Apptivities iPad Edu Tweeting Twitter is the simplest system available to interact with the web and share resources. Twitter is built into the iPad’s operating system and so an account allows you to share any photo, website or resource immediately without fuss. Its system is the opposite to Facebook and expects you to operate numerous accounts for different purposes. Once you have something to share, the iPad will allow you to pick which account to Tweet with and thus which group will receive it. Below are 3 account ideas for how iPad teachers can get the most from Twitter. @EDUCATOR – Tweet as an Educator The first account is your ‘Educator’s’ account (mine’s @iPadWells) with which you interact with other teachers and share resources. @TEACHER – Tweet as a classroom teacher Create an account for your classroom activities with your students. Take photos of good student work during any day. @Dept – Tweet as a Department or School This is something I’m just setting up now. Here’s the list of ideas so far: Conclusion
10 Simple Tips For Better Teaching With Tablets by Ravi Bhatt, iAnnotate Software Developer Teachers can’t escape the growing trend of technology in the classroom. It’s more than just hype. More schools are buying tablets for use in the classroom, with Apple’s tablet sales to the education sector doubling last year. As a mobile software company whose product is used extensively in education, we dream big about the future of technology in the classroom. Are you tempted to join the trend? 1. Ensure curriculum is tablet-friendly. 2. Practice before you deploy. 3. Nexus 7s and 10s are not iPads are not Windows Surface Tablets. Accordingly, you’ll need to test-drive the selection of the tablets students will use. 4. While you should take the lead on developing and driving the overall plan for tablets in your classroom, build in time for your students to demo new apps and mobile tech that they have discovered on their own. 5. Consider limiting access to the internet. Build in tech time-outs. Go to the full review at Teach Thought
iPad Apps that work with Smartboards | Apps in Education The iPad looks amazing when projected onto a large screen. The students in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom gets to see the apps at work. Have a look at the list below to see if any of these might be useful in your classroom. If you have others that should be added to this list please leave a comment with the name of the app and we will add it to the list. Doceri: FREETurn your iPad and classroom computer into an Interactive Whiteboard with Doceri. SplashTop: $5.49 AUThis is the ONLY remote desktop app that streams video and audio from your PC or Mac, allowing you to interact with your PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, IE, Firefox, Safari, World of Warcraft, and other PC / MAC applications. Edistorm: FREEEdistorm is an online brainstorming tool that uses the metaphor of sticky notes to allow you to brainstorm.
iPad Multimedia Tools Keynote can do much more than simple slides with text and images! In this hands on session, we’ll explore new tools that let you draw, annotate, animate, audio record, and make videos. We’ll look at how students are using these tools to create animations, digital storytelling, clipart, and more. Finally, you’ll create your own cartoon self portrait. (For this session, you’ll need an iPad running the latest version of the free Keynote app. Lafayette Regional eLearning Conference - Lafayette, Indiana, Thursday, June 7 12:15 and 3:15 - Show What You Know: Illustrate and Annotate It! In this hands-on session, we will explore iPad strategies that help learners of any age visualize their learning. Book Snaps - post and tutorials using Pic Collage Edu to annotate text 1:15 - The Shape of Things to Come: Learning in 3D Room 148 Curious about getting started with 3D printing? MACUL Conference 2018 - Grand Rapids, MI The Shape of Things to Come/No More Flat Stanley: Learning in 3D Atrium (Amway)
Using your iPad as a Digital Visualiser / Document Camera | ICT Across the Curriculum Stage: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera is a fantastic app from Belkin International Education with great potential for extending the way you present and prepare material in the classroom, enhancing teaching and learning. You can sketch over live videos, students work, photographs etc. in realtime and record or take snapshots. You can also wirelessly stream content (using Airplay / Airserver) to the whiteboard – so combines the benefits of a document camera with the flexibility and interactivity of an IWB. A more detailed summary is available here and the tutorial video below shows you the potential of the Belkin Stage app – it certainly gets you thinking of lots of different ways it could be put to use in the classroom. The interface is very simple to use with two menus – one either side (these are fully explained in the video above). The app is currently free with just a £1.40 in-app purchase if you want to activate the ‘record’ function (which is really useful) 2. Like this:
