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Are iPads and Other Classroom Gadgets Really Helping Kids Learn?

Are iPads and Other Classroom Gadgets Really Helping Kids Learn? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Peg Tyre sheds light on the promise and perils of new technologies in the classroom.
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iMovie for iPad – Storyboard help sheets for trailers

iMovie for iPad – Storyboard help sheets for trailers | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"I did a quick search, delving a few pages deep in the results, but couldn’t find what I wanted. I thought that it would be useful if a trailer could be planned in advance, rather than shoot footage and hope that there was enough of the various types of scenes to fit the trailer templates. I know that we should design a trailer around our content, but it is also nice to be able to create one quickly from the templates."


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Apple dishes out 128GB iPad; available early February | ZDNet

Apple dishes out 128GB iPad; available early February | ZDNet | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The rumors were true. Apple today announced a 128GB version of the fourth generation iPad, doubling the storage capacity of the previously highest specification tablet.
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How To Use Your iPad As A Digital Whiteboard - Edudemic

How To Use Your iPad As A Digital Whiteboard - Edudemic | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
iPads are terrifc for apps and reading, but here's a few simple ways to use your iPad as a digital whiteboard with ease!
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6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads - Edudemic

6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads - Edudemic | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The app store is loaded with options that allow students to share and collaborate with iPads. Here's a few helpful tips and apps for you to try out!
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Why AppleTV & iPad beats Interactive Whiteboard….every time.

Why AppleTV & iPad beats Interactive Whiteboard….every time. | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Lets compare these two devices in terms of function, cost, and extras. I will look at what the devices do similarily, how much the average cost is for the devices, and what other advantages one tool might have over the other, and then you decide!


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Leanna K Johnson's curator insight, January 21, 2013 9:14 AM

I agree on all counts. We are using Apple TV aon the HS level and it's faster connectivity with more functionality.

Niels Jakob Pasgaard's comment, January 22, 2013 2:17 AM
I agree, that the iPad/AppleTV combination is better than the IWB. However, I don’t think any of them are of great value when it comes to the learning outcome.

Give each student the opportunity to bring their own device instead.
Leanna K Johnson's comment, January 22, 2013 10:39 AM
Niels, I also allow students to use their own devices or incorporate them into our activities. But they must be able to adapt themselves. The sharing of this idea is for the purpose of comparative outcomes.
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Lecturing with an iPad

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Lecturing with an iPad by Perry Samson with iBooks.

 

In an attempt to give students more opportunities to interact with me I've created an iPad app that allows student response to instructor questions, note-taking, student questions to the instructor and even allows students to indicate when they're confused. All is stored to the cloud an can be accessed via web apps as well.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 12, 2013 6:38 PM

hmmm. Is this progress?

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5 Useful Audio Recording iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Useful Audio Recording iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

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dakinane's comment, January 24, 2013 2:12 AM
Love wave pad it has been my app of the week before checkout some of the other app of the week reviews on http://dakinane.com/blog
Zach Branham's curator insight, October 11, 2013 8:33 PM

Technology like this allows any person wanting to spread their music or sound on a global level without needing a giant label to do so. Apps such as Soundcloud reaches the far reaches and crevasses of the world to create a community of people sharing music. This is allowing people to not always use a professional studio and label, but allowing them to produce themselves.

 

Here are some pros: The average artist will be able to record and share their music with the world without spending a large sum of money to record professionally and get a label to push the album into the world. This also helps to put out artists that some people refer to as "The Greatest Unknown Artist", It helps everybody get themselves out there and reach for the stars.

 

Cons: People will migrate to these cheaper faucets of mass media hysteria in order to save money, they will start doing everything themselves. In turn this creates a financial strain on recording studios and producers who will have a decreased workload. Industry jobs will start becoming fewer, smaller studios who don't have V.I.P bands record will start closing because of lack of funding. It ultimately eliminates more industry jobs.

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Lynn University to require all new students to buy iPads | Inside Higher Ed

Lynn University to require all new students to buy iPads | Inside Higher Ed | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Beginning in fall 2013, all incoming students will be required to purchase an iPad mini, which will come loaded with the student’s summer reading and core curriculum texts, created by Lynn faculty. Priced at $475, the iPad mini will cost half as much as students were paying for print versions of their course readers, and they will get to keep the device.

 



Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/15/lynn-university-require-all-new-students-buy-ipads#ixzz2I5idVyEH ;
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One Semester in, Ipads are Making a Difference in the Classroom

One Semester in, Ipads are Making a Difference in the Classroom | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Champagne, an Illustration major at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, was among 100 entering BFA students this fall to receive a free iPad for use as a sketchbook and portfolio, as well as a camera for still and moving images.

