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Most Common Tablet Mistakes

Most Common Tablet Mistakes | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Lots of companies are adopting tablet computers, which put huge amounts of data in workers' hands.
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M-Learning in Education @ ECU - Using iPads in the Classroom

M-Learning in Education @ ECU - Using iPads in the Classroom | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The M-Learning in Education event will run on June 5 and 6, 2012, as part of the ECU Twilight Series.

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Load Up Your iPad with a Massive Library of Over 38,000 Free eBooks

Load Up Your iPad with a Massive Library of Over 38,000 Free eBooks | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Load Up Your iPad with a Massive Library of Over 38,000 Free eBooks...
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FieldProtractor

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Field Protractor is an app that allows you to measure angles in a photograph. Take a photo of an angle and line up the protractor arms on the screen to tell you the angle.

It also allows you to measure the length of an object in the photograph by setting the scale against another object of known length. Overlay the scale line to an object you know the length of and you can set the scale to find the length of any object at the same distance from the camera.

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7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Textbook | EDUCAUSE

7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Textbook | EDUCAUSE | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Tablet devices and the publishing they enable are leading us to reconsider what constitutes a textbook, and they certainly change the landscape of what it has traditionally meant to write and publish one. A new breed of rich-media publishing tools offers an evolving set of opportunities both for the creation process and for the kinds of resources that can be produced. These resources could include 3D charts and tables, interactive maps, continual updates, and quizzes with instant feedback.

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Digital Textbooks Go Straight From Scientists to Students

Digital Textbooks Go Straight From Scientists to Students | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Date: Wednesday 23 May, 2012
Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm, followed by discussion.
Venue: FTLR 0.040, 4th floor NW Library (Murdoch University)
Developing the Scalable Open-Access Digital Textbook for Marine Science
Join us for a special seminar presented by Dr. David Johnston

 

Duke University has recently developed a marine science digital textbook – called Cachalot – that employs marine megafauna examples as a pedagogical hook. This textbook integrates the use of text-based, photo, video and audio teaching materials and delivers them to students in a freely downloadable application optimized for the Apple iPad.

 

Cachalot represents a new form of digital textbook, one that is completely open access and populated with current content written by experts in the field.  As a textbook, Cachalot sits at the intersection of transformative philosophy (e.g. it is open access and crowd-sourced), pedagogy (e.g. it provides for location independent and just-in-time learning that can fully exploit multimedia) and technology (exploits new hand-held devices that integrate computational, communication and visualization capabilities).

 

About the presenter
David is Research Scientist at Duke University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University. He has active projects involving the oceanographic drivers of foraging ecology in marine vertebrates, the design and utility of marine protected areas; the effects of climate change on marine animals and the sustainability of incidental mortality and directed harvests of marine animals. David has a strong interest in the use of citizen science which enables individuals and local organizations to participate directly in scientific research.

 

For more information about whale and dolphin research at Murdoch University, please visit: www.mucru.org <http://www.mucru.org>

Please RSVP to Denyse MacNish on D.Macnish@murdoch.edu.au

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Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author

Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

iBooks Author comes with 6 inbuilt widgets to add great interactive elements to your iBooks.

 

With Class Widgets, you can easily add more.

 

No need to program or install Dashcode, just click on the Wizard and download your auto-generated widget.

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Apple TV Goes From the Living Room To The Boardroom | Cult of Mac

Apple TV Goes From the Living Room To The Boardroom | Cult of Mac | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The Apple TV isn’t positioned as a business or enterprise product, but its small size, easy setup, and AirPlay make it a very solid presentation tool – and the low cost doesn’t hurt, either.

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Sharing iPad screens in  tutorial room onto a flat screen TV using Apple TV.

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The Slow-Motion Mobile Campus - The Digital Campus 2011 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Slow-Motion Mobile Campus - The Digital Campus 2011 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

In just a few years, handheld computers like smartphones and tablets have gone from niche items to the primary way many people use the Internet. Their popularity has led some supporters to predict that the devices will revolutionize how college students learn and experience college. Seton Hill University, in Pennsylvania, has branded itself as "the leader in mobile learning" and heavily advertises its iPad program as a way to reel in prospective students.


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iPads and Tablets

iPads and Tablets | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

iPads and other tablet devices have dominated technology news in recent years. 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.

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iConvert Instantly Converts Audio and Video for Your iOS Device, Is So Easy a Caveman Could Use It

iConvert Instantly Converts Audio and Video for Your iOS Device, Is So Easy a Caveman Could Use It | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
OS X: There are a lot of tools that'll convert videos for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad (like our favorite, Handbrake), but they aren't always easy for the average joe to use.
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How to install the bookmarklet with an Ipad? – Customer Feedback for Scoopit

How to install the bookmarklet with an Ipad? Instructions from Scoop.it here.

