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15 Presentation Apps for the iPad

15 Presentation Apps for the iPad
As teachers one of the most important aspects of our day is the way that we present information. It does not really matter what our pedagogical philosophy is, at one point or another during the day we all need to present. If we are going to use the iPad in our classroom shouldn't we be modelling to our students the appropriate apps or presentation tools. We have earmarked 15 Presentation Apps for the iPad that coupled with a VGA adaptor will allow you to present with ease and elegance. No.1 Keynote: Keynote for iPad is almost as powerful as the Mac desktop application. No. 2 OmnigraphSketcher: OmniGraphSketcher for iPad allows you to quickly create high-quality charts and graphs without the need for complicated data plotting software. No.3 2Screens: 2Screens is a fully featured application for document manager, web browser, file viewer and whiteboard with VGA-output to outside projector or LCD monitor. No.4 Office2: No.5 Numbers: No.6 PowerPresenter: No.7 Documents2Go: No.8 Quick Office:

Apps in Education 50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Note: See also 15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension & 20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading Helpful Tools Speak It! Fundamentals Reading Writing Spelling

bloomsapps Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students. With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Blooms in the classroom using the apps that are available. While this list is by no means fully comprehensive, it will assist educators in getting started when implementing iOS devices in the classroom. This site will change almost daily as it will be updated with new and exciting apps! If you find any that you have worked with in your classroom please email dmileham@e1b.org or tweet @bloomsapps or @dmileham75 with your suggestions. Two Links to some iTunesU courses relating to iOS Integration: 1 iPad by Erie 1 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services ( Movie Making\Digital Storytelling Camera to PDF Free - cool little app that turns your device into a scanner. LiveBinders: I would be remiss if I didn't post this.

Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board An iPad and Apple TV can combine to provide an advantageous alternative to more expensive, traditional interactive white boards. Guest writer and High School Principal David Mahaley is using this approach and offers his insights, and observations from educators in his school. With the integration of the iPad into the instructional environment, teachers and students have discovered many new ways in which the device can expand and enhance the learning environment. As a school administrator and teacher, I have explored the Apple TV and its offerings as an alternative to one of the many types of interactive whiteboards currently available to instructors. Image by K.Walsh, Apple TV logo source: www.apple.com/appletv Historically, we have relied upon the interactive boards as a way to infuse the technology of the computer and software to the learning objectives found in the various content areas of our curriculum. Print This Post

100 iPad Tips and Tricks.pdf Special Education Apps The video is simple, but powerful. In just four minutes it shows how Dennis Lamme Jr., a first-grade special education student in Pittsburgh, uses the iPad to learn letters and numbers. His mother says the tablet keeps him from being frustrated; his teacher verifies the tool allows him to stay on task for long stretches of time. Although this scenario is far from typical, it is gaining popularity across the country as more schools and parents are learning how to harness the power of tablets for special education students. Accessibility Apps iComm Free A picture and voice communication aid that can be customized with your own photos. iCommunicate $29.99Work on language comprehension using pictures, flash cards, and storyboards. iConverse $9.99This augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) application allows students who can't verbally communicate to tell adults their basic wants and needs. Look in My Eyes 1 Restaurant $2.99Teach children to make eye contact with play and rewards.

iPad App and Collaborative Online Learning One of the biggest problems many people have with Khan Academy and YouTube Edu is simply the format. It’s not the fault of Khan or YouTube … it’s just that the passive video format is just that. It’s passive. Khan and others are introducing more interactive technology that acts as an added level of learning to the lessons but no one has nailed it quite yet. A San Francisco-based startup called Net Power & Light Inc. wants to change that. Net’s software is called ‘ Spin ‘ which essentially turns passive video watching into interactive group learning. Right now, Spin lets you remix and interact with content from Harvard, Stanford, TED, and the National Geographic Channel. “Teachers felt web-based learning wasn’t giving them the full experience,” Tara Lemmey, Net Power & Light’s co-founder and chief executive officer, said in an interview. So How’s It Work? The App Screenshot The Spin software lets you, like any video player, fast-forward, rewind, skip chapters, and pause videos. Get The App

Project Based Learning in Hand - ISTE 2011 Tweets from this session are tagged #inhand In project-based learning, students work over an extended period of time answering a driving question. The question is so deep that it requires students to create a project to share their findings with others. Process for learning through projects: QuestionInvestigateShare Video summary of Project Based Learning in Hand 5 Types of Responses to a Task Projects take an extended period of time to complete. Activities can be completed in a a matter of a few class periods. Angela Maiers’ mantra: “You are a genius and the world needs your contribution.” Do you want to cover material for students or do you want them to uncover it for themselves? “The greatest obstacle to learning is coverage.” Create a grading rubric with student input. Students can keep a PDF of the rubric in iBooks. Example Driving Questions: How can we best stop the flu at our school? Add parameters to the driving question to ensure that standards are met. What makes a good vice president?

iPad art: How to sketch and paint anywhere You don't need a Mac and a high-end graphics tablet to create your next digital painting. A tablet or smartphone will do. The portrait of author Richard Matheson (above) was created by Flickr user New Chemical History on an iPad using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and a wide-grip Cosmonaut stylus. The iPad app costs a mere £2.99. Yet it's a fully-featured mobile art studio with an arsenal of customisable painting and drawing tools. It's all controlled via an intuitive, flexible UI that rarely gets in the way. The stylus used here gives you the pencil-precision that your forefinger can't. In the hands of a good artist, the results can be stunning. More iPad art The Guardian highlighted the growth in iOS art when it asked its readers to send in their own iPhone or iPad art. Perhaps the most high-profile artist to be seen with an iPad is pop art pioneer David Hockney. "Hockney uses several applications, including one called Brushes, to draw the pictures," reported the BBC. Technology enables art

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | BookRoom Reviews I am the mom of a beautiful and amazing son who just happens to have a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism. A few months ago I read an article on Blogher called ”The iPad a Near-Miracle for my son.” It immediately caught my attention not only because of Shannon’s beautiful writing and story, but because I am always looking for opportunities to help our son succeed. I am blessed to have a small career here as a product reviewer, so I bravely contacted a lovely Apple PR person about my story. This is a list of the iPad apps that Nolan really enjoyed and that I believe will help him to develop and encourage the skills that he needs to work on. We made a video demonstrating just a few apps that we enjoy. IEP Checklist-Free Hidden Curriculum Kids- Free Autism News Feed- $1.99 The Angry Octopus book- $8.99 A beautifully illustrated story about how to handle anger and shows children how to calm down. First Then Visual Schedule-$9.99 Transitions and focusing are difficult for my son.

iPad Curriculum Be an iPad Superstar: 8 Collections of iOS 5 Tips Just when I think I know a lot of about Apple's iOS, someone shows me a clever feature, setting, or shortcut I've never seen before. Since Apple doesn't include a printed manual, it's up to us as iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users to find our own ways of learning these tips. I'd like to share eight links with tips to help us get the most of our iOS devices. The Always Current iOS 5 Tips and Tricks Guide from Mac|Life 50 Really Useful iPad Tips and Tricks from TechRadar 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts from AppStorm Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Up Typing on an iPhone or iPad from Digital Inspiration The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials from How-To Geek 10 Useful Apple iPad Tips and Tricks from Mashable iPad Tricks and Tips from Redlands College Fifty iOS 5 Tips in Five Minutes from CNET UK

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