Learning in Hand #27 is all about the Stick Around app for iPad. The idea behind Stick Around is simple: players move stickers onto the correct spots on a background. The thing is, you not only use Stick Around to play these sticker puzzles, but you use it to create them as well! Watch the 9 minute video to get a taste of what you can create with Stick Around.Read More
An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet." It’s all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It has seven sections full of suggested apps, websites, and tips.
You’ve surely seen an animated GIF. It’s an image file that contains multiple frames. They play automatically and can be viewed in any web browser. They are almost always set to continuously loop. Read about a new Mac app for creating animated GIFs from videos.Read More
Teachers really like the ability to display their iPad or their students' iPads on a projector screen. Projecting on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are several ways this can be done in the classroom.
If you don't mind keeping your iPad in one spot, then a VGA adapter (for 30-pin Dock connector or for the new Lightning connector) or a document camera (or USB camera) should work for you. Read more about projecting your iPad wirelessly.Read More
Steve Bambury and Luke Rees wrote Redefining the Task: Constructive Apps for the 21st Century Classroom and Redefining the Task Again: More Constructivist Apps for the Modern Educator. They are pull of apps and ideas for teaching and learning.Read More
While there are so many iPad apps that deliver content, I think the one of the best uses for technology in education is to make something with what you're learning. This might include producing a video, authoring a digital book, recording a puppet show, creating a college, narrating a slideshow, designing a comic book, or somehow making your own media and study aids.Read More
If you haven’t heard, my educational iPad app, Stick Around, is now available in the App Store! I worked with MorrisCooke the design studio behind Explain Everything to make an app I wish I had when I was a classroom teacher. Stick Around invites teachers and students to design, play, and share their own sorting, matching, and labeling puzzles. Watch the 99 second preview video to get a taste of what Stick Around can do.Read More