Tag Archives: iPad

iPads Changing Education

19 Mar

Do you own an iPad? If you have not experienced the power of this tablet device, then perhaps the following article will shine some light on the subject. Should all schools be adopting iPads and using them in their curriculum? The results show that learning on an iPad is intuitive and students retain more information using them in the classroom.

The article says, “But as tablet adoption proliferates amongst those students and schools with the money to buy the devices, low income students and cash-strapped schools may be left behind. That could deepen the divide between those with access to the latest learning tools and those with traditional technology and limited Internet access.” Is the solution to do away with laptops and move to every school to institute iPads?

Read this excellent article. Thanks to Mike Kimmel for the information.
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/03/tablets-revolutionizing-education/
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Blue Tooth Stylus for iPad

17 Feb

Are you an iPad fanatic? Steve Jobs never envisioned a pen to draw on an iPad because you’re supposed to use your finger. However if you prefer a stylus, then this could really be the one.

Pogo Connect offers a blue tooth stylus for iPad allows you to control the line width of the pen. I had the opportunity to try one out and it works well.

http://www.tenonedesign.com/connect

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Unofficial Apple News Site

7 Sep

Apple is now the most profitable company in the world. In the next couple of weeks, iPhone 5 is rumored to be released along with who knows what other innovations that will change the world’s technology horizon.

If you what to read about the latest scoop about Apple, then check out the unofficial Apple website. Discover the latest financial, technology, legal, educational and entertainment news about the tech giant all in one place.

http://www.tuaw.com/

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iPad Kiosk

20 May

Are you looking for a new interactive way to connect with your consumers? Whether you are in retail or planning your next trade show, you should consider an iPad Kiosk. For $495, you can purchase a Lilipad which securely locks in your iPad and gives you the flexibility to design an interactive experience.

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iPad Restaurant Menu

15 Aug

I recently had the pleasure to dine at Michael Simon's restaurant Lola. The experience, service and food were top notch. However the one thing that made me do a double take was their use of technology.

Michael Simons restaurant Lola uses the iPad for their wine list. You first select the type of wine and then you drill down to what they have in-house. You can't surf the internet or take a picture. The iPad is locked down so it is only used as a menu. The iPad wine list sure beats the printed out version because it keeps current every time it is docked.

Technology is only as strong as the people who that constantly push its creative envelope. How can you make technology work for you or your business?

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iPad Cases for Kids

2 Aug

Did you recently buy an iPad for your kid? If so, you need a good case to protect it! Griffin recently launched a series of iPad cases just for kids. One special case is called the “Lightboard” and it allows your kid to draw and color directly on your iPad. You just slide in a piece of paper to start your kids drawing.

The site says, “It is a protective case and art table in one. Your iPad is surrounded in a shatter-resistant polycarbonate shell with openings for the speakers and headphone jack. A built-in polycarbonate screen shield protects your Multi-Touch display against scratches and impacts from even the most ardent artists.”

You can also download their LightBoard Trace app currently for free at the App Store. With the app you have more than 35 different things to draw and has a game that teaches kids how to write their name. When you use the LightBoard case, you can feel safe about letting your child play with your iPad. Thanks to Mike Kimmel for the tip on this one!

http://www.griffintechnology.com/ipad

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Skype in the Classroom

4 Mar

Mike Kimmel just forwarded me this link about Skype making a leap to the classroom. As kids get older, so does the chance of business technology creeping into classrooms. If you don't have a Skype account, then you don't know what you are missing. The streaming video technology turns your computer into a strong communication device.

Skype's tagline about their new classroom is, “Meet new people, discover new cultures and connect with classes from around the world, all without leaving the classroom.” What is interesting is that the latest iPad has a HDMI port based on feedback from teachers. Many teachers are now using the iPad in-conjunction with directly connecting it to in-classroom TVs. Maybe now Skype will make big waves in the class room culture?

http://education.skype.com/

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Is Your Message Relevant To Your Audience?

27 Dec

Did you get the memo? call? email? voice-mail? text? tweet? Are you reaching your audience with your message? In this day and age, if you are not communicating on the right medium, you don't exist! In today's digital age, each gender, age and demographic category is listening to you through different devices and you need send your message on their channels.

In 2011, get a Twitter account and start sending the same marketing messages you are sending in email through social media. In the upcoming year, your company needs to get “mobile” and deliver content to the booming smartphone culture. The reality is that old news has truly hit the fan and in order to survive, you will need to take the technological jump. Do not wait any longer if you are not in the game, you will be be left on the sidelines. Social media is close to reaching it's plateau of saturation and believe it or not, the next greatest communication is heading our way. You are asking, well Marc, “What is the next big thing?” The reality is that the next big communication medium has yet to be released mainstream, but I guarantee it will be faster and more in your face.

What will 2011 mainstream technology require us to integrate into our lives? Will it be video threaded messages? traffic layering? QR codes? video-laced thought projection?

What technological force do you predict will hit mainstream culture like the iPad in 2011?

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Invasion of Tablets

4 Dec

The iPad is a game changing computing device because it is so versatile. Passing it around the living room makes you feel like it's a book you can't put down. Tablets are comfortable, so no wonder that an invasion is upon us. Recently Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab to rival the iPad. It features a two built-in cameras and the ability to see Flash content, which Apple's iPad does not offer.

Key features of Galaxy Tab:

  • Adobe Flash
  • Two Cameras
  • Integrated Social Networking
  • Light-weight (Only 13.58 ounces)
  • Android Platform

Are you ready to make the leap to the tablet culture?
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-tab

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Echofon Twitter App

6 Sep

I saw that Lebron James was using Echofon for Twitter so I checked it out (even though I am still not becoming a Miami Heat fan). Echofon is “a clean iPhone Twitter app with push notifications and unread tweet syncing with your computer”, the site exclaims. I tried it out what I like best is that the software actually does sync-up between your iPhone, iPad and Firefox browser. When you stop reading on one device, it will pick up where you let off on another. With the iPad version of this app, you get a larger display to clearly sort through your tweets.

If you are looking to get into Twitter, Echofon pushes the envelop with strong features, yet makes it easy to get into the game.
http://www.echofon.com/

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