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Planbook Touch has dozens of features to help you get more organized, save time, and share your lesson plans Choose Your Schedule Planbook can accommodate schedules where you teach the same thing each day, your classes change each day but repeat weekly and rotating schedules (up to a 14 day rotation).
Do delete content . Since you are mirroring the computer's iTunes Library onto the iPods, deleting items from iTunes will delete them from the iPods. After you no longer have a need for a podcast, video, or audiobook, delete it so it is not taking up room and cluttering up the iPods.
Twitter App (free) Twitter is one of the most active and beneficial social networks on the web. All educators would be wise to join the conversation. If you haven’t used Twitter yet, I would recommend that you read these excellent blog posts: http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au/2011/04/04/top-10-twitter-tips/ Google Voice (free)
Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise. 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.
Being the pedantic amateur graphic designer that I am, my palms get sweaty when I think about how messy this post looks. The reason I’ve kept it this way is so you can see the journey, not just the non-existent end. Originally posted Sept 2010. Modified June 2011 (I have struckthrough ideas I’ve changed, and put in purple new ideas).
← Half term: some interesting articles and links | TDA announce CPD database closure → November 18, 2011 informededucation There are so many new technologies and devices appearing on the education market every day now that it can become very difficult to determine where to spend your money, if indeed you should spend it at all.
Book Creator for iPad: $7.49 The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on. eBook Creator: $4.49
I’m piloting the use of the iPod Touch for English Language Learners (ELLs), so most of the following apps apply to improving reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. There are lots of great apps that pertain to other subject areas, and there are a lot of great apps that are not free or contain ads (annoying). Each of the links will take you to the iTunes Preview page for that app. Enjoy! Best Free Reference Apps for Students: WordWeb (Dictionary) – Free, no ads, allows you to save words to “favorites” This dictionary doesn’t have some of the features that you get with some of the free apps with ads or apps you pay for (i.e. audio, images or translation).
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By Tina Barseghian For more detail about my visit to the Presidio Middle School’s iPad algebra class , here’s the complete Q&A with eighth-grade teacher Jeannetta Mitchell. She talks about the practicalities of forgoing the traditional textbook and seeing students find different ways of learning the material. Far from being afraid of the technology — or believing that it will be the beacon of hope — this veteran teacher is a pragmatist. She’s determined to find the best way to grab her students’ interest and get them to enjoy learning.
Sam Gliksman of iPads in Education shares important information about what you need to do and have ready if you are going to use iPads in your school either n carts or 1:1. If you are experimenting with iPads or thinking about them, this is a great site to join. Lots of information and discussion happening here.
Since publishing our 30 Best iPhone Apps for Art Teachers last year (August 2009), we have discovered many new apps that are worthy of being added to our best list. Covering a wide range of interests and uses, below are the Teaching Palette’s 10 Best iPhone, iPad and iPod Apps for Art Teachers 2010 – the latest and greatest apps for art teachers and their students. Consider this an amendment to last year’s list.