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50 Impressive iPad Apps to Fuel Lifelong Learners - Online College Courses

50 Impressive iPad Apps to Fuel Lifelong Learners - Online College Courses | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Hundreds of apps are out there just twitching for lifelong learners to fire them up and absorb a mental nugget or two.
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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?
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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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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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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Reality

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Reality | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Focusing on iPad-versus.-laptop comparisons stifles the ability to see how the iPad facilitates student-centered learning. iPads are devices meant to compliment computers, not replace them.

So, people who seek equivalent functionality become frustrated, and fail to realize the intrinsic benefits and features of the iPad’s native design.

 

Instead, schools should focus their energies on what iPads do best to engender active learning. iPads enable students to kinesthetically connect with their work (especially important for young learners). These tactile elements – using fingers to zoom, rotate in, pinch close, or swipe across – as well as increasingly interactive and immersive apps, facilitate hands-on learning.

 

Gust MEES: DON'T forget ALSO about that the working force needs people who are FIT in Windows Computers as THE main OS is STILL WINDOWS!!!

 


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Madeline Case's curator insight, December 27, 2014 8:36 PM

Just think, these students don't realize that iPads are not something to be used alone. I've seen many people with their tablets/pads and a laptop complimenting/corroborating with each other.

Mohamed Bouri's curator insight, December 30, 2014 6:27 PM

Our schools lack iPads, but these tips may be helpful if your students use them!

Alex Enkerli's curator insight, January 5, 9:19 AM

Educational appropriation of tablets is getting past the hype.

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Using iPads to Lower the Cost of a Degree -- Campus Technology

Using iPads to Lower the Cost of a Degree -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Lynn University's iPad initiative aims to create an educational experience that's affordable for more students and provides higher quality content.
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Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Blended Learning: Working With One iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.
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How does iPad use affect kids?

How does iPad use affect kids? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Swiping a finger on an iPad is as natural to a modern preschooler as turning a page - but little research has been done on the impact of technology on children's health.

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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

Blended Learning: Working With One iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
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. 

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iPad linked to bad sleep - scientists say

iPad linked to bad sleep - scientists say | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Reading an iPad or a Kindle before bed instead of a printed book can cause sleep deprivation and increase the risk of cancer, scientists say. - New Zealand Herald
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Dorothy Waxman's curator insight, January 7, 8:11 AM

I know someone who ]traded using her Kindle instead of her iPad before bed, and her sleep improved, literally, overnight

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Physical therapy faculty using iPad minis in the classroom

Physical therapy faculty using iPad minis in the classroom | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Physical therapy faculty at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus have been using iPad minis as a way to help students gain confidence in their skills and prepare them for the real world.

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Playing with games in the library (using ipads)

Playing with games in the library (using ipads) | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
There’s no doubt that games can be very powerful learning tools, and at my institution, as at most higher education institutions, there is momentum to introduce games-based learning into the curric...
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Curtin Library's  games-based learning activities using ipads - for LinkUp (AHEAD) high school students.

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Microsoft gives away Office apps for iPhone, iPad

Microsoft gives away Office apps for iPhone, iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called freemium strategy favored by many - New Zealand Herald

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