Fri 22 November 2013

One iPad per classroom

The “One iPad” Classroom:

If you have been allocated just one iPad for your classroom then you have very different issues to 1-to-1 classrooms as the iPad is not designed as a shared device. But don’t despair! There are apps for that!

Via: @iPadWells via @WiredEducator

Sat 09 November 2013

Using an iPad with your reading workshop

How Technology Can Support and Enhance Your Reading Workshop writes:

As with most of my planning, I started with the end in mind. I thought to myself, "What if students could jot their thinking down, in real time, and receive feedback without interrupting the workshop?" Even if they didn't receive …

Sat 26 October 2013

iPads for all

A School's iPad Initiative Brings Optimism And Skepticism

One of California's poorest school districts, the Coachella Valley Unified southeast of Los Angeles, is currently rolling out iPads to every student, pre-kindergarten through high school. It's an ambitious effort that administrators and parents hope will transform how kids learn, boost achievement …

Tue 22 October 2013

Follow and backchannel the Apple event today

I've set up an IRC bot to feed MacRumorsLive Twitter account into the #eduk8me IRC channel on Freenode. You can use the web client or any IRC client to connect to the #eduk8me channel on Freenode.

(I'm at the Ohio ITSCO Leadership Symposium, so I don't know how much time …

Thu 03 October 2013

iPads and reluctant writers

Around the iPadifying the Writing Workshop - Part 1

“One of my students,” shared the 5th grade teacher whom I was interviewing for a podcast, “has trouble filling up the page. He just can’t do it. It’s too much. But, when writing on the iPad, using the …

Sat 14 September 2013

Six months too young for the iPad?

Discovering That Your 18-Month-Old Is Using an iPad in Pre-School

On a recent summer day in Nashville, Kara Teising opened her Facebook page for a lunchtime scroll through her timeline when she discovered a photo posted by her son’s daycare: an image of her 18-month-old son surrounded by other …

Wed 11 September 2013

Post Apple event 9-10-2013 notes

So the latest Apple event happened. I'm always a little disappointed in them. Maybe I put my expectations too high? Anyway, for schools, the big news is the inclusion of the iWork apps (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) and two iLife apps (iMovie and iPhoto) now available for free with new …

Tue 10 September 2013

iPhone 9-10-2013 Event Predictions

Today is the latest Apple iPhone event, a time when the Internet turns to all things Apple.

What will probably be announced

The next version of the iPhone will probably be announced, the iPhone 5S. Purported to be twice as fast as its predecessor the other redeeming feature will be …

Wed 07 August 2013

Pythonista, programming on your iPhone and iPad

Let me show you something that will make you feel young as when the world was new. -- Dr. Carol Marcus

I feel like a teenager again while playing around with Pythonista (Universal, $6.99), an app for iOS allows you to program in python directly on the device. It reminds …

Thu 11 April 2013

Linux for 1:1 instead of Chromebooks or iPads

(This post is basically me thinking out loud...)

Like many districts, my district is looking at devices for a 1:1 program. The top three devices seem to be Chromebooks, iPads, Windows or OS X laptops. Costs are the main driving factor for a lot of districts, which basically means …

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