Google Docs – Collect Real-Time Student Data


In a previous post, Google Docs & iPad 2 ... What a beautiful combo, we discussed how to use Google Docs to easily create multiple choice assessments.  Although daily formative assessments at the beginning or end of a lesson is great, these Google Docs Forms can be used to collect all kinds of other useful information.  Here are some areas where I have put Google Docs to use for me: Problem...


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Writing on iPad 2 – Before You Pick Your Stylus, Do Your Homework!


In order to implement a paperless classroom, my goal was to have students complete handouts in PDF form through an App such as Neu.Annotate (see my post here) with the use of a stylus to make writing easy and tidy. After limited research, I sprung on a great deal through a company called iThrough who had a stylus with the description "Anodized Hand Writing Touch Pen Stylus for iPad" for $2.49 eac...


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Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop iOS/Android App – IWB Killer?


Access Your Desktop/Laptop Remotely With Apple iPad or Android Tablets! For the past 5 years, I have been a daily user of a SMART Board in my classroom for delivering lessons in an interactive manner.  After creating most of my content in Microsoft Word and using the SMART Screen Capture feature to import into SMART Notebook, I have recently been preparing all of my lessons, worksheets, and asses...


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The Steve Jobs Model for Education Reform By RUPERT MURDOCH


Check out this great article by Rupert Murdoch on Technology in Education...  Click on the screenshot below to link to his article:  ...


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My iPad 2 Deployment Strategy


It has been about four weeks since receiving my class set of iPad 2 devices & Bretford Power Sync cart and I still feel like I am in the midst of completing my deployment strategy for the units.  Students were introduced to the iPads about one week after receiving them and finally last week, we have started using them on a daily basis.  Although I have researched iPads in education for quite ...


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neu.Annotate Crosses Finish Line Ahead of the Pack


My main focus of my TLLP project was to use the iPad as a digital notebook on a daily basis through the use of one of the many PDF Annotation apps available in the App Store.  Since I have three math courses throughout the day, the annotation apps were limited to those which allow exporting the marked-up PDF file to a cloud service such as Dropbox.  The ability to save to a cloud would also be nec...


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Constant Communication – How Google Docs Can Keep Parents Informed


The offerings from Google Docs seem to be pretty basic; word processor, spreadsheets, and presentations all saved in the cloud.  Unless you are creative in your thinking and understand all of the added features which make Google Docs revolutionary, you may never see the benefit. One of the great features available is the ability to create a Google Docs Spreadsheet and post all or just a selecti...


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Paperless iPad Math Classroom with Dropbox


Sharing Dropbox Folders in the Classroom

Dropbox Makes Digital, Paperless Learning Easy! When I began writing my proposal for the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program funding from the Ministry of Education here in Ontario over a year ago, my main focus was to create a paperless classroom using tablet technology.  Although some of my ideas were a bit fuzzy back then, it seems that the best way to allow for a paperless classroom is wit...


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iPad PDF Annotation Apps; Do You Get What You Pay For?


As I start to get my 1:1 iPad classroom running smoothly, I have only installed and tested apps which are free in the App  Store.  Since there are thousands of free apps popping up all the time, it seems logical that many may not be very well developed.  Heck, if it's free, who's going to complain.  Right?  Unfortunately, when your lesson surrounds the use of a particular app, it can be very upset...


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