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Nerdy Teacher - Use Ipad in Class I have had a full summer to think about all of the different things I plan to do with my iPad this year. I've surfed the 'net and have had some conversations with people and I have come up with a few ideas. I'm really excited to get started. I hope some of my ideas help fellow iPad educators use the iPad in their class. Safari (Free) No big surprise, but the web will be very important to my use of the iPad in the classroom. Another great thing about the web access is that I can email students any piece of content I have on the iPad. iBook (Free) I love reading books on my iPad. Many of the books I teach in class are free downloads. Here is a picture of the original cover of the book. Here is a shot of the note when selected by the user. Another cool thing I could do would be to take the highlighted portions and the notes and email them to others. Things for iPad ($19.99) I really like Notes for iPad. The quick email is also very nice. Dropbox (Free) Diigo (Free) (Free)

Ipad Screencasts This post is the continuation of My World of Reading… Part I. Two months have passed since this post, I am continuing to read more and more.. almost exclusively in digital form now… books… RSS reader… via apps… on Twitter… I want to tackle and document the following questions, originally from Ryan Bretag in his post Reading Digitally: Exploring the World of eBooks. He is continuing to explore the questions he poses on his own- Evaluating eBooks, ePubs and book apps Are the habits of reading evolving with the web and digital content? Reading has taken on the form of a continuum. I heard a quote, unfortunately I don’t know the original author (if someone knows the name, please let me know) , that states something to the effect of A period used to tell us when to stop reading, but hyper-linked writing shows us how to continue… I no longer run of reading material, in any of my languages, any more. What happens to reading when readers have access to their own personalized device? How about you?

1st Graders Use IPads The iPads are finally set up and ready to go into the classrooms! It happened to be our first graders who were the first ones to get their hands on them! A few days ago, I tested and reviewed a great new app: Book Creator. Students wrote a story, as a class, about the different stages of the butterfly. The first time, I brought the iPads into the class, we spent time talking about the care and handle of the devices. When picking the iPad up from the teacher we reminding them to carry the iPad with two hands to their deskset them down as quietly as possibledon’t hold the iPad from the SmartCoverdon’t walk around the classroom with an iPad in your handno pulling, showing or tugging on someone else’s iPad It was important to also introduce “iPad” vocabulary to our first graders, so we would all be able to use a common language when instructing or asking questions. Home buttonscreenswipingslidingtapappsiconspinch in/ pinch outfront cameraback camera Since this encounter involved: Like this:

Ipad Ed Apps Rev Teaching Tools - Fred Jones Teacher Training iPad Curriculum 5 Innovative iPad Apps That Will Evolve Your Classroom As a teacher, I enjoy looking for new ways to engage students. Some methods employed may be novel; I know their effectiveness will wear off over time. Other methods are structured around solid principles of learning and have lasting value. Striking a balance amongst both novel and lasting methods helps establish an evolving, engaging and enriched classroom experience. Below are 5 iPad apps that capture this experience and enhance the teaching and learning experience across all content areas. 1. {*style:<b>iTunes Description: </b>*} With the use of Garage Band, mundane topics instantly become much more engaging. 2. In our classroom, we use the eInstruction clickers to capture student data on assessments and quizzes. Air Display is another app that also extends your PC/ Mac screen to your mobile device. 3. If you have any students struggling to learn the English or Spanish language, this app is a must-have. 4. ● Log individual student results to any assessment type

12 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom Storytelling continues to gain popularity as an educational activity as it stimulates a deep thinking process, it provides opportunities for reflection and it enhances and enriches the learning experience for our students. Storytelling is a very powerful way of communicating with our peers and portrays to others who we are and what our own stories are. It also provides an opportunity to connect with a group by creating a shared experience. This is vital in any community but more so in an educational setting where we are nurturing and fostering creativity. So here are a number of apps that provide the tools for students to participate in the long and rich history of storytelling. Just because it is in a digital format does not make it any less rich to either the audience or within the medium. Sock Puppets:Sock Puppets lets you add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Doodlecast: Storyrobe: StoryPatch: ComicStrip:

Audio and Video: How to podcast from your iPad and publish on Wordpress with AudioBoo App | Steinar Knutsen It’s finally here … Mobile Podcaster. Since January 2011 I’ve been podcasting on from my iPad and publishing to WordPress and iTunes without ever touching my blog or a computer. It’s a really awesome system. I’m really proud of it and it’s now available for you too, so if you’re interested check out Mobile Podcaster. Here’s an EXAMPLE of a recent podcast episode recorded and published from my iPad without ever touching my computer. Mobile Podcaster is an iPhone app that allows you to podcast from your iPad or iPhone and publish to your WordPress website and iTunes. Recording and Creating a Podcast on my iPad with Mobile Podcaster The iPad serves many purposes, but for me it’s about marketing and finding new and different ways to leverage mobile technology to grow my business and engage my market online. Audio is a great format to communicate with your readers for several reasons: My solution using Mobile Podcaster satisfies the following criteria:

Beginner’s Guide to Podcast Creation Ever since Apple’s release of iTunes 4.9 with built-in support for podcasting, hundreds of thousands of people have discovered the wide range of free audio programs now available as podcasts. While most will be content only to listen to podcasts, some - perhaps including you - may be ready to create their own radio-style programs. After all, distribution through iTunes is now easy, and subscriptions are the only thing separating listeners from your thoughts and ideas. Creating podcasts isn’t simple, but it’s not too hard, either. First Things First: The Plan Amazingly enough, this first step is the one many podcasters skip: develop a plan. Next Up: The Gear You won’t need much hardware to record a podcast: typically, you’ll start with a Mac or PC computer with a recent version of either Windows or Mac OS X; Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.3 or later are recommended. If you prefer not to use a USB headset, you’ll just need a microphone and a way to make sure your PC or Mac can record from it.

Need an IPad Case? Take Your Pick So you've pre-ordered your iPad, or there'll be one with your name on it at the local Apple Store. You've combed more times than you can count, trying to hunt down more hidden details that Steve Jobs neglected to show off during his January keynote. But have you bought a case? You know, a bag, sleeve, or compartment, preferably with some kind of padding and soft lining, for protecting your iPad while in transit. You probably have one for your MacBook, and if you intend to venture beyond your living room with your iPad, you'll want to take the same care with your newest investment. Even though the iPad doesn't ship for a couple weeks, vendors have wasted no time in preparing all manner of cases: sleeves, backpacks, messenger bags--there's even one designed to carry a DSLR and an iPad together. (And don't miss our slideshow of iPad bags and cases, which includes photos of many of these products.)

Book Creator Brings Bookmaking to the iPad - eBookNewser An iPad is just for reading eBooks, right? Not anymore. Red Jumper Studio has released a new iPad app this week and it looks like my long running quest to make an eBook for the iPad from an iPad is about to come to an end. Book Creator looks to be a promising compromise between the utility and convenience of making an eBook without setting aside the iPad. Now it doesn’t seem to be capable of making the cover itself, so you might want to combine Book Creator with Phoster, another iPad app. between the 2 apps you should have most of the basic needs covered. I’ve looked over the options, and this app is rather basic. On the plus side, Book Creator will make standards compliant Epub. This app also comes highly recommended, including a positive recommendation from Liz Castro, someone that I would consider to be an Epub expert.