Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
Important update: May 6, 2012 - Mirror to your Windows PC as well
Shortly after the release of Relection a second mirroring solution called AirPlay was released - available at http://www.airserverapp.com/
Reflection and Airplay both allow mirroring of an iOS device to a Mac. Many site members had asked about a solution that would allow mirroring to a Windows PC. In its latest update, Airplay has now…Continue
We’re just a few weeks removed from a major Apple announcement regarding the release of a new eTextbooks initiative. I’m keenly aware of the significance of the move to eBooks, especially as I have a 13 year old that carries 20 pounds in his backpack to school every day. However important the move from paper to digital textbooks, I'm still left with a taste for more.
Presentation given to school administrators at California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) conference in February 2012.
Added by Sam Gliksman on February 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
I have been an iPad user for the past year now and I have been looking for a way to make it more than just a toy. My kids watch their cartoons on it, my husband watches YouTube videos on it and I mostly surf and check my emails, but I really couldn’t justify spending $600+ on this “toy”.
My prayers were answered and I found an incredible site recently - Yale Open Course (http://oyc.yale.edu/). This is one truly amazing site. Yale…Continue
Added by Jamie M on February 23, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments
I teach and support tech and media making in an independent middle school in Lexington, KY. Our high school began a laptop program in 2003. Last year after Christmas we initiated an iPad test in the middle school, which has evolved into a BYOD situation now. Nothing to read into situation. Roughly a third of the middle school students now bring iPads or apple laptops to school. Teachers unanimously support what's happening. Nobody ready to use the phone yet.
Parents, and all…Continue
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?
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…
Added by Jeremy Dorn on January 24, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments
Added by Jeremy Dorn on January 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Greg Smith on January 13, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments
The most important technology for higher education to watch in 2012 will be the utilization of HTML5. Not because HTML5 offers the most efficient way to handle multimedia, graphic layout or utilization of local resources. No, it is about the adoption of a Web presentation foundation that will stimulate mobile and e-book proliferation to usher in a new era of computing. For mobile it simplifies the playing field and for e-books it allows for the enhancements that have always been expected.
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Many educators have asked – “Are iPads the correct tool to aid learning in education?” Having read several articles and well as witnessing first hand the implementation of iPad programs in several K12 educational establishments. I still don’t have a definitive answer, but I suppose it depends on the goals of your educational establishment and the age group of learners and what they need to achieve by…Continue
The use of technology in our personal lives has increased at an exponential rate over the last few years, be it in the way we listen to our music, get our news or read our favorite bestseller. With technology influencing our lives in so many ways, we’ve come to expect it to integrate into almost everything we do. It’s no surprise then that technology is continuing to cement its place in the classroom, transforming the way students learn and digest information.…Continue
Added by Jill Ambrose on December 19, 2011 at 6:28am — No Comments
One of the more common complaints among iPad users is that the keyboard is awkward to use. Apple offers a wireless keyboard solution at the prohibitive price of about $70 plus shipping but you can actually create your own simple iPad keyboard for less than $10.
Added by Sam Gliksman on December 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Spellathon has been a successful, paper based annual fundraising event for learning disability charity Mencap for the last 18 years. In 2011 , by applying online, laptops, mobiles, tablets and smart whiteboard technologies with state -of-the-art 3D animation, Spellathon has reached a global audience.
Spellathon is the biggest sponsored global spelling competition ever. All Schools, Colleges and University Unions will receive 25% of the income fundraised…Continue
Added by Richard Wood on December 14, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
"The best way to learn anything is to teach it to someone else". Isn't that what you've always been told? It's true ... and also a great philosophy to apply in the classroom. Most educators spend a lot of time honing their skills as teachers, expecting students to absorb and learn what they are taught. Sometimes however, students learn more effectively when empowered to learn and then teach complex concepts. There are quite a few apps and techniques that can allow students to express their…Continue
Hi all, I am a college freshman at the University of Pennsylvania and last year for my high school senior project I created one chapter of an iPad interactive textbook on the American Revolution. I figured that this would be a great place to share it, so if you're interested in downloading it for free, you can see it on the App Store at…Continue
Thought I would share a little about our iPad programme. Further details of our programme can be found on our iPad portal: http://ipad.redlands.qld.edu.au/
A Little background:
Redlands College has sought to incorporate information communication technologies (ICT) in learning in a meaningful, responsible and cost effective manner. In recent years, the number of computers available to students has…Continue
Added by Dale Lopez on November 22, 2011 at 8:14pm — No Comments
…at least not the way Apple wants you to. If I find a new way to use the device, sync it with a non apple item (I recently used the iPAD to upload ramblings from my dusty AlphaSmart – to see if it could be done, Apple genius’ at the local store simplye and rather insolent response was “Apple doesn’t support that.”
What if I told a student who developed a wonderfully creative way to reach senior community members in a service project, through social Media that “We don’t support that.”…Continue