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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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.
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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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:
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!
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.
A great reminder of the issues we need to talk about with our students from the get go!
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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:
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:
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:
I am in the midst of preparing for tomorrow’s introductory session to the iPad and thought I would post what I am going to talk about, just in case there are any keeners and want a headstart. That way we can skip over the stuff you already know and go straight to what you don’t.
1. Setting up your itunes account
Apple’s tutorial is pretty handy, so take a look. If you are using your department’s account, make sure you have the password.
4.Workshop challenges: includes how to take a screenshot, how to move between apps, how to move your cursor, how to make a passcode, how to add to your homescreen and iTunes U.
5. Pages: a quick tutorial on how to use the word processing app.
6. Keynote: A quick introduction to the wonders of Apple’s presentation app.
8. We will also download two great ibooks for future reference:
9. Whatever you want! I don’t guarantee I will know right off the bat, but I guarantee I can find out for you…
How is that for a spoiler?
Welcome Back! To kick off the new school year I thought I would create my own Scoop.it page, where I will collect all the articles and other juicy tidbits on all things to do with iPads in Education in one place!
The first couple of posts are perfect for refreshing your brain, from nine tips for the new ipad user, to some suggestions for teacher orientation. If you click on the RSS icon, you can receive notifications of new posts in your inbox!