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iPad Institute

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KF:  An overview of a strategic 5-day approach to optimising iPad use in the classroom - its as good a PD strategy as it is a classroom plan. 

 

Looks at:

 

- Collecting Resources

- Organising content

- Digitasl Storytelling

- Multitasking and productivity

- Lesson planning and authoring

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Webcasting with Ustream, an iPad, a Tripod & an XLR Boundary Microphone

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Webcasting with Ustream, an iPad, a Tripod & an XLR Boundary Microphone | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"This was the first time I used my iPad2 and the Ustream Broadcaster application http://goo.gl/0JFFp (free) to webcast live and archive an event. In this post I’ll recount a few of my lessons learned and recommendations for others who want to try webcasting with an iPad."


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Excellent Printing Apps for your iPad

Excellent Printing Apps for your iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

A list of 5 apps available now for printing. Hoping there will be more to come soon.


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Hands-on with TED Books for iOS: discoverability is good, polish needed

Hands-on with TED Books for iOS: discoverability is good, polish needed | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Book prices are good. Sharing, syncing, and (some) graphics need help.

 

KF:  Jacqui Cheng from ars technica reviews the new TED book app and the books themselves.  The "books" are long form - imagine something like a National Geographic feature article.  They cost a few dollars each and it's suggested they are good value.  The app itself gets a few suggestions for improvement.  The app provides a global commenting system. 

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Crop Images on iPhone & iPad Easily with Photos App

Crop Images on iPhone & iPad Easily with Photos App | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"The Photos app in iOS includes a built-in crop tool that works very well for quick edits on the go with the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Perhaps even better, there’s a constraint tool that lets you instantly crop images to a variety of common photo proportions, ranging from a perfect square, 4×3, 8×10, 5×7, 16×9, and others taking the guesswork out of the process. No additional downloads or apps required, it’s all featured in the default Photos app."


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50 Fantastic Free iPad Apps | iPad.AppStorm

50 Fantastic Free iPad Apps | iPad.AppStorm | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
We all love getting something great for free! However, hunting down the good free iPad apps from the terrible ones in the jungle of the App Store can be a difficult job.

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Magnífic llistat d'apps gratuïtes x iPad.

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Tablet Shipments Slated to Outpace Notebook Shipments in 2016

Tablet Shipments Slated to Outpace Notebook Shipments in 2016 | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
A new report finds that growing adoption of tablet PCs in key markets will drive tablet shipments past notebook shipments by 2016.

 

Campus Technology 5th July 2012

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TouchFire: The iPad’s Keyboard Gets Physical

TouchFire: The iPad’s Keyboard Gets Physical | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
TouchFire is a Kickstarter-funded gizmo that aims to make iPad input comfier, faster and more accurate by letting you type on a clear piece of silicone rubber with cushioned "keys" that sit on top of the iPad's on-screen ones.
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Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool

Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The study looks at the use of iPads at the Longfield Academy, where a large scale 1 to 1 iPad program was implemented last year. A brief overview of this groundbreaking study is provided below.

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Teaching like it's 2999: Some iPad Management Tips, Part 2!

Teaching like it's 2999: Some iPad Management Tips, Part 2! | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

We have FINALLY gotten cases for our iPad 2s! Hooray! In honor of these new accessories, I wanted to share some quick iPad management tips with everyone.

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SlideShark and iPad 1

SlideShark and iPad 1 | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The new iPad 1 feature that SlideShark introduced in their v1.6 release allows iPad 1 users complete projector and TV output support. iPad 1 users can now plug in to their projectors...


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Mantis Interactive Presenter Pro

Get Mantis Interactive Presenter Pro on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

 

"*** FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ***

Use iPads as a new medium to conduct presentations with Mantis Interactive Presenter Suite. You will discover a whole new way of engaging your audience and you will have a stronger impact. Your audience will have a greater immersive experience as they will be able to see, touch and interact during the presentation like they never did before."

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Appafolio - create interactive iPad presentations

Appafolio - create interactive iPad presentations | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Appafolio is the revolutionary service that allows anyone to create custom photo and video portfolios and presentations on iPhone and iPad...


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Alternative iPad Browsers with tricks Safari can’t do

Alternative iPad Browsers with tricks Safari can’t do | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"Here are three alternative browsers that I use regularly to perform tasks I think are necessary for educational use and general use that I can’t do using Apple’s default browser."

