Hi everyone, I hope your school year is off to a great start! My name is Colin Rankin and I will be taking over the STAR Blog from Dan Kipfer. Dan, thanks for all your hard work over the years and for trusting me to add to your digital legacy (should I have hash-tagged that?)… Continue reading
One announcement that didn’t initially stand out to me when I heard about Apple’s iOS11 was the idea of “Multitasking.” For one, the concept of multitasking has recently become known as damaging or impossible. And secondly, I guess I just didn’t really get it. But today after working with a grade 8 student who showed… Continue reading
Happy October 19th everyone! Apple experts Leann LaFramboise and Jonathan Jones taught me something recently that I think is really great for the iPad. It’s called “Reader Mode” (sometimes “Reader View”) and it’s a very good way condense the nonsense when using the Safari web browser. Long story short: there is a nice “secret” little… Continue reading
Leann has made up some french tip sheets. I will post them all in this thread with a short description of what they are underneath. steps-for-adding-french-keyboard-to-ipad – Instructions on how to add a fully functioning French keyboard on the iPad. adding-accents-in-french-using-ipad-keyboard – Instructions for adding different accents on the French keyboard.
Popplet is a terrific iPad application that can be used as a brainstorming activity or to create a graphic organizer for ideas. You start with a blank canvas and just double tap the screen when you want to create a popplet (bubble to write text). The poppet can become as complicated as needed. You have… Continue reading
The MyScript calculator is a free calculator with an interesting twist. First off you use your fingers to write out the equation. The iPad then translates that written equation into a text based equation and gives you the answer. It works for easy and complicated equations. I see this as a transition step for your… Continue reading
Mod Math is a free iPad app that is great for our unorganized math students. It keeps math problems organized and in a readable format. You start out with a blank grid and you use the tools to add your question. The keypad is not a calculator it is only for adding numbers. All computations… Continue reading
Interesting website where you paste text and it will make it easier to read by changing difficult words into easier to understand language. It also includes a dictionary and an interesting page that will determine the part of speech of each word. Here is a link rewordify Big thanks to Judy Campbell and Katey Kneider for… Continue reading