Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios 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. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Evernote: FREE Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Paper: FREE Paper is an easy and beautiful way to create on iPad. Three Ring: FREE Three Ring is a fast, flexible, and simple way to organize and present your students' real world work, from handwritten assignments to classroom presentations.
32 iPad Tips and Tricks You know that your new iPad will let you easily watch movies, browse the Internet, or play games on the go, but there are many advanced features hidden beneath the surface of iOS that can improve your tablet computing experience even further. To help you become an iPad master, we've compiled a handy list of tips and tricks for new iPad users. Read on if you want to learn how to multitask, take screenshots, encrypt your backups and more. Set the iPad to self-destruct in 10 seconds: Okay, not really--but you can set the iPad to erase all data after ten failed passcode entry attempts by checking the Erase Data option under Settings, General, Passcode Lock. Don't let AutoCorrect mess you up: If you don't like the option AutoCorrect gives you, reject it by finishing the word as you prefer, and then tapping the suggestion. Download the free iPad User's Guide: You may have noticed that your iPad didn't come with a big printed manual--that's not Apple's style. Looking for more tips?
Middle School iPad Apps Create and publish your own wikis and blogs. Use these web services to communicate and collaborate with your friends and coworkers. It's easy to edit this page and create new wikis. To edit this page, click the Log In (lock) button, log in as a wiki administrator and click the Edit (pencil) button. To create a new wiki, log in, then click the Add (+) button and choose New Wiki. Content previously available at this address is temporarily available at If you're looking for our iPad wiki content, it's still online at: Calendar | Change Password | Profile Manager 3 Ways to Manage Student iPads in the Classroom As the tidal wave of iDevices hit the shores this fall, I felt it was a good time to highlight a few ways to manage these devices with students. Add a Custom Email Signature: If you have email set up (we have a generic student email on each device that allows outgoing emails and restricts incoming) on the device to submit student work, consider adding a custom signature to your iDevice to discourage/manage rogue emails and inappropriate student use. Giving each device a different traceable signature will make it easier to locate the device that sent an inappropriate email. It is advised that each student uses the same iPad each class (e.g.
107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8 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. In my school, we have been rotating one set of Pads this year through K-8. Drawing AirSketch Free–Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Geography Atlas–Barefoot World Atlas is an interactive 3D globe for iPad that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet.Stack the Countries Lite Terra–Stack the Countries Lite makes learning about the world fun! Health History Maps Math Algebra Intro–Free.
8 Free iPad Reading Apps for Young Learners Again the iPad. You might have noticed a surge in posts about iPad apps here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. This is not because I favour iPad over other tablets but because of the huge number of emails I got from readers asking for apps that work on the iPad. I personally love both iOS and Android systems and am familiar with both of them. Anyway if you are reading this and still did not make up your mind about which tablet can work for you then let me help you make your decision and check out this list of The Top 10 Tablets for Educators. Back to our sheep. 1- iPlay & Sing This is an app designed for pre-school, under-5, and non-readers. This is a learning-to-read platform for young kids. 3- ABC Alphabet Phonics This is an awesome educational game that helps kids rapidly learn the ABC by sight, sound, and touch. 4- Find The Words 5- Aesop Quest This is another cool learning game where the player must remember elements of a story to complete a level. 6- Read Me Stories
Look! I'm Learning Documentary Film by Bruce Umpstead What is Look! I'm Learning?In 2010, two elementary school teachers raised their hands and volunteered their students to help lead the way in digital learning. As part of a small grant program in Ludington Area Schools, kindergarten and second grade students in their two classrooms were given an iPad. Through trial and error, the teachers and students are helping to create learning environments that work for the 21st century learners and turned conventional thinking about primary education in this small Michigan town on its head. Theatrical Trailer This small story was too good to keep secret, and so a small group of us are working to tell the much larger story about the positive impact technology designed for learning has for all children. What we came up with is Look! Who's the audience? How do I connect? Who's chipped in so far? Who's on the team? You. Director/Producer Allyson Rockwell has worked and produced/directed numerous corporate, political, industrial, and educational videos.
Elementary School iPad Apps Create and publish your own wikis and blogs. Use these web services to communicate and collaborate with your friends and coworkers. It's easy to edit this page and create new wikis. To edit this page, click the Log In (lock) button, log in as a wiki administrator and click the Edit (pencil) button. To create a new wiki, log in, then click the Add (+) button and choose New Wiki. Content previously available at this address is temporarily available at If you're looking for our iPad wiki content, it's still online at: Calendar | Change Password | Profile Manager
10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively Evernote is a tool for keeping track of, well, everything. At least everything as far as digital information goes, or information that can be digitized. Evernote comprises a Web-based service and clients for Windows, Mac OS X, mobile devices, and extensions for Web browsers. It's a service I've been using for years, and over that time I've picked up a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of the tool. Learn the Shortcuts If you're using Evernote on the desktop, you'll want to start by learning the keyboard shortcuts. If you have something in the clipboard you want to create a note from, you can use Cmd-Ctrl-V to start a new note with whatever's in the system clipboard. Want to search for something that's in Evernote? The Evernote Web site has a full list of Windows shortcuts and Mac shortcuts. Use Evernote as an Address Book and Contact Manager I've yet to find a contact manager/address book that I actually like, whether it's Web-based or native desktop software. Local Folders
25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom by Degree of Difficulty In case you haven’t heard the news, we’re putting out a special mini-issue early next week. It’ll be available in the Edudemic Magazine iPad app and, best of all, FREE to subscribers! If you’re not (yet) a subscriber, it’ll be just $0.99. The following is an excerpt from just one of the articles in the mini-issue. So you’ve got one or a few iPads that you want to use in the classroom.