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iPad - Why? How?

iPad - Why? How?
Functions eBook Reader Could be amazing if publishing houses get their acts together. The iPad could be perfect for educational text books. Web Research Apart from no Flash video, browsing should be as good as a laptop yet more personal and flexible. Presenting Great for handheld presenting to a small group of peers. Blogging Great for learners to add to a group or class blog using apps like Wordpress. Publishing The iBook store could be awesome if schools can contribute their own work. Art Work Already many great apps for drawing & painting for all ages, some of which are quite sophisticated. Note-taking Easy portable method for learners to make notes and mind-maps of class and lecture information. Comic-making Free apps already out there for simple story creation and visual literacy. Digital Storytelling With built-in still and video cameras plus a decent microphone, the iPad is ideal for simple digital storytelling. Creativity Music Video Editing Podcasting

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Google Apps for iPad Productivity Tips To increase efficiency, it helps to add any commonly-accessed websites, such as the Google eBookstore or Google Docs, to the home screen as a bookmark. This allows the shortcut to show up as an app icon, taking users directly where they need to go. To do this, tap the share button at the top of the screen and choose Add to Home Screen. In addition, many third-party apps and software are available to maximize productivity and make tasks simpler for you and your students. Some include:

55 Beautiful Apple iPad Wallpapers - Noupe Design Blog May 31 2010 This is the age of iPhones, iPods and iPads, people simply love to have these amazing inventions of information technology. Apple iPhones have created a state of euphoria among its users with its amazing features and iPad is another product from Apple team that will let you browse internet, watch video, listen music, read books with just a finger touch. The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials The Apple iPad is an amazing tablet, and to help you get the most out of it, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of every tip, trick, and tutorial for you. Read on for more. Note: This article was originally published earlier this year, but we’ve updated it with a real lot more content since then, so we’re republishing it for you. We’ll be keeping this page updated as we find more great articles, so you should bookmark this page for future reference. How to Maximize Your iPad’s Battery Life So you got yourself a shiny new Apple device, but you’re so addicted that the battery is running out way too soon—what you need is a couple of tips to keep your battery running for as long as possible, and we’ve got them here.

Five Fun Free iPad Apps for Elementary School Teachers And Students These free applications provide a wide variety of engaging learning opportunities for young students (and you can’t beat the price). The Apple iPad is becoming more popular in our schools every day (just check out this EmergingEdTech video to appreciate how quickly the iPad is gaining hold in our schools). It’s really a great tool for the younger student, with its ease of use and touch screen functionality. In addition to the thousands of education related apps out there for a price, there are a lot of applications available for free. I spent a few hours this weekend downloading and trying out apps and ultimately selected these five to share here. iPad classroom examples BrainPop UK Bring learning to your fingertips with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free!

Top 200 best iPad apps 2012 If you've got yourself an iPad Air or new iPad mini, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away. And if you already have an iPad 4 or older iPad, you might want to update it with some new apps. It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are far more apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet.

Transferring your iTunes Library For most users, iTunes does a great job of handling all of the details of managing your media library for you, allowing you to manage your content through iTunes itself and not having to worry too much about the underlying files and folders that make up your iTunes library. Unfortunately, this user-friendly approach has one serious limitation: When it comes time to move your iTunes library, it can often be a bit of a challenge to figure out exactly what pieces you need to move and how to go about doing this. Many iTunes users start out with a basic iTunes library and use the default settings to store all of their media content on their primary internal hard drive. However, as you add new content over time, particularly with the additional video content now supported by iTunes, you may soon find that your library threatens to take over your computer. Another common scenario many users find themselves in is what to do when they upgrade to a new computer.

Classroom iPod touches & iPads: Dos and Don'ts Even more relevant with the announcement of the iPad 2. The camera alone allows schools to use this more like a laptop. It is now a viable alternative to a 13inch Macbook. Anyway Tony has some really interesting and insightful tips learnt through experience. Enjoy "Bringing iPods and iPads into the classroom is a great way to give students access to learning tools.

Rover Flash Browser for iPad Mobile Apps | News iSwiFTER Releases Rover Flash Browser for iPad In an effort to enable Flash-based content for iPads, iSWiFTER Learn has developed a new browser app, called Rover, specifically designed for educators and students that offers both pre-selected learning content and filtered web browsing. Flash content is typically not compatible with standard iPad browsers. The Kindle Fire 6.3 update may help light up the classroom I really enjoyed using the Amazon Kindle Fire and if I didn't have so many other tablets I would definitely have kept it in hand. I spent the day with a high school classmate last weekend and he was telling me all about the Kindle Fires he bought for his kids and how great it was to get powerful tablets for just $200. Some good news came from Amazon yesterday as they rolled out a significant software update that takes the Kindle Fire to version 6.3. This latest update provides the following: Sharing: Customers will be able to easily share favorite passages and notes from their books directly from Kindle Fire, without even leaving the book. Customers simply highlight a passage and select "Share" or choose the "Share" option from the toolbar within a book, write a note if they choose, and select which social network to share with.

Turn the iPad® into a Knowledge Creation resource Buy Now Free Trials Products & Services Inspiration (Mac/Windows) Inspiration Maps (iPad/iPhone) 100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better If you don’t have an iPad or an iPhone, no sweat! You can use your iPod for more than just listening to music. Educational apps available in the iTunes store can help you study and take notes like a pro! Students of all ages are taking advantage of the educational benefits of the iPod. These apps are especially helpful for working professionals who are attending top online colleges. Whether you’re juggling a full-time job or a demanding internship, easy access to study tools can help you reach your goals faster.

Top 13 web 2.0 tools for teachers Every day in my K-8 tech classes, I use a variety of cloud-based tools to enhance the learning experience for my students. There are more of these 'Web 2.0' tools than I can keep up with, but when you teach tech or coordinate technology for your school, 'keeping up' is part of your job. Here's how I determine which of these hundreds (thousands?) 10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update These Technologies Are Changing Education. Are You Familiar With Them? It’s been nearly two and half years since the publication of the first “10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about” article on this site and given the fast paced evolution of technology it’s time for an update.

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