“The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers” –Jean Piaget While this article doesn't relate directly to iPad use, it's an excellent discussion of the creative approach that should guide technology use in education.
There is a growing buzz in the education community about the possibility of moving away from traditional textbooks. While the objective seems clear as to why we should be making this move, the question of how to transition this great shift remains. Educators creating their own digital resource for the classroom possesses great value, but at this point there are still more questions than answers.
Teachers are not always the best paid individuals in our societies but they have a pretty tough job. Keeping their classes organized and their students on the right track take a lot of work. Gradekeeper for iPad is a handy tool for teachers to record their students’ grades.
Dropbox is one of the most exciting cloud-based storage solutions around. It gives you a cheap way to store all your files, images, and everything in between offsite. You can use it to store to-do lists, notes, music, and other types on content as well. These 6 Dropbox apps for iPad let you interact with your Dropbox account on your tablet
I never really caught on to the whole digital newspaper experience until I tried PressReader, a free download in the App Store. With a monthly subscription, PressReader delivers over 1,900 digital newspaper publications to your iPad.
There's no shortage of whiteboarding apps and tools that give teams a simple online space to collaborate and share documents in real time, but few of them provide screenshot and comment tools, multi-user editing, and iPad optimization the way that...
E-books are already a fraught subject for many readers, writers, publishers and designers, but children's e-books are even more so. Is it rotting their minds? Is it as good as good ol' paper? Is it too interactive for their own good? Obviously there are no practical answers to such questions, but at least one children's e-book/app/thingie (what do we call these things, again?) is doing it very, very right. It's called "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," and it's like a well-written bedtime story and an immersive animated movie at once -- without being "too much" of either.
An Auckland, New Zealand school has triggered an uproar by placing the new iPad on its 'compulsory' stationery list for Year 9 students next year. The school says it is "grasping the opportunity to step into the 21st Century with the latest technology available". Opponents claim that the decision is divisive and that it will put unnecessary financial pressure on families that cannot afford the technology. Do you agree with their decision?
Anyone who has taken photos or videos with an iOS device only to delete them after an iPhoto import has no doubt learned the hard way that the Camera Roll is a one-way street. Here’s a quick workaround for getting images back to the Camera Roll on your iPad, using the Camera Connector Kit.
Your iPads’s secure passwords could be at risk from a new breed of thieves that peer over your shoulder as you enter passwords into your device. They could then steal your bank log in details, PayPal password or anything else that you have secured by a password.
For me, the iPad is the ultimate device for paperless reading, writing, and photo viewing. The comfortable viewing size of the iPad makes it a perfect electronic notebook for reading ebooks, PDFs, typing short emails, and viewing lots of photos.
‘Treasures’, the British Library’s first app for iPhone and iPad, makes it possible to explore some of the Library’s rarest and most extraordinary written and printed material – from wherever you are in the world.
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