I am going to give a short hands-on demo of ways to use the iPad to publish digitally, take notes, and annotate PDF graphic organizers tomorrow at the NYCDOE School Library Services Fall conference.
How to do it all in 50 minutes?
Demo marking up an IFC PDF in neu.annotate (5 min)
Demo giving feedback for student notes in Evernote (5 min)
Hands-on practice using Evernote – how to create and edit a note and invite people to share (15 min)
Demo Scribble Press for taking notes & publishing digitally & show flipsnack (5 min)
Hands-on practice using Scribble Press: each page a category/research question (15 min)
Questions & Applications on these and on iBooks Author (5 min)
So the goal is to have folks using the iPads for 30 minutes–more than half the time of the presentation!
Discovery Education on Your iPad
Did you know that you can now access Discovery Education resources from your iPad with their new iPad app/mobile login?
No, don’t download the app. There is none. Just go to http://mobile.discoveryeducation.com on your iPad and log-in with your Discovery Education username and password. Email me if you don’t have it already. The iPad access works with educator and student accounts, giving you another way to use your classroom iPads with engaging curricular content.
Downfall? You can’t access the Closed Captioning videos, as far as I can tell. Nevertheless, there is a lot your kids can observe and discuss. The only other way to use our subscription to Discovery Education is on a PC. You cannot preview the videos on a Mac, and you can install a video player, but you have to download each video to preview. Ugh@!
Verdict for our community: Try the mobile version on your Macs and iPads. For CC videos, borrow a Dell from Room 220 to get the full version on http://www.discoveryeducation.com.