February 5, 2012

Weekly iPad Resources and Suggestions from EdTechTeacher (1/30)
iPadEdTechTeacher’s Greg Kulowiec and Beth Holland maintain a Diigo Group full of iPad resources. The list below represents their finds for the week of January 30, 2012. This week’s list features classroom examples, blog entries, and articles related to successful iPad integration into the curriculum. The Nearpod Mobile Classroom This is an interesting program that combines student response system, content delivery system, and student monitoring all in one. Schools can apply for the new iPad pilot program for free (at the moment). Tags: iPad, apps, education, management, content delivery iPad deployment: First school iPad deployment with iOS 5 step by step This blog post lists seven critical steps for setting up iPads for mass deployment. It addresses configuration profiles, synch stations, and the Bretford cart. iPad deployment: Backup/restore deployment strategy and steps Step by Step directions for how to setup iPad carts using the Backup/restore method. In addition to listing 13 steps to follow, it provides details on the settings that are retained after an encrypted backup is restored on another device. Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation - iPads in Education This post from the iPads in Education Ning describes the planning considerations from both an infrastructure perspective as well as an educational one. AudioLiterate | Free Audiobooks This is a great site for both streaming and downloading audio books. There are both free as well as paid for options. What's really nice is that you can listen via streaming before deciding whether or not to download the full mp3 file. Tags: audiobooks, english, ipad, history Hot Apps 4 HOTS by Lisa Johnson & Yolanda Barker This free eBook is available for download and provides a great interactive resources. Each section ties into some aspect of Bloom's Taxonomy and provides additional information to support iPad integration into the curriculum. Tags: iPad, apps, ebooks, integration, blooms_taxonomy