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Business and Productivity Apps - The 100 Best iPad Apps. Bloomin' Apps. An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers. I’m delivering some iPad training to a school tomorrow, so thought it might be useful to collate some of the links I’ve been putting together for the session.

An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers

The session is concentrating mainly on teachers using the iPads for their own professional use, rather than being used as a classroom resource, but a lot of the apps below will be suitable for use by students too. I’ll do another post sometime of great apps for different subject areas. Here’s some of the useful apps I’d recommend investigating. Some are free, others the price of a pint or so. Links are to the UK version of iTunes so other readers may need to do a search in the App Store to find the version for their region.

File storage / Transfer Dropbox. Blooms Taxonomy of Apps. Only 1 iPad in the Classroom? [for additional ELA/Reading specific apps and ideas see Reading on the iPad] Is only one iPad in a classroom worth it?

Only 1 iPad in the Classroom?

This question keeps reappearing on the EC Ning and in other blog spaces. The answer is easy: YES, especially if the teacher has access to a Mac desktop or (preferably) laptop and a wifi network in the classroom. iPads and Tablets in Education. 100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School. The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom. How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 14.60K Views 0 Likes. Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad.

For severely autistic people, communication is often impossible, leaving them unable to convey what they want or need.

Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad

But as Lesley Stahl reports, touch-screen apps designed for tablet computers like the iPad are now giving autistic people new ways to express themselves, some for the first time. Teachers and parents are hailing the technology as a breakthrough, one that can reveal the true depth of knowledge and emotion trapped behind a wall of silence. The following script is from "Apps for Autism" which aired on Oct. 23, 2011.

Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. The Apple iPad Trends and Statistics. Classroom iPad use encourages innovation, reading with ease (Nov. 15, 2011) Nov. 15, 2011.

Classroom iPad use encourages innovation, reading with ease (Nov. 15, 2011)

Learning and Teaching with iPads. Three Reasons Why the iPad WON'T Kill Amazon's Kindle. Reviews. Home automation, specifically Apple’s HomeKit framework and its compatible accessories, is the latest Thing We’re Supposed to Get Excited About™.


And it has a lot of promise for convenience, time-saving, and just generally feeling like you live in the future. The first HomeKit-compatible smartplug is upon us, courtesy of iHome. The ISP5 SmartPlug is a $40 device that plugs into your wall outlet and lets you run whatever you plug into it from your iPhone, using either Siri or the companion app. It does everything it says it will: You can set up rooms and zones, and control individual appliances or whole groups of them with a tap or quick voice command. The New York Times: Search for 'ipad' iPadagogy Intro Part 2. Apple iPad: A Comprehensive Guide. Last updated: January 27th, 2010 After months of speculation and rumors, it's official: The Apple iPad is real.

Apple iPad: A Comprehensive Guide

The device, announced earlier today by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is designed to fill the perceived gap between the smartphone and the laptop. With literally thousands of articles and blog posts being written about Apple's new device, it's easy to experience information overload. That's why we've created this comprehensive Apple iPad guide. Review Of Educational iPad Apps. The History Channel This Is Not… Last time I posted on this topic I included some brief videos (extremely blurry videos, I will admit) that displayed how I planned to employ note taking software, dictation software, and geography/mapping apps with my students.

The History Channel This Is Not…

In the time since I’ve written that post I’ve managed to employ SimpleNote a bit, but have found the most functionality in using the iPad for my own reading and research. While I find SimpleNote handy for jotting down ideas for reading questions, for resources to use in upcoming lessons, and for ideas that strike me during meetings, I haven’t applied it directly to taking notes about student performance. Instead, I’ve been trying to be really diligent about making observations and collecting my thoughts about students in a series of Google Docs organized according to class period.

I managed to stay on top of this really well during the first week, but have been a but more intermittent in my updates since then. 10 Must-Have Apps for the New iPad Owner. The iPad has finally made its international debut, meaning that thousands and thousands of new users will be enjoying Apple's latest device over the coming weeks.

10 Must-Have Apps for the New iPad Owner

With the launch of the iPad comes the international launch of the iPad App Store, making it possible for us to play Words With Friends with our friends in Australia. There are already thousands of apps available in the App Store, and with the exception of apps focused on media services like Netflix, ABC or Pandora, most are also available internationally. iPad. The iPad Classroom. Umami Wants to Be the Ultimate Second Screen App for iPad. Umami is a new iPad app that aims to bring an enhanced, second-screen experience to broadcast and cable TV programming.

Umami Wants to Be the Ultimate Second Screen App for iPad

Second screen apps are becoming standard fare for networks. Using audio fingerprinting technology, these apps can tell what you're watching — and provide an updated, customized experience based on the show. At the Mashable Media Summit last week, second screen experiences were highlighted as one of the major media trends of 2012. Until now, however, most of these experiences have been crafted specifically around one show or network. This requires users to download individual apps for the shows or networks they frequently watch.

How it Works After downloading Umami for the iPad [iTunes link], users just need to start the app. The basic information Umami offers is surprisingly solid. The Arrival of the iPad - The Top 10 Everything of 2010. In April, Steve Jobs launched his iPad.

The Arrival of the iPad - The Top 10 Everything of 2010

And it was good. The iPad was not the first eReader or Tablet on the market nor was it as multi-functional as the iPhone (you can't make phone calls with an iPad). Apple iPad 2 - The Top 10 Everything of 2011. Education - iPad makes the perfect learning companion. Education - Apps. Games, Pop-Ups, 3D, and More – The iPad is Changing Books Forever. Hogworld lets you guide Gnart through a story that is a hybrid of book and video game. I grew up on a healthy regimen of Choose-Your-Own Adventure books, Nintendo, and role playing games, but even I am intimidated by the new brand of interactive storytelling that is flooding the iPad. More designers are exploring how the frenzy around Apple’s tablet computer is evolving e-books into something new. Sure, you can find traditional children’s picture books directly translated onto the iPad that simply let you flip through on a touchscreen, but there’s so much more the medium allows.

Embedded games, interactive backgrounds, responsive audio, non-linear stories – “books” on the iPad have become something much better: immersive experiences. I’ve got a host of videos to show you what I mean, check them out below. First on our list of the kind of interactive stories is Hogworld by Snowcastle Studios in Norway. What if you’re not a child? iPad blog for app reviews, news, tips,how-tos. More Schools Embrace the iPad as a Learning Tool. Educational Technology. Wordflick - A fast-paced, arcade-style, word game that anyone can enjoy. Moving photos and videos to and from your iPad wirelessly. Top 10 best tips and tricks for new iPhone and iPad users. New to iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and wondering what tips and tricks you really need to know to get started? Have friends and family that are new to iPhone and would love to have a handy link to send them? Look no further. Project Based Learning & iPad Integration. How To: Create eBooks for iPod, iPhone and iPad. Students Tackle Physics With iPads. LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2011) — It's 11:30 a.m. on a Thursday, and we're about to have a scientific throwdown. University of Kentucky freshmen pull out their iPads, gather in small groups around 21st century tables and begin to discuss physics problems in a way that's as far from conventional as the touch screens they are intently gazing upon.

iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education. How to Set Up Gmail for School iPads and iPods. One challenge for teachers with students using devices like iPad and iPod touch is collecting student work. Unfortunately, there is not one consistent way for apps to export what a user creates. Some apps connect to Dropbox, some share through iTunes, some export to a website, some share through an IP address, but most apps email content as an attachment. In order to send images, movies, and documents as an attachment, email must be set up on the device. Logging in through web-based mail won't work because you cannot attach files when using web mail in iOS.