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Top 5 iPad Learning Strategies - Qstream

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Top 5 iPad Learning Strategies
The following is a quick summary of the key iPad learning strategies that we use to guide our work at Qstream.
  1. iPads (and smart phones) are great tools to improve access to learning and boost learner engagement. Focus on these two key benefits as you plan your strategy.
  2. Focus on shorter, more frequent learning events. Design content nuggets to be consumed in small, bite-sized chunks. Think seconds and minutes not hours or days. Water cooler conversations and not the classroom “sage on the stage”.
  3. Recognize that the iPad experience is different. This is its strength, not its weakness. It takes more effort to support it well but the returns are significant in terms of engagement and learner satisfaction. These in turn lead to better learning outcomes.
  4. Courses need to evolve with regular updates on the latest information. If you don’t provide it, your learners will seek it out and you will lose the ability to ensure they have high quality (or even simply correct) information.
  5. Understand that peer collaboration is an inherent part of the modern connected device. Embrace it. Support peer learning and drive engagement, motivation, and results.
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Best iPad Apps - May 12, 2012

Best iPad Apps - May 12, 2012 | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
On this page, you will find the best 108 iPad apps for all your needs. We’ve taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.
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AirPlay Mirroring for PC now via AirServer

AirPlay Mirroring for PC now via AirServer | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
AirServer is a powerful Mac/PC application that enables you to stream or mirror your iOS device, such as your iPhone 4S, to your Mac/PC.
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Adding the Ken Burns effect to photo slide shows created on the iPad | iGo With My iPad

Adding the Ken Burns effect to photo slide shows created on the iPad | iGo With My iPad | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
There are a few options for creating photo slides shows in the iPad.
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iPad Literature Circles

iPad Literature Circles | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
There a several apps useful for downloading electronic books. The following apps are some of the primary virtual bookstores.

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Using an iPad as an alternative to an interactive whiteboard | The Whiteboard Blog

Using an iPad as an alternative to an interactive whiteboard | The Whiteboard Blog | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
With more and more schools (and teachers) getting iPads, I’m increasingly asked how a teacher can hook up their iPad to IWBs...
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Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom

Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Andrew Marcinek is an instructional technologist at Burlington High School in Burlington, MA. He is also a regular blogger on Edutopia. Follow him on Twitter @andycinek.
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High Techpectations: Mobile Learning Finds (Apple iOS) (weekly)

High Techpectations: Mobile Learning Finds (Apple iOS) (weekly) | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
bubbabrain, K-12+, AP/IB, SAT Interactive vocabulary practice! Tags: ipad, education, technology Spreaker Create a live Internet radio show for free.
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What’s on Your iPad – with Brad Gurgel — iPad Insight

What’s on Your iPad – with Brad Gurgel — iPad Insight | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Time for another What’s on Your iPad post. I’m still finding these great fun – partly because I just love seeing how others get the most out of their iPad and also because they’re a great source of ideas.
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Download e-books from the Public Library on the iPad | PadGadget

Download e-books from the Public Library on the iPad | PadGadget | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Have you checked out a book from your public library and read it on your iPad yet? You didn’t know you could do that?
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iStorage – Turns iOS Devices Into USB Disks

iStorage – Turns iOS Devices Into USB Disks | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

iStorage allows you to use your iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad device for multiple purpose. This simple app can turn your iOS device into a USB disk. Now you don't have to carry a thumb drive other than your iPhone or iPad.

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iPads in Schools - What's Working

iPads in Schools - What's Working | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
My daughter's fourth grade class is using iPads to play the Stock Market Game. So far she's invested in the movie company behind Hunger Games, Apple computer and Procter and Gamble. She uses my iPad at home to check her stock performance.
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Best iPad Apps

Best iPad Apps | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
On this page, you will find the best 108 iPad apps for all your needs. We’ve taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.

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10 iPad tips every teacher should know - HOME - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet.

10 iPad tips every teacher should know - HOME - Edgalaxy:  Where Education and Technology Meet. | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of months I have just about switched from my trusty old laptop to the iPad as...


  1. Disable In-App Purchases
  2. Use iCloud to sync your calendar, events and emails.
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Evernote Buys Notetaking App Penultimate | PadGadget

Evernote Buys Notetaking App Penultimate | PadGadget | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

Popular cloud syncing note app Evernote has added a new app to its arsenal – Penultimate, arguably one of the best handwritten note taking apps available in the App Store.


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Using iPad and iPhone Apps for Learning with Literature:MCTE 2012 P...

"Using iPad and iPhone Appsfor Learning with LiteracyRichard Beach, ProfessorEmeritus, University ofMinnesota, rbeach@umn.edu"


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50 resources for iPad use in the classroom | ZDNet

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom | ZDNet | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate iPads into the classroom.
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A Graphic Syllabus Can Bring Clarity to Course Structure | Faculty Focus

A Graphic Syllabus Can Bring Clarity to Course Structure | Faculty Focus | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Not being a visual learner, I always struggled with ways of graphically representing course content. I was never very successful until I discovered that students could do what I couldn’t.
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Top 10 Things NOT to do in a 1:1 iPad Initiative

Top 10 Things NOT to do in a 1:1 iPad Initiative | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Part of the benefit of jumping forward with a 1:1 iPad deployment like we have tried is that we get the opportunity to impart knowledge to other districts looking to do a similar initiative. While ...
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Apps For An 'Outstanding' Ipad Lesson: Step by Step

Apps For An 'Outstanding' Ipad Lesson: Step by Step | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Applications used, in order, to enhance learning in a single lesson...
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Pump-Up Your iPad’s Volume with this Easy DIY Project | PadGadget

Pump-Up Your iPad’s Volume with this Easy DIY Project | PadGadget | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Even the maximum volume on the iPad can sometimes seem a little quiet, which has prompted many of us to perform thet tried-and-true ‘cup your hand over the speaker’ trick that gets us a little more sound –which works really well for a quick video ...
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Deploying an iPad 1:1 program – What we learned – Part 1

Deploying an iPad 1:1 program – What we learned – Part 1 | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it

I would like to thank Brian Meehan, Director of IT at Allendale Columbia School, for writing this post. Due to the length of this post it will be published in two parts. 

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30 Cool Educational iPad Apps for Science Lovers - Creative Can Creative Can

30 Cool Educational iPad Apps for Science Lovers - Creative Can Creative Can | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | Scoop.it
Expand your knowledge about the world in an enjoyable method using your Apple tablet through these educational ipad apps for science.
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