"There is no doubt that learning is central to thinking at ESSA Academy. A visit is based on talk of pedagogy and enhancing student life (iPad and Pedagogy). However, there are many lessons to be learned about the implementation of new technology in a school and ESSA, in particular Abdul Chohan, are very happy to help."
"There is a running theme on this blog – ‘it’s not about the device’. I expected this view to be challenged by a visit to Essa Academy in Bolton where they refer to an ‘ecosystem’ using Apple technology. I was prepared for technological practice that would be difficult to comprehend and a new building with an infrastructure we couldn’t hope to replicate. I couldn’t have been more wrong."
Instacast, Downcast, and Pocket Casts all bring podcasts directly to your iPhone and iPod touch, which is one of the best ways to enjoy them when you're in the car, working out, sitting in the office, or simply lounging around the house.
"As I mentioned in a previous post, I am always intrigued by sites that offer interactivity but are not apps (ala Quizlet). I had observed Mr. Wayment’s class reviewing the Greek & Latin roots using an 82 card Quizlet deck he had created. Students were utilizing various activities within Quizlet (e.g. Speller, Learn, and Scatter) to review the terms."
"I am a huge hockey fan. I have been playing hockey for well over 15 years, and watching it on TV for even longer than that. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are nearing their end, and watching these entire hockey playoffs made me think about what might be some cool and useful applications on iOS for hockey lovers. So, I dug deep in the App Store and found some of the coolest apps."
** Make that 50+ years as a hockey fan for me! Go Jets, GO! - John ;-)
Teachers today are fortunate to have access to technological tools that make our jobs easier and minimize the paperwork involved in educating our students. Some favorite apps and websites from Jill Scott's article.
"I was thrilled when Little Pickle Press gave me the opportunity to review an educational iPad App that follows one of my new favorite children's books, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain. In short, as a parent, educator and avid user of iPad educational apps, I was blown away."
"GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text, and video. GoClass gives teachers tools for creating class rosters that they can use to keep track of which students are using the lessons when.
Back in January of 2011, when the Mac App Store first opened, one of the first apps I downloaded was Swackett. Not only is it a useful weather app with local and national satellite radar, but it is adorable too.
"Pundits and writers say the iPad sucks for “real work” in general and writing in particular. I have come to believe the opposite: To me, the iPad is the best writing tool I’ve ever used. And I think Ernest Hemingway would agree."
"We’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend. This week’s pick is TouchTV, which promises to bring high quality TV highlights to the iPad – and delivers nicely on the promise."
"As school districts search for the few quality apps that will fit into their curriculum, instructional technology staff at three elementary school districts shared how they measure and find quality apps."
"This is a list of the five writing apps I still use. Many have passed across the home screen of my iPad, but these remain. There may be new or fuller-featured apps out there, but all of these are worth taking a look at."
"We've just passed the two-year mark of the iPad being on the market. And with a second milestone of 200,000 iPad applications on the App Store nearing, there's no better time than now to reassess how to approach the UX of iPad applications."
You’ve got the new iPad, you have tried out your front facing camera with FaceTime, but now you realize that many of your friends don’t live in the iOS world. So, how can you video chat with your BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone friends?
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