When Apple posted its year in review on Tuesday, it did something it has never done before: award an education app the top prize. Duolingo, the translation app that was recently updated with more gamified features, was ...
"Further recognition of the massive adoption of iPad by so many schools around the world, Apple have just launched two new sections on their iPad App Store. One section is aimed at teachers and parents with apps for the children, broken down in to different age groups and learning activities. "
Via John Evans
“The latest release of Apple’s operating system for its tablet and phone devices is the first one I’ve noticed considerable mention being made of education-specific enhancements. The following list ...”
Apple's highly anticipated iOS 7 is finally out and in the wild, and there's plenty that's new in this update. From a redesigned user interface to revamped apps, There's little that hasn't been touched by Apple engineers this time around.
iPad pilot program expands faculty, classroom technology use Tufts Daily The iPads for Education Pilot program (iPad Pilot) began in the fall of 2012, according to Senior Education Technology Specialist Haejung Chung, who has helped coordinate the...
"I am revisiting this topic of enhancing students creativity using iPad apps for the second time this year. Almost 10 months ago I featured here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a selection of some great apps http://bit.ly/185Tusc that can be used in class to boost students creative thinking; and today and after having reviewed hundred of new educational apps since that post, I decided to compile an updated version of that list and include some newly featured apps in the category of creativity.
Of course by creativity I mean giving students the chance to take their learning to the next step, one in which they are active producers and participators in knowledge building. Creativity is all about creation and iPad is an ideal device to support this creative thinking. Check out the apps I have handpicked for you today and share with us if you have other suggestions :"
Apple is bringing the iBooks application to the desktop – Hooray! For the last 3 years, the iBooks application was limited to iOS devices, meaning you could only read iBooks on your iPad or iPhone. But with the release of OS X Mavericks, you (and your audience) can now read books from the comfort of your desktop or laptop computer. Want to learn more about how to capitalize on the move? We thought so And we’ve got some helpful ideas for you to get the most out of the update!
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The addition of Control Center to Apple's iOS platform opens up new possibilities with regard to ease of operation on iPhones, iPods, and iPads, but it also makes it more necessary for iOS users to better understand the security implications that...
"iOS 7 provides powerful new ways to configure and deploy devices across institutions, and features to help schools purchase, distribute and manage apps with ease. App Store licence management, new options with Mobile Device Management and single sign on are just some of the capabilities in iOS 7 that make it ideal for education."