A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate iPads into the classroom.
"The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services."
inClass, the last school app you will ever need, is here to help you survive school. No matter how complex your school schedule is, inClass will help you keep track of all your courses. Not only that, but it will help you keep track of your tasks by reminding you that one is due soon, that way you have no excuse to not do your homework =P
On top of everything inClass will help you take notes way more efficiently than ever before. Video notes, audio notes, photo notes! You name it! Just take out your iPhone or iPod Touch and start taking notes. inClass will even know which class you are in!
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.
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."
PDF Expert lets you read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes, draw with your finger and save these changes which are compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat! Moreover, PDF Expert is the only iPad application that can fill in PDF forms!
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When doctors-in-training at the University of Chicago were given iPad tablet computers to use on their rounds, they found that using the device helped them be more efficient...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.