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For students, the iPad is the ultimate computer - @Mashable

For students, the iPad is the ultimate computer - @Mashable | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
BROOKLYN, New York – I’m sitting on the floor at The Academy of Talented Scholars (PS 682) in Bensonhurst, watching kindergarteners create robots on an iPad.

It’s one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen, and I don’t even like children.

The exercise is part of the curriculum led by co-teachers Stacy Butsikares and Allison Bookbinder, focused on helping the 5- and 6-year-old students come up with ways to solve problems.

The first step is to identify a problem happening in the school. The kindergarteners come up with ideas like kids horsing around in the lunch line, or not throwing trash away properly, or making too much noise at recess. Students are instructed to create a robot that could solve the problem, and draw the robot on a piece of paper.

Once the robot is sketched out, the real fun begins. Using the app The Robot Factory, these pint-sized problem-solvers bring their robot ideas to life.

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Apple's Classroom app for iPad lands on App Store | Cult of Mac

Apple's Classroom app for iPad lands on App Store | Cult of Mac | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple is putting more tools in the hands of educators today with the official launch of the new Classroom app for iPad that promises to opens up new, more
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iPad Shipments Plummet as Detachable Tablets Double -- Campus Technology

iPad Shipments Plummet as Detachable Tablets Double -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Shipments of Apple tablets, including iPad and iPad Pro, dropped nearly 25 percent in the last quarter of 2015, leading an overall decline in the tablet market. Meanwhile shipments of detachable tablets — devices that include removable keyboards — actually doubled in the same period.
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Connecting Learners With a Digital Ecosystem

Connecting Learners With a Digital Ecosystem | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Jackson State University's cyberlearning project combines ubiquitous iPads for students with faculty training, a revamped curriculum and digital textbook development.
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Santos Arturo Gamez's curator insight, October 9, 2015 10:25 PM

Encouraging and introducing the students at a young stage to use mobile devices for school is crucial.  Motivation is a key factor that takes in place when applying educational methods to technology.  There are students that want to learn all this, because it is in them they are the 21st century the future of education.  It is important to invest in these systems for the students and teachers, and let them lead the world of tomorrow.  

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How to breath life and increased performance back into an iPad that has become slow and sluggish | Ipads Advisor

How to breath life and increased performance back into an iPad that has become slow and sluggish | Ipads Advisor | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
So, you have actually obtained an iPad and it’s beginning to get a little sluggish on you. Quit me if this sound familiar- first, you do your ideal to maximize as significantly storage space as you can collect by erasing old, unused apps. Next off, you determine to unload your photo collection and information to iCloud, or whatever other preferred cloud service you choose. Still not enough? While these are really user-friendly, and also helpful actions, there are still a couple of added approaches available to you to bring your iPad back to life and make it seem like it’s a newer device once more. In no particular order …

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Reality

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Reality | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Focusing on iPad-versus.-laptop comparisons stifles the ability to see how the iPad facilitates student-centered learning. iPads are devices meant to compliment computers, not replace them.

So, people who seek equivalent functionality become frustrated, and fail to realize the intrinsic benefits and features of the iPad’s native design.

 

Instead, schools should focus their energies on what iPads do best to engender active learning. iPads enable students to kinesthetically connect with their work (especially important for young learners). These tactile elements – using fingers to zoom, rotate in, pinch close, or swipe across – as well as increasingly interactive and immersive apps, facilitate hands-on learning.

 

Gust MEES: DON'T forget ALSO about that the working force needs people who are FIT in Windows Computers as THE main OS is STILL WINDOWS!!!

 


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Madeline Case's curator insight, December 27, 2014 8:36 PM

Just think, these students don't realize that iPads are not something to be used alone. I've seen many people with their tablets/pads and a laptop complimenting/corroborating with each other.

Mohamed Bouri's curator insight, December 30, 2014 6:27 PM

Our schools lack iPads, but these tips may be helpful if your students use them!

Alex Enkerli's curator insight, January 5, 2015 9:19 AM

Educational appropriation of tablets is getting past the hype.

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Using iPads to Lower the Cost of a Degree -- Campus Technology

Using iPads to Lower the Cost of a Degree -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Lynn University's iPad initiative aims to create an educational experience that's affordable for more students and provides higher quality content.
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Microsoft gives away Office apps for iPhone, iPad

Microsoft gives away Office apps for iPhone, iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called freemium strategy favored by many - New Zealand Herald

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An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D | TechCrunch

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D  | TechCrunch | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object...

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Maker culture is becoming more ubiquitous...

