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The Future of Education: Tablets vs. Textbooks

The Future of Education: Tablets vs. Textbooks | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The federal government, book publishers and the technology industry are considering a large-scale effort to push tablets into public schools, raising questions about hidden costs to implement suc...
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How to Download iOS Apps Stuck on “Waiting..”

How to Download iOS Apps Stuck on “Waiting..” | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Do you have trouble downloading apps on your iPhone or iPad and they are seem to be waiting forever? Here are some workarounds.
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Collect Student iPad Creations with Edmodo

This video outlines how the Edmodo app can be used to collect student created IMAGES and VIDEOS from a classroom set of iPads.


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Using the iPad to Evaluate and Make Data Driven Decisions | OLE Community Blog

Using the iPad to Evaluate and Make Data Driven Decisions | OLE Community Blog | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Data is incredibly important in the life of a 21st-century teacher. Our schools are evaluated based on student data. We are evaluated based on student data. And most importantly, our students’ achievement is measured in student data.

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Einstein's brain is now interactive iPad app

Einstein's brain is now interactive iPad app | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"While Albert Einstein's genius isn't included, an exclusive iPad application launched Tuesday promises to make detailed images of his brain more accessible to scientists than ever before. Teachers, students and anyone who's curious also can get a look."


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The 30 Best iPad apps for university students and academics (part 2)

The 30 Best iPad apps for university students and academics (part 2) | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
This second part of a three-part series on the best iPad apps for university students and academics discusses apps for conceptualizing and presenting ideas.
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Create & Edit Documents in Google Drive for iPad

Create & Edit Documents in Google Drive for iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

It was rumored last week on TechCrunch and today it is confirmed by Google, you can now create and edit Google Documents using the Google Drive app for iPad. Starting today if you update Google Drive on your iPad you will be able to create new documents and edit documents using Google Drive on your iPad or iPhone. File management just got easier to because now you can create folders and move files into folders using Google Drive for iOS. And although you cannot create or edit presentations you can now view Google Presentations through the Google Drive iOS app.

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oZAPP Awards - Australian App Concept Awards

oZAPP Awards - Australian App Concept Awards | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The oZAPP Awards is a competition to identify Australia’s best mobile app concepts, with the winners attracting significant resources to build and launch their apps. This website showcases Australian apps, developers and the companies behind them.

 

There is a prize pool to the value of $200,000 directed towards providing the resources for developers to build and launch their apps. This is based on a competition we ran last year called the WApps. Last year, the competition was won by a Curtin undergraduate for Big Help Mob, a volunteer mobilisation tool.

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Naace: Tablets and their use for effective teaching and learning

Naace: Tablets and their use for effective teaching and learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Tablets are becoming increasingly common tools in schools. There's a wealth of options available, a range of web apps or apps designed for different operating systems and so many choices for teachers and students to make that it is sometimes useful to know the range of ways that they are making a difference across a range of different subject areas. Though this range can't be exhaustive or final, given the early stages of widespread adoption, it will provide a starting point for those aiming to use these tools to enhance learning through appropriate and effective use of the technologies available.

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Are Tablets like the iPad Poised to Dethrone Game Consoles?

Are Tablets like the iPad Poised to Dethrone Game Consoles? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Tablet-gaming is here, and it's a clear and present threat to console gaming...
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Taking the iPad's Measure -- Campus Technology

Taking the iPad's Measure -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
As tablets enter the educational mainstream, universities move to evaluate their impact on teaching and learning.
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See what the group is thinking with GroupMap - realtime collaborative brainstorming.

See what the group is thinking with GroupMap - realtime collaborative brainstorming. | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Real time, collaborative brainstorming with a twist. GroupMap shows you what the group is thinking by combining the views and ideas of individual participants. It provides valuable insight for leading a group, collective learning and effective decision making. Solve a problem, learn together or discover common ground...quickly and effectively.

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yesplease's comment, September 22, 2012 6:47 AM
I can really imagine this being used in the classroom.
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Apple Configurator Walkthrough

Apple recently released a tool to help configure and maintain IOS devices such as iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. This is a quick overview and getting started video.

 

If you have any questions email me at tj@tjhouston.com or tweet me @tjhouston.

