10 Free E-Book Sites for iPad Want to get the most out of your iPad - Are you using it as an e-reader? There are multiple sites that offer free downloads of both classic and contemporary publications and the reading experience on the iPad is actually quite good. The font size, the instant access to chapters and pages and the .......all make for a positive reading experience. Exploring Non-Fiction Text Structures Using iPads Happy February! Hope everyone is having a great start to 2014! Since the holidays, my days have been filled with winter benchmark assessments, report cards, parent conferences, building data days, schedule changes, oh… and teaching!
iPad Apps for Education Add As the first real contender in the category of streamlined computing tablets, the iPad has captured its share of hype. The iPad’s potential remains undeniable, particularly in education. Education is discovery, education is interaction, and education is exploration. These are all activities facilitated by the iPad. And it is easy enough to use to be effective in early childhood education. 5 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Have Just to wrap up our week of apps for teachers here are some favourites that will make your iPad a little more productive in the classroom. Enjoy iWork Until Microsoft release office for the iPad iWork offers the MS Works equivalent of a productivity suite for the iPad. Pages, Numbers and Keynote make for a fairly impressive productivity suite for $30, or $10 each.
Why App Smash? Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash. What is an App Smash? Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Preferably the final product is then published to the web – remember, digital presence is the new résumé (CV).
Florida digital testing push: Florida schools seek more technology amid state push for digital texts and testing By Erica Rodriguez, Orlando Sentinel 10:25 p.m. EST, July 1, 2012 Students at Lake Minneola High School spent the year reading from shiny, new iPads instead of textbooks, something many say helped them stay engaged with schoolwork. At the first-year school in Lake County, almost 2,000 gadgets infiltrated the classrooms. Theater students rehearsed with iPads instead of paper scripts, and math students could watch their teacher via pre-recorded videos from home. Blooms and iPad Applications I just got tweeted a nice diagram showing iPad applications against different levels of Bloom’s revised taxonomy. Its a good and well considered diagram and I like it. Some applications there that I haven’t seen yet and I will have to look up.
How To Setup Wi-Fi Sync for the iPad in iOS 5 One of the very new ‘PC Free’ features of iOS 5 is Wi-Fi sync – wireless sync between your iPad or iPhone and your PC. This will allow you to keep photos and videos, music, and apps in sync without having to connect your iPad to your PC via the sync /charge cable. Once this feature is enabled, every time you connect your iPad to a power source it will automatically sync and and backup any new content purchased on the iPad to iTunes. You can also manually force a sync by going to Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync and tapping ‘Sync Now’. You do need to turn this on in iTunes in order for it to work.
6 Ready To Go iPad Centers A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, at the beginning of the year so you know they are here if you want to try something new during your literacy or math block. All of the centers can be done using one or two iPads at the center and are actual centers that my students used last year. I hope you find them useful or they spark new ideas to try with your students. Writing Center: App Needed - Write About This Mobile Education and the Wireless Industry At the recent CTIA WIRELESS show in New Orleans I was so astounded by how wireless has truly revolutionized the area of mobile education that I thought it would make sense to briefly investigate the intersection of mobile broadband and education. We visited a local public school in Arlington, Virginia to get a sense of how they are integrating this new tool into their lesson plans. We also just filed a paper with the FCC describing the benefits of mobile education and highlighting several of the advantages that arise out of employing mobile devices in a classroom setting. Gone are the days of blackboards and chalk and in are the days of iPads and smartphones. We visited a math class where everyone in the room had their iPad, Nintendo DS or iPod Touch out, ready to participate in the next interactive activity to facilitate the day’s lesson. You should check out the video .
The 10 Comandments of iPad Tablets We all have probably heard the story of Moses, bringing down the 10 commandments on two stone tablets from Mount Sinai, but there are also commandments that apply to our iPad tablets. Here are the top 10. 1. Top Apps & Tools Archives While students will often respond differently to study methods, flashcards are a classic option ... Math apps are in abundance! Math students of all ages can find a way to cement their classroom ... Physics is one of the most difficult subjects for students to learn and an incredibly difficult ...