June 29, 2012

Weekly iPad Resources and Suggestions from EdTechTeacher (6/19-6/25)


In addition to this annotated list of apps and ideas, EdTechTeacher’s Greg Kulowiec and Beth Holland also maintain the iPad for ETT Diigo Group as well as The iPad As… page which groups apps and resources based on learning goals.

1:1 iPad Solutions: Evernote

Inspired by the tweets coming out of ISTE about Evernote & Nicholas Provenzano’s blog piece on Evernote in a shared or 1:1 iPad environment, Greg Kulowiec wrote a great blog post about his perspective on why Evernote is a viable note taking, digital notebook,storage and distribution platform for students and teachers in a shared or 1:1 iPad environment. You can read the full post at The History 2.0 Classroom. Greg also created the video tutorial below as an introduction to Evernote on the iPad.

Weekly Resources

Pulse News

This new reader rivals FlipBoard as an elegant way to do all of your reading and content curation in one place.

Tags: pulse, news, ipad, apps, technology, content curation

Edublogs App

Edublogs, a popular blogging platform for teachers and students, has launched an iOS app. It is much easier to use than the WordPress app.

Tags: edublogs, ipad, apps, blogs, Education

Digital Storytelling/Content Creation iPad Apps – A Listly List

From screen casting to audio to book creation apps, this is a pretty comprehensive list of digital storytelling apps.

Tags: iPad, apps, digital storytelling, ebooks

iPaddling in the BYOD Classroom

Suzy Brooks’ Pinterest board as she prepares to go to a BYOD pilot next year in her 3rd grade. She will also have 6 iPads.

Tags: classroom, elementary, Education

Free Technology for Teachers: 110 Page Guide to Publishing With iBooks Author

Thanks again to Richard Byrne for curating great resources. This post includes a link to a free guide to Publishing with iBooks Author.

Tags: ipad, iBooks, iBooks Author, publishing, technology, Education

Free Technology for Teachers: Quickly Gauge Your Students’ Understanding with Understoodit

Richard Byrne and Greg Kulowiec used this in a workshop. Understoodit works on all browser-based devices and quickly gauges student understanding.

Tags: understanding, technology, student response system, formative assessment

Command-Tab on your iPad – Tao of Mac

This is an interesting article about integrating keyboard shortcuts with an iPad from a bluetooth keyboard.

Tags: ipad, technology, keyboard

22 Best Mobile Apps for Kids with Special Needs

A great list of apps for students with special needs. It includes a description, cost, and links. Thanks to Meg Wilson at iPodsibilities for Tweeting this one out.

Tags: ipad, apps, sped, differentiation, Education, elementary, ipodsibilities

Quasi Gmail “Sub” Accounts = Student iPad Workflow Solution « afairbrother

How to use Gmail sub accounts as a workflow solution on student ipads or shared ipads.

Tags: gmail, accounts, workflow