Guide to Apps
With the start of this new year Apple launched two major products namely iBook app and iBooks Author. These two releases have caught the attention of media and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning was no exception. We posted two detailed articles about the potential of these new products in education. Today we are adding a follow up to those articles. Below are some of the best tutorials to get teachers and educators acquainted with the iBook Author. Just a reminder, iBook Author allows users to easily create ebooks.
June 17, 2012 · 10 Comments · Future Directions, ICT for Teaching and Learning, ICT Used and Trusted, Teacher Librarian as Leader, Uncategorized Next year the Year 7s at our school will be bringing their iPads to school. This is part of the plan to answer the Big Question presented to our teachers at the end of 2011 – How does Vermont Secondary College better prepare its student and teachers to meet the challenges of the 21st Century? The Year 7 iPad Program is also meant to significantly reduce the number of text books purchased by families as well as offer additional organisational options and creative tools to staff and students. Toolbox: e5 iPad Apps
Fishing for Good Classroom Apps UPDATED 6-20-13One of my all time favorite, educationally appropriate proverb..."Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."Everyone knows this proverb, but its applications go so far beyond fishing. If I share with a teacher an amazing website that she can use that day in class, both she and her student's will benefit that day. If I teach her how to use Twitter and RSS feeds to find resources for herself, she will be so much further along.
Despite early doubts, the iPad has proven to be an incredibly valuable tool for education, both in the classroom and in homes around America. By offering students, from elementary school all the way up to the university level, the chance to do some hands-on learning, exploring, and sometimes even educational gaming, the device makes education fun and exciting, something that isn’t always easy to do. With schools falling behind in math and science education and companies unable to find enough qualified professionals to fill jobs in science and technology fields, pushing STEM education is more important than ever.
I know that most of you have got a tablet device of some sort but if it happens that you have an iPad then this post will relate to you more. Below is a set of resources dedicated exclusively to the educational uses of the iPad. Emerging Ed Tech has done a great job in providing this list.
TCEA-Recommended iPad Apps - Google Docs
In case you haven’t heard the news, we’re putting out a special mini-issue early next week. It’ll be available in the Edudemic Magazine iPad app and, best of all, FREE to subscribers! If you’re not (yet) a subscriber, it’ll be just $0.99. The following is an excerpt from just one of the articles in the mini-issue. It’s all about iPads in education, Apple’s role in the future of learning, and much more than that.
In hindsight 60 apps in 60 minutes was a bit ambitious. I kind of felt as if we were auctioning off apps. (Perhaps a Nifty Fifty pack would have been a better fit.) 60 Apps in 60 Minutes: Mobile 2012
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50 Apps You've (Probably) Never Heard Of by Cory Robertson on Prezi
Great iPad apps for K-8 Tablet computing and mobile devices promise to have a dramatic impact on education. A growing number of schools across the world are jumping on the digital bus and embracing iPads (less often, other tablet products) as the latest tool to teach literature in multimedia, history through games and simulations, and math with step-by-step animation of problems. Not surprisingly, student scores improve when they use iPads and their interest in school soars.