November 9, 2012

iPad Summit Reflections & Weekly Resources

It’s hard to truly quantify and explain the excitement of the past few days. Over 500 educators from around the world joined the EdTechTeacher Team in Boston this week to tackle the challenge of effectively putting iPads in the service of learning. As Co-Founder Justin Reich wrote in his post on EdTechResearcher – A Plea to Teachers with iPads: Make Your Practice Visible.

… My last conversation of the day was with a former principal and current graduate student at Harvard’s Ed School who said that the conference wasn’t really about iPads, it was about good teaching and learning. That’s my kind of iPad conference.

This week, in addition to our usual list of apps, blog posts, and video links, we’d like to leave you with some fantastic thoughts, quotes, and ideas from our participants.

EdTechTeacher iPad Summit Storify – Celebrate teamwork. Value collaboration. Study problems from multiple perspectives. #ettipad

Tweeps from iPad Summit, Boston – Conference takeaways: create, innovate, redefine, thank you, #ettipad

Best way to manage 100 iPads? Give them to 100 managers #edchat #connectedca

iPad Summit Reflection from Knowledge Transfer – With all things tech, first ask “Why?”…. If we get lost in the “how” we need to stop and ask “why”

Indiana Jen – live blog of the Summit

A special thank you goes to Jen Carey (@TeacherJenCarey) for her thoughtful, rapid, excellent blog posts of the sessions that she attended.

Make sure you read her blog for notes on the Pre-Conference workshop as well as other posts about her experiences at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas.

Weekly Resources & Suggestions

Use as WebDAV

This discussion thread describes how you can now use as a WebDAV server for sharing and uploading files from your iPad.

Tags: iPad, WebDav,, workflow

iBand HD | Amazing! 24 Piece iPad Performance In School | #SVMiPad – YouTube

Way cool video about students writing and performing on the iPad

Tags: iPad, music, iBand

Around the Sharing via Your #iPad Browser Made Easy – Comparison Chart

How to share from various iPad browsers

Tags: ipad, sharing, browsers, safari

Save a Web page as a PDF on the iPad, then annotate and share

Great blog post about using Web to PDF.

Tags: ipad, apps, pdf, workflow

Mark Anderson’s Blog » One iPad in the classroom tips & ideas (from teacher & student perspective)

1 iPad Classroom

Tags: 1ipad, oneipad

iTunes U as a Learning Management System « newtechtimeline

iTunesU as an LMS

Tags: iTunesU

Jonathan Wylie Blog

Great blog from an instructional technology specialist who works with visually impaired students.

Tags: blog, iPad, sped, special education, differentiation

Cloud and Workflow Options

iPad workflow / posting solutions

Tags: workflow

Edcanvas Easily Create Rich Multimedia Lessons for your Class

This is an interesting twist on an LMS

Tags: multimedia, lessons, LMS, technology


This is like a Nearpod/Screencasting mashup!

Tags: techsmith, screencast, student response system, iPad, apps, technology


This is a great resource for folks who use Nearpod.

Tags: ipad, nearpod

Infuse Learning – Snapguide

Great guides for using Infuse Learning

Tags: Infuse Learning, student response system, ipad, education, technology

GoClass – Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors.

GoClass is a cloud based system for creating blended learning. It leverages features of Nearpod, Socrative, and more.

Tags: GoClass, iPad, student response system, technology

Posted from Diigo. The rest of iPad for ETT group favorite links are here.