"Whenever we talk about iPad here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning we take connectivity for granted . But there are times when this connectivity is lost or when WiFi is not picked up or when
you are in the woods with no cellular service, in cases such as these, does your iPad have any value any more ? Jeff Dummhas the answer for this. He had diligently worked on the graphic below to share with us what we can do with our iPads when there is no connectivity. The ideas he touched on are really interesting but for an educational context I would add a bunch of other tips including :"
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
SEOs rely on traditional HTML optimization as a standard tool in their fight to improve search rankings. Just as the bayonet has evolved since the 17th century, HTML is set to receive a major upgrade in the form of HTML5. The update contains a collection of new tags and APIs.
An HTML5 app is housed on the Web and runs inside a mobile browser. Unlike apps built specifically for Apple devices or Google's Android operating system, it does not need to be built from scratch for each OS.
According to the folks at Digitimes, the alleged “iTV” will sport a display resolution of 3840×2160, putting it up to the 4k UHD standard of 2160p, and will come with internet connectivity, voice and motion controls.
If you use iBooks to purchase and download books to your iPhone or iPad, you have a very easy way to find exactly what you're looking for using the table of contents. It allows you to jump through chapters, read summaries in some cases, and more.
"How about creating and managing your lesson plans on the go ? If you have an iPad and are looking for some excellent and reliable apps to use for creating lesson plans for your class then you have landed on the right page."
Mobile health applications represent the next stage of patient empowerment. 30 years ago, patients received information and procedures from their physicians, often without instruction. Now, the smartphone physical empowers patients to identify, understand, and manage their own health on a completely new level. This offers critical implications for the future of medicine:
1. Patient Engagement: It’s probable that the physical act of regularly checking blood pressure or measuring blood sugar levels can make a patient more conscious about their health. It’s also hopeful that such self-tracking can inspire self-education and positive behavior change. This is difficult to measure experimentally (have you ever noticed that the most avid quantified self-ers are the fittest and healthiest people?) but it offers reason to be optimistic about mHealth.
2. Remote Care: A critical challenge of hospital readmissions is that, once the patient walks out the door, it’s no easy endeavor to reconnect with them. If physicians could remotely monitor patients, it’s possible they could identify early signs of a complication and intervene. As a readmissions researcher, I’ve spoken with patients who waited for three weeks of not being able to eat before returning to the hospital 30 pounds lighter. The smartphone physical could have flagged that—and someday, it will.
3. The Doctor’s Role: This is the big question, and it’s a loaded one. How will physicians interpret and process the information overload that follows such complete self-quantification? How will electronic health records and/or personal health records adapt to meaningfully consolidate, analyze, and present all this data? How does the patient’s ability to self-educate, self-diagnose, and (perhaps eventually) self-treat change the purpose and significance of the doctor-patient relationship? At Millennial Medicine, Dr. Eric Topol presented these mHealth innovations and said, “With this, why would you want to go to the hospital?” Good question — Will patients still want, or need, to interact with their doctors?
These are ambitious goals, but with the advances I’ve seen in this video as well as other seminal achievements made in mHealth and digital medicine recently, I’m optimistic that they are all entirely doable. I’m also conscious of how often I’ve used the word “possible” in this reflection and how scarcely I’ve said “proven.” It simply speaks to the fact that we’re faced with inspiring technical capabilities that offer tremendous hope; the challenge now falls to tomorrow’s physicians and scholars to innovate, research, and troubleshoot to bring these ambitions to realization.
"I was so very excited to receive the newest update for the Book Creator app for iPad last night. This update offers extra support for ePub 3 which now makes it possible to read Book Creator multimedia books on a Macbook or even a Windows computer."