"Since November I've had the privledge of teaching with an iPad in my grade one class. Along the way I have discovered a lot of great ways to use it to help my students have their individual learning needs met. "
** A repeat posting of Karen's great blog post! A must read for early years educators with access to iPads in their classrooms! - John**
"It’s really simple–so simple that you’re going to feel silly for not having already known this–and if you tweet this out to a colleague without checking out the stunning simplicity of it all, you’re going to feel crunchy (remember that term?) later when you realize it wasn’t quite the revelation you’d thought it might be."
"PC sales data for the June quarter of this year provides some clear evidence that the iPad is cannibalizing a significant chunk of PC sales in the education market – at least according to one Wall Street analyst."
"Combine Jenn responding that she has iPads, iPods, laptops, and SMART Boards, with a 2-hour layover in the Dulles airport followed by a two hour flight, and you have a recipe for 10 ways to create literacy centers with technology."
"Kids learn best when they’re having fun and don’t even realize that they’re learning. Apps that teach while entertaining can help make learning painless. If you have a child who does best when learning is fun…wait…If you have a child, check out these iPad apps that make learning."
"Since I act like I know what I am doing and I carry an Ipad, a number of parents, teachers and friends have asked me which apps I recommend. This list is really just an inventory of what is currently on my Ipad, for each app I will discuss why I have decided to keep it. There have been many apps that have cycled through my iTunes, but only the most useful and least annoying get to have a permanent home."
"Longer text book apps – a hybrid of a book and an interactive game – are an emerging trend in the literary landscape. They can be read on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, so anyone with a portable device can carry a library in their pocket. As someone who has always loved to read, I can’t think of a more wonderful thing."
"From where I'm sitting, with one foot in research and one foot in practice, evidence continues to mount that schools and districts are making major iPad purchases at an astounding rate. In this post, I first want to share some evidence about the incredibly rapid adoption of iPads, and then share some things that I'm involved with to help educators make the most of this new technology. "
"While many schools may already have an Apple VPP program already in place, we know that a number of teachers will also be purchasing apps themselves. In this webinar, Greg and Beth will elaborate on the App Backpack blog post and explore free as well as paid-for apps to meet essential learning objectives.
This event will be held LIVE at 4:00 pm EST in our Blackboard Collaborate Room."
"Front Row Vocab, by Front Row Education, is a brilliant new app. They claim: interactive vocabulary learning software that figures out what you don’t know and helps you learn it. We, here at Teachers With Apps, can vouch for that!"
How do you choose the best app for your classroom? Check out this great post from Tony Vincent on LearningHand, sharing his own rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps and other rubric resources.
"This weekend I was excited to see that an iPad SMART Board app has been released, at the end of August. I was flipping through my iPad reader on Zite when the title: SMART Boards and the Notebook for iPad App hit my eye"
"Setting up an Ad Hoc network (otherwise known as peer-to-peer network) is actually quite simple on the Mac. I think it is just as simple on the PC, however, I no longer have a PC laptop, such that I cannot test solutions."
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