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Teach. 10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students. March 7, 2014 Below is an updated list of some powerful iPad apps for creating books that you can use with your students.

10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students

I have only selected ten of what I think are the best and ideal apps for using with different age groups from kids up to adults. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues. 1- Book Creator The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.Use Book Creator to create a personalised story for your child, or arrange family pictures and art into a beautiful eBook. Top 8 Competencies of a Mobile Learning Designer. Mobile learning is one of the major revolutions happening around us that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’.

Top 8 Competencies of a Mobile Learning Designer

It requires us to unlearn and relearn some of the traditional notions such as learners’ attention span, learning style/preference, and the new (additional) dimensions to learning. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the top eight essential competencies that a new age learning designer is required to possess for designing effective mobile learning interventions for today’s workplaces. It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening all around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging almost on a daily basis.

Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes. However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. Educational Literacy Apps. 5 Great Ways to Document Students Mobile Learning. I am actually working on an academic paper on Education 3.0 which I am intending to publish in one of the mobile tech journals.

5 Great Ways to Document Students Mobile Learning

I will provide you with a synthesis of the main points I am covering but I can not republish it here in my blog though I have the full authorship rights because republishing a published paper is prohibited by most academic journal policies. However, one of the things that really drew my attention while working on this paper is how teachers can document students' learning in a world increasingly going mobile. A Must See Wheel on The Difference between Using Technology and Technology Integration. Top 10 Apps in an Established 1:1 iPad School.

The Stephen Perse Foundation has had a 1:1 iPad programme running for two years now.

Top 10 Apps in an Established 1:1 iPad School

Whilst there are many subject specific apps utilised for learning, it is interesting to note how the top 10 apps are all multipurpose. The list below also includes an indication of how workflow is developing for the school and how an app is chosen when and where it is appropriate. For more information about how we are using the iPads as a tool for learning please visit Explain Everything Simply the most versatile education app available. Socrative 1.0 and 2.0. A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads. The above image was wonderfully put together by Richard Wells over at after seeing the article (below) originally posted here on Edudemic.

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads

Thanks Holly! So you finally got a class set of iPads and you are not sure what to do next and where to start? Here is a very simple list of tried and true tips to help. Don’t Start Collecting Apps! This is every teachers first inclination. 300+ Educational Twitter Hashtags Being Used Right Now. Educational Hash Tags.

I Declare an… iPad Oath. So… we have reflected, oriented, and even fostered formative assessment.

I Declare an… iPad Oath

Think this might be a good time to solemnly declare… an oath. These previous posts (linked above**) have laid the ground work to prepare for a transformative year with mobile devices. Last year the middle school felt a need to create an iPad Oath that addressed specific classroom behaviors and legislated appropriate use beyond the existing R.U.G. 8 Ways That Apple Could Improve The iTunes U App. Apple's iTunes U app and the accompanying web based iTunes U Course Manager remains the least noticed but potentially the most important edtech innovation of 2012.

8 Ways That Apple Could Improve The iTunes U App

Provided that all of your students have an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, or Touch), the iTunes U app finally allows easy and secure distribution of curricular content (articles, book chapters, videos, recorded lectures) to mobile devices. The iTunes U app provides offline access, multi-speed media viewing, note taking on text and video, and seamless integration with iOS reading and annotation apps (such as GoodReader).

Best of all, content in iTunes U courses (which is private, with enrollment controlled by the course builder or instructor), is dynamically updated on the students' iOS device. This means that articles can be added throughout a course, or captured lectures can be included after they are recorded. So how could Apple improve on the iTunes U app? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. A (Second) iTunes U Courses Wish List. Our students are loving iTunes U Courses.

A (Second) iTunes U Courses Wish List

We have just rolled out a one-to-one iPad mini initiative for our small blended (residential / online) graduate program, and we are using the iTunes U app to deliver course materials. If you have not played with the free iTunes U app and Course Manager, (the web-based platform used to build your courses), then I highly recommend that you check it out. Apple has been strangely quiet in promoting the private iTunes U capabilities, and I've been surprised by how few people seem to know about this secure, elegant, and robust method of delivering course materials for iOS devices.

After a week of intensive observation of students using their iPad minis and iTunes U to interact with course materials I have a few observations and requests. Back in November I wrote about 8 Ways That Apple Could Improve The iTunes U App. Here is What Happens Online in 60 Seconds. Have you ever observed what happens in a minute of your browsing the net.

Here is What Happens Online in 60 Seconds

You might have the intent to just check your email before you head to work but that glaring Twitter message or that Facebook notification that keeps popping up takes you aback and before you know it you have already spent an hour roaming around. Is this multitasking or a mere digital distraction ? Up to you to decide. I have recently read some articles on the importance of multitasking for students but I am not yet convinced that multitasking is advantageous to students learning.

I view it as a distractive habit that breaks apart attention and dismantle focus. AppCrawlr: the most relevant search engine for app discovery. Ingredients for effective teaching. AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations.

Mobile learning. John Dewey, writing in the early years of the twentieth century, may not have foreseen the proliferation of 21st century ‘mobile devices’ but, in the quotation to the right, he does point out something that remains relevant: that mobile learning involves change, initiative and adaptability.

Mobile learning

Mobile learning involves change in the sense that the ability to communicate with tutors and peers, as well as access learning resources, changes what is possible in education. It takes initiative for leaders to create a vision to sustain that change and, finally, mobile learning requires adaptability by members of staff to carry out the change. This infoKit is a practical guide to thinking through the issues relating to institutional adoption of mobile learning. It follows a JISC Mobile and Wireless Technologies Review which delves deeper into the theory behind mobile learning and the wider context. Emerging Practice in a Digital Age Bee motif. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning.