iPads in Education

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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

How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher

I published this off my site: teachingwithipad.org about a month ago. I hope you enjoy the read. Please leave any comments that may be useful.…

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Added by Steve Lai on April 17, 2013 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Using iPad Screencasting for Feedback and Assessment

Screencasting is the process of capturing the screen interactions on your computer - usually along with an audio narrative. It's been a very effective method for creating screen based tutorials on computer for a number of years. With the advent of screencasting apps on the iPad, screencasting has now become a great option for the creation of multimedia student presentations. It can be used for any number of student projects such as illustrating and explaining the solution to a problem in…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on April 17, 2013 at 3:44pm — 3 Comments

Transforming Teaching and Learning With iPads

One of the great things I’ve noticed in the last 2 years is how my teaching has evolved with the use of the iPads.  It’s been a gradual shift, but the way I am using them now is different than the first pilot year in 2011.

In the beginning, I was focused on integrating the iPads into our day and was very much “app” oriented.  We had a lot of success that first year and my …

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Added by Kristi Meeuwse on April 14, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

7 Tips for Effectively Managing Your iPad Classroom

**** Interview from THE Journal...

The full article is at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/04/10/7-tips-for-managing-your-ipad-classroom.aspx



iPads are a great tool to encourage continual sharing and collaboration in the classroom, says…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on April 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Using iPads in Education (video)


For Dummies author and educational technology consultant Sam Gliksman shares his thoughts on what makes the iPad such a great educational tool and how to overcome some of the obstacles to using iPads in schools.

Added by Sam Gliksman on March 31, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments

iPads or other tablet alternatives?

Obviously this group is dedicated to the use of iPads in education. The iPad has an excellent interface that is intuitive and smooth with an ecosystem that is much more mature than alternative Android or Microsoft. The iPad is surely the leading tablet technology in education for some very good reasons. With that said, there are many discussions that center around the use of technology as a tool depending on how a tablet is integrated into the curriculum. The use of a tablet is a vehicle to…

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Added by Dr. Mark Taormino on March 30, 2013 at 12:50pm — 5 Comments

How to AirPrint for the Entire School… Cheap.

This is copied from my new blog.

schoolipads.wordpress.com

I have just started my blogging of my school and how I manage the iPads but I plan to try and cover it all. So, check there if you don't see more from me here.

Ok, this is a good one. My school is already setup with a printer in every classroom. They are not AirPrint ready but they are networked or connected to a computer on the…

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Added by Daniel Atha on March 22, 2013 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Technology Is Not A Substitute For Teaching

I had the opportunity last week to go to an iPad Boot Camp given by Sam Gliksman. Sam runs the popular iPads in Education Ning (http://ipadeducators.ning.com/) and recently published iPads Apps for Education for Dummies (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1118375386/?tag=wwwwileycom-20). He gave a fascinating class about effectively using the plethora of different iPad apps… Continue

Added by Yisroel Pollock on February 11, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

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