Friday, October 18, 2013

Congratulations on your new iPad!

Did you just get a teacher iPad?

Here are some resources to help you effectively use this technology in class.

iPads are more than an internet device or for just practicing skills - they are powerful tools to get students creating, collaborating, communicating and publishing their new ideas and learning. 

They are also the new document camera, lesson recording device, mobile teaching tool and much more. Here are some resources to help you learn to use your iPad and the new iOS7.


Introduction to iPads:  this guide covers iPad basics, iOS7 functionality and some highly recommended educational apps by Mac1

iOS7 A brief Overview - video by Rob Spreitzer

Sharing student work: What teachers need to know about Airdrop - from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teaching with the iPad

Apple TV and the iPad:  The Perfect Educator Set up - by Max Interactive, this video will show you how a few small pieces of equipment can make you and your iPad the rockstars of your classroom.

Using the iPad as a document camera - by EdTech on Tap, get the basics of how to easily set up your iPad as a new and improved version of the essential classroom tool, the document camera.

15 Apps for the 1 iPad Classroom - by We Are Teachers, this list is packed with key apps to maximize your one iPad as a management and teaching tool in the classroom. One of my favorites on this list is Stickpick!
What to do with one iPad in Kindergarten - by Rae Fearing, whole class iPad activities.

36 Core Teacher Apps - by TeachThought, many of these apps are free and all of them will open up a world of creativiy tools for class projects.
The Educational Apps user Manual - by Paul Hamilton, highlights 8 educational apps and how to use them. Created for teachers by teachers, I love the tips on how to use these apps with your students.
8 Art and Creativity Apps - by Rae Fearing, art connects many curricular areas, explore the artsy apps and find ways to engage your class with them.
Free Apps to Download Now


Excellent Apps for Creating on the iPad

(Range from $4.99 - $9.99, free on the newest versions of iPad)