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15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should Have
1- My students should be able to create presentations
2- My students should be able to create digital stories.
3- My students should be able to create eBooks
4- My students should be able to print their docs right from their iPad
5- My students should be able to create videos
6- I want to Improve my students reading skills
7- My students should be able to take notes on their iPad
8- My students should be able to create written content on their iPads
9- My students should be able to use White Boards from their iPads
10-My students should be able to record audio clips
11- My students should be able to screen share
12-My students should be able to do their homework with the help of iPad
13- My students should be able to create mind maps
14-My students should be able to do research using iPad
15-My students should be able to create digital portfolios
Tablet Shipments Drop 7 Percent in Second Quarter of 2015 with Apple Posting Largest Decline
Apple saw the largest decline
“Longer life cycles, increased competition from other categories such as larger smartphones, combined with the fact that end users can install the latest operating systems on their older tablets has stifled the initial enthusiasm for these devices in the consumer market,”
I am repeating the fact below since as soon as the iPAD came out on the market. Pity that campus does not listen. Well, it is not the first fact I am sharing on campus and nobody listens.
“The functions of an interactive whiteboard can be mimicked with a large screen TV and a Chromecast device, which also allows teachers to use any device available whether it’s a document camera, phone, iPad or other tablet.”
After yesterday’s post about making the most of Google Keep I received a few emails from readers wanting to know a bit more about how Google Keep works. To answer those questions I recorded the short video that you see embedded below (click here if you cannot see the video).
An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Interactive Presentations
Doctoral Cohorts and Research using Social Media
Explore social media sites to find out what is the most pertinent “talk” in your scientific community. What are the latest trends and discussions, topics of research and interests. Most prominent social media sites, such as
LinkedIn has “professional groups.”
Identify your hashtag strategy similarly to your keyword strategy when searching peer-reviewed articles
E.g., if your interest is #principalship, you can seek channels and conversations by using it as a hashtag
Search and subscribe to LinkedIn “Interests/Groups” and lurk or actively participate in the conversations.
Consider start and maintenance of your own blog with your daily reflections on your research progress
E.g., LinkedIn can be very much used as a blog, although you can subscribe for a free one such as Edublog
p. 141. Chapter 8 “Using Social Media in Research.”
Bell, J. (1999). Doing your research project: A guide for first-time researchers in education and social science (3rd ed.). Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia: Open University Press. (Available on Google and at SCSU Library through ILL)
Crowdsourcing, social networking. Consider the following questions:
- What are your goals?
- Who do you want to reach?
- Why do you want to reach them?
- Which digital tool or platform will be most effective in enabling you to reach your goals?
- If you already spend time each day using social media for personal reasons, how much time are you able to set aside each day to use social media for research?
- at what time of day will you engage in social media? (time differences, if you are communicating globally)
the value of social media: Community, Content, Conversations.
Davis III, C.H.F., Deil-Amen, R., Rios-Aguilar, C., & González Canché, M.S. Social media and higher education: A literature review and research directions. Report printed by the University of Arizona and Claremont Graduate University. Accessed January 27, 2015 http://works.bepress.com/hfdavis/2/
“From Microsoft’s killer new Outlook email app to fun little games for passing the time like Psych, you’re bound to find something you like.” There’s even an app that lets you volunteer for the blind. Most of the apps are free or less than $5 for iOS. The mobile interface of the Outlook email app (free) looks especially easy to read and use, which is hard to find with most email apps.
The article features Hopper, Letterspace, Funny or Die Weather, Minesweeper Widget Edition, Detour, Khan Academy, and more.
1. 82% of marketers who blog see positive ROI for their inbound marketing
2. 70% of consumers want to get to know a company through articles, rather than ads
3. Content costs 62% less than traditional marketing, and generates 3x as many leads
4. Visual content generates 94% more views than text based posts
5. By 2017, 87% of internet device sales will be smartphones and tablets
6. 69% of marketers cite a lack of time as the biggest challenge when creating content
7. An incredible 27,000,000 pieces of content are shared each day