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How to Use Guided Access on iPad, iPod and iPhone. Apple created a lot of wonderful features in iOS 6.

How to Use Guided Access on iPad, iPod and iPhone

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 Launch the Settings app. Tap “General”. Scroll down and tap “Guided Access”. 1. Type in a 4-digit passcode. Using Guided Access Launch ANY app that you want to use. Triple-click the hardware Home button of iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad (press the home button 3 times very quickly). After triple-clicking the home button, you should see a screen shown like below. iOS automatically defines a nice controlled box. Keep tracing boxes if necessary. Guided Access is enabled on Voice4u. The hardware Home button and Sleep button will automatically disabled. Exiting Guided Access Triple-click the hardware Home button. Enter your 4-digit passcode. Tap End to exit Guided Access. iPhone & iPod touch iPhone and iPod touch also support 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. It features retina ink for capturing information and the zoom window comes in handy for drawing detailed sketches. Price: $1.99 2 – CaptureNotes 2 : According to the developers of this alternative from our compilation of iPad handwriting apps, it can be used for capturing everything.

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. When designing activities for learning, a taxonomy such as Bloom’s provides a framework that reminds of us how if we are to see learning taking place the types of thinking that needs to happen. What the Padagogy Wheel does is provide ideas to learners (and staff) the kinds of apps that can support the different kinds of thinking and learning across Blooms. As learners and teachers think about how they are going to undertake the activities they want to do, this wheel provides ideas of which apps on the iPad could be used to support them. 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

Teachbytes created this handy chart in which she compared the specs of iPad with Chromebook. As you can see, apart from the powerful battery iPad has, Samsung Chromebook outsmarts iPad in all the other features. 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. 5- Attendance and Assessment records: I use Numbers to keep my attendance and assessment records. 6- File-sharing and printing: many teachers initially complained that the iPad does not have a USB port.

Like this: 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. Here’s the rest of the iPad mini line-up as far as price goes, side by side with the iPad 2, which Apple seems to be holding onto, and the iPad fourth-generation we saw updated today.

Notably, the cheapest you’ll get away with a cellular iPad is for $509, while the most expensive model of the mini is $729. Here’s the full pricing compared to the US, courtesy of Angus at Lifehacker: As far as getting one is concerned, you can pre-order both the cellular and Wi-Fi-only models from Friday.

It does support 4G, despite the fact that there is no mention of it on the site. 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. Speaking of computers, they were supposed to be the transformation of teaching and learning as we know it. Kinesthetic Learners The iPad has a number of unique features that provide for interesting possibilities in teaching and learning.

As a completely portable learning tool, the iPad camera allows documentation to be taken to a whole different level. Students can also attach videos, and voice recordings to their field notes. In math class the GPS of the iPad establishes locale in ways that are profound. Connecting Beyond the Classroom How do you use iPads in the classroom to help teaching and learning? 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. It is an even larger YES if the Mac device has the most current operating system. Having a computer to which the iPad can sync is not absolutely necessary, but it is a Best Idea. If more iPads are in the future, you might want to check out iPad App Reviews and iPad 3C's: Some Planning Questions.

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. During the four years since iAchieve began, we have continued to grow and expand with the addition of iPads to support flipped learning environments and iPad Media Kits for interactive instruction. iAchieve currently has over 1500 iPads and iPod touches being used by both students and teachers. iAchieve is helping Creighton School District better prepare students for their futures as 21st Century Citizens.

The timeline below shows how iAchieve has grown and changed: iAchieve has grown once again. iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom. 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. I want to encourage/challenge you, to take a look at the iPad apps on YOUR iPad and to categorize these apps with the different thinking levels and THEN take the next step to SHARE your list with other educators.

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: 1.) iPads for learning: Getting started 2.) 3.) 50 iPad2 tips and tricks 6.)