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These 7th Graders Have Already Published Their First iBooks Author Bestseller | Cult of Mac

These 7th Graders Have Already Published Their First iBooks Author Bestseller | Cult of Mac | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The ebook is very creative and well written (it’s for kids, but the fun facts are interesting for all nature geeks). Sure it’s from a 7th Grade class, and it isn’t like E.O. Wilson’s free book, but I think the kids and their teacher tapped into all the best features of iBooks author. They’ve included:

Interesting layouts and nicely readable text with great info.Photo galleries of the plants and animals.Movies (made with iMovie, of course) … like feeding an alligator!

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There is a new iPad Sketchbook in town, and it’s all about quality ‘ink’ | iGo With My iPad

There is a new iPad Sketchbook in town, and it’s all about quality ‘ink’ | iGo With My iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Many of us have been using Sketchbook Pro from AutoDesk to draw and sketch for a very long time.
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Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts

Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The key to learning to code is learning to think like a computer--which is a hard thing to do.

 

The key to learning to code is learning to think like a computer--which is a hard thing to do. "It requires structured thinking, ability to abstract details away, and there’s little margin for error--one little typo and your program might do something entirely different from what you wanted," says game developer Rui Viana. "The real world just doesn’t work like that, so it’s hard to get your head around it." Which is precisely why Viana created Cargo-Bot, a simple iPad app that turns "thinking like a computer" into a genuinely addictive puzzle game. It’s like Angry Birds crossed with Codecademy, and it’s total genius.

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iPad App Aims To Make Lecture Halls More Intimate and Students More Engaged -- THE Journal

iPad App Aims To Make Lecture Halls More Intimate and Students More Engaged -- THE Journal | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
A professor at the University of Michigan has launched an iPad app developed to help large classes seem smaller and less intimidating.
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OnLive Desktop: An iPad Based Technology for the Classroom | Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal

OnLive Desktop: An iPad Based Technology for the Classroom | Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

In this article, Dr. Kevin Yee and Lissa Pompos explain how OnLive Desktop, an iPad application, can assist faculty in creating a more interactive classroom environment and a more engaged teacher-student relationship in the classroom.

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Learning with 'e's: iPad or iFad?

What are your views about one iPad for every child? Is it innovative and far-sighted, or just another gimmick with little evidence to justify the cost?

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Book Palette Adds 10 New Templates To iBooks Author -- AppAdvice

Book Palette Adds 10 New Templates To iBooks Author -- AppAdvice | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Add more options to your book making arsenal with Book Palette.
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One example of iBook Author templates that Kim talked about in his session today if you want more than the standard templates. If you Google for 'iBook Author templates' you will find many others that are available.
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"iPads for learning"

"iPads for learning" | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Useful articles about the use of iPads in education and learning...

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Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board | Emerging Education Technology

Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board | Emerging Education Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

An iPad and Apple TV can combine to provide an advantageous alternative to more expensive, traditional interactive white boards.

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iPad Education Games | Teach.com

iPad Education Games | Teach.com | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
ipad education As we continue to incorporate the latest technological advances into every aspect of our daily lives, educators are looking to see how technology can be integrated into the classroom to enhance and expand ...
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Can Apps Be Educational For Preschoolers? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Can Apps Be Educational For Preschoolers? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning. (Can Apps Be Educational For Preschoolers?
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A Quick Guide To Managing A Classroom Full Of iPads | Education Technology, Apps, Product Reviews, and Social Media – Edudemic

A Quick Guide To Managing A Classroom Full Of iPads | Education Technology, Apps, Product Reviews, and Social Media – Edudemic | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

While the iPad’s potential in formal learning environments is clear, there is a practical side to its implementation that is not often recognized until after they’re purchased.

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CIO-Asia - 7 tips for establishing a successful BYOD policy

CIO-Asia - 7 tips for establishing a successful BYOD policy | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
CIO Asia offers Information Technology strategy insight for senior IT management - resources to understand and leverage information technology from a business leadership perspective...
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Review: office applications for the iPad

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Review: office applications for the iPad...
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Photosmith 2 app for iPad: Mobile Photography Workflow

Photosmith 2 app for iPad: Mobile Photography Workflow | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Photosmith 2. This powerful mobile workflow photography app lets you edit, tag, keyword, group, rate, and add metadata on your ipad and sync back to Lightroom.
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iTunes U and iAuthor may impact mLearning - sooner than you think?

iTunes U and iAuthor may impact mLearning - sooner than you think? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
iBook, iAuthors and the iTunesU from Apple, a great step towards changing the education system. For those who underestimated the announcement, this was a huge wake up call! Apple have been busy doing what they do best and that is innovating!
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Directly Download an Enhanced ePUB eBook to Your iPad

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Directly Download an Enhanced ePUB eBook to Your iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Over the past year, several instructors and professional development leaders at different colleges and educational service centers in the United States have utilized my eBook, “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing,” as a course text for their students enrolled in classes focusing on digital media and technology integration. In each case, these instructors have opted to use the enhanced / multimedia version of the eBook for iPads.

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iBooks Author – Fullscreen images | Davide Barranca

iBooks Author – Fullscreen images | Davide Barranca | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

To make a picture zoom fullscreen in iBooks Author v1.1 isn't as easy as it could be - there are at least three ways to do it, each one with its own drawbacks: because fullscreen and borderless aren’t synonyms.


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Cachalot | Mobile Marine Megafauna

Cachalot | Mobile Marine Megafauna | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Duke University’s Cachalot app, an open source 'digital textbook' solution demonstrated at Murdich University on Wednesday 23rd June 2012. Some nice features and a good collaborative solution.

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Creating Interactive Widgets for iBooks Author and the iPad – Part 1 | RemObjects Blogs

Creating Interactive Widgets for iBooks Author and the iPad – Part 1 | RemObjects Blogs | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

When Apple unveiled iBooks2 with support for advanced textbooks on the iPad, they also released iBooks Author to make the creation of such advanced textbooks easier. One of the features of iBooks Author is the ability to embed interactive HTML5 & JavaScript widgets created with Dashcode. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of details on exactly how to do that.

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$59 Adapter Connects Apple TV Any AirPlay To Virtually And Display System | Cult of Mac

$59 Adapter Connects Apple TV Any AirPlay To Virtually And Display System | Cult of Mac | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

$59 Adapter Connects Apple TV Any AirPlay To Virtually any Display System. Then you can send your iPad screen to the Apple TV to share from anywhere in the room. Good for small class tutorials and meetings.


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Using The iPad As A Digital Whiteboard (Plus 4 Cool Free Apps To Try It Out) | Emerging Education Technology

Using The iPad As A Digital Whiteboard (Plus 4 Cool Free Apps To Try It Out) | Emerging Education Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
There are some nice free Digital Whiteboards apps available for the iPad. Free rocks.
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How Technology is Changing Students Study Habits

How Technology is Changing Students Study Habits | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Nice infographic on technology and our current students.

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Edudemic Magazine for iPad on the iTunes App Store

You just found the first-ever monthly iPad magazine dedicated to education and technology! From the editors at Edudemic.com, the Edudemic Magazine features a monthly look at what's happening in the edtech world. The magazine features interviews, case studies, guides, and news for everyone from kindergarten to medical school.
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WikiView - Wikipedia Reader for iPad on the iTunes App Store

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WikiView is a beautiful Wikipedia reader designed specifically for the iPad. The interface makes navigating articles a joy by placing all the commonly used features a tap a way.
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