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The popularity of the iPad in our schools continues to grow, and with it, the proliferation of related web articles, tips, how-to’s, and so on. This week we searched out some excellent free Internet based web sites and resources dedicated to the use of the iPad in the instructional setting. 1.
20th Century pedagogy + iPads = Gaming So, you’re in your classroom and annoyed that the kids are playing games on the iPads. You have devised a strategy and at random intervals, you ask them to double-click the ‘Home’ button to see the last apps used. Great! Well done on controlling the situation so they can get on with: writing their notes; Reading their e-textbook; completing their essay or ‘Researching’ on the Internet.
As part of the iPads for Learning trial, students had access to an iPad on a 1-to-1 basis, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for the duration of the trial. 1-to-1 programs maximise learning opportunities for students by providing access to information anywhere, anytime. A major benefit of 1-to-1 devices is that they can be networked for two way communication and collaboration between teachers and students and extend learning beyond the classroom. To assist schools to smoothly implement their iPads, we have provided support materials. The In Their Hands: iPads for Learning Trial; 21 Steps to 1-to-1 Success outlines four phases for successful implementation of 1-to-1 devices: Planning Preparing Implementing Evaluating
We all love getting something great for free! However, hunting down the good free iPad apps from the terrible ones in the jungle of the App Store can be a difficult job. Fortunately for you, I’m here to help. We’ll try and keep a mix of old classics and new favourites, read on and stock up on fantastic free iPad apps! Like the article? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed and follow us on Twitter to stay up on recent content.
My technology integration specialist asked me to provide a list of creative apps that we have used in our classroom. All the apps are in our tool box, have been used, or will be used. I have included some of the many videos that show students actually using the apps. I have also included the original post if you would like to read the details surrounding the use of the app.
I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class. Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things.
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. I say not surprisingly because students love digital toys and in my experience work harder and longer if given the opportunity to do so with any of the digital offerings (ipods, laptops included). In my school, we have been rotating one set of Pads this year through K-8.
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This post will show 10 apps or ways that iPads and iPods become powerful learning tools in an inquiry-based learning environment, tied to sound research by a leading education network, the Galileo Network . They offer up a rubric to determine how well a lesson aligns with the inquiry learning process. According to the rubric, there are 8 dimensions of inquiry:
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in August of 2010. It has been updated with current information. Apple's iPad has become a huge hit with consumers as a content consumption platform, but for business users, it's been something of a hit or miss. Apple hasn't provided a lot of guidance to the corporate or business end-user as how to correctly configure it for essential day-to-day use, and how to get the most out of the device in terms of sharing data with PCs and external Web services. As an iPad owner from the day the first units were delivered to customers, and now an iPad 3 user, I've spent a lot of time determining how to get the most out of its functionality. I've assembled this guide, which will serve as a constantly updated work in progress, for those of you who may be new to the iPad and iOS platform and are looking for interoperability solutions.
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Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on. ★ The no #1 Book app for the iPad in 18 countries ★ “Book Creator makes e-book publishing easy” – wired.com ★ One of the Top 50 Apps for the iPad – The Guardian 2011 Watch the video of Book Creator in action and find out more at www.redjumper.net/bookcreator eBook Creator $3.99 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ebook-creator/id448273828?
It’s been another great year for the iPad, and for iPad apps . There are now over 170,000 iPad apps available in the App Store (as at 12/21/11). And as Apple’s TV ads for the iPad so nicely illustrate, there are now iPad apps for just about anything you care to do with your favorite tablet device. Great iPad apps play a huge part in making the iPad such a massive success and the leader in the tablet arena. Just as I did in 2010, I’ve tried out scores of iPad apps this year – and once again some are mediocre, some are poor, and happily many are outstanding.
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