“If children are the future, then ebooks are the future of the publishing industry,” - The ABC's of Kids & Ebooks Ready to make an E-book? Fixed-layout seems to be the best format for children's books because they are so illustration heavy.
"I used to have a ton of CDs. I spent a fortune back over ten years ago collecting them. Now they are all sitting in boxes in my garage. Literally. I almost NEVER use CDs anymore. I don’t even own a CD player. My MacBook Pro doesn’t have a DVD/CD Drive; only my aging PC can play CDs in my house.
The days of the CD are almost over. I purchase all my music digitally.
However, there will be times when you need to rip* a CD to get it on your iDevices. Yes, the traditional way would be to use iTunes and attach your iPad/iPhone to your computer. But what if you’re in a hurry, perhaps at work, without your own computer, and you really would like a digital copy without the hassle of iTunes?"
To create a narrated picture book on Story Creator start by inserting a picture as your book’s cover. To create a page just tap the “+” icon and import a picture, draw a picture, type some text, or do all three. After completing one or all three of those previous actions tap the microphone icon to record your narration. After making your recording you can quickly adjust it so that each word of text is highlighted to match the timing of your narration.
"FaceTime is Apple's video chat service. It allows anyone with a recent iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac to make free calls to any other Apple user over Wi-Fi or cellular connection. On the iPhone, FaceTime is bundled into the Phone app. On the iPod touch, iPad, and Mac, FaceTime is a separate app. On all devices, FaceTime can connect to any Apple-registered iPhone phone number or email address. That makes it perfect for keeping in touch with family who lives far away, with the kids while traveling, with business partners at distant offices, or even with that special someone while shopping for the perfect gift."
"Lakeshore Learning Materials has launched four new apps based on their popular Math Quiz Game Show and Language Adventures Quiz Game Show interactive software titles. Available for free from the Apple App Store through March 11, 2013, Lakeshore’s new apps offer children all the exciting sights and sounds of a real TV game show—while teaching essential math and language skills.
The apps are available for FREE through March 11 from the Apple App Store on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. After March 11, the apps will be available for $1.99 each."
"iMovie has made a surge into classroom instruction, in part because of the rapid growth in the field of digital video and partly because of Apple`s superior software design that offers tremendous ease for the user. I am pretty sure many of you have already tried iMovie in a way or another but today I want to share with you some tips of how to use this powerful tool with your students to enhance their learning."
"Want to watch a video that is sitting on your computer on an iPad instead? That’s simple, and for most video files you can just copy them right over and watch instantly through the Videos app. On the other hand, if you’ve ever tried to copy a movie over to an iPad and discovered an error message like this, it’s almost always because the existing video format is incompatible with playback on the iPad:"
Get outta town!! FIFTY-TWO FREE Disney apps!! FIFTY-TWO!! I'm going to get the "Mother of the Year Award' from my kids when they see these on their iPads. ** Only the app's developer can control when an app is free or not.
"Created a guide for Keynote on the iPad. It is quite comprehensive and covers just about all the features of the app. As I point out in the guide one of the most powerful yet least utilised features is the creation of Hyperlinks. It is possible to create a Keynote presentation that is not linear and that all navigation is based on interactive hyperlinks. You can download the Keynote guide here. http://www.larkin.net.au/resources/keynote_guide.pdf ; "
"f you like to use your iPhone, iPad or laptop in your classroom because it allows you to effortlessly navigate the learning space, one of the greatest frustrations can be having to constrain yourself to the vicinity of the projector cable every time you want to share your screen with the class.
I have seen this as a common practice even in open plan learning environments, which instantly does away with it’s greatest feature by forcing the teacher to move back to the front of the room.
Whilst you can get wireless projectors at great expense, have you ever thought of using Apple’s $99 Apple TV? I hadn’t until recently, but since using it I could never go back to a physical projector/tv connection for the following 4 reasons:
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