Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
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…Continue
Added by Jonathan Nalder on October 13, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Mitchell on July 16, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tony Farley on July 7, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments
After completing an iPad trial with a year 10 Science class I came to the conclusion that while there are a number of reasonable subject specific apps (particularly for the primary school years), the greatest benefit of the iPad is in the management and organisation of educational life as a teacher or a student. The simple ability to have all of your textbooks on one device is just the beginning. There are many amazing apps such as Goodreader, Evernote, Audio Note, Noterize, Dropbox,…Continue
Added by Nathan on March 4, 2012 at 9:54pm — 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
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…
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
The way I create folders on my classroom iPad is by organizing them with a student focus in mind. For example; I created folders labeled "Free Write" and "Free Math" so students know what they are allowed to use when they are finished with their writing or math assignment.
I also create specific folders for lessons or units of study. The folder labeled "Earth" on our classroom iPad was created for small group work. Students had the task of answering the question, "Why are we able to…Continue
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
In a world that revolves around technology, you would think that this would also be the case within our classrooms. However, my preschool students do not have access to technology in the classroom and they would benefit from using an iPad to facilitate the learning process especially when teaching students with special needs and English language learners.
My students are three to five years old and attend their neighborhood public school in a high poverty area of the city. The…Continue
Added by Mrs. M on April 19, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments