Below are some great iPad apps that students can use to take notes on their iPads. I know the app store is teeming with all kinds of note taking apps and I have already featured several of them in previous posts several of these apps. However, today's list is very short and only contains the ones I personally believe students should definitely be aware of. I did not include Evernote because it is a taken for granted app in this category. If you are looking for audio note taking apps, this collection embeds some interesting titles to start with. Enjoy
"People who downloaded iOS8 this week were surprised to find something very familiar missing from their Photos app. Gone is the Camera Roll that we have been so accustomed to. Also gone is the Photo Stream folder that contained the last 1000 photos taken on all our devices. These have been replaced by a Recently Added folder. Looks pretty messy, in my opinion. I enjoyed having the distinction between the two."
My personal top 5 apps would be; Pages, Camera, Explain Everything, Google Drive, PDF Expert. With them I can create, save and share just about everything I need to however that list could go on and on.
Need to stay organised? The solution is literally in your pocket -- your smartphone. Countless people (students, businesspeople, creatives, etc.) use mobile productivity apps like Evernote, Easily.Do, and Any.DO to stay on top of things. Which mobile app helps you organise your life? Here are some more tips to help you be the most organised…
Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.
Apple has actually begun updating its own apps for iOS 8, with iMovie and Numbers getting the very first updates. While Numbers simply brings stability, iOS 8 support and iCloud Drive compatibility, iMovie goes a bit further with brand name brand-new features like video filters, an extension for the Photos app and more.
iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know Gotta Be Mobile Very soon you'll be able to install iOS 8 on the iPad to deliver a large collection of new iOS 8 features that will supercharge your iPad.
edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:
Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings. Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.
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When Siri Dictation arrived on iOS, consumers were excited to finally have an alternative to typing text messages and emails. Since its initial release in October 2011, the feature has improved significantly in its ability to accurately interpret what you’re saying. With the release of Mountain Lion last year, Apple added Dictation to its desktop operating system to lessen the need for typing OS-wide. Most people don’t know about the feature, though, and those who do neglect to use it. In this tutorial I will list a few ways you can make Dictation a true “intelligent assistant”. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Quick; Tags: OS X, Dictation, Tips & Shortcuts
Take another step towards cutting your cable cord forever. AppleTV is a small, yet powerful device that gives you access to a world of movies, TV shows, sports, music, and more. The definitive guide to get your AppleTV up and running in no time. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Short; Tags: Apple TV, OS X, iOS
Andy Kenworthy's insight:
AppleTV's are becoming more popular in classrooms and for event presentations to mirror from iDevices and share content including students work.
In a previous article, Removing Duplicates in ‘Open With’ Using Terminal, I’ve covered how to clean up your options for opening files with different applications. In this Quick Tip I will show you how you can change the default application that opens your files.
I won't be using Terminal or any third party applications, so you won't need to dive into any code, nor download any applications. Read on to see why you might want to change the default application and how you can do so easily. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Quick; Tags: OS X
Andy Kenworthy's insight:
I've been needing this for a while, other suggested methods didn't seem to stick be this is so far.
We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.