Ex-Apple engineers write a killer app for artists that turns iPad into a professional graphics tablet Former Apple engineers Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli have created an absolutely amazing software solution called Astropad which magically turns your iPad into a professional graphics tablet for your Mac. The iOS application talks to the Mac client via Wi-Fi or USB which then translates your stylus strokes on the tablet into corresponding actions in virtually any Mac app such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Pixelmator and many more. Drawing on your Mac with your iPad works with most pressure sensitive styluses on the market. Your stylus strokes are transferred to the Mac in a silky-smooth sixty frames per second, thanks to a proprietary technology called Liquid that provides nearly three times more fluid responsiveness than Apple’s AirPlay. “For the first 6 months of development we had no idea whether we could build the technology to allow the level of image quality and performance suitable for the most demanding artists and designers,” developers said. But they’ve delivered.
20 Educational iPad Apps Perfect for Every Classroom January 18, 2017 Here is a list of some useful iPad apps we have been working on over the last few days. We tried to come up with what think are 20 educational apps perfect for every classroom. We were actually inspired by iTunes app list under the same title but the apps included there were definitely not what we expected to see. So we went ahead and dived into our archive and picked out the titles below. We know there are several other wonderful apps to be added here but for practical reasons we only limited our collection to 20 apps. If you are a teacher using or planning to use iPad in your instruction, the list below is definitely a great place to start with.
6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6 About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. (To take a peek at the guide, scroll to the bottom of this post.) Edcanvas, a Web 2.0 tool supporting important 21st century learning skills Address: Edcanvas lets you create your own canvas of images, videos, links and files in a visually attractive format. A grid of tiles provides the "canvas" where resources can be gathered and organized for lessons and projects across the curriculum on all grade levels. While this Web 2.0 teaching tool is a versatile resource for teachers, it is also an engaging way for students to share their own work from research projects to original art work. This content curation site is quickly becoming a favorite teacher resource due to its ease-of-use and flexibility for themselves and students. Teachers can quickly and easily enhance lesson plans that support Common Core Standards.
Scribus.net The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.6. Scribus 1.4.6 is almost exclusively a bugfixing and update release, including many corrections backported from the development candidate 1.5.x, whose next iteration 1.5.1 is supposed to be released soon after 1.4.6 with some exciting new features. Scribus 1.4.6 finally supports SVG blend modes.Improvements to Scribus’s PDF export.Improvements to hyphenation.Translation and documentation updates.As of version 1.4.6, Scribus includes four new color palettes, namely CIE LAB and CIE HLC, both of which are available in a CMYK and an sRGB version. They refer to affordable color fans that use an open and non-proprietary color model. The complete changelog is available on bugs.scribus.net Download Scribus 1.4.6 from Digital, Social & Mobile Worldwide in 2015 2014 was a landmark year for growth across all things digital, and We Are Social’s new Digital, Social and Mobile in 2015 report indicates that this year will see even more impressive numbers. Including stats for more than 240 countries around the world, and profiling 30 of the world’s biggest economies in detail, this report is the most comprehensive, free compendium of up-to-date digital statistics and data you’ll find. So what do its 376 pages reveal? The Headlines
The Tools to Flip Your Classroom Collection by Jake Duncan edshelf Tools to Flip Your Classroom Curated by Jake Duncan Share: 22 followers 31 tools Cloud WordPress Integration - SCORM Cloud WordPress SCORM Cloud plugin for WordPress Turn your WordPress site into an LMS. It’s easy. Embed training on your WordPress siteAssign training to a user from your WordPress dashboardUse a widget to display courses on your siteAccess course and learner reports from your WordPress dashboardControl the experience directly from your WordPress dashboardDisplay courses assigned to logged-in users with a widgetSupports the Tin Can API (the next generation of SCORM)
ClipArt ETC: Free Educational Illustrations for Classroom Use Alphabets The Alphabets ClipArt collection offers 1,193 illustrations arranged in 43 galleries including decorative letters and numerals, complete alphabet sets, and several sign language systems. If you are looking… American History and Government The American History and Government ClipArt collection offers 2,515 illustrations arranged in 26 galleries.