Many times kids are wanting to have an iPhone and parents want to know of a way to keep track of what they are doing. One tip is to have the same itunes account setup on their iphone or ipad as the parents. This way all phones will sync with the same apps. The downside is if there is an app you as an adult would like the kids would also have it on their phone.
What is it?
Wiggio is a FREE collaborative online tool used to communicate information to groups of people. It has the ability to upload / download files, send email to a member or whole group, manage to-do lists, and poll your group(s).
Each member you invite manages their own account and settings to the group.
You can have multiple groups and see all content from all groups on one screen or choose just one group.
How can I use it?
As an administrator, leader, or teacher you are working in groups and need to be able to communicate with the group and share information, etc. I use this with my graduate courses, State groups, and friends. It is so easy to set up your group and invite members. The interface is simple and most importantly it has an App for iPhone which allows me to continually be connected to the group for communication.
I have found that people enjoy being part of a Wiggio group and will log in on a regular basis. I used to use Google Groups for this function but Google made changes and I needed to find something. I have tested posting files, running discussions, sending a message to one individual or whole group, taking a poll for course feedback, etc. What a great tool to have in my Technology Bucket!
I have been a bit stumped with how to take a screen shot on the iPhone or iPad until today. I guess I thought it was something difficult but it is the same on both units…
All you do is hold down the lock button on top of the unit and then hit the home button. Presto..a flash..and it is now on your camera roll so you can use it for anything you would a photo on your iPad or iPhone.
Here is a link to a YouTube video as well.
Free Technology for Teachers has a reference article this morning on developing apps for the iPhone and iPad…I have been interested in this myself and so has Eric…might have to play with this a bit. I think it would be really cool to create my own app…
It is from Stanford University and is on iTunes University…