"This presentation gives an overview of apps that can be used in the classroom to develop creative learning projects. Drawing, photography, audio recording, and movie making apps are shared along with examples of student projects in a variety of subject areas. "
"Almost two years ago to the day, I wrote a post, “The iPad: Why Teachers Should Care.” Flash forward to today, both of the schools I work at have purchased one iPad for each classroom. Although I’ve already mastered how to manage all the iDevices in my personal household, learning to manage iPads in an institutional environment involved a bit more learning due to the complexities of software licensing and the necessity to keep institutional accounts separate from personal ones."
"NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2nd, the birthday of children's author Theordor Seuss Geisel better known as Dr. Seuss. This year celebrate his birthday with one of his digital books on the iPad."
"There are a variety of printed card creation solutions, including Cards from Apple. One has let us know they have updated their card templates to include Valentines Day! No excuses to not have a card ready for the holiday."
"This week’s pick is Frequency. Frequency is described on its App Store page as ‘your personal video service’. It’s another excellent, social and highly customizable video app for the iPad. This is rapidly becoming a category where iPad users are spoiled for choice – and that’s a very good thing given how crummy the selection is on TV these days."
"As Pinterest depends so much on large, high quality visuals, you may think shrinking that experience down to a mobile screen would really suck the fun out of it. However, the Pinterest app manages to bring you a really intuitive interface, simple navigation tools and most importantly, great looking photos all on your iPhone, or even better your iPad."
"The iPad camera integrated with our YouTube channel has TRULY been an integral digital tool in our learning environment. We have been all about "telling the story" of U.S. history. Over the last two days, our students have acted out major events from the Revolutionary War. We used a script written in Google Docs and shared on the iPad as our play script along with numerous camera persons to capture the story and discover the learning."
"Rainbow Sentences, by Mobile Education Store, is another incredible learning tool, just released, by the award winning developer Kyle Tomson! Initially, when using Rainbow Sentences with students, we were taken aback by how many different levels of play can be adapted for differing student’s needs. There are three levels of play with 55 sentences in each level, and 6 levels of sentence complexity. Kyle worked diligently on this app perfecting ever feature and made the app customizable with every conceivable setting. Rainbow Sentences offers a unique environment for improving a student’s ability to create grammatically correct sentences."
"We have to admit, this is extremely close to how we once imagined the near future to look. However, the future has a tendency to pick strange and exciting paths that few would have predicted. We think this Corning Incorporated version of the future is just too touch heavy. Not too surprising given Corning's core business."
If you have stacks of magazines that you never find the time to read, or dropped subscriptions because you never read the magazine (and grew tired of being pestered to renew as soon as you subscribed), then Longform is for you.
To use a potentially dated print mag metaphor, Longform is a digital Utne Reader. Longform.org’s editors choose articles for the Longform feed. A reader can add additional subscriptions to a wide range of publications including the New Yorker, Esquire, Businessweek, and the Atlantic to customize her feed.
To use a potentially dated print mag metaphor, Longform is a digital Utne Reader. Longform.org’s editors choose articles for the Longform feed. A reader can add additional subscriptions to a wide range of publications including the New Yorker, Esquire, Businessweek, and the Atlantic to customize her feed."
"I was doing a quick (I thought) WiFi sync on my iPad 2 this morning, just to get a new iBook I’d downloaded on the Mac onto it. The sync went quite slowly and during it I caught a glimpse of the Capacity status bar in iTunes – and noticed that free space on the iPad 2 was down to around 7GB free. That’s a terribly low amount, given that it’s a 64GB model."
"Today I visited the new Waverly Shell Rock Middle School, in Waverly, Iowa. Their school was devastated by flooding back in 2008. With the help from FEMA, state, and local resources, the school reopened in the fall of 2011 as a 5th grade thru 8th grade middle school featuring a 1:1 ipad rollout to all 600 students."
"Now, there's a special, modified, pocket flash drive that works as usual with PCs and Macs, but can transfer and stream files to popular mobile devices without standard USB ports, such as Apple's iPad and iPhone, Amazon's Kindle Fire and many other Android devices."
"You can hold your iPad, stand it up with the smart cover or a tripod, or lean it against something. Many times there isn’t space on the desk or kitchen counter to have the iPad nearby. Great news from the folks over at TwelveSouth. We have been fans of their little folding tripod stands from the beginning of the original iPad. So, when we stumbled onto the HoverBar, we got excited."
"Unique children’s stories are becoming more prevalent in the app store as the popularity of the iPad grows. A Recipe For a Perfect Day With Dad is unique, not only because of the interesting interactivity that each page offers, but also because of the subject matter. Spend an imaginative day with a “rock star, ninja fighter, crime buster, Jedi master” and his dad as they create a recipe for the perfect day."
"GarageBand offers a selection of virtual guitar, bass, keyboards and drums that you play by tapping on the iPad’s screen. To make music that sounds any good, you’ll need to know how to play the real versions of these instruments."
"The Settings app is probably one that you use all the time without even thinking about it. A lot of the tools that help you to make iOS more in tune with your personal preferences are managed through Settings. But even with the best-designed interface in the world, the complexity of iOS means that some things get a bit buried. "
"Yesterday there was a lot of excitement about a Twitter app release specifically for the iPad. TweetBot is a Twitter app that is just enough different that folks that use Twitter a lot will likely enjoy. Enough to pay a couple dollars when there is a free option? Seems so around the office, but it really depends on the user’s needs."
"you can set up an iTunes allowance, which lets you specify a precise amount of cash that your kid can spend on apps without having to bug you each time he wants to try out a new iOS game. The allowance works just like an iTunes gift card, and can be used to purchase music, iOS apps, and Mac apps. It's easy to set up--we'll show you how!"