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Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App

Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Offline learning is the latest tool for the unorthodox education organization.

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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

Use the 'Filter' pull-down menu above to search for topics by keywords.

 

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Craig Patterson's comment, June 13, 2013 1:52 AM
Is this link working?
Kim Flintoff's comment, June 13, 2013 2:12 AM
The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought

18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
You bought your iPad new three years ago, and now it’s getting a bit long in the tooth.

Opening apps can take forever. Sometimes they crash, stop responding, or won’t open to begin with. If you want to extend the life of your little glass rectangle–and make your iPad faster in general–the following tips can help. And all of these tips are simple(ish)–nothing crazy like jail-breaking or changing hardware.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 1:01 PM

I love this! What to do w/ my old iPad 2?

Sell it back to Amazon or donate it to my school?

Marion Conrad's curator insight, May 1, 1:41 PM

Great tips for all iPad owners!

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 8:23 PM

Soma good simple  tools and techniques for keeping your old iPad running.

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I'd Love Disappointments like Apple's iPad Sales Figures

I'd Love Disappointments like Apple's iPad Sales Figures | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The iPad is a mature device now. It’s not on a one or two-year upgrade cycle and I’d be willing to bet my relatively meager salary that the enormously well-remunerated Cook isn’t even remotely worried.

The iPhone is still an incredible engine for growth within Apple. The iPad is still the tablet that defines how we think about all other tablets. The future of the Apple Watch is far from clear, but it appears to be fitting the company’s well-established playbook for first generation products.
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The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom

The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

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Martin Debattista's curator insight, April 24, 2:35 AM

iPads or any kind of tablet for that matter.

Justin Henriks's curator insight, April 26, 7:36 PM

Some really good thoughts! We certainly do need to change the way we use software/apps and allow students to have greater power in deciding which apps to use and how they use them. As teachers, we are not always the expert on how to use apps!

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6 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills - EdTech & MLearning

6 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills - EdTech & MLearning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
In today’s post we have curated for you a collection of some wonderful iPad games to boost students critical thinking skills and enhance their cognitive abilities. Playing these games, students will be able to engage with a variety of mental and abstract forms of reasoning where they will need to use their strategic and problem solving skills to find answers. While they are so much fun to play they are also a great way to help students approach the world from a critical thinking perspective. Have a look and share with your colleagues.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 20, 9:22 AM

Here are 6 great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills.  Do you know any others you could share?

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eSchool News 4 ways Apple may soon solve the iPad deployment headache | eSchool News

eSchool News 4 ways Apple may soon solve the iPad deployment headache | eSchool News | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

iPads have tremendous educational potential. If you believe the rumors that are circulating, Apple will be addressing some of the deployment problems in the coming year. Once device management becomes easier, schools can focus their efforts on realizing the promise of mobile devices for learning.

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Lynn University To Track Student Attendance by iPad Location -- Campus Technology

Lynn University To Track Student Attendance by iPad Location -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Next spring, Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, will pilot Core Principle's Class120, technology that monitors class attendance by "pinging" the location of students' iPads.
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Apple is making it easier for schools to put iPads in classrooms - Engadget

Apple is making it easier for schools to put iPads in classrooms - Engadget | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple's dreams of putting iPads in classrooms have run into a number of roadblocks, but one of the biggest is simply the amount of work involved -- each slate needs its own account, making it a nightmare if you want to outfit an entire school. That won't be a problem for much longer, however. Both MacRumors and 9to5Mac have discovered that Apple is ditching the requirement for individual IDs on school-supplied iPads as of this fall. Staff will just have to decide which devices get apps or books, letting teachers focus on the actual education instead of getting things running. They'll still have plenty of control, so kids can't load up on games and other distractions unless they get the green light. It's too soon to know if this will lead to more kids taking home tablets instead of textbooks, but there will at least be fewer barriers to making that happen.

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, March 8, 6:03 PM

This will make deployment so much easier.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, March 9, 1:53 AM

Finally! 

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, March 9, 8:31 AM

Wondering how this will integrate with third party MDMs

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Are iPads the Solution to Snow Days?

Are iPads the Solution to Snow Days? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The winter season comes with campus closures. Now, some school districts are using technology to ensure kids stay on track.
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Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool

Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Book creator has probably been the app I have used most, in my teaching, with pupils and in my training. The blank canvas aspect means it can be used across the whole curriculum and the addition of the pen tool in the last few weeks has added to that.

 

We use Showbie at school for pupils to share their work, including books made with Book Creator from the iPads and home to the teachers for assessment. Recently, we have used both the Pen Tool and Record feature to give feedback on the pupils' eBooks. The pupils send their books using Showbie and the teacher opens them up on his/her iPad. They can then annotate with their voice, pen and text. The book can then be sent back to the pupils using Showbie. The pupil can either change the original book and delete the annotated one or change the annotated book and delete the original.

 

The screenshot shows a book of a Science experiment. The teacher can annotate with arrows but also add audio feedback. All elements of Book Creator can be deleted so the pupil can restore any annotated book to the original.

 

This is obviously not a new idea but the pen tool has certainly made this quicker in a widely used app such as Book Creator.


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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, February 8, 9:19 AM

Next year when we start on Chromebooks!

