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. 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?
Web research on the iPad using Evernote and Skitch (how-to) My work involves frequent research on the web, and I am doing more of that on the iPad than ever before. This is mainly due to two apps that make capturing information as easy as tapping on the screen. The two apps, Evernote and Skitch, work well together since both of them are now produced by the Evernote Corp. Dark Side of the iPad ~ Collecting student projects is difficult! Since its release the iPad has garnered arguments regarding whether it is primarily a device for consumption or creation. I have always believed that it is a device capable of creation. One simply needs to consider apps such as Avid Studio, DemiBooks Composer, Pages, Keynote, Minecraft Pocket Edition, Art Rage, SketchBook Pro, Comic Life and many others. These and many other apps all allow the user to tap into their talents and produce output of which they can be proud. Of course the iPad is also a worthy consumption device. Think of FlipBoard, Reeder, Safari, Guardian Eyewitness, The Elements, Solar Walk, and any other app that allows anyone to easily explore information, imagery and data on the web or embedded within the app.
100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner For those unfamiliar with the term, a learning style is a way in which an individual approaches learning. Many people understand material much better when it is presented in one format, for example a lab experiment, than when it is presented in another, like an audio presentation. Determining how you best learn and using materials that cater to this style can be a great way to make school and the entire process of acquiring new information easier and much more intuitive. Here are some great tools that you can use to <a href=">cater to your individual learning style, no matter what that is. Visual Learners Visual learners learn through seeing and retain more information when it's presented in the form of pictures, diagrams, visual presentations, textbooks, handouts and videos.
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.
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.
Cathedral High plans iPads for all SAN DIEGO — Cathedral Catholic High School plans to put iPads in the hands of every student and teacher next fall, becoming the first school in the region to do so. Cathedral’s decision to embrace digital learning began five years ago when officials initially looked into acquiring notebook computers for students. The school shifted its focus to Apple iPad tablets about a year ago and purchased 200 of the tablets to test out this year in classrooms to make teachers more familiar with the technology and figure out teaching methods they’ll employ. Parents at the private parochial school will be paying a $350 technology fee that will cover the cost of renting an iPad as well as service and support for their student, said Principal Mike Deely.
50 really useful iPad tips and tricks With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device. It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Here we present 50 really useful iPad tips. We cover everything from customising your Home screen through to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari. 10 best tablet PCs in the world today 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
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. East Haven schools invest in reading technology- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut EAST HAVEN -- Reading specialist Gina Tomassi sits with second-grader Isaac Florentino for a quick reading evaluation, listening to him read a short story about a riverside village. She's conducted these informal, frequent assessments countless times with other students in her career, having nailed down a stop-watch monitoring, hand-tapping, note-taking routine that certainly seems a challenge for the uncoordinated or inexperienced multi-taskers. But on this recent morning at D.C. Moore Elementary School, it's all done with the touch of an iPad. School officials see the gadgets as a possible answer to the district's achievement gap, deciding at the end of last year to spend more than $120,000 on 220 iPads and software and equip every school with a set.