TechKNOW Tips: Week of 11/18/13

Technology that YOU should KNOW!

Downloading an app without using an iPad!

Little known fact: you do NOT have to actually have an iPad in your hands to download an app. All you need is a computer loaded with iTunes and you are good to go! Check out this video, demonstrating how to do this:

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iOS's time.

If you haven't already, go ahead and update your and your students' iPads to iOS 7. Follow these directions:

Be one of the COOL kids!

Here's your chance to get in at the ground level, and use a phrase that is modern enough to make your colleagues envious, and fresh enough to make you look cool to your students. The phrase is "App-smashing." App-smashing, a phrase coined by history teacher, Greg Kulowiec, is the process of using multiple apps on an iPad together to create a finished product. An example would be taking a photo with the built-in camera app, opening it up in Skitch to annotate, and then importing it along with other videos and images into iMovie to create a video sequence. Check out this example of app-smashing at its finest!

Feeling "Appy?"

This week, I focus on three apps that demonstrate unique ways for students to tell a story. These apps are three of my favorites!

Just for FUN!

Check out this Thanksgiving funny. Enjoy your much-deserved break with family and friends.

Chad Belford-ITS

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