Flipboard for Educators | Inside Flipboard

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Lina Gordaneer‘s insight:

Thanks for sharing this Carolyn! I have talked about Flipboard before, but it is good to be reminded of how it can be used in the class…

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How To Use Comics In Science Class – Edudemic

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There’s an easier way to really get through to students. It’s time to try out comics in science class if you’re looking for some levity with your gravity lesson.

Lina Gordaneer‘s insight:

I love this idea! And with the iPad, the students can make their own comic strip on a science topic so easily! Comic Life, Strip Designer. So many options…

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Before You Enter Poster: A preemptive strike against distraction!

Today was the first day of high school for the grade sevens. We had an orientation session with them where we told them exactly what we expected in terms of their behaviour with the iPad.

Incorporating the lessons we learned with last year’s first 1:1 iPad class here is what they need to do before they enter a class:

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The actual poster is still under construction, but you get the idea…

We also covered how to use reminders and calendars as an agenda, how to set up your email and some digital communication etiquette, tips and tricks, and points of netiquette.

Next will have to be a more in depth conversation about our social media policy and a discussion on the internet, branding and privacy!

Workshop Questions: Organizing mail and creating calendars

There are always questions that stumps me when I give a presentation- today it had to do with the default mail app and iCal and happened to be questions I have been asking myself for a while but have done nothing about.

Well, the time to act is now I say! So…

1. How do you sort your mail on the iPad?

Luckily I found this lovely guide from the “for dummies” guide that explains how to search, move and delete your email:

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But it didn’t tell me how to make a new folder…


But then I found this very à propos tutorial on a site called Here’s the thing:

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On to question #2: How do you make a calendar in iCal on your iPad?

I couldn’t find a tutorial on this one, so I figured it out myself:

1. Open iCal and tap Calendars:


2. Tap on edit:


3. In the icloud section you will see the “Add calendar”. Tap it. Plug in the name of your calendar, choose the colour and voilà! A new calendar!


Then, when you plug in your event, you can choose your calendar: