High school teachers have a new disruption to deal with in the classroom: the coming of the iPocalypse. At schools across the country, teachers are being told they must use iPads, which will upend everything they’ve learned over the years about how to teach students. For some, it must feel like the latest, ignominious blow to a profession often under siege.
The iPad continues to give new ways for individuals and businesses to communicate and collaborate. A new crop of apps this year have continued to push the evolution of connecting with other employees and colleagues.
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If you need a simple audio-recording app, chances are you'll use Apple's stock Voice Memos app and be perfectly happy with it. If you need something a little more feature-rich, however, ...
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Another free app that lets you enhance your audio recordings by adding notes of photos. Also allows editing of the audio files and exports in a range of different formats including wav, caf, aiff, and mp4).
Today, the start of school means it’s time to load up your Mac or iPad with a bunch of new apps. Primary school teacher Tanya Barlow is the ICT coordinator at Warranwood Primary School, in Melbourne’s north-eastern suburbs.
When it comes to apps for students, she looks for “apps that allow students to practise 21st century learning skills such as collaboration, communication and creative thinking – personalised and personal learning that allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding”.
"iOS7 is the biggest update to iOS since the operating system was released in 2007. While Administrators will be most interested in the new MDM options, the change in visual style will be the difference that is most immediately obvious to teachers and students.
"Likewise, a number of iOS features — most notably Spotlight, AirPlay, and multi-tasking — a have been moved, changed, or are accessed by using a different gesture which will result in additional training for your users."