"With the 1-to-1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movements spreading rapidly, teaching and learning are changing. If you are moving to iPads or similar mobile learning devices in your classroom, it's critical that you understand how to maximize their potential."
"We are piloting iPads in our elementary campus this year, in groups of 5 per classroom. We offered the chance for our e-Learning leaders to apply for the opportunity, and almost all of them jumped at the chance. It has been an exciting and steep learning curve for us so far. Since I had never used them in the classroom myself, it has been a year of networking, learning, researching, reflecting and collaborating. It has been incredible watching the iPads literally transform the learning environment in the classroom. In addition, we also have a hub of 20 iPads in the library that can be signed out as a class set. In no particular order, here are some insights and reflections from our pilot:"
"Storage space is typically at a premium on our computing devices, and particularly on our mobile gadgets. The iPad is no exception and if you possess one for long enough you’ll likely contend least one event where you’ve to look at managing and freeing up storage space. "
"Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image. For example, imagine holding your phone over a poster on the wall as if you were going to take a photo of that poster, and then instantly a video starts playing to offer you additional information about that particular poster. Pretty cool, right? The first time it happens, it seems like magic."
This brilliant series of educational podcasts takes 100 objects from the British museum and shapes a single episode around each one, using it as a historical landmark from which to relate the history of the world.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Collaboratively produced, an iPad writing app dubbed ‘Outline Pro’ by creators Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart and IT Launchpad, lets writers create detailed outlines and makes it easy to organize their...
"AirPlay Mirroring is a great attribute of iOS on the iPad. It lets you mirror your iPad display, and every little thing that you do on it, to an Apple TV or a Mac computer system. This is extremely beneficial when doing presentations and demos, producing screencasts or videos, or just enjoying your iPad photos or videos or games on a larger screen.
And it’s unbelievably easy to utilize as long as you’ve the right setup. Right here’s a quick rundown of exactly what’s needed and the best ways to utilize AirPlay Mirroring on the iPad: "
Technology has provided teachers with more tools than ever before to support a rich and personalized learning experience. 1:1 initiatives are commonplace and strategies are surfacing that clearly show how mobile devices can support instruction and learning. At the Franklin Academy High School, in Wake Forest, North Carolina, teachers and students have access to Apple TV devices to enhance the iPad initiative started over three years ago.
The basic operation of the Apple TV involves connecting the device to the existing organization network. With the AirPlay feature found on iPads and Apple computers, one connects in wirelessly to the Apple TV. This technology allows not only the streaming image of the iPad or airplay enabled computer, but also carries the audio signal as well. This makes for a quick way to share media that provides both the video and sound in one signal to the television or projection device."
Recently I had created a “Read-Along” book for our first graders to accompany their Magic Tree House podcast and am continuing to have fun creating e-books for my iPad from Word Documents, pdfs and thematic blog posts from Langwitches.