Fantastic post that answers many of the "iPad is a fad and has no place in our schools" critics... TeachPaperless: Novelty, Huh?: "As for the specific case of the iPad, it's hardly an ideal device if you are looking for a catch-all. I'm especially concerned about the closed nature of the system and the emphasis … Continue reading Reality Shifts Aren’t Novelties
This is a wonderful walkthrough by Fraser Speirs on how his school (Cedars School of Excellence in the UK)implemented an "iPad for Every Student" initiative and some of the resulting reflections the school has made. I'm prodding my beloved Spartanburg Day School to do the same (at an annoyingly daily rate, I'm sure). However, I … Continue reading iPads and Classroom Essentials
The new beta functionality of playing Keynote presentations anywhere (well, anywhere there's a browser, iPad, iPhone or iPod) is major for me... iWork.com - The Great Wall Most of the lessons or quick points I want to cover with my students are done on Keynote. We've always been able to watch them over the projector … Continue reading Keynote and Learning Experiences
You can use Note Taker HD to take notes, sketch diagrams, quickly and easily jot down names, phone numbers, to-do items, directions, and more. Pages are flexibly organized by date/time last modified, tags, favorites, and more, with thumbnail images of part of each page to help you find them later. Pages may be grouped together … Continue reading I Love Dan Bricklin’s Note Taker HD App
I Totally Just Tried to Scroll Up by Touching My Macbook Pro’s Screen. iPad Has Changed Me.
I have a school issued (white) MacBook 13' that I've been using the last few weeks when I need a computer (besides my iPhone). It's great that we have MacBooks for teachers and students. However, since we are also transitioning to Google Apps (thankfully) and everything I do is mostly cloud-based, I don't see much … Continue reading My Laptop’s Operating System
Affiliate Marketing Legend and all-around geek Todd Crawford and I are back with episode six of our weekly podcast, GeekTo.Me. We had a ton of fun doing the show and it's (in my opinion) our best show yet. We definitely keep getting better and better (and geekier and geekier) every week. So, if you've got … Continue reading GeekToMe 6: Freemiums and Netbooks
Todd Crawford and I recorded our first (in a series) of weekly podcasts focused on all things geeky (gadgets, web2.0, new sites, etc). The show runs about an hour and I thought it was one of he best podcasts I've done in a while. http://www.hipcast.com/playweb?audioid=P3b69097de17a55471ec5e2b493ca1b5ebF98QFREYmN2&buffer=5&shape=6&fc=FFFFFF&pc=CCFF33&kc=FFCC33&bc=FFFFFF&brand=1&player=ap27MP3 File Here are the topics: - New iPods (and 2.1 … Continue reading Todd and Sam’s Geeky Podcast