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Teacher brings a great app to life

Teacher brings a great app to life | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
IT’S been a long time since teacher Paul Hamilton saw one of his students go up to a poster hanging in the classroom and actually look at it.
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If school teachers can do this, imagine what's possiblewhen a highly credentialed university acad decides to employ similar technologies in a higher education setting!!

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Review: Microsoft Surface Pro, the Surface That’s More PC Than Tablet | TIME.com

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro, the Surface That’s More PC Than Tablet | TIME.com | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Microsoft's more powerful Windows tablet tries to be more things to more people, but it can't do everything well.
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New Version of Blooms Taxonomy for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Version of Blooms Taxonomy for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"Blooms Taxonomy is one of our topical themes in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Over the last couple of years, we have been posting dozens of articles on how teachers can can apply the HOTS ( Higher Order Thinking Skills ) in their teaching. You can check the resources below to learn more.

 

In this post we worked on some iPad apps that go along with each of the skills mentioned in Blooms Taxonomy. We have based our work on the popular Poster Langwiches made before but because she missed hyperlinking the apps we tried to avoid this mistake in the table below. Just click on any app and you will be automatically directed to its homepage where you can download it." from source: http://www.educatorstechnology.com

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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, February 5, 2013 11:22 PM

I probably won't map them to a group of Apps, since I think creating, or evaluating, or anything can be supported by an app, but not exclusively occur within an app.

 

what's the best way of looking at place of technology in learning. some people attempt to map a technology to a pedagogy, some attempt to map apps to toxonomy, are these approaches helpful? useful? simplify to convey the affordance of technology? why?

Angela C. Dowd's comment, February 25, 2013 2:55 PM
I'm new to the idea of using apps in this way. It seems a great way to connect with technology as a first step. I received a comment on another related post by Allan Carrington and I agree with what he said..."it's not about just mapping a pedagogical method or approach to an App or a series of Apps in a sequence. It is about mapping everything back to graduate attributes, values and capabilities"
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Google makes Quickoffice on iPad free for Apps customers; iPhone, Android versions coming soon

Google makes Quickoffice on iPad free for Apps customers; iPhone, Android versions coming soon | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Google on Wednesday announced the Quickoffice iPad app has been made gratis for its all Apps for Business customers. If you fit the bill, you can download the app now for free from ...

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The future is an appy prospect

The future is an appy prospect | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
You don't need to be a grown-up to have the drive to innovate. Jenneth Orantia talks to three young app creators making digital waves.
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How To Cite An App

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How To Cite An App: APA style citation

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, January 27, 2013 8:37 AM
Thanks! Good to know.
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Qld school iPad trial a strong success | Delimiter

Qld school iPad trial a strong success | Delimiter | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Queensland’s education department has published several extensive reports detailing recent trials of iPads within the classroom, with the documents overwhelmingly classing the Apple tablets as a success, including in their ability to help students...
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Learning with 'e's: iPad or iFad?

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Some interesting discusssions around the iPad's application within the classroom.

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7 Outstanding Free Books for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Outstanding Free Books for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Below is a list of some excellent books for your iPad. I have curated this list over  the last couple of months and I kept adding to it every time I stumble upon a resource somewhere online.I don't know if you like reading books on your iPad or not but let me tell you this: having at least a couple of titles installed on your iPad would really be of great help particularly in those moments when you are stuck somewhere and have nothing to do but waiting. Reading is a habit ( luckily a good one ) that we can ACQUIRE  by force of habituation at least in the eyes of Skinnerian theory.The more you read , the fluent you get at reading and the more used your mind becomes to the act of reading.

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iPad trial - Smart Classrooms

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The department's iPad trial was designed to investigate the suitability and effectiveness of the new device for educational purposes and business productivity in both state schools and corporate offices.
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Technology essential to children’s success - Massey University

Technology essential to children’s success - Massey University | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Children need access to technology if they want to succeed in the 21st century with so many of the world's transactions done over the internet, says Massey Professor Mark Brown.
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Bookry: Widget Library

Bookry: Widget Library | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Widget Library

Welcome to our growing library of downloadable interactive widgets for iBooks Author. Feel free to use as many as you like, as Bookry widgets are free for you to use even in your commercial projects! Simply generate your widget file online and then drag and drop directly into iBooks Author, in both landscape and portrait mode.

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Kickfolio

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Visually test your mobile apps directly inside any web browser. Kickfolio simulates iOS apps in the cloud.

 

No Downloads. No UDIDs. Just a testing page in the browser featuring your interactive app.

 
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