Education users of Apps: WE MUST TELL developers- Pls make yor apps proxy aware!! #slide2learn #edapp #iear #ADEANZ #iPadEd

For a long time on an education discussion list that I manage for teachers using mobile devices, one of the most complained about topics has been the apps that just don’t work in environments (read- schools) that have authenticated network setups. I myself had a massive fail at a conference a couple of years ago as it was based at a school and simple apps like Googel Earth failed to get access to the internet as they require. However, those in the know have now stopped complaining about our wireless network as we have discovered that in fact the apps that don’t work are those that are not ‘proxy-aware’ – ie. apps that don’t have a built in means for passing information past a proxy setting. This is something simple that developers can add to their apps to open up the whole education market,

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Education users of Apps: ITs TIME WE TOLD developers- U must make yor apps proxy aware!!

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FYI: iOS apps list sorted by learning goals – how refreshing! #iear #slide2learn #edapp

This list of apps is refreshingly sorted by learning goals / instructional strategies rather than just subject etc. We as educators still need to put these in context, but I thought it might be a useful/different way to look at choosing appropriate apps.

I’ve attached the pdf version as the online one may not be available to you if google docs is not accessible in your institution. Online version is at:
https://spreadsheets0.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?authkey=CO-B6acC&hl=en&key=t…

– NB. the online one will be the one you can use to add your own and view new additions by others

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One year in – the state of the iPad and education after the 1st 12months #slide2learn http://edutechdebate.org/tablet-computers-in-education/assessing-the-impact-of-ipads-on-education-one-year-later/

Sam makes some great points in this edutechdebate article and gives the best summary I’ve seen on how the form factor suits education, as well as what future developments will be.

http://edutechdebate.org/tablet-computers-in-education/assessing-the-impact-o…

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One year in – the state of the iPad and education after the 1st 12months #slide2learn http://edutechdebate.org/tablet-computers-in-education/assessing-the-impact-of-ipads-on-education-one-year-later/

Sam makes some great points in this edutechdebate article and gives the best summary I’ve seen on how the form factor suits education, as well as what future developments will be.

http://edutechdebate.org/tablet-computers-in-education/assessing-the-impact-o…

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Great debate on tablets & eReaders in Education has just started> go & read/participate #slide2learn #mlearning #edutechdebate #iPadEd

Hi all – just wanted to share this debate:
http://edutechdebate.org/tablet-computers-in-education/what-is-the-potential-…

Edutechdebate is about the best ICT in Education discussion site I know of. This current round of debate on tablets will look at eReaders as well as iPad and Android tablets. Head over there for some interesting articles (the opening one is up now, but others will follow on the topic this month) – and even better, for the comments from thinkers worldwide.

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‘Tablets are for normal people’ – Steve Wozniak. Love this statement re: the #Post-PC world #slide2learn #iPadEd

During a keynote session at Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, California, Wozniak was asked how tablets would change the computer industry. He compared them to TVs.

“The tablet is not necessarily for the people in this room,” Wozniak told the audience of enterprise storage engineers. “It’s for the normal people in the world,” Wozniak said.

“I think Steve Jobs had that intention from the day we started Apple, but it was just hard to get there, because we had to go through a lot of steps where you connected to things, and (eventually) computers grew up to where they could do … normal consumer appliance things,” Wozniak said.

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Fascinating story of where portable computing began w’ the Osborne1, the iPad of 1982 #slide2learn

Osborne-1

When multiple operating systems still existed across the burgeoning early PC market, entrepreneur Adam Osborne created a machine that ‘just worked’ – it was called the Osborne 1, and unlike the Apple ||, was portable (well ‘luggable’). I especially like the section (page 2) describing how care was taken to make the user experience seamless with all the needed drives, display and productivity apps included at a time when users normally had to make multiple additional decisions and purchases before being able to get working. Thus non-techie types could enter the PC world without the entry-barrier of techie know-how being so high. Sounds like the iPad.

Interestingly, it created a whole new market segment at a cheap (for the time) price – again, just like the iPad, but it’s company failed to bring out updated models once competitors looking to take advantage of the market it had created emerged…

http://technologizer.com/2011/04/01/osborne-computer/


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