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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
Members: 236
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2018

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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 Brian Thomas on April 21, 2011 at 12:11pm

I put this together for our blog ( http://blog.teachtci.com ) and thought of this group...especially the last three items on this as they are all great apps for the iPad.

Great Tech Tools for Writing

Comment by Brian Thomas on April 15, 2011 at 1:32pm

Kate, here is my favorite QR code generator: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

 

On the iPad2 / iPhone, Bakodo is a great app that does a nice job and keeps a history as well.

Comment by Kate Ryder on April 15, 2011 at 8:20am

Opinions Please...Brian - and anyone else that uses QR codes

 

What is the best QR code creator - for iPad or computer?

What is the best QR code reader for the iPad?

Comment by Christopher Casal on April 14, 2011 at 1:07pm

Here is a post I wrote about the 7 apps I use the most.

http://thecasalos.blogspot.com/2011/03/ipad-apps-magnificent-7.html

 

Also, for those of you who use McGraw Hill & Everyday Math, the apps are free until 4/16:

http://dealmac.com/Mc-Graw-Hill-iPhone-iPad-apps-for-free-Monster-S...

 

Comment by Brian Thomas on April 13, 2011 at 10:56am

Kate, loved the link to your post!  With the hundreds of thousands of apps, it's like finding a needle in a haystack sometimes when it comes to finding good apps for teachers.

Here is a link to a post on our blog where we highlight some great social studies and productivity apps: http://blog.teachtci.com/more-great-social-studies-apps

Comment by Kate Ryder on April 12, 2011 at 10:54pm
If any of you have a "teacher productivity" app that you swear by and I have not discovered it yet, please share. Since there are thousands of apps we must rely on groups like this for the best discoveries. My most used apps for daily productivity.
Comment by Laura Wright on April 9, 2011 at 10:11pm

Thanks for your reply Kate. Sorry I didn't explain myself better.

The HDMI cable (and the VGA cable) projects the ipad screen onto the IWB - I was hoping that iPad games might be able to be controlled through the IWB i.e. move an object on the IWB and it moves on the iPad and vice versa. I've since discovered this isn't possible. Oh well, something to look out for in iPad 3 :)

Comment by Kate Ryder on April 5, 2011 at 9:45pm
In response to Laura... I have used the HDMI cable with my iPad2, but I am not sure what you mean about with a with an IWB. We can project the iPad screen on the board (any board or wall for that matter) but we can not use the interactive capabilities of the board unless the board is connected to the iPad. I plug the HDMI cable into my projector and switch the source from the VGA (computer) to the HDMI. I can then switch between the computer image projected or the iPad image being projected, depending on what we need to look at during the lesson.

I posted a blog about the bluetooth keyboard and HDMI cable, my 2 favorite iPad accessories so far.
Comment by Kate Ryder on April 4, 2011 at 5:45pm

I listed my class's favorite apps in reply to a blog post on Brainpop. I put a copy of our reply on my blog.

Comment by Kate Ryder on March 27, 2011 at 4:05pm

After spending a few days with an iPad2, I wrote a blog about my first impressions. I do appreciate the cameras and it is definitely lighter than the original model. I have yet to decide if the speed makes enough of a difference to justify an upgrade. After more time using it on a day-to-day basis I will blog about the comparison to the original model. Soon 3 more iPads will be delivered for my classroom. So far, I have had only one and I can't wait to have THREE! Oh the possibilities...

 

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