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Living Earth HD - World Clock and Weather for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Living Earth HD is the best and most beautiful World Clock, Weather and Alarm available for your iPhone and iPad! Enjoy a stunning live 3D simulation of our planet with global weather, forecasts and world clock for cities around the world. View live global cloud patterns, hurricanes and tropical storms. A humbling view of our home in your hands or a beautiful nightstand or desktop clock.

Living Earth HD sets a new standard for World Clock and Weather apps!"

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Apps in Education: Science Probes for the iPad

Apps in Education: Science Probes for the iPad | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"An elementary school in our district recently got 30 iPads and asked for some advice implementing them with students and teachers. In addition to suggesting some starter apps, I recommended that we have conversations with kids around the appropriate use of these devices. While almost every child has used an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, the exciting learning opportunities these mobile, Internet-connected, media creation devices create also open the door to new challenges. Cyberbullying or inappropriate web publishing happens more through the camera than regular computer use does; the mobility of the device combined with the reality that multiple users are using the device with no personalized, password-protected, network-tracked accounts makes it more challenging to keep track of who is doing what with the device or that the device itself is safe.

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Apps in Education: Monster List of iBook Tutorials

Apps in Education: Monster List of iBook Tutorials | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"There are numerous sites that are now offering Tutorials and how-to guides for creating ebooks in iBook Author. As teachers are now comfortable with the idea of creating their own e-textbooks more and more people are looking for resources to learn how to build touch enabled books that take full advantage of the iPad capabilities. Inserting video and high resolution photographs is one thing but how about inserting 3D manipulatives and models that are touch sensitive. Here is a list of some of the resources online. If you know of other good ones please add them in the comments section and we will update the list."

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Create a Stop-Motion Masterpiece With 'Lego Super Hero Movie Maker'

Create a Stop-Motion Masterpiece With 'Lego Super Hero Movie Maker' | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Lego has released a new iOS app, Lego Super Hero Movie Maker, that lets you to create your own stop motion videos using your iPhone.
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Sketch Nation Studio - The 2 minute game

Engineous Games shows us how you can create a game in under two minutes using simple mode in their upcoming sequel to Sketch Nation Shooter, "Sketch Nation S...
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How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation

How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
The cohort I like to call the "Re-Generation" began to take shape around 2008.

"Mobile technology. Fifteen years ago, most home computers weren't even linked to the Internet. Today, our computers are both linked and, in many cases, mobile. With more than five billion mobile users worldwide and a massive global network, small mobile devices with significant computing power have become a routine part of day-to-day life for people of all ages. The combination of a smartphone's intuitive interface and thousands of apps for iPhones and Androids aimed at young children has fast made it a child's favorite plaything."

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Teen Mobile Device Usage Skyrockets (INFOGRAPHIC)

Teen Mobile Device Usage Skyrockets (INFOGRAPHIC) | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Teens love their cell phones. Duh! But just how often are they using their mobile phones and why? Leveraging the data provided by the recent Nielsen study, “New Mobile Obsession: U.S. Teens Triple Data Usage”, FunMobility decided to explore cell phone usage patterns further. The result of our FunChat and FAADChat customer survey with over 10,000 respondents generated even more interesting data points."

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Mobile apps reshape toys and learning - Mobile Games

Mobile apps reshape toys and learning - Mobile Games | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
The world of apps and mobile devices is reshaping toys and education for kids, steering children's media towards a blend of entertainment and education.

"Having devices with an intuitive multi-touch interface, such as the iPad or smartphones, opens up many more possibilities than were possible with a PC, since children have a far harder time learning how to use a computer mouse, Ishibashi said. The rest of the technology ecosystem, including low-cost content development and ubiquitous wireless networking, is now in place, and points to rapid change in children's media and education."

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There’s An App for Not Learning to Do That - CogDogBlog

There’s An App for Not Learning to Do That - CogDogBlog | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Alan Levine ponders on the use of apps and ......
"One might say with tools that make it easier, the creator can focus more on the story.
But I wonder if the apps make it that easy, does the user lose sight of how it even works? If you don’t get your hands inside the engine, do you even appreciate what makes the car go fast?"

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James McConville: Why the iPad is bad for education

"‘Amazing, revolutionary, a new era in technology’. The iPad may be all these things but in my humble opinion it is bad for education and schools. Here are some reasons."

 

Read with http://kulowiectech.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/why-go-11-ipad.html

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25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom by Degree of Difficulty | Edudemic

25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom by Degree of Difficulty | Edudemic | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

So you’ve got one or a few iPads that you want to use in the classroom. You could visit the Apple App Store’s education section and peruse the many offerings… do some Google searches to figure out what’s good… or just use this print-friendly image below to get started! Following on the heels of our wildly popular Twitter Spectrum, we wanted to build an ‘iPad Spectrum’ for all our wonderful readers out there. This image can be easily shared, downloaded, and printed. Just click here to download the PDF version. Want this and even more? Look for our upcoming mini-issue in the Edudemic Magazine iPad app next week!

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Create a Makeshift iPad Speaker with a Solo Cup

Create a Makeshift iPad Speaker with a Solo Cup | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
If you want to watch videos on your iPad or other tablet from afar, without headphones, its speaker is pretty worthless. This trick can boost the sound significantly with almost no work at all.
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Essay on use of iPad by academics | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on use of iPad by academics | Inside Higher Ed | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Two years ago I wrote a column for Inside Higher Ed entitled “The iPad for Academics.” Now, two years and two new models of iPad later, it seems time to revisit some of that original column: How well does it stand up, how did my predictions turn out, and what have I learned since then? The answers are, roughly, "good" "O.K." and "a lot."

