March 23, 2015 Over the last weekend, we spent sometime curating what we think are some of the best Chrome apps and extensions for teachers and students.Our selection is based on the reviews we have...
In a digital world of links, likes, tweets and pins, there are very few mechanisms for connecting our ever expanding digital world with the physical one around us. QR codes are one of the simplest and most well established ways to make this connection, and for students it can create a number of unique and fun learning opportunities, meshing the digital and physical classroom.
In the below presentation, cutting edge educator Denise Webster shares the tools she uses, as well as some real world examples for making the most of QR codes in the classroom.
Firstly, despite its name, Apple TV is not a television. Instead it is a device which allows you to wirelessly stream content from your iOS devices or Mac on your TV or projector using AirPlay. AirPlay is Apple’s technology that will stream whatever is on an iOS or Macs screen and is built into all iPads with the exception the first generation iPad, and all newer iPhones and iPod touches. This means you or your students can easily display Keynote presentations, images, videos or content within apps on a large screen at the touch of a button.
Did you know that the Keynote software (Apple's presentation tool) on the Mac has a drawing tool?
It is a vector based tool that creates clean and customizable shapes that you can fill with color, gradients, or a photo. Then layer, arrange, flip, add shadows and group these shapes until they've become almost anything you can dream of.
Apple iPad can be used to do a lot of things such as take pictures and videos and then edit them or you can go and play a lot of nice games, or you can can just go online and browse the Internet or maybe integrate yourself into social hubs like Facebook, Twitter or Google.
But sometimes you also use your iPad for productivity, and create some files, documents, tables, graphs and so on. The main advantage of the iPad is on course its portability. You can take it to the meetings and write your memos and sketches directly on it. And the good thing is that this portability means that you are able to have it with you, all the time with all the documents and files you need.
In case you decide to change some of them you’ve also a sync option that helps you get the same version in all your devices (iPad and Desktop or Laptop). So basically there is no need for printing your documents since you have it with you all the times in digital format. Still, for those of you who really need to actually print some things, here are the ways to Hook up an iPad to Printer and get going.
There are more and more free Wi-Fi hot spots available to us than ever before. However, for the most part, coverage is generally spotty and/or intermittent on free public Wi-Fi networks. In addition, there can be privacy concerns, not to mention overloaded networks that easily become more trouble than they’re worth in the first place. In situations like these what options do you have if you want to surf the internet on your iPad and you’re away from your fast, secure and reliable home network? For the sake of argument, we are going to assume that your iPad is a Wi-Fi only version, but the process is the same regardless which iPad you own.
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs.
Quick response (QR) codes are easy to create and have many uses in the classroom. With the posting of a QR code, you can lead students to information by just using their computer's or mobile device's...
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