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5 iPad Apps to Help Students and Teachers Collaborate

5 iPad Apps to Help Students and Teachers Collaborate
There are not an abundance of apps for the iPad that really encourage a worthwhile level of collaboration between students or between students and teachers. There are several that would allow students to share an iPad and work on something together on one iPad, but what if you want students to be working on their own iPads at school, at home, or at a time of their choosing? The following 5 apps are designed for just that, and help take advantage of the iPad as a collaborative tool. 1. Rabble Browser – Spend a lot of time online with your class? 2. iBrainstorm – In days gone by, sticky yellow notes would litter a desk or whiteboard to record a brainstorming session. 3. 4. 5. Do you have favorite apps for collaborating across iPads? Like this: Like Loading... Related 15 Engaging and Creative Ways to Use iPads in a K-12 Classroom If you are looking for unique and innovative ways to use the iPad in your classroom, then you have come to the right place. In "Apple" In "iPad"

Twelve-Year-Old Wins iPad, Gives It To Autistic Boy Instead By Lory | January 5, 2013 | 1 comment Stories like these warm my heart and give me hope for humanity. A 12-year-old girl won an iPad in a contest and, instead of keeping it for herself, she gave it to her foster sister’s autistic son. Similar to the story we told you about yesterday of the woman who bought a stranger a new iPad, this young girl’s empathy is a reminder of how important it is for us to think of others and help those who need it most. The 12-year-old, Alayna Stormer, entered a contest sponsered by her orthodontist’s office. After winning the iPad, she gave it to five-year-old Kyle, the autistic son of her foster sister. To make this story even better, Alayna’s orthodontist’s office, Klar Voorhees Orthodontics in Virginia Beach, was so impressed with her generosity that they gave her another one to keep for herself. Doesn’t this story make you think about ways that you can help someone else? [Via: The Autism News]

Plex, el compañero ideal para tu smartphone o tablet Por Pedro Santamaria, , 3 Comentarios Hoy en día es frecuente que en casa, además del ordenador portátil o de sobremesa contemos con algún smartphone o tablet. Con ellos incluso muchos usuarios los utilizan para ver alguna película o capítulo de su serie favorita tumbados en la cama o el sofá mientras otro miembro de nuestra familia ve la televisión o usar el ordenador. Pero claro, para ello tenemos que convertir el vídeo y pasarlo a la memoria de nuestro dispositivo. Algo no complejo pero sí muy tedioso. La aplicación Plex cuenta con dos partes por así decirlo. Una vez instalado Plex Media Server iremos a las opciones y en Media Manager le indicaremos a la aplicación qué tipo de contenido queremos añadir (vídeo, música, imágenes,…) y la ubicación de la carpeta donde buscará. Una vez instalado Plex Media Server, lo único que vamos a necesitar en un cliente con el cual poder acceder a todo este contenido. Pero a nosotros lo que nos interesa es nuestro smartphone o tablet.

5 iPads For Social And Emotional Learning We want so much more for our children than healthy bodies and academic brains. We want them to be happy, enjoy friendships, to love learning. We want them to be resilient and be able to jump over obstacles and challenge their fears and negative thoughts. We want them to follow their dreams and to create their future where they are grateful and surrounded by those they love and those who love them. Research tells us that the more emotionally and socially intelligent a child is, the more likely that they will be more academically successful and flourish into healthy happy successful adults. Since the iPad has been introduced into schools, we have seen many thousands of education apps appear. Even iTunes has 6 categories under education, but nothing for social and emotional learning. WritingReadingMath’sLife ScienceAstronomy and Earth ScienceChemistryGeography Until then, listed below are 5 top emotional learning apps for school-aged children. 5 iPads For Social And Emotional Learning 1. 3.

