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iOS7 for iPad - Tutorial

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For me, I update, play, discover and tutu but for those of you who like to look, listen and   'see' first, here's a little tutorial by David Kinane that will get you started.

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Apps teachers use to tame the classroom and teach their students

Apps teachers use to tame the classroom and teach their students | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
It's the start of a new school year, which means you've probably got a stack of new books on your desk, a drawer full of new pencils and an iPad that
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An interesting read which provided me with a nice surprise. Glen and Monique Storey (2 of the most talented teachers....who just happen to also be app developers..... that I have the pleasure of working with at Te Akau ki Papamoa School) have written a 'spotlight' piece with their personal app 'must haves'.

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How To Use AirPlay Mirroring from iPad to Apple TV or a Mac | Ipads Advisor

How To Use AirPlay Mirroring from iPad to Apple TV or a Mac | Ipads Advisor | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
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Nice easy to follow 'How to' on all things relating to using AirPlay Mirrioring through your iPad. I use both Reflector and an Apple TV - different tools for different purposes. I think that the down side of an Apple TV is that you can only mirror one iPad at a time. The upside of course is that you don't need to 'go through a laptop' then a data projector. eg when I what to present using Reflector I need both the iPad and my laptop. Whereas at the school I am based in 0.5 of the time (Te Akau ki Papamoa) they have an Apple TV in everyclassroom so I only need to use my iPad (no need for the laptop) When using Reflector you can put multiple devices (I had 8 up on the screen yesterday!), this for me is a HUGE bonus, for teaching collaboratively and having groups share this is perfect. Of cousre in an ideal would you would have both in every classroom ($159 NZ for an Apple TV and $10 US for one Reflector license - they are bought in groups of 5 for schools, MAC or PC). 

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5 Awesome iPad Posters for Teachers

5 Awesome iPad Posters for Teachers | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
  via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Are you planning to incorporate iPad into your classroom next school year ? You probably are already in search for the educational apps to use ...
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Teachers love downloadable freebies - here's five iPad Posters, aimed at different levels/needs. Nice to have them all in one place for sharing too.

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iPad infograph

iPad infograph | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
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This useful info graph was shared via twitter, Parents are often left out of the equation.

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Enhancing workflow on an iPad |

Enhancing workflow on an iPad | | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
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This blog post from the infamous Allanah King's is more than informative. I love the fact I come away with digital resources and actual examples of the learning 'what worked well and what didn't'. I'm going to download the Google Doc version of the Bingo card right now! Just perfect for a PD session I am running next week. Thanks Allanah, you are an inspiration yet again.

 

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The Novelist's iPad: 10 Apps for Writers

The Novelist's iPad: 10 Apps for Writers | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Most writers are easily distracted; trying out just one more app often sounds better than slogging through your manuscript.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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It's like being back in the classroom. This afternoon I have discovered this interesting article........after taking a workshop on 'iPads to support Writing' this morning. Typical. There are a couple here I haven't used or explored. I find that articles like this often trigger my thinking back to "I use to use that" or "That's right I downloaded that but didn't have a purpose at the time......".

 

 

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Ezzat Al-Kaliby's comment, May 11, 2013 5:52 PM
i'm trying to use some applications of web 2.0 in class
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The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom

The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
There has always been at least some sort of disconnect between how things like mobile learning are taught in a classroom and how things work in the 'real world'.

Via John Evans
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An interesting infograph showing the trends in workplace learning which challenges us as educators to consider the implications for classroom learning. Are we keeping it real? What percentage of time is being allocated for ubiquitious learning (with the support of devices) versus time those devices sit locked away in cupboards (for when teachers 'do' ICT)?

 

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iPad Tip ~ How to Instantly Organize Apps in Alphabetical Order

iPad Tip ~  How to Instantly Organize Apps in Alphabetical Order | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it

"If you love to keep your apps organized, we have a great tip for you today. By going to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Home Screen Layout, your iPad will not only reorganize all stock apps to their default positions, but also organize all non-stock apps in alphabetical order."


