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iPads in the Classroom

Anyone using or wishing to use the iPad/iPod or iPhone in the classroom and wishing to share lessons and ideas

Website: http://ipadschools.wikispaces.com
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Opportunity to Try Innovative Digital Writing Program

Started by Beth Peery Aug 21, 2012. 0 Replies

I just wanted to share some information about our upcoming study of Pearson’s iLit program: Are your ninth-grade reading materials effective? Do you need up-do-date, high-quality reading materials…Continue

How to reach young people (13-25 years) with important Health and Safety messages.

Started by Richard Wood Aug 9, 2012. 0 Replies

Part of the British Safety Council's Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign to buildawareness and understanding of work-related risks with young people (13-25years), the app , available for the iPad, is a…Continue

iPad applications for 5th graders.

Started by Tanya Horton. Last reply by Vicki Fishman Aug 5, 2012. 3 Replies

I am a 5th grade teacher. I am one of the first in my grade level to get an iPad. I am looking for suggestions on iPad applications other 5th grade teachers are currently using in the classroom. I am…Continue

Tags: apps, ipad, 5thgrade

Apps You Wish You Had

Started by Wendy Eiteljorg. Last reply by Richard Wood Jan 11, 2012. 3 Replies

I am lucky enough to have a classroom set of iPads for my 5th graders. I have found some great apps (NumberLine, Ancient Egypt Brittanica, MyScratchWork, and iCardSort come to mind). But, I have been…Continue

Tags: wishlist, app, iPad

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Comment by Becky Piscitella on March 31, 2014 at 12:22pm

I posted 2 videos to help beginners get started.  Video 1 shows how to save items in online cloud storage to go from PC to iPad and back, and how to teach with an iPad through your desktop PC.  Video 2 features how to teach with the iPad, how to pull items from cloud storage, and some apps that I like to use when teaching math.  A full tutorial can be found at http://beckypiscitellapcipad.wikispaces.com/

  

Comment by Anne Beninghof on March 26, 2013 at 4:50pm

I used the SloPro app in fourth grade recently for a writing lesson. My goal was to have students expand their writing from one short sentence to two or three more descriptive sentences. Here is a write up of the idea and the app on my blog http://www.ideasforeducators.com/1/post/2013/02/slow-motion-writing...

Comment by Vicki Fishman on August 9, 2012 at 10:35pm

I just got a grant for my Resourc Specialist classroom.  I can't wait to get started.  I would like to get a learning community together to discusss best applications for the iPad.  Any suggestions for getting people together in my area. 

Comment by Vicki Fishman on August 9, 2012 at 10:29pm

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Comment by Elisa Heinricher on April 20, 2012 at 7:15am
Are you looking for a hands-n professional development opportunity? Then join us in central Mass. for the 2012 Bancroft iPad Summer Institute for Teachers Grades 5 - 12, August 21 - 23. Our keynote speaker is Richard Byrne author of the blog Free Technology for Teachers. For more information visit: http://www.bancroftschool.org/ipadsummer
Comment by Stacy Bodin on April 14, 2012 at 9:17am

Dozier Elementary's "Sea of iPad Resources" for the classroom. Listed are educational apps that could be used with iPads in the classroom.  The site has "500+  free apps" and "paying apps."  The apps are divided by subject areas such as Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Music.

There are two additional categories including "book apps" and creative apps, which will allow student projects to be created. Also listed are many articles, links and blogs that might be helpful for each classroom teacher.

http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/dozieripad/

(Note: Clip art for the site is by ThistleGirl Graphics @ http://www.thistlegirldesigns.com)

Comment by Veronica Oldfield on January 21, 2012 at 5:53pm

Hi Everyone. 15 iPads have been bought at my school. Looking for suggestions on how to organise them efficiently - all charging, all portable aroung the school, get all apps onto them all at the same time without treating each one individually. I recall reading some time ago about other people having carts for charging then all and downloading apps to the all at the same time. How do you all oragnise them at your school?

Comment by Justin Moore on January 12, 2012 at 11:42pm
I have also been very pleased with splashtop whiteboard. I would say it is a standard for the iPad using teacher.
Comment by Justin Moore on January 12, 2012 at 11:39pm
I have not yet tried socrative yet but it is on my to try list. Other teachers in the district have used it and are very pleased. Eclicker has been too glitchy lately and tends to kick users out of the session repeatedly. Not so with socrative apparently. I am really interested in the race option it gives, sounds like fun.
Comment by Laura VanDerKolk on January 11, 2012 at 8:43pm

I like Splashtop Whiteboard for controlling my computer from an ipad. It is easy to use and kid friendly too, to pass the ipad around. Need an app on ipad and one on your computer to have it work. Computer one is free. $9.99 for ipad

 

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