Innovating education with technology.
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…Continue
**** 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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Excerpted from new book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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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
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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"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
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…Continue
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…Continue
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".
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.…Continue