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SpokenLayer

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Read the web with your ears. Listen to your favorite web publications. Let your eyes do something else. SpokenLayer transforms the best of the web into narrated audio, making written content available anytime, anywhere.
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SomNote - Friendly Cloud Note

SomNote - Friendly Cloud Note | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Record and save important information, brilliant ideas, and moments of everyday life easily and securely with SomNote.
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David Brooks / The campus tsunami: Online education is the wave of the future, even at elite universities

David Brooks / The campus tsunami: Online education is the wave of the future, even at elite universities | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Online education is not new. The University of Phoenix started its online degree program in 1989. Four million college students took at least one online class during the fall of 2007.

But, over the past few months, something has changed. The elite, pace-setting universities have embraced the Internet. Not long ago, online courses were interesting experiments. Now online activity is at the core of how these schools envision their futures.

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Subtext for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Subtext on the App Store. Download Subtext and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

 

READING TOGETHER IS BETTER
Now your whole class can be in the pages of a book together. In Subtext, teachers and students can exchange ideas as they read—right in the margins of any ebook!

Subtext offers all the functionality of other ereading apps—adjustable fonts, brightness control, a built-in dictionary and so on—but that’s not what makes it so unique. Right from the pages of your books, you can:

• Engage in conversations with teachers, classmates and friends
• Explore links to relevant articles, images and multimedia on the Web and add your own
• Set up closed groups so you can read with just your class or a select set of friends
• Access one of the largest collections of free and paid books via Google Books

Take a minute (literally!) and watch our product video at www.subtext.com/edu to see what it’s like to read with Subtext.

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App Synergy: How To Synergize Your Evernote Use -- AppAdvice

App Synergy: How To Synergize Your Evernote Use -- AppAdvice | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
This weeks App Synergy shines the spotlight on Evernote.

 

To date, this column has explored many different app synergy uses, each comprising a multitude of apps and steps. This week, we’re doing something a little different. Rather than explore one use composed of many apps, we’re going to look at many uses, which only require two apps each. The common link for each use will be Evernote, a well-regarded app that many people use, but few seem to use to its fullest potential.

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iPads for education? | Teacher's Monthly

iPads for education? | Teacher's Monthly | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Yesterday I attended the EdTech Tablet Indaba hosted by the International School of Cape Town.
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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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Readlists

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A Readlist is a group of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything—bundled into an e-book you can send to your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone.

 

KF: There are several terrific uses for this type of tool in an eLearning context. Collect all your favourite articles and webpages then export as an eBook. Develop a pathway thourgh a collection of sites that will guide your learners in a meanigful way. Have your students develop and share lists around key topics in your course. Have students construct a course review by way of a focussed eBook. Once you start playing with this the ideas will start flowing.

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Debbie Mayo-Smith: How to earn $126k from an iPad - Small Business - NZ Herald News

Debbie Mayo-Smith: How to earn $126k from an iPad - Small Business - NZ Herald News | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Are you still relying on paper? Is your company reticent to modernise technology usage?

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A case study for using an iPad for administration tasks. How can we apply this to our workplace?

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LessonNote - A lesson study classroom observation app for iPad

LessonNote - A lesson study classroom observation app for iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
LessonNote for iPad - Designed for the collaborative improvement of teaching and learning.
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Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom

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Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom...

 

"Purchasing the iPads was the easy part. Managing them is another matter. Dean Shareski says that “iPads are meant to be owned, not managed.” I think he is correct, but managing them still needs to be done for my grade one students."

 

What can't Higher Ed learn from kindergarten?

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No more idiot box: Aussies multi-task during TV time

No more idiot box: Aussies multi-task during TV time | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
A SURVEY has found 60 per cent of people across four generations are multi-tasking on electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones while watching TV.
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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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