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Students Can Attend WizIQ Online Classes on Their iPads

Students Can Attend WizIQ Online Classes on Their iPads | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - WizIQ, a web-based education platform, announced its WizIQ Virtual Classroom App for the iPad today.

 

KF:  WizIQ is a web-based platform for online classes.  Several prominent elearning celebrities have adopted the platform and the system currently boasts about 2M users.  The system can be used for open-access and paid classes.  The release of their mobile application means they are keeping pace with much bigger LMS like Blackboard and Moodle.

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The Keyword Blog: Make your own Mobile Apps? Use a 'Curated Search Field' for better results

The Keyword Blog: Make your own Mobile Apps? Use a 'Curated Search Field' for better results | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Using Scoop.it as your search field is a handy way to search a large number of curated articles. Since the articles are selected by individual 'experts' you tend to get a better set of initial results than you might find with a Google or Bing search. ~ Dennis


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Classroom in the Cloud: 5 Awesome Things You Can Do With an IPad and an LCD Projector

Classroom in the Cloud: 5 Awesome Things You Can Do With an IPad and an LCD Projector | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Some great ideas on how you can use your iPad in your classes.


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iPads and Tablets

iPads and Tablets | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Digital devices that can be used to assist blended learning...

 

iPads and other tablet devices have dominated technology news in recent years. This is mainly due to the unprecedented uptake of these technologies; records are still being broken. The devices have inevitably found their way into educational settings as educators globally seek ways to leverage the interest in new technology towards improved pedagogy. These devices are capable of supplementing, and often replacing, traditional desktop and laptop computers. They have the added dimension of being enabled with locative, motion, audio-visual and spatial capabilities, along with mobile multimedia capture and creation features. Multi-touch and gestural forms of input are also possible. This combination of interest and capability is driving a huge shift towards mobile learning.

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Qantas pilots turn to iPads in a move designed to improve communication

Qantas pilots turn to iPads in a move designed to improve communication | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
QANTAS will deploy 2200 iPads to its pilots in a move designed to improve communication and data access while cutting down on cockpit paper.
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I’m Sorry, All Computers Are Fundamentally Compromised Content-Creation Devices

I’m Sorry, All Computers Are Fundamentally Compromised Content-Creation Devices | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
A blogger restarts the seemingly dormant debate over the iPad's flaws when it comes to creating content.
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How the iPad helps scientists do their jobs | Macworld

How the iPad helps scientists do their jobs | Macworld | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Tablet changes the way they design experiments, record results, and read journals.
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Subtext

Subtext | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"Subtext makes it easy to interact with your students in the pages of digital books. You can post and answer questions, link to relevant Web content and create assignments and quizzes—all right in the text. Better yet, your students can share ideas and work together to make connections as they read. Think of it as anywhere, anytime classroom reading guided by you."

 

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Video: Simple iPad Tips and Tricks

Video: Simple iPad Tips and Tricks | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Like magic, but without all the danger: Get more from your iPad with these simple tips and tricks. Many of these will work for your iPhone, too.
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50 really useful iPad tips and tricks

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Here's 50 of the finest iPad tips available. We've covered everything from customising your Home screen to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari.
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EasyBib, for iPad

Get EasyBib, for iPad on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

 

"Just like our iPhone app, you can create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited list on the larger screen of the iPad. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to EasyBib.com's popular bibliography management service."

 

KF:  This type of tool allows for useful portability of bibliographic collections.  Scan in an entry simply by pointing the camera at the bar code.  Used well it can streamline the citation process for study and research.

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The Semantic Web Curates the World Data by Surfacing Context, Relationships, and Personalized Meaning

The Semantic Web Curates the World Data by Surfacing Context, Relationships, and Personalized Meaning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The semantic web is all about integrating, capturing and exposing data relationships already existing within the information we generate.

 

From isolated, separate individual information items and streams, the semantic web will take me and you to a new information ecosystem in which the relationships, the connections and the ability to look at data from multiple perspectives are going to be the the main benefit and attraction.

 

Curation is part of this "semantic" process, giving individuals an important role in filtering, organizing, and making sense of the context and relationships existing between apparently unrelated isolated items.

 

We are all working to make better sense of the ocean of information that surrounds us.

 

Grace Nasri brings to light a few examples of internet companies, who have already begun "mapping and graphing the way their customers use, interact with and understand data."

