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Six reasons iPad is an artist's productivity tool

Six reasons iPad is an artist's productivity tool
There's a lot of folks who say the iPad isn't proper competition for netbooks because it isn't a 'productivity tool'. They're all wrong. Take the visual arts, for example, and you'll find a growing army of examples of artists using the Apple device to create stunning pieces of art, here's six stories to illustrate this. [This story is from the new Apple Holic blog at Computerworld. David HockneyOne of the UK's leading artists, David Hockney is revered. "It can be anything you want it to be. Hockney last year made a splash when he revealed his work using the iPhone (and the Brushes app), as detailed in this video here. 'Magical' iPad's Manga magicManga artist Yoshitoshi ABe is enormpusly talented. Yoshitoshi ABe first gained fame in his work on the avant-garde anime Serial Experiments Lain. iPad portraits, the art of David KassanArtist David Kassan uses an iPad and the Brushes app to create incredibly realistic portraits of sitting subjects. He didn't stop there. Related:  cindygoins

iPads In Art Class For Kindergarteners PORTLAND, Maine -- Kindergarten classes are supplementing crayons, finger paints and flashcards with iPads, a development that excites supporters but that detractors worry is wasted on pupils too young to appreciate the expense. Next fall, nearly 300 kindergartners in the central Maine city of Auburn will become the latest batch of youngsters around the country to get iPad2 touchpad tablets to learn the basics about ABCs, 1-2-3s, drawing and even music. "It's definitely an adventure, and it'll be a journey of learning for teachers and students," said Auburn kindergarten teacher Amy Heimerl, who received an iPad on Tuesday ahead of the full deployment in the fall. "I'm looking forward to seeing where this can take us and our students." But the $200,000 that Superintendent Tom Morrill is proposing to spend on iPads – which retail for around $500 – might be better spent on some other school program, said Sue Millard of Auburn, who has children in the fourth grade and high school.

AppStart for iPad (2012 Edition) ArtTIP2.0 About this webmix : No description last updated at: Sep 12, 2014 3:00:38 PM Create - Picassohead Sumo Paint Paper Camera for iPhone 3GS,.. Escher 360 Tessellation Town -- tessell.. 10 best iPad art apps for pa.. Symbaloo-ers that viewed the webmix above, also viewed: Art and Artistry iPad Apps If you've always wanted to be an artist, you can find iPad apps that let you do just that. You can also use iPad apps simply to appreciate good works of art. Art Authority for iPad Having Art Authority is like having the history of Western art in pictures and words on your iPad. The app includes works by hundreds of artists, organized alphabetically by artist and also by art period (called Rooms within the app). Brushes Brushes is a drawing-and-painting app designed exclusively for the iPad. Color Splash for iPad Color Splash focuses on doing one thing well: converting a photo to black and white, and then enabling you to colorize specific parts of it. When you open a picture in Color Splash, it's converted to black and white automatically. This picture shows a finished Color Splash picture, in which the Color brush reveals the colors in the sky and sunset at the top of the image and the pool and chairs at the bottom. Photogene for iPad Strip Designer Adobe Photoshop Express Free ArtStudio

iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 1 Clearly there is a lot of buzz around iPads in schools at the moment. You can’t log on to the Web without reading about another school or entire district or department investing massive coin in a sparkling set of the Wonder Tablets, excited that they will cure all the ills of the current education systems around the world. From reading my blog, you would be no doubt convinced that I am very much in this Pro-iPad camp. Make no mistake I am. However, no matter how versatile and potentially powerful a product the iPad is, it is merely an extremely expensive placemat without creative, well planned teaching behind its use. Its about Teaching and Learning, not iPads The kind of shift in learning the iPad (and other tablets) can initiate is dependent on good teaching practice and preparation. So let’s look at how we have gone about teaching up until now and examine how the iPad can fit in to our current programs. NEXT POST – Writing

Best Kids Apps | iPhone, iPad, Android | Toddlers, Educational, Games How to Find iPad Apps - iPad Basics With over 300,000 apps designed for the iPad and many more compatible iPhone apps, you can imagine that finding a good app can sometimes be like finding a needle in a haystack. Luckily, there are several ways to help you find the best apps. One great way to find quality apps is to use Google rather than searching the App Store directly. For example,if you want to find the best puzzle games, doing a search on Google for "best ipad puzzle games" will yield better results than going through page after page of apps in the App Store. Simply go to Google and put "best ipad" followed by the type of app you are interested in finding. But Google won't always yield the best results, so here are a few other tips for finding great apps: Featured Apps. Next: Learn how to install iPad apps.

20th Century Art Lesson Plans written by: Lynn-nore Chittom • edited by: Wendy Finn • updated: 9/11/2012 Learning about 20th Century art can be a fun and expressive experience for your art students. This lesson plan teaches various 20th Century art movements through the use of representative artists as an inspiration for student creativity. 20th Century CreativityStudying 20th Century art should be a fun experience for the teacher and the students.

Creative ICT iPad Tutorial: How to quickly update multiple iPads to a new version of the iOS I’m indebted to my friend Fraser Speirs for this tip. You know how long it can take for the download and update of a single iPad or iPod touch. What if you have more than a few of these devices, perhaps dozens, that need updating to a new version of the iOS? “It turns out that actually updating the iPad (or iPod touch) doesn’t take very long at all. You can also keep a copy on the one computer you use for syncing all the devices, assuming you’re making sets with identical configurations. “iTunes saves the update image in ~/Library/iTunes/iPad Software Updates.” For the iPod touch, this folder is ~/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates 1. “The slowest part of the process is downloading the updates for the apps (and there will be many of these in the coming weeks). Even doing a few dozen devices with that same update downloading each time can slow your network considerably. You can find Fraser’s original post at:

Edmodo is THE iPad Workflow Solution The world of iPad workflow just got a whole lot easier. After months of ‘work arounds’ involving screenshots, Dropbox and pre-tablet technology, the latest Edmodo update has changed the game. Put simply, you can now use the iOS6 function ‘open in app’, to open a document in Edmodo. This allows you to upload a document to your Edmodo library on an iPad. You can then link the document to a direct post, note or assignment within the Edmodo app. Lets look at an example to illustrate how easy this has made the sharing of assignments for a student and an educator. Once the student has completed their document they should tap on the share and print option in Pages and then tap on ‘open in app’. They should then select open in Edmodo and choose a file type to share – I can recommend the ‘Word’ option as this works well with the Edmodo annotation tool. This will upload the document to the student’s library (Backpack). Like this: Like Loading...