatives , the iPhone 5 launch and online learning providers in general made classroom experiences more interesting—and don’t expect to see teaching head back to desktop PC’s in 2013.
Mobile Apps | News iSwiFTER Releases Rover Flash Browser for iPad In an effort to enable Flash-based content for iPads, iSWiFTER Learn has developed a new browser app, called Rover, specifically designed for educators and students that offers both pre-selected learning content and filtered web browsing. Flash content is typically not compatible with standard iPad browsers. Rover is currently available as a free download on the app store. In addition to the firewall-compliant web browser that meets the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) standards, the app contains education content from provider partners like Discovery Education, FunBrain, and 3P Learning, providers of the popular Mathletics program.
My last two posts on iPads and good teaching have focused on teaching and learning writing. Now I’m moving on to my favorite subject as a teacher – Mathematics. I love Maths – both learning and teaching it.
After taking a look at the 8th Math Benchmark Exam and perusing the student data, a few things became abundantly clear: Much of the test involved vocabulary AND successful problem-solving was based on the knowledge of that vocabulary and the ability to assimilate the given terms and information in order to draw an object, produce a table, or complete a graph. While this is not really a shocking revelation ( especially to those who teach Math as I did ), I instantly began thinking of apps that could support math vocabulary in engaging ways. All of our Math classrooms at Ed White have access to a class set of iPods. Thus, I focused on three FREE iPod apps that could be used in small groups and stations.
by Natalie Parents know that it’s not safe to allow children unrestricted access to the internet. You wouldn’t let little Jimmy run around all willy-nilly in a strange city and you surely wouldn’t allow anything of the sort in cyberspace, right?
An elementary school in our district recently got 30 iPads and asked for some advice implementing them with students and teachers. In addition to suggesting some starter apps, I recommended that we have conversations with kids around the appropriate use of these devices. While almost every child has used an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, the exciting learning opportunities these mobile, Internet-connected, media creation devices create also open the door to new challenges.
This is a guest post by Vadim – one of the curators of the Stylish iPad apps tumblog. They post the most visually stunning apps in App store on a daily basis. Today, Vadim will introduce us to a list of 10 most stylish RSS readers for iPad.
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I knew when I bought the iPad 2 a while back that it would provide a number of uses for me, but I quickly discovered it fills more important roles in my work than I believed it would. One of those, a key for me, is as a serious system to use for a lot of the writing I do in my work. I write 3,000 words most days for all of the projects I have going on, and the iPad 2 has stepped up to handle a lot of the task quite nicely. I wrote about using the iPad 2 for writing a while back , and contantly receive questions about how I use it in this role. The best way to deal with those questions is to detail how I use the tablet as a writing machine on a daily basis.
Last week I attended a session by my colleague, Ryan Kuhl on " Replacing your laptop with an iPad ", which is something I've been wanting to try for quite a while. He has a lot of great ideas and made it all look and sound so easy. In many ways, my iPad is so much lighter and easier to use than my MacBook Pro. However, because I've never completely replaced my laptop with my iPad, I worry that it's missing the software and my bookmarks that I've come to know and love and use every single day, thereby posing challenges in its solitary use. Many of the digital applications we use every day in class are downloadable apps on my iPad, but I can't help but think that there are some things I can't do on my iPad. Enter .... the iPad Challenge.
Tablets are great entertainment devices, but when compared to a computer they're hardly as quick and useful for getting things done. But if you want your tablet to be more than just a fun little toy, it's really just a matter of the right apps, attitude, and configuration. Here's how you can turn your tablet into a handy, productivity-boosting tool.
Update: Reflection has been renamed Reflector .
Important update: May 6, 2012 - Mirror to your Windows PC as well Shortly after the release of Relection a second mirroring solution called AirPlay was released - available at http://www.airserverapp.com/ Reflection and Airplay both allow mirroring of an iOS device to a Mac. Many site members had asked about a solution that would allow mirroring to a Windows PC. In its latest update, Airplay has now added a version that will allow mirroring to a PC as well. When iOS 5 was released many of us were thrilled with its ability to allow projection (mirroring) of your iPad to a projector using Airplay and Apple TV.
Justand's education price is $89 and volume pricing is available . Justin tells me much of the price is for raw materials. The stand is made from large thick sheet of aluminum and has a 40 pound torque hinge. Of course, if you don't already have an iPad, the Justand document camera solution can be over $600. A third generation iPad will make a better document camera than an iPad 2 because the newer iPad has a much better camera.
One of the more common complaints among iPad users is that the keyboard is awkward to use. Apple offers a wireless keyboard solution at the prohibitive price of about $70 plus shipping but you can actually create your own simple iPad keyboard for less than $10. You need two simple components: A USB camera connection kit (see left).
initial iPad Class Set-up
Evaluating iPad Use