30 Examples of Stunning iPad App Interface Design The iPhone ushered in an era of beautiful interface design unlike anything we’d ever seen on a mobile device. This trend is now being revived and pushed further than ever on the iPad’s larger screen and the results are amazing. We’ve combed through the App Store to bring you 30 iPad apps with gorgeous interfaces. Keep in mind that the screenshots rarely do the apps justice and that you really should try a few out for yourself. Flipboard “Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Visual Social Bookmarking with Pearltrees Written by Mark Brumley Visual Social Bookmarking This educational technology post introduces you to the amazing world of visual social bookmarking. Combining a mind-blowing user interface with excellent classroom usability, visual social bookmarking sure to be a valuable tool for you and your students.
Content Strategy: The Appeal of Curating Online News When we last debated content v. context, the word curation came up. For some it was an inaccurate term, best reserved for art historians and museum directors than online web strategists. Yet, it’s not surprising that many content curators can be found among the news industry. Curating Online News 10 iPad tips every teacher should know Over the last couple of months I have just about switched from my trusty old laptop to the iPad as my primary work computer. Basically, the iPad does everything I could do on my PC and a great deal more through all of the apps available specifically for teaching. As a result of this, more of our staff are fronting up to work with iPads as they can also see the benefits in using a tablet for conferencing with students, checking email and using with their interactive white boards. The first questions I get from new users are generally "What can I do with it?"
50 Must-Have Educational Apps It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette, be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! Pearltrees.com - Is Pearltrees Down Right Now? Pearltrees.com Server Status Check PearltreesWebsite Name: www.pearltrees.comURL Checked: Response Time: Last Down: Checking Pearltrees Brands are Media Companies. Is Your Content Worth Tuning In? This is the line that sums it up nicely: Creating content for a brand feels a lot like you’re running a daily news program. Bang on. Content is responsive and reactionary. It’s created both carefully and on the fly, published then pushed out through channels, commented on, aggregated, added to, curated and consumed.
Learning at their fingertips Digital technology is revolutionising the classroom and schools are scrambling to keep up, BREANNA TUCKER writes A group of Year 7 students rush into the classroom of Queensland's Assisi Catholic College, pull out their mobile phones and sign in to Twitter. A short video clip springs onto the screen of a digital whiteboard and within seconds the classroom's live feed is awash with student tweets about scripts, acting, camera angles and concepts such as the incorporation of ''dramatic replay''. Staring over her group of 13-year-olds, the school's iCentre co-ordinator Maureen Twomey is delighted to see the students rushing to tweet their thoughts before the next scene emerges. ''Their whole concept of what is allowed in class and what is out of bounds has been turned on its head and suddenly everything seems more exciting,'' she says.