iPad

iPad Resources for Students and Teachers –  (a wonderful resource shared by Donna Price)

How to turn off the Safari pop up blocker in iPad 2

iPad 2 comes with pre-installed Safari web browser which provides pleasant surfing experience. In case you are accessing websites with pop ups then you can use the iPad settings for disabling the popup blocker.

1. Tap the settings icon in the Home screen

2. Navigate to the Safari menu and then to the Block Pop-ups option

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3. To Turn off Popup blocker in iPad 2 tap the grey area next to ON option value Block Pop-ups.

iLesson on iPads.pdf

There’s an App for That ISTE 2012

iPads in Education

LANGWITCHES BLOG

iPad Wisconsin  Find all kinds of apps here!

This resource has been bravely started in a collaborative effort to combine forces of creativity, brain-power, and TIME!

Don’t forget to click on the arrows in the sidebar, as it will show Apps broken down by subject area!

 

 

Scott’s Favorite iPad Apps  http://interactiv.basd.k12.wi.us/downloads/files/iPad%20Apps.pdf

 
CHECK OUT Pulaski Community Middle School’s iPaddiction Blog!
 
Sample McGraw-Hill Textbook Apps
 

teachwithyouripad

wiki  math  science

iPad Curriculum

10 Educational iPad Apps Recommended by Explore Knowledge Academy

Evaluation Rubric for Educational Apps

http://learninginhand.com/blog/evaluation-rubric-for-educational-apps.htmliPads in Education – Part 1

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iPads in Education – Part 2

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A Trip to The iFactory: ‘Nightline’ Gets an Unprecedented Glimpse Inside Apple’s Chinese Core 

Apple Education Event Watch Apple’s textbooks for iPad unveiled at the Apple education event in New York City January 19, 2012. (1 hr.) IpadAppsClarkstown Apps for students with special needs http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/iPad inspires creativity and hands-on learning with features you won’t find in any other educational tool — on a device that students really want to use.

Book Creator – Book Creator is an app that allows users to create their own e-publication. It allows students to create their own children’s picture book, photo book, art book, cook book, manual, textbook, etc. Users can import photos from their iPad camera, copy and paste from Safari, or draw their own with another drawing application and import them into Book Creator. Sound can be recorded within the app or brought in from you iPad’s library. The book that is created can then be opened in iBooks to share with classmates. http://goo.gl/Uqkb7 Free Graphing Calculator http://goo.gl/JlBxO

Fun and Educational iPad Apps, Pre-K through Grade 1

Need preschool, kindergarten or first grade apps?  Try the following 15 easy-to-use educational apps:

Monkey Math School Sunshine – Great graphics, basic math skills, shapes, numbers. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox – Great graphics, entertaining, learn shapes, letters, counting, matching items, colors & more- earn stickers. Old McDonald HD – Colorful, based on a popular song, easy to use, animation, sound, and records voice. Word Wagon HD – Learn letters, phonics, and spelling of numerous words. Shape Builder – Solve puzzles, colorful, sound, reveals real image when solved. Starfall ABCs – See, hear, and interact with letters, sounds in words, sentences and games. Count Candy – Teaches colors and numbers, interactive and fun. Fish School HD –Learn shapes, numbers, letters, and colors while playing with colorful fish. Sentence Builder – Help elementary students learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. Glow Coloring – Color on a photo or create your own, choose color pages, different brushes, e-mail your creation. Paint Sparkles – Fun painting with sparkles, colorful, sound. Choose color pages, create your own designs, different brushes, save artwork. Abby – Animal Train – Over 40 animals and sounds – great for kids learning to recognize animals. ABC Magnetic Land – Colorful graphics, sound, great magnets, numerous choices, letters, shapes, symbols, fruits, animals, and more. Zoola Lite – Over 250+ animals, farm, safari, forest, water, dogs, zoo, pictures. Pronounces animal’s name. Itsy Bitsy Spider HD – Based on the popular song, interactive, colorful-animated. One for Teachers! Skitch for iPad – Mark up a photo, map, or screenshot by drawing on it, adding shapes & text, and more.

Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps

The wave of the future is here, especially for education.  Terms like 21st Century Computing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and Cloud Computing are mainstream.  The introduction of mobile devices, iPods, netbooks, and more specifically, the iPad, has brought technology to more students than ever before.  A one-to-one computing environment is not only a possibility, but also a reality in more school districts than people realize.  With all that being said, below are my 10 favorite sites for finding educational apps.

  1. APPitic – Great site with over 1300 reviews done by Apple Distinguished Educators.  These apps have been tested in different grade levels with different instructional strategies.
  2. Mind Leap –  Excellent site with reviews built on a five-star scale.  Reviews are done on a wide range of subjects and offers a nice breakdown of statistics such as educational quality, engagement factor, and shelf life.
  3. Best Kids Apps –  Site with great reviews on iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.  These reviews have a basic age rating and a nice image to go along too.
  4. Mac App Store – Probably the most comprehensive list of apps around.  This application from Apple is the ideal place to find and purchase apps.  Works on Snow Leopard OS and above.
  5. Fun Educational Apps –  Ideal place to find reviews of apps for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad.  This is one of my favorite sites to find in-depth reviews with lots of pictures of the app.
  6. Smart Apps for Kids – Designed by a dad on a journey to find the best iPhone & iPad apps.  These apps are reviewed on a four-star scale and offer a nice “bottom line” for those who don’t want to read the whole review.
  7. Best Apps for Kids – Wonderful site that does a great breakdown of an educational app, with reviews done on a scale of  one through five.  Offers readers advice on whether they should purchase the app or not.
  8. Teachers with Apps –  Great site with reviews of apps that include videos and images.  Ideal for teachers looking to find that perfect app for the classroom.
  9. Apps in Education – Nice collection of iPad apps that are reviewed by subject.  These reviews are brief and to the point.
  10. I Education Apps Review – Designed as a community effort of reviews posted by a variety of users.  There are even student reviews to give a unique perspective on the use of an app.
Bonus – Teach with your iPad –  Wonderful wiki that lists a ton of apps by subject, type, and grade level.  A must see!
David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at dkapuler@gmail.com and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.
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One Response

  1. Kindertown is a cool app

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