A highly useful wiki outline for anyone to learn how to use an iPad in the classroom. This makes me realize how many learning doors the iPad opens for learners of all stripes. If you follow their outine then at the end and probably working with a partner you will know navigate as well as download apps. You will explore ebooks and their creation. And as the infomercials shout, "Much,much more."
I like that you have basic stuff and 'extra challenges' very similar to the recent Google Search MOOC.
Sortable flash card apps of all stripes. Awesome lesson in how to organize around a focused topic. This would be a good lesson here in the "seeking, sense-making, and sharing" that is at the core of curation.
Used in their proper place, this kind of fun can fit in well especially if students create their own jeopardy games on current content. Or, best yet, if this inspires them to cast about and learn how to create a game of his or her own, well... that would be mahvelous. ~Terry
"Create your own jeopardy template online, without PowerPoint. Or browse the pre-made templates created by other people!"
I would love to have this on my computer. Is this actually working? Vaporware?
"It’s hard to write elegantly on the iPad, to hone your word choice with an edge of only the strongest, most specific verbs. Heck, it’s hard just to type a proper curse word without autocorrect getting in the way."
OK, I am sold on QR codes on the basis of their use in this book.
"Just imagine that you are reading a book and a QR code is printed on the page that connects you a video, connect with people mentioned on social networks, view a map of geographic place or be lead to website with more information or interactive content..."
Pushing the envelop of the possible. Open the door and walk through to the many other doors inside that this post affords you. Lightly directs you in the use of of "Smart Strings" in GarageBand. Kewl.
"Why not set yourself a challenge over the weekend. Shoot, edit and score your own movie - perhaps just some footage of your favourite local spot - you'll be surprised how quickly it all comes together. When you're finished, be sure to let us know and we'll share your film with our readers."
This place is first and foremost a learning hub extraordinaire, but if you are looking for open education resources for your classroom so that your 'poor' students are somewhat less poor then the Commonwealth of Learning is the only place to start.
There are custom google searches, a catalog of searchable resources on the web called the "COL Knowledge Finder", a database that connects 'experienced educators' with organizations that could be aided by that experience, AND some curated RSS feeds that will get you up to speed very quickly on open ed and learning.
Get to it. I think I have a whole morning ahead of me.
The push to cross from the analog of drawing and handwriting to the digital of text recognition and collaborative workflow make projects like these seem like the resounding click of something important in our personal learning ecologies. I hope this works, but I gotta wait until I can afford it or rather justify it. If I was a graphic artist or a contractor or a set designer, then...
Precision Digital Pen, App & Cloud Service. The iPad productivity tool we've all been waiting for. It's like Google Docs for pen input.
This is one very handy tool in Chrome. You can save web pages as PDF files directly in Google Chrome without installying an PDF drivers or extensions. If you are using an iPad this is a great way to to get content into your annotation apps especially if you are using screencasting tools like Explain Everything.
GoodReader ($4.99, iTunes) does a lot. It allows you access to all manner of cloud-based document servers, email attachments, locally saved files, and even S/FTP. It lets you view office docs, pdfs, images and multimedia files.
Katie takes a look at a new technology called augmented reality, which takes a live view of real places and objects and adds computer-generated graphics or sounds that appear as if they're right in the scene.