How To Setup Parental Controls (Restrictions) on the iPad The iPad is a wonderfully easy and intuitive device to use. This is generally nothing but a major advantage – but at times it can cause issues if you have children who share your iPad or are allowed to use it from time to time. Problems you might encounter range from a child inadvertently deleting a frequently-used app to discovering that your child’s favorite new iPad game has allowed them to rack up hundreds of dollars worth of charges to your credit card via In-App purchases. Fortunately, the iPad (and iOS) comes with a strong set of parental controls that you can choose to apply to reduce the chances of seeing any problems when you allow your kids to use an iPad, it’s a shared one or one of their own. You’ll find these controls in the iPad’s Settings app – under Settings > General > Restrictions. To get started you tap the ‘Enable Restrictions’ button at the top of the page – when you do you’ll be asked to set a passcode and confirm it. Allow Allow Changes Allowed Content Game Center
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!
Crear una cuenta en Scratch + Instalar la aplicación Scratch 1.4 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. 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.
Scratch - 1.4 para descargar The previous version of Scratch, version 1.4, is still available for download. You can still share projects from 1.4 to the Scratch website. (However, projects created in Scratch 2.0 cannot be opened in 1.4.) Frequently Asked Questions about Scratch 1.4 What resources are available to help me learn how to use Scratch 1.4? For a step-by-step introduction, download the Scratch 1.4 Getting Started Guide. What are the system requirements for Scratch 1.4? Display: 800 x 480 or larger, thousands or millions of colors (16-bit color or greater) Operating System: Windows 2000 or later, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Ubuntu Linux 9.04 or later (For other versions of Linux, see the Linux Installer page) Disk: at least 120 megabytes of free space to install Scratch. What if I get an error when I try to upload or share my project to the Scratch website? 1.
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
Projecting Your iPad Wirelessly - Without an Apple TV Important update: May 6, 2012 - Mirror to your Windows PC as well Shortly after the release of Relection a second mirroring solution called AirPlay was released - available at Reflection and Airplay both allow mirroring of an iOS device to a Mac. When iOS 5 was released many of us were thrilled with its ability to allow projection (mirroring) of your iPad to a projector using Airplay and Apple TV. A wonderful new app called Reflection has just been released. Run the Reflection app on your MacBook and then switch to your iPad. Once you select your MacBook, you can now display your iPad on the laptop screen (as seen below ... and please don't remind me how many emails I still need to open...). Reflection is a wonderful solution for any situation where you need to project your iPad screen and don't have an Apple TV. When to use Reflection rather than an Apple TV: Can be used to project your iPad in any room. Sam Gliksman firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Apps for Student Blogging 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?
SAMR, modelo para integrar las TIC en procesos educativos Generar ambientes de aprendizaje enriquecidos con el uso intencionado, enfocado y efectivo de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC), requiere una intervención en las Instituciones Educativas a dos niveles. En el primero de estos se debe asegurar que se cumplen las condiciones planteadas en los cinco ejes fundamentales que, según la FGPU, deben atenderse para lograr transformaciones significativas tanto en la enseñanza de las TIC como en la integración de éstas en procesos educativos. Estos ejes son: 1) Dirección institucional; 2) Infraestructura TIC; 3) Coordinación y docencia TIC; 4) Docentes de otras áreas; y, 5) Recursos digitales. Estos cinco ejes, correspondientes a ese primer nivel institucional, ya han sido abordados en detalle por Eduteka con el Modelo MíTICa: Modelo MíTICa de Eduteka MíTICa es un Modelo que permite a una Institución Educativa poner en marcha procesos graduales en cada uno de sus cinco ejes: Traducción del modelo SAMR (Puentedura, 2006)
One iPad in the classroom? - Ideas for use One iPad in the classrooom You may be lucky enough to have one iPad in the classroom, but unlucky enough not to have access to a class set. Here are 10 free ideas to help you and your pupils get the very best out of the one iPad in the classroom. Control your classroom computer: There are many apps that will allow your iPad to become a wireless keyboard and mouse, allowing you to teach from anywhere in the classroom, or give your pupils control of the class computer from their desk. Note Taking Use smartNote to make classroom notes. You can also use the Notes app for notetaking. Get More Ideas Here Mobile or Static Visualiser If you have access to Apple TV, use your iPad as a mobile visualiser and share work on the board from anywhere in the classroom. Class Pets Rather than have a class pet, have a class Dinosaur Farm with Doodle Dino Farm. Share ideas If you don’t have Apple TV or a VGA connector, you may still be able to share your ideas to the whiteboard. Collaborate Story Making & Telling