"The iOS 7.1 update for iPhone and iPad is finally here and already, we’re seeing complaints about bad iOS 7.1 battery life. Those who are looking to improve the battery life on the iPhone or iPad after installing Apple’s latest update are in luck."
"Word Clouds by ABCya.com is an easy-to-use app to create and share beautiful word clouds. A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. While there are many practical applications for word clouds, a common use is to analyze a body of text. The screenshots depict the Gettysburg Address as a word cloud after it was copied and pasted into the app. Million of students have used ABCya.com's Word Cloud app online. Now it can be utilized on iPad."
As a language teacher I find mobile phones are a great resource as a dictionary, a unique way to do homework and, for many of my students, an alternative way to take notes. I’ve been using them in my class for a while now and their presence is actually hardly noticed – so seamlessly is …
"Even if your students are never going to become professional app developers, learning the fundamentals of programming can be helpful in understanding how software works. Learning programming basics also helps students develop a better understanding of “if, then” logic which can be applied to a wide variety of academic areas. Here are five iPad apps that can help students learn some programming basics."
According to a recent report, Apples latest Apple TV software update enables devices running iOS 7.1 to conduct AirPlay sessions via a Bluetooth connection, doing away with the need for a Bonjour setup.
"Schools don’t have to kill the creativity Sir Ken Robinson laments in his popular video. To follow are a few ideas that can teachers can share with parents, or use in their classrooms, to provide young people with the inspiration to be creative. "
"I love my iPad, but I’m a Google girl at heart. Safari works fine, and I have no issues with it. But Google Chrome just fits my teaching so much better. It has several features that just make it super easy to access and perfect for elementary classroom use."
"Where are we today with banning the Internet in schools? It was all the rage about three years ago. It would seem that technology has taken us farther away from the dark ages of the scary Internet. Mobile devices have underscored the fact that people have access to the Internet almost anywhere and at any time. Social media has gained a much larger acceptance with the public. Learning through social media has achieved a legitimate place among educators. Even the airlines have revisited their policies on in-flight Internet access. It is becoming more and more apparent to educators and parents that kids can gain access to the Internet without the help and guidance from schools."
"ConnectsSafely is a fantastic source that provides tips, ideas, and guides to keep kids safe while using popular social media websites. Below are 5 must-read guides to help teachers and parents better understand the risk and affordances of some social media websites . These guides are provided by ConnectSafe for free and you can also print or download them in PDF format. I highly recommend that you download and read them as your time permits. They are really full of invaluable information to help you manage your kids social media behaviour."
"Over the last couple of weeks I received some requests for featuring a list of iPad apps for ESL learners and I never had time to compile it till tonight. Below are some of the titles I would suggest you try out with your students. Again, I included only the ones I believe are worth the mention here. Enjoy"
"Winning Words is a series of free iPad apps that feature matching / “memory” style vocabulary games. There are six apps in the series. Each app is played in the same manner of flipping a card and trying to find a match for it. The six apps are synonym match, antonym match, homophone match, compound match, double letter match, and singular/plural match. Each app supports up to four players and has three levels of difficulty."
"Many artists like pallets, holding pencils and brushes in their hands, and working with the textured surface of a canvas or paper.
But many of the same artists also like digital portfolio, easy publishing, one-button sharing, working with layers, mashing images, video, and music, and other potential that comes with working with digital tools. And this is especially true for those working in art education–teachers that have to handle the workflow of dozens of students working on dozens more projects as a time."
"One of the tested ways to unleash kids creativity and enhance their power of imagination is through drawing. This has become even way easier and practical using the different web tools and mobile apps available out there for free. I have already featured several of these tools and apps in previous posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Today, however, I want to share with you some new wonderful iPad apps for getting kids to draw. Check them out below:"