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WHY IPAD?Why the iPad?21st century skills:Project based learning
WHY IPAD?Key Trends:Technology is increasingly a means for empowering students, amethod for communication and socializing, and aubiquitous, transparent part of their lives.Technology continues to profoundly affect the way wework, collaborate, communicate, and succeed.The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing.The way we think of learning environments is changing.
WHY IPAD?Technologies to Watch:Collaborative environmentGame-based learningMobileClouds
WHY IPAD?Students’ Vision for 21st Century Learning includes ThreeEssential Elements:Social-based learningUn-tethered learningDigitally-rich learning
WHY IPAD?Key Opportunities in Mobile Learning:Encourage “anywhere, anytime” learningReach underserved childrenImprove 21st Century social interactionsFit with learning environmentsEnable a personalized learning experience
WHY IPAD? Super talented?www.flickr.com/photos/valentina
WHY IPAD?Meet OwenMeet Owen Voorhees. Owen and his 9 year oldbrother are responsible for the Math Timegame that sells in the Apple App store. Afterbeing released in 2009, the app quickly rose to#13 on the best seller list for paid, educationalapps. It’s impressive feat especially consideringthat Owen did all of the coding himself and hisbrother Finn designed the images inPhotoshop.
WHY IPAD?Meet RobertBubble Ball, a game designed by 18th graderRobert Nay from Utah and described in theapp store as a "fun, new physics game", hasfinally done what other apps couldnt.Despite lacking the visual appeal of AngryBirds, Bubble Ball is equally as addictive, somuch so that it has been downloaded morethan two million times and has knocked AngryBirds from its number one spot.
WHY IPAD?Meet BrookylnBrooklyn is more than your typical 12-year-old. She takes dance lessons, plays tennis, andargues with her twin brother like many othergirls her age, but on the side, she’s anentrepreneur. And with her family’s help, shedesigned Giggle Bear™ for the iPhone mobiledigital device. The game, available today oniTunes, is the brainchild of Brooklyn.
WHY IPAD?Meet CameronHe isnt the youngest kid to write an iPhoneapp, but 11-year old Cameron is wise beyond hisyears. He is donating a substantial part of theproceeds from his drawing app iSketch to theMattel Childrens Hospital UCLA.
WHAT IS AN APP?Short for “application”It’s a special type of software programApp typically refers to software used on asmartphone or mobile device such as theAndroid, iPhone, BlackBerry or iPad, as in “mobileapp” or “iphone app”
iPAD BASICSThings You Might Not Know…Taking a Screenshot of What’s on Your iPad ScreenHow To Force an App to CloseHow To Quickly Mute the VolumeHow To Remove an AppFolders to Organize Your Apps For These How To’s and More: Use the iPad Superhero Handbook
APPS FOR PRODUCTIVITYEDMODOWhat: Edmodo is a private socialnetworking site where teachers, studentscan connect, engage and learn; takinglearning beyond the classroom walls.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: Yes
APPS FOR PRODUCTIVITYDROPBOXWhat: Dropbox allows you to manage filesin fully synced folders from desktop andmobile devices.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: Yes
APPS FOR PRODUCTIVITYEVERNOTEWhat: Evernote lets you takenotes, capture photos, create to-dolists, record voice reminders--and makesthese notes completelysearchable, whether you are at home, atwork, or on the go.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: Yes
APPS FOR PRODUCTIVITYINCLASSWhat: Organize your schedule. Share yournotes. Ace your classes.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: No.(Alternative: Catch, Note Everything)
APPS FOR PRODUCTIVITYISTUDIEZ PROWhat: Take advantage of iStudiez Pro easynavigation and never miss anothercourse, lecture and lab, track tasks anddeadlines, plan homework, arrangeassignments and much more!Cost: $3.99Available on Android: No.(Everstudent)
APPS FOR PRODUCTIVITYMERRIAM-WEBSTERWhat: In addition to all the definitionsfrom Merriam-Websters CollegiateDictionary, the app offers voice search – tolet you look up a word without having tospell it.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: Yes
APPS THAT WOW!FROG DISSECTIONWhat: This iPad app is suitable for middle-school students who are learning aboutorgans and organ systems as part of theirlife science curriculum.Cost: $3.99Available on Android: No(Alternatives: Kid Science)
APPS THAT WOW!iF POEMSWhat: iF Poems is a poetry app for school-age children and for adults of any age.This is the app for the iPad only. We haveiF Poems For The iPhone too.Cost: $4.99Available on Android: No(Alternative: Poetry Foundation)
APPS THAT WOW!JIB JAB JR.What: With JibJab Jr. Books, you canmake your child the STAR of the show. Injust a few simple swipes, you can createpersonalized storybooks that feature yourchilds face and name.Cost: 1 Book Free, $3.99Available on Android: No
APPS THAT WOW!MATH TIMEWhat: MathTime is an easy-to-use flashcard app that will help you practiceaddition, subtraction, multiplication anddivision.Cost: .99Available on Android: No (Alternative:Math Practice)
APPS THAT WOW!VIRTUOSO PIANOWhat: Be the maestro with VirtuosoPiano Free, a new iPod touch, iPhoneand iPad instrument. Learn and playthe piano anytime and anywhere.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: Yes
APPS THAT WOW!Video Time MachineWhat: Pick a year and watch specificcategories includingTV, Music, Advertisements, Trailers, VideoGames, Sports, and more!Cost: 1.99Available on Android: No
APPS THAT WOW!BAND OF THE DAYWhat: A new band in yourpocket, everyday.Listen, Discover, Share.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: Yes
APPS THAT WOW!HHMIWhat: Free science magazine app offersscientist-vetted content presented in anin-depth, narrative form.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android:
APPS THAT ARE SOCIALYELPWhat: Use us to search for places toeat, shop, drink, relax and play thenread reviews from an active communityof locals in the know.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: Yes
APPS THAT ARE SOCIALSTUMBLEUPONWhat: StumbleUpon is the easiest wayto discover new and interesting thingsfrom across the Web.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: Yes
APPS THAT ARE SOCIALFLIPBOARDWhat: Named Apples iPad App of theyear and one of TIMEs Top 50Innovations, Flipboard creates apersonalized magazine out ofeverything being shared with you.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: No (Alternative:Google Currents.)
APPS THAT WOW!FACEBOOKWhat: It may sound like stating theobvious, but this is clearly designed forthe iPad from the ground up.Cost: FreeAvailable on Android: Yes
APP RESOURCESEDU BLOGhttp://www.freetech4teachers.com/http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2011/01/ipad-apps-for-teachers.htmlhttp://ipadteacher.blogspot.com/http://palmbeachschooltalk.com/groups/ipadpilot/blog/USING IPADS IN THE CLASSROOMhttp://interactioneducation.com/ipadsineducation.htmlhttp://educationtechnology-theoryandpractice.blogspot.com/2011/07/ipad-resources-for-teachers.htmlhttp://ipadeducators.ning.com/http://www.thelearningmag.com/http://palmbeachschooltalk.com/groups/ipadpilot/wiki/a7b31/iPad_Pilot_Project_Information.htmlTUTORIALShttp://www.apple.com/ipad/videos/http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14529/the-complete-list-of-ipad-tips-tricks-and-tutorials/