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iPurpose before iPad

iPurpose before iPad
The two above images are good examples of purposeful thinking about iPad usage in schools. One, a screenshot of an oft-used tool known as iPad As.. by, focuses on what the iPad can be used for and provides links to various apps that can be utilised for those functions. It goes without saying that it is a very useful website for schools thinking about iPads. The other, The Padagogy Wheel, is one of many variations on applying Bloom’s Taxonomy of skills to iPad apps. Both tools have supported my reflection on iPad use in school and are worth checking out in detail. The Padagogy Wheel provides many links between skills and tech activities but doesn’t really address what iPad apps address which skills and activities specifically other than lumping them into a particular category. Which leads me to attempt a herculean task… I’m going to try to blend the best of both of these resources and address the short falls I have mentioned by creating my own resource.

Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom While for some teachers, iPads in the classroom are already a familiar part of everyday life, as of Pearson’s 2014 Student Mobile Device Survey, only 16% of students attended schools that provide tablets 1:1. For all the news stories and chatter in the educational industry about using iPads in education, many teachers haven’t gotten a good look at just what the technology can do for their students. But there’s reason to believe that could well change in coming years. The same Pearson report found that: 51% of students think their school should be providing them with tablets.89% say tablets make learning more fun.81% say using a tablet in the classroom allows them to learn in the way that’s best for them.71% believe tablets help students perform better in class. Image via flickr and Sean MacEntee As much as the opinions of students should be given heavy weight in these conversations, many of you will reasonably also want to see evidence of results. From Apple: 1. What You Can Do About It: 2.

Lock iPAD screen & iPhone screen so kids stay within the app Since I posted How to Child-proof iPAD, I received so many questions asking how to lock iPAD screen or iPhone screen, so kids stay within the app you want them to play. Now we found the solution – Daisy Simpson, our new reviewer at iGameMom is going to share the trick with you. If you want to stay updated with iGameMom app recommendations and tech tips, please sign up for the free email updates . I am so happy to have discovered the new Guided Access feature on my iPhone/iPad. 1. 2. 3. 4. Now if you have older kids this might not be the solution you are looking for, but also with older kids they are probably not constantly clicking the home button. 5. Tapping Accessibility at the top-left corner of the screen. 6. Open up any app you want your child to play with. At the bottom of the screen, you have the option to turn hardware buttons off, turn touch on or off (I leave this on as the game needs to be able to touch around within the app) and motion on or off (I also leave this on). 7.

5 Ways to View PowerPoint Presentation on iPad Have a pile of PowerPoint presentation files and wanna view them on your new iPad? Though playing PowerPoint presentation on iPad is wanted for most iPad users, Apple doesn't have a plan to develop any tool for it. The good news is that with some wordarounds, you can view PowerPoint on iPad freely. Below 5 ways are introduced for you to play PPT on iPad. Read on to learn the details. 1. iPad is a superior platform for reading PDF files. 1. 2. 3. After you successfully convert PPT to PDF, transfer the newly PDF to iPad for reading on the go. 2. Since iPad is equipped with a photo viewer, then converting your PowerPoint slideshow to pictures is a good way to view it on iPad. iPad supported image formats are .jpg, .bmp, .gif, and .png. 2. 3. 4. And then the PowerPoint should be exported as images. 3. Nothing is more pleasant than watching videos on iPad. I like this “loseless” way that help me view the video presentation on my iPad. 4. 5.

How to Use Green Screen Effects on iPads Making Movies Magical These days, very little comes out of Hollywood without special effects added in post-production. Our favorite superhero movies, science fiction thrillers and fast-paced action movies just wouldn't be the same without them. What You Need to Get Started There are a number of things you need in order to use green screen effects on iPads. An iPadA green screen cloth or roll of paper to use as your backgroundA green screen app like Green Screen by Do Ink. Additional items you might want to consider could include a sturdy tripod and an iPad frame like the Padcaster or Makayama Movie Mount to secure the iPad while shooting your video. Green Screen Shooting Tips In order for your green screen movie to look as good as it should, there are a few things you should endeavor to do when filming your footage. Use a good quality green screen that has a consistent color. An Introduction to Green Screen by Do Ink The app's interface, as you can see below, is very straightforward.

