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The post above is a great project in process. He is curating a list of great iPad apps for education, but he’s looking deeper at what sorts of skills students can develop from using these apps.
He references resources really worth investigating, such as iPad As… by edtechteacher.org and the iPad Pedagogy Wheel, but he is attempting to go beyond what these resources offer. They are both valuable, but follow a simple ‘If this… then that’ approach.
Mr G is attempting to showcase apps that have a dual, tripple or multiple ‘threat’ or purpose capability, instead of pigeonholing apps as ‘One Trick Ponies.’ He is also detailing the pedagogy behind each type of app - why would I want to use an iPad app to create a video or publish an eBook? “Pedagogy Before Technology” is stated motivation, and I think that he has a great approach and is off to a really good start
We ask teachers and students to be careful about what they share on Facebook and to make sure they have their privacy settings locked down to only show updates to friends. These quick little tips on blocking an unwanted person on Facebook are quite helpful.
Garageband is an amazing tool on the Mac that is unmatched on the PC at the same price and feature set. It’s a full featured audio recording studio – you can mix up a song by using a wide array of loops, by recording your own virtual or real instruments or a combination of both! It’s also a great podcast creation tool.
If you’d like to go beyond what I was able to present to you today, take a look at the Garageband Lessons and Help page. There is a full tutorial/lesson you can use and adapt from Stanford, as well as an entire Curriculum for Digital Media Creation from Apple (PDF).
What sorts of learning projects and activities can you with audio and podcasting? Here are a few ideas from my training site:
Other helpful Garageband resources I found ‘Out There’:
Getting Started with Building Music from Loops
Creating Podcasts with Garageband
Not enough microphones? Use Audioboo on about any mobile device to act as a mobile recording studio. Audioboo will save the recordings, make them available online, and even create a podcast RSS or iTunes feed. Subscribe to your own feed in iTunes, and you have access to all of the recorded video to use in Garageband.
What you’ll need:
Note: This process will not import individual posts from your Posterous site. I’m only showing the steps to embed the content of your Posterous site as an accessible archive. If you’d like to have each post imported, use WordPress.
All you need to know about archiving your Posterous blog/site/space in a Google Site:
If you have not done so already, you’ll need to request a backup of your Posterous site if you do not want to loose the posts, media and content you’ve uploaded to it. The steps to do this are:
Creating a new Google Site is easy. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can sign up for one here. Once you have a Gmail account and are signed in, follow the steps below: