The list has been carefully assembled and we did not include those popular apps such as Evernote and Dropbox because they are taken for granted and also because we have reviewed them several times here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning .
"Often students are called upon to make presentations for class projects, and many are eager to break out of the mold of the standard PowerPoint and do something really special. These are 8 unique online presentation tools that will help your students do exactly that. From zooming presentations to animations to timelines, there's a little something for every great idea here."
"Whether you’re looking to inspire or entertain your students, the following TED talks have terrific lessons embedded in fascinating talks.While not every single talk may float your boat, there are likely a few that you should think about showing to students this year."
"As a teacher, continuing education is so important that most school districts require that teachers enroll in some form of coursework on a regular basis to keep their knowledge and skills fresh. And while those courses are essential, staying on top of the cutting edge of educational development is important as well.
"Through Twitter discussions, teachers can follow the latest in education, whether it’s educational technology or new ways to teach math. These 20 hashtags offer teachers a convenient way to become part of chats and discussions that share the absolute latest in education news, resources, and ideas."
"The new Skitch design embodies the application’s purpose of helping you communicate your ideas quickly and easily. We focused on making things simpler, highlighting exactly the shapes, colors and options you need in order to get things done. It’s this restraint that makes Skitch so easy to use, and so deceptively powerful."
Last year, with a fearless group of 10th graders in Katrina Kennett’s English class at Plymouth South High School, we attempted to transform the traditional research process to a completely paperless one using a fresh new cart of iPads ...
Evernote is many things to many people because it’s so powerful. But for the same reason, Evernote’s purpose is vague enough that it can be hard to get started with it. First, you have to figure out what it can do for you.
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Voice Dictation, or just Dictation as Apple calls it, is one of my favorite features of iOS on the iPad.
Voice Dictation, or just Dictation as Apple calls it, is one of my favorite features of iOS on the iPad. As I’ve mentioned recently here, I use it more and more and it just keeps getting better. Though Siri may draw more attention, I think dictation is the far more useful feature right now.
If you haven’t tried out dictation on the iPad you really should give it a go. It can be much faster than typing at times. Here are a few little tips and some common commands you can use to get even more out of dictation:
Speak slowly and clearly: I know this sounds obvious, but it’s an easy one to forget. I find that when I speak too quickly or run my words
T.H.E. Journal asked Leslie Fisher and Hall Davidson, presenters at FETC’s popular Tech Shootout session, to share some of the tools they’re still excited about. From apps to gadgets, here are their must-haves for educators.
Haiku Deck is an iPad application that allows creating attractive presentations.
While there are other applications which can also be used for this purpose, such as Bloom, however Haiku deck is more of a specialized app for creating presentations on iPad. The biggest advantage of using Haiku Deck is...
"Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX, Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.
"Google’s new Course Builder software comes on the heels of a massively popular online Google class ‘Power Searching With Google‘ hosted by Google’s Director of Research, Peter Norvig.
"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."
The iPad has quickly become a common place tool in schools around the world. This LiveBinder will highlight sites and information about the iPad and how it is being used in classrooms and schools.
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Etherpad meets wiki. Yeah, that really works. I have been using it to share initial impressions, questions, and requests from the folks at Vialogue. Here is the link to that if you want to see a hackpad in use: https://hackpad.com/THIQHze4Mwg#Vialogues
A highly useful wiki outline for anyone to learn how to use an iPad in the classroom. This makes me realize how many learning doors the iPad opens for learners of all stripes. If you follow their outine then at the end and probably working with a partner you will know navigate as well as download apps. You will explore ebooks and their creation. And as the infomercials shout, "Much,much more."
I like that you have basic stuff and 'extra challenges' very similar to the recent Google Search MOOC.