Author Archives: Leslie Gates

About Leslie Gates

I like colors without names.

iPad as an accommodation tool

Bob previously told my collaborative inquiry group his story of using an iPad to help a visually impaired student. While he has been busy using the iPad to accommodate special needs students, I have been finding resource after resource that … Continue reading

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Do not do this to your iPad

I guess when you are a company that sells $500 blenders, you can afford to put iPads in a blender. However, I prefer to use my iPad for its intended purposes. Speaking of intended purposes, my collaborative inquiry group recently … Continue reading

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Follow-up to Kindle app woes

I am not alone. I recently posted my frustrations about the kindle app for the iPad. I found a section of the book I’m reading that I really hoped to share with the teachers in my collaborative inquiry group on … Continue reading

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When the iPad is insufficient as a teaching tool

Well, I have been trying to teach my educational technology class using only my iPad and I gave in already. The second class meeting included a Skype call with fellow blogger Mara, and I wanted to use Skype’s video feature … Continue reading

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Kindle app woes

Well, I am reading my first book using the Kindle app and I have a few complaints. The complaints are about the functionality of the Kindle app, not the actual book that I am reading. Complaint #1: Kindle’s highlighting feature … Continue reading

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iPad: Challenging the “sage on the stage” teaching model

I wrote two previous posts (here and here) about using the iPad to teach the educational technology class that I am teaching this fall. The first class session was Monday, August 30th. Because of labor day, this first class was … Continue reading

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Recent findings

I have noticed more and more iPad related things coming my way. Here are a few things that I have seen in the past few days that are worth passing along: 1. iPads in action post at insidehighered.com: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/student_affairs_and_technology/ipads_in_action 2. … Continue reading

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