First Look at the iPad for eLearning. At Interactyx, we’re always looking to enhance eLearning software and mobile learning (mLearning). So, today I thought would be an appropriate time to review the newly announced iPad to see if we think it will become a significant tool in the corporate and academic eLearning world. The iPad upon first blush certainly appears to be a compelling device. Like a bright, shiny new toy, it looks like something you like to grab hold of and play with a while. I’m sure the lines on release day will be long and extensively covered in the press. Before I go over thoughts about applicability to the eLearning and mLearning world, let’s quickly review some facts from the iPad announcement. Its OS is based upon the iPhone OS, and naturally is using Safari as its browser. Material and apps built for iPhone will apparently function just fine on the iPad, however the IPad SDK will also take advantage of additional features, so there may be a reason to modify existing apps.
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Aviary. Global Virtual Classroom Cool Tools. InnovateMyClass supports educators trying to develop innovative classrooms. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom. Written By: Jillian Terry Skype is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom and their students to a world way beyond their campus.
With Skype, students can learn from other students, connect with other cultures, and expand their knowledge in amazing ways. Teachers and parents can also benefit from Skype in the classroom. Read below to learn how you can take advantage of the power of Skype in your classroom. Promoting Education These great ideas are all about teaching students in dynamic ways. See Me, Hear Me: Skype in the Classroom. Promoting Community Using Skype in the classroom can promote communities within a school or globally. Inclusion — helping a classmate join the classroom from home. Skype Ideas for Teachers and Parents Teachers and parents can benefit from Skype in the classroom, too.
Professional development. Resources for Getting Started and Using Skype Find out how you can take advantage of Skype with the advice below. Finding Others Using Skype ePALS.