A free book that looks at iOS6 for the iPad. Jac de Haan states that this is a "bare-bones intro to iPad & iOS 6 for my students – just enough to get comfortable with basic iPad use and get organized." The book is geared to middle and high school students, with a focus on iOS productivity apps and basic troubleshooting. It is available for free in the iTunes store. To go directly to the book in iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/student-guide-to-ipads-ios/id570579620?mt=11.
Is your school district considering deploying iPads? There are many issues to be considered and this articles discusses issues to consider prior to deployment as well as after deployment. The author "went through each of these cases and tried to ascertain the biggest takeaways." Learn from the experiences of others!
Some of the sections in Before You Deploy iPads include:
* Take Your Time
* You'll Want to Beef Up Security (Online & Offline)
* Be Able to Defind the Decision
Some of the sections in the After You Deploy iPads include:
There are so many iPad apps available now it is often difficult to determine which are best. This post provides links to 50 apps, many of which are free, that would help us learn across disciplines. Although geared to "lifelong learners" many are appropriate to students in our schools. Categories include: History and Geography; Language, Reading, and Writing; Open Source and General Learning; Reference; and Science and Math.
EdTechTeacher taught 10 iPad workshops this summer/ This post includes a lit of '10 New Things We Learned About iPads' as well as listing weekly resources for the iPad. The '10 New Things We Learned About iPads' include:
* Using our iPad as a mobiele document camera with Board Cam App and Reflection
* Using iMovie and GarageBand (they communicate with each other) to take an iPad interview and integrate it into a film
"This past year preparing for the launch of iPads has been an interesting one for sure. I think a Critical Pedagogy is key when looking at iPad. Pedagogy at its definition level says “The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.” Critical Pedagogy goes much further however and links far more, I think, to how the iPad should be used to transform learning (more on transformational learning later)." - Mark Anderson
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