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Why Go 1:1 iPad?

Why Go 1:1 iPad? | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

In a response to a well written and thoughtful post that I recently read by @jmcconville1000, "Why the iPad is bad for education", I felt compelled to respond from my personal experience of rolling out a cart of 30 iPads in a shared high school environment.

 

Fundamentally I believe that an iPad can neither be good or bad. All it can ever be is an iPad. I argue instead, that when used effectively and with specific goals in mind, iPads can have a positive impact on education. Seeing that schools are investing money on these devices, the perspective to adopt is not a combative one, but rather one that explores how to effectively integrate the devices. Whether a school is 1:1, or there is a shared iPad cart, the devices can be used effectively.

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Thanks to Amazon, Android Could Overtake iPad by 2016

Thanks to Amazon, Android Could Overtake iPad by 2016 | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"Cheap Android tablets, namely from Amazon, could boost Android tablet sales numbers past the current dominating force known as the iPad, according to research firm IDC."

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iPads in Education

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"Welcome to the ‘iPad in Education’ web site - concerned with using Apple’s iPad for learning and teaching. Although this is based in the UK, the site’s content will reflect practice from other counties and contexts in order to explore and learn from a wide field. I am Ian Wilson (www.ianwilson.biz) a freelance Apple Education Mentor based in the north west of England (Twitter: @Ian__Wilson). I have set up this site as I believe the iPad signals the opportunity for a transformation in how technology is used in schools, colleges and universities. I am interested in looking at all age ranges, all abilities across all areas of the curriculum and keen to see if the iPad makes technology more transparent and cross-curricular as it should be."

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iPad Wireless Presentation using Apple TV | MacLitigator

iPad Wireless Presentation using Apple TV | MacLitigator | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Use Apple TV and an iPad with iOS 5 for wireless presentations

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Desmos Graphing Calculator now runs on the iPad | Tech the Plunge

Desmos Graphing Calculator now runs on the iPad | Tech the Plunge | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Now runs in HTML 5 on the iPad - https://www.abettercalculator.com/

 

This calculator is great for those times when you don’t have enough graphing calculators to go around in class or hear the dreaded “I left my calculator at home.” Even better, some students just can’t afford dedicated graphing calculators. This is their ticket!"

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iPads in classroom provide 20 percent jump in math scores, study says

iPads in classroom provide 20 percent jump in math scores, study says | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
After a yearlong pilot program initiated by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, students' math scores jump 20 percent compared with classrooms that used traditional paper texts. Read this blog post by Joe Aimonetti on iPad Atlas.
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Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps

Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The authors 10 favorite sites for finding educational apps including:

 

"APPitic - with over 1300 reviews done by Apple Distinguished Educators. These apps have been tested in different grade levels with different instructional strategies."

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Why the iPad Is the Most Hated Gadget Ever | Cult of Mac

Why the iPad Is the Most Hated Gadget Ever | Cult of Mac | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

As the Apple iPad succeeds beyond expectations, it leaves in its wake an enormous body count of dead and dying products. While consumers love it, several major industries have grown to hate it. And for very good reason.

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An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog

An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"I’m delivering some iPad training to a school tomorrow, so thought it might be useful to collate some of the links I’ve been putting together for the session.


The session is concentrating mainly on teachers using the iPads for their own professional use, rather than being used as a classroom resource, but a lot of the apps below will be suitable for use by students too. I’ll do another post sometime of great apps for different subject areas.


Here’s some of the useful apps I’d recommend investigating. Some are free, others the price of a pint or so. Links are to the UK version of iTunes so other readers may need to do a search in the App Store to find the version for their region."

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Untethered Teachers: Using AppleTV in the Classroom | Wired Educator

Untethered Teachers: Using AppleTV in the Classroom | Wired Educator | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"I’ve spoken to a lot of administrators about what they look for when performing teacher observations. One of the comments I heard over and over again was, “I want to see the teacher circulating among the students.” You can’t do that if you’re attached to the interactive white board. I have an AppleTV in my classroom hooked up to a projector. Using my iPad and AirPlay, I can wirelessly mirror any content on my iPad to the screen at the front of the room. The real advantage is evident during collaborative activities. Students can use their own iOS devices to connect to the AppleTV to share their work with the rest of the class. I can be anywhere in the room and still run my lesson. I can pull up sound and video clips on my iPad and instantly share them with my class without being attached to any particular location in the room."

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I like the idea of students sharing with Apple TV and with using an iPad connected to the IWB. However, I solved the idea of being limited in my movement a long time ago when I used Powerpoints. Its called a wireless mouse. I've even advanced to the remote presentation mouse. I also like the Slate that interacts with the SMARTboard which I can hand to students. Or... brilliant idea... I can actually have students interact with the IWB themselves! Thus keeping my students absolutely on their toes waiting for a turn at the board! (yes, I teach elementary and they are more engaged and on task than ever before!)
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iBook Author – Apple continues to redefine teaching and learning

iBook Author – Apple continues to redefine teaching and learning | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Recently Apple released iBooks Author that allows anyone to create stunning iBooks. All you need is an idea (or Scheme of Learning) and a Mac. Apple have offered a range of pre designed templates t...

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iPads in the Classroom

This site will be both a support site for my presentations about iPad use for teaching and learning and also include links to other iPad information pages. 

 

Submit your own resources

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Blooms Taxonomy with Apps - teachwithyouripad

Blooms Taxonomy with Apps - teachwithyouripad | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

iPad / iPhone apps fitting the Blooms classification of learning objectives.

 

"After seeing the chart on of Bloom's Taxonomy on bloomsapps, I thought I could make a more thorough table. I like the headings that were used in the chart."

 

with thanks to @gingerblox 

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Top 10 Free Online Tutoring Tools for 2012 | Edudemic

Top 10 Free Online Tutoring Tools for 2012 | Edudemic | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
The Internet provides a wealth of resources for teachers, tutors, and students to go well beyond classroom learning. Whether you’re a teacher preparing for tomorrow’s lecture, a professional tutor working with one or two students, or you just want to help your cousin in Alabama with some trig homework, these free tools will help you interact with your student(s) sans the confines of the classroom
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Apps in Education: 10 Mind Mapping Tools 4 the iPad

Apps in Education: 10 Mind Mapping Tools 4 the iPad | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Brainstorming is a way for an individual or group to collect ideas about a specific problem or situation. The goal is to collect as many as you can and then go back and evaluate the ones that might be worth developing further. These ideas can then be developed, enhanced and modified.

 

Brainstorming is a great tool for educational situation where you want to develop and stimulate the creative process. The idea is that a shift in thinking can occur by collecting many ideas together around a particular concept. The process itself often spurs further ideas and so the process continues.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Educreations - Use Your iPad as a Whiteboard and Record a Lesson

Free Technology for Teachers: Educreations - Use Your iPad as a Whiteboard and Record a Lesson | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Educreations is a new iPad app that turns your iPad into a whiteboard. You can use the app to illustrate concepts and narrate what you're doing on the screen. You can draw images from scratch on the Educreations iPad app or you can upload images and draw on them. Your completed lesson can be shared directly to others or made public on the Educreations website.


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