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How to Use Guided Access on iPad, iPod and iPhone. Apple created a lot of wonderful features in iOS 6. One of them is Guided Access (single-app mode), which you can lock down into single app only. It makes your iDevices far more useful at school, therapy, and home. Enabling Guided Access. 7 Best iPad Handwriting Apps. Our best iPad handwriting apps roster will ensure that you do not have to struggle with tiny keys of the device’s keyboard when taking down notes in lectures or meetings.

7 Best iPad Handwriting Apps

They let you jot down memos naturally like you would on a notepad using a pen and automatically create digital text, thus allowing you to edit the notes later on any other compatible device. The list has been laid down below in no particular order, so take a look at these options and choose the one that you think has all those features which you require. 1 – Notability: Besides taking down notes naturally, you can carry out a number of other functions on Notability which include PDF annotation, typing and audio recording amongst others. The iPad Pedagogy Wheel. One question that often arises is how can I use this nice shiny iPad that you have given me to support teaching and learning?

The iPad Pedagogy Wheel

In a previous blog post I talked about assessment and the importance of deeper and higher thinking skills. I mentioned in that post that using Bloom’s Taxonomy is one way of getting teachers to think differently about the type of questions they are asking of their learners. A Wonderful Chart on iPad Vs Chromebook. If you are working or planning for a 1:1 program for next school year and still did not make up your mind about what devices to work with, the chart below is probably what you need to help you make informed decision.

A Wonderful Chart on iPad Vs Chromebook

iOrganized: How a teacher can use the iPad to stay organized? I bought my iPad about eighteen months ago.

iOrganized: How a teacher can use the iPad to stay organized?

I have said it before, and will say it again: it has changed my life! As an eLearning leader, one of the most common complaints I receive from staff is that “it is really hard to stay organized with the iPad! Everything is all over the place!” I could not disagree more. I have developed an arsenal of strategies and apps to help me stay organized (in addition to the standard Calendar, Mail and Reminders apps): 1- Curriculum-design (unit-planning): I use Pages to help me stay on top of curriculum design. 2- Lesson-planning: I use Evernote to plan my lessons. 3- Documentation: I use Evernote to document evidence from my lessons. 4- Reflection: I add a very short reflection to my Evernote lesson-planning after every lesson.

iPad Mini Gets An Australian Price. The iPad mini lives!

iPad Mini Gets An Australian Price

After months of speculation, Apple finally launched the mini at an event in California this morning. We know how much it is in the US, but what’s the price in Australia and when can you get your hands on one? More importantly, does it support 4G? The iPad mini is up on the Australian Apple Store right now starting at $369. That’s for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model and prices go up from there. How schools are using iPads: Resource Links. Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom. Updated 01/2014 If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them?

Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Certainly iPads are cheaper than computers, desktop or laptop, and they are more mobile. iPad As....use to address specific goals. IpadAppsClarkstown - iPad apps for students. HSIE iPad Apps. Only 1 iPad in the Classroom? [for additional ELA/Reading specific apps and ideas see Reading on the iPad] Is only one iPad in a classroom worth it?

Only 1 iPad in the Classroom?

This question keeps reappearing on the EC Ning and in other blog spaces. The answer is easy: YES, especially if the teacher has access to a Mac desktop or (preferably) laptop and a wifi network in the classroom. 18 Enlightening iPad Experiments in Education. I want my students to.....iPad Learning Objectives. CSD-iAchieve. iAchieve is Creighton School District’s mobile learning initiative.


The iAchieve Project has put mobile technology directly into the hands of students. Using iPads and iPod touches, provides students with enriched learning experiences, opportunities for differentiated learning, and increased achievement in many content areas. The project began with the implementation of over 700 iPod touches in third grade classrooms to positively impact oral reading fluency. iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom. Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano ~ Considerations Remember : Theapp requiresstudents toremember facts.

iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom

Understand: Theapp requires studentsto demonstrateunderstanding of aconcept. Apply :The app gives studentsthe opportunity toapply what they havelearned.Analyze: The appsupports students'efforts to analyzedata, content andconcepts.Evaluate:The app facilitatesstudents efforts toevaluate informationin a variety of mediaformsCreate: The app allowsstudents to create avariety of products,demonstrating evidenceof their learning.

Gardner'sMultipleIntelligences21stCentury Upgrades Official Scribe:App allows studentsto take notes,collaborativelydocument contentand learning in theclassroom. Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps  LearningToday shares with everyone two beautiful posters, that help us remember Bloom’s Taxonomy: the Blooming Butterfly and the Blooming Orange.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps 

How do we connect the Bloom’s Taxonomy with the iPad? Following inDave Mileham and Kelly Tenkeley’s footsteps of assigning iPad apps to the different levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy, I created the following table with apps that I have tested out and am recommending. (Click to see a larger version of the image) In order to make the cut, the app had to fulfill the criteria (from Wikipedia and according to the Blooming Orange’s verbs) set out for each level. You will notice that several apps that are in the same app category (ex. screencasting: ShowMe, ScreenChomp and ExplainEverything) are represented on different levels of the Bloom’s. iPadAppEvaluation. 50 resources for iPad use in the classroom. The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services.

Gesture-based technology is on the rise; according to the latest NMC Horizon Report, gesture-based technological models will become more readily integrated as a method of learning within the next few years. The iPhone, iPad, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect technology are examples of these kinds of developments, and in particular, resources for Apple products in education are becoming widely available online.

For teachers, some of which are just beginning to use tablets and mobile devices in class, these resources can be invaluable in promoting more interactive classrooms and understanding how best to use and control such products. Tutorials: