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Apple Releases iOS 7 Beta 2 with iPad Support for Developers

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Two weeks after releasing the first version of iOS 7 to developers, Apple has just seeded Beta version 2. And while the first Beta was available only for the iPhone or iPod Touch, Beta 2 is available for the iPad and iPad Mini as well. The updated iOS 7 Beta is available through the OTA update for those who are currently running and testing iOS 7 Beta.

I have been running iOS 7 Beta on my iPhone 5 since the day Apple launched it, and I wished I could do the same for my iPad. But it seems iOS 7 Beta on the iPad is pretty much the same as the one for iPhone, so there's really no point in installing it now on my iPad Mini. My iPad Mini will just have to wait until September before it gets a taste of iOS 7.



Flipping Tip: Keep Parents in the Loop

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"The single biggest problem with communications is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw

Believe it or not even the best kids get tempted to give messages from school the deep-six when they bear bad news.



Flipping Tip: Audio Podcasting for Modern Language Courses

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"Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice." - Nora Roberts

Last night was great!



Flipping Tip: Give One Minute Feedback

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"Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity." - Samuel Johnson 

Yesterday's blog hijacked The One Minute Manager's practice of setting One Minute Goals. Today I'm exploring how teachers might use the One Minute Praising. 



Using the iPod Touch in the Classroom

…making learning fun again!

Last year our school district was fortunate to receive a $12,000 grant to fund a handheld computing project. We chose the iPod touch (a.k.a., "iTouch") as our handheld solution for a variety of reasons. The iTouch is fast and portable. The students stay on task because we can control the apps they are using. There are apps available in all subject areas that focus on specific classroom objectives. We purchased 18 iTouch units for our high school and 30 units for our middle school, grades 5-8. They were implemented as "portable labs" (15 to 20 units in a small bag that can be used by any of the classroom teachers). With many different teachers using the iTouch sets, we learned a lot about using them in the classroom.


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