Posts tagged ipad
Posts tagged ipad
If you have an ipad or Mac, you might want to look at iBook Author for publishing your book or short story. They’ve made it pretty easy to get it into their store as well. Just note that they put special licensing that may make it harder to get it in other bookstores. Very simple and easy to use.
(via Apple - iBooks Author)
Excellent write up about the SAMR method and iPad implementation by Richard Wells @ipadwells. Great work here to help us understand that it is a transformation of mindset. If these things were easy everyone would do them well but as it is transformation is hard and we all have our struggles in our own schools with it.
Here are the homescreens and lock screens I’m using for January created with Pimp My screen. Just touch the pics and save them to your ipad and then you can use them. I hope they are high res enough, if not, let me know and I’ll try to upload from my computer.
You are what you think so intentionally consider what you want to think. Also, if you use an app to make a screen, notice where I put the emphasis word - I want it to show up when I’m in my folders and front and center when I’m switching apps. This way, my word of the month is always in front of me.
Hope you have fun and enjoy. You can be epic but it doesn’t happen by accident.
Each month I use Pimp My Screen to focus on the character trait of the month. This is one way I work to be a more epic person - we are what we think and consider how many times you look at your lock screen a day. I’ll share the full size copies of these if you want them in just a moment. Notice on the lock screen that I added something in the middle to mess with my students’ minds. The charging icon doesn’t change - but it just looks like that and I love it. (It also lets me know if they’ve picked up my ipad. ;-)
I am going to share these each month on Tumblr and Instagram if enough of you want to get a copy and I hope you’ll share yours. Beauty is something that we can create around us and our thoughts are powerful rudders which determine the direction of our lives so we should turn those rudders with intention.
How can you improve motivation in Math? Here are some great ideas to share with the math teachers who just say kids “aren’t interested” and “don’t want to learn.” Change something, do something. (via The 4 Apps Needed To Run A One iPad Classroom - Edudemic - Edudemic)
A nice SAMR chart from Richard Wells that shows a simple demonstration about moving through the model of introducing technology. This helps understand the process using an example.
For the first time ever, Apple sold over $1B US to the education market.
The iPad has a 94% market share. Remember when people woudl ask
“Why are you using an Apple?” Ahh..good times.
From the article:
Helping along the company’s education program is a trend toward tablets in the classroom. The devices are being used by a number of school districts around the U.S. as a tool for learning, with teachers able to create, distribute and curate curricula via iBooks Author and other iOS device management software. One school system in the Netherlands has replaced traditional textbooks with the iPad, along with other Apple ecosystem products.
It was reported only one year ago that the iPad was definitively replacing PC sales for educational institutions. The company has made significant progress since then.
When asked about low-cost offerings from competitors like Google’s Chromebook, Cook seemed to dismiss the idea that those devices were a threat to Apple’s push in education.
"We see Chromebooks in some places," he said, "but the vast majority of people are buying PC/Mac or an iPad."
Apple’s chief executive seemed quite pleased with the iPad’s performance over the past three months, noting it accounted for 94 percent of tablets in education.
"It’s sort of unheard of," Cook said. "I’ve never seen a market share that high before. So we feel like we’re doing really well here, and feel great to be making a contribution to education."
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Wow- Apple’s market share in education is astounding! 94%
A nice graphic PDF with links for teachers who have just gotten ipads. From iCloud to the SAMR model of using ipads, this graphic is concise and helpful.
Very interesting tool to use for your classroom that sort of turns your ipad into a document camera/ presenter tool. It has already won several awards in the Apple app store. You might want to take a look at this if you’re 1:1 ipad as an option to get rid of document cameras or not buy them at all. Very cool
This app is Life Noted and merges camera, video, notetaking and more. It was recommended to me as a notetaking/ capturing tool for observation in the classroom by teachers of students, but I think that anyone evaluating another person might benefit from this sort of tool. Capture your notes and the speech about the notes and share it. Very interesting idea. It is free right now.