Apps in the Classroom – Jasmine YouTube Client

This is just a quick post to highlight my favorite YouTube app on the iPad: Jasmine ($Free). It has several key features that make it perfect for teachers and great to use in the classroom.

Of course, this might be a good time to remind you that the best option for showing videos to students from a PC is to filter the video through or to download the video file itself via the Amerigo app.

But sometimes you need to be able to hunt down a video spontaneously without having a chance to utilize either of those other options, so Jasmine is your next best bet.

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Tips for Initial Teacher iPad Training / Professional Development

When introducing iPads into a school, you can be sure that there will be a lot of concerned teachers. Many worry that they will not understand the technology, or they are afraid that the students will “outsmart them” or make them look silly or ignorant. Others are more traditional and are simply not excited abut having to adapt to this new technology.

But the fact is that this technology is here to stay. This sort of stuff is the future and even if the teachers or older generations don’t care for it, current students will need to know how to utilize this technology for their eventual careers. It would be a travesty for schools not to do their best to teach with these tools to help prepare kids for a tech-heavy future.

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