Turn your vision into reality by creating your own version of an existing PDF or textbook. Give it a dynamic touch, jot down notes, add video/audio clips, and discuss materials with your readers within your interactive content. Use Active Textbook to learn, teach or simply share your documents online – it's easy!
Ever since MS PowerPoint revolutionized corporate and marketing communication in the early part of the millennium, presenting ideas through attractive slideshows has become a mandatory component of any successful and engaging presentation.
Google Drive app per se can only do so much but when you tie it in to other apps such as iMovie, Explain Everything, Notability and Book Creator, you will have a strong armed battalion of productivity suite to fire up any multimedia project you want to use with your students.
One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By Educators. The annual mega-list of the best of the best tools for teachers. From A to Z, more than 900 resources were submitted and this is the final list.
"The school wanted a creative solution for learning using a 1:1 iPad tablet device roll out to provide the freedom for students. As well as providing the iPads needed we had to update the infrastructure allowing the schools WiFi to support the amount of tablets all using the network."
Should you buy an iPad or laptop? If you are in college or academia, the more important questions are about integrating all your devices.
Brian H. Burnett's insight:
Should you buy an iPad or laptop? Although iPads have become a frequent sight on university campuses, many are still unsure what role the iPad has in our professional lives: Will it replace conventional laptops? Or is it a toy for procrastination and media consumption? In my opinion, both sides of the argument got it totally wrong. For professor and students alike, the question is not about whether iPad or laptop will become the dominant tool, but how both can be integrated into a seamless workflow.
There are loads of apps out there. But only a handful are of the high quality like these science apps for elementary students. Worth seeing.
Brian H. Burnett's insight:
Teaching science isn’t always easy – especially for younger students who can’t grasp some of the more complicated concepts. Heading out to a museum is one way to get some ‘hands- on’ experience with different aspects of science, but luckily, the mobile technology bandwagon has grown to the point where there are a lot of apps available to bring the hands-on experience to you and your students.
These selected 5 apps help teach a variety of science concepts to younger learners
Helping you rethink the iPad’s use in Learning and Teaching… But remember, it is not about the tool nor the app … it’s all about the students and exploring ways these tools can tranform teaching and learning.
"Google Forms is one of the potent services Google provides for free for its users. Using Google Forms, you can very easily and without the need for any advanced technology knowledge create all kinds of forms to use with your students from contact forms to quizzes and polls. Since its inception a few years ago, Google Forms has undergone some major updates and the last one in this regard is enabling users to embed pictures and images into forms."
"My school had a list of responsibilities in regards to using iPads in school. So I set about producing a visual version and recently tweeted it to a Tweep friend. The Tweet was popular and got a number of RTs. So I’ve re-titled the slides for general use and here’s the full PDF version you might want to use in your school."
To create a page just tap the “+” icon and import a picture, draw a picture, type some text, or do all three. After completing one or all three of those previous actions tap the microphone icon to record your narration. After making your recording you can quickly adjust it so that each word of text is highlighted to match the timing of your narration.
CON - "The only complaint about Story Creator is that in order to share your stories you either have to share them on Facebook or create a Story Creator account to share them with others via email."
This past week at Burlington High School, we started rolling out iPads for incoming freshmen. During this process, I couldn't help but reflect on what had occurred over the course of a year. Around this time last summer, BHS had roughly one thousand iPads ready to roll out to all students. The anticipation was great, the waters uncharted. During the 2011-2012 school year, we, the IT department and the teachers charted a course that led us to many exciting discoveries as well as many learning experiences.