bContext is an app that actively transforms the way ideas are shared by enlivening static documents with audio, writing, and drawing capabilities.
The app makes it easy for anyone (i.e. designers, architects, consultants, teachers, bloggers, journalists etc.) to add visual and verbal elements to transform complex ideas into engaging communications.
The final report of the iPad Scotland Evaluation undertaken for schools and local authorities in Scotland was released by the Technology Enhanced Learning Group based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hull in October. 8 primary and secondary schools were assigned to participate the research by local authorities, the approximate number of iPads in pilot is 365.
Spring Cottage Primary School's 'iPad journey' and look at some of the apps, which when used creatively with other apps, can be used across the curriculum to engage, motivate and inspire children's learning in the classroom
When Stanford announced they were supplying iPads to their medical students in 2010, they become one of the first medical schools to begin the transition to mobile learning. But now, the number of medical schools across the US handing out iPads with stethoscopes to their first year students is increasing.... We pretty much break even,” said Schwartz, “but the iPad is better for the environment – and as an information delivery system, it’s much more versatile.
"Wikispaces now works even better with iPads! With our latest release for mobile devices, you’ll find a sleeker interface, seamless navigation, and the same rich wiki functionality you’ve come to expect from Wikispaces."
Instructors in the McAllen, Texas, school district see iPads as a tool to boost reading rates among younger students and say they've already seen a difference in the first months since the tablets were introduced.
Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.
Thanks to Samuel Wright in Australia, he compiled a booklet with selected music educational Apps including music games. But we think his keynote “Music Technology Presentations” is also definitely worth reading. The technology integration into music education is demonstrated and most main ideas are valuable to other subjects too.