tech teach:2020

By C.J. McEleavy | 21C teaching.

Ipads 'help improve young pupils' skills' Belfast study says

<b>Young children's maths, English and communication skills improve if they use ipads in school on a regular basis.</b><p>That is one of the key findings of the most in-depth research of its kind ever carried out in Northern Ireland.<p>The "Mobile Devices in Early Learning" study was carried out over two years …

Education

Apple TV is about to get a lot easier to deploy in enterprise as Jamf prepares for tvOS 10.2 release

Anticipating the release of tvOS 10.2, Jamf today announced support for Apple’s Device Enrollment Program and expanded Mobile Device Management features for Apple TV, meaning organizations will soon be able to set up, configure and distribute apps for Apple TVs in bulk in the same way already …

Apple releases Classroom iPad app version 2.0 w/ ability to manually create classes & more

Alongside public releases for iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 today, Apple has officially released version 2.0 of its Classroom app for iPad previously in beta.<p>Version 2 of the app brings a number of new features including the ability to create classes within the app and invite …

EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of assignments, due dates, and more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments</i> …

Apple’s new $199 Pro Apps Bundle for Education now available in 35 countries

After launching a new Pro Apps Bundle earlier this month that includes Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, and Apple’s other pro apps at a discounted price for education customers, the offer is now available in additional countries outside of the US.<p>Apple confirmed on Twitter that the Pro Apps Bundle is …

IBM-Apple collaboration continues with launch of education-focused app

Apple and IBM have announced the latest product in their MobileFirst collaboration: IBM Watson Element for Educators. The app marks more than just a …

IBM Watson

Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination …

Programming

Mathpix will solve handwritten math equations for you

The first of its kind<p>Today is the first time in a decade that I actually wished I was back in school. Mathpix is an iOS app that can recognize and answer handwritten math equations in seconds. Open the app, point the camera toward your math problem (you'll need legible handwriting, or it won't work …

Mathematics

Redirect

iOS 9.3 and Education

The off-cycle release of major new features in iOS 9.3 is quite a departure for Apple. The usual cycle until now has been for major releases to debut at WWDC in the summer and ship in September/October. For the education market, however, this schedule has been extremely difficult to deal with. …

Apple iOS 9.3 Unveiled, It Has 3 Great New Features

iOS is back with a bang! After a couple of relatively quiet months, Apple has dropped iOS 9.3 out of nowhere (iOS 9.2.1 was the version being quietly beta tested). It is a full blooded release which adds three very smart new features. Let’s break them down:<p><b>1. Smart Education Upgrades</b><p>Education is at …

iOS

The iPads in Education Daily

Five Technology Fundamentals That All Kids Need To Learn Now

You have probably read articles about how important it is that today’s kids to learn to code. Perhaps you’ve introduced your own children to some of the excellent tutorials from Hour of Code. Maybe they have played with Scratch (the MIT Media Lab’s great platform that makes coding accessible to …

Learning

Making It Stick

Last month I was on a plane to Albuquerque via Chicago and Denver. Two stopovers would already have made for a draining flight but a storm was …

Schools given Dropbox guidance after Safe Harbour warning

<b>The UK's data watchdog has told schools they do not need to abandon leading internet services despite fears about the legality of continuing to use them.</b><p>The guidance follows an email sent to educators in a London borough by their IT chief, who advised them to stop using Dropbox and other cloud …

The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class

A post I published in July titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” seems to have struck a nerve with readers, who continue to read it in big numbers. The piece was by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist, who said that kids are being forced to sit for too long while …

Teaching

Apple, IBM to take partnership into education with app for teachers

It appears that Apple and IBM have plans to stretch their mobile solutions partnership beyond enterprise and into the classroom, as the companies are …

iPad Teacher Guide

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Thomas Foster<p>iPad Teacher Guide is a valuable resource to thousands of teachers worldwide who are using the iPad in lessons. This 2nd Edition includes over 100 new ideas and is completely updated and re-written to cover the ever-changing ways the iPad can be used in education.<p>Whether …

Apps for Learning - History

Thursday, July 23, 2015 apps<p>Making history interactive is a time-honoured tradition (see what I did there) which has continued to develop as mobile …

Take the Terror out of Teaching with Tablets

A year and a half ago, I became the iPad Man at the international language school where I teach. I imagine myself as some Mega Man character with the …

Tablets

iLearn2 - Primary Computing Resources

<b>Teachers</b><br>An interactive Primary Computing Curriculum with thousands of lessons, video tutorials and resources for EYFS to Year 6. Also includes the …

Bring a New Dimension to the Classroom – Verso for iPad

There are so many educational apps for iPad out there, many are total rubbish, some fall into the category of “Cool, but not quite good enough to give me a tangible educational benefit”. A select few though are real bankers and very occasionally, an app comes along which enables me to change …

Google Apps

SchoolBooking

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Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV management

How to set-up parental controls on your iPad

Now-a-days, kids are far more technologically advanced than most of their parents were at the same age much less now. This is both a blessing and a curse for us as parents, though. I think it’s great that my 7 year old can pick up an iPad and get his reading and math homework done using a touch …

iOS

Snapsolve For iPhone Lets Students Get Homework Help Just By Taking A Photo

A new mobile application called Snapsolve, launching today, is offering a way for students to receive help with their homework, just by snapping a photo of the problem at hand. However, unlike automated tools like the clever PhotoMath app, for example, Snapsolve connects students with a tutor who …

Apps

Drexel University installs iPad vending machine to rent out tablets using library cards

Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia are introducing what might be one of the first vending machines that lends out iPads to both students and local residents. The self-serve kiosk is located at the university and holds a dozen iPads that students and locals can checkout using …

Book Creator Teacher Guide

• <b>Author:</b> iLearn2<p>Book Creator for iPad is one of the most widely used apps by teachers worldwide using iPads in lessons and has been awarded Best Education App at BETT 2015. This Teacher Guide provides over 50 lesson activity ideas, tips and advice for using Book Creator in hundreds of lessons across …

Multi-iOS device manager Apple Configurator updated with iOS 6 features, iMessage, bug fixes and more

In March, the folks in Cupertino released Apple Configurator. It is a Mac app that allows someone to administer many iOS devices at a time like in a school or business (or a 9to5mac editor’s house) setting. The application has been updated this evening with a slew of features, including: support …