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8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad - Edudemic

8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad - Edudemic | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
It's never been easier to quickly and easily get your digital pen flowing. The following are powerful apps designed to help you create books on the iPad.

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The possibilities just keep growing!

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:30 AM

We use Book Creator, which apps do you use?

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Two-year PC replacement saves cost, raises productivity

Two-year PC replacement saves cost, raises productivity | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
With faster PCs available for less money a new study makes a case for replacing PCs every two years instead of following the traditional threetofouryear cycle but IT pros debate that premise
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Well now, this could work well for Apple. Without a doubt, replacing Windows PCs makes sense and adds to costs.

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Here’s What A Future Dominated By Apple Might Look Like

Here’s What A Future Dominated By Apple Might Look Like | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Take a trip to the future.
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Ah, such dreams.

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Tablet ownership increases by 20%

Tablet ownership increases by 20% | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Tablet ownership in the UK has increased by 20% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014 according to industry regulator Ofcom.
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But of course! Anyone, including those behind in ICT vision could have foreseen this.  Well, most anyway - with a couple of notable exceptions.

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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …
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For all my Google users - check this out.

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GN Resound pins hopes on hearing aid for iPhone generation

GN Resound pins hopes on hearing aid for iPhone generation | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
By Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's GN Resound is banking on a hearing aid packed with bluetooth-like technology that lets users listen to calls and music from their iPhones as it seeks to steal a march on its rivals, its new chief executive told Reuters. Anders Hedegaard laid out his plans for the company - the hearing aid business of GN Store Nord - for the first time since taking the helm on August 1 in a change of management that surprised investors and analysts. After four years of cutting costs to boost operating margins, GN Resound now wants to grow faster than the global market, which grew about 4 percent last year in terms of sales. "The restructuring is over and now it's innovation and growth that are the priorities," said Hedegaard.
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Apple Puts 20 Productivity Apps on Sale in iOS App Store for Limited Time

Apple Puts 20 Productivity Apps on Sale in iOS App Store for Limited Time | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Apple today debuted limited-time deals on 20 productivity apps in the iOS App Store in a section of the store called "Amazing Productivity...
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There are some favourites here.

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Younger users get it – tablets are great for consumption AND creativity

Younger users get it – tablets are great for consumption AND creativity | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
When the iPad launched in 2010 Apple pitched it as a consumption device, but it wasn’t long before users and app developers figured out it could be great for creativity as well.
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....and so they will use tablets that way.  Its the 'dyed in the wool' IT Depts that don't get it....it is NOT just another cheap laptop.

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Apple Engineers Patent System For Wireless Power

Apple Engineers Patent System For Wireless Power | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
If you like electronic gadgets but hate tangles of chargers and charging cords, you're not alone. Apple engineers feel your pain. For years, they've been trying to figure out better ways to charge portable electronic devices. They've experimented with better battery management, solar power and, most recently, wireless power. On Tuesday, Apple [...]
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Ultimate mobility?  No more chargers to carry around is a dream that may come true.

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Frog Conference 2014: Microsoft we are partners in learning. In association with the Tablet Academy and Frog Trade - Microsoft UK Higher Education Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Frog Conference 2014: Microsoft we are partners in learning. In association with the Tablet Academy and Frog Trade - Microsoft UK Higher Education Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
News from Microsoft for universities, written by the UK Education team
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Never less than enthusiastic, Steve Molyneux exudes a sense of the imperative. 

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iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors

iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
iPads, iPods and other tablets are becoming more commonplace in the classroom, and schools are filling their devices with lots of Apps. Teachers could be missing valuable opportunities to truly embed the use of iPads in the classroom.

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Apps are a diversion.  The core benefit of Tablets is their capacity for creative use and flexibility.

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Lisa Riker's curator insight, July 26, 11:31 AM

How to better use the tools we might already have.....

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 8:19 AM

BYOD

Martin Debattista's curator insight, August 2, 8:32 AM

Tablets in general (and not just iPads) can do much more than just provide apps 'for everything'. Teachers could be missing the wood for the trees (and lots of them!)

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Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited" | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Last week, Amazon informed us that for ten dollars per month, Kindle users can have unlimited access to over six hundred thousand books in its library. But it s
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Certainly an "ouch" moment I fear?

