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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 Gay Johnston on January 24, 2011 at 1:58pm

@Eric Hamilton: can you send me your grant information? gayj@gctech.org

I teach graphic design and am trying to get funding to add ipads in the classroom. Thanks!

Comment by Morgan Kolis on January 9, 2011 at 8:39am
On my blog, I've shared some Apps that are working for us in a K-3 special ed. room along with a commentary on the "debate" over iPads in education. Here is the link if you are interested- http://mlkolis.blogspot.com.
Comment by Laura Wright on January 9, 2011 at 5:37am
Becky: I don't know much about Kidpix, but for typing and basic drawing have you thought about Pages? $13! You can't do freehand drawing with a "pencil" but there is a pen like drawing tool which can be used in conjunction with regular shapes.
Comment by Becky Clymer on January 7, 2011 at 10:33am
In the Kdg and 1st grade of my school we use ipads. I miss Kidpix. I am looking for a good app for students to doing keyboarding and editing.
Comment by Jennifer Krill on December 26, 2010 at 10:39pm
I am working with a group of elementary curriculum liaisons in eight of our school in Pasco County, FL who will be integrating iPads and iTouches into their daily instructional routines.  The project has been funded to meet the goals of EETT.  The group of teachers were just recognized for  being awarded the technology hardware and now the collaborative work begins during second semester.  As we move forward with this modified lesson study I'll keep you posted.
Comment by Joseph M Gruce III on November 26, 2010 at 8:58am
I have had my iPad for about a week now and can't see how I could live with out it:^). To answer Gerald's question, it depends on your network set up a d the software you use for attendance. I have found that in my school I can not use the "built-in" mail settings to send or receive mail from my school Google, personal Goggle,and MobileMea account will network. As well the browser based interfaces are not that good whether you use the built-in Safaris or a third party browser. Don't give up! With the relish of the OSi 4.2 for the iPod, IPad, and IPhone, network capabilities are integrated. There is documentation on the apple site to get your network administrator going. I'd like to see the iPad replace most of the laptops in the building and be a supplement to the teacher's desktop. Since I teach 12-14 year olds, I have a few qualms about giving them iPads, but overall I think it is a great idea and resource for them.
Comment by Eric Hamilton on November 24, 2010 at 3:06pm
@John Tuffs I have heard of similar issues. Several of our administrative teams in the district have purchased iPads. They bought the institutinal version and there are proprietary problems that come with that. One example is that they can only download and use Apple created Apps. It seems to me that would be very limiting.
Comment by Eric Hamilton on November 24, 2010 at 3:00pm
We just received a $5 million dollar grant for technology. We are in the middle of creating a vision for what learning will look like in 5 years at our building. Then we will create a strategic plan for implementing our vision. One aspect of our vision is a 1 to 1 model with some type of students device as well as a teacher device. I have seen and love the idea of ipads, but we will be testing three or four devices with students during the next semester before we buy in bulk. The reason I mention that is that I think that it is vitally important to make sure that the infrastructure of your building will support multiple wireless devices. I have read and seen several schools that spent tons of money on itouch, or laptops for all students only to find that they are next to useless if there are connectivity problems.
Comment by Morgan Kolis on November 24, 2010 at 2:28pm
I put the sites I've gathered on iPads so far into my blog. Check here for approx. 9 great iPad sites so far...

http://staff.bbhcsd.org/kolism/2010/11/24/our-newest-additions-two-...
Comment by Gerald Carey on November 3, 2010 at 3:22am
I don't have an iPad but I do have an ipod touch.
Very easy to do student rolls (using Attendance), add notes (using CJournal) and finally add reminders, calendar notes and appointments using an app called Informant.
Great to have all this on one device.
Am looking to build an app to take notes on student during class time so would be interested in hearing if anybody (eg Rachel!) has something like this already.

Is it too ambitious to suggest that an iPad can be used to:
- contact the student office if a student is absent from your class?
- send an email home straight away if a student hasn't handed up an assignment?
- take a photo of the class at the beginning of a lesson and let face-recognition software take the roll for you? (Does the iPad have a camera?)
- allow students access to Twitter (or something like it) to give you feedback during your lesson.

This is all just off the top of my head but I think that the immediately-on-and-connected aspect of the ipod touch/iPad has a lot of potential.
 

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