Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
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…Continue
Added by Jeremy Dorn on May 31, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments
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:
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.
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…Continue
Added by Andy Brovey on May 20, 2011 at 5:27am — No Comments
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.
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: …Continue
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!
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…Continue