The rush to purchase iPads often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s so crucial to their success as educational tools. Technology alone is never the answer. (Checklist: Are You Ready for iPads In Your School?
There have been a slew of eBook infographics created this year, each giving insightful statistics in a visual way. Here are six that I have found recently, all posted since June of this year.
Via Carmel Galvin
This presentation was given by Ray Birks and Aaron Hansen at WAETAG 2012. The focus was how to engage and enrich students and teachers in technology.
Mobile apps, websites and software are included as is a key that lets you know if it is free or a cost, and grade level (K-5, 6-8, 9-12). Most likely you will fine (or perhaps be reminded of) a couple of new tools that you might like to use.
A new app that allows users to present, capture, share, and collaborate on ideas across any device, such as an iPad, laptop, Android tablet, smartphone, or iPod Touch. DisplayNote allows users to capture a presenter's content, add their own notes, save the session, or e-mail it for later review. The app works alongside any software application, so that connected devices can capture content from PowerPoint presentations, Excel files, and Word documents, as well as images, web content, video, and more.
DisplayNote is currently being piloted at universities, schools, and businesses across Europe, with pilots due to begin in the US this August.
Do students in your classroom regularly create online “radio shows” to share information with parents and others? With more people than ever (over half of U.S. adults) owning smartphones capable of accessing Internet websites and playing digital audio files, classroom radio shows can potentially reach a larger percentage of your parents than ever.
The summer is quickly winding down & a number of teachers will be returning to their classroom with new mobile devices (iPads). Throughout the summer I have been conducting workshops on iPad integration with EdTechTeacher and I thought it might be helpful to pull together a back to school list of apps structured around specific classroom goals. While many schools may already have an Apple VPP program already in place, I know a number of teachers will also be purchasing the apps themselves. Therefore, I will do my best to include both a pay & free app for each objective.
"Flashcards are no longer stuck to paper. Now with the iPad you can have giant flashcards. There are some fantastic apps that can help you study up for that next big test. Some of these pair with Mac/Windows apps and some are free standing iPad apps. We compare the best ones in this AppGuide."