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“ You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.”
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some excellent tips and tricks for getting the most out of your iOS device.
Some very useful tips here
Introducing one-to-one iPad's into classrooms has become one of the hottest topics of conversation. I thought I would share with you the benefits I see of this new form of technology in schools. Th...
I loved this article. It broke down ten ways in which iPads are productive in aiding children how to learn. The aid of pictures with headlines and quotes made it enjoyable to read. Instead of one long story it was broken down nicely so that it is easy to retain the information that you read. I particularly enjoyed the insight into the "the risk - taker" aspect of using the iPad. It is great to know that technology is aiding in the education of future generations
Sarah-Jane Davies's insight:
The introduction of iPads into the classroom is a very controversial topic. Many people believe that it is not suitable for school children. For example, people say that children lose their ability to write since they are no longer using pens or paper. However, this article fives many examples of why it is actually a positive thing. The article is fun to read since it is written in a concise list and contains interesting cartoon pictures at each point. Each point is also extended by reasons and examples of why the specific point is positive. The viewpoint is legitimate since it is coming from a teacher. The teacher has a good perspective since he deals with children every day.
This step-by-step iPad workflow is a handy visual tool that any teacher using iPads should check out. It'll save you time and more than a few headaches.
Covering all iOS accessibility features with in depth videos on Guide Access, AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver - Free Course
by SAMI RAHMANThis course will cover the all of the iOS accessibility features up to iOS 6 for both the iPhone and iPad. The course with go in depth into 3 key accessibility features:
3. Guided Access
The in depth videos include setup, the feature in action and usage scenarios. There is a resource list at the end for further information.
Here's a free Udemy course on an interesting topic. Udemy offers any instructor and course designer a chance to go into business for themselves. Take a look at what you might want to do to develop an independent income stream. ~ Dennis
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Something that can help people.
Passed this along to my teachers!
Rebecca J. Hogue (2013) iPad Professional Development Program (iPDP), Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning.
Full text paper.
by Miguel Guhlin
"I'd like to find a way to scan text, then have that text read to the student." Isn't it great to have these kinds of questions that just wander in?"While there are a variety of computer programs available for optical character recognition (OCR), I had only encountered this on the PaperPort Notes app. That process, while fine for me, wouldn't work well for the intended use.
"Voxdox is a new free text-to-speech app, available now foriphone, android and tablet that will read out any form of text for you in your choice of human voice.
"With Voxdox you can convert files, papers, articles, contracts and even full-length books to quality speech in over 20 languages, and then share them with your friends, class-mates and colleagues using Voxbox, the app’s integrated social database.
"Voxbox has already become the first choice solution for thousands of people around the world for sharing information in the fields of business and academia. By using Voxbox, your networks can find you in seconds and download high quality audio files generated from your text as well as the text itself. After downloading the text they have chosen, all that is left to do is press "play" and it will be read to them in one of a range of human voices."
Jim Lerman's insight:
This is fantastic! You can have your computer read back to you, out loud, any printed document -- even a pdf. For free! Outstanding.
Sounds like a great way to have someone else read journal articles or other text based information to you while you drive or walk. Could see usefulness for both faculty and students.
Not massive but a few nice articles here.
Part 1 - Lessons Learned from the Administrator’s Perspective
In this excellent 3 part article series, Principal David Mahaley shares lessons learned from the 1:1 iPad program that he has overseen in his role as Principle of The Franklin Academy. David has written several excellent articles for EmergingEdTech, and is the author of the eBook Teaching and Sharing with the iPad: Instructor Quick Guide. I am delighted to publish this series of posts in which he shares the perspective of the Administrator, the Teacher, and the Student, after nearly 3 years of experience with integrating the iPad into the Academy’s curricula. – KW
The 10 iPad projects included in this post are from a presentation at ISTE 2013. Some of you may know of TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) for their detailed list of iPad apps.
This post will provide you with 7 projects for students in elementary school, using a variety of iPad apps. Some of the projects listed are:
* Research and Explore, Create & Publish a Media Rich Text
* Create a Digital Puppet Show to Retell a Story
* Create Visual Illustration of Fractions
There are also four additional projects including:
* Build a QR Talking Museum
You can also view the presentation presented at ISTE (pdf download).
And if you have not seen the great spreadsheet of iPad apps mentioned above click on this link: http://www.tcea.org/ipad.
Some great ideas here with a connection to Bloom's Taxonomy. Always good.
Great resources for the iPad classrooms at BI!
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
Mind mapping technoques with IPad
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!
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