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Post-it Plus App

Post-it Plus App | technologies | Scoop.it
Moving great ideas forward — from start to finish
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Post-it notes are used in many ways to engage learners and capture learning, I can’t think of many practitioners who wouldn't, at some point in their career, have tried out the Post-it notes to see what they could offer them.
The Post-it Plus app takes that learning environment accessory and gives it a digital edge.
You can also take a look at why you should try it out at...
https://www.youtube.com/embed/xZHCWc53nos

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Apple TV in learning environments

Apple TV in learning environments | technologies | Scoop.it
Apple TV (US$99) is a box you attach to the projector / TV that picks up the screen of any iPad and displays it without the need for wires! The teacher can walk around their room and display anythi...
John Dalziel's insight:

This post provides a 'practitioner friendly' guide for setting up Apple TV.
What's that?
Apple TV is a box users attach to the projector / TV that picks up the screen of any iPad and displays it without the need for wires!
Practitioners can walk around their learning environments and display anything that’s on their iPad screen on the Projector/TV.
This means the practitioner can display from anywhere and even use the iPad's cameras to show learner work ‘live’ without gathering other learners around one point.
In workshops and similar learning environments, Apple TV can reduce Health & Safety risks.

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Vocabulary SpellingCity App

Vocabulary SpellingCity App | technologies | Scoop.it
SpellingCity, that I included in the Functional Skills eMagazine Supplement some time ago, has recently launched a free iPad and iPhone app for learners.

 

The app gives learners access to the same vocabulary lists that they use on the SpellingCity website.

 

SpellingCity's list of words for students exceeds 42,000.

 

Learners and practitioners who register for accounts can create custom word lists (Note, new lists have to be made online. Through the app you can only access existing lists).

 

If learners don't register they can simply choose from the many suggested word lists created by SpellingCity.

 

The SpellingCity app offers six types of practice activities. The activities are...
- Teach Me,
- Test Me,
- Match It,
- Word Unscramble,
- Hang Mouse, and
- Which Word.

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Text-to-Speech on iOS

Text-to-Speech on iOS | technologies | Scoop.it

We’ve come a long way from reading from print sources. No longer are we confined to reading magazines, newspapers and books that we must first get from a shop.

 

As a result of the latest update of iOS, users can activate the 'Text-to-Speech' function to read out highlighted text.

 

This cpd/how-to helps users activate Text-to-Speech. Note it works for all documents on any iOS device.

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iTools One-stop manager of your iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

iTools One-stop manager of your iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch | technologies | Scoop.it
One-stop manager of your iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
John Dalziel's insight:

iTools is a simple and powerful tool for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch users; both learners and practitioners.
It is 100% freeware and a mobile tool. Users don't need to install the software onto a PC. Run iTools from a USB stick, as and when it is required.
The biggest plus for me is the ability to share both my iPhone and iPad screens on a Windowns PC; this is useful for both teaching and, as I've discovered, screen casting from the various apps. Resulting video clips are .avi.
iTools helps users manage media, iBooks, pictures and other files in their iDevices; although I haven't tried it yet, users are assured iTools can help install, uninstall and backup apps; it also can backup and restore folders.

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Chemcraft:Periodic Table

Learners will already know just how involved chemistry can be. Protons, neutrons, electrons, electron shells, covalent bonds – the list goes on and on.

 

Chemcraft:Periodic Table is a periodic table app worth a closer look. It contains over 30 details about each known element and it's designed with learners in mind.


Features such as...
- graphical representation of important proprieties,
- a web browser linked to Wikipedia for more information,
- a built-in calculator and
- a "how-to" guide to help in any situation.

 

The elements can be arranged...
- alphabetically,
- by atomic number or
- by element category
...helping the user better remember the details.

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Switch Access to iPods/iPads Expands

Switch Access to iPods/iPads Expands | technologies | Scoop.it

Several companies have announced new ways for those with physical or multiple disabilities to access the iPod and iPad.

 

This post provides a list of what is currently on offer in the market as of 11 July 2012.

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