Via John Evans
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Maybe this is something that you've always wanted to do? Have your iPad apps organized in alphabetical order. This would be a nightmare for me (a visual learner) as more often than not I don't necessarily know the name of the app but I know what the icon looks like (or the folder that I have put it into). I choose to organize my apps into folders eg ABC's, Word Work, Nurturing Thinking etc. Keep in mind though I use my device predominantly for 'modelling' and to inform others so I have hundreds (did I say hundreds.....my 64gb device is almost full AGAIN).

 

If though, you have individual devices assigned to your classroom that are not jam packed with too many Apps, this may be just the thing for you!

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John Pearce's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:39 PM

I must admit that I prefer to organise my apps under folders according to type, (though there are times that this system also 'lets me down'). This could be a useful strategy for user who have quite a few screens of apps.

Rebecca Penina Simon's comment, May 10, 2013 3:33 PM
I definitely understand - my 32 GB iPad is completely full. I have to keep deleting and reinstalling the apps that I do need to use.
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Collins Big Cat Apps:: iPad Apps for interactive reading

Collins Big Cat Apps:: iPad Apps for interactive reading | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Collins Big Cat Apps are animated books that assist in language acquisition. Children can record their own narration and play it back as they read the book.
to inspire and motivate your class
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These free Apps are a MUST for language acquisition, supporting budding writers and soooo much more. Love the fact that learners can create their own story books and focus on specific language strategies.

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Learning and Teaching with iPads: Utilising QR codes in learning

Learning and Teaching with iPads: Utilising QR codes in learning | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
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Fantastic downloadable resources and ideas on this Blogsite.

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Jan Eade's curator insight, June 24, 2013 6:19 AM

A wealth of ideas & information on the use of QR codes can be found in this blog.

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iPad Apps for School

iPad Apps for School | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
The Best iOS Apps for Students and Teachers
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I like the way Richard reflects on his PD opportunities and experiences and embeds actually examples of the idea/app or concept he is sharing within this blog. This post re Story Creator has just prompted me to download it and trial it in schools.

 

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Coach My Video – The iPad App Coaches and Phys Ed Teachers Need

Coach My Video – The iPad App Coaches and Phys Ed Teachers Need | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Coach My Video is an iPad app that allows coaches to video their players in action to provide feedback on their movements and techniques. With Coach My Video installed you can record a video of you...
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Not just great for Coaches but how about classroom teachers.......can think of lots of uses and it's free!

 

 

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The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads

The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
"Put your wands away!" Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter stories would tell the students at the beginning of each class. After a few classes when Professor Umbridge would make the announcement
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I'm not surprised by some of the initial comments from teachers - for me they highlight the focus on 'device' rather than pedagogy, its NOT about the tool! So many schools purchase the tool, buy the apps and then think student achievement will automatically be on the improve. Using a model (ELPF or SAMR) would scaffold thinking and leadteachers to delve deeper and create richer learning experiences in the first place, regardless of the tool. I think I got as much out of reading the 'comments' section of this article as the actually article itself. Interesting points of view. 

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5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class

5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic “Ms. Clark, when are we going to do that again?”  Nothing makes me happier as an educator than hearing those words –  and lately, I have been hearing them a lot! It is not the q...
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In my opinion Collaboration is one of the main keys to unlocking the 'Empowerment' level of the NZ E-learning framework. Each of these 5 simple examples would empower students at every turn, it's not just about the learning.........it's about how and who we are learning with and through.

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A Good iPad Fluency Graphic for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good iPad Fluency Graphic for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
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This is a thought provoking infograph. Plenty of teachers use many of these apps in isolation but often struggle to add the 'next step'. I love to see this type of sheet relating to curriculum area created with student input and negotiation too so that they 'owned it'. 

