ESL Techies Using Mobile Devices with Limited English Proficient/Special Education Students More and more school districts are investigating the use of mobile devices such as the iPad to facilitate learning and instruction for LEP/ELLs in Special Education settings. As K -12 teachers continue to adopt 21st century learning models, curiosity is growing over the integration of mobile devices into the classroom and the practical applications of these new tools. LEP/ELL students with special education needs present a distinct challenge: how are the language needs met while also addressing various required learning accommodations? 40 Wonderfully Creative iPad Apps We all have the capacity to be creative, it’s in our very nature. The iPad is a wonderful tool for creation is almost every sphere you can imagine, from expressing poetry to capturing artistic ideas, from exploring musical invention to manipulating captured light. Whether you consider yourself a creative professional, or are simply a person who loves to dream and imagine, there are hundreds of awesome iPad apps to help you do just that. Exercise your mind, make something new today!
8 Great Free Web Resources Focused on Using the iPad in Education The popularity of the iPad in our schools continues to grow, and with it, the proliferation of related web articles, tips, how-to's, and so on. This week we searched out some excellent free Internet based web sites and resources dedicated to the use of the iPad in the instructional setting. 1. Apple's Education Resources for the iPad It should come as no surprise that the iPad's maker has done a good job of putting together pages dedicated to education related applications and uses for it's popular tablet. Here Apple has put together links to apps grouped by Academic Subject.
The Very First App You Should Load on Your New iPad I am often asked by new iPad owners which apps they should install first. That’s a tough question as it all depends on each individual and how they want to use their new device. There are literally hundreds of lists out there about the best iPad apps — especially since a lot of those are year-end lists. But even if you send these lists to the new user they have to wade through these lists and make decisions based on limited information — after all, they just got the iPad and may not realize how much they can do with this great device. So, instead of sending all these lists — I’m not going to mention any of them here — simply because all you have to do is search for “Best iPad Apps” on your favorite search engine — try an app called AppStart! AppStart is a great app for finding the apps that fits your needs.
50 really useful iPad tips and tricks With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device. It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Here we present 50 really useful iPad tips. We cover everything from customising your Home screen through to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari. 10 best tablet PCs in the world today The vast majority of these tips will also work on the original iPad and iPad 2, so owners of any generation of iPad shouldn't feel neglected.
All About Apps for (Special) Education I keep finding more and more excellent resources around using iPads, iPods and Apps in (Special) education and wanted to share some of my favourite links with you. The first comes from the great Victorian Government site called Ipads for Education . There are a number of resources in the support section, including the handout ‘iPads in Special Education’ .
5 External Hard Drives For iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 Whether you own an iPad 1, 2, the new iPad 3 or 4th generation you’ll get maximum 64 GB of memory storage and right now not many external hard drives ( HDD ) support Apple tablet but still there are few very good products in the market which can help you increase the storage of your tablet at quite reasonable price. Unlike many other tablets in the market, you can’t use SD card to increase memory of your iDevice neither it supports USB 2.0 or 3.0 but you can use Wireless Network Interface for Wireless transfer of files and Apple Camera Connection Kit for USB interface. Here we’ve listed some external hard drives for iPad which use technologies mentioned earlier to store and transfer your important data among different mediums. Kingston Wi-Drive 32 GB USB 2.0 Portable Kingston Wi-Drive provides pocket-sized flash storage for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Kindle Fire. You can easily share content or stream media at the same time with two more supported devices.
Science Education on the Edge · Why I abandoned my AppleTV for Airserver In which an Apple fan chooses a cheaper alternative for sharing iPad screens. Simply put, there are times that I need to show content-related stuff to my class so we can engage material as a group. Call it lecture, call it discussion, call it whatever you like. The iPad 2 and Apple TV … Ed Tech Industry Killer? What would you rather get for your classroom, an iPad 2 and Apple TV or an Interactive Whiteboard? Are your teachers asking for Interactive Whiteboards? Hold on to that discussion and don’t answer until you know all of the possibilities! I think we now have the ability to put together a very highly effective digital classroom with the combination of iPad 2′s, a digital projector, and an Apple TV. All of this can be done at a fraction of the cost of most 21st century classrooms that have combined the use of Interactive Whiteboards.