iPads in Education

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January 2012 Blog Posts (6)

IPads in libraries

Our small public library will add about 25 iPads this coming summer.
Sam Gilksman's summary of considerations will be most useful.
Any and all other tips on administering them will be helpful.
Specific question...is there now or will there be a way to protect settings?
The iPhone configuration Utility looks like the best bet so far, but we haven't tried to use it, any one have experience with it?
Thanks!
Bob

Added by Robert Wise on January 27, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Xaverian and our iPad iniative

A little more than four months ago, the “next big thing” began at Xaverian. Since the middle of September, nearly half of the students and the entire faculty have received their own iPads. So, what is different?

The short answer is: things are changing. Among the faculty and students, there is a variety of sophistication in how the iPad…

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Added by Kevin McCormack on January 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

iBooks Author and Apples ecosystem of interactive content

As a follow up to my last blog I though I would share some of the options that are out there to get even the moderately techno-phobish to consider how easy it is to create the kind of supplemental content iBooks2 can support. Not for publication on iTunes mind, but for creating classroom materials.



Apple already provides the tools for users to create decent quality audio (GarageBand) and video (iMovie) which can be added to an iBook. You can even use Quick Time to create… Continue

Added by Jeremy Dorn on January 24, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments

iBooks Author and the new student report

I have been poking at iBooks Author since its launch day and have been comparing it to other digital tools I see in use around my school site. It wasn't until my memory was twigged to a grade level team meeting I was asked to attend for trouble shooting that I put a few thing together.



Many of our teachers on staff (especially from 3rd up) have had students do combination writen, typed, presented, and pod-casted reports. The process generally works at our site as follows. You may… Continue

Added by Jeremy Dorn on January 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Evaluating Apple's Foray into the Textbook Market

Apple today announced the new version of IBooks aimed at revolutionizing the way we distribute content in schools. According to Apple, there are currently 1.5 million iPads being used in schools throughout the USA and the new version of iBooks is being created as a mechanism for delivering interactive textbooks to those users. With the aid of a free authoring program, publishers and individuals will be able to easily create educational content for distribution through the iTunes…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on January 19, 2012 at 1:30pm — 31 Comments

Rental E-Texts on Distributed iPads

We have distributed iPads to a few grad programs and degree completion cohorts. As may be common it was hard to nail down exactly what the plan or justification was for offering these devices. It would be most accurate to just say it was for marketing. Of course we said it was for E-Textbooks or the opportunity to experience current technology, and it was. Anyways, the reason for my post, one of our programs may actually be on to a real justification. We include the e-textbook content needed…

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Added by Greg Smith on January 13, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments

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