 

Katharina Kulle's curator insight, February 8, 12:13 PM

BookCreator, a really good app! 

tom cockburn's curator insight, February 9, 4:22 AM

Could be useful  in a number of ways in classes at various levels

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Khan Academy: now on your iPad more interactive and personalized than ever

Khan Academy: now on your iPad more interactive and personalized than ever | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Back in 2008, Khan Academy started as a simple library of YouTube videos, but has grown to become so much more. Over 15 millions students per month are learning across the platform, and they’re lear
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FREE Ultimate Guide to the iPad For Speech Pathology & Special Education

FREE Ultimate Guide to the iPad For Speech Pathology & Special Education | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 29, 2014 11:42 AM

Free eBook that will get you started in using the iPad for speech pathology and special education.


  • Understand Initial iPad Setup – What are all those features?
  • Navigate the App Store like a Pro
  • Discover New Apps by Taking Advantage of iPad Settings and Outside Resources
  • Take your Teaching to the Next Level Using Built In Accessibility Features for Vision, Hearing, Physical & Motor, and Learning
  • Start Teaching Right Away Using Our Favorite Apps for Communication, Language, and General Education
God Is.'s comment, December 30, 2014 2:50 PM
I wish all of these resources were available a few years back when I was working with these guys and gals .. Thank you for sharing such wonderful tools!
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, January 2, 12:46 PM

As a special education teacher, I really appreciate efforts such as this. Great suggestions on using the iPad more fully in your classroom. Aloha, Russ.

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Scotland study: Tablet devices in schools beneficial to children

Scotland study: Tablet devices in schools beneficial to children | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The research focused on four central themes in order to evaluate the overall effectiveness of these devices in assisting with learning, and was carried out by researchers from the Technology Enhanced Learning Research group at the Faculty of Education at the University.

1. Impact of tablet devices on teaching and learning generally The study found that benefits included greater motivation, engagement, parental involvement and understanding of complex ideas.

2. Leader and management issues (stemming from a deployment of devices) The study found that teachers are ‘equally engaged’ by the use of such a device, which has a low learning curve enabling them to use it immediately as a teaching tool and a learning tool for themselves.

3. Professional development of teachers and how teachers cope with using new technology The research found that ‘use of the device is contributing to significant changes in the way teachers approach their professional role as educators and is changing the way they see themselves and their pedagogy’.

4. Parental engagement The study showed that parents become more engaged with the school and their child’s learning when the iPad travels home with the student.


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Google Apps for the iPad - Shake Up Learning

Google Apps for the iPad - Shake Up Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The following is a list of Google Apps for iOS (from Google, Inc. and third parties). This list is exhaustive and includes several apps that are not on the infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad. Some of these have natural classroom integration, and some are more for personal or business use. Some are optimized for both iPad and iPhone, some are only optimized for iPhone. Each app title is linked directly to the App Store so you can click directly from your device to download each app.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 30, 5:53 AM

Some useful links here. 

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Google Makes TeleStory & Toontastic Free for Everyone

Google Makes TeleStory & Toontastic Free for Everyone | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

In surprising news today, Launchpad Toys announced that they had been acquired by Google. Ordinarily, this may not be of much interest to educators, but as of today, Toontastic and TeleStory are completely free for iOS devices and that includes all the in-app purchases that were previously a paid upgrade! Both apps are great storytelling apps for any classroom that uses iPads. Both apps are current favorites with educators, but their newly free features are about to earn them a whole lot of additional fans.

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Benefits of Tablet Technology for Learning and Teaching - YouTube

This video is about Benefits of Tablet technology for teaching

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How the iPad is changing the way we learn

How the iPad is changing the way we learn | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Can issuing students with iPads instead of textbooks make a difference to their education? Rhiannon Williams visits the Danish institutions looking to the future
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Loops - The iPad animator

Loops - The iPad animator | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Loop lets you easily create short hand-drawn animations on your iPad and share them via email, Tumblr and in the Loop gallery.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 22, 10:06 AM

This looks like a useful free tool for creating short hand drawn animations on the iPad. A great way to illustrate or get students to illustrate meaning and concepts.

GG's curator insight, March 24, 11:39 PM

This could be good!

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Apple Overhauling iPad for Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps

Apple Overhauling iPad for Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple will be making significant changes to iPad deployment for education during the upcoming school year that should eliminate some of the hurdles that school districts face when adopting iPads for use in the classroom.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, March 9, 1:58 AM

Nice to see Apple doing the right thing.

Carol Ann Sass's curator insight, March 9, 12:44 PM

A needed development.

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
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.

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Deploying iPads in Education

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The Complete Guide to Managing iPad in Education The iPad is hugely popular in schools, so it's surprising there isn't more information available about how best to configure them in an educational ...

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 10, 2:43 AM

I guess, this is another form of BYOD, and it is surely high time progressive schools around the world allowed students to bring in their own devices. Without naming the brand, it would be sufficient to consider the same brand across grades and classes!

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, February 10, 9:42 AM

It's time school districts quit trying to squash technology because they are afraid to use it. (OPS) The Complete Guide to Managing iPad in Education

Celia Molares's curator insight, February 19, 4:12 PM

añada su visión ...

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Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

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Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.
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School iPad initiatives foiled when students lack Internet at home

School iPad initiatives foiled when students lack Internet at home | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
When Hamilton County decided to replace some of its textbooks with iPads, board members didn't consider access issues with students from homes without Internet access.
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Complete guide to all the Settings on the iPhone and iPad

Complete guide to all the Settings on the iPhone and iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
This is our guide to the main settings you need to know in iOS 8. Learn how to configure Control Centre, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Data Roaming; find out how to manage Notifications and your privacy settings; set up a Personal Hotspot; use Siri and more.

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Cindy Peters's curator insight, December 30, 2014 10:03 PM

A helpful guide to optimizing your iPhone and/or iPad.