iPads in Education - Apple's Configurator Overview A week ago I spent 5 hours at one of our local schools playing with Apple's new tool for managing iPads - Apple Configurator. I have to say that it was time well spent - I can see this being a viable tool for school districts struggling with managing large numbers of iOS devices. Some of the pros & cons (as some people might see them) to using this: Some tidbits I'll share that hopefully will save others headache I experienced: An iOS device can only be displayed in one of the Apple programs at a time; if it isn't displaying here, make sure you have iTunes & the iPhone Configuration Tool shut down.To use the Supervise mode, you have to setup up AND mark your "template" device as supervised from the beginning.
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50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks An absolute gem of an article by John Brandon and Graham Barlow from MacLife on 30th March over at TechRadar. This is going to become my iPad manual from here on in. Customised iPads for all iPad 2 tips and original iPad tips - get 'em here! With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a thinner design, the iPad 2 is the world's best tablet device. iPad 2 review It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. 1. iOS now supports folders. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. The internet got mightily upset when Orientation Lock was replaced with Mute on the iPad during the last iOS update. 4. If you're carrying around sensitive data, you can now enable a feature that'll erase all the data on the device if someone inputs the incorrect passcode 10 times. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with..... 10 Useful iPad Resources for Educators Home » Education I thought I would share with you some our most popular iPad resources for educators, all of which I learned about inside the Teacher Learning Community! Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Tips and Resources "In this e-book find several tips, resources, and links for integrating mobile devices into the curriculum." -ShellTerrell20 Free iPad Apps Educators Can’t Live Without! "There are thousands of free iPad Apps out there, but finding the perfect ones for you can be tough. We’ve spent hours searching for the best-of-the-best, free iPad Apps for Educators, and we’re sharing all of them with you in this eBook! Let me know what you'd add in as a comment on this post, or better yet, share it as a resource. Want to learn more about iPads for Education? Everyone is welcome to join in live webinars for free, and full access members can access the on-demand recordings as well. Click here to browse iPad webinars now. Share this post with your friends and colleagues:
Conference Pad Great iPad Apps for Pre-K and Kindergarten! Today I am going to tell you about my favorite iPad and iPod apps that I use in my Kindergarten classroom! These are all apps that we have been using regularly in my room for reading, math, and some other subjects. The iPads are definitely the favorite literacy and math center in my room, and as soon as you read the descriptions of the apps, you’ll know why. And as for me, I just made it back last Sunday from the Illinois ASCD Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference, and so now it’s back to work again! The IL ASCD Conference was the last of my speaking engagements for the school year. This is how I use the iPad in my classroom. But no matter when they get the time, the children do like the free exploration time on the iPads! People often ask me which iPad and iPod apps I use and like best, and in fact, it is one of the most frequent questions that is posted on my Facebook page! Monkey Math is a nice app for addition and number concepts, such as numbers in order, shapes, and patterning.
8 Free Resources on The Use of iPad in Education I know that most of you have got a tablet device of some sort but if it happens that you have an iPad then this post will relate to you more. Below is a set of resources dedicated exclusively to the educational uses of the iPad. Emerging Ed Tech has done a great job in providing this list. Check them out. Update : Check out these two new articles of relevant interest : Free Comprehensive Guide to iPad Apps Evaluation and Bloom's Taxonomy for iPad 1- Apple's Education Resources for iPad Apple, the creator and owner of iPad, has provided some great links to education related apps. 2- Apps in Education Blog This is one of my favourite blogs when it comes to looking for iPad apps. 3-iPad Curriculum This is another great website for teachers looking for iPad apps. 4- iPad in Schools This is a resource listing. 5- iPad Educators This is a Ning-based social networl created by Sam Glicksman that provides various resources pertaining to the use of iPad in education. 6- iPads in Education
Making assessment meaningful After spending two hours a day this week watching seventh graders fill in bubbles on our state's standardized test, I am finding myself thinking about assessment. Specifically, I am thinking about the many ways the iPad has enriched and strengthened our daily assessment practices -- and the value I see in authentic, embedded, process-rich assessment that informs and improves instruction. Technology like the iPad offers incredible ways to gather meaningful data that shows student thinking and creates a rich and detailed picture of learning. It can also make assessment more efficient, save teachers time, and open opportunities for more responsive teaching. The iPad makes new assessment practices possible. As I explained in an earlier post, the camera also adds a new layer to the assessment process. Using tools such as Google Forms allows for an additional method of embedded, just-in-time assessment. Other web 2.0 tools can help teachers gather critical assessment data.
Video In this video, you will learn how to add and edit text objects in a SMART amp workspace. Viewers will also learn how to format text, using the workspace text editor, and clone formatted text to save time when creating workspace content. In this video, you will learn how to insert a SMART Notebook file into a SMART amp workspace. This feature allows teachers to easily share lessons with students, without having to consider the type of device or software students are using. The Screen Capture Toolbar is one of the most useful SMART Notebook Tools and brings content directly into your SMART Notebook page. Learn how to use the Screen Capture Toolbar on your PC and navigate its main options. In this video you will learn how to change the settings of your pen tray. This video shows you how to create custom badges in Edmodo and then reward them to students. This video shows you how to add and conduct a poll within your Edmodo group.
iFiles: Managing, creating and sharing files on an iPad Posted by sevhandenise on Wednesday, November 21st 2012 Two of the biggest challenges teachers face in using iPads is the management of multiple accounts and sharing files with other teachers and students. These challenges stem from the fact that iPad has no built in file structure or file browser like a desktop computer or laptop. iFiles is an App that presents solutions to these two challenges. It is described by Apple Store as ‘a file manager, document viewer, text editor, voice recorder, wifi drive, and many more for iPad, iPhone and iTouch’. iFiles not only allows users to manage multiple accounts under one umbrella and browse for files that are located in different accounts, but also create content within the App on the iPad. iFiles enables teachers to: Manage multiple accounts, including WebDav connections to college portal and shared drives, BB mobile, eBackpack, Googledocs, SugarSync and many more. Manage shared and private folders. Set a pass code for private files and folders.
Only 1 iPad in the Classroom? [for additional ELA/Reading specific apps and ideas see Reading on the iPad] Is only one iPad in a classroom worth it? This question keeps reappearing on the EC Ning and in other blog spaces. The answer is easy: YES, especially if the teacher has access to a Mac desktop or (preferably) laptop and a wifi network in the classroom. It is an even larger YES if the Mac device has the most current operating system. If more iPads are in the future, you might want to check out iPad App Reviews and iPad 3C's: Some Planning Questions. Setup and Projection You will definitely need to set up a unique Apple ID (iTunes acct.) with a password that is kept secret from the students. OK - I have apps, now what can I do with them?