40 Simple Ways To Use A Smartphone In The Classroom So many ruminations on what smartphone technologies offer the wired classroom begin with some permutation of how, at first, smartphones are often the bane of teachers’ existence because they cause disruptions. This isn’t one of those ruminations. Let’s just go straight to the suggestions, shall we? Use educational apps:One of the simplest strategies for engaging students using smartphones involves taking advantage of the thousands of educational apps as supplements.Create educational apps:After familiarizing kiddos with properly navigating smartphone apps, challenge some of the more tech-oriented ones to design and develop their own; Stanford already offers an open-source class on the subject!Scavenger hunts:Smartphone scavenger hunts have proven a popular pastime for technophiles, and teachers have been known to use them to provide interactive lessons about everything from natural history to nature. It’s an easy concept to adapt!
25 Best Business Apps For The iPad Apple iPad is a favorite newbie in products made available by apple but that does not mean it has to struggle to make its way in the world of shiny gadgets available. If stats are to be believed,more than 25 Million iPads have been sold till September 2011. It clearly shows that iPads have made a market of its own while others are still juggling to make a product similar to it. The Student Guide to iPads and iOS 6 I have bookmarked over the last couple of months 5 great iPad eBooks that I will be sharing with you in a separate post probably next week, However the title I have included here today can not wait any longer.This is a practical guide to help both teachers and students learn more about iPad and iOS 6 from the basics to the more sophisticated features. This eBook is completely free so you can jump right in and start downloading it. This eBook is designed in such a way to make it easy for users to easily navigate its content . Both the font and interface are reader friendly and most important of all the tutorials and tips it contains are things every teacher and student need to know about particularly when using iPad for educational purposes. Click Here to access and download this free guide. Enjoy
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How to Pick iPad Apps for your Classroom You’ve heard the chatter. IPads have become the go-to literacy tool for authentic learning in the K-8 classroom, the one that says ‘Our program is cutting edge, up-to-date, inquiry-driven‘. Students want to use them, want to share and collaborate on them, and will follow almost any rules if it means they get that tablet in their hands. The problem with the iPad as with the internet is: TMI–too much information. There are tens of thousands of apps, each proclaiming itself to be the solution to all classroom problems, each promising to be the practical strategy for learning math or science or state capitals or whatever their buzz word happens to be. How do teachers sort truth from marketing?
Top 5 Apps for Goal Setting and Tracking Screenshot of Unstuck Yesterday, I provided a goal setting cheat sheet that can help even the busiest among us get prepared for 2012. One way to speed up your progress even more is by using a goal setting and tracking app. In this post, I focused on iPhone and iPad apps since they are available on the go and give us a chance to keep up with our goals, whenever and wherever we are hit by inspiration. Here are five of the best apps I’ve found for goal setting and tracking. 5 Tips For Better Managing iPad Memory As helpful as the iPad may be in the classroom, teachers and students are finding it has limitations. As teachers hand out digital lecture notes, assign electronic readings and set students collaborative tasks, their tablets are topping out. Multimedia projects in particular are pushing iPad memory to the breaking point. Though the “New iPad” comes in sizes up to 128 GB, the iPad 2 comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes (GB).
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17 Real-World Ways iPads Are Being Used In Schools Last year, iPads in education took the world by storm, finding their ways into initiatives at both the K-12 and university levels. Edudemic’s friends over at Education Dive have talked to some of the people responsible for those roll-outs and watched schools decided how to use tablets, whether they were Apple’s or not . In 2013, iPads are still going strong. New pilot programs are winning over former doubters—and in some cases existing programs are expanding. So how will iPads be used as their classroom roles evolve in 2013?
Top 18 Tips for Using an iPad in Small Business Back in 2011, I needed to replace one of my older laptops. Instead, I bought an Apple iPad, an iPad case and a Bluetooth Keyboard. So far, I do NOT miss the laptop…and at this time, do NOT plan on buying another one again!