This iPad resource is a 'solid' useful one. We sometimes forget that adding to the 'foundation skills' is such a vital step, especially in Junior classrooms. The creative and WOW 'stuff' is powerful but if those building blocks aren't in place what do they have to build with?
This page has an extensive list of what they consider "All the best iPad Apps teachers need". Pages such as 'Digital Storytelling Apps" "Science iPad Apps" etc etc. A worthy place to troll for what you are looking for.
And now we have the tablet. The iPad has begun a new “education revolution” and now the obligatory opposition tech companies have joined the battle. The question has to be asked – are we again starting from the wrong end of the battle lines? Is the iPad (inserted alternative tablet if so desired) the real catalyst or is there so much more to this than money spending school systems can see beyond the new and shiny?
It’s why I ask the question: Is it the iPad, the App or the User?
Challenge your teaching practice.......who or what is really making the difference? Does the tool support the learning? Any device without quality teaching is just that 'a device' - not a tool to enhance and support the learning.
This post might be just what many of you need for your classroom this year! Take time to view the whole blog as it is jam packd with inspiration, motivation and authentic ways to lift student achievement.
What is AirPlay? AirPlay is a technology that Apple baked into their more recent devices to allow them to wirelessly mirror the content of one screen to another. This content can be music, movies, ...
Paula Jamieson's insight:
Nice clear step by steep instructions of the purpose and use of 'Airplay'. I personally also have the Reflection App installed and have used it extensively. I love the fact you can view multiple iPads, collaborate and discuss. This is a cheaper alternative to Apple TV's for those without higher numbers of devices to warrant the extra outlay.
Lots of insightful and inspirational ideas on this blog. I love the image that was the inspiration for this post and I plan to use it to launch an iPad Professional learning opportunity I am facilitating next week.
Since beginning the iPad journey in our school, I have been dying to use some of the Augmented Reality apps available on the iPad.
Paula Jamieson's insight:
This post is jammed packed full of ideas and inspiration. I have been using Epic Citadel for a while now but have been inspired to take it a step further. I love the fact that actual examples are shared both written and via video footage.
Deleted an app accidentally? Here is how you can recover and re-install deleted apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Apple has made it pretty easy to re-downloading accidentally deleted apps without paying for them again.