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It’s Time for Apple to Redesign Keynote

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Apple software still has an old school feel with its clear connection to object oriented programming with properties for everything and the seeming tension between menus and ribbons on the desktop implementations. But Apple misses some of the most important programming features, particularly with Keynote. 



Yes, Microsoft, the iPad Is A Content Creation Device

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Some controversy erupted last week after Apple implied that giving away its iWork Suite to new buyers of iOS and Macs would provide them with the productivity tools they need. Microsoft’s VP of Communications, Frank Shaw, in a blog response wrote the following: “And so it’s not surprising that we see other folks now talking about how much “work” you can get done on their devices. Adding watered down productivity apps. Bolting on aftermarket input devices. All in an effort to convince people that their entertainment devices are really work machines.” That was followed by a swipe at the press for positive coverage of Apple giving away iWork, a product Shaw said “was already priced like an afterthought.”



iWork and iLife are Now Free - And Collaborative!

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Apple’s September announcement of the iPhone 5s and 5c brought welcome news for users wishing for new productivity applications along with their enhanced devices: free copies of the popular iWork and iLife apps. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, are staples for any professional interfacing with Microsoft Office documents, Adobe Acrobat files, Open Office formats, and the options even include saving certain Pages documents as iBooks files.  iLife includes applications like iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie

Today, Apple expanded the generosity in multiple ways. In addition to introducing the new iPad Air, the updated MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro computers, the company announced that iWork and iLife will now come free on any new iOS or OS X device purchased.



These Speakers Mean Business: Soundfreaq & G-Project

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Increasingly, businesses rely on audio and video technology for enterprise training, conference calls, not to mention spring and summer office parties! Therefore, I'm reviewing two new speakers, not through the lens of the audiophile, but of the business user for a change.



Engaging Students in Higher Order Thinking with iPads (medical data)

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“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” - Aldous Huxley

 

I took a research class when I began graduate school so I could begin my master’s thesis as early as possible. One of the concepts that stuck with me was the importance of sample size. The larger your sample data set is the better your findings will be.



Engaging Students in Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Right to Life)

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“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.” - Oscar Wilde

 

The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America establishes insuring domestic tranquility as one of the nation’s four primary objectives but the first is Justice. In a just and tranquil environment one ought to be able to expect to live free from fear of gun violence. This is especially true in our homes and the schools in which we entrust the well-being of our children. 



Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #9 - Using Camera)

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“No one man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” - Ansel Adams

We began this journey recognizing analysis, synthesis, and evaluation as the three broad categories of higher order thinking. An expression of such thinking is necessary to document that learning has occurred.



Higher Order Thinking Skills (Part #5 The Workshop Plan)

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"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

I believe if you want students to use higher order thinking you give them freedom to think for themselves and to express themselves knowing their ideas are valued even when they are wrong. This is how we learn.



Flipping Tip: PDFs to the rescue!

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"I think its fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created.



Flipping Tip: Hands Off!

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"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning is young.



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