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10 Great iPad Apps I use As A PhD Student

10 Great iPad Apps I use As A PhD Student
July 27, 2014 When I first bought my iPad a couple of years ago, I never surmised that I would be using it for anything else other than reading PDFs and eBooks my Kindle App. Now that I am doing my PhD studies I can not conceive of my life without it. Besides doing most of my readings on it, I also use it for a wide variety of scholarly purposes from taking notes, creating mind maps, storing and sharing files on the cloud, to scanning and turning images into PDFs. Here are 10 of the apps I use almost on a daily basis and that help me with my PhD studies : 1- Evernote Evernote is a powerful note taking web tool and mobile app. These my favourite cloud storage apps I use to store, save and share my files and documents. 3- BlueFire This is my favourite app for reading, highlighting and annotating PDFs. 4- Notability This is another of my favourite apps I use almost daily.Write, illustrate and annotate using gorgeous ink. 5- Mendely Mendeley is your personal research library. 7- Wunderlist Related:  app iOSטאבלטים ועודonline tools

11 Great Apps to Enhance Your Evernote July 25, 2014 Evernote is a powerful note taking web tool and mobile app. It is definitely an elemental component of teachers workflow. I have been using it for a few years now and I just can't live without it now.Evernote enables you to take notes in both text and audio format. Your notes can also include images,videos and even files. Evernote is available across different devices so that everything you do with Evernote on your computer can be automatically synced to your Evernote account on your phone or tablet. With the growing popularity and widespread of Evernote, there appeared a wide variety of applications that can enhance your productivity and expand your Evernote experience. 1- EverClip2 EverClip 2 is the easiest way to clip things on mobile to Evernote Open EverClip in the background, switch to any app, copy something you like, and it will automatically be imported to EverClip. is the easiest way to publish the thoughts you're already capturing in your Evernote.

3 iPad Apps You May Not Know About for Demonstrating Learning Students turn what they know into a puzzle game with the Stick Around app. Puzzles are made in three steps: Use drawing tools and/or import photos to make a background.Add stickers with text, images, and or drawings.Indicate where stickers belong by making an answer key. Puzzles are played by dragging the stickers from the tray on the right side of the screen onto the correct spot on the background. Students can use Stick Around to make puzzles where players tag parts of the body, place items where they belong on a chart, label items in a photo, associate words and definitions, complete a graphic organizer, put words in alphabetical order, and so much more. This app is a special one to me because I co-created it. Yes, teachers can make Stick Around puzzles. Example Stick Around Puzzles:

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20 Must-have iPad Apps for Student Researchers and Academics March 25, 2014 As a post-graduate student researcher I find myself spending more time using iPad for doing many of my academic related work.When I first bought iPad my goal was just have a mobile reader for my PDFs and never thought that this little machine would be of so much help to me in my studies.That being said, I want to share with you some of the important apps that every student researcher should be able to use. I featured under each category a few options for your to choose from. Productivity apps 1- Google Drive Google Drive is one safe place for all your stuff. Upload photos, videos, documents, and other files that are important to you, then access what you need wherever you go, on any device. ToDo for iPhone and ToDo for iPad has a beautiful, simple interface and is full of features (projects, sub-tasks, due-dates, categories, etc), while remaining simple to use. 3- Evernote Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. 1- Kindle

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students. As a teacher you can create an Educlipper board for your class and share the link with them. Pixiclip is another wonderful tool to create step by step instructional videos to use in your flipped classroom. 3- Explain Everything Explain Everything is a great interactive whiteboard that allows you to create screencasts and video tutorials using annotation, animation, narration, importing, and exporting almost anything to and from almost anywhere. 4- Knowmia 6- Educreations

