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The iPad Reading Apps Battle: Round 2

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A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called "iPad Reading Apps: Kindle vs. iBooks" which received a lot of reads and comments. And I thank the many people who not only read the article but who took the time to respond. I enjoyed your many comments. Since that time, I have learned some new things about reading eBooks on the iPad.



iPad Reading Apps: Kindle vs. iBooks

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I am an avid reader. I try to read at least 52 books a year. And up until the fall of 2011, I fought the whole e-book trend. But on September 17, 2011, I received my first e-book reader: a Kindle keyboard. And my conversion from being a print book reader to an e-book reader began.  



Johnny & the Doomsday Machine

Johnny & the Doomsday Machine
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Twelve-year-old Johnny Fremont is the world's only hope when the Council of Fifty, a secret society of the most evil people on the planet, decides to wipe out the entire Southern Hemisphere with a doomsday machine.

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Apple Launches iBookstore in Japan, Enhances iBooks

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Apple announced the launch of the iBookstore in Japan this week, now available in a total of 51 countries. This is an important move for Apple, following the December 2012 holiday season when Google's Nexus 7 reportedly outsold Apple's iPad in Japan, lowering Apple's share of the tablet market.



Missed in all the iPad hoopla: Great features in the new iBooks 3.0

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At last week's event Apple announced version 3.0 of iBooks, their free ebook-reading app for iPhone and iPad, and iBooks Author, their free software for the Macintosh that lets users create multimedia, multitouch ebooks. The iBooks app adds a range of great features that many had been clamoring for. Most notably, you can now, finally, copy passages of text and share that text via email, iMessage, Facebook, or Twitter.



Apple introduces the iPad mini, and much, much more. [Roundup]

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To call today's event, "the iPad mini event" is, in a sense, grossly inaccurate, since after all, we were introduced to a wide and varied line of truly impressive and noteworthy products. And yet, I suspect today's event is destined to go down in history first and foremost, as the day the world was introduced to the iPad mini.

 

 

Today, Apple introduced to us, the new iPad mini, the revamped 4th Generation iPad, the Mac mini, the new iMac and the new 13” Retina display MacBook. And that’s just talking about the hardware! Apple also unveiled an amazing update to iBooks as well as the iBook Author app. Quite the bountiful event!

 

What great icing on the cake after the iPhone and iPod event of last month. First Apple introduced their latest iteration of the world’s most popular smartphone which has gone on to sell in record numbers, breaking sales records set by its predecessor. Now, Apple has entreated us to an equally impressive and expansive line up of new and equally innovative and revolutionary products. Apple gave a great show today with a plethora of stunning new devices, while also demostrating their great flair for the theatrical and suspenseful that we have all come to love and  perhaps, expect.



Flipping Tip: Crossing the digital divide

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"Technology alone is not enough..." Steve Jobs

I love that quote because it reminds me that imagination and common sense are two of our most important problem solving skills. Perhaps we can use them to help resolve the issues Chelsea Clinton describes in America's Dangerous Tech Gaps?



A Call to Learning!

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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. 



Flipping Tip: Set One Minute Rubrics

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"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
 

Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson's story "The One Minute Manager" was first published in 1982 and is as valid today as it was 30 years ago.



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