 

-> Google Knowledge Graph

-> Facebook Social Graph

-> FindtheBest 

-> Hunch

 

"As we move towards Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web -- characterized by related, contextualized and personalized data -- there's a growing push for more robust context and relationship mapping."

 

".... a growing number of sites currently creating graphs that relate, connect and map information on the Web; as we move towards a more semantic web, this trend will only continue."

 

Insightful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/grace-nasri/internet-social-connecting-_b_1651098.html ;

 

(Image courtesy: techmites.blogspot.com)


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Best content in iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch Users Group | Diigo - Groups

Best content in iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch Users Group | Diigo - Groups | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
This group is for anyone interested in using the iPhone or iPod Touch. Post any interesting articles and resources here relating to these gadgets, including links to information about applications that can be used on these devices.
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Hands-on with TED Books for iOS: discoverability is good, polish needed

Hands-on with TED Books for iOS: discoverability is good, polish needed | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Book prices are good. Sharing, syncing, and (some) graphics need help.

 

KF:  Jacqui Cheng from ars technica reviews the new TED book app and the books themselves.  The "books" are long form - imagine something like a National Geographic feature article.  They cost a few dollars each and it's suggested they are good value.  The app itself gets a few suggestions for improvement.  The app provides a global commenting system. 

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Crop Images on iPhone & iPad Easily with Photos App

Crop Images on iPhone & iPad Easily with Photos App | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"The Photos app in iOS includes a built-in crop tool that works very well for quick edits on the go with the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Perhaps even better, there’s a constraint tool that lets you instantly crop images to a variety of common photo proportions, ranging from a perfect square, 4×3, 8×10, 5×7, 16×9, and others taking the guesswork out of the process. No additional downloads or apps required, it’s all featured in the default Photos app."


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50 Fantastic Free iPad Apps | iPad.AppStorm

50 Fantastic Free iPad Apps | iPad.AppStorm | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
We all love getting something great for free! However, hunting down the good free iPad apps from the terrible ones in the jungle of the App Store can be a difficult job.

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Magnífic llistat d'apps gratuïtes x iPad.

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Tablet Shipments Slated to Outpace Notebook Shipments in 2016

Tablet Shipments Slated to Outpace Notebook Shipments in 2016 | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
A new report finds that growing adoption of tablet PCs in key markets will drive tablet shipments past notebook shipments by 2016.

 

Campus Technology 5th July 2012

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TouchFire: The iPad’s Keyboard Gets Physical

TouchFire: The iPad’s Keyboard Gets Physical | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
TouchFire is a Kickstarter-funded gizmo that aims to make iPad input comfier, faster and more accurate by letting you type on a clear piece of silicone rubber with cushioned "keys" that sit on top of the iPad's on-screen ones.
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Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool

Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The study looks at the use of iPads at the Longfield Academy, where a large scale 1 to 1 iPad program was implemented last year. A brief overview of this groundbreaking study is provided below.

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Teaching like it's 2999: Some iPad Management Tips, Part 2!

Teaching like it's 2999: Some iPad Management Tips, Part 2! | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

We have FINALLY gotten cases for our iPad 2s! Hooray! In honor of these new accessories, I wanted to share some quick iPad management tips with everyone.

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SlideShark and iPad 1

SlideShark and iPad 1 | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The new iPad 1 feature that SlideShark introduced in their v1.6 release allows iPad 1 users complete projector and TV output support. iPad 1 users can now plug in to their projectors...


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Mantis Interactive Presenter Pro

Get Mantis Interactive Presenter Pro on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

 

"*** FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ***

Use iPads as a new medium to conduct presentations with Mantis Interactive Presenter Suite. You will discover a whole new way of engaging your audience and you will have a stronger impact. Your audience will have a greater immersive experience as they will be able to see, touch and interact during the presentation like they never did before."

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Appafolio - create interactive iPad presentations

Appafolio - create interactive iPad presentations | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Appafolio is the revolutionary service that allows anyone to create custom photo and video portfolios and presentations on iPhone and iPad...


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3 Ways To Record Your iPhone Or iPad Screen Activity

3 Ways To Record Your iPhone Or iPad Screen Activity | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to show off that iPad game on the big screen, record a demo for your video blog, or record a tutorial of how to use an app more effectively?


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Introduction to formatting text in Pages app for iPad » iClevedon

Introduction to formatting text in Pages app for iPad » iClevedon | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Introduction to formatting text in Pages app for iPad...


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