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Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board

Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board
An iPad and Apple TV can combine to provide an advantageous alternative to more expensive, traditional interactive white boards. Guest writer and High School Principal David Mahaley is using this approach and offers his insights, and observations from educators in his school. With the integration of the iPad into the instructional environment, teachers and students have discovered many new ways in which the device can expand and enhance the learning environment. With the iPad, the Apple TV can offer a flexible, complete, and cost efficient alternative to the traditional interactive boards populating our classrooms. As a school administrator and teacher, I have explored the Apple TV and its offerings as an alternative to one of the many types of interactive whiteboards currently available to instructors. We have committed our school to issuing every high school student and instructor an iPad. Image by K.Walsh, Apple TV logo source: Print This Post

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Interactive Whiteboard Alternatives using Wii Remote or the iPad - ES 380 - Prindle An interactive whiteboard or SmartBoard is a larger interactive display that connects to a computer and projector within the classroom. The projector can project the computer’s desktop onto the board’s surface where users control the computer by using a pen or marker. The board is usually mounted onto the wall and where students are able to use the board such as they would use a typically whiteboard except they also have the ability to use the features of the computer as well. Information on IWB's - This website gives you information on what a normal classroom interactive whiteboard is. It discusses some of the capabilities associated with this product.

17 Signs Your Classroom is Behind the Times 1.) Your students turn in their homework on printed paper...instead of digitally. 2.) For poster assignments, your students need glue, construction paper, and scissors... instead of using an online tool like Glogster. 3.) A Coder's Blog - Unity3D Indie (Free) Portal Effect Project Sources Hello everyone! Due to popular demand finally I’m releasing project sources of the Unity3D Indie Portal Effect. In two words, the technique is based on using multiple cameras (3 in this case) and then selectively drawing just Z-values of the portal gates in the 1st pass so that they leave opening in the rest of geometry due to Z-test.

10 Emerging Education and Instructional Technologies that all Educators Should Know About (2012) — Emerging Education Technologies Naturally, as author of EmergingEdTech, I’m always keeping an eye out for education and instructional technologies that are emerging from the seemingly endless array of tools and concepts that are out there – which applications and ideas are rising to the fore and best positioned to enhance engagement and impact learning? This year I’ve also been working with constituents at The College of Westchester to develop a Strategic Technology Plan for the next 3 years, so it’s never been more important for me to be aware of those impactful education technologies and concepts that are on the horizon or are already in use and pulling ahead of the pack. Since this listing is more pointedly focused on emerging technologies and looking out over the next few years than the list I published at this time last year, it should not come as a surprise that there are a lot of new entries here (edging out six technologies that remain prevalent and potent, but are more ‘established’ than ‘emerging’).

iPad art: How to sketch and paint anywhere You don't need a Mac and a high-end graphics tablet to create your next digital painting. A tablet or smartphone will do. The portrait of author Richard Matheson (above) was created by Flickr user New Chemical History on an iPad using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and a wide-grip Cosmonaut stylus. The iPad app costs a mere £2.99. Yet it's a fully-featured mobile art studio with an arsenal of customisable painting and drawing tools. It's all controlled via an intuitive, flexible UI that rarely gets in the way.

Are Interactive White Boards Dead? By Robert J. Leneway January 8, 2012 Close to 600,000 Interactive Whiteboards were sold worldwide last year, generating nearly $1billion of revenue, according to a new market report from Futuresource Consulting. “Across the globe, the Interactive Whiteboard phenomenon is really taking hold,” says Colin Messenger, Senior Consultant, Futuresource with “one in six classrooms” now hooked up with an Interactive Whiteboard. Embedded Learning Portal Welcome Welcome to the Embedded Learning Portal home page. This site contains the online versions of the Skills for Life Materials for Embedded Learning. These embedded teaching and learning materials are designed for use by teachers: vocational teachers and trainers, Skills for Life teachers, teachers working in community, employability and health settings and employability programmes. Skills for Life Materials for Embedded Learning aim to help learners to improve the literacy, language or numeracy skills they need to succeed at work, in community-based and health-related activities or as part of vocational training programmes. The materials cover 28 vocational, employability, health and community contexts.

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6 Free Online Interactive White Boards — Emerging Education Technologies An update to last April’s post about free web-based IWBs. Last April, I wrote a post about a few Online Interactive Whiteboards that I had checked out. That post remains one of my most popular posts, so obviously this is a topic of interest to a lot of people. [Note to readers: There is now an updated version of this post, with new links added, and apps that are no available removed, here: “6 Free Online Collaborative Interactive White Boards – 2012 Update“. – KW 11/5/12] Be an iPad Superstar: 8 Collections of iOS 5 Tips Just when I think I know a lot of about Apple's iOS, someone shows me a clever feature, setting, or shortcut I've never seen before. Since Apple doesn't include a printed manual, it's up to us as iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users to find our own ways of learning these tips. I'd like to share eight links with tips to help us get the most of our iOS devices. The Always Current iOS 5 Tips and Tricks Guide from Mac|Life 50 Really Useful iPad Tips and Tricks from TechRadar

Alternatives to Interactive Whiteboards SmartBoards, Promethean Boards and many other kinds of Interactive Whiteboards are a good tool, but not every room has them and, personally, I don’t think they are worth the money. Today I’m going to share some cost effective alternatives to the IWB, but keep in mind that all of these alternatives will require a digital video projector. One of the biggest challenges of integrating technology into learning is teaching students how to use said technology.

Tarsia With this software you will easily be able to create, print out, save and exchange customised jigsaws, domino activities and a variety of rectangular card sort activities. The activities created using this software can be presented in printable form, ready to cut out. Formulator Tarsia known earlier as Formulator Jigsaw is an editor designed for Teachers of Mathematics creating the activities in a form of jigsaws or dominos etc for later use in a class. It includes the powerful equation editor for building the math-expressions for the activities. An advanced feature of text placement along the side of the shape makes this tool irreplaceable software for fast activity creation. Formulator Tarsia became a powerful tool for learning activities since it supports the activity templates.

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