15 iPad Skills Students Must Have Check the learning goals below and share with us your feedback. Enjoy 1- My students should be able to create presentations . Here are the apps to help you achieve this goal : Sliderocket Idea Flight3- Slideshark5- SlideGrabber6- Prezi Viewer4- Xavier Presentation 2- My students should be able to create digital stories. 1-StoryKit2- Talking Tom & Ben News3- I Tell a Story4- Scholastic Storia5- Talking Tom Cat6- Toontastic7- Our Story8- Bunsella Bedtimes Story 3- My students should be able to create eBooks . 1- Book Creator for iPad2- eBook Magic3- Demibooks Composer4- Story Patch5- Creative Book Builder 4- My students should be able to print their docs right from their iPad. 1- Epson iPrint2- Print Magic3- ACT Printer4- Doc Printer5- Air Sharing 5- My students should be able to create videos . 1- Animoto Video2- Videolicious3- Vidify app4- ReelDirector5- Magisto6- Super 87- Vintagio8- iMovie 6- I want to Improve my students reading skills. 11- My students should be able to screen share .

Lo mejor de 2012 Esta vez sí, ha sido el año de tocar, descargar y llevárselo puesto. Sabíamos que la movilidad iba a triunfar, pero nos equivocamos: ha arrasado. En 2012 se van a vender 821 millones de smartphones y tabletas en el mundo, un 70% del total de equipos y, ojo, casi el doble que PCs, dice Gartner. Lo que no ha cambiado es quienes ganan: Apple, Samsung y Google se han merendado aún más el pastel mientras Nokia, RIM y HP pelean por salir del hoyo. El año empezó fuerte, con el cierre de Megaupload y la bancarrota de Kodak y siguió peor, con el pinchazo en Bolsa de Facebook y el fiasco de los mapas de Apple. Ha sido el año de los filtros y las fotos y del parto de Windows 8, un tiempo en el que ni la mismísima Marissa Mayer ha sabido (aún) despertar a Yahoo. Smartphones El 2012 ha sido el año de Samsung. Tabletas Mientras unos crecen (smartphones), otros encogen (tabletas). El nuevo PC ¿El mejor PC del 2012? Microsoft enseñó su PC del futuro, el Surface RT, con una versión “ligera” de Windows 8.

Cool Maths apps for kids Maths Apps are the ones most frequently searched for on this site. I sometimes think that if I had some of these apps I would have taken a greater interest in Maths as a kid. It was not that I was disinterested I just missed some of the basics. With some of these game based apps at least students can be engaged long enough to discovery some of the basic maths concepts. The first two were developed by an Australian App Company called GetShinyThings. Jungle Picnic: $2.99 AU Jungle Picnic is a funky learning app for preschool children with very cool graphics. Sakura Quick Maths: $1.99 AU I have spent some time on this app and enjoyed the self competition it fosters. Number Run: $1.99 AU Baron von Count has stolen the 4 Mathemagical crystals of the land.

Qld school iPad trial a strong success news Queensland’s education department has published several extensive reports detailing recent trials of iPads within the classroom, with the documents overwhelmingly classing the Apple tablets as a success, including in their ability to help students improve their academic performance. Shortly after the iPad was first released in Australia in mid-2010, schools and universities right around Australia jumped headfirst into trials of the hyped tablets as they rushed to discover exactly what their use would be in the educational field. Previously, many of the institutions had been focused on deploying netbooks to students, but the development of the iPad appeared to have re-focused many around the new tablet form factor. It’s not clear when the reports were published, but the state’s Department of Education, Training and Employment has published a page on its website with several publicly available documents detailing its findings from its own trials. It hasn’t been all Apple, however.

Riven, la secuela de Myst, llega al iPad Si tienes algo de tiempo este fin de semana (y los fines de semana del próximo año) quizás te interese echarle un vistazo a Riven, uno de los juegos más absorbentes que ha aterrizado en su versión para el iPad en la App Store. Riven es un juego de los puzzles más diabólicos jamás creados, forzando tu inteligencia y paciencia a límites que hasta ahora con considerabas imposibles. La historia de Riven comienza inmediatamente después de lo sucedido en Myst. Habiendo sido rescatado por sus hijos, el protagonista principal Atrus (no jugador), solicita ayuda al Stranger (tú) para liberar a su esposa de su poderoso padre Gehn que está deseoso de aumentar su poder. A diferencia de Myst, el cual tomaba lugar en distintas Eras enlazadas entre ellas por libros especiales, Riven se desarrolla casi completamente sobre la Tierra de Riven, un mundo que se cae a pedazos debido a las reglas destructivas de Gehn. El juego Riven fue el juego más vendido de 1997 con 1.5 millón de copias en un año.

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