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Animoto is a Web 2.0 teaching tool that sparks creativity and develops communication and critical thinking skills – important 21st century learning skills.
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Robin Good: Rachel Smith explains in very simple words how you can use your iPad to capture and record visually the key ideas and concepts presented during a lecture, keynote, training class or presentation. She provides a good round-up of four relevant tools that can be used for this task, analyzing their key pros and cons as well as providing logistic and technical advice on how to best organize and setup yourself for doing visual recording on the iPad.As similar tools will provide more ready-made icons, templates and patterns available for this kind of real-time idea-capturing, this rare and pioneering visual recording work will begin to catch up even more rapidly.
Very useful. 8/10
Full article: http://www.teachthought.com/technology/how-to-capture-ideas-visually-with-the-ipad/
Visual note taking on the ipad
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Great ideas and excellent modelling from Rachel. I like her suggestion that you can practise using Youtube or TED talks and create your charts as you follow along. Amazing. Thanks for scooping, Rod!
University of Wisconsin – Stout sure does know how to make their students happy. Their new mobile app allows students to do everything from checking their grades to checking their laundry! An...
I've been hoping for mobile integraton at Stout for sometime. Happy New Year! I'll be adding this to my iPhone and my Android Tablet Today!
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. I"m embarassed to say I'm still on my 3Gs Iphone and this product won't work for me. Still, sounds like an apt tool
Stephanie Hedge is a graduate student in the Department of English at Ball State University. You can follow her on twitter at @slhedge.
I present this post with a two caveats: first, this post is written with iPads in mind (particularly as I discuss apps), because that’s what I use, but the basic principles hold for any tablet, including the neat-o Microsoft Surface. Secondly, I recognize that tablets can be prohibitively expensive for graduate students. However, new advances in tech are bringing down prices, and some schools may provide a tech budget for students. Check what kinds of devices are available to you! Although the cost can be high, I find the flexibility and utility of an iPad to be well worth the investment.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/teaching-tablets#ixzz2DXpCoLQrInside Higher Ed
For school teachers looking to keep the little monsters under control, ClassDojo is an engaging and innovative web app. It uses cute monsters and pop-up notices to instantly reward good behavior and admonish naughtiness.
Sounds like a strong behavior management tool. I found that rewarding the class for good behavior was much more effective than punishing for bad behavior. If I were in the face to face classroom (where I spent 25 very memorable years) I'd be working with this app!
A new environment app aims to teach kids (aged 7 - 11) about the importance of water in our society.
Gather your team, dream up your idea, develop your app and win big in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.
Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration.
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them.
How do you choose the best educational app for your classroom? Check out this great post from Tony Vincent on LearningHand, sharing his own rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps and other rubric resources.
While you’re probably not guilty of mucking up complex geopolitical strategy with your bad slides, chances are you’ve made some crappy ones--or, at the very least, been subjected to some--at one point or another. So the appeal of Haiku Deck, a free app for the iPad, should be clear. As founder Adam Tratt explained to me: "We wanted to make it impossible to create ugly [slides]."
The app, as its name suggests, is all about brevity, enabling users to make clean, concise slide shows--or decks--with a heavily streamlined feature set. Using it is fiendishly simple: You enter a few keywords of text onto a slide, and the app searches a database of over 35 million Creative Commons images that suit your subject. If your text says "Fierce Dedication," you might get an artful shot of a tiger or a football team to use as the slide’s background (though you can always use a photo of your own). Finding that compelling image for you, Tratt says, is one of Haiku Deck’s key achievements. "People spend a ton of time doing this manually … so we thought we could really delight our users if we made the process just happen automagically, and then embed the Creative Commons attribution right in the deck."
Find it impossible to get your kids to sit still for 5 minutes? Not anymore. Babble’s top 50 apps will leave them entertained for hours!
10 different Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps
iPads are neat little devices that can pretty much do it all: play music, support interactive content, reshape how we think of textbooks, produce high-quality videos, and even take a step back and function as a good old-fashioned typewriter.
I have a first edition iPad. It took me awhile to realize that the only way I could get a file onto the iPad was to get the original file into the cloud from another computer. I wish I had read this article when I first got my machine!
I think some teachers worry about sharing files. This might be a solution
Today, Google has launched a new dedicated shooting and sharing app called YouTube Capture that it says is designed to allow people to snap videos and get them up on the service as ...
I've been asked several times for arubric that will help teachers select Apps. Now I've found it!
"Whether it is to record an interview or to send a quick note to yourself, having a voice recording app on your phone or tablet can prove to be helpful. Here are some of the apps that I have had success using on my iPad and on my Android phone."
This third and last part of my series of 30 best iPad apps for students and academics focuses on apps for Organizing and Enjoying life in academia.
Grading can be a daunting task, but these apps can save teachers a lot of time.
Apple has long realized the potential of the pre-teen set and has targeted them with iPads, learning apps, smart devices and other mobile tech to meet their educational and developmental needs. To demonstrate how digital and mobile technology are gaining momentum with children, MDG Advertising created this informative infographic.
A new guide shows beginner and veteran developers how to create e-learning materials for the iPad.
Lectora today released its new manual Creating Content for iPads - A Designer's Guide. The guide walks users through a set of questions to determine their needs then creates a personalized reference tool they can use to create the iPad materials.
Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.
Last year, with a fearless group of 10th graders in Katrina Kennett’s English class at Plymouth South High School, we attempted to transform the traditional research process to a completely paperless one using a fresh new cart of iPads.