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May 2011 Blog Posts (10)

iOS News ahead of WWDC: iWork Updates for iPhone and iPod

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/05/31iwork.html

 

Pages, Keynote, Numbers.

 

Now iPhones and iPods can get full access to iWork '09 and iWork iOS create files. Personally I'm happy that Numbers is making its way over. Keynote is also something I'm sure people have long wanted to have on an iPhone for presentation uses, plug in the Phone to the projection system and have your iPad for walking…

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Added by Jeremy Dorn on May 31, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

Web Browsers on the iPad: A Review of Your Choices

People spend about a third of their iPad usage time surfing the web (1). The default browser on the iPad is Apple's Safari browser and frankly, it doesn't match up very well with browsers we're accustomed to using on desktops. There are however some excellent and popular alternatives available. Some other web browsers for the iPad include the following apps:

 

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Added by Sam Gliksman on May 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

When is Creativity "Authentic"? Making Music on the iPad.

I recently came across the incredible Guitar Improvisation video below. It's an amazing piece of music that was completely created using GarageBand on the iPad. In fact, there have been quite a few popular music videos recently that feature artists creating music using iOS apps. In a second video below, the band Atomic Tom use their iPhones to perform on a New York City subway. A third video features a teenage girl creating music using GarageBand on the iPad.

 

Critics will…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on May 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Using Images as a Powerful Gateway To Learning

Most of us grew up in an age where knowledge and information were primarily conveyed in textual format. Think of the encyclopedias we used. Photos were used but largely as an enhancement to articles that were text-based. Worse, the high cost of full color printing meant that the images that were used were usually in black and white.

 

Research has long shown however that people memorize and learn more effectively when information is presented visually and in color. Studies…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on May 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program

Heather Beattey Johnston and Carolyn J. Stoll from the University of Cincinnati just released a review of an iPad lending program at their institution. They examined the impact on classroom practice and how the iPad did or did not make a difference in teaching and learning. They discovered the iPad is most often used like any other Internet connected device, though there are features such as convenience, screen quality and apps that set it apart from previous classroom computing technology.… Continue

Added by Andy Brovey on May 20, 2011 at 5:27am — No Comments

Experimenting with learning Kanji on iPads

At Santa Clara University, we will be piloting an iPad project in which Japanese students will be learning language and culture from iPad apps. We're targeting the students who need extra "motivation" learning Kanji. One of the apps we're going to try is Kanji LS Touch.

 

If anyone out there has had experience with Japanese language and culture apps, I would like to hear about it.

Added by Michael Ballen on May 16, 2011 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments

Connect with other schools that use iPads

I've had many requests from network members that would like to connect with other schools using iPads. I've put together a short Google form to help facilitate the process of connecting schools.

 

SIGN UP:  If you have a 1:1 iPad program at your school, please fill out the following short form to be listed on our network of schools.

Registration form:  …

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Added by Sam Gliksman on May 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

iPad 1:1 deployment

Looking for other K12 schools deploying iPads 1:1...

We'll be starting in the fall.  We're moving from a middle school with 1:1 iPod touches for the last three years to a new school.  Very exciting!

Added by Susan Wells on May 12, 2011 at 1:58pm — 2 Comments

1:1 iPad Curriculum gets go ahead. What should Professional Development look like?

Well the go ahead from management has finally come through, and Trinity College Foundation Studies will be going ahead with a full 1:1 iPad curriculum in 2012. We first have a repeat of our initial 2010 trial with a small intake of fifty to sixty students from August this year, as a step to establish new practices, further experiment and refine, and conduct further research with students and staff.



In the interim, I am responsible for conducting staff professional development in the… Continue

Added by Jennifer Mitchell on May 7, 2011 at 1:49am — 6 Comments

Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad

Wow!  I downloaded the Splashtop app today on my classroom iPad.  There is a free version, but it is very limited.  The full version is $2.99.  This app allows me to not only control my computer remotely but I am able to see my entire desktop on my iPad.  I can use my iPad to see my desktop, use my regular web browser with Flash (!!)  and all of my bookmarks. I can also open all of my documents. Because my laptop is connected to my Smart Board, I am also able to remotely control my Smart…

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Added by Kristi Meeuwse on May 5, 2011 at 6:31pm — 2 Comments

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