For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there’s wisdom to be learned from others who’ve gone down that road. Here are some tips to help smooth the transition.
Technology is all the rage when it comes to reinvigorating classrooms around the globe. But is that for a good reason or just because it’s fun to play with? Do students actually prefer e-books over print? How many students actually own iPads? A new study by marketing research firm Student Monitor has been released and turned into an infographic. Because who likes looking at actual data anymore?
Computers and, later, Web 2.0 have changed the way young people learn. Now apps are set to do the same. An “app” is short for software application. For example, Angry Birds and Facebook ar (RT @geointer: Excellent!
Collection of resources realted to iPads in K12 education curated by Kathy Schrock. There are lots of lists of suggested apps generated by multiple schools. if you have some time to spend just browsing, this seems a good place to start.
Are you looking for a resource with great tools to help you with the Common Core Standards? You may want to check out achievethecore.org. They provide "free, high-quality resources to educators now doing the hard work of implementing these higher standards."
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A UK company, Digital Field Solutions, has developed an iPad app that lets companies create and update their own electronic forms that can capture and convert handwriting to text. Creating forms with the ‘Formworks’ app is as simple as using pen and paper but it has the potential to cut data processing time in half, reduce errors and free up field staff to focus on their core task.
Now this sounds interesting if you think of it as a platform for augmented social cognition as peer learning -- a knowledge aggregator for personal learning networks. -- Howard
"Tappestry is the social network for learning.
For the first time, you can record what you have learned easily and immediately throughout your day. You can come back to it whenever you want. And the best part is you can share with others and learn from others with other social networks and websites.
What did you learn today? With Tappestry, you can track what you have learned and catalog it. Then you can tell everyone. Don’t be shy, you might just meet someone. You can use Tappestry to create and curate your own learning stream. Tappestry is a great place to store your learning and your thoughts and check in those little “A-ha!” moments you have. Think of it as your own learning journal or notebook for things you pick up over the course of your day all woven together to create your own distinct learning fabric, your Tappestry.
Why Tappestry? It helps you learn more. It helps you remember and track what you have learned. It helps take what you have learned and start using it."
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When parents buy their first iPhone, it is a common practice for their kids to teach them how to use their phone. Even though most children do not own iPhones, they have grown up in a technologically advanced world, and are often more skilled at using devices like iPhones than their parents are. App developers know this and have created thousands of apps for the purpose of entertaining kids. Below are some of the best iPhone apps to keep your kids entertained while in the car. Here’s the top 4 from, provided by Carcraft. Cut the Rope Cut the Rope is one of the most popular iPhone games of all time. It is been downloaded more than 100 million times worldwide. The game features a small green creature who is obsessed with candy. The object of the game is to get the candy to swing from a rope and land in the creature's mouth. You do this by figuring out which ropes need to be cut and what order they need to be cut in. There are hundreds of levels in this very addicting game that will keep your kids entertained for hours. The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss How can you not love this book? A longtime favorite, The Cat in the Hat book comes to life in this app. Your child has the option of reading the book on their own, having it narrated to them, or playing the book like a movie. If your kid hasn't finished the book by the time the car ride is over, don't expect to get your iPhone back without a fight. A Charlie Brown Christmas Your kid may not enjoy reading the Charlie Brown Peanuts books that you read as a child, but they will surely enjoy this app. The classic tale of A Charlie Brown Christmas is told with the voices of the original cast from the 1960s. Your kids can play games and compete in contests with people from around the world on this app. They can even move objects around and make them come to life during the story, essentially creating a story of their own. Cars 2 This app lets your kids jump right into the Disney movie Cars 2. They can choose to play as one of the main characters from the movie and then compete in races in countries across the globe. Your kid will get lost in the virtual world of this app and will love competing with their friends in races for the highest score.