iPad Apps How do I get Apps to this device? Or If you are new to the mobile world, what is an App? App or an application is a program that can be installed on to the device. The app will have an icon associated with it. An app can be purchased through iTunes App Store on your computer or through the App Store app on the iPad (If you need to download iTunes, click here). Top 200 best iPad apps 2011 If you've got yourself an iPad Air or new iPad mini, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away. And if you already have an iPad 4 or older iPad, you might want to update it with some new apps. It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are far more apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet. So which which ones are worth your cash?
How to Ensure You Keep Your Data - Blog - Decipher Media One of the great things about working on Decipher TextMessage and Decipher VoiceMail is that I get to help people recover important and personal data (messages from loved ones, photos of grandchildren, and that 11-month conversation with your significant other) on an almost-daily basis. On the other hand, sometimes I have to heartbreakingly tell people that the data might be lost forever. If there is one thing that I've learned from all of these interactions, as well as my own iPhone use, it's that to most of us, the iTunes backup functionality is a mystery that we hope will pleasantly surprise us one day. I'd like to take a minute to remove some of the mystique, and give everyone some much-needed peace-of-mind. French Class / ScreenChomp ScreenChomp for iPad2 is fast becoming one of my favorite apps to use in French class. This app is basically a white board that students can draw on, but they can also import photos, AND they can record their voices! Here's an example of how I used it in 3rd year French. Students had been reading and studying a short story (a chapter from Le Petit Nicolas called les cow-boys).
iBooks 2 Is It The 21st Century Digital Textbook Revolution ? In its first major announcement since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc has recently released iBooks2 and iBooks Author.It seems like Apple is planning to radically transform the digital textbook market. iBooks 2 which is an updated version of the company's iPad e-reading app that supports interactive textbooks, is a complete reinvention of the textbook as we know it. There are several reasons why Apple is trying to revolutionize the textbook world and among these : 1.5 million iPads currently used in education more than 20,000 educational apps are now available Traditional textbooks are expensive and not interactive Major educational publishers including Pearson,, McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have already partnered with Apple to develop iBooks Author. This is Apple's video to promote iBooks 2. Some features of iBooks 2 Here is a list of the main features that iBooks 2offers to its users:
Drawing on the iPad See how these 12 compare to other styluses: Check out our in-depth iOS stylus charts. Steve Jobs may hate the idea of using a stylus on his touchscreen devices, but the fact remains that some consumers simply prefer an intermediary accessory for interaction. Whether it’s too cold outside for direct contact, you’re worried about touchscreen germs, or you need a sketching tool, sometimes a stylus can be a good thing. Accessory manufacturers seem to agree, having produced a plethora of styluses for Apple’s iOS devices.
iPad Display Projection. VGA, HDMI & Connecting to a Projector I recently wrote about the best new feature of the iPad 2 - full video mirroring. That is, the external display will show the same content as your iPad 2 screen. One week ago, I led a hands-on workshop on using the iPad as a display device. During the past two weeks, I’ve connected my new iPad to a variety of projectors, monitors and displays, including a big screen HDTV. I can now report the iPad 2 can reliably connect to a VGA projector or HDTV to show whatever is on the iPad screen.
iPad Apps for High School The following is a list of iPod and iPad apps that can be used in high school learning environments. I’ll keep this updated as I find new apps that could be useful! All Subjects/General/Productivity Keynote - A slideshow presentation programPages- A word processing programNumbers - A spreadsheet applicationiBooks - a ereader book storeiStudiez Pro – calendar and assignment plannerMobile Mouse - Mobile Mouse instantly transforms your iPad into a wireless mouse and trackpad for your computerBento - Manage things with 25 ready to use databasesGoodReader - Within moments of downloading GoodReader, you’ll be transferring files from the computer to the iPad. Note Taking Note Taker HD - An app for writing handwritten notes, diagrams, etc.Sundry Notes Pro - Sundry Notes is the first social note taking application.
A catalog of apps sorted by Bloom’s Taxonomy #standagain What it is: This week Apple is all set to make a BIG announcement about education. I always tune in when Apple has something to say, but this week I am particularly interested in what they are going to do with education. The announcement has been connected to some of the big 6 (publishers). This worries me a little bit because I find that the 6 are pretty traditional and in-the-box kind of thinkers. It will be interesting to see how (or if) Apple has managed to convince some of them to break free a little bit.
The 10 Comandments of iPad Tablets We all have probably heard the story of Moses, bringing down the 10 commandments on two stone tablets from Mount Sinai, but there are also commandments that apply to our iPad tablets. Here are the top 10. 1. Managing iOS Devices in the Classroom #tatc11 These are my notes from Maria Henderson’s presentation on using iOS devices (specifically the iPad) at the TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference on 10 June 2011: It is so important to talk about more than apps, managing devices in the classroom is critical Bretford cart only certifies that a Mac / Apple computer (not a Windows machine) to charge and sync multiple iOS devices Important for teachers to create a home base for students to start from at school and at home - could be a wiki page, a Moodle page, etc - this is where students go for files, handouts, content, etc Maria’s site: - this is a list of wikis for workshops I teach
Dictating for Foreign Language Fluency An essential part of improving student’s fluency in a foreign language is providing practice in speaking. However, for practice to be effective, students have to receive feedback on their pronunciation skills. This apptivity is designed to give students an opportunity to document their fluency improvement. Dragon Dictation To complete this activity, you’ll need to download the free app Dragon Dictation.