iPads in Education

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Tips for Sharing iPads in Schools


Excerpted from new book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman…


Added by Sam Gliksman on February 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

iPad Rollout Strategy

We are piloting iPads, but I can already see some dilemmas.  Training is challenging.  Unlike PC/Mac applications, there are no standard menus or behaviors - each app has a different interface.  The relative newness of apps means that the set of apps will change over time - new apps will be introduced, some apps will disappear, and others will overcome their major limitations. The fluid nature of apps worries me given that teachers are not always the most adept at managing change.…


Added by John Faig on February 8, 2013 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Great app for the systems administrator

I just bought this app for my iPad/iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ad-helpdesk/id366597535


It lets you add and remove users, reset passwords, lock accounts, and everything a systems administrator needs. This is very helpful so when teachers or students approach me in the hallways and need their account unlocked or password reset all I do is whip out mu iPhone and reset their password. A great app for…


Added by Tony DiGennaro on February 8, 2013 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

Using a OS X server with ipads

         So I work at a private High School and we are currently in a iPad pilot program this year (2 classes)and plan to deploy 480 iPads to our underclassmen next September. I have been testing and testing and testing ways to monitor, restrict, and control this many devices. We have a apple server that I just installed Mountain Lion Server on. I linked it to our active directory using the golden triangle.

         I have found that I can add iOS devices to the mac server and set…


Added by Tony DiGennaro on February 8, 2013 at 12:48pm — 4 Comments

10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program

Portions excerpted from new book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman…


Added by Sam Gliksman on February 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

IPADS in Early Intervention Classrooms for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

IPADS are great educational tools to use  when working with children with autism. This is especially true for those children who are not yet using verbal language as their main source of communication. There are several applications that can be found on the IPAD. For example; the Tap Speak application allows the teacher or parent to create a menu for the child to choose from in order to communicate. In my current preschool classroom, we use the IPAD for circle time. The children use the Tap…


Added by Audra Mullner on November 7, 2012 at 5:41am — No Comments

Hebrew Language Practice - Puppet Pals

I've truly enjoyed using Puppet Pals with our 3rd Grade classes.  Students practiced their scripts in Hebrew before recording their Puppet Pals Movies.  They took pictures of themselves and superimposed them on their Sukkah dioramas, a little shelter made for the High Holiday of Sukkot.  The students had a lot of fun, and the parents got to see these movies for Open House.  We will continue to use Puppet Pals until we graduate into using the Voicethread App.  …


Added by Shelby Montevirgen on October 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Siri Speaks to Me

Siri (voice recognition software on the iPhone) has made my life easier and most importantly it has increased my productivity.
In the data driven world of education that demands consistent documentation--evidence that I'm doing my job -- Siri has enabled me to document student conferences and create comments to post on student work.
I use one of the apps on my iPhone 4S to dictate my comments about a student's work. Then I…

Added by Monica Burns on October 15, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

A Parent's Guide to Educational iPad Games

Partially excerpted from the new book, "iPads in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman

In between repeatedly imploring my youngest son to turn off the XBox, iPad, his…


Added by Sam Gliksman on September 28, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Make Thinking Visual with iPad

Video on 3 Free apps to make Thinking visual

With touch screen technology, iPad allows you to make your thinking visual. Apps like ScreenChomp, ShowMe and Educreations allow you to record your voice and your annotations on the screen at the same time. All three apps are free and have great potential for use in your classroom. You can record over an image and make…


Added by Amanda on September 10, 2012 at 1:11pm — 2 Comments

Using Physical and Virtual Printers with iPads

Using Physical and Virtual Printers with iPads

You've heard that you can print from your iPad to an AirPrint enabled printer, so you go to your favorite app and find the Print menu ... only to find that there aren't any printers listed. Your shiny new printer apparently doesn't support AirPrint. Join the club. The list of AirPrint enabled printers is growing but many of us just don't have…


Added by Sam Gliksman on August 8, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

iPads in Early Childhood Education

This video, from a New Zealand current affairs show, considers the role of iPads in ECE.


Added by Tara Fagan on July 17, 2012 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Evolving and Changing Teaching and Learning in a 1:1 iPad classroom

This is an edited version of a much more detailed blog post. To read this full post, please see the Trinity College iPad Program Blog.…


Added by Jennifer Mitchell on July 16, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Interactive Physics iBooks

I got the bug when iBooks Author was released.  It allowed me to easily combine my love of graphics and my love of teaching physics.  Suddenly it was clear to me that I could create a book.  At the least, I could create a book for my students to use.  At the most, I could create a book that…


Added by Tony Farley on July 7, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

Using an iPad as a Graphics Tablet

This title is really the case study for a wider topic on Remote Apps.

For me this is one of the most exciting (tech) influences on mobile learning ... the interconnectivity between devices.

I have two folders on my iPad [Remote1 and Remote2] which are full of Apps that enable connectivity between the iPad and other devices ... and that connectivity can be both ways.

See the two screen shots below.…


Added by Shamblesguru on June 24, 2012 at 2:40am — No Comments

Just the Facts

Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered. -Marvin Bower

I posted here recently my students’ reading scores.  Obviously, we are excited about them.  Student achievement and closing the achievement gap is our top priority.  School-wide, our MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) scores are up.  

What other positive things are we seeing…


Added by Kristi Meeuwse on May 21, 2012 at 11:26am — 4 Comments

From Enhancement to Transformation

One of the most extraordinary things that is happening in the world is that all of of the collective human knowledge is, if not already, available online, and in most cases for free. This knowledge along with the ability to instantly be connected with one another through social media, email, instant messaging etc is producing an invigorating environment, especially for education.…


Added by Gonzalo Garcia on May 20, 2012 at 6:54pm — 2 Comments

Are Keyboards Transitional Devices?

Im asked frequently about my thoughts on why Apple didn't add a physical keyboard to the iPad. My response, physical keyboards for tablets are simply transitional devices. We purchase them because we are not ready to let go of the them. 

Fact, typing on the…


Added by Gonzalo Garcia on May 7, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Please take your seats...

I'm sure we all remember our teachers walking into the classroom and greeting us with a pleasant; "Good morning class, please take your seats." All of this came back to me as I read the following article about aclassroom free school in Sweden. Taking notes from companies like Google and Pixar on how they structure their facility to help collaboration and creativity is a great start, but not…


Added by Gonzalo Garcia on April 27, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

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