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23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report. | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their...
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Lovely - selection of apps to match the assigned outcome. V useful
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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:33 PM

Here are some suggestions as to what your students could do in the place of a traditional written report, using their iPad. Great list!

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16 Apps for 16 Hours of Productivity

16 Apps for 16 Hours of Productivity | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
A day in apps: The social media manager’s edition
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Must Have Apps

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There are literally millions of apps for teachers to choose from and the task of selecting the "best" ones can be daunting! The intent of this page is to have educators share their ONE MUST HAVE Ap...
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Some of these I know but a couple haven't used do worth saving here.
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An iPad Toolkit – 29 apps that promote good learning

An iPad Toolkit – 29 apps that promote good learning | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
In case you hadn't noticed, I'm quite a fan of the iPad (the Lollipop Nexus 9's not too bad either). Not because of its design or because its by Apple or any of that, but…
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This is brilliant - such a good idea and I agree with the opening paragraph entirely - it's not just because it's Apple, they happen to have cornered education rather well and that's why we are interested. Quality is important, not just quantity.
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11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
A collection of tips and tricks for getting more out of your iPad.
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Really useful and fun (Joypad?) things you may not have thought of or knew!
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External Microphones for iPads: Better Mics for iOS Audio

External Microphones for iPads: Better Mics for iOS Audio | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Get better sound from your audio and video recordings with external microphones for iPads and iPhones. Try one, and you might never use the built-in microphone again!
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Something I was looking into.  I have been given a different device that doesn't connect to my ipad at all.  Will look at these as an alternative. 

 

The webpage covers a range of devices including wireless microphones

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Skaffl - K-12 Educational applications for mobile devices. Apps designed to support teachers in a digital classroom.

Skaffl - K-12 Educational applications for mobile devices. Apps designed to support teachers in a digital classroom. | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Skaffl is a mobile learning platform for iPad that solves the distribution and collection of classroom activities on mobile devices
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Classroom activity management for ipad.  Looks interesting 

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Doceri - The Interactive Whiteboard for iPad.

Doceri - The Interactive Whiteboard for iPad. | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Doceri is a scalable suite of products that allows a teacher or presenter to control a computer's desktop, to control audiovisual technology, and to annotate any presentation in real time with the Apple™ iPad™. Doceri is an intuitive interface that can replace interactive whiteboards and expensive AV touch panels.
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Looks like a great tool - just need to be able think of something to use it with 

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iTeach, iLearn - iPads at LUBS: Home

iTeach, iLearn - iPads at LUBS: Home | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Looks great - lovely layout and useful resources 

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Ipad Educators

Ipad Educators | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Feature articles, app reviews, curriculum app guides and unique interviews with educators and app developers.
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Amazing use of google glass with iPads at UCI
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BYOD policy gives London University users network access flexibility

BYOD policy gives London University users network access flexibility | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
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I'd like a private cloud...looks like this has been a success. Although this was reported two years ago, I'd be interested to hear how it's all worked out.
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Presentation Ideas | Haiku Deck Blog

Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community.
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Useful - presentation tips
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iPads Could Be Great Help for those with Autism - WPEC

iPads Could Be Great Help for those with Autism - WPEC | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
WPEC iPads Could Be Great Help for those with Autism WPEC The iPad has interactive apps for people with autism that can help teach them to recognize words and it can also improve reading comprehension and help them understand other peoples'...
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Includes video - essentially technology is being used to allow those with Autism the opportunity to  apply concepts 

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Hemlock on the Rocks : LA Times - As schools give students ...

Hemlock on the Rocks : LA Times - As schools give students ... | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
The reason: L.A. Unified selected a relatively costly product — a higher-end Apple iPad — and also paid for a new math and English curriculum installed on the tablets.
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This article refers to range of USA institutions comparing tablet and laptop usage  and notes that the iPad is more expensive because of curriculum  requirements  (Pearson  math and English added $200 per device).  One thing that stood out for me was the  comments from the education institutions, throughout this they mention bigger screens, being able to print etc, nothing about  affordances of tablets against laptops which indicates that staff development may be needed - devices are only as good as the people using them. 

