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Turn your iPad into the perfect writing machine by using an external keyboard. This post tells you why and what are good keyboard cases.
Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:
If you’re planning on using your iPad for Moore serious writing you would be advised to check out the posts on this blog dedicated to using your iPad academically and professionally. There are worthwhile articles on cases, keyboards and styluses.
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Haiku Deck allows for the creation of beautiful slide shows. I have used it before and really liked it. This one is for VCE English Area of Study Two, Encountering Conflict.
I have just finished using Cloud On for the first time. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it when I first saw tweets about it a while ago but it was not available in Australia. I emailed the company and they were kind enough to let me know when it was available here. I like the way that it works with my existing cloud options, DropBox, Box.net and my Google Drive. Files opened easily and were very straightforward to edit. They saved automatically and created another version of my Google Doc for me.
This is an invaluable tool for me as my teaching machine is a PC and I use the iPad at home. It gets rid of those annoying file conversion issues.
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How to use an iPad effectively in the classroom. Outlines apps to use.
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This pinterest site contains a list of useful lesson ideas for using iPads in the classroom. It is really just a collection of curated snippings, but useful for a snapshot. You then can investigate the ones that look most useful to you.
The iPad can be used very easily as a writing machine. The lack of a physical keyboard can be a bit annoying when writing long pieces (which may go some way to explaining the brevity of my blog posts!) but of course one can be purchased for a relatively small price.
This post on the ZD Net site outlines just how one writer managed to use the iPad as a useful writing implement. It is certainly better than lugging a typewriter around.
I use it for editing student work and for blogging and communicating with others but still have been returning to my MacBook Pro when longer pieces, like my Masters papers, are due. This may well be a habit so next time I will try using the iPad and see if it is really easier. As more schools move to using iPads and other tablets the issue of writing, not to even discuss handwriting, will become an important one that may determine the success of the device.
One alternative used by some schools precisely because of doubts about the capacity for th tablet to be used for extended periods of writing, is the net book. My biggest issue with these, despite their obvious lightness and easy portability, is their processing power and start up time. They often only come with 1GB of RAM, which clearly limits their potential to multitask as well as perform many of the jobs that a tablet can do so easily.
This post on Sam Gilksman’s Scoop It page introduces a new whiteboard app for the iPad. Educreations app allows users to turn their iPad into a whiteboard on which they can draw and share as well as record to make a video of the work. There are a couple of other apps, like ShowMe which do similar things but this post discusses the main points of difference here.
The original post on this app can be found here.
This image was created on my iPad with the excellent Photogene app. It allows me to crop, adjust and frame images and add text boxes in a variety of formats. Great for presentations.
The aptly named book creator app allows you to create books on your iPad and then share them with others. This is simply amazing! You can add in artwork and photos and create textbooks, gift books, the list is endless. Who says it’s a consumer device!
The excellent Ning iPad educators has a great tip for those of us using iPads. You can now save a web page to view later on your iPad using dot-e pub. It has a simple to install bookmarklet which allows you to save a web page into iBooks which then is able to read it back to you. A very handy tool.