Using Book Creator to create math riddles 39 Flares Twitter 23 Facebook 3 Google+ 2 Pin It Share 11 11 39 Flares × This teacher was one of the first to take advantage of the new export to video feature. This is what her class came up with. Meghan Zigmond is a first grade teacher with a passion for inspiring student creativity and deepening their thinking through technology. She loves teaching students to create on iPads through App Smashing. She is also the iPad Program facilitator for her elementary campus, providing support to teachers and students.
Apple TV in the Classroom « PeorBust For the last 6 months I have been trialling the use of an iPad in school. I have tried as much as possible to do everything on the iPad from producing presentations, editing and uploading movies, emailing and browsing, video analysis, score keeping and even my registers. But the biggest change to my teaching was the introduction of an ATV unit into my classroom. This little black box took no time to install and hooked into the school network easily. Virtually straight away I was mirroring my iPad screen through the projector onto the white board and with no cables in sight!
9 Best Free Image Editors Adobe Photoshop may be dominant among industry professionals, but the software can be daunting for beginners and amateurs who just want to touch up the occasional photo. There are many simpler, easier-to-use alternatives to Photoshop, some of which offer features the latter does not. Plus, many image editors don't have the hefty sticker price of Adobe products. We rounded up nine free image editors that range from basic programs with plenty of filters to near professional-grade software for pixel-to-pixel editing. Check out the gallery and let us know if we missed any of your favorites in the comments below. Image: Flickr, Marty.fm. 30 Ways to use Social Media to Work Smarter The next free online social activity will take place 29 August - 7 October 2011 on Share&Learn Create an account and then join the Autumn Group We'll keep you updated with news about the programme there (Limited to 100 participants) The revolution that is social media means that now everyone can have access to the Social Web and a range of services and applications to support their own as well as their team's learning, performance and productivity - in order to work (and learn) smarter. The Autumn activity looks at 4 main areas in which social media can help you work (and learn) smarter. Each day for 30 days (see Contents to the right) you will access some introductory reading, take a look at some examples and links to further resources, as well as work on a short activity. But the important part is that there will also be a question to dicuss, so this is an opportunity to discuss thoughts and experiences working alongside you.
10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen In my visits to various schools, I'd say that Apple TV, AirServer, Reflector, and X-Mirage work about 50% of the time. That's because AirPlay requires the device and the computer or Apple TV to be on the same network (unless you're using the newest Apple TV and iOS 8). Often schools have different networks for mobile devices and for PCs so AirPlay won't work. Also, AirPlay requires specific ports to be open on the network for Bonjour (and frequently they are not configured to be open).
KiCad EDA Software Suite - Kicad EDA - KiCad EDA KiCad is an EDA software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 32 copper layers with additional technical layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge. If you like KiCad or are making a good living using KiCad in your toolset, you should consider donating funds used for development. CERN has put up a place to collect donations which will be used directly to support a developer. With KiCad you can create schematic diagrams and printed circuit board up to 32 copper layers. KiCad comes with a rich set of libraries with 3D models as well.KiCad is a mature EDA software tool under active development by a team of developers and a vibrant user group.
iPhone and iPod apps for Schools I recently decided to investigate other apps that might be useful for teachers and schools. As well as finding some wonderful new applications, I also found lots of really useful iPhone+education related sites: World Maths Day 2010 has a dedicated application which you can use to practise your Maths skills. iPhone for Kids is a wonderful blog which shares ideas and advice for ‘iParents’… those parents who want to give children opportunities to use their iPhones. It shares useful applications and offers advice, much of which will also be helpful for teachers.There are lots of language applications which would be useful for MFL classes. eduTecher – A wonderful tool which lets teachers find (and share) useful resources and web tools that can be used in the classroom.Many schools are now developing their own applications for teachers, parents and pupils to use.
How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so. While you can convert PowerPoint to video formats using a native PowerPoint feature, the same cannot be said for the Prezi application. However, you can convert Prezi to YouTube by using a workaround. Capture Prezi With A Screen Recording Tool Edublogs - teacher and student blogs Edublogs has grown from a single idea in 2005 into the largest and most trusted provider of educational blogging in the world. We believe in the power that blogging can have to transform the educational experience of students and have seen first hand how Edublogs have increased ownership of learning, engaged students, and become a source of pride in the classroom. Based in Australia, but with employees located all over the globe, the Edublogs team consists of some of the best technological and educational minds in the biz. We are happy to talk with you about blogging, Edublogs Campus, or anything else you might like to send our way. James FarmerFounder and CEO
40 Essential iPad Apps for the Primary Classroom I’m in the process of setting up a small cluster of iPad minis to use with my PGCE students and teachers on CPD days. I’m getting a basic set of apps installed to give them an idea of how to get good use from iPads in the classroom. I thought it might be useful to share the apps that I’ve been adding. Quick tip: Before I set these up, I made some desktop images with numbers on so I can identify which iPad is which. Have set these as the wallpaper and the lock screen.