"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."
"THE iPad is a great device, but its dominance of the worldwide tablet market is not only because its latest version, the ''new iPad'', has a needle-sharp and brilliant Retina Display screen, nice camera and other hardware attributes. Its real power lies in the environment that Apple and thousands of developers, designers and inventors have built around it."
"St Agnes Catholic High School are moving ahead with their 1 to 1 program for their Year 8 students. St Agnes was involved in the trial of iPads during 2010 and since then have researched and consulted extensively with a strategic process across staff, students and parents towards ensuring an effective implementation program. This has included learning opportunites for staff and students as well as ongoing communication across the school community. The focus has been on the learning and how this device could assist in providing real mobile learning opportunities."
"If your Mac can print to your printer, so can your iOS device. Grab the trial version of Printopia to check this out, and decide if it’s worth the $20 for the full version. Once downloaded, open the .zip file, which will become the folder Printopia Demo. Open that folder and double click on the Install Printopia Demo icon to install the preference pane that makes this all work."
"I was recently at Our Lady of the Angels Rouse Hill doing a workshop with them in creating iBooks using iBooks Author. The Principal Eva La Rocco and the teachers saw the main benefit for the software as a way of students demonstrating their own understanding and knowledge by creating an iBook that incorporated all their work. The focus being for the students to create content rather than it being pushed to them via a teacher created iBook textbook."
"If your iPad is drowning under the weight of mindlessly fun physics games or poor quality educational apps, then check out this list of 16 maths iPad apps that are actually both educational and great fun!"
"Many of you are preparing for a new school year and others are in the middle of their year. There's a lot of collective experience in using iPads in class and it will be helpful to share some of our school success stories.
What's the most successful iPad lesson you or your colleagues have delivered and what made it successful? Tell us:"
"What it is: mobimaths is a brand new math app for iOS and Android devices. I love the mission of mobimaths: to move away from textbooks and rote memorization and toward real world problems with an emphasis on communication and collaboration. It doesn’t get better than that!"
"Marianapolis Prep Training Videos: Nearpod is a jaw-dropping presentation app that allows all your class to watch your presentation, answer multiple choice questions, draw, or answer open-ended questions.``