iPads in learning: a Sharing Session

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This week’s Tech Talk Tuesday had some great participants – they came primarily from Australia and the USA, with China represented as well. A big thank you to Britt Gow and Jess McCulloch for keeping the show going when my internet access disappeared. Thanks everyone for a wonderful sharing session! Isnt it fantastic when educationalists from USA and Australia can share like that! Here is the link to the recording. From the whiteboard discussion came the following presentation.

Here are some of the suggested apps:-

  1. Apps from Shawn: – drop box, words with friends, boggle, The Elements, NASA, Super 7, Coach Pad, Good Reader, Keynote, Course notes, Pages, Gengo Indo, Please Touch, ABC, Fractions Basic, Dice, Brushes, Bloom, Louvre, Doodle Buddy
  2. From @Megsamanda: Mapping Tools: Word Cloud, iBrainstorm, iThoughts HD, SimpleMindX, Ideas Sketch, Think Tree Life, Creative: Comic Touch Lite, Strip Designer, Puppet Anime Lite,

From the Chat came the following:-

  • if ipads take the place of textbooks it is much cheaper than books!
  • it’s amazing how very young kids intuitively know how to use it and it’s amazing how very young kids intuitively know how to use it
  • Robert Boltz  – join  our ipad 2educate wiki and diigo group
  • they really stressed that point in the ISTE webinar that ipads are best managed if they aren’t shared
  • that’s really no different than it was before technology–kids put things away that are distracting to them during lessons
  • jjash: no games on home screen have to be on last screen
  • apps include good reader, keynote, pages, course notes, gengo inbox, kamus- indonesian, please touch
  • Robert Boltz: Are you aware you can sync multiple accounts to an iPad.  So staff/students can sync their personal account and a school account to seperate games and apps for school
  • Volume purchase program of apps for USA residents
  • If you have a school Itunes acct and you synch your IPODs and IPADs there should be no problem.
  • Peggy George: ISTE webinar on ipad implementation and apps and it was an excellent session!
  • Jess McCulloch: app Melbourne Museum – Please Touch The Exhibit
  • Peggy George: dropbox is fabulous because it syncs so many places
  • Dotty: the one drawback to the IPADS is the screen and fingerprints.
  • (Peggy George): that’s the key point!!! if the devices are shared it’s very hard to create/produce with them
  • jjash: generic email accounts for sharing works well in P-3
  • (Peggy George): Doodle Buddy Premium is free right now for the iphone so it probably is for the ipad too🙂
  •  (Peggy George): Doodle God is a fantastic science app that allows students to create combining different scientific elements. my 8 yr old grandson loves it
  • virgin has released a new magazine just for the ipad called project – best one out there would be great if we could get schools and our students to create these types of mags
  • Tony 1: media is embeded really well costs about $4.99 per edition
  • Jess’ apps  included  popplet lite, strip design, doodle buddy, whiteboard, voice recorders, wordpress for blogging, Voice Recorder, facebook
  • Moderator (Peggy George): STrip design is a really fun, creative app
  • Moderator (Peggy George): have you tried puppet pals? they were enthusiastic about that in the ISTE webinar–students create puppet shows
  • Tony 1: This site is a google spreadsheet of curriculum links to iPad apps
  • Peggy George: great site for ipod/ipad/iphone apps with educator reviews
  • JJash: SlidetoLearn conference coming up in April on the Sunshine Coast 2011
  • Peggy George: I have to listen to this recording and pause it along the way to take it all in!!! Fantastic!
  • Peggy George: there is a huge Mobile Learning Conference taking place in Phoenix AZ in April–will have lots of great stuff related to ipads, ipods, iphones🙂
  • Kim Caise: Make your apps
  • kim caise: Developing Apps for iOS (SD)by Paul Hegarty
  • kim caise: http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/developing-apps-for-ios-sd/id395631522
  • Scott Meech is a great resource and the iear site 

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