Gripcase for iPad mini and the GripBase Stand

 

 

If you own an iPad mini, there are possibly particular reasons you were drawn to it - size, lightweight, could fit into smaller hands? If you are giving an iPad mini to slippery fingers you want to make sure it is protected without adding too much additional weight!
Gripcase for iPad mini is the ultimate iPad case for maximum durability, protection and portability. 
It keeps your iPad mini lightweight but fully protected in the most vulnerable parts of your iPad mini. 
A "crumple zone" acts a shock absorber during an impact, and also allows you to get a good half on your device. Ideal for the iPad mini if it's being placed into smaller hands!
The Docking station (compatible with all types of iPad) is a good solid structure, that also has the added benefit of amplifying sound from your iPad mini if placed correctly in the stand. 
Both are available from http://www.gripcase-usa.com
You can also still avail of a Gripcase for the iPad. Check out the review here

 

 

Common Sense - courses on Digital Citizenship

 

Social media and Digital citizenship are hot topics at present. These courses, available through iTunes U, will give you handouts, videos, and also some suggested app to equip you to effectively approach these topics with your students.

 

The range of courses are extensive and cover topics like Cyberbullying, Copyright, Online Identitay and Digital Citizenship to name a few. 

Tangrams

Zentomino HD - Little White Bear Studios, LLC

Try the lite version of Tangrams and then upgrade to add over 550 puzzles!

This modern version of the classic Chinese puzzle game will challenge your mind as you attempt to arrange the seven shapes called "tans" into a variety of forms. The puzzles themselves often represent animals and people, as well as many other interesting shapes.

The rules are simple, arrange all seven geometric pieces to match the presented puzzle silhouette. This can be harder than it sounds, and offers an entertaining bit of fun for a spare moment or a few hours.

- Full version has over 550 puzzles included
- Receive visual hints to help solve tough puzzles
- New improved puzzle snap eases placement of pieces
- Single handed gameplay, perfect for the bus or subway
- Simple, intuitive controls
- Casual gameplay is easy to pick up, hard to put down
- Challenging puzzles of varying difficulty

Chance Lab

ChanceLab - George Brackett Associates

An electronic laboratory for exploring probability. Flip a coin, spin a spinner, roll a die from one to thousands of times, and examine results in a table, bar chart, pie chart, or innovative line graph. Challenge your intuition about random events: you may be surprised!

Count to 10 Numbers Game

Count To Ten - Numbers Game - BidBox LLC

Count to 10 in 10 languages!

Here is your chance to learn to identify the numbers from 1 to 10 in ten languages. You should be able to recognize all numbers after playing each language just a few times. This game let's you identify numbers in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish

For extra fun: pass on your iPhone/iPad to the person sitting next to you and challenge them to beat you in the language of your choice.

60 Mins Documentary on iPad and Autism

I came across this video while reading tweets by parents who use iPads with their children who are autistic. This is a really interesting documentary about children with autism and how they are using iPads that are customised with specific assistive technology Apps. The documentary, which features on the US news programme 60 minutes, explores how the lifestyles of the children have been enhanced through the use of technology and mobile learning.

 

 

 

PS Touch

Adobe Photoshop Touch - Adobe Systems Incorporated

Transform images with core Adobe® Photoshop® features in an app designed for tablets. 

Combine images, apply professional effects, share results with friends and family through sites like Facebook, and more – all from the convenience of your iPad.

• Use popular Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.  
• Use your iPad camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.
• Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease. 
• Search and acquire images with the integrated Google Image Search. 
• Share images on Facebook and view comments right within the app.
• Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you'd like to achieve. Then follow step-by-step tutorials to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
• Use AirPrint for wireless printing of Photoshop Touch projects.
• Upload projects to Adobe Creative Cloud* and open layered files from Adobe Photoshop Touch in Photoshop CS5.
• Maximum image resolution: 1600 x 1600 pixels