Tag Archives: iPad

Video-conferencing on an iPad

Tom Whitby tweeted recently about ways to video-conference on an iPad. The link above goes to the web site Apps in Education, a blog that lists iPad apps by subject. Obviously video-conferencing on an iPad requires one with a front-facing camera so iPad 1 users like myself won't be able to take advantage. The great thing about this list is that most of the apps are completely free. Read More...

Anseo Radio Week 3

This week Rozz speaks about the latest news with the Teaching Council and the fiasco of their election mix up and the potential downfall of CEPP. She also looks at ways of protecting your iPad and finally talks about how she broke her MacBook![audio:http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/anseoradio3.mp3] Read More...

Has Apple reinvented the Textbook?

Apple has unleashed iBooks Textbooks today, where they claim that they have "reinvented the school textbook."  Apparently, these books will be "an entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, engaging and truly interactive."  I am somewhat sceptical.Don't get me wrong - I love Apple products as much as the next fanboy. While I ditched my iPhone for a HTC Desire, I love my iPad and my new Mac Book Air is the most beautiful laptop I have ever used.As Read More...

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Technology part 4

While there is a lot of software out there to run on PCs and laptops, there is a trend towards handheld devices and tablet PCs.  The most popular of these are made by Apple - the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.  These devices allow one to run "apps" on them and the devices are very easy to use.  Because of the way they are designed, some children with ASD find them easier to use than a PC or Laptop.  Read More...

Blindly Using an iPad

A great and inspiring video from Bernie Goldbach, Tipperary Institute. Although this article is written from a 3rd level context, it is certainly relevant to all levels of education. To watch the video, please go to: http://www.insideview.ie/irisheyes/2010/12/blindly-using-an-ipad.htmlOKI YUSEF IS legally blind. But that hasn't stopped him from learning how to use an iPad in mainstream third level education at Tipperary Institute. I'm following his remarkable progress as he completes a major research paper on learning with the Read More...

Fís iPhone and iPad App

Fís is a wonderful project in Ireland that allows primary school children to make films. Each year there is an award ceremony and children are invited to showcase their work with an overall winner selected at the end. It is an invaluable way to teach children lots and lots of great skills.Due to the lack of funding for training, Fís have had to think outside the box.  They have uploaded all their lesson plans - a complete Read More...

Fáilte Romhat, iPad, go hÉireann

Today the iPad is being launched in Ireland. So while you are queuing outside your local Currys or PC World to get your hands on one, I thought I'd give you something to read!I bought my iPad in America in April.  The 3G model wasn't out at the time and I bought the cheapest model available - the 16GB version for $499.  In Ireland, it's being sold for €499, slightly more.  Having looked at the price plans for Read More...

Ipad available in Ireland

The iPad will be launched on Friday in Ireland. I've written some articles about iPads in the classroom. Must have app for me: Toy Story - great for reading, recording, rewarding and lots of other words beginning with "re!" Read More...

Teaching with an iPad

So I gave in. My friend was getting married in Milwaukee and my wife and I decided to spend a couple of days in Chicago beforehand. On the obligatory shopping day, I walked into the Apple Store where about 50 people were standing around a stand playing with the new iPad. When I eventually got to touch it, I couldn't get my credit card out of my wallet quick enough.Whenever I get a new piece of Read More...

A week with an iPad in school

When the iPad was launched a few weeks ago, I smirked at the "fools" who queued up for days to get their hands on one.  "Sure, it's just a giant iPhone",  I muttered in condescending tones.  All the reviews on the web, in newspapers and in magazines were lukewarm too.  It doesn't multitask and it has no USB.  It doesn't even have a camera.  And how in the name of goodness could you type on an on-screen keyboard?During the spring Read More...