High school stops fighting, learns to love students and tech At the public New Tech High School in California, students bring their own laptops and are encouraged to use Twitter in class. The New Tech High School in Napa allows students to bring in their own computersInstead of limiting access to social media, school teaches about digital responsibility Custom program using Google Apps puts assignments, grades in the cloud Napa, California (CNN) -- Many high-school-age students are hooked on their phones and computers. The 88 Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning Mobile learning is here to stay. Students and teachers alike can build entire libraries of apps and web tools that let them learn and do, well, anything. We’ve covered this just about every day and love finding new resources to share. So, if you haven’t yet, follow @edudemic on Twitter!
Research and Writing on the iPad - IT’s Academic Topic: Tools for Text Analysis in the Humanities Speaker: Ben Johnston Time: Thursday, April 3, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLocation: New Media Center, 130 Lewis Library, First Floor The Triumph of the Tablet - Peter Osnos The summer of 2013 has been, in many ways, the summer of the iPad. Over the years, our annual family foray to Lake Michigan has become, aside from the usual vacation pleasures, a measure of how technology has changed our habits when it comes to information and entertainment. We've come a very long way from the farm edition of the Chicago Tribune and a small black and white television with antenna ears.
25 Most Popular Apps Used By Librarians Thank you for all your great feedback! We updated our list to include even more great apps! Although this is the information age, one of the most common places for people to seek information is still the public library. HippoCampus - Free Videos and Primary Source Documents I came across this great website while combing through the internet. HippoCampus is essentially a huge repository for educational videos that are grouped into a series of videos that comprise ‘courses’. HippoCampus features videos in content areas such as Math, Natural Science, Social Sciences, and Humanities. The nice thing about HippoCampus is that it vets all the videos it syndicates from its sources, meaning that random YouTube videos are not included, but great videos from Khan Academy are. It also lists a ton of resources for further learning via links underneath the streaming video. HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE).
70+ iPad Apps Written in French for Students Sylvia Duckworth is a French teacher who has started a new blog about iPad and iPhone apps that are available in French. Slyvia reviewing apps and making suggestions for apps that students can use in French. Some of the apps are for learning French while others are for completing activities completely in French. You may notice that some of the apps you have used in English are also available in French. As a starting place take a look at this list of more than 70 apps Sylvia suggests. Tags: free apps, free ipad app, free ipad apps, French Apps, language arts, world languages
The research lab in your pocket: apps and the academy Apps created by and for the academy could turn smartphones into essential academic tools for everything from teaching and citations to social-science fieldwork. Sarah Cunnane reports Credit: Bruno Mallart/Getty The Special Needs iPad & App Series click on the image to view full graphic (source: Mashable.com) In only one year the Apple iPad has revolutionized the tech industry. 15 Million iPads have been sold and estimates are that within the next 3 years over 115 million tablets will be shipped. When the iPad was launched there was a lot of talk of what exactly it would be used for. Movies, games, school work and social networking where all mentioned as possibilities.