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Edu-fun Friday: Learning How to Text | iPads in...

Edu-fun Friday: Learning How to Text | iPads in... | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Back after a short hiatus, here’s the latest edition of Edu-fun Friday, a series devoted to adding some humor to the lives of teachers who visit this blog. After all, there’s nothing better than ending the week on a positive note!
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Lovely combined use of apps (didn't know it was called 'app smashing' but why not?!
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iPads in Higher Education ihe2016 | Second Biennial Conference

iPads in Higher Education ihe2016 | Second Biennial Conference | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
International conference on the use of iPads in HE -
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Inspiring event - I was at the first one last year which was the beginning of an amazing inspirational community of global educators.
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Stoodle

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Looks like a cool app - sharing whiteboard 

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50 best iPad apps 2014: free and paid for | Tablets News | TechRadar

50 best iPad apps 2014: free and paid for | Tablets News | TechRadar | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
50 best iPad apps 2014: free and paid for | If you've got yourself an iPad to play with, you're going to need some of these apps. Buying advice from the leading technology site
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Just in time for Christmas - lots of known and unknown gems to have a play with
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How Tablets are Changing the Face of Higher Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How Tablets are Changing the Face of Higher Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
The How Tablets are Changing the Face of Higher Education Infographic shows how students are relying on tablets to help them learn in the digital information age
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Nice graphic - would be good to compare own institutions and then we could evaluate our own practice.
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Flowboard

Education presentation app designed for teachers and students
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I've used flow board but this is a new version for education - might use it got presenting
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Teaching 1 to 1 with Tablets

This is the presentation from my workshop on using tablet computers in a one to one context.

Via Nik Peachey
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Yet another superb collection of ideas, tools and apps for education

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 26, 2014 7:28 AM

Slides from Nik Peachey concerning iPad use in the context of one-to-one teaching. As well as providing some practical tips there are some useful links to tools that will enable students to practise diverse literacy skills.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 27, 2014 12:10 AM

Here is a great presentation filled to the brim with simple ideas for using iPads - from Tellagami (recorded animation) to TodaysMeet (backchannel) to Fotobabble (recording voice over a picture). Some of these are ones we have used at school before, others open up new channels we are yet to explore! 

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Looks like an easy way to get started with tablets in classroom

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Eau Claire Library Lending iPads | TechCrunch

Eau Claire Library Lending iPads  | TechCrunch | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
The denizens of the green dells of Wisconsin are a bit happier these days, at least in Eau Claire (French for "City Of Very Nice, Quiet People Who Will Smile..
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Lending iPads is interesting. But they do so much more than just ebooks.
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Best Apps for Teachers and Educators

Best Apps for Teachers and Educators | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students shouldn't be the only ones trying to use their smartphones in the classroom. Check out our top picks for the best apps for teachers and educators,
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Lots refer to School ages (not HE/FE) but there's a few that could be useful.
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#ihe2014 - Favourite Apps Wall

The the iPads in Higher Education conference Paul Hopkins of Hull University suggested we create a Padlet wall to share our favourite apps and how to use them.  This page was the result of that activity and I hope it continues to grow:

http://padlet.com/wall/Ihe2014 ;

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Constantly updated and useful for reference.

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A Day in the Life of an iPad Student

A Day in the Life of an iPad Student | iPads and Higher Education | Scoop.it
7.00 am: Woken by fancy chime and skyscraper illumination on iPad. Switch off and go back to sleep. 7.15 am: Woken by beeping Angry Bird effect and grudgingly get up for school. Head down to breakf...
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Narrative created by teacher as if he were a student. Aimed at school teachers but interesting none the less
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The CITE: Study Shows iPads Help Learning

The students used in the research saw gains in their learning from just 20 minutes of study on an iPad, with an even more pronounced improvement with guidance from an instructor.
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iPads do make a difference in learning (positive) 

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