"Apple has made the latest version of its mobile operating system available, iOS 7.1.2, with a number of notable security fixes.
The update is only 23.2MB in size but contains several important fixes for issues that could have affected iPhone and iPad users. Chief among these is a fix for an issue that left mail attachments open to attackers, as Apple explained on the iOS 7.1.2 update notice webpage."
The challenge for educators, especially directors of educational technology, is not to limit how our teachers teach, but to focus on the foundational skills and provide a clear and concrete formula for how different technological devices and applications will enhance these skills in order to give a learner the ability to create a product that will change the world.
Adobe today released a free new app for iPad designed to give "voice" to educators and students who want to create engaging presentations, combining voice, video, motion graphics, still images and music.
Have you ever thought of using iPads in your classroom? iPads as we all know, is among the best tools that can be used to teach students effectively. Here's a list of a lot of apps for the effective use of iPad in the classroom.
Apple will soon take another step toward persuading schools to ditch textbooks in favor of iPads by giving instructors a tool to teach from the tablet.
The company said that it would issue an upgrade on July 8 for iTunes U, its set of tools for educators. The update introduces a new app that allows instructors to create, edit and assign course work using the iPad. (Before, instructors had to log on to a computer and handle course materials through a web browser.)
I’ve been both curious and terrified about the process of replacing damaged front glass on a first-or second-generation iPad, but this was the last thing I wanted to attempt on my own. I ventured over to Fix That Mac in Berkeley, California to talk to Rory Pierce and get the perspective of someone who repairs several iPad screens per week and is confident in what he’s doing.
Peter Mellow's insight:
Or, get a stall at a shopping mall to do it for you for a very good price!
Dr Colin Lumsden is a paediatrician and the academic lead for eLearning at the Manchester Medical School - after an iPad pilot project, the result was a full roll-out of iPads to Medical - New Zealand Herald
Apple has long been associated with education - partly because Apple made moves in that direction very early on, partly because Apple's perceived ease of use, again early on, appealed - New Zealand Herald
Does the iPad foster or hinder creativity? Is it a comprehensive tool or just a mere distraction? Do we use the iPad just because it makes our classroom look cool? Are we missing the forest for the trees here?
Recently I wrote about iPads and other Apple systems being deployed in learning institutions. Here is a NZ example in more detail. Auckland's Unitec Institute of Technology is in the - New Zealand Herald
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office Mix, a new PowerPoint addon that lets teachers create rich media presentations and interactive lessons and share them online.
Mix presentations are supported on common desktop browsers, as well as Windows-based tablets. At present, support for iOS and Android is limited. Users can watch Mix presentations as videos. According to Microsoft, "The full interactive experience will also be available on Apple and Google Android tablets soon."
We’ve been tracking some of the more interesting new technology products thanks to the new(ish) Global Education Database. It’s a helpful tool to help you find the best products for your classroom, and figure out how to implement them. A good place to start is with the most popular tools, but you can search by …
"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."