"AirPlay is an Apple feature that many iOS users don’t know a lot about. For starters, it requires an Apple TV set-top-box, a gadget that isn’t nearly as popular as other Apple products. Additionally, the best parts of AirPlay only showed up late last year with the release of iOS 5. It’s relatively new territory, and thus often confuses people. The good news is that it’s not difficult to use and it’s an excellent way to get more out of your iDevices."
" Whether it's teaching math or reading skills -- or even some stealth elementary physics -- iPhone and iPad apps have moved way beyond the grown-ups' table, enticing kids of all ages to learn while also having fun.
Here are eight iPhone and iPad apps that will stimulate kids' reading, science, and even art skills -- plus a few more just for kicks."
"Following an accidental and brief appearance in the App Store on Saturday, Adobe has officially unveiled its new photo editing app for the iPad 2. Photoshop Touch is available now in the App Store for $9.99."
"We’re in the heart of our unit on poetry. My students have learned several strategies that poets use including repetition, onomatopoeia, alliteration, visual imagery and line breaks. This week a few students wanted to draft their poems on the iPad. We had not tried this before, so I decided to let my students “have a go."
In this screencast, digital learning consultant Wesley Fryer demonstrates how to use the $4 iPad application “eBook Creator” to export an enhanced eBook (in ePub format) to the DropBox application, and then email a public link to the ePub to a Posterous blog so it will “post” as a publicly accessible link for anyone to download
"There are certain apps that just make your day easier. These are apps that I have been using regularly as part of my daily workflow. There is a nice variety of apps here, some are for use at school exclusively other I like because it gives me the freedom to just come home and continue with my lesson preparation. Have a look and see if any of these might be useful for you."
"Finally and I think perhaps more importantly, they introduced the new iBooks Author app. An app which gives educators the power to create their own interactive learning experience for their students, the like of which we have haven’t really been able to put together before.
The following hits are reasons why iBooks Author tied with iBooks2 is a complete win for schools, particularly in 1:1 type scenarios."
"So many classroom activities are only fully realised when your students add their sketches to embellish their work, or to annotate a concept. Sometimes they just need to describe an object. Here are a series of apps that allow the creative little Picasso or Frida in your class to express themselves. Most of these are so intuitive that your students will be drawing before you know it."
"We woke to find Flipboard iPad news viewer has been updated. All good news for those that love their news presented visually and quick to get through. First up is the addition to the opening page of Flipboard – Cover Stories! No worries, that addition isn’t going to cut the quantity of news you can have showing, the updated Flipboard supports another page to add your favorite feeds to."
"Most of us iPhone and iPad users inevitably use our devices with headphones, but picking out a great pair that suits your needs is more complicated than running into a store and grabbing the first set on the shelf."
"For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included six essential medical 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."
"Look at this letter: “O”. Closely. Does it look like a perfect curve? A little jagged? A little bit scraggly around the edges? You might as well enjoy these boxy jig jags while you can because the rumors are true: Apple’s about to unveil its iPad 3 “Retina” display and banish the pixel forever!"
"Dreams come true, and I’m thrilled to share this one with you. Using the $15 Reflection App on an Apple computer, it’s now possible to MIRROR the screen of an iPad2 or iPhone4S right on your screen. This essentially makes your Apple computer function like an AppleTV for iOS mirroring, except you don’t need to purchase and install a $99 AppleTV with a HDMI cable. This is HUGE for teachers and anyone else needing to share an iPad screen with students over a projector. "
"Today, I had the privilege of teaching a high school staff about tech tools that I have used in my iPad filled classroom. Next year, the high school students will be using an iPad on a daily basis. The iPad will be theirs to use during the school year. "
"A iPad app, News.Me is offering a similar experience around the news your friends… and other people too… say is worth reading. It bases it’s decision on what to show you via Twitter posts. When you tell News.Me your Twitter account, the (Free) offers you the option to chose which people you already follow and others to keep an eye on for interesting news."