When I wrote my column, no one was sure what the future held for the iPad, and there was serious skepticism about the more apocalyptic predictions. In fact, somewhat boringly, Apple's release of the iPad did what most Apple products do -- change the world, sell millions of units, and alter our information ecosystem irrevocably -- but it didn’t end the world.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/04/09/essay-use-ipad-academics#ixzz1sG9Puy3e
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Best Ipad Drawing Apps

Best Ipad Drawing Apps | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

When famous photographer Annie Leibovitz was asked what's the best camera she said, the iphone4. Why? Because the best camera is the one on you. The same thinking can be applied to the ipad.

"The ipad is the moleskin of our generation – and unlike the moleskin when you’re done sketching you can pull the images onto your computer and clean them up – without having to start from scratch.
With dozens to of creative tools choose from, ranging from $2.99 to $15 you can easily sink tons of money into buying apps you may never use. If you’re looking for easy to use drawing apps with beautiful results here’s my recommendations."

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Introducing School-Wide Digital Citizenship Practices with iPads

Introducing School-Wide Digital Citizenship Practices with iPads | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"An elementary school in our district recently got 30 iPads and asked for some advice implementing them with students and teachers. In addition to suggesting some starter apps, I recommended that we have conversations with kids around the appropriate use of these devices. While almost every child has used an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, the exciting learning opportunities these mobile, Internet-connected, media creation devices create also open the door to new challenges. Cyberbullying or inappropriate web publishing happens more through the camera than regular computer use does; the mobility of the device combined with the reality that multiple users are using the device with no personalized, password-protected, network-tracked accounts makes it more challenging to keep track of who is doing what with the device or that the device itself is safe."

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Ebooks Explosion - CreditDonkey

Ebooks Explosion - CreditDonkey | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Americans are finding their credit card bills and bank statements riddled with a mounting tab of new charges for digital books after sales of eReaders and tablets exploded at the end of last year.
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Are Apps The Future of Book Publishing? - Forbes

Are Apps The Future of Book Publishing? - Forbes | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
More publishers are coming out with e-book apps that provide content for tablets well beyond just words on a page. Is this the future of publishing?
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App Store - Sketch Nation Studio

Introducing Sketch Nation Studio, an amazing free app where users create and play their own games or download games from other users.

With Sketch Nation Studio, you can even have the chance to sell your game on the App Store for money! We will PUBLISH AND ADVERTISE it for you!

Creating a game is super simple: Just draw the in game objects, play around with the customization options and before you can say "Sketch Nation Studio," you will be enjoying your own self-created game!

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Booktrack: Soundtracks for Books

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"Booktrack creates synchronized soundtracks for e-books that automatically matches music, sound effects and ambient sound to your reading speed to create an immersive reading experience."

The app comes with a couple of free publications plus the chance to make other in app purchases.

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How Tech Will Transform the Traditional Classroom

How Tech Will Transform the Traditional Classroom | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Tech allows students to learn in new and engaging ways, but many educators are struggling to incorporate digital into traditional classrooms.

"As the post-PC era moves from interesting theory to cold, hard reality, one of the most pressing questions is: How can we use tablets, and especially the iPad, to help people learn?

Most of the focus has been on ebooks replacing textbooks, a trend fueled by Apple’s recent updates to iBooks. Specifically, the company released iBooks Author, a tool for creating immersive ebooks on the desktop."

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Clean Energy Hawaii STEM HD for iPad on the iTunes App Store

In celebration of Earth Day this stunning app with content and activities applicable way beyond Hawaii is available free from April 19-24. This is a must have app for any physics teacher.

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The History 2.0 Classroom: Why Go 1:1 iPad?

The History 2.0 Classroom: Why Go 1:1 iPad? | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"In a response to a well written and thoughtful post that I recently read by @jmcconville1000, "Why the iPad is bad for education", I felt compelled to respond from my personal experience of rolling out a cart of 30 iPads in a shared high school environment.

Fundamentally I believe that an iPad can neither be good or bad. All it can ever be is an iPad. I argue instead, that when used effectively and with specific goals in mind, iPads can have a positive impact on education. Seeing that schools are investing money on these devices, the perspective to adopt is not a combative one, but rather one that explores how to effectively integrate the devices. Whether a school is 1:1, or there is a shared iPad cart, the devices can be used effectively."

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Apps for Elementary - Home

Apps for Elementary - Home | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Thank you for visiting our website and learning about what apps we are using in our elementary classrooms. While this list is extensive, we understand it is not exhaustive of all apps available. Feel free to join our website and add any additional sites that you use with your students. Creators are adding new games and tools to the app store every day, so continue to visit and do research to learn and share the latest and greatest tools. iPads are transforming the classroom. With shared resources like these we will continue to help educators here and around the world educate their students."

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The Fourth Dimension for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store

"This app is a 30-page interactive book that explains a single mathematical idea, the fourth dimension, in language that anyone can understand. Instead of static images or canned videos, this app employs a unique 3D touch interface that lets you literally grasp the concept of the fourth dimension with your own hands."

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App Store - Classroom Games

Whether you’re a substitute or a regular classroom teacher, games are a great way to fill extra time at the end of a lesson. Classroom teachers around the world play games with their kids to entertain, educate and to reward. 

We have assembled this collection of some of the enduring games that have been used by teachers for decades. These games don’t require much in the way of special materials, and classrooms can be easily arranged to accommodate the games in this app. While some of the games are active, most don’t risk injury in the classroom, leaving running and jumping for the gym or the playground.

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