Using The iPad Photo Stream To Develop Collaborative Learning As part of an ongoing project at Bellfield Primary School in Hull, year 5 are studying the book Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. This week's lesson was based around issues related to animal rights and medical research. The children had access to iPad Minis which were connected to the school's wireless network. Sharing resourcesBy creating a photo stream, resources for the day could be shared with the pupils. These included photos, success criteria and examples of work. Pupils could then take copies of the content and annotate and present as they chose. Discussion and collaborationThe most powerful feature when sharing content via the photo stream in the classroom is the commenting facility. There are many applications for this such as:Collaborative projectsDebatesFeedback and formative assessmentShared and guide writing.Maths strategy sharing/discussionSharing vocabulary Modelling sentence structuresMini Plenaries
How To Connect An iPad To A Smartboard It’s really simple–so simple that you’re going to feel silly for not having already known this–and if you tweet this out to a colleague without checking out the stunning simplicity of it all, you’re going to feel crunchy (remember that term?) later when you realize it wasn’t quite the revelation you’d thought it might be. Context If you’ve only got one iPad, or are trying to guide the entire class through an activity, the classroom projector can act as a modeling tool for students to follow along. By displaying the iPad on the projector, you’ve got an easy way to broadcast your screen–or a student’s screen during a presentation–to the entire class. What You Need Process To use the Smartboard as a projection display, you only need an Apple VGA adapter, the same style you’d use for other gadgets including monitors. Sorry it wasn’t more intricate or secretive than that.
Bloom's Taxonomy for The iPad Langwitches has recently updated his phenomenal post on the The iPad Apps for Bloom Taxonomy. This post has an awesome aggregation of iPad apps organized according to Blooms HOTS ( Higher Order Thinking Skills). If you are a teacher or educator and have not yet read about Bloom's Taxonomy then let me tell you that you are missing out on a great resource of educational insight. One of the most popular posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is Bloom's Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version. I recommend that you read it to have an idea of the importance of this taxonomy in education. As for the the apps Langwitches has suggested for each skill, you will find almost half of them are not free but they are not expensive anyway.
50 really useful iPad tips and tricks With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device. It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Here we present 50 really useful iPad tips. We cover everything from customising your Home screen through to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari. 10 best tablet PCs in the world today The vast majority of these tips will also work on the original iPad and iPad 2, so owners of any generation of iPad shouldn't feel neglected. For 50 more iPad tips, check out a new iPad app called 100 Tricks & Tips for iPad 2, brought to you by our colleagues on MacFormat. 1. iOS now supports folders. Your iPad will create a folder with both the apps in. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The iPad supports a VPN connection.
The Teacher's Guide To The One iPad Classroom Today, I’m going to tell you a fairy tale: Once upon a time, my mother in law (a third grade teacher) was in her classroom at school when her principal walked in and gave her an iPad for her class to use. Well, technically it was supposed to be for the entire third grade to share, but that’s almost beside the point. After some initial excitement, she discussed how the entire third grade was supposed to share a single iPad with her fellow third grade teachers, and the iPad was promptly banished into a drawer, never to see the light of day again. The end. Wait, should I have warned you that the fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending? Unfortunately, it isn’t an isolated incident. Use apps for….. ….And more!
EdTech Workshop: 5 Ways I'm Using Apps in the Classroom As I'm wrapping up week #2 teaching language arts in a 4/5 1:1 iPad environment, I thought I would try a "5 ways..." type of post. One of my many goals this year is to be a better sharer, so I am pushing myself to blog each week and to try different styles of writing. Let me know what you think, please! 1. We have experimented, thus far, with three apps for student blogging: Wordpress, Chrome and Safari. I'm amazed at how quickly the students are beginning to fluently use multiple apps to achieve a task. Note: Our student bloggers would love to connect with other student bloggers, and we would welcome readers and comments. 2. After carefully reviewing the features of Class Dojo, I decided against using it for behavior management. 3. The camera is a no-brainer. 4. I put Words With Friends on our app list, thinking that we would use it as part of Daily 5 word work. 5. What are students actually learning?