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I am very fortunate at work to have the best of both worlds…a MAC Mini, Windows Laptop, and an Android device [Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1]. The one problem I faced was the ability to share files from one platform to another. Actually, the problem does not exist with the android device, as file management and access is so much simpler and streamlined, but always a challenge with the Apple environment.
This is my setup at work…
The solution is a Wormhole Switch!
This is super awesome – a solution to share, backup and transfer files by dragging and dropping, cutting and pasting…wait for it…SHARING THE SAME MOUSE and KEYBOARD… across the different platforms:
- Across platforms [Windows to Mac OS; Windows to Windows; Mac OS to Mac OS]
- this includes, Android and iPad devices
There are different types of Wormhole Switches, namely:
Which Wormhole Switch is Right for Me?
|Windows to Windows||Mac to Mac||Windows to Mac||Android Support||iPad Support|
Visit the j5create Wormhole Switch website here for more information and graphics!
How does it work?
It is a cable with USB on both ends. Simply plug in! The software will prompt to install after which you will see the Wormhole icon on the taskbar. See how easy it is to select the option below:
or you could go for the WORMHOLE DOCKING STATION
AVAILABLE FROM KALAHARI.COM
Schools are investigating the implementation of iPADs into the classroom to engage and extend learning. Teachers are also a buzz about purchasing a tablet for personal & education use.
Elkanah House is running an iPadMeet forum for Principals, Teachers, ICT Heads and Coordinators to pool considerations, resources, and knowledge about device implementation in a school environment.
We are all on the same discovery path and hope to implement such devices using a seamless approach into our schools. But often, these pilot projects are not successful due to a number of essential factors which could make or break victory! With constant discussions and support around these issues we hope to be better informed.
Some of the topics we aim to cover during our iPADMeet @ Elkanah House are:
- Ownership of devices [staff + students / parents]
- Is the iPad the “way 2 go”
- Purchasing of Apps – “are we App dependent”
- iTunes – without learning the hard way!
- Training of staff
- Infrastructure and Support
- Using Cloud or school server – storing of
- Social Media policies – do we need to control this or manage this?
- Wireless – solutions, cost
- Pilot projects – tracking and managing
- iPad curriculum – wiki for success for use by all schools?
- ePub distribution to student iPads [resources, portal options]
So, hurry and book your spot at the iPADMeet.
- Follow us on Twitter : #SAipaded OR
- Contact: Linda via email at firstname.lastname@example.org OR
- Visit http://teachmeet-southafrica.wikispaces.com to sign up!
Don’t forget to bring your iPAD [or any other device] with you. If you are keen on using ICT to support teaching and learning, then you should join us from 11h00 to 13h00 for our TeachMeet @ Elkanah, just before the iPADMeet.
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Our scrumptious Schoolyard Market @ Elkanah is happening on the same day as the TeachMeet & iPADMeet! You do not want to miss this…see our website for details.
Well it has certainly been an exciting week of research and reading – iPad apps, iPads implementation in schools, iPads in Education, what’s kwl whats not…what colour my speck cover will be…mind is swimming with ideas … should I lock my office door and just switch pretend no one’s home …. 🙂 …. if only I could!
Lots of research in order to learn from others who have implemented iPad projects in education and then to develop our own implementation and management plan – any good ideas would be most welcome!
The aim before the end of my week is to “totally”move to the iPad…no more jotting down notes with a pen in morning meetings, no more handwritten minutes…everything must exist on the pad…diary DISAPPEAR! Kapoof!
I have thoroughly enjoyed the links thrown at me by my colleague and inspiration…ICT Integrator…you should follow her on twitter!