iPads in Education

Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.

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Creating and Managing Digital Portfolios

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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on February 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Creating a Classroom Studio with an iPad and a Green Screen

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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on February 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Creating Interactive Video for Engaged Learning

      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.…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on February 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Animating Your Classroom

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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on January 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

15 Unique and Creative Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom

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…

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Added by Steve Lai on December 14, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Inquiry Based Learning in Math and Science with iPads

The following blog post is an excerpt from the book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman.

 

We tend…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on November 9, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Simple Sharing of iPad Images and Videos

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:…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on November 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know

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…

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Added by Steve Lai on October 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on October 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Evernote for Dummies: The App to Finally Organize Yourself!

Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. -Evernote.com

I've always…

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Added by Steve Lai on October 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

iBook about how we 'do work' in an post-PC, iPad world

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…

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Added by Jonathan Nalder on October 13, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Assessing the Potential of the Nation's Largest 1:1 iPad Program

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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on September 2, 2013 at 1:59pm — 5 Comments

Dropbox: Why You Shouldn't Need Your USB Key Again

"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…
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Added by Steve Lai on September 2, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Does the Rise in iPad Purchases by Schools Benefit Education?

     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.…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on July 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 things educators can learn from J.J. Abrams’s TED Talk

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…

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Added by Jimmy Juliano on June 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Measuring the success of your educational initiative

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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on June 13, 2013 at 1:12pm — 4 Comments

7 ways to teach digital literacy skills

Fostering digital literacy skills is one of the most difficult tasks for educators. Evaluating and analyzing online resources for accuracy is something that many adults struggle with – we’ve all been bamboozled before, haven’t we? But digital literacy is more than just determining if something is true or false –…

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Added by Jimmy Juliano on June 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Belkin Tablet Stage: iPad stand, document camera and more

The Belkin Stage for the iPad is an iPad accessory that has the convenience of an ergonomic iPad stand. When used in conjunction with the Tablet Stage app, it also offers all the features of a document camera.

The Belkin Stage app can be downloaded free from the App Store and utilizes the iPad's camera to display any object in a video feed. Use the app's tools to sketch, annotate and label directly over the video. Display and annotate books, articles or any…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on June 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

10 tips to encourage quality student filmmaking in the classroom

Reposted from: http://www.edtechavenger.com

Did you know that filmmaking helps to develop higher order thinking skills? Check out …

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Added by Jimmy Juliano on June 7, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gamify Your Class with VoiceThread Mobile

The following is a post by Michelle Pacansky-Brock and originally appeared at http://facultyecommons.org/gamify-your-class-with-voicethread-mobile/

 

Gamification involves integrating game mechanics and design techniques into your class to boost learner engagement and provide problem-solving…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on April 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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