This year the English teaching team at the Berlage Lyceum has gone completely paperless with the help of iBooks Author. Previously we would print out materials every lesson, send endless attachments via e-mail or cluttered the student’s Dropbox. Now we’ve got everything streamlined in one place. Last term we made an iBook about Figurative Language, this term we’re discussing myths, legends and journalism and we’ve used it for some projects here and there.
"One thing I should underscore about the use of iPad in the classroom is the importance of knowing how to select educational apps to meet your students learning needs.I provided some great evaluation rubrics http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/educational-apps-checklists-every.html ; in previous posts and today I am adding 4 more rubrics. Check them out below and share with us what you think of them."
Maybe we didn’t get our jetpacks in the 21st century like we thought we would, but at least we have laser-powered keyboards. Celluon showed off their virtual Bluetooth-enabled keyboard at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
"So, how exactly do I get my iPad screen to that TV or projector? Well you've got a few options, and they all have their pros and cons. Here's a toolkit that hopefully covers a wide variety of possible scenarios, so you can take your iPad to your next presentation with confidence."
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On a typical paper worksheets a question would normally look something like this: What are the different figurative language techniques used in in this text.” ______________________________________________________________ The lines on the paper gives students the space to write their answers. Unfortunately, iBooks Author only allows you to put in multiple choice questions. The iBookWidgets app does allow you to put in text questions but they’re not always aesthetically pleasing and can be a time consuming process. An easier option is to write the question in your iBook and let students type their answers in a note like below. An added bonus is that all notes are automatically saved to the “My Notes” part of the iBook.
"Every Thursday the Featured area of the iPad App Store gets a refresh and adds some new and often topical featured sections. This week one of these is titled ‘Education Collections’ and it’s one of the best and most complete sections of this type that I’ve seen."
"Evernote is definitely one of the apps I use everyday. It helps me stay organized and scales up my productivity. However, the app has even more to offer when used with other partner apps. These apps are particularly useful in expanding Evernote functionality and in providing you with a richer and organized experience."
Robin Good: Rachel Smith explains in very simple words how you can use your iPad to capture and record visually the key ideas and concepts presented during a lecture, keynote, training class or presentation.
She provides a good round-up of four relevant tools that can be used for this task, analyzing their key pros and cons as well as providing logistic and technical advice on how to best organize and setup yourself for doing visual recording on the iPad.
As similar tools will provide more ready-made icons, templates and patterns available for this kind of real-time idea-capturing, this rare and pioneering visual recording work will begin to catch up even more rapidly.
"Below is an awesome infographic shedding more light on the use of iPad in education.It provides some amazing facts about the potential of this mobile device in learning and reviews the reasons behind this growing popularity of iPad in the educational circles."
"Rethinking the approach to learning with an iPad was one of the key points that arose from our recent iPad study tour in Queensland. Many of the schools talked about the development of 'Learning Workflows' where work is created in one app, then built on in another App and so on."
"I came across this great e-book from RM education today that is full of realistic lesson ideas about using the iPad in the classroom. It covers all key learning areas and is definitely worth the download. "