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Coding on iPads – Beginner to Pro Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations. There’s an app for that (and a generation) Fortunately, the world of code education is getting easier and more self-sufficient every month. When I say self-sufficient, I mean such that having an expert in the room is not longer a requirement. Initially, many code teachers in the world were skeptical about whether the iPad had any role to play in code learning and thought of it as just a consumption device. Here’s a summary of some of the apps on offer and the level they cater for: Where do I start and end this journey? Here I will attempt to summarise the various levels of learning and the apps that sit at each stage. Stage one – Single procedure Journey as a team

IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD - Apple (AU) The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom Congratulations! Your school district or principal has just decided to use iPads in your school. But how do you make sure this new technological tool enhances learning, while tying in with your lesson plan—and doesn’t just provide another way for students to spend too much time playing Candy Crush or connecting with friends on Snapchat? Image from Flickr via Sean MacEntee Why Use iPads in the Classroom? Before we explore the many different ways educators can use iPads with their students, let’s first talk about the benefits of giving students hands on access to this technology. Since iPads were released in 2010, numerous studies have examined the impact of their usage in schools. Although many teachers appreciate the advantages their students gain from using iPads, they are also very conscious of remembering that the devices are simply tools—the cart, if you would, and not the horse. Becoming Familiar with the iPad Integrating iPads in the Lesson—The Pedagogy Wheel Customize and Use Your iPad

Home Simple Transfer - Wireless Photo & Video Backup, Sync & Share How to Use Miracast Screen Mirroring from Windows or Android Miracast is a wireless display standard included in Windows 8.1, Android 4.2, and newer versions of these operating systems. With a Miracast receiver plugged into a TV or another display nearby, casting your screen should be easy. This feature is also available on devices running Amazon’s Fire OS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 and newer. Bear in mind that Miracast is notoriously finicky and problematic. Windows 8.1+ If your computer came with Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, it should support Miracast. The below option also refused to show up until we uninstalled VirtualBox on our Surface Pro 2. To access the Miracast options, swipe in from the right or press Windows Key + C and select the Devices charm. If you see an “Add a wireless display” option, your computer supports Miracast. These options are also available in PC Setting. Android 4.2+ Miracast is available on Android devices with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and newer versions of Android.

iPads in sport – four of my favourite apps! | Dan Oakes They seem polar opposites don’t they? Technology and sport. If you draw your conclusions based upon stereotypes – people that enjoy technology don’t do much sport, and people that are incredibly sporty shy away from sitting in front of a computer. Furthermore, those of us from the 80s vividly remember Ivan Drago – who had all the technology money could buy, and he got soundly beaten by Rocky, who had nothing but his drive, passion and ambition – and a sledge full of stones, to help him train. However technology for years now has played a massive role in maximising the performance and potential of athletes and sports people, and now, thanks to the iPad the very same is happening in schools. For the first time – with minimal fuss, cables and camera crews – we have a device that enables us to record what children do in PE and Games and then play it back, slow it down, annotate it and ultimately allow the children to see themselves and the ways in which they need to improve. Like this:

Some Very Good iPad Apps for Music Teachers September 19, 2015 Today we revisited the iPad list of music apps we shared last year and wanted to add some interesting new apps to it. While some of these apps are totally free others like NotateMe is really pricy. Browse through the titles listed below and see which ones you want to use in your music class. Enjoy 1- Symphonizer ‘You no longer need a special person to help you turn to the next page, nor spend on expensive hardware. 2- MockingBird Lessons ‘No prior musical theory knowledge is required. 3- YouCompose ‘YouCompose is a compositional tool that all iPad and iPhone musicians should have. 4- NotateMe ‘Ground-breaking music composition and notation software from Neuratron, featuring handwritten music recognition…Write music for solo instruments (including voice and piano), drums or ensembles from string quartets and choirs to full orchestral scores. 5- Composer of the Day ‘Read concise, one-sentence biographies of classical composers, one per day, on the composer’s birthday.