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Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind

Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"The app development market is exploding. More and more companies are creating “educational apps”. In some cases, they are simply digital versions of a book or a web based tool. Some seem to have “no educational value” to it at all, but are still sold under the label of “education”. Although, I usually don’t resort to borderline cuss words, I really liked the expression of “crapware”, Sarah Perez over at TechCrunch used when she was reviewing a new app for the Pre-School/Kindergarten crowd."

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The History 2.0 Classroom: Social Reading on the iPad: Subtext X Custom ePub

The History 2.0 Classroom: Social Reading on the iPad: Subtext X Custom ePub | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Subtext is an intriguing iPad application that allows users to read books collaboratively. While reading, participants can insert text, emotions, questions, links and thoughts into the margins of the book. When other readers jump into the text they can see the notations and reply to the existing thoughts in a discussion thread that is neatly tucked away into the margins of the text."

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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic] | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. Take a look at some of the hottest online and mobile tools for showing, explaining, and retelling in my infographic, "Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps." These tools can turn students into teachers and teachers into super-teachers! Furthermore, most of the apps listed in the infographic are free of charge."

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Location Apps: 4 Privacy Settings You Need to Know

Location Apps: 4 Privacy Settings You Need to Know | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
There are four ways mobile users can control how much information they make available to the world via location-based settings.
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Symbaloo for your Mobile Device is Here!!! | Symbaloo Blog

Symbaloo for your Mobile Device is Here!!! | Symbaloo Blog | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

The Symbaloo app for iPhone and Android is available now! Check out the videos on the Symbaloo blog.

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Interactive eBook Apps: The Reinvention of Reading and Interactivity | UX Magazine

Interactive eBook Apps: The Reinvention of Reading and Interactivity | UX Magazine | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"The invention of the tablet PC has created a new medium for book publishing. Interactive books are everywhere, and have revolutionized the way people consume the printed word. With the recent software available to allow easy creation of interactive books and with the race to bring these products to market, there seems to be a more and more dilution of quality and a loss for the meaning of interactivity. When publishers create new eBook titles or convert a traditional printed book to a digital interactive eBook, they often miss the added value this new medium can provide."

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Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch: Mirroring the iPad with your own network

Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch: Mirroring the iPad with your own network | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Kathy Schrock writes about how to create an ad hoc network which you can then use to utilise the Reflection or AirPlay apps to mirror your iPad screen.

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Futulele for iPad on the iTunes App Store

"Futulele is simply the best-sounding Uke synthesizer in the world. The CrystalClear 4.0 sound engine works with 72 highest-quality Ukulele string samples, combining and tweaking them on the fly to deliver fantastic Ukulele experience. Futulele detects your strumming speed and alters the sound accordignly." See the support YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/AmidioInc for the app in action.

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Unlock a new world of reality with the free News Alive app from iTunes store and The Telegraph

Unlock a new world of reality with the free News Alive app from iTunes store and The Telegraph | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

The Sunday Telegraph has introduced a new dimension to the reading experience.

First, download and launch the free News Alive app from the iTunes store. Just follow the link to the App Store and search for 'News Alive'.

Then, aim the camera on your iPhone4, iPad or iPod Touch at any page displaying the Explore Here symbol.

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iPads in Art Education

iPads in Art Education | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Tricia Fuglestad, Dryden Elementary Art Teacher (Arlington Heights, Illinois) and Suzanne Tiedemann, Brunswick Acres Art Teacher (South Brunswick, New Jersey) joined forces to share what they have discovered on their quest to find practical applications for the iPad in art education. Explore the tabs at the top of this page to see how they have infused iPads into their curricula, student iPad artwork, iPad management and tips, app suggestions and more."

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Can Your Mobile Apps Be Trusted? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Can Your Mobile Apps Be Trusted? [INFOGRAPHIC] | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Privacy concerns regarding mobile apps are higher than ever. This infographic gives the rundown on what to watch out for.

Check out more infographics from Veracode at http://www.veracode.com/blog/category/infographics/

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App Store - WatchKnow Educational Videos

WatchKnow Educational Videos is a companion app to the www.WatchKnow.org website which provides free educational videos for teachers, students, parents, and homeschoolers teaching students in K—12 (USA) or ages 3—18 (international).

