iPads in Education
Tons of information on ways to incorporate technology into the classroom-- particularly iPads. Feb 22
Apps teachers use to tame the classroom and teach their students It's the start of a new school year, which means you've probably got a stack of new books on your desk, a drawer full of new pencils and an iPad that desperately needs some new apps. TUAW is here to help you build a new app list, and we did so with the help of some friends. We consulted with students, teachers and some of the top tech and educational bloggers to generate this list.
12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn -- THE Journal As the number of apps you have installed on your iPad grows, it will become more difficult to quickly find a desired app when you or your students need it. Fortunately, the built-in Spotlight search feature can help. To use Spotlight, click the Home button (or swipe to the right) while you are on your home screen. As you enter the name of an app in the search field at the top of the screen, a list of suggestions will appear below.
60 Educational iPad Apps for Teachers First let me just thank all of you who have taken the time to confirm their email subscriptions after the obligatory migration I did to aWeber. As I said in yesterday's post, I am no longer using Feedburner as the email delivery for this blog, I migrated to aWeber for fear of any sudden shut down of Feedburner particularly after the news of Google Reader's closure. So please if you have not yet confirmed your email subscription or if you want to subscribe anew use the widget "subscribe for updates " on the right hand sidebar to do so. I also appreciate all the emails and feedback I got from you and some of these emails have really made my day. I do feel so lucky to be a member of this awesome community of teachers and educators and without your support and encouragement, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning would not be reaching thousands of teachers from all around the world.
A week ago I spent 5 hours at one of our local schools playing with Apple's new tool for managing iPads - Apple Configurator. I have to say that it was time well spent - I can see this being a viable tool for school districts struggling with managing large numbers of iOS devices. Some of the pros & cons (as some people might see them) to using this:
I know it's a little early for Valentine's Day, but I'm in love. All of my paper hearts and candygrams will be headed to Synergyse this year (not to be confused with Synergy, the holographic computer from JEM and the Holograms). So, what is Synergyse?
iPads for Engagement
When it comes to education, it seems no matter where in the world you are from, the same innovative practices bring us together. This week at Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum hundreds of educators from more than 80 countries came together to showcase, learn, discuss and think about innovative teaching, learning, and leading practices. Take a look below to see what was hot around the globe and think about how you might tackle one or some of these where you work in the New Year. What’s hot for innovative educators around the globe
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Writing Prompts seems to have been a recurring conversation on twitter recently so I wanted to investigate what was available for teachers. I was surprised to see just how many apps designed for writing prompts there were. What is nice, is how many of these can be used for all grades.
Teaching writers workshop is a beautiful and amazing thing because it allows our own creativity to flow out on to paper for our student’s to see. Watch me model a lesson. :) I used to be scared to death of teaching writing. So, I didn’t really teach it.
Whether you’re new to the iPad or a longtime user, here are some great tips to help you get the most out of the device. A few of these are intended for using on the new iPad, but most of them will be relevant to all iPad models of all ages. Switch the Mute Button to Orientation Lock Tap on Settings > General > Use Side Switch to: Lock Orientation. The side switch defaults to mute, but with volume buttons right underneath it this makes no sense, and there’s nothing more annoying than an iPad screen that’s constantly rotating if you’re reading in bed.
An absolute gem of an article by John Brandon and Graham Barlow from MacLife on 30th March over at TechRadar. This is going to become my iPad manual from here on in. Customised iPads for all
Video This video shows you an easy and fun way to erase the SMART pen handwriting on your Notebook page. This video shows you how to customize the SMART Board Tools\' Floating Toolbar by adding and removing helpful items to it. This video shows how you would import a PDF document into SMART Notebook using the SMART Notebook Document Writer. In this video you will learn how to take images and save them to the My Content folder of SMART Notebook to easily access them in the future.
Teaching Appz is a great new website to help teachers to find apps for iPads, iPods and other mobile devices (including Android, Playbook and web) that can be used in the classroom. All apps are organised into subject areas, making them easy for teachers to browse through and each app has background information, as well as ideas for using them with children. The site is the brainchild of Mark Warner, creator of other great sites such as Teaching Videos, Teaching Ideas and many more.
Follow @ed_apps Watch this youtube video/digital story on Biomagnification. Pretty good, right? Well, I think so. It’s concise, accurate, and fun to watch. The cool part?
While each of us has our own particular needs, I’m sure one or more of these apps will serve your needs. So get ready to set up a folder on your tablet and download a useful collection of resources. Evernote At the top of the list, the popular Evernote app (iTunes Store Link) and web syncing service is an essential tool for writing on the iPad. You can throw in all kinds of text based files, as well as photos and audio notes, into Evernote which will automatically sync all your notes to your iPad, as well as your Mac or PC.
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