iPads in Education

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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

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

Tips for Sharing iPads in Schools

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

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

10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program

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

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

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

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

Accessing Inappropriate Content on an iPad

 

I recently received an email from a school administrator that is eager to bring iPads into his school but is also extremely concerned that it could grant students…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on April 10, 2012 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Making the Case for Student Controlled Devices

One of the benefits of getting older is that you can reflect back on a time when things were done differently. Similarly, you can also clearly see when other things are essentially the same. Although the world around our schools is dramatically different, many of the pillars of our educational systems remain unchanged. Given the dramatic and accelerating transformation in the…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on March 18, 2012 at 5:56pm — 5 Comments

Projecting Your iPad Wirelessly - Without an Apple TV

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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on March 4, 2012 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Supplementing Textbooks with Student Constructed Knowledge Bases

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.

 

I have…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on February 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

10 Steps to an Affordable Educational Technology Plan

Presentation given to school administrators at California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) conference in February 2012.

 

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Added by Sam Gliksman on February 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Evaluating Apple's Foray into the Textbook Market

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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on January 19, 2012 at 1:30pm — 31 Comments

Create your own iPad keyboard for less than $10!

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.

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Added by Sam Gliksman on December 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Turning Students Into Teachers

"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…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on December 13, 2011 at 1:39pm — 3 Comments

Give Your Students a Voice with Micro-Podcasts

Most of us grew up with a clear educational directive - learn to read and write if you expect to get a career and succeed in the world. Text has been the primary medium used for communication and instruction ever since the invention of Gutenberg's printing press eventually led to the mass distribution of printed books and papers. Not only have students been expected to read text - and usually in black and white for economic reasons - but schools have traditionally demanded that students…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on November 1, 2011 at 6:11pm — 5 Comments

AirPlay: The Hidden Gem for Education in iOS 5

One of the "quieter" new features of the new iOS 5 system release is the expansion of its AirPlay functionality. In fact, if you skim Apple's marketing for iOS 5 it trumpets a host of important new features while AirPlay is relegated to…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on October 13, 2011 at 11:00am — 31 Comments

Learning Space Designs and Their Impact on Education





We have traditionally viewed school architecture as a means of satisfying utilitarian functionality. Rooms segregate groups of children and academic departments. Boards are placed at the front of the room to enable frontal lecturing and seating is arranged accordingly. Hallways allow easy transition of groups of students from room to room. Play and eating areas serve their very specific roles. Colors? They are normally bland and "institutional".

 

When you…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on October 9, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The Top 10 iPad Tools for Information Management

We all know the feeling. You begin and end every day with a flood of emails to answer, tasks to complete, meetings to attend, text messages that require a response, articles and websites to read, reports to write ... the list goes on and on. Every which way you turn there's another beep or popup. And doesn't it feel that the more you have to get done, the less you actually accomplish? 

 

We live in an age of information overload and it's only getting worse.…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on September 18, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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