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Teacher’s use of iPads in higher education

Teacher’s use of iPads in higher education | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Teacher’s use of iPads in higher education.  Daniel Churchill & Tianchong Wang

 


Mobile devices (e.g. iPads or galaxy tab) are increasingly being used in educational contexts. There has been growing investment in higher education institutions in Hong Kong by the HKSAR Education Bureau in relation to educational uses of mobile technology. However, current research into educational applications of this technology is limited. This article reports results of a qualitative study that investigated how higher education teachers use iPads to facilitate their practice. The study results provide insight into both the educational affordances of iPad technology and the ways in which teachers’ personal or private theories mediate these affordances. The study outcomes contribute to theoretical understanding of higher education teacher changes through adoption of mobile technology. Furthermore, the outcomes provide a set of recommendations for applications of iPads and similar technologies in higher education and ways to support teachers to effectively adopt such technology in their practices.

 

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7 lessons learnt from setting up an iPad implementation

7 lessons learnt from setting up an iPad implementation | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

7 lessons learnt from setting up an iPad implementation.

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Tablets fall out of favour in NSW classrooms

Tablets fall out of favour in NSW classrooms | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Once hailed as the poster child of digital interactive learning, tablets are falling increasingly out of favour in NSW schools.
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I would really like to see 'how' they used the devices in the classroom. I can see this as another case of blame the technology (device) rather than the learning design for the activities.

 

I would have thought that a device with a range of scientific instruments included in it (gyroscope, accelerometer, two cameras), would be more useful for collecting and reporting on data/events than a keyboard with a screen. Sounds like a typewriter vs an educational swiss army knife to me.

 

Do we want our children to be able to ask the right questions with inquiry based learning or be able to type 40 words a minute?

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Apple’s iTunes U gets even more creative on the iPad

Apple’s iTunes U gets even more creative on the iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple is bringing new tools to iTunes U to enable educators and students to build and experience education content on the iPad.
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4 Powerful iPad Graphic Calculator Apps for Math Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Powerful iPad Graphic Calculator Apps for Math Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

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Duet Display can now turn any iPad Pro into a perfect second screen for a Mac or PC

Duet Display can now turn any iPad Pro into a perfect second screen for a Mac or PC | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Along with being optimized for the larger tablet, version 1.2.0 also works with the Slide Over feature in iOS 9.
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Using this now with a standard iPad. Works great! Previous apps that I have used to turn my ipad into a 4th monitor ran over bluetooth or Wifi and lagged a bit. The refresh rate with this app is great. Highly reccommended.

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Back to school: how to back up your kid's iPad

Back to school: how to back up your kid's iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The dog deleted my homework doesn't cut it in the modern classroom, so students need to backup their school work.
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Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads

Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
In the Social Studies and English Language Arts classroom students can benefit from visuals and interactive text to help making meaning of the past.  The Berlin Wall HD is a free iPad app that pres...

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Complete guide to all the Settings on the iPhone and iPad

Complete guide to all the Settings on the iPhone and iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
This is our guide to the main settings you need to know in iOS 8. Learn how to configure Control Centre, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Data Roaming; find out how to manage Notifications and your privacy settings; set up a Personal Hotspot; use Siri and more.

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Cindy Peters's curator insight, December 30, 2014 10:03 PM

A helpful guide to optimizing your iPhone and/or iPad. 

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iPad linked to bad sleep - scientists say

iPad linked to bad sleep - scientists say | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Reading an iPad or a Kindle before bed instead of a printed book can cause sleep deprivation and increase the risk of cancer, scientists say. - New Zealand Herald
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Dorothy Waxman's curator insight, January 7, 2015 8:11 AM

I know someone who ]traded using her Kindle instead of her iPad before bed, and her sleep improved, literally, overnight

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Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Blended Learning: Working With One iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.
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Tablet productivity review: iPad Air 2 v Surface Pro 3 v Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Tablet productivity review: iPad Air 2 v Surface Pro 3 v Samsung Galaxy Tab S | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
As an all-rounder, the iPad Air 2 is still the tablet to beat, offering a potent mix of beautiful yet powerful hardware, highly capable software, and an unmatched ecosystem of excellent tablet-optimised apps.
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Universities Partner on iPad-Based Degree Program -- Campus Technology

Universities Partner on iPad-Based Degree Program -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Watson University will use Lynn University's iPad-based Dialogues of Learning curriculum for its new degree program in social entrepreneurship.
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What The iPad Has Done To Education -

What The iPad Has Done To Education - | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
As the iPad approaches popularity that’d make The Beatles blush, it’s easy to forget what technology in learning looked like before the little tablet from Cupertino entered our collective pedagogical consciousness. It’s also easy to forget...
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Lynn U Expands iPad Initiative -- Campus Technology

Lynn U Expands iPad Initiative -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Lynn University in Florida has expanded its iPad initiative to include all of its day undergraduate students, new MBA students and Ed.D. students.

 

The university measures the success and progress of its iPad initiative through student surveys, student performance metrics and cost analysis. After the first year, the university found that "94 percent of students and 97 percent of faculty associated the iPad with favorably contributing to the learning experience."

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Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. - New Zealand Herald
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