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Deciding Which iPad to Buy for Education


iPad Retina vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad Mini

Best iPad for 1-to-1 and 1-to-Many Classrooms Your school has just received additional funding to purchase technology for the following school year and you've decided that Apple iPad is the way to go. However, when you begin to budget the purchase order, you realize that there are many different iPad Generations to choose from including: iPad (1st Generation) iPad 2 iPad 3 ...


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How to Setup iPad – The iPad Classroom Deployment Guide


How to Setup iPad | The iPad Classroom Deployment Guide

Tecumseh Vista Academy Extends Math iPad Project with 20 New iPad Minis It has been approximately 18 months since our first set of 30 Apple iPads were ordered and delivered to Tecumseh Vista Academy through funding I received from the Ontario Ministry of Education Teacher Learning and Leadership (TLLP) Program and I'm happy to say we have come a long way. Being the only math teacher for our gr...


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Apple iPad Deployment Backgrounds


Apple iPad Deployment Backgrounds | Number Your Class Set of iPads, iPods, Android Tablets #21

Number Your Class Set of iPads For Easy Organization The following Apple iPad Backgrounds were created to make deployment of your class set(s) of iPads quick and easy. Rather than label the actual device, the following backgrounds will allow you to keep track of which iPad is which by saving these images as your background for your iOS lock screen and springboard. [gallery link="file"] Organ...


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Mac OS Upgrade Mountain Lion – A Classroom Must!


Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion Upgrade Notification Centre

Mac OS X Mountain Lion Provides Great Improvements While the brand new Apple Mac OS upgrade to Lion called Mountain Lion provides more than 200 features, I purchased the new Mac OS upgrade the day it was released to allow my MacBook Pro to catch up to all of the great features I already enjoy on my iPhone 4. Notifications, Reminders, Built-in Sharing, and Screen Mirroring with Apple TV were th...


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Cost Comparison: iPad Mathematics Classroom vs. Traditional Classroom


Cost Comparison: Traditional Math Classroom Vs. iPad Math Classroom

Comparing the Costs of an iPad Classroom to the Traditional Although the main goal when I proposed the Tap Into Teen Minds iPad Project was to increase engagement and student achievement in the mathematics classroom, I also wanted to eliminate items used in the traditional mathematics classroom and determine whether costs could also be reduced simultaneously. I have completed two cost su...


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iPad Stylus for iPad Classroom | Necessity or Luxury?


Spigen SGP Kuel H10 Fine Tip iPad Stylus Pen

Entering the last month of the school year, I have been reflecting on the great experience that my Teacher Learning and Leadership Program project has given me. Many of the assumptions I made early on have proven to be incorrect, as one would expect. The biggest misconception I believe I had was how necessary stylus pens are when using the iPad for a writing tool on a daily basis. iPad Stylus:...


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Searching for the Perfect Fine Tip iPad Stylus Pen


H10 Series by Spigen | iPad Stylus | Tap Into Teen Minds

Kosella Aponyo Click & Spigen Kuel H10 iPad Stylus Pens In a previous post, I discussed my findings regarding iPad stylus pens and their quality. In my experience, I noticed that cheaper iPad stylus pens purchased from eBay and other suppliers out of China for approximately a dollar each would fall apart after a very short time. After some time, I came across some good iPad stylus pen options, I'...


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Must I Sync iPads With Mac or Will a PC Work?


Tap Into Teen Minds Apple iPad Deployment This past summer, I spent hours researching to find a tablet that could offer the same experience (or better) that the iPad could offer as well as a file system which would be accessible like that of a typical netbook or laptop.  The time could have been put to much better use; maybe relax in the sun, read a book related to something other than technology...


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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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Setting up the devices for the first time…


One item I was unaware of before the iPad shipment came in was how the setup process would work using the Bretford Power Sync Cart.  Although you should never assume, I figured that the initial setup would be a more efficient process with the Sync Cart, but I was wrong.  Each device had to be setup individually, plugging in one at a time. Some things I have learned since: You CAN plug in all de...


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