 

Full blog post here: http://bit.ly/appleconfiguratorpost

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Navigate iPad & Switch Apps with Shortcuts and an External Keyboard

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Navigate iPad & Switch Apps with Shortcuts and an External Keyboard...

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Create an interactive eBook for the iPad using iBook Author: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Create an interactive eBook for the iPad using iBook Author: THE COMPLETE GUIDE | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Want to create your own interactive eBook for the iPad? It's actually really simple using the iBooks Author program that Apple provides for free! Writing eBooks has so many awesome business applications and benefits.

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Let's create a community of writers too. Writers read...
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, September 29, 2012 9:58 PM
Hi Sue, I really like your suggestion! For there to be a community of readers, there necessarily has to be a community of writers. It could be anything from fiction to non-fiction. Would be really great!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, September 29, 2012 9:58 PM
Hi Sue, I really like your suggestion! For there to be a community of readers, there necessarily has to be a community of writers. It could be anything from fiction to non-fiction. Would be really great!
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iPad Voice Dictation Better Then Siri: Commands List & Tips

iPad Voice Dictation Better Then Siri: Commands List & Tips | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

If you haven’t tried out dictation on the iPad you really should give it a go. It can be much faster than typing at times. Here are a few little tips and some common commands you can use to get even more out of dictation:


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Essential Mac and iPad Apps for Graduate Students

Essential Mac and iPad Apps for Graduate Students | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
With the exception of one year when I needed to use IBM’s ThinkPad in order to use only Windows-compatible software, I have been using Mac since I was a kid. I started taking lecture notes on...
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Rubric to Evaluate Educational Apps : The eLearning Site

Rubric to Evaluate Educational Apps : The eLearning Site | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

How do you evaluate education apps? Look no further than this great Rubric from Learning in Hand. Criteria include:

 

Relevance: The app’s focus has a strong connection to the purpose for the app and appropriate for the student

 

Customization: App offers complete flexibility to alter content and settings to meet student needs

 

Feedback: Student is provided specific feedback

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Making Sense of the Apple Volume Purchase Program - momswithapps.com

Making Sense of the Apple Volume Purchase Program - momswithapps.com | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Our guest post this week is written by Bob Dronski, creator of EdgeMates, and an IT resource at his local school.

 

"The big kahuna is the Program Manager, who is in charge of purchasing “Volume Vouchers” for the school. These are elegant little cards that are physically sent to the school. (You read that right. Nothing is offered electronically.)"

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Surfing for Substance: 50 No-Nonsense, No-Fluff Websites and Apps for Educators

If you are like most educators, you’re on an incessant prowl for new ways to engage your students. As someone who doesn’t have a lot of time—and is determined to make good use of what time you do have—it is likely that you’re also looking for ways to streamline your curriculum and stay organized. You may be a “tech-head” already, but you don’t have to be to make any of these 50 user-friendly websites and apps a part of your everyday life.

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Print From Anywhere with Dropbox, IFTTT, and Automator

Print From Anywhere with Dropbox, IFTTT, and Automator | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

If you’ve owned an iOS device, you’ve probably wanted to print from it at some point. Maybe it’s a file, maybe it’s a webpage or e-mail–sometimes, the people want their paper copies. And so Apple eventually introduced AirPrint, which allows “AirPrint-enabled applications . . . [to] print to an AirPrint-enabled printer,” at least as long as you’re on the same wifi network. Great, right?

 

I wouldn’t know, because I don’t have an AirPrint-enabled printer, even though it is capable of wireless printing.

 

Faced with the same problem, Dave Caolo rigged a solution that marries three favorite ProfHacker technologies: Dropbox, IFTTT (If This Then That), and Automator. In his post, he offers step-by-step screenshots explaining how to do the following...

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The iPad goes back to school | Macworld

The iPad goes back to school | Macworld | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Two years into the tablet experiment, educators talk about what's working in the classroom.
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iOS 6 Coming Next Week – Here are the Best New Features It Brings to the iPad | iPad Insight

iOS 6 Coming Next Week – Here are the Best New Features It Brings to the iPad | iPad Insight | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
iOS 6 is coming next week. Here are some of the best new iOS 6 features for iPad.

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