A co-worker @MathenDavid shared an iPhone, iPad mic he is using called a Mikey from Blue. Of course I had to order one when I got home... checkout their website...
We had a webinar with edmodo which also made me so excited I wanted to getup and scream, Yes.... I knew they had a new app coming out, and that their website was changed recently but did not realize the app had not been released yet... Ok so what made me so happy about the app one reason was there will be multiple user icons when you open the app up, so this will help with multiple students using an iPad which is the environment we work in. They also changed some things under groups that makes it show just my actual classes can show on the side and when I click show more the others will show. Seems like a little thing but when you have 20 or thirty classes on the side and you want a specific ones to show, this will help. Other neat items too that I can't remember at the moment... Oh and easier opening documents into edmodo on an iPad...
Shari Edwards a local star - who has been blogging for scholastic for the last year... I am amazed at how she has written for scholastic once a week all year. She does amazing things in the classroom, I was lucky to have her share her story and use of technology in her classroom today. Here is her scholastic blog, and her classroom blog that she will have more time for this year...
We will be replacing our local H drives with Oxygen cloud, which means both students and staff will be able to get documents from mobile devices, and computers from both home and school. This is a big, HUGE move for our district... I am so excited.
This is going to be an amazing year... Share with me the tools you are using and how things are going at your school and classroom.
When the iPads arrived they arrived with smart covers. After using these smart covers we did not feel they gave the protection we needed for our iPad investment. The grant personnel originally decided on smart covers thinking they would allow for the iPads to easily fit in the Bredford carts, which is true. So after much research and guaranteeing they fit in our carts we chose the Gumdrop Survival case. I do see a couple draw backs to this case, but it is very protective and fits in our cart. Our assistant principal would toss it up in the air and would show how protective the case is. Which is crazy and made my heart race every time he did this, but all was good. If you buy in bulk contact the company we received a great deal on the cases.
The few drawbacks are, hard to label - we chose to label each iPad by using a background with the cart name and number. And you have to use another device to prompt them up, like a book, or our old smart covers.
Have you tried recording with the iPad, Your arms get tired fast. Tripod adapter is really helpful. This is the first adapter that I have found we can leave the iPads in its case. It is wonderful. It comes with some other goodies to, but I have not used those yet. Tripod is not included. We ordered 10 what I have found is the average class uses between 3 to 5 tripods at one time.
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