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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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iOS 9.3 features reveal Apple targeting enterprise and education - TechRepublic

iOS 9.3 features reveal Apple targeting enterprise and education - TechRepublic | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple recently released the iOS 9.3 beta and it is chock full of new features. Here's what business professionals and educational institutions need to know.
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How to Cultivate Teacher Agency and Buy In When Going 1:1 (EdSurge News)

How to Cultivate Teacher Agency and Buy In When Going 1:1 (EdSurge News) | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Last year, Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) in Mississippi embarked on its 1:1 digital journey, dubbed the “Individualized Interactive Instructional Technology Initiative.” The goal was to provide individualized, personalized, and more interactive instruction.
Going 1:1 has its benefits wh
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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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How to Use Split View Multitasking on iPad -OSXDaily

How to Use Split View Multitasking on iPad -OSXDaily | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The latest versions of iOS for iPad include a great multitasking feature called Split View, which, much as it sounds, allows users to split the screen on the iPad between two active apps side-by-side. iPad and iPad Pro users can adjust the size of each app panel or have them take up an equal amount of space, enabling users to essentially use two apps at the same time.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, December 8, 2015 9:21 AM

I am still trying to get this to work. I must be doing something wrong.

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Been waiting for this for a long time.

It's really a game changer when having the digital textbook conversation.

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Vizable

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If you have data and an iPad, Vizable is for you.
Introducing Vizable by Tableau, the best way to see, touch, and understand your data—right on your iPad. It’s beautiful, free, and best of all, it’s fun.

Ever wished you could explore a data file right on your tablet? Now you can. Pinch, swipe, and drag to visualize. Make a discovery and share it. Indulge your curiosity.

Vizable’s the next step in Tableau's mission to help people see and understand data. Want to learn more? Check out Vizable's website or watch the launch, including a special full hour with the app creators.

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iPad-Enabled Curriculum in a Graduate Program

iPad-Enabled Curriculum in a Graduate Program | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
This case study examined student satisfaction with Apple iPad technology in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The iPad proved effective in student recruitment and engaging students in active learning. Although technical issues diminished its effectiveness as a teaching tool, these needs prompted important changes in network management at the institution. Overall, the adoption of iPads enhanced the students’ educational experience.
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Some Very Good iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Very Good iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Today we revisited the iPad list of music apps we shared last year and wanted to add some interesting new apps to it. While some of these apps are totally free others like NotateMe is really pricy.  Browse through the titles listed below and see which ones you want to use in your music class. Enjoy

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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 iOS 9.3 will be all about education :: Lance Ulanoff

Apple iOS 9.3 will be all about education :: Lance Ulanoff | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"iOS 9.3 may be Apple's most targeted release yet. While there are sure to be bug fixes, performance enhancements and other random feature updates, it appears the biggest changes will be all geared toward education.

 

"Apple offered a sneak peek at the upcoming version of iOS in a new web page. It states, "With the iOS 9.3 beta, you’ll find a preview of new features that will make it even easier for schools to put devices where they’ll have the greatest impact — in the hands of students."


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Report: Apple Device Adoption Increasing in Higher Education -- Campus Technology

Adoption of Mac and iPad devices is increasing in higher education organizations, driven primarily by user preference, according to a new report from JAMF Software.
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Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension

Paper or Tablet? Reading Recall and Comprehension | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
What effect do digital devices have on our digital brains? To uncover the influence on learning of using digital tablets for reading, the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center conducted an experiment to ascertain differences in recall and comprehension between tablet and paper readers.
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17 Ways To Use iBooks Author Right Now

17 Ways To Use iBooks Author Right Now | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

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Morning news off press: #i-books is definitely not just for good #reads, but #authoring & #editing, too;) #tablet #digital

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7 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creative Skills ~ EdTech and MLearning

7 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creative Skills ~ EdTech and MLearning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"Bloom’s digital taxonomy puts ‘creating’ at the top of the thinking pyramid followed by evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding, and remembering. As an important 21t century skill, creating engages learners in a wide variety of cognitive processes and boost their power of imagination in ways that benefit them in their intellectual growth. In today’s post, we are sharing with you some of our favourite iPad apps you can use with students to enhance their creative capabilities. "


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Could this iPhone app transform how we diagnose autism?

Could this iPhone app transform how we diagnose autism? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
What makes the Autism & Beyond app especially notable is that Apple is throwing its not-insignificant weight behind the project.
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10 Great iOS 9 Features for Teachers ~ EdTech & MLearning

10 Great iOS 9 Features for Teachers ~ EdTech & MLearning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
iOS 9 is the  newest release of Apple’s operating system. iOS 9 comes with a bunch of powerful features and enhancements to improve your productivity and performance.We have been experimenting with some of the features embedded in this update and decided to share with  what we think are the best things in iOS 9 for us in education.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, October 14, 2015 4:07 PM

Teachers need to remember to update their devices.