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iPad Apps for Teacher Productivity

We now have a few new "iPad Teachers" at our school. Since they were so excited and ready to get busy with their new teaching/productivity tool, I quickly typed up a list of my most used apps for daily productivity to share with each of them. Last June when I purchased my first iPad I slowly discovered all the ways it could help me be more organized, have information at any time and place I needed, and be an excellent teaching tool… Continue

Added by Kate Ryder on April 12, 2011 at 10:42pm — 6 Comments

Sharing Favorite Apps

Recently Brainpop invited educators to share their favorite apps for all mobile devices. They are sponsoring the Mobile Device Sandbox at the Mobile Learning Experience this week in Arizona and will load recommended apps on these devices for conferences attendees to "play with" at the sandbox.



I posted a blog with a copy of the apps I shared and a link to see all the other apps educators shared as well. There were many of my favorites and a few "new-to-me" apps as well.… Continue

Added by Kate Ryder on April 5, 2011 at 12:37am — 2 Comments

iPad2 First Impressions

After spending a few days with an iPad2, I wrote a blog about my first impressions. You can read my thoughts about the new case design, speed, smart cover, and cameras. I am excited about the iPad2 for my 4th grade classroom. Up till now my students have been sharing one iPad...my personal one. Soon 3 more iPads will be delivered to our classroom...we can't wait to have THREE! Oh the possibilities... I will continue to write…

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Added by Kate Ryder on March 27, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

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When we think of mobile phones in the classroom, it tends to be a forbidden subject as teachers found them as a distraction against education. Parents and teachers would do anything to prevent the use of smartphones in the classroom.  Now we’re seeing a different outlook on the benefits of mobile phones in the classroom. In particular, mobile app development is shedding a light on how mobile phones can actually be the key to educational…See More
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