Tag: iPads

Introduction to Evernote for education

Main Function: Save and sync your digital life across all your devices Platforms: Windows, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android (any way you can get on the web) Website: http://evernote.com Cost: free and premium ($5/month) Company Support: http://evernote.com/contact/support/kb Video Tutorials: https://evernote.com/video/ How

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Introduction to Socrative

Main Function: Student remote response system (See my comparison between and Socrative and InfuseLearning) Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android (any web-enabled device) Website: http://socrative.com Cost: free Company Support: http://www.socrative.com/how-it-works Video Tutorials: http://www.pinterest.com/socrative/socrative-media/ How to get started: Get registered with any browser as a

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Advice for a school new to BYOD

A dear friend at St. Peters Lutheran School in Blackwood, South Australia, asked for wisdom as they trial a BYOD program.  I can’t promise any wisdom here, but here’s my 5-minute attempt to hammer out my top 10 tips.  I’d

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Power in the pocket

I recently came across MyScript Calculator – a terrific and free iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch app.  I can’t count how many calculator apps I’ve tested over the last several years, but most of them have just mimicked what you would expect from a hand-held

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Prensky and Heppell discuss the concept of turning nouns to verbs

Bringing back a video from 2010 that’s relevant to teachers implementing a bring-your-own-device program in their classrooms. Marc Prensky and Stephen Heppell discuss the concept of turning nouns to verbs… In short, emphasize the “verbs” in your learning outcomes and

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Profitability in developing iPad apps for education

Since making a connection yesterday with an alum of our university whose begun a new venture producing iPad apps for teaching writing skills (theWRITEapp), I’ve been thinking about the challenges of gaining a foothold in this vast market of tablet

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The Marks of 21st Century Education at Mater Dei High School

Mater Dei High School here in Orange County was recently highlighted in our local OC Register newspaper regarding their 1:1 iPad program: Mater Dei has received Apple Distinguished School status for 2012-2013, one of 87 across the country that, through the use

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1:1 iPads, AUPs, and Good Classroom Management

I recently had a request for advice from a school regarding implementing an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) in advance of a introducing a 1:1 iPad program in their middle school grades.  Here’s some of what I shared: During my years

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Appreciation for categorized lists of apps

I am thankful for bloggers that pull together and post lists of apps, links, and blogs. But, even more, I appreciate those who categorize lists of apps in a way that gives me a sense of how they might be

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iPad Projection Options

This is a most often asked question from teachers to IT staff… How do I project in my classroom from my iPad? Excellent summary of the current choices here… http://learninginhand.com/storage/blog/Ways%20to%20Display%20iPad.pdf My comments: Personally, I might not even list “VGA Adaptor”

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