I received an email recently from an educator in Iowa, whose school is considering a 1:1 learning project. He asked about resources to help them decide which device to select for different grade levels, and for research connecting 1:1 computing to improved student achievement. My three best recommendations for organizations which provide helpful information about not only “selecting a device” but more importantly addressing the myriad issues which come up with 1:1 programs are: Full disclosure: I’m a ‘collaborator’ with EC . Going 1:1 is far more than choosing a ‘device’ to purchase and support for all learners: It should be framed and supported as a whole-school learning initiative which will challenge as well as improve the ways ‘we do business’ at all levels in school. It’s critical to not only ask and answer a long list of questions about the “whats” and “hows” but also the “whys.”
I found this great video over at iPads in Education , and I really love how well it shows the uses of iPads (or tablet computers) in the classroom. You can get some great tips about how to actually utilize the devices in your lessons. Watch how this teacher uses the iPads for so many different subject areas and classroom tasks. He uses the iPad for projects, class communication, collecting work, student exploration, and play.
Pine Glen was very fortunate to receive 60 iPads this school year on two Bretford Power Sync Carts ! The Carts will make management of the iPads easier, because they provide a central place to store, recharge, and sync the iPads to the iTunes library on my laptop. It was quite a bit of work to get the iPads ready to go for the students. I made a few mistakes a long the way, but here’s the most efficient method that I’ve found for getting all the iPads up and running in a uniform manner, particularly if you already have a bunch of free apps and apps purchased from the Volume Purchase Program : 1. Unbox all the iPads and place them in the cart.
We have spent lots of time working with teachers and using our own experiences sourcing the best apps for you by subject. This subject specific list is aimed at Secondary level education (ages 11 – 18), but many of the apps are primary school ready, particularly the more general Must Haves and Activities sections. For specific Primary Level apps – visit our Primary Pages You can browse by subject below, and to read more just click on the little App Store button and you will be taken right to the App Store to read more and download if you like what you read. We also maintain a Diigo list, thats a set of internet links we add as we find them to all sorts of app pages and suggestions – check it out here For other great resources, check out any of these highly recommended resources: APPitic , IEAR , AppsinEducation or iPadinEducation for Special needs ED and some great Primary level apps, check out this document and this site
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A few days after Steve Jobs launched the most awaited iPad 2 and we came up with the ‘ Tablet War : Apple iPad2 vs Motorola Xoom vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ’. Hope y’all liked reading the article! I’m sure by now you have made up your mind as to which one would be your pick. For all those who already have bought the iPad 2, or have made up their mind to get one, this article is going to enhance your experience.
Here is a compiled list of the 12 of the Best appz for Ipad. This article primarily. focuses on the Ipad, Ipad 2. These 12 apps are generally used in a work environment. We are going to follow up with two more postings of which are the best apps for Ipad creative and another article which Ipad games are the best.
Looking for the best apps for your iPad 2? There are plenty of great applications available, but sifting through everything to find those good ones can be tough. We’ve put together a list of applications that will help any new iPad user get started.
Recently launched iPad 2 has changed the tablet war very significantly, most of the people say the new iPad 2 is “the best tablet for average consumer”. They also say “the speed is unmatchable with any other tablet of the era”. All these voices answers our previously asked question Is apple iPad 2 really worth buying?
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