iPad Curriculum is a collection of the best in applications, practices, and deployment of the iPad as a learning device.
Very Nice site and resources. I teach technology in the College of Education at Kansas State University. This fall (beginning Aug. 23) I will have an honors section of the tech class I teach to pre-service teachers. Each student in this class will be checked out an iPad to use during the semester. We plan to explore how the iPad can be used in education for the most part. Your site will be quite useful I am sure. Would love to collaborate if you are interested. I have just recently set up a delicious site for the class to contribute and I welcome your contributions as well. http://delicious.com/coeksuipad
login is firstname.lastname@example.org
password is coeksu2010.
Feel free to add to our delicious (please). And I would love to like to talk about collaboration on a project of some sort. email@example.com
I’m a math teacher and am really interested in the iPad as a lecture device. Right now I project my lessons onto a big screen using a laptop and an LCD projector. I use a wireless graphics tablet to write on my slides as I wander around the room. The problem with my setup is that you have to look at the big screen as you write, and it takes quite a bit of practice. I’d like to be able to hand my students the tablet and have them do problems, but when I do they spend so much time giggling about how hard it is and how they’re writing like kindergarteners that it’s not really worth the hassle. If I had an iPad, it would be much more intuitive for them. My admins have even said they’ll buy me an iPad if I can figure out how to make this work!!!
Here’s my challenge: I need to project the image on the big screen, and I really want a wireless solution. Otherwise I might as well just stand at the front and use the document camera. I tried a VNC app, so that I was writing on my computer screen using the iPad. Unfortunately, VNC is so inefficient that I can’t write at anything even approximating normal speed I don’t care whether I’m using an app on the computer or on the iPad, as long as I can draw on the iPad and have it show up on the big screen (and I need to be able to save the completed images/slides to post on my webpage for absent students). Does anyone have a solution to my puzzle???
Hi Meg, I haven’t heard anything about how to do this any other way than using a VNC app. Does anyone else have a good suggestion?
Try Air Sketch.
You could try something like this: http://www.iogear.com/product/GUW2015VKIT/
It would be cumbersome to plug into the iPad though…but you could use an app like WhiteNote to export as PDF from the iPad.
i’ve been trying to figure this out for a while too… I don’t think the apps or hardware exist to use remote desktop without annoying lag.
One of the problems with sourcing apps is it is often hard to find relevant education apps in the vast number available. I have tried to collect a few that I believe might be helpful to teachers within a classroom. Obviously this is an ongoing task but have a look at the ones I have listed to see if any would meet your needs.
Kept up the inspirational work you do on your blogs
I’ll include another little blog where I am attempting to introduce teachers within our system to some little web 2.0 and tech tools
Hi! Our 12 year old son doesn’t like reading paper books, but spends a lot of time reading online (websites with news about things he enjoys.) He has said that he would read more books if he could do so in electronic format.
I’m unfamiliar with the iPad but wondered if there is an app that works with electronic books that tests that a child has actually comprehended what he has read and could report back electronically and track reading progress. We’d buy the hardware and the content if he would actually read books but we’d like to know that he is actually reading and not just flipping through the pages. It would be great if he could read, show that he read by some method of testing and submit his progress we could track in exchange for other rewards like TV or video game time.
The iPad has a ton of apps, I’m not sure if there is one that will do what you are looking for. I would recommend something like bookadventure.org or shelfari.com which can both be used in the Safari browser on the iPad to get feedback about your son’s reading. Book Adventure lets him read nearly any book and gives a quiz to find out what comprehension was like. Kids earn points for free gear by reading books. Book Adventure even lets parents add their own rewards (like TV time). Shelfari lets them create a virtual bookshelf where they can rate and comment on books they have read.
Best of luck!
You can purchase books through the iBook app (free app, books cost money). There are also reader apps (for the iPad) that will read ebooks from Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s Nook and a bunch of others. These other apps are typically the same deal. The apps are free but the books cost money. Depending on your interests, you can get books for free if they are in the public domain which I believe is anything published prior to 1924.
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