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Alchemy Mobile synthesizer for iOS can now be enjoyed by VoiceOver screen reader users

Alchemy Mobile synthesizer for iOS can now be enjoyed by VoiceOver screen reader users | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
I am super stoked to be able to write this post and announce to the world that, after several months of collaborative work between myself and the developers of the Alchemy Synthesizer Mobile Studio...
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This is amazing - Voiceover access to Alchemy Synthesizer.  

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Tablet gurus meet at West Midlands academy for lively conference - Innovate My School

Tablet gurus meet at West Midlands academy for lively conference - Innovate My School | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
We recently held another ‘Implementing 1:1 tablet learning’ conference, this time in the Birmingham area, in order to tell teachers everything they need to know about tablets.
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Making a difference...... 

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L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation's second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort.
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I wonder how this will pan-out? 

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Why recommend the iPad for schools?

Why recommend the iPad for schools? | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
This blog is nearly 2 years old and I thought it was time to revisit the reason for its existence. I am still teaching 11 to 18 year-olds everyday in BYOD classrooms (not iPad only) and can claim a...
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Great Blog post, and very well reasoned and knowledgable. I'd add unrivalled accessibility and ease of use and reliability  I had recent experience of using Android and it felt like a product that is incomplete.

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Apple Maps is gaining marketshare on Google in the U.K.

Apple Maps is gaining marketshare on Google in the U.K. | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Apple Maps now accounts for 70% of mapping network data on the U.K.'s EE carrier
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Now who is BAD.

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Microsoft Takes a Jab at Apple With New Surface Pro 3 Ads

Microsoft Takes a Jab at Apple With New Surface Pro 3 Ads | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Microsoft has a trio of new Surface Pro 3 ads, and they all have the same goal: to prove Microsoft's ultra-thin tablet/laptop hybrid is better than Apple's MacBook Air.
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Things are getting a little .....  tetchy.  $999 + $129 for keyboard Type Cover.  UK price £1299 + £139 keyboard.  Macbook Air UK price £849.00.  You could buy an iPad as well!  iPad Air £399.00 and have money left over.

 

 

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Tablet gurus meet at West Midlands academy for lively conference - Innovate My School

Tablet gurus meet at West Midlands academy for lively conference - Innovate My School | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
We recently held another ‘Implementing 1:1 tablet learning’ conference, this time in the Birmingham area, in order to tell teachers everything they need to know about tablets.

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Making a difference...... 

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Tabby Awards announce 2014 Winners and Users’ Choice picks: The very best tablet apps and games

Tabby Awards announce 2014 Winners and Users’ Choice picks: The very best tablet apps and games | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
The Tabby Awards, the only global competition for the best tablet apps and games, unveils the 2014 list of Tabby Awards winners, as well as the first Users’ Choice app list.
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How you decide on the best is open to discussion, but this is a welcomed list.  Where are the Windows ones though?

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The 10 best tablets on the market

The 10 best tablets on the market | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
What are the 10 best tablet devices for consumers? Tech site The Verge answers this question with the following list.
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Tab Times lists the best 10.

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Future tech: Vision-correcting tablet promises to eliminate the need for reading glasses

Future tech: Vision-correcting tablet promises to eliminate the need for reading glasses | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
There’s hope for everyone tired of having to whip out their reading glasses every time they want to read on a tablet or ereader device.
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This'll be a challenge.....how would it possibly work?

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BBC Mobile Accessibility Prototype : About

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Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines are available here based on the requirements of BBC.co.uk.

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Cyber crime costs North West businesses £107 million a year

Cyber crime costs North West businesses £107 million a year | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Cyber crime costs North West businesses £107 million a year | Technology | North West | Bdaily UK | Business News
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Incredible wastage that Cyber Crime is, how come so many NW Companies listen to the wrong advice?  SMEs are poorly advised.

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3% of users browse with IE9 and 14% of users have a disability. Why do we only cater for the former? | Fiona TG

3% of users browse with IE9 and 14% of users have a disability. Why do we only cater for the former? | Fiona TG | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Why do we think it is perfectly acceptable to spend time ensuring that our websites work in IE9, but not that you can navigate them with a keyboard?
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The argument used to be IE and IE only, as everything else was seen as a minority.  How things change

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it

The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting


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Sound advice and simple steps combine to provide real insights into how to go about "Flipping".

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 11:10 AM

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Andrea Stewart's curator insight, July 26, 9:12 PM

Helpful, though I don't quite follow the traditional flip.

Daniel Compton's curator insight, August 13, 3:55 AM

Flipped classroom in a simple step-by-step chart