Easily Create Classroom Posters and Flyers Using Canva for iPad October 17, 2014 The popular web platform Canva has recently released a great free app for iPad users. For those of you who are not yet familiar with Canva, this is a web tool that allows you to create beautiful visuals, posters, and flyers. The simplicity of Canva is what makes it a viable tool for using in class with students. You do not need to be a graphic designer to use Canva. All you need is a computer or iPad and internet connection. The process to use Canva is pretty simple. Watch this video to see Canva in action. Impress.js: Open Source Alternative To Prezi For Creating Presentations Prezi is a famous presentation platform that is based on Saas (Software as a service) and known for its Zooming UI. What distinguishes Prezi from other web application is its ability to allow users to seamlessly zoom into certain parts of the presentation in a convenient manner. While Prezi is an excellent web app, it can cost users as much as $159 (a year) to use it. If you are looking for a free alternative to Prezi, then try Impress.js and Impressionist Editor. As Impress.js is a JavaScript library for creating presentations and comes with powerful CSS3 support, you can use it to create more customized presentations than MS PowerPoint or Prezi. Impressionist – A free editor for Impress.js presentations With the help of the Impressionist editor you can create impress.js presentations by defining slide transitions via the drag and drop orchestrator. Impressionism is in Alpha version but you can start editing your Impress.js presentation and download or run online. Download Impress.js

The Best Educational Websites for Teaching and Learning in 2014 July 3, 2014 The American Association of School Librarian (AASL) has recently published its 2014 report of the best websites for teaching and learning. As you probably know, every year AASL releases a list of the best educational websites and applications that foster teaching and learning. The criteria AASL uses to select these websites include a set of qualities these websites should enhance. Here is a round-up of the best websites for learning and teaching of 2014. Digital Storytelling Manage and organizeSocial Networking and CommunicationContent Resources Curriculum Collaboration 9 Powerful (And FREE) Tools To Boost Summer Learning Rapidly approaching the dog days of summer (give or take a few days or weeks), I felt a need to share a power packed suitcase of tools that could be used to archive your summer highlights and memories. Many educators never really go on vacation. While they may appear to be leisurely sipping daiquiris on the beach, let’s be realistic… their brains are constantly running, reflecting, and mentally archiving away ideas for the next school year. To meet both the recreational and curricular needs of educators, I have concocted a special blend of FREE web tools and apps, highlighting both extracurricular as well as instructional integrations for each. Hopefully, these tools will exceed your souvenir quota and prove to be true digital treasures for the 2014-2015 school year as well. Bubbli Create 360 panoramic bubbles of the sights and sounds of places you visit that others can explore by clicking on a shared link. Photo Mapo Transform photos into mapped masterpieces. Flowboard Strip Designer Tackk

48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow 48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow by TeachThought Staff If you use iPads in your classroom, you’ve likely been faced with the challenge of workflow–how work, data, and thinking are distributed, collected, and aggregated. We’ve talked before about an iPad workflow in the classroom, and there are no easy solutions, if for no other reason than every classroom is different. If you know any not on the list, let us know in the comments, with a brief rationale why it should be included. 48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles A great How-to Tutorial on Creating Student Portfolios on iPad Using Google Drive App This is a post several of you have been looking for, I know this from the emails I have been receiving from you. Now you have a great video tutorial on how to use Google Drive app to create documentation, spreadsheets, tutorials, and PDF annotation all from the palm of your hand using your own iPad. Yes Google Drive app for iPad was not performing quite good when it was first introduced but since then several updates have been added to it that tremendously enhanced its overall functionality. Related Google Drive app per se can only do so much but when you tie it in to other apps such as iMovie, Explain Everything, Notability and Book Creator, you will have a strong armed battalion of productivity suite to fire up any multimedia project you want to use with your students. Watching the video tutorial below you will get to learn how students can easily create a complete portfolio using Google Drive app for iPad. This video tutorial is created by Edtech Teacher

Pdf2ePub per iPad, l’app per trasformare in ePub qualsiasi file PDF Uno dei formati di testo più indicati per leggere su iPad è sicuramente l'ePub, il formato scelto da Apple per l'utilizzo nella sua applicazione di lettura iBooks. Effettivamente, al di là dei libri che possiamo acquistare tramite lo store ufficiale, se riusciamo a procurarci un file ePub di qualsiasi tipo, anche reperibile gratuitamente anche in internet, importarlo in iBooks ci restituisce una delle migliori esperienze di lettura possibili. Il problema principale è che i file ePub reperibili su internet sono veramente pochi al confronto con altri formati ben più diffusi come i PDF. Per questo sarebbe molto utile un'applicazione che permetta di trasformare i file da un formato all'altro in modo da poterli utilizzare nel modo migliore possibile. Il funzionamento di Pdf2ePub è molto semplice: tutto quello che dobbiamo fare è reperire il PDF che ci interessa, importandolo tramite iTunes, auto-inviandocelo tramite il messaggio mail oppure scaricandolo direttamente da Safari.