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Sam Gliksman's Blog – May 2011 Archive (4)

Web Browsers on the iPad: A Review of Your Choices

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:

 

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Added by Sam Gliksman on May 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

When is Creativity "Authentic"? Making Music on the iPad.

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.

 

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Added by Sam Gliksman on May 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Using Images as a Powerful Gateway To Learning

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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on May 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Connect with other schools that use iPads

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:  …

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Added by Sam Gliksman on May 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

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