"There are many apps out there to enhance the iDevice videography experience. Edit video right on your iDevice with professional looking results. Get creative with special effects, vintage video or stop motion video. You can even pull still photos from video you have shot. Read on for some of the best and most interesting ones we have found. "
"Now digital storytelling has gone mobile - so get ready for the many varied ways students find themselves expressing their world. Here are a number of iPad / iPhone apps that provide tools for these emerging mobile devices enabling students to participate in the long and rich history of storytelling."
"Using photos from your Instagram stream, StickyGram will create a set of 9 magnetic backed prints. These little 50mm by 50mm magnets are perfect for gifts, sharing with friends or just sticking on your own fridge and telling a story."
"Knowing that the second grade would be studying the phases of the moon in December, I suggested making ePub books on the iPads illustrating those phases. After a careful examination of the apps available at the time, I decided that the best app for our purposes would be Book Creator, which has a super-simple interface and easy exporting to iBooks."
"Geography seems to me to be one of those subjects that actually lends itself to the type of multimedia multi-sensory experience that is the ipad. Some of the apps in this post allow you produce beautiful infographic style maps using your data, others allow you to explore the ways in which the world is being effected by population. The map of disasters is a hard one to ignore especially in the context of the recent spate of tsunamis and earthquakes.
In a world with spell check, why is studying spelling still important? It aids in reading. It helps cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters. Learning high-frequency sight words also has been shown to help with both reading and writing. Not only is the ability to spell necessary in most occupations, but a person also needs to be able to spell well in order to be able to communicate and take notes and directions.
"AppStart is a great app for finding the apps that fits your needs. Open up the Apps icon on your new iPad and search for AppStart, install it and off you go! The app includes an introductory video explaining how to use the app (it’s very simple!) and then start finding apps!"
"For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found eight great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included eight productivity apps in this week’s bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis."
"Unsurprisingly, it won’t just be consumers and business users that are desperate to get their hands on Apple products this year. With a high resale value, Macbooks and iPad are also incredibly attractive to thieves.
To help you keep your iPad and Macbook protected from theft, I’ve put together some Apple security tips:"
"I had high hopes when I handed out iPads to students in my graduate seminar this semester. I wanted to explore the possibilities of tablet computing and see firsthand how tablets might be used in higher education. I also wanted students to see for themselves where the iPad might fit into their lives and their careers – and into the future of media and communication."
"John Merlin over at MJO - learning, teaching, technology has written an excellent article on the introduction of iPads at one of England's most conservative school institutions - Longfield Academy. The School recently wo"
"I wrote about an iPad app last summer called "The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore", which was basically the acme of interactive storytelling on the iPad to date. In November, I visited the company that created it, Moonbot Studios, and saw what they were working on as a follow-up: a story-app called "The Numberlys," about a group of cute misfits who invent the alphabet in a gray, stern world inhabited only by numbers. "
"Maths is one of the most fundamental skills that any child needs to succeed at school and life in general. Make the learning less of a chore by implementing gaming elements into the learning process. Lots of kids chose to play these games even knowing that they are maths based. That says something about the concept on which these types of games have been developed. See if any might be suitable for your class or perhaps just for one or two struggling students."
"Enter 365Photo, a universal app that does exactly what we were trying to piece together. A photo (or a couple photos) a day that we take through the app or use photos we had uploaded to one of our social sharing solutions, saved to a calendar view"
"This week’s pick is Vodio – a social videos app for the iPad that some have said is a bit like Flipboard for videos. Although there are some similar features, I don’t think that’s a very accurate comparison – but nonetheless this is quite a nice app to enjoy videos on your iPad."
iPads in the classroom: a review of my 1:1 deployment so far
January 14, 2012 in Mostly Technology, Science Teaching with Technology | 3 comments
iPads as sketchpads
Group drawing of a neuron using iPads
I’m going to return to my roots as an edtech blogger for a moment and recap this past semester’s iPad deployment project, so those of you used to reading my notes about SBG will have to wait for the next post."