“Teaching, Learning and Living with the iPad” at The Pennsylvania State University

http://blogs.tlt.psu.edu/projects/ipad/blog/

This is a blog for the use of iPads at Penn State.

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Some ways universities are using apps to enhance the student (and staff) experience

See here for some ways that universities are using apps.  Monash is featured, as well as Cambridge and Oxford.

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iOS6 has Advertising tracking “On” by default…

The upgrade to iOS 6 for iPads and iPhones has a setting which allows “advertisers” to track your postion and this setting is, by default, enabled.  To find this “feature” go to Settings > General > About > Advertising.  You need to turn the switch “On” to turn this off?

More information is available here;

http://www.businessinsider.com/ifa-apples-iphone-tracking-in-ios-6-2012-10#ixzz29PWZGE69

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Bloom’s taxonomy and your iPad

In planning learning experiences most educators have Bloom at the back of their minds. The taxonomy guides our thoughts on designing lessons even when we aren’t conscious of it. With the range of new apps available for the iPad in education we still need to reflect on Bloom; what experience are we designing for our learners? Some good charts have been designed to focus our thoughts, see what you think, cheers Pauline

http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html

http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/Blooms+Taxonomy+with+Apps

https://sites.google.com/site/bloomsapps/

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An App for bibliographies

Now I don’t know about you but I really, really dislike doing Bibliographies! Maybe it’s because it’s always the last thing between you and finishing whatever it is you are working or because it’s so fussy!…full stops here, spaces there, commas here!

Well for those of you that hate doing them here’s a great app, EasyBib. This little gem allows you to scan in the bar code on any book and bingo you have the citation, you can even choose one of three styles. You do need to be a little cautious though as in one of my scans it gave me the right author with the wrong book title but that was only one case among many, I think I can cope with that 🙂

I also found that EasyBib has a normal website as well and this has additional features, like citing websites and journals etc.  I’m sure I’ll enjoy doing Bibliographies far more now!

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iPadagogy!

This YouTube link will take you to a number of good instructional videos on using some of the apps available through the App Store. They’re short and easy to follow, I found a couple I’m going to love using 🙂

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You Tube tips

Thanks to my colleague Tass for this great little You Tube clip on how to use many of the features on the iPad; it took me ages to discover all of these by myself!

My favourite of all these is holding down the exclamation mark to get an apostrophe – I used to have to go into the second keyboard screen to find this before I discovered this little hint and it was awfully cumbersome, cheers and thanks to Tass, Pauline

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