Find What App is Using Location Services & Draining Battery Life in iOS You can tell if Location Services is being used on an iPhone or iPad because a little purple arrow icon appears in the upper right corner of the menubar in iOS. If you’ve never paid attention to this before, it matters because when Location Services are being used it can drain your battery much faster than usual, this is because the app determining your location is constantly using network activity and GPS to pinpoint your coordinates and, usually, report it back to the apps servers. If you see that purple location services arrow pop up and you have no idea what app u Here is how to quickly determine which app is using Location Services, and potentially draining your iOS devices battery life: Open “Settings” and tap on “Location Services”Scroll through the app list until you see the app name with the purple arrow alongside it, it will be located next to the ON switchFlip this app to OFF if you want to disable location services for that app Nice tip idea from LifeHacker
Novel Writing Tips & Fundamentals – Storyfix.com Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10 Behaviour Management Strategies from Bill Rogers Without doubt the greatest personal challenge I’ve faced as a teacher was moving from the Sixth Form college in Wigan where I started teaching, to Holland Park School in London in my mid-20s. Having established the idea in my mind that I was a pretty good teacher, it was a massive shock to discover that in my new context, I was a novice. It was humbling. Later I discovered the seminal Bill Rogers’ video series and watched them back-to-back. The series titles give a flavour of the Bill Rogers approach: I can’t do justice to it all in one post, but here are my highlights. Top Ten Ideas from Bill Rogers 1. The Black Dot in a White Square: What do you focus on? It is often necessary to get class or individual behaviour into perspective in order to maintain a positive atmosphere in the class. The class is awfulThe group never works sensiblyThe student is unable to behaveEveryone is being too noisy 2. This is so simple but packs a punch. 3. 4. 5.
iPad EdResources As 2011 winds down, I have spent a good deal of time thinking about all of the online resources and tools that have helped make this past year a successful ‘Year of the iPad’ in my school district. And with an upcoming winter vacation ahead for many educators next week, I thought it might be nice to share out some of my favorite resources for using iPads, iPods, and iPhones in the classroom. Although there are many, many fantastic resources available online, the list below are the ones I have come to rely on… I hope you find them as useful as I have! IEAR: The IEAR community is a solid resource for locating and discovering appropriate educational apps for the classroom. 5,859 views, 2 today What do you think? The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 14.60K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. To Flip Or Not Flip?
How to choose an iPad Keyboard This is a chapter excerpt from my iPad Productivity e-Book. This is not a review per se, but rather a guide with details around the various keyboard options for your iPad. Chapter 1 – Bluetooth Keyboards I thought about buying a keyboard for a long time. I am fairly fast at typing on the iPad but there are still times that I would like to have a physical keyboard…to be able to feel the keys on my fingers. Over the past few years I have written 95% of my blog posts on my iPad using Byword, Drafts, and/or Blogsy and have also grown very fond of QuickOffice Pro HD. As with all things iPad, the decision on the right keyboard is not an easy one. At the other end of the spectrum are the minimal keyboards like the Logictech Ultrathin. As you can see, the decision to buy the right keyboard is not an easy one. The good news is that Best Buy is starting to carry a wide assortment of keyboards and does carry most if not all of the Logitech Options along with the Zaggs.
The Publication Coach » Beating writer's block, writing faster, writing tips, copywriters, communicators Reading time: Less than 1 minute Is it worth hiring a professional proofreader? Here's my view, if your publication is going to be printed... I'm a big believer in the value of professional proofreaders. Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 <div class='noindex'>You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.</div> Turn on more accessible mode Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content Emergency Closures Teacher Support Resources Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 The Principles The Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 (PoLT) and related components state that students learn best when: The learning environment is supportive and productiveThe learning environment promotes independence, interdependence and self-motivationStudents’ needs, backgrounds, perspectives and interests are reflected in the learning programStudents are challenged and supported to develop deep levels of thinking and applicationAssessment practices are an integral part of teaching and learningLearning connects strongly with communities and practice beyond the classroom The PoLT initiative aims to:
39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom Pages - Menu This Blog Linked From Here Sites to Follow Friday, October 7, 2011 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom How Much Did Steve Jobs Change the World? 5 Great iPad Apps For Early Childhood Teachers10 iPad Apps Everyone Should Have- from PC Magazine10 Must Have iPad Apps for Students and Teachers10 Ways to Use iPads in Your Classroom40 iPad Apps Librarians Love40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students50+ iPad Apps By a Geography Teacher62 Interesting Ways to Use an iPad in the Classroom100 Incredibly Useful and Free iPad AppsBest Academic Reference Apps for the iPad- some $$, some freeA Day in the Life of the iPad ClassroomThe Debate Over iPads in EducationDigital Storytelling with the iPad Posted by Julie Greller at 7:24 AM Labels: ipads, ipads in the classroom, using ipads in the classroom Newer PostOlder PostHome
32 iPad Tips and Tricks You know that your new iPad will let you easily watch movies, browse the Internet, or play games on the go, but there are many advanced features hidden beneath the surface of iOS that can improve your tablet computing experience even further. To help you become an iPad master, we've compiled a handy list of tips and tricks for new iPad users. Read on if you want to learn how to multitask, take screenshots, encrypt your backups and more. Set the iPad to self-destruct in 10 seconds: Okay, not really--but you can set the iPad to erase all data after ten failed passcode entry attempts by checking the Erase Data option under Settings, General, Passcode Lock. Don't let AutoCorrect mess you up: If you don't like the option AutoCorrect gives you, reject it by finishing the word as you prefer, and then tapping the suggestion. Download the free iPad User's Guide: You may have noticed that your iPad didn't come with a big printed manual--that's not Apple's style. Looking for more tips?
8 Typing Tips for iPad and iPhone That Everyone Should Know and Use Learning to type well on the touchscreen keyboards in iOS that we all use on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can take some time. To speed that process up and improve touch typing, here are a handful of great tips to make typing on iOS virtual keys much easier and faster. Some of these you’ll probably know and perhaps already use, and some you probably won’t, but all are very worthwhile to learn and master. 1. Access Special Characters Tapping and holding on many normal letters will reveal their special character versions instead. 2. iOS lets you set shortcuts to automatically expand to larger blocks of text or words. Open Settings and tap “General” followed by “Keyboard”Tap “Add New Shortcut” and enter the full phrase and then the shortcut, followed by “Save” 3. Unlike a traditional keyboard, the iOS virtual keyboards are very forgiving. 4. This is a sequence that makes typing in iOS so much easier that it should be required learning for all iPhone and iPad users. Tap and hold on the “.?
Prompts Developing iPad learning workflows for best learning outcomes Rethinking the approach to learning with an iPad was one of the key points that arose from our recent iPad study tour in Queensland. Many of the schools talked about the development of 'Learning Workflows' where work is created in one app, then built on in another App and so on. Using the iPad where many Apps are generally single function, requires a different approach to create useful learning outcomes that moves the integration of the iPad in learning from the Subsitution model to the Redefinition model. A very useful explanation with some practical examples of how to achieve a learning workflow in your classroom can be found in the following video by ELearning Laura based on work done at the Apple Teacher Institute 2012 in Cheltenham. Read the full post with more details at: Elearning Laura - Video iPad lesson workflows Bounty Boulevard State School, one of the schools we toured, also had a very useful handout towards creating a 'Learning Workflow' available from their iPad portal.
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