Tis the Season to be iJolly, Part 1 - Tech Learning

Tis the Season to be iJolly, Part 1

Rock your season with some of these items to make your iPad really special!
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Rock your season with some of these items to make your iPad really special!

Touchfire $49.95- Do you prefer a keyboard to the iPad Keypad? Do you also dislike all the cords? Well, usually I tell my students don’t touch fire, but here is one case you can! The Touchfire is made of silicone with magnets on either side to hold in place. To move, just roll right with your “Apple Smart Case” and it’s away. It comes with a sleek case to carry in your bag. If you have not memorized the QUERTY keyboard, don’t worry—you can see right through the silicone.

The Hand Stylus
The problem with rubber styluses is that the rubber deteriorates and many students like to pick at the rubber, leaving you without a tip. With this in mind, here are few for this week.

LUNATIK $19.95- $39.95 for the Alloys Pen/Stylus- I must say I was skeptical at first when I noted the pen and the stylus came out of the same space., but both wrote beautifully. If you like a thick grip this is the stylus and pen for you!

LUNATIK CHUBBY-Stylus-$19.99 This is a soft touch silicone grip and capacitive, high-grade silicone rubber tip. Great for kids who are just learning how to hold a pen. Comes in kid-friendly neon colors.

GoSmart: $24.95+ shipping. Two pens for two different mind-sets:

  • 200 Series - simple styluses with magnetic capability to stick to your iPad or Mini.
  • 300 Series – very “cool” aerodynamic made from solid aerospace aluminum.

Both pens have a disc tip made of a Teflon-coating. The tip is spring-loaded, enabling you to draw your next Picasso or your notes for your teacher meeting- this stylus will meet both standards. Good fit for all hands.

Hand Stylus $29.95 + 5.95 shipping. Here is a great grip with a set of six tipping points (purchased separately). The stylus comes in a beautiful case, perfect for the holidays. The green stylus is made from recycled materials. This pen is very delicate, making is nice for people who like a thin pen. It has a push tip retractor and fits well in a pocket shirt. The stylus comes with a 30-day repair, replacement or refund guarantee. The company also provides a one-year guarantee on the Hand Stylus, except for the normal wear on the tips.

Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.




Apps for Storytelling (Part 1)

Stories has always been one of the most popular mediums in the classroom to stimulate creativity and thinking process, providing opportunities for reflection, enhancing the learning experience both for the teachers and the students … and storytelling has never been that much fun and easy with all the mobile applications that we can use today!

Giving season!

During the season of darkness, in the northern hemisphere, we rely on daily brightness “of sorts” to lighten up our days.Here are some “gifts” for you and your students to brighten your days.Check out the 2nd round of google search storiesghotit.com  - a gift of spell check and grammar check as your student is finishing that essay, watch your student’s faces light up!365 photos, take a photo a day and post somewhere,there is even a facebook app,  it is a great way to keep a diary/journaltodo.ly a great way to keep a list of tasks with an automatic countdownipad apps- check out  http://a4cwsn.com/Kiva a great way of giving http://www.kiva.org/ Electronic Village Online- the 12 year of free online classes designed by TESOL teachers and friends, That’s all folks, stay busy, yet relax and keep your days bright, or brighten someone else’s day.