Monthly Archives: January 2012

Assessment for Learning

Finding Proof of Learning in a One-to-One Computing Classroom

Author: Anne Davies

All profits from the sale of this report will be used to fund future research.

Finding Proof of Learning in a One-to-One Computing Classroom is a research report about learning, assessment, and evaluation in a one-to-one computing middle school classroom environment with high speed, wireless, Internet access where students collect evidence of their learning, receive feedback, self-assess, and report to their teacher and parents. Includes an MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative) DVD.

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Touch Press – Our Vision

Theodore Gray, the developer of “The Elements” app and the co-founder of Wolfram Alpha, has formed a new company called Touch Press:

Touch Press – Our Vision  Books are one of the great defining inventions of our civilization–and today they are poised for a revolution. Our goal is to create a new kind of book that makes use of emerging consumer platforms such as iPad, as well as the latest computation capabilities and high-performance visual media. We believe that we now have the capability to redefine the book, reinvent publishing, and forever transform the act of reading.

Using the motto “living books that define the future of publishing”, his company has released six apps so far, each of which has been featured as an “App of the Week” on the App Store. http://touchpress.com/titles/

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Study: iPad Apps Improve Learning

Study: iPad Apps Improve Learning

Monday, December 19, 2011 9:44 am, Posted by Jeff Dunn – Executive Editor http://edudemic.com/2011/12/ipad-apps-learning/

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iPad in Education

http://palmbeachschooltalk.com/groups/ipadpilot/
This Wiki will house information related to the iPad in Education sponsored by the Department of Educational Technology in the School District of Palm Beach County.

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Interview with Adam Goldberg: Empowering Special Needs Music Making with the iPad and Logic Pro

<http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/interview/interview-with-adam-goldberg-empowering-special-needs-music-making-with-the-ipad-and-logic-pro>

Video of Adam Goldberg, Teacher of Music Technology and Instrumental Music at New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) detailing how Apple products have been used to empower people from all walks of life to express themselves creatively.

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iPad EdResources

<http://edreach.us/2011/12/20/ipad-edresources/>
An awesome list of updated education-focused iPad resources, compiled by Apple Distinguished Educator, Meg Wilson. Meg is a special education teacher and assistive technology specialist for the Amity Regional Middle School in Orange, Connecticut.

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iBooks Author – Support Pages

iBooks Author Help:
<http://help.apple.com/ibooksauthor/mac/1.0/>

iBooks Author Support:
<http://www.apple.com/support/ibooksauthor/>

iBooks Author: Publishing and distribution FAQ
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5071>
Summary: Find the answers to common questions about distributing and selling books you have created with iBooks Author.

iBooks Author: How to make your iBooks accessible
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5073>
Summary: When you create books in iBooks Author, use these guidelines to make your books accessible to the visually-impaired.

iBooks Author: Add video to your iBooks
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5065>
Summary: Learn tips about working with video and audio in iBooks Author, supported formats, and notes on video encryption.

iBooks Author: Use iPad-safe fonts when authoring books
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5072>
Summary: When you create a book with iBooks Author, be sure to use iPad-safe fonts for a consistent user experience.

iBooks Author: Best practices for using 3D models
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5093>
Summary: With iBooks Author you can add COLLADA (.DAE) files using the 3D widget; learn the best practices for creating these files for use with iBooks Author.

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iTunes FAQ

iTunes U: Frequently asked questions
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5100>
iTunes accounts for students:
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5114>
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