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Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #8 - Researching with Safari & Google)

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“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” - James Joyce

Students with iPads are primed for a voyage of discovery and Safari is their standard compass. Their ships are propelled by Google’s powerful search engine. All they need is a reason to pull up their anchors. We provide the reason and charts but the journey is theirs.



TANSTAAFL

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“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” - Milton Friedman

It seems Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim found a “free lunch” when they founded youtube.com. As of 11:00 AM 1/10/2013 my youtube account contains 562 videos with 53,067 views and I have not seen one dime of revenue. At least not from youtube. 



Guess That Flag

Guess That Flag

"Guess That Flag is the biggest and best flag quiz game ever and comes with four game modes: easy, medium, hard and expert." 

 


Guess That Flag

Guess That Flag

"Guess That Flag is the biggest and best flag quiz game ever and comes with four game modes: easy, medium, hard and expert." 

 


With over 75,000 people playing join in the fun and Guess That Flag!

"Guess That Flag is the biggest and best flag quiz game ever and comes with four game modes: easy, medium, hard and expert."

http://www.thehermonapps.com/guess-that-flag.html

Games that are educational are that much more valuable to the family, and often preferred by parents. Most times, children will not even realize they are learning facts if the game is exciting and captures their attention. Guess That Flag is actually suitable for kids and adults with its multiple choice questions involving knowledge of the flags of various countries.


Udemy arrives on the iPad

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"Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and orginal manner possible." - Richard P. Feyman

 

Udemy is capitalizing on the growing market for video-based online education with a new interface and a new iPad app.



Build your very own Quiz App

Ever wanted to build your own app? Now you can with Makeyourownquizapp from TheHermonApps and iPhoneGlance. Makeyourownquizapp will teach the user step by step Instructions how to build your very own iOS quiz app, without any coding whatsoever!

http://www.thehermonapps.com/make-your-own-quiz-app.html

This app is designed for beginners who have never touched an Apple Mac before and will also help Mac experts who have never programmed before. Easy to use and simple to follow with first class tutorial videos throughout the app. Why not learn today how to design and run your very own quiz app in 17 simple steps?

App features the user will experience:
* 17 very easy to follow steps
* Over 15 video tutorials
* Links to helpful websites to help the user build there app


Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #7 - Assessment)

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"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time." - Rabindranath Tagore

Assessing higher order thinking can be tricky because you and your student may see issues from different perspectives. The safest strategy is to assess the form of the expression rather than it's content.



Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #6 - Assigning Projects)

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Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” - Will Durant

Assigning projects is a critical point in engaging students in higher order thinking projects with or without iPads. It just has to be done right.



Numbers (Take your spreadsheets out on the trail!)

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"The hard part of feature design... what to leave out." - Dan Bricklin

Numbers is one of the most useful and powerful applications you'll use on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. It is the spreadsheeting component of Apples's office productivity suite iWorks.



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