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A Must Have App Evaluation Rubric for Teachers

A Must Have App Evaluation Rubric for Teachers | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Choosing an apporopriate app is important - but how do you evalute its effectiveness?

 

This short post provides a useful rubric to help you evaluate the effectiveness of the apps which you get your students to use. 

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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.

 

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How the iPad can make you into a painting master – or almost

How the iPad can make you into a painting master – or almost | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
How creative are you? When the Apple iPad Pro was released last autumn, I interviewed several artists who had just started using the advanced tablet and its clever, super-precise Pencil. The results they came up with were phenomenal and used some of the inexpensive, or free, apps available for general use on the iPad.
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2016 pre-recorded talk for Southampton & Cambridge Med Schools

This 30 minute talk was delivered live in March & April 2016
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Can Apple Think Outside the Device?

Can Apple Think Outside the Device? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple still seems to view online services as add-ons to its devices, not as products or platforms that rise above the equipment.
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Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end

Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
"A disaster." "Largely gaming devices." "Students use them as toys. Word processing is near to impossible." "WE NEED LAPTOPS!!!" These were the findings from a survey of high school students and teachers in a district in the US state of Maine on how effective iPads were for learning and teaching. Almost 90% of teachers and 74
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Transforming Teaching at Fresno State with Tablets -- Campus Technology

Transforming Teaching at Fresno State with Tablets -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
This tablet program was as much about helping faculty integrate technology into their courses as it was about outfitting students with computing devices for their academics.
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4 Powerful iPad Graphic Calculator Apps for Math Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Powerful iPad Graphic Calculator Apps for Math Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

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Apple's Classroom app for iPad lands on App Store | Cult of Mac

Apple's Classroom app for iPad lands on App Store | Cult of Mac | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple is putting more tools in the hands of educators today with the official launch of the new Classroom app for iPad that promises to opens up new, more
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Duet Display can now turn any iPad Pro into a perfect second screen for a Mac or PC

Duet Display can now turn any iPad Pro into a perfect second screen for a Mac or PC | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Along with being optimized for the larger tablet, version 1.2.0 also works with the Slide Over feature in iOS 9.
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Using this now with a standard iPad. Works great! Previous apps that I have used to turn my ipad into a 4th monitor ran over bluetooth or Wifi and lagged a bit. The refresh rate with this app is great. Highly reccommended.

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How We Look at the World

How We Look at the World | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Speaking to one group of educators, a student teacher in the room just created a new Twitter account and shared her enthusiasm for trying something new.  I asked her what the message was regarding …
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New Plymouth students given new iPads

New Plymouth students given new iPads | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
About $40,000 worth of iPads have been dished out to five Taranaki schools.
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iPad Shipments Plummet as Detachable Tablets Double -- Campus Technology

iPad Shipments Plummet as Detachable Tablets Double -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Shipments of Apple tablets, including iPad and iPad Pro, dropped nearly 25 percent in the last quarter of 2015, leading an overall decline in the tablet market. Meanwhile shipments of detachable tablets — devices that include removable keyboards — actually doubled in the same period.
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Back to school: how to back up your kid's iPad

Back to school: how to back up your kid's iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The dog deleted my homework doesn't cut it in the modern classroom, so students need to backup their school work.
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Apple is taking its first steps towards a more comprehensive post-PC world

Apple is taking its first steps towards a more comprehensive post-PC world | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
If you're creating an app for an iPad, then why not create it on an iPad too. Is Apple's Swift move to do this just another step towards the end of the personal computer?
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We Played Apple's New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code

We Played Apple's New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple is helping kids learn to code through a new video game.
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This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun

This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Local Projects teams up with the New York Hall of Science to build an app that reveals the physics of the playground.

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This nine-year-old Aussie built an app, and Apple flew her to San Francisco

This nine-year-old Aussie built an app, and Apple flew her to San Francisco | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Grade four Melbourne student Anvitha Vijay has been coding for two years. It's paid off.
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For students, the iPad is the ultimate computer - @Mashable

For students, the iPad is the ultimate computer - @Mashable | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
BROOKLYN, New York – I’m sitting on the floor at The Academy of Talented Scholars (PS 682) in Bensonhurst, watching kindergarteners create robots on an iPad.

It’s one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen, and I don’t even like children.

The exercise is part of the curriculum led by co-teachers Stacy Butsikares and Allison Bookbinder, focused on helping the 5- and 6-year-old students come up with ways to solve problems.

The first step is to identify a problem happening in the school. The kindergarteners come up with ideas like kids horsing around in the lunch line, or not throwing trash away properly, or making too much noise at recess. Students are instructed to create a robot that could solve the problem, and draw the robot on a piece of paper.

Once the robot is sketched out, the real fun begins. Using the app The Robot Factory, these pint-sized problem-solvers bring their robot ideas to life.

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the iPad is the perfect device for children because it’s tailor-made for the visual, touch-centric nature of a drag-and-drop programming interface.
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Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Parents working in Silicon Valley are sending their children to a school where there’s not a computer in sight – and they’re not alone
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Upcoming iOS 9.3 Update a Potential Game Changer for Teaching with iPads

Upcoming iOS 9.3 Update a Potential Game Changer for Teaching with iPads | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
 Those of us who use iPads in education were excited to hear about some new features in the upcoming iOS 9.3. It looks like Apple is making an effort in improving how iPads work in the classroom. A common complaint about iPads in schools was that they are difficult to share amongst multiple classes. Now,…

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New app turns learning ABCs into child's play

New app turns learning ABCs into child's play | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Learning the ABCs has just become easier thanks to a new research-based and school-tested iPad app developed by Deakin University education and IT researchers and IT students.

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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
In the end, the research and our data merged.  The greatest truth was that the less a teacher uses technology, the less comfortable they will be with technology in their classroom—this is neither age dependent nor years of teaching dependent. We know many “old” teachers (present company included) who love the latest technologies and embrace them joyfully in our classrooms. What has been the most interesting outcome for us in our research is the number of classrooms teachers who with a little hands-on support created technology rich lessons with a minimum of training or professional development. The bottom line was that when we mixed training with support we created a successful and innovative learning experience for teachers and their students.
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Teaching with Tablets

Teaching with Tablets | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Welcome to our Teaching with Tablets course. This is an interactive and participatory online course on how to make effective use of iPads and tablets for teaching and learning. Our course is aimed at educators across all levels, from Primary to Higher Education, from NQTs to experienced practitioners. Anyone with an interest in the field is very welcome.

 

It is a flexible online course that you can join in with at a pace and depth that suits you. We will suggest activities and ideas and encourage you to try them within your teaching. We would like you to leave each session with a new idea to try out in practice and then share your experiences on the Google+ community. In turn you can learn from the experiences and gain ideas from fellow professionals.

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Lynn U Deploys iPad Pro -- Campus Technology

Lynn U Deploys iPad Pro -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, is upgrading its iPad initiative by providing all undergraduate day students and faculty with an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.

The university launched its iPad program in 2013. Following a pilot project, it provided 750 students, primarily freshmen, with iPad minis in August 2013. Based on the success of the first year, the university then expanded the initiative by providing 1,800 iPad minis to all day undergraduate students, new MBA students and doctoral students in August 2014. "Our introduction of iPad-powered learning in 2013 has supported rises in retention and prospective student inquiries, as well as improved student outcomes," said Kevin Ross, president of Lynn U, in a press release.
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How two iPads and a smartphone became the new normal

How two iPads and a smartphone became the new normal | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
So long laptop. Goodbye pen and paper. At Davos, multiple small devices — including the BlackBerry — are in the hands and pockets of most executives. A look at what people carry.
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