Thanks for following along so far in the App-a-Day series, as part of this series, I wanted to share some resources with you that will assist with the overall implementation of iPads in the classroom- be it a single iPad or an entire lab.
So, without further ado, a few amazing resources to check out:
It's a great way to stay on top of current trends and new information- especially since the world of educational technology moves so quickly! In addition to creating your own collections or topics, you can also follow others. As we all know from Pinterest and Twitter, the power of social curation is all in who you follow.
So, as it relates to iPads in the classroom, apps, and tips- check out these great boards to get started!
If you've been reading edtech or just educational topics online for any length of time, you're likely to have come across Kathy Schrock. If you haven't, you're welcome. I've been following her work since her rubrics/assessment related website many years ago. She's amazing... definitely on my list of people that I'd love to have coffee with. When you see her website, you'll understand why.
I am posting a direct link to her iPads in the classroom site, but definitely take a few
Finally, I received a couple of sweet emails this week (Thanks!) and a few people asked the same question.
"What is the easiest way to get pictures from one iPad to another?"
Personally, I use a third-party app for this called Bump.
Bump is an app that you must download- stat- that allows you to share information from one device to another simply by touching or "bumping" the devices. You can share between mobile devices and now, even between your mobile device and computer. You can share contacts, files, videos, or photos.
Another similar app that I have used pretty successfully is Chirp. Unlike Bump, Chirp uses sound to transmit the information between the two devices. Personally, I don't use it quite as frequently as Bump as I don't feel like the sharing features are quite as robust (yet) but, you have to admit, the concept is VERY cool!
So, if you are planning on having your students take pictures of an event and you want them to share the photos to create a project like a class book in Book Creator or a Little Bird Tale, simply share the photos via Bump or Chirp and all of your students can access the same book of photos!
How do you handle the sharing of photos on iPads? Do you use photostream or iCloud? Do you manually sync your iPhoto? Have you tried Bump or Chirp? Leave it in the comments!