iCardSort 1.5.3

iCardSort 1.5.3 is now available. This is a relatively minor relase focused on improving performance and stability. Changes include:

  •  Improved import of decks from web pages
  •  Improved image handling
  • Improved performance
  • Removed shake to shuffle to reduce accidental deck shuffling
  • Bug fixes to reduce crashes
  • Added crash reporter to get better information on any remaining issues

PSUSD iPad Tutorial

I love seeing user created tutorials like this one iCardSort Lite Tutorial by Jessica Pack.

I don’t know much about the creator, Jessica Pack, or the PSUSD iPad Trailblazers Project but if you have any information I would love to know more. In the video she shows how to use the app and gives some ideas on creating lessons and exercises.

If you are using iCardSort and want to create something similar please let me know and I’d be happy to help in any way I can. Thanks.

A Podcast About Education And Technology

A fellow iOS / OS X developer Fraser Speirs and a friend of his, Bradley Chambers, have started a new podcast called “Out Of School: The intersection of Technology and Education“.

So far they have discussed technical topics like managing and provisioning iPads in the classroom and discuss bulk purchasing and app loading procedures. I’m sure they’ll cover even more relevant topics in the future. They are also open to questions so let them know what you are up to and what challenges you face using iPads in the classroom.

Subscribe in ITunes Out Of School

 

Android Tablets In The Classroom

Learning Untethered has released a report on their experience deploying Android tablets to 5th grade classroom.

  • Students preferred laptops for longer assignments and tablets for quick notes
  • Tablets enriched the learning experience and increased interactivity and discovery
  • Expect technical challenges (with all devices)
  • Android devices may be less expensive but fragmentation and compatibility aversely affect the ability to deploy these devices in this setting.

The report really is a must read for educators and has many tips and recommendations for  administrators, teachers, parents and even developers interested in this area.

Unfortunately iCardSort does not run on Android but I support tablets and technology in the classroom.  Click here to read the rest of learninguntethered.com’s “Learning is Personal: Stories of Android Tablet Use in the 5th Grade”.