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In that vein, I've started collecting resources for my own high-tech forays. I'm sharing them here for anyone who might benefit. To be fair, these come mostly from Twitter and Pinterest (thanks, friends!); they aren't my resources, and they might not be uniformly useful to you...I've just pulled them together here because they seem useful to me in some way.
- Affordances and Constraints - iPads - Useful list of pros and cons of tablets in education.
- iPad Resources, Sources, and Tools - Tom Vander Ark's list of everything under the sun related to iPads in education
- Top 7 Guides on how to Use iPads in Your Classroom - The name says it all, I think.
- 10 Apps for Documenting Learning - This is they key for me, I think.
- How an iPad is a More Powerful Content-Creation Device than a Laptop - I didn't believe it when I read the title of this piece, but he has a pretty compelling argument here. Important things to think about.
- 10 iPad Apps for the Writer - I have to confess, this is the piece that I'm concerned about. I have a Bluetooth keyboard for my own iPad, because I'm not a fan of longer-form writing on a touch-screen keyboard. Some interesting ideas here.
- A List of All the Best iPad Apps Teachers Need - Pretty comprehensive list of all sorts of apps, sorted by subject area (many more appropriate for elementary school...but some promise for higher ed here too.)
- 90+ iPad Apps for Education - Again, more for elementary grades, I think...but you never know...
- Essential Apps for Kids and Teens - From CommonSense Media (I generally appreciate their stuff) - Lots of good ideas here, and not just for iPads either.
- The Best Way to Use iBooks Author in Education - I'm toying with giving up print textbooks...but that might mean I have to create more things on my own...or have my students do the creating...
My thoughts on how this might work are continuing to develop. I'll share results of my experiments and provide updates as my ideas for a 1:1 in higher ed continue to evolve. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!