Category Archives: IPad

Phone – Smartphone – Ipad – Tablet HOLDER – ONLY $1.00

Why spend $20 or more for a HOLDER when you can spend $1 and get something that works great!

I thought this was a GREAT IDEA… from Lifehacker

Turn a $1 Plate Stand into a Universal Smartphone Stand

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Tablets / Touch – PALM O/S or WEBOS & HP – Coming to stores soon!

And the race begins….  It has taken over a year and really there are no REAL competition to the iPAD yet! 

BUT THEY ARE COMING and not one’s using Windows either which is sad!

The first to market looks like it will be the PLAYBOOK from RIM, this units looks great and in the Enterprise space will do amazing things, some verticals are already planning on moving forward with this product with APS being available or being worked on.  HP yesterday announced their product based on PALM O/S or WEBOS that they purchased last year.  HP is going full stop with this O/S and you will see tablets, phones and possibly Notebooks and PC running it.  If this OS is to be saved, HP is the company that has the money and sure weight to do it.

 arc technica – had a piece on the HP product yesterday and there has been everyone else putting information out today!

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Software – APPS for your iPAD – REVIEWED

 If your one of the few schools that had funds last year and where able to purchase iPads, you should take a look at the article below to find some key APPS to help you use the hardware.

Math Tutor Lite

Math Tutor Lite: Practice basic math skills with this great Math app. Math Tutor Lite is the free version of Math Tutor, but it has more than enough content to make it a worthwhile download.So, whether you want your students to brush up on addition, multiplication, subtraction or division, you will find that all skills are covered here. There are six levels of difficulty for each skill, and students are given instant feedback on how well they have done. The games can be played with a timer for an extra challenge, or without.

 iFormulas

iFormulas: This useful app contains over 330 formulas, definitions, laws and properties and would be a great quick reference guide for secondary level Math classes. Algebra, Geometry, Calculus and Trigonometry are all covered by iFormulas. It won’t tell you the answers, but it will provide you with the formulas you need to calculate the answer. It is like having a Math book in your pocket, so easily earns a spot as one of the top10 iPod Touch apps for Math classrooms.

 Number Line

Number Line: This award winning app will help your students learn about fractions, decimals, percentages and their equivalents. The game features several levels where the object is to drag objects onto a number line in the correct numerical order. Points are awarded for the correct placement of the numbers, as well as for completing the level in a quick time. Points are subtracted for placing numbers in the wrong place. Great fun.

The Top 10 iPod Touch Apps to Use in Math Class

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TEXTBOOKS – K12 Electronic Teacher Guides & Students Text

As technology spreads so does the need for the K12 educational system to keep up.  What a better way to use your dollars better and use a new non-profit organization to get FREE electronic textbooks for you kids and Teachers.  Lets face it – a lot of districts are having problems keeping up in all ares’ due to budget cuts.  You have to take a look at this and see if you can make it work in your district, just think – even if you modify one or two classes – how much will you save on text books – either saving the parents money or being able to use that money for other projects.

If it means changing your lesson plan or presentation of those lesson, it just might be worth a look at this new service.

CK12.org – FlexBooks – Electronic Textbooks – FREE 

Key Benefits

Access to free textbooks
High quality educational content created by educators
Content customized to reflect “today” and the different needs of students
Quality ensured by CK-12‘s Community of Educational Practitioners
Increased pedagogic choice for all teachers, aligned to state standards as well as developmentally correct content
Supported by publishing tools that facilitate quick and easy content creation and distribution
Collaborative learning via a community where authors, teachers, and students create, access, share, rate, recommend, and publish

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Touch & Cell Phones – Petri Dish of Viruses

This makes total sense and I wonder how many people actually clean their phone or touch products regularly.  I know I don’t, I will be doing it more often moving forward. 

The article puts your touch device or Cell phone having 18 times more bacteria than a toilet handle? 

CLEAN YOUR PHONE – Take a read of the entire article

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iPad – REVIEW

If you haven’t got your full of information and reviews – this is one more that I think does get it right….

The truth about iPad: It’s only good for two things

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Tablet WARS – Should you wait? – UPDATE More coming!

The iPad is great and has a great following, its has its place and if you talk to most it’s a toy trying to move up the ladder.  I believe the product will be used in many applications as software is developed.  You have already seen many business sectors starting to use the product or planning to. 

One of the key pieces holding this product back is the security, that is where a WIN7 Tablet will win the battle.  If applications can be created for the WIN7 base, IT people will love the product as it’s simple to secure.  No additional software, training and un-known issues as it will be the same as any other Windows computer on your network.

UPDATE – bunch of products coming

Slideshow: 7 New Windows 7 Tablets: In Pictures
Slideshow: 9 Real iPad Alternatives
Slideshow: Slate Wars: 15 Tablets That Could Rival Apple’s iPad

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Tablets are COMING – look out!

Rumours have been going wild from everyone about what product is going to go up against Apple and the iPad.  They are starting to arrive and I bet there will be many more for the Christmas session.  It’s going to get very confusing very quickly – Android 2.2 or 3.0 in the new year – Palm O/S – WIN7  and RIM with QNX.  You are going to see lots of options with Android as any manufacture can use this.  Palm O/S you will only see HP most likely, but HP will have and does have a WIN7 versions.  Others will also be using WIN7 and QNX will be only on RIM offering.

One of the key features most if not all of these products will be a USB Ports and Flash support.   Memory I believe will be key and one of the limiting factors with the iPad, what are people doing with these – reading and listening to books – Picture slide shows – what do these things use a lot of – MEMORY. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab – Android 2.2 7″

RIM – BlackPad – QNX  – 7″ – Might be announced next week

Viewsonic ViewPad 100 – 10″ WIN7 Atom N455

Just to mention a few, this market will be changing and I see too many options – key to success is the backend, the applications and ease of use.

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What is it! THE IPad

I have always had the opinion that the IPad was something new and really doesn’t replace any current products on the market.  Tablets have been around for years and just never had the Brand or Marketing like Apple.  I believe it would not have been as successful if not for the ITouch and IPhone products that came before it.  These products set the stage for this new entry into the market.  The key advantage this gave the IPad was the Ego systems that was in place, you could take it home and start downloading and using it right away.  Playing with it!

Take a read of the following article and it really details the market and where the Ipad sits today – might be different down the road, but it’s good for today.

Will the Ipads soon edge out netbooks?

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