Innovating education with technology.
You’ve heard “collaboration” repeatedly referenced as an important 21st century skill. With built-in interfaces for connectivity, mobile devices such as iPads offer a wide variety of alternatives for people wanting to connect and work together. Collaboration can take many forms in an educational context and…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on September 4, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments
It’s becoming difficult to read the news in Los Angeles these days without running across yet another article about the problems faced by the sputtering LAUSD iPad initiative. Finally, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announced this week that they were …Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on August 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
You're spending an afternoon browsing the exhibits at an art museum. If you're anything like me, you'd probably appreciate the art a lot more if you could bring someone along that could explain the history and nuances of the pieces on display. Now imagine pointing a device at the painting and seeing it morph…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on May 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Polls continually reveal that employers are more interested in what you can do over what you studied and traditional resumes are slowly giving way to digital portfolios as the primary gauge of your employability. A portfolio is both a container and a presentation platform for your…Continue
One way to depict the cycle of education is that it moves between the development of learning and the subsequent expression of understanding ... and the amazing growth of inexpensive mobile technology tools is affording learners the ability to communicate their understanding in ever more creative and personalized manners. Media is moving center stage (yes, the pun was fully intended) and what once required tens of thousands of dollars in equipment and training can now be accomplished with an…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on February 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The value of video as a medium for learning is widely accepted. Let's say you need help learning how to change the hard drive on your computer. Most of us would get out a computer and Google "changing a hard drive". The search results in millions of results. The first few appear in the image below.…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on February 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
The art of animation - a series of related images that depict movement - is arguably several thousand years old. The use of equipment that could display animated images in rapid succession to create the illusion of motion is a more modern phenomenon that gained wide popularity with the development of motion pictures. Cartoons and animated movies from the studios of companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon and others have had a tremendous impact on…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on January 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Here are some great new ideas to use your iPad in your classroom, K-12 and beyond! The iPad, as we all know, is a great tool for education. We are hoping that you can use at least a few of these new and creative…Continue
Added by Steve Lai on December 14, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
The following blog post is an excerpt from the book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman.
Added by Sam Gliksman on November 9, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments
Your students created a wonderful puppet show or movie and turned it into a stunning video that you want to collect, assess and share ... yet you're not exactly sure how. Sound like a familiar scenario? Simple workflow headaches like this can create serious speed bumps in your iPad program. Let's take a look at a few potential solutions.
1. Old Faithful:…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on November 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students.
This post is a collaborative piece that was created with the help of Jonathan Wylie, a talented Instructional Technology Consultant from…Continue
Added by Steve Lai on October 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" category in the App Store. You'll find them…Continue
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Added by Steve Lai on October 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Hi everyone - there comes a time when every iPad using educator needs to contribute back to the communities that have fostered them - and for me that time has finally come in the form an iBook. Its the culmination of a few years of plugging away with mobile devices and thinking that gee, not only do these look and feel different to a traditional computer, they can also do much of what a PC can, and lots more beside.
I've also always struggled with just how does when do 'work' on a…Continue
Added by Jonathan Nalder on October 13, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school district in the USA, has approved a plan that will provide every K-12 student and teacher in Los Angeles with an…Continue
"I will safely assume anyone who reads this blog is probably already up to date with Dropbox and its features. Please share this article with colleagues at your school who still have not migrated over from the USB key days of the…Continue
Apple stock recently surged upon the report that over 14 million iPads sold in the last quarter. Astoundingly, around 1.1 million iPads were purchased by US schools.…Continue
Added by Sam Gliksman on July 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
J.J. Abrams (Lost, MI:3, Star Trek) is one of the most prolific, innovative and successful filmmakers working today. He is so successful that he is personally (and unfathomably) shepherding BOTH theStar Wars and Star Trek film franchises. But did you know the…Continue
Added by Jimmy Juliano on June 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
The question I’m asked most often is, “How do I assess whether my technology initiative has improved learning”? My answer is always the same - “What are you measuring?”
Don’t misunderstand me. There’s definitely value in assessment but I find that our horizons are often limited by the…Continue