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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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Leveling the Playing Field with Apps

Leveling the Playing Field with Apps | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

This Pinterest from Kathleen McClaskey is organised to provide "An opportunity to level the playing field for diverse learners has arrived. With the use of mobile devices and a set of apps, barriers to learning can be removed and we can now set the stage for access to learning by all students." It contains apps for special needs users.

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ARKive - Survival – an endangered animal game

ARKive - Survival – an endangered animal game | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
'Survival' is a free quick-fire mobile game to raise awareness about the world’s most endangered animals.

Race against the clock in a battle for Survival! Tap, drag, scroll, swipe and pinch your way through a series of wild mini-games to earn the title of Top Survivor.

Packed full of ARKive’s stunning photos of the world’s most endangered animals, this fun-packed educational game tests your speed, agility, endurance and intelligence.

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12 Must Have iPad accessories (photos) - CNET Reviews

12 Must Have iPad accessories (photos) - CNET Reviews | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Of course, we all know the iPad has its limitations. That's where peripherals can come in handy. For instance, how do you connect a camera? What about streaming audio or video out to a TV or stereo? How do you go about protecting your investment with a case?
Here are some of the most useful iPad accessories you're likely to find. You probably won't need all of them, but you're almost guaranteed to get serious use out of more than one of them.
Any I left out? Share below."

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Initial iPad Setup

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This site is to support people as they first get their iPad and to look at the apps that Allanah thinks are pretty cool to use in a primary school classroom. I've also added some of my favourite iPhone apps that I use on my iPhone.

For all of the posts on my blog that talk about iPads, iPod Touches or iPhone click here.

Look to the navigation sidebar to the left for the categories. Remember that I teach Year 3/4 at Appleby so I like apps that particularly appeal to that age group but will work with other age groups as well, especially the creative apps.

The costs of the apps are in kiwi dollars at the time of writing.

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iBuildApp :: Create Free iPhone App Using Online Interface Builder| Android, iPad

iBuildApp :: Create Free iPhone App Using Online Interface Builder| Android, iPad | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
iPhone iBuildapp, Create your own iPhone/iPad App, iPhone Flash Builder, iphone app builder, make your own iphone apps, free iphone app builder, iPhone interface builder, make your own iphone and iPad app, design iphone iPad app, iphone app creator,...
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I've Been Waiting for This! AirPlay Mirroring to a Mac (no Apple TV required)

I've Been Waiting for This! AirPlay Mirroring to a Mac (no Apple TV required) | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Tony Vincent writes
"I am so excited for a new Mac app called Reflection! It shows my iPad's screen live on my computer screen wirelessly!"

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AFIT for iPad on the iTunes App Store

AFIT is a tool to help you learn about nutrition and physical activity as you track your progress each day. The main components are based on a motivational strategy for engagement in a healthy lifestyle.

Anyone can use AFIT to monitor health information as an AFITstudent. You get points and stars as you enter what you eat and what activities you accomplish, starting fresh each day. You get an overview of your progress with the nutrition and activity logs, and you can jump back to review and edit your information for any day in full detail.

If you are a student in a participating educational study, you can log in to submit your information to your teacher. AFITteachers can help students reach full potential by reviewing the daily records.

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Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl

Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Stencyl helps you create iOS and Flash games in a flash with or without coding.

"Stencyl isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that accelerates your workflow and then gets out of the way. We take care of the essentials like physics and native APIs so you can focus on what's important—making your game yours.

Publish to the App Store and the web in record time with Stencyl."

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Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl

Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Stencyl helps you create iOS and Flash games in a flash with or without coding. Stencyl isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that accelerates your workflow and then gets out of the way. We take care of the essentials like physics and native APIs so you can focus on what's important—making your game yours.

Publish to the App Store and the web in record time with Stencyl."

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Teaching Appz | A directory of educational apps that can be used in the classroom.

Teaching Appz | A directory of educational apps that can be used in the classroom. | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Teaching Appz is a great new website to help teachers to find apps for iPads, iPods and other mobile devices (including Android, Playbook and web) that can be used in the classroom. All apps are organised into subject areas, making them easy for teachers to browse through and each app has background information, as well as ideas for using them with children. The site is the brainchild of Mark Warner

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Animation Desk™ for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Animation Desk™ for iPad is 60% off for a limited time

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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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MagicPlan for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G on the iTunes App Store

MagicPlan MEASURES your rooms and DRAWS your floor plan just by taking pictures.
You can then get your floor plan in PDF, JPG and DXF format or publish an INTERACTIVE FLOOR PLAN on the web.
With MagicPlan, EVERYONE CAN CREATE A FLOOR PLAN IN FEW MINUTES ONLY.

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Geometry Pad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME 

Geometry Pad is an application designed for iPad and Android tablets. Geometry Pad is your personal assistant in learning geometry and understanding key geometry concepts through practice.

With the Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometry shapes, explore and change their properties and calculate metrics of the shapes. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system.

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Projectorfy iPad App Feature Demonstration

PROJECTORFY is an iPad app used to run live events on a tv screen, projector, or any output device. Create live polls that attendees can vote for using their mobile device and see the results live during the event.
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5 External Hard Drives For iPad

5 External Hard Drives For iPad | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Whether you own an iPad 1, 2 or the new iPad 3, you'll get maximum 64GB of storage and right now not many external hard drives ( HDD ) support Apple tablet but still there are few very good products in the market which can help you increase the...
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Mobile Learning Resource Posters

Mobile Learning Resource Posters | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Helpful educators on Twitter submitted some of their favorite mobile learning websites, apps, and resources. Tony Vincent put these submissions into the set of posters that were placed around the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown at Mobile Learning Experience 2012. If you weren’t at Mobile 2012 or missed some of the posters in person, they are posted here for your learning pleasure.

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Your iPad: The Creative Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Your iPad: The Creative Tool You Never Knew You Needed | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"The iPad gets a bad rap as a device designed specifically for consumption. After all, its main purpose is to keep you connected to the world. Despite that, the iPad has risen up as a creativity tool and serves as an integral part in many people’s toolkit. To get an idea of when these devices are being used, we talked with a cadre of creative types to find out not just how they’re using iPads to make things, but why."

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Music Workout | Unique Interval Timer

Music Workout | Unique Interval Timer | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

From @mrrobbo MusicWorkout is a unique interval timer that utilises your music to inform you when it's time to rest and time to work. Perfect for teachers, coaches, trainers or anyone looking to improve their fitness.

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iOS Education App Reviews and Web Sites - Google Documents

Scott McLeod @mcleod, has shared this Google Doc which lists sites that review and share education apps. It contains most of the usual plus a few more. There is also the opportunity to contribute your own favorites.

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Saving YouTube Videos with iCabMobile

Saving YouTube Videos with iCabMobile | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Saving YouTube videos directly to the iPad is now possible with the iCabMobile app. Videos can be saved directly to the Photo Album and then imported into any video editing app on your iOS device, such as iMovie, Splice, Reel Director, etc." This Scribd document shows how easy it is to do so.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Why Every Teacher Should Become an App Creator by Chris Thompson

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Why Every Teacher Should Become an App Creator by Chris Thompson | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

From Wes Fryer: "These are my notes from Chris Thompson‘s breakout session, “Why Every Teacher Should Become an App Creator” at the 2012 Mobile Learning Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 11, 2012. MY THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS."

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Chomp

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The best way to find apps in iTunes and the Android Marketplace, through a unique combination of app search and personalized recommendations. Search for iPhone and Android apps and see the best app search results, on sale apps and new apps.
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