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iPads in Classrooms. IPADs and IPODs in the Classroom. IPADs and IPODs in the Classroom. iPad Lessons. Getting ready for iPad deployment: ten things I’d wish I’d known about last year « darrencoxon.net. An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers. How To Make AirPrint Work with Just About Any Printer. A quick rundown on How to Use AirPrint Hacktivator to Make AirPrint Work with Any Printer: I’ve talked a lot here recently about how hugely disappointing the much-hyped new AirPrint feature has turned out to be in the recent iOS 4.2 update.

How To Make AirPrint Work with Just About Any Printer

Apple originally promised it would support a wide range of wireless printers and virtually all shared printers. On release, it supports a very small handful of HP wireless printers and no shared printers at all – making it unusable for the vast majority of iPad users. The good news is that now there is an easy and free way to get AirPrint working as it was originally intended, and use it with your shared printers on your network.

32 iPad Tips and Tricks. You know that your new iPad will let you easily watch movies, browse the Internet, or play games on the go, but there are many advanced features hidden beneath the surface of iOS that can improve your tablet computing experience even further.

32 iPad Tips and Tricks

To help you become an iPad master, we've compiled a handy list of tips and tricks for new iPad users. Read on if you want to learn how to multitask, take screenshots, encrypt your backups and more. Set the iPad to self-destruct in 10 seconds: Okay, not really--but you can set the iPad to erase all data after ten failed passcode entry attempts by checking the Erase Data option under Settings, General, Passcode Lock. Don't let AutoCorrect mess you up: If you don't like the option AutoCorrect gives you, reject it by finishing the word as you prefer, and then tapping the suggestion. If you want to use AutoCorrect's choice, just type a space or punctuation mark, or tap Return, the moment it pops up. Khan Academy. Who doesn’t like free?

Khan Academy

And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend. This week’s pick is Khan Academy. It’s full App Store title is Khan Academy – Watch. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology; Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. 5 Innovative Animation Tools for Teachers. Move over, Disney. Step aside, Pixar! It’s now easier than ever for casual users to create fun, engaging animations.

With the slew of information available online, even young storytellers can learn the basics of visual storytelling. There are even several free tools that are easy to learn. Teachers can use these tools with students to create all sorts of creative projects. Kerpoof Studio. iPADS. iPads in Education. iPads in Education. iPad. Apps for Professional Development. Twitter App (free) Twitter is one of the most active and beneficial social networks on the web.

Apps for Professional Development

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: Best Apps for Teachers. Top 200 best iPad apps 2011. If you've got yourself an iPad Air or new iPad mini, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away.

Top 200 best iPad apps 2011

And if you already have an iPad 4 or older iPad, you might want to update it with some new apps. It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are far more apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet. So which which ones are worth your cash? And which are the best free apps? Luckily for you we've tested thousands of the best iPad apps so that you don't have to. So read on for our best-in-class apps for each major category, followed by some more specific lists of the best free and paid for apps and games.

Collaborative Whiteboard Apps for the Classroom. Interactive and collaborative - Whiteboards are a great way for teachers to explain concepts to their students.

Collaborative Whiteboard Apps for the Classroom

With the ability of some iPad apps to record, you ensure that students who did not develop understanding of the concept the first time have the opportunity to watch and listen again and again. Working in small groups or brainstorming as a class, collaborative whiteboards are a great way to share ideas. Work in the same room, on the same network or even from different parts of the country. No matter what you are working on these interactive whiteboards are a great way to document or record your thinking process. Educreations: FREE Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. ShowMe: FREE Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!

Jot: FREE Tired of complicated, unstable, or abandoned whiteboard apps that get in your way? 10 Educational Apps for iPhone. iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education. Blooms Taxonomy with Apps. Apps Taskonomy. Teaching Large Classes with an iPad » To this day I remain a big fan of the overhead projector.

I truly believe it was more effective a tool for teaching than the projected Powerpoint slides will ever be. I stood facing the students, watching their expressions, which I could see since the lights were sufficiently bright. I could draw on the screen and change directions as questions arose. In fact I will argue that the ‘golden age of college teaching’ if there was one was stimulated by the addition of the roller to the overhead projector. It allowed the combining of student response, just-in-time teaching, constructivist development and several other educational buzz terms in one simple device. It’s been downhill ever since, …until this semester. This semester I’ve purchased an iPad2 and a software application called SplashTop Remote Desktop. To reach this new level of teaching nirvana I have found at least two routes (so far): Google+ Like this:

The Questions I Ask. I have been fortunate over the past few days to have attended the Authorspeak Conference.

The Questions I Ask

This experience has allowed me to listen to and connect with some of the best minds in education (i.e. Robert Marzano, Rick DuFour, Carol Tomlinson, Doug Reeves, Will Richardson). Additionally, I have been able to network with other amazing educators from all over the world and actively share how we are transforming the culture at New Milford High School. During the second day of the conference I presented on Communicating and Connecting With Social Media with my co-authors Bill Ferriter and Jason Ramsden. iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 1. Clearly there is a lot of buzz around iPads in schools at the moment.

iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 1

You can’t log on to the Web without reading about another school or entire district or department investing massive coin in a sparkling set of the Wonder Tablets, excited that they will cure all the ills of the current education systems around the world. From reading my blog, you would be no doubt convinced that I am very much in this Pro-iPad camp. Make no mistake I am. However, no matter how versatile and potentially powerful a product the iPad is, it is merely an extremely expensive placemat without creative, well planned teaching behind its use.

Before committing to an iPad implementation of any size, schools need to thoroughly think through how these technological marvels are going to enhance the teaching and learning process. Its about Teaching and Learning, not iPads The kind of shift in learning the iPad (and other tablets) can initiate is dependent on good teaching practice and preparation. NEXT POST – Writing. iPads in the Classroom. iPad Classroom. An iPad idea a day - A short daily tips and tricks podcast on using the iPad as a personal learning tool running from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2012.