"While the iPad is not the savior for learning–or even mobile learning for that matter, if you use one for five minutes it’s easy to see that it is an amazing piece of hardware.
"We’ve talked about how to use them in a PBL environment. And how to record ideas with them. And even separated ideas for using the iPad in the classroom by complexity. (Or, see ten of our top iPad posts here.)
"But what else can it do? From the whimsical to the interesting, below are 50 things to do on the iPad."
Are you aware of the many services that Google offers? This infographic, from the Goodwill Community Foundation (GFC), provides a look at some of the services. In fact the GFC website provides a wide range of materials that you may find useful. This infographic is a part of a lesson that teaches you about many of the services Google provides.
A well-stocked wiki of resources for National Louis University's ipad project, in which a cohort of pre-service teachers in training focused on preparation to teach in 1:1 classes with iPads. Action plans, links. apps, research, blog links, app reviews, and meeting notes. Quite a rich resosurce. -JL
For a long time now I have been looking for a tool that enables instant polling in the classroom or in the lecture room. I specifically wanted something that; doesn't require registration (especially from the people I'm polling), updates very quickly, works on any platform from computers to mobile devices
It looks like I have finally found what I've been looking for and best of all it's free. The tool that I have found is Mentimeter and it does all of the above.
"iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms. Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards. However, many teachers are unsure of how to use them effectively. Coupled with concerns over the costs involved, iPad implementation in schools is seen as an unnecessary and expensive risk.
"As the case studies below demonstrate, iPads are being used in education environments around the world with great success. Teachers can have paperless classrooms, take attendance, share interactive presentations and test their students—all on their iPad."