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The 10 Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Art Teachers 2010

The 10 Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Art Teachers 2010
Since publishing our 30 Best iPhone Apps for Art Teachers last year (August 2009), we have discovered many new apps that are worthy of being added to our best list. Covering a wide range of interests and uses, below are the Teaching Palette’s 10 Best iPhone, iPad and iPod Apps for Art Teachers 2010 – the latest and greatest apps for art teachers and their students. Consider this an amendment to last year’s list. Apps for Student and Teacher Use Animalia Based on the beautiful illustrations from the classic book by the same name, this app brings “eye spy” to a whole new level. Accudraw Update your traditional grid drawing system with technology. Faces iMake Appropriate for younger students, this app uses a creative mix of collage materials inspired by author and artist Hanoch Pivin. KidsOrigami Beautiful images illustrate simple origami folding techniques for kids. Sketchn’ Guess Lite Available only on the iPad this app capitalizes on the larger screen size for game play. Related:  iPads 在教室的應用

Planbook Touch: iPad Lesson Plan Book App For Teachers Planbook Touch has dozens of features to help you get more organized, save time, and share your lesson plans Choose Your Schedule Planbook can accommodate schedules where you teach the same thing each day, your classes change each day but repeat weekly and rotating schedules (up to a 14 day rotation). Write your Lesson Plans Planbook gives you 6 customizable fields to hold your lesson plans. Attach Files and Links to Your Plans Planbook Touch lets you attach any web link or file directly to your plans. Print/Email your Plans Planbook makes it easy to share your plans with your administrator, other teachers or students via print or email. Adjust your Schedule When the weather gets rough (or any of the 100s of things happen that can affect your best laid plans), Planbook lets you quickly bump or pull back lessons to adjust your plans. Track Standards Planbook Touch lets you view standards you've previously entered using Planbook for Mac. Dropbox Support Convert Days Companion Mac and Windows Apps

iPad Curriculum 10 essential iPad apps for high school students Thanks to Scott McGlynn at teach2thefuture.net for this one. The free Dictionary.com app delivers trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, including nearly 1,000,000 words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. No Internet connection is needed. The app also features audio pronunciations, similarly spelled words and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day that is enjoyed by millions of people.  Accessing Wikipedia has never been faster and easier than with Wikipanion, designed for easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries. Graphing Calculator turns your phone or iPod into an intuitive high-resolution function plotter and scientific calculator. You can quickly enter your class schedule and use it to differ between homework assignments. myHomework will also notify you when you have late and upcoming assignments by numbering them on your application icon. Like reading? This app is especially made for this kind of a situations.

50 Essential iPad Apps - Wireless Feature at IGN So you've bought an iPad? That's the easy bit. Now, with a week passed since launch in the UK and the little fella no longer able to thrill on hypnotic sheen alone, it's time for the tricky part. That is, starting to put it to practical use, wading through the endless minefield that's Apple's iTunes store, figuring out what on earth to buy, and what to steer clear of. 1Password £2.39 Unless you actively enjoy identity theft (in which case, you rotter), you've probably accumulated more passwords than the average failing brain can reasonably accommodate. AirVideo £1.79 (Lite version free) Complaints about the iPad's relative lack of storage space go out of the window once you add the superb AirVideo app to the system. Alice for the iPad £5.49 (Lite version free) Inspired by Lewis Carroll's legendary fantasy novel, this deliciously illustrated 52-page iPad 'makeover' is awash with beautiful backdrops and interactive 'props' and quirky tilt-sensitive animations. Amazon Kindle Free

inClass for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store iPods/iPads/iPhones Exchanged for CDs and DVDs ShowMe - iPad Interactive whiteboard TOP 5 Educational iPad and iPhone Games IGN the undisputed king of online gaming content recently published its top 25 iPad, iPhone games and it is well worth the read if you own an apple device and enjoy a good game. As an avid gamer and educator I have taken this a little further by identifying the top 5 educational gaming experiences on the iPhone and iPad. Now I am not interested in times table challenge games or blatant learning games I am talking about games that require you to think outside of the square in across a range of curriculum areas without even really knowing that you're participating in a learning experience. These are the games that will improve our memory, number facts and knowledge of the world and get us addicted through fun and challenging elements which keep us coming back for more. Civilization Revolution - Build. IGN Says: "Outside of SimCity, no game defines the strategy genre like Sid Meier's Civilization. The Oregon Trail: Price $1.19 iBlast Moki Price $3.99 ZenBound 2: Price $3.99

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 Jailbreaking the iPad To un-jailbreak, click Restore in iTunes when you sync it. You should always backup before you jailbreak and after!! The big thing Jailbreaking does for you is gives you Video Out and lets you show everything. Greenpois0n iPad Tutorial: Jailbreak iPad 3.2.2 To download Green Posion: / Greenpois0n for Windows is out now to jailbreak 3.2.2 on iPad Wifi & 3G. Before you Begin: Update iPad to iOS 3.2.2. Step 1: Download Greenpois0n Step 2: Run the greenpois0n app Step 3: Turn your iPad off and connect it via USB Step 4: Press “Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU)” button in greenpois0n, you will be guided by Greenpois0n on how to perform next steps. That steps are illustrated below: Step 5: Press and hold sleep button for 2 Seconds. Step 6: Now Continue holding sleep button and also press and hold home button for 10 seconds. Step 8: Greenpois0n will show “Ready to Jailbreak” message, click on “Jailbreak!”

Best Free iPod / iPad Apps (without ads) for Education | MullOverThings I’m piloting the use of the iPod Touch for English Language Learners (ELLs), so most of the following apps apply to improving reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. There are lots of great apps that pertain to other subject areas, and there are a lot of great apps that are not free or contain ads (annoying). Each of the links will take you to the iTunes Preview page for that app. Enjoy! Best Free Reference Apps for Students: WordWeb (Dictionary) – Free, no ads, allows you to save words to “favorites” This dictionary doesn’t have some of the features that you get with some of the free apps with ads or apps you pay for (i.e. audio, images or translation). Wikipedia - the largest online encyclopedia Translate (Google) - I love the voice translation feature! College Search (ACT) - No matter what age your students are, it’s important to begin learning about college. EBSCOhost is an enormous database of articles for research. Best Free Apps for Student Creation: Animoto Poetry Creator and

Creating Books on the iPad Book Creator for iPad: $7.49The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on. eBook Creator: $4.49 ‘eBook Creator’ is a simple and easy ebook creation application. Ebook Magic: $4.49 An easy way to make custom epub books. Demibooks: FREEDemibooks Composer is the first iPad-based authoring software for creating interactive books. StoryPatch: $2.99 Now you can help your child's creativity grow with Story Patch, a beautiful new application for the iPad that children can use to create their own picture books. And thanks to Scott Meech for letting me know of another great App to include - Creative Book Builder.

Top 50 Education Technology Blogs Education technology has many supporters in its movement to alter traditional teaching methods. This list of the top 50 education technology blogs includes writers, technicians and social media experts…but they all are teachers. The “movers” are teachers who facilitate learning among other teachers and in the classroom, the “shakers” teach new philosophies and innovations, and the folks “on the ground” offer news, tools and methods of using those tools in the classroom. This list is divided into those three categories, and each link within those categories is listed alphabetically. Movers Always Learning: Kimberly Cofino is in her ninth year of teaching technology in international schools around the world.Artichoke: Peering into the artichoke for better models and designs for teaching and learning.Confessions of an Aca-Fan: Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Vicki A.

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