 

KF:  Summarising this article:

 

iCab - Quick, allows video download, multi-search engine access, some social media integration.
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/icab-mobile-web-browser/id308111628?mt=8

 

Diigo Browser - utilises Diigo tools - annotation, bookmarking, etc. API integration with some web favourites. FREE

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/diigo-browser/id432838105?mt=8

 

Photon - handles Flash sites. Pricey.  (Check out Puffin and iSwifter too if you're looking for some flash capability via the iPad.)

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/photon-flash-player-browser/id430200224?mt=8

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Exploring Tappestry: A Storable Social Network for Learning | David Kelly

Exploring Tappestry: A Storable Social Network for Learning | David Kelly | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

KF: A reasonably comprehensive report on Tappestry - a new social network for learning. 

 

"What did you learn today? With Tappestry, you can track what you have learned and catalog it. Then you can tell everyone. Don’t be shy, you might just meet someone. You can use Tappestry to create and curate your own learning stream. Tappestry is a great place to store your learning and your thoughts and check in those little “A-ha!” moments you have. Think of it as your own learning journal or notebook for things you pick up over the course of your day all woven together to create your own distinct learning fabric, your Tappestry."

 

Fron iTunes:  "This application is currently optimized for the iPod Touch and iPhone device families. iPad users can download and install the application, but the user interface hasn’t been designed for tablet users specifically at this time."

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Students Can Attend WizIQ Online Classes on Their iPads

Students Can Attend WizIQ Online Classes on Their iPads | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - WizIQ, a web-based education platform, announced its WizIQ Virtual Classroom App for the iPad today.

 

KF:  WizIQ is a web-based platform for online classes.  Several prominent elearning celebrities have adopted the platform and the system currently boasts about 2M users.  The system can be used for open-access and paid classes.  The release of their mobile application means they are keeping pace with much bigger LMS like Blackboard and Moodle.

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The Keyword Blog: Make your own Mobile Apps? Use a 'Curated Search Field' for better results

The Keyword Blog: Make your own Mobile Apps? Use a 'Curated Search Field' for better results | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Using Scoop.it as your search field is a handy way to search a large number of curated articles. Since the articles are selected by individual 'experts' you tend to get a better set of initial results than you might find with a Google or Bing search. ~ Dennis


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Classroom in the Cloud: 5 Awesome Things You Can Do With an IPad and an LCD Projector

Classroom in the Cloud: 5 Awesome Things You Can Do With an IPad and an LCD Projector | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Some great ideas on how you can use your iPad in your classes.


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iPads and Tablets

iPads and Tablets | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Digital devices that can be used to assist blended learning...

 

iPads and other tablet devices have dominated technology news in recent years. This is mainly due to the unprecedented uptake of these technologies; records are still being broken. The devices have inevitably found their way into educational settings as educators globally seek ways to leverage the interest in new technology towards improved pedagogy. These devices are capable of supplementing, and often replacing, traditional desktop and laptop computers. They have the added dimension of being enabled with locative, motion, audio-visual and spatial capabilities, along with mobile multimedia capture and creation features. Multi-touch and gestural forms of input are also possible. This combination of interest and capability is driving a huge shift towards mobile learning.

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Qantas pilots turn to iPads in a move designed to improve communication

Qantas pilots turn to iPads in a move designed to improve communication | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
QANTAS will deploy 2200 iPads to its pilots in a move designed to improve communication and data access while cutting down on cockpit paper.
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I’m Sorry, All Computers Are Fundamentally Compromised Content-Creation Devices

I’m Sorry, All Computers Are Fundamentally Compromised Content-Creation Devices | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
A blogger restarts the seemingly dormant debate over the iPad's flaws when it comes to creating content.
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How the iPad helps scientists do their jobs | Macworld

How the iPad helps scientists do their jobs | Macworld | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Tablet changes the way they design experiments, record results, and read journals.
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Subtext

Subtext | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"Subtext makes it easy to interact with your students in the pages of digital books. You can post and answer questions, link to relevant Web content and create assignments and quizzes—all right in the text. Better yet, your students can share ideas and work together to make connections as they read. Think of it as anywhere, anytime classroom reading guided by you."

 

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Video: Simple iPad Tips and Tricks

Video: Simple iPad Tips and Tricks | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Like magic, but without all the danger: Get more from your iPad with these simple tips and tricks. Many of these will work for your iPhone, too.
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50 really useful iPad tips and tricks

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Here's 50 of the finest iPad tips available. We've covered everything from customising your Home screen to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari.
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