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iPads ignite furor in schools

eSchool News

In the shadow of Apple Computer’s 1 Infinite Loop headquarters, an initiative requiring public middle schoolers to use iPads in class and at home has spawned a growing battle over education in the digital age. District officials and many teachers tout the iPads as innovative learning tools. Students, it seems, are thrilled to have them.

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Using the iPad for Writing in Kindergarten

iTeach with iPads

For those those that have difficulty finding inspiration, we utilize the camera app on the iPad. Here are a couple of samples of student work using this technique: With one of the children, I found him building something in the block center and on his own, he went to get his iPad to take a picture so he could write about it later. This has been an extremely helpful suggestion.

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Turn your iPad into a Clicker for Students!


turning your iPad into a Clicker System A friend of mine, David ( @ dkapuler ), just sent me an email about a great new app that can offer teachers immediate feedback so that they can adjust their instruction in real time. Now, they released their latest update w/ Go Interactive, this basically turns your iPad into a "clicker system". The Answer Pad. click here.

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30+ iPad Resources

The Mobile Native

Only One iPad in the Classroom? 2. iPad Apps Separated by Subject Area 3. iPad and iPod Resources 4. The 55 Best Free Educational Apps for iPad 5. 15 Literacy Apps to Create Books on the iPad 6. 23 Ways to Use the iPad in a PBL Classroom 7. Middle School iPad Apps 8. Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom 9. 32 iPad Tips and Tricks 14.

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Building Early Literacy Skills With iPads

iTeach with iPads

So, while this is all fresh on my mind, I am going to share a few work samples from some of our recent literacy activities on iPads. The iPad is perfectly suited for these extension activities with creation apps that allow students to show what they know by making their thinking visible, extend their thinking and  reflect on learning. This was in response to a class read aloud.

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How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

recorded a quick video and am telling everyone I know to make sure they set their iPhones and iPads up this way — especially for kids. Note that after you follow these instructions, your iPhone or iPad will have a brownish twinge to it because the blue light is turned off. How to Turn Blue Light Off on your iPhone or iPad by using Night Shift. Not sleeping? You want that.

Checking in on The State of the iPad in Education in 2015


When Apple released the iPad in 2010, they took the world by. iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources ipad in education today ipads in schools today popularity of ipads in schools state of ipads in academics academia tablets in education teaching learning with ipadsThanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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NearPod - create and share lessons on iPads in classroom - free

Educational Technology Guy

NearPod is a free service/app that allows you to create interactive lessons and then share them across iPads in your classroom. It''s free, easy to use, and a great resource to use with iPads in the classroom. apps for education free resources iPad Teachers create interactive presentations and then share them with the class. Here''s how it works.

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Breaking News: Today - Educreations Launches New iPad App and Turns Your iPad Into an Interactive Whiteboard


Available for the first time ever today, the new iPad app from Educreations will transform teaching. Using this app will turn your iPad into an interactive whiteboard, and allow you to plan, create, and share lessons in far less time than before. To that end, they''ve made it simple, fun, and fast for you to record whiteboard video tutorials and share them online. How amazing is that?

7 Ways to Creatively Ask Questions in the Classroom Using iPads!


The only difference is instead of having children use their dry erase boards, erasers, and expo markers, we use our iPads. Using iPads as "Dry Erase Boards" BUT with Pre-Created Templates - saves time so we can focus on the content - Teachers can quickly change out templates for students to submit responses… with one click! Grab your iPad. Open the app on your iPad.

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All the ways iOS 9.3 will impact school iPad rollouts

eSchool News

In March, Apple upgraded the iPad and iPhone operating system to iOS 9.3 The lead up to the release caught the eye of the K-12 community, which had been waiting for a few tweaks of their own that would help it better manage both shared and one-to-one iPad implementations. classroom using iPads that are stored on a cart, for example, can assign a specific device to each student (e.g.,

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Adobe Releases New Storytelling App for iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe recently released a new Storytelling App for iPad. Adobe Voice, a new animated video app for iPad, that gives anyone the ability to create and share engaging video stories. The app requires iPad 2 or higher and iOS 7. This is a great app for education, allowing students to create an interactive and engaging school project. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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EdTech Book Spotlight: Innovate with iPad

Class Tech Tips

Karen was kind enough to share a copy of Innovate with iPad with me this summer. As a former one-to-one iPad teacher I know how it feels to open a cart of iPads and wonder what to do… The post EdTech Book Spotlight: Innovate with iPad appeared first on Class Tech Tips. ELA - Reading/Writing iPad Apps Lesson Plans Math Math Tools for Teachers Teacher Tools

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10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October 25, 2015 As requested by some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning, we went ahead and curated the list below comprising some of the best iPad apps for librarians. iPad apps for librariansWe have more.

Quick List Of iPad Resources For The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

One question that comes into my inbox or on Twitter a lot lately is one dealing with iPads. In keeping with the "My Favorite Resources" theme ( last week I listed my favorite resources for talking about Twitter ) here are my go-to resources when people ask me about iPads in the Classroom. Sample Lessons-iPads In Education -5 Quick