Gadget Turns an iPad into a Document Camera AV & Presentation | News Gadget Turns an iPad into a Document Camera Belkin today unveiled a device, set to ship in March, that converts an iPad into a document camera for classroom presentations. A free companion iPad app, available now, provides whiteboard capabilities and wired and wireless video output for classroom presentations. Informational Research and Book Creator It’s always useful when teachers share their lesson plans and tips. Here’s another one from a newly-qualified Apple Distinguished Educator. Sara Malchow is a 2015 Apple Distinguished Educator who teaches 1st grade in Wisconsin, USA. She has a passion for helping students to become collaborative, global, digital citizens. Her class currently utilises iPads in a 1:1 environment. Sara Malchow recently became an Apple Distinguished Educator.
20 random iPad Maths Apps that help cover all areas of curriculum Around this time last year, I wrote a post about the lack of engaging Maths apps on the iPad that went beyond “skill and drill” number activities. Since then, developers have introduced a greater range of apps across all areas of the Maths curriculum that can be used to enhance the Maths teaching and learning in your classroom. Here’s a selection of 20 apps that cover Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability ( these are the Content strands (CS) Australia’s Mathematics curriculum has been categorized under ). They also cover the proficiency strands (PS) of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. I’m sure other countries’ curricula are similar in many regards and you will be able to make the connections.
iPad Tips: iOS 7 Gesture Guide Let’s be honest, sometimes it can look a bit weird to the uninitiated outsider when they see you magically waving your fingers in different ways all over your shiny iPad (things look even weirder if you start talking to it via Siri too). However, from a user’s point of view, gestures on the iPad can really speed things up on a productivity level. Here is a guide to all of the major gestures in iOS 7. How to Roll Out a 1:1 iPad Program When The Westside School decided to grow its established primary school into a leading middle school program, parents, teachers, students and administrators mapped out an integrated project-based learning environment designed to engage and challenge all participants. The planning team made a list of skills and tools that would support learning, and decided on a 1:1 iPad program to support their vision. I was brought on as technology coordinator to plan and support the curricular and technical deployment for the start of the 2011-12 school year.
15 Unique and Creative Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom – iPads in Education Here are some great new ideas to use your iPad in your classroom, K-12 and beyond! The iPad, as we all know, is a great tool for education. We are hoping that you can use at least a few of these new and creative ideas. This post is a collaborative piece that was created with the help of two respected educators: Jonathan Wylie, a Google Apps Certified Instructor and Instructional Technology Consultant from Iowa, USA. The Must-Have App Review Rubric Added by Jeff Dunn on 2011-11-22 So you just downloaded a few educational apps that you think might be useful in your classroom. How do you accurately compare and contrast them? Thanks to a new app review rubric from by eMobilize , it’s easier than ever to understand just how useful an app may be in the classroom.
Nice for Every Device: 15 Tech Agnostic Tools EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. While entrepreneurs were at the GSV-ASU conference, thousands of Catholic educators flocked to Orlando for the annual National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) conference--and they came with a variety of devices in hand, from Chromebooks to iPads to tablets. Such a device-rich sight is a common one for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schools, but the existence of multiple devices isn’t just limited to those BYOD campuses.