 

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iPads in the Art Room

iPads in the Art Room | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
 
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This blog has app suggestions as well as actual examples of works created using that app. Fabulous resource for the artistic ones amongst us......or better still support for those that don't think digital art has a place in the curriculum......some truly insiring stuff!

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Logitech Announces Classroom-Friendly Wired Keyboard For iPad

Logitech Announces Classroom-Friendly Wired Keyboard For iPad | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Logitech has announced a brand new iPad accessory, which it claims will be the first keyboard “specially designed for the classroom.” How so?

Via Jon Samuelson
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This looks like it may interest some people......me personally, I query the point of designing a 'mobile' touch device then turning it 'immobile' and adding a keyboard. I do agree with their statement re the Bluetooth and the issue for teachers in the classroom, I have just gone through the Junior classrooms in the school I am based in and replaced all the wireless mice and keyboards for this very reason.

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Puppet Workshop - Creativity App for Kids

Get Puppet Workshop - Creativity App for Kids on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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I've been curating apps for recent workshops I've presented "Wonderment and Awe and so much more" (iPad apps to support Writing and also "Making Thinking Visible" (Online tools and Apps for Capturing Student Voice). I discovered this App tonight via twitter (thanks to @tonyvincent) and feel that it fits into both these categories (as well as 'Creativity' and 'Storytelling' of course......oh and supporting 'Oral language', 'Special Needs'........and almost every other curriculum area if you think about it eg the Puppet is a vehicle to send the information the Learner is the creator/generator of that information).

 

I'm looking forward to 'playing' with this in school next week.

 

 

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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.

Via Jon Samuelson
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I have been having 'battery' issues with my iPhone so this post was timely. I use my iphone for personally and professional use almost 24/7 and often the battery is not lasting the day (particularly when I use camera/video/email/social networking/fitness tracking apps all day eg weekends!) I don't personally agree with all of it. In my opinion, by disabling some of this features you are also 'depowering' the device. I do agree with disabling the Location Services feature on 'unnecessary' apps that you don't regularly use. I also agree with disabling  the Notifications function on many apps (I've just done this on the majority of mine so will be interested to see if it makes a difference.). As with any 'tips and tricks' type advice I'd give it a go (as long as it is on a 'surface' level and not delving into the inner workings of the device and also that you have the confidence to 'revert' things if you need to), if it makes a difference for you then it was worth it. 

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Anne Matheson's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:13 PM

Not really African education, but will help speed up my ipad and I want to remember them

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Some good advice can be found in this article.

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Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code? | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Hopscotch and Kodable aim to teach kids the programming basics.

Via John Evans
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This is something I'd like to explore further. I have been asked several times lately "How do you make an App".......we all need to start somewhere.

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Let’s Brainstorm with Mobile Devices!

Let’s Brainstorm with Mobile Devices! | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
  via Tech and Learning “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” – Lee Iacocca Brainstorming is an important process for any subject...
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A great list of Free Brainstorming Apps - for iPad and Android (which is great to see coming through). The 21st Century Fluency Project is a worthy blog to subscribe to, always relevant and informative.

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet

iPad as the Teacher's Pet | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
Hey, teacher! Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox that you can fill to help you be an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant.
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A thought provoking infograph.......Tony Vincent the autthor of this blog has a wealth of resources worthy of exploring.

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Jan Eade's curator insight, April 10, 2013 5:47 AM

A great infographic which shows many different apps and the ways in which they can be used to make the iPad more versatile. 

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How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios | Switch On - "iPads in everyday education" | Scoop.it
As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen.
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This is a very interesting and informative read and I think that it has huge potential in schools. This may also be a solution for those not wanting the costs and of using Google Apps and Teacher Dashboard - especially given the lastest announcement that Google Docs for Education will not be free to access in 30 days!

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Explain Everything for iPad Tutorial

Learn how to use Explain Everything, a screencasting app for iPad.
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A tutorial for the 'Explain Everything' App for iPad.

 

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