360Cities Rapa Nui Panoramas

I love the colourful and personal world-view that Google Maps and  Street View have brought to my classroom. I’ve now added 360Cities to my teaching toolkit as they take Street View and turn it into an immersive (you guessed it!) 360 degree panorama. I’m writing a children’s musical set on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and

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Dashboard

Dashboard is a beautiful (and sort-of-free-depending ) iOS6 app with both iPad and iPhone versions available. It offers a one-stop-view for your email, Facebook, weather, news, notes, to-do-lists and more, all on  customisable and relatively easy to navigate screens. I started with Dashboard for  iPad. I’t slick right up (looking a lot like the Wunderlist) and exudes a

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Zite Update

Zite, my favourite news aggregator, has just been updated. As mentioned in my original post, Zite uses an algorithm to gradually tailor the app’s content to your interests. Over time this results in pages (and pages and pages!) of news and blog articles that I simply just have to read. Awesome! The new Zite has an updated icon

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Zite

I’ve tried a stack of news aggregators – Flipboard, Pulse, Currents, NewsMix, Hitpad and more – but Zite’s the only one that stays on my home page and the only one I open and read every day. So what make’s Zite my personal favourite? It’s not the layout (Flipboard is better), the interface (HitPad rocks)

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Finale Songbook

Woo hoo! There’s now an official Finale music notation app – Finale Songbook – and for a (free) first go, it’s not bad – not bad at all. Now I’ve used the Finale notation program ever since it was available on Windows, and I have all the disks to prove it! Back in the day,

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PDF Expert

PDF Expert

iBooks is a good way to store and organise your pdfs. PDF Expert is a much better – in fact a great way – to store, organise, annotate and share your pdfs. Example: Whole day Australian Curriculum T & D, English / History focus (not my teaching areas). Download curriculum documents from the Australian Curriculum

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Tango iPad / iPhone app

Tango? Yes, as in ‘to takes two to’. Two Tangos then? Yes, one sits on your iPad, one sits on the iPhone (or iPod). And when you have two Tangos? One acts as a remote control for the other. Once installed you have complete access to you iTunes library: playlists, songs, albums, videos, podcasts. The

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Choice

  Choice was one of the first apps I ever downloaded for my iPhone and for a free app, it’s certainly been one of the most useful. Operation is simple; up to five people place a finger each on the screen. Grey dots form under their fingertips. the dots flash on and off then just

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iPads and Interactive Whiteboards

The Whiteboard Blog compares three ways of using your iPad with an interactive whiteboard. While I have a PC connected to the whiteboard in the classroom, it only gets used for PowerPoint and program demonstrations. For playing music examples and video clips, my iPad is the gadget of choice. (CineX player is a slick video

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