The videos are reviewed and approved by teachers for teachers (Kid Safe!) and are placed in 3,000 different categories using a “super” directory with multiple subdirectories. Our Web site is organized as a wiki so teachers and educators can participate in the organization and growth of the WatchKnow video library. Our users have the ability to rate all videos (using a 5-star method) with the result that the best videos are shown first in the list of over 20,000 educational videos. Our teacher-editors also modify video titles and descriptions so relevant videos can be found quickly, tag the videos with an age rating, and indicate the original source of the video.

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Top 15 iPad Book Apps – Most Exceptional Use of Animation | The Digital Media Diet

Top 15 iPad Book Apps – Most Exceptional Use of Animation | The Digital Media Diet | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Here you will find the fifteen apps we consider to be simply exceptional for both the quality and contextual use of animation for storytelling in an iPad book app for children. None of the apps to make our list of “Top 10 Animated Books for iPad” in 2011 have been included, so please also check out last year’s post. So, without further ado, here are our very favorite recommendations for polished, story-enhancing animation in an iPad storybook app."

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Deploying iPads in schools

Deploying iPads in schools | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"As well as working as a journalist, I have the privilege of being the IT manager at a middle-sized independent school in Melbourne. The school takes children from three-year-old kindergarten all the way to Year 12. Students come from a wide variety of cultural back- grounds with a significant intake of overseas students.

Last year, we started the process of evaluating a number of different computing platforms and types of hardware as part of a review into the school’s technology strategy."

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The pen that revolutionises your iPad

The  pen that revolutionises  your iPad | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Robert Yearsley believes his app and pen solves the problem of handwriting, drawing and collaboration on the iPad - and customers believe in him, already pledging tens of thousands of dollars sight unseen.
Collusion, he says, turns the iPad into a useful productivity device for business and education, rather than for just entertainment. It includes a high precision pen and storage of files in the cloud, similar to Google Docs, allowing for real-time collaboration."

 

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Little Things® for iPad on the iTunes App Store

To celebrate the release of Little Things® Forever, the original Little Things® is free for a very limited time. All the family can enjoy Little Things, the innovative seek and find game. Search colorful collages built from thousands of little things. Randomized searches ensure a different game each time you play.

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iPadagogy - YouTube

iPadagogy - YouTube | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Ipadagogy is a YouTube channel dedicated to instruction videos about useful apps for education. Videos are added regularly and cover a range

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Learning with iPads

Learning with iPads | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Welcome to Learning with iPads – the educational site for using iPads in teaching and learning. This site has been set up to aid educational professionals to browse for apps by subject area. We recognise that browsing for educational apps in Apple’s App Store is not a straightforward experience. We hope this site offers a teacher friendly, browsing experience to enable you to get the most from your iPads in education.

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PhotoSync - wirelessly transfers your photos and videos

"PhotoSync will transform your photo handling forever. It‘s the first app that makes wireless transfer of your photos/videos from or to your computer and other iOS devices - a breeze. PhotoSync also transfers to Dropbox, Picasa/Google+, Facebook, SmugMug, 500px, Flickr, Box, Zenfolio, (S)FTP, WebDAV and Google Drive. You need never use a cable again!"

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Apple-Like Solar-Powered Keyboard Controls Mac, iPad, iPhone

Apple-Like Solar-Powered Keyboard Controls Mac, iPad, iPhone | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 for Mac, iPad and iPhone lets you pair up to three devices at a time.
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Free Wi-Fi: Friend or Foe? Infographic

Free Wi-Fi: Friend or Foe? Infographic | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Did you know that during the course of this year, the number of Wi-Fi connected devices will exceed the world’s population? This incredible statistic highlights the ubiquitous nature of Wi-Fi. However, the convenience of having public Wi-Fi available practically everywhere comes at the cost of greater risk to users. This infographic delves into the anatomy of a Wi-Fi hack and simple precautions Wi-Fi users should take to ensure that they are surfing safely."

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