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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

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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 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...

Comment by Melissa Scott on March 23, 2011 at 10:17am
We will be going 1:1 iPads in grades JK thru 4 next year thus making us a completely 1:1 school jk-12! We just put in the order for 400 iPad 2's and hoping to get them in soon! We are super excited about our new endeavor and look forward to sharing here with you all!
Comment by Laura Wright on March 21, 2011 at 5:41am
Would like to hear about anyone who has used their iPad2 with the HDMI cable and an interactive whiteboard. Have you used the iPad apps on the interactive whiteboard with much success?
Comment by Brian Thomas on March 18, 2011 at 9:38am

Thanks David!  I do love the Splashtop app and how smooth it is to operate.  It was also good to hear that your firewall did not block the app.  I've had one problem with it when I was at a hotel and was trying to link the two, aside from that it's been easy.


Blu...I a new convert to QR codes and already see the power of using them in and around classes.  As the new iPad2 begins to pop up in schools, teachers will be able to utitilze the camera on the back to allow their students to do some of these dynamic activities.


I created a lesson on St. Patrick's life and utilize QR codes that link to portions of text on the web as students study 3 key images.  If you'd like to see/try this lesson out, you can visit

Comment by David McGavock on March 17, 2011 at 5:53pm
The video posted by Brian Thomas was very helpful. My teachers are thrilled about using it to control (and share control of) their computer as they move about the room. While there are other devices that provide that functionality, the ipad provides that and much more. For what it's worth - the software that Brian demonstrated did not require special changes to our firewall or network. Runs fine on a DHCP network.
Comment by Cindy Glenn on March 17, 2011 at 12:52am
We just got about 20 iPads in our school. I'm interested in hearing about what works and what doesn't with 5th graders.
Comment by Kate Ryder on March 15, 2011 at 10:13pm
I am an iPad using elementary school teacher. Throughout the year I have been using one iPad in my classroom for small group instruction, individual skill development, lesson planning, scheduling, you name it. I have now ordered 3 more iPads and decided to start a blog about my experiences. So i am now the "iPad Teacher" ( I think it will be fun to blog and I have a very long list of ideas to blog about already. I am looking forward to collaborating with a group of other iPad teachers!
Comment by Blu Phoenix on March 13, 2011 at 10:10pm

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