Category Archives: iPad

iPad news and views 10/21/2014

  • A Collection Of The Best Resources For Teaching With The iPad

    by TeachThought Staff

    So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

    This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

    tags: iPad KDSiPad teaching with technology

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iPad news and views 10/09/2014

  • iPads can be powerful devices in education – they are mobile, they are personalized, and they are intuitive. At the same time, sharing content between apps or devices can be a challenge. Fortunately, iPads in conjunction with Google Apps can create a powerful medium by which to input, edit, share, and publish multimedia content.

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iPad news and views 09/08/2014

  • You’ve heard “collaboration” repeatedly referenced as an important 21st century skill. With built-in interfaces for connectivity, mobile devices such as iPads offer a wide variety of alternatives for people wanting to connect and work together. Collaboration can take many forms in an educational context and you may want to consider different tools depending on your specific objectives. Here’s a list of some common collaborative activities and the tools and apps you might want to consider for each one.

    tags: Sam Gliksman iPad collaboration classroom activities KDSiPad

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iPad PD with Sam Gliksman

As a follow up to last night’s session you may be interested in exploring the resources on iPads in Education a ning site founded by Sam Gliksman. A ning is a social network – this one is open to the public to view but if you wish to participate in forums (a great way to locate information and seek assistance for your specific questions) you need to register.

If you’d like to hear more from Sam here he is discussing the use of iPads in education:

I’ve written about Explain Everything before on Bytes – read those posts here and here.

iPad news and views 07/08/2014

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iPad news and views 07/06/2014

  • Slide2Learn presenter Laura Chaffey’s webpage includes lesson plans and student work samples organised by App and KLA & Topic, and download links for her presentations.

    tags: ipad apps classroom activities lesson plans presentations KDSiPad

  • The paperless classroom is a compelling concept for what it symbolizes as much as anything else.

    While it sounds sleek and futuristic and easy to organize and environmentally friendly, the reality is that paperless classrooms aren’t that simple. The “environmentally-friendly” part, for example, is wildly subjective: the costs of manufacturing–and eventually recycling and disposing of–tablets versus the loss of “renewable” trees and the subsequent waste that is environmentally-friendly.

    The same with being organized. When files are easy to find and save, that leaves more to sort, organize, and curate. And so on. So becoming a “paperless classroom” isn’t the utopia that’d make the decision to go fully digital such a no-brainer.

    But what a paperless classroom represents is important. Cloud-based collaboration. Mobile access. Simple sharing. Quick searching. Curriculum tagging. In short, the potential for agility, responsiveness, and personalization in teaching and learning. No, it’s not that simple. Nothing is. Assessment form, bandwidth, COPPA concerns and more muddy the waters.

    But if you’re looking for tools to give it a go, the following 26 ipad apps for a paperless classroom can help.

    tags: paperless apps for productivity apps ipad KDSiPad

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iPad news and views 07/03/2014

  • ‘iPad Art Room’ is a key initiative in the creation of a new learning environment for diverse students in Visual Arts. It’s all about mixing the paint with pixels, and the traditional with technology, to enhance engagement and maximize learning outcomes through art-making.

    tags: iPad art teaching with technology KDSiPad

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