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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Important Guides to Help Teachers Effectively Use iPad in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Important Guides to Help Teachers Effectively Use iPad in Class
August 1, 2015 This is the third post in a series of posts covering some very good guides to help teachers make the best of emerging technologies in education. After writing about technology tips and flipped classroom, this post presents some of our favourite reads for teachers looking for ways to better use iPad in their instruction. We invite you to check them out and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy. 1- iPads in The Classroom, by Annalisa Kelly ‘This publication is an essential beginner’s reference for teachers at all levels of primary and secondary schooling, inclusive of special needs, regular stream and gifted students, who are intending to use, or are currently using, iPads and other iOS devices (iPods, etc) to augment their lessons. ’ 2- iPads for Learning, by Dana Specker Watts 3- iPads in Education, by Brian Plahn ‘This book is an introduction of the basics of the iPad. 4- The Teacher’s iPadoPedia, by Philip Johnson

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4 Good iPad Apps for Seamlessly Managing Students Assignments July 25, 2015 Below are three good iPad apps for teachers to use to create, distribute and share assignments with students. There are several other apps out there with more or less similar features, but based on our experience from the numerous reviews we covered in the past, these apps are particularly ideal for teachers keen on enhancing their teaching workflow. besides the grading features, the apps offer a variety of collaborative features perfect for paperless classrooms. 1- Skaffl Skaffl is an excellent iPad app for teachers. It allows you to seamlessly distribute and collect assignments from students.

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Here Is How to Use iPad As A Document Camera in Class July 15, 2015 An interesting way to use iPad with students in class is through turning it into a document camera. The concept is very simple, you use your iPad as a mirroring device to project documents to a bigger screen. The whole class will be able to follow with you as you go through the document. For this to happen, you will need to connect your iPad to a projector either through a VGA Adapter Cable or wirelessly using a third party app. Check out Learning in Hand’s post to learn more about the different options you can utilize to connect your iPad to a projector. You can use iPad as a document camera for a wide variety of purposes.

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