Wednesday, July 04, 2012
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Friday, March 02, 2012
My second session on Friday is iPhoneography. In this session I will discuss photography using the iPhone and recommend several apps for great and fun iPhoneography.
My first session on Saturday is on iBooks Author. I will show a few examples of iBooks that have been created and then do a brief demo of iA.
My second session on Saturday is on The New iTunesU. In this session I will talk about the changes in the way K12 institutions can set up their own iTunesU site and show examples of some sites that have already been setup. I hoped to have our district site up by now, but we are kind of in limbo with Apple in the approval process.
This is the course created by ADE's in PA that I shared in the session
So that is what I am doing at UCET 2012. It will be a great conference. I am so glad to be part of such a great organization.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
In the Apple world there have been and will be some fairly major announcements. Some like Mountain Lion were announced last week. Others like the iPad 3, will be forthcoming in the next few weeks or months. Some I am hoping for may not be coming at all. The next few months will tell.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I offered my opinions on last week's Apple Education announcement on the Macreach podcast. Although I felt the things announced were okay, I saw a lot of holes that needed to be filled. The big thing that I missed was something that was not explicitly stated during the announcement. It was hinted at, but not a lot of detail was given.
That thing was the change in how content can be provided to and through iTunesU. The change in this process is the earth shaking thing to me. When iTunes U was first opened up to K-12 only state agencies could sign up. If a district or school wanted to publish through iTunesU they had to go through the state LEA. Now with only 13 or so states participating that left a lot of educators with no chance to publish on iTunesU.
That all changed last week though with the announcements and this is the filler for many of the holes I saw. Now any district can set up their own iTunesU site to publish content and courses. It can serve as an LMS for districts.
I am very excited about this as we have been struggling to get content onto iTunesU for 3 years. This will make it much simpler to do, and give us more for serving content to and from our schools.
Here are links to the pertinent information. Get your district and school going on iTunesU.
The All New iTunesU