• Teachers use our Web site to select existing courses or to create new courses by mixing and matching items from our library with their own educational material.
• Students use our iPad app to download and use these courses, filled with videos, slideshows, e-books, PDFs, text, audiobooks, and Web links. Whether reading the latest e-book that has been assigned, or watching a video for the next homework assignment, students will feel more engaged and in charge of their learning.
"If your iPad is drowning under the weight of mindlessly fun physics games or poor quality educational apps, then check out this list of 16 maths iPad apps that are actually both educational and great fun!"
"The big news this week is that the Olympics are starting. The Olympic flame will be lit on July 27 and will burn until Aug. 12. To celebrate this important event, I wanted to do a special App Synergy article. Since the Olympics only occur once every four years, I decided to do four how-to uses, instead of the usual one. Spanning many different categories of apps from social media, to lifestyle, to news, each use will cover a specific aspect of need. Here is how to maximize your Olympic enjoyment."
"WritePDF is less of a reader and more of an editor. It is highly complex, versatile, works with many different types of documents and offers a nearly unlimited amount of functionality for users who need a workhorse in their PDF editing tool."
"As a individual consumer with an iTunes account you would normally buy one app and load it onto all of your iOS devices. As a school you need to ensure that you buy one app per device to ensure that you do not break the iTunes licensing agreement. The situation is even more complicated if you are using the device with multiple users, but that's another story. There are three or four viable ways you can do this, each of them have their advantages and pitfalls. The main ways of distributing apps include;"
"Summertime is great. Whether you enjoy the sunshine by the beach, camp out in the middle of nowhere, or just catch some rays at home, summer is meant to be enjoyed outdoors. One of the best ways to enjoy the summer sun is with a good, old-fashioned, backyard BBQ."
"Shedding some light on this trend, these tips and tricks might be of interest to you and come in handy especially when you've just got an iPad in your hand. Most of them may also work well on other iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPod touch running on the same mobile operating system."
"The iPad screen defaults to automatically dim itself and then turn itself off after a fairly short amount of time of inactivity. That’s great for preserving battery life of iOS devices, but if you’re like me you keep an iPad or iPhone alongside you full time while working as a control panel for Pandora, podcasts, and email, and having the screen lock after a few minutes of inactivity is annoying. "
"In the spirit of my last post, I would like to share another science apptivity for the iPad. I wish I could take credit for this one but Bryan P Doyle is the author of the resource. I had the pleasure of attending his session at the Area 7 Conference this summer."
"The Podcasts app, released by Apple last month, is a thing of potential beauty. I’ve already returned to a state of podcast listening due to the app, which lets me find and focus solely on the podcast content I need, without all the kludgy hassle of syncing and downloading."
"I was recently at Our Lady of the Angels Rouse Hill doing a workshop with them in creating iBooks using iBooks Author. The Principal Eva La Rocco and the teachers saw the main benefit for the software as a way of students demonstrating their own understanding and knowledge by creating an iBook that incorporated all their work. The focus being for the students to create content rather than it being pushed to them via a teacher created iBook textbook."
"With all of the fantastic weather apps out there, your iPad could do double duty as your weather forecasting crystal ball (of sorts), but also your guide to other relevant environmental details regarding bugs, UV dangers and other news."