Smart and prudent cell data use is doable, folks. Simply tweak your iPad or iPhone settings and your browsing habits to stay within your monthly data plan. These tips will help you stay within your current cellular data plan limits. Only if all else fails should you consider a more expensive monthly cellular data plan.
It's always been fairly easy to send multiple pictures from an iPad or iPhone using the Messages and Photos apps. But iOS 6 now makes it just as easy to email multiple pictures from within the Mail app as well. Cause for celebration. Learn more here.
"Langwitches is one of my trusted resources that I visit frequently for tips about the use of iPad in education. Today I found out that Silvia has posted some great slides about iPad in Education and upon checking them I found them extremely useful ."
"iBooks Author is still making the news in the educational sphere. This is probably the first mobile app to be embraced wholly in education in such a short time since its release. After posting a simple and guided tutorial on how teachers can use the different services of iBooks Author , today I am sharing with you some hands-on examples of what students can actually do with it."
Most people love to learn something new. The desire to gain knowledge is something that seems to be hard-coded into each person. Many people also love to teach others what they know. After all, if no one taught, there would be nothing to learn.
"For most people, the MacBook Air is the best laptop on the market. But if you’re going to college, you might not even need a laptop anymore. We think a lot of college students can get by and just buy an iPad instead of a MacBook Air. Here’s why."
“Some of the recurring themes of my conference presentations and blog posts include: Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 We...”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
David Allen Wizardgold's insight:
It is a shame that many teachers are afraid of technology and won't allow it in the classroom. They see it as a challenge to their control of the students and subject matter within the classroom. To a certain extent it is reasonable because the technology can be used for things other than learning in the classroom. The teachers have a responsibility to get as many of the students to have learned the curriculum for the day and it can't be done if the students are stuck in Facebook.The next thing will be to change the examination system to support the use of new technology rather than requiring students hit the paper with those old-fashioned pens.I'd like to think that there is a way technology can be used as it should be within the classroom. If the students are allowed to make full use of 21st-century technology then maybe the teachers will be able to teach for the next century instead of being stuck in the last one.
"Creative Book Builder is a fantastic app that allows students to create books in epub format, which can then be exported to iBooks and shared with others. There are a variety of instructional uses for this app, from using it as a publishing tool for project-based learning to a summative assessment at the end of a unit. Students can embed images, audio files, video files, and write text. The advantage of an epub document over a PDF document is that all of the media will be preserved and available for readers to interact with when the final product is published.
Depending on how you use Creative Book Builder with students, this app can help students complete tasks that align with every level of the revised Bloom's Taxonomy. Explore the different ways this app can be used at each level of Bloom's Taxonomy..."
See which App Store Hall of Fame, Best of 2012 and top Apps for Kids you can get at a discount -- or even free -- over the holidays. We're tracking price drops of the best iPad and iPhone apps here through the end of January for friends, family and you.
http://goo.gl/0rpEK - Amazing iPad - 34/30 and iPad application that is extremely useful for productivity. Using this application would be very useful in my classroom to time your lesson plan. The designers or the developers of this application have created a very useful and well-designed application.
The idea behind this is that you give yourself a timed period of focus work. At the end of this period you are rewarded with abreak of however long you choose before starting the next session of work.
Or you could use this application to aportion time available to get a job done. You allocate periods of time to various parts of the job and let the timer tell you when you should be moving onto the next section. You get very visual feedback from the application to tell you where you are timewise and you also get the timer to tell you exactly what time you will be finished the set of tasks.
"Below is an overview of the 5 best note-taking apps. Whichever Note taking app you chose to use. Stop using the simple Notes app that came with the iPad. It is not good enough to use in class. You need to use all of the other features of the iPad like, drawing, adding pictures and sound. Below is an overview of 5 different Note taking apps. Take this weekend to try out all of them."
"Two years ago today, I wrote a post about how I was going to use my iPad in the classroom. It was simply titled "Using My iPad in the Classroom This Year". To my surprise, it is my most visited post of all time with over 37,000 page views. That is about 20,000 more than my second most read post. I thought it would be fun to do an updated post having used the iPad in my class for two years. Now that I have a class set of iPads, the number of apps that I use or will be using has changed and I thought I would share that with everyone.."
"In making my choices, I’m considering multi-purpose apps that can be used across all curriculum areas, apps that take advantage of the multimedia strengths and apps that can help us use technology in new and innovative ways that can change the way we teach, not just do it the same way with a different tech toy. Some apps are needed to handle the shortfalls of the iOS in a shared network setting and others are chosen because they can make the iPad interact with other tech in the school."
"Every Thursday the Featured area of the iPad App Store gets a refresh and adds some new and often topical featured sections. This week one of these is titled ‘Education Collections’ and it’s one of the best and most complete sections of this type that I’ve seen."
"The iPad screen defaults to automatically dim itself and then turn itself off after a fairly short amount of time of inactivity. That’s great for preserving battery life of iOS devices, but if you’re like me you keep an iPad or iPhone alongside you full time while working as a control panel for Pandora, podcasts, and email, and having the screen lock after a few minutes of inactivity is annoying."
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