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TPACK iPad Project In Schools (TIPS) | Dr Jenny Lane – Edith Cowan University

TPACK iPad Project In Schools (TIPS) | Dr Jenny Lane – Edith Cowan University | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The TIPS Project uses iPads to implement learning challenges in classrooms. This blog is designed to guide and support teachers and pre-service teachers as they explore ways of using iPads in classrooms.

Please engage and contribute your experiences and comments. Your contributions are most welcome.

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How the iPad Is Changing Education

How the iPad Is Changing Education | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The iPad may only be two years old, but it's already begun to change many things. Reading is one of them. Work is another. It is selling like crazy, but it will be some time before most of the people you know own a tablet.
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Vernier Video Physics app for iPad.

Vernier Video Physics app for iPad. | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Video Physics brings complex video analysis to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and into the hands of the students. The app allows students to take a video of any object in motion and then by marking its position frame by frame analyse the motion graphically to scale. Video Physics draws trajectory, position, and velocity graphs for the object. Videos can then be shared with Facebook, YouTube and the Camera Roll, which includes the video with markers showing the motion and also the graphs produced from the data collected. Video Physics will display the path of the ball and provide graphs of Y vs X as well as the X and Y position and velocity as a function of time.

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FileMaker Go 12 for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Use FileMaker Pro 12, the leading easy-to-use database software, to create custom business apps. Then use FileMaker Go 12 to remotely access these database apps on your iPad. Databases that run on FileMaker Go are full-featured apps with powerful capabilities.

Now you and your team can easily view, edit, and search for information, then securely share with each other. Capture signatures, view reports and charts, save information as PDF and Excel, email or print your data, and so much more!

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Educational Apps

Educational Apps | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
TBR eLearning Initiative is a a central resource to assist educators looking for mobile apps to facilitate the learning process. With a bank of 40,000 educational apps that have been cataloged, ...
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First All-Digital Science Textbook Will Be Free

First All-Digital Science Textbook Will Be Free | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Within two and a half years, the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, named after the naturalist and founder, hopes to complete a 59-chapter digital textbook about biology called Life on Earth. As each chapter is finished, the foundation plans to put it into the hands of anyone who wants it. For free.
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Apple - Support - iTunes U - Course Manager

Apple - Support - iTunes U - Course Manager | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
iTunes U is a free service hosted by Apple that allows instructors, administrators, and affiliates to manage, distribute, and control access to educational audio and video content for students within a college or university.

 

iTunes U Course Manager is a web-based tool that allows instructors to create and distribute courses on iTunes U. Instructors at K12 school districts as well as colleges and universities whose institutions have an iTunes U site can get access to iTunes U Course Manager through their iTunes U Public Site Manager administrator.

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How to Turn Your iPad Into an Extra Screen | Techland | TIME.com

How to Turn Your iPad Into an Extra Screen | Techland | TIME.com | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Turn your new tablet into a handy extra screen. Now more than ever—in an era where a 60 open-tabbed window is nothing to write home about— desktop retail is a valuable commodity.

 

The benefits of having an extra monitor almost go without saying: Maybe you need to camp an extra window for reference, or maybe you like having your email client open for easy access—the possibilities are all there!

 

Here are two options, one for Mac users and another for PC users.

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Kanex ATV Pro adapts AppleTV HDMI to VGA | Electronista

Kanex ATV Pro adapts AppleTV HDMI to VGA | Electronista | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple and iOS device accessory maker Kanex launched a VGA output solution for the AppleTV and any other HDMI device today -- the Kanex ATV Pro.

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This will enable Air Play from an iPad to an Apple TV to play through a standard VGA data projector that does not have an HDMI input.

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Explore the Education Category in the App Store

Explore the Education Category in the App Store | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Our newly curated category of leading apps for education features innovative and engaging tools that will inspire students and teachers alike. Loaded with apps covering subjects like reading, math, music and more, you'll also find the latest apps to help plan and deliver interactive learning, productivity tools and curricula support for all levels of education.

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Dark Side of the iPad ~ Collecting student projects is difficult! | John Larkin

Dark Side of the iPad ~ Collecting student projects is difficult! | John Larkin | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Sharing iPad files is difficult. The simple task of collecting, assessing and returning multiple student works that were created is nigh on impossible with the iPad.
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teachwithyouripad - IPAD Activities Examples

teachwithyouripad - IPAD Activities Examples | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Examples of activities (and apps) that you can use your iPad for...

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50 resources for iPad use in the classroom | ZDNet

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom | ZDNet | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate iPads into the classroom.
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