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iPads in the Classroom


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 Ben Wyatt on February 24, 2011 at 4:43pm
Hello Jessica - i highly recommend Flipboard as an app to use in the educational setting.  You will create class twitter/fb site and give this information to students in order for them to post interactive videos, stories, or their ideas etc. and Flipboard will sync with those accounts and in return will create an interactive magazine that features the student's tweets/videos/ etc. This a link to explain Flipboard in more details
Comment by Jessica Vincent Allen on February 22, 2011 at 9:57pm
Running a pilot program in my school with 20 iPads for individual teachers and 2 groups of 6 ipads for collaborative learning in elementary classrooms. I am also piloting the use of iPads for administrators as PD and observation tools. I am specifically looking for suggestions on apps that can be used with the iPad to facilitate and improve teacher observation and feedback. Any other suggestions for apps are also welcome!

Comment by Donna Baratta on February 13, 2011 at 9:54am

This resource, by school librarian Joyce Valenza, provides an interesting assortment of links to sites for ebooks and ebook converters you may find helpful:



Comment by Lisa Cary on February 12, 2011 at 1:16pm
Barbara, when I wrote my grant I included data on our scores in science to provide evidence of the need for what I was asking for. Our students did not perform well in reading graphs and charts and I included data from our last KCCT test as well as the EXPLORE test. In my grant I explained my plan for using the technology and how this would help improve our scores in this area.
Comment by Barbara Mehlman on February 3, 2011 at 2:03pm
I'm writing a grant proposal to purchase a cart with 20 iPod Touches and a MacBook Pro, plus pico projectors. We're hoping that we can start integrating technology into the lessons of our techno-phobic teachers. I'm a part-time Apple specialist (after school) so I know the value of these devices. Can you give me any advice on what to put into my proposal to make my case compelling. We're planning to use the Touches for our freshmen first to video their behavior, video them in mock interviews for college / jobs, and then have them critique themselves and their classmates. Any additional ideas would be of great help.
Comment by Ben Wyatt on February 3, 2011 at 10:56am
John - thanks for the update and the link to jacplus, which looks like an excellent resource.!   Yes, please keep us informed on your progress.
Comment by Ben Wyatt on January 28, 2011 at 10:51am
I recently found an interesting PLN about the use of iPads in the educational setting.  Articles, suggestions, and other beneficial information can be found on the site.Ipads in Education
Comment by Gay Johnston on January 24, 2011 at 1:58pm

@Eric Hamilton: can you send me your grant information?

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-
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.

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