Innovating education with technology.
Academic writing is one of the most frustrating challenges for students. No matter how hard you try to come up with inspiring topics, most of them will still be bored by the rigid style and form of the paper you expect. When the lack of inspiration is combined with great expectations and a short deadline,…Continue
Learning and educational apps should be pre-installed into phones instead of games such as Candy Crush (a pre-installation on Windows 10 phones). The criticism that a lot of learning apps are dry and stale is a fair one, so here are five of the most beautiful educational iPad tools and apps.…Continue
Added by Linda Craig on October 29, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments
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I was recently giving a workshop at a local elementary school. Walking…Continue
I'd like to hear from some school users or teachers as to how you view the difference between educational services delivered as an app or as web service that works on iPads.
Right now, as a vendor, we are producing both a web version and an app version of our educational services.
We have several educational services built out of Flash. Here, for example, are 35 …Continue
Added by John Edelson, VocabSpellingCity on March 18, 2015 at 5:57pm — No Comments
With the simple app "Quick Voice Recorder" (from nFinity Inc) I 've just set up my mini-language laboratory with the iPad class.
I have previously recorded my exercises for the german pronunciation and reading practice with this app and uploaded to "showbie". Students will listen to the audio files there in m4a format, then they try to speak the exercises, record…Continue
Added by Dr. Christoph Blatter on February 6, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments
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
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
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
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
Added by Sam Gliksman on March 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
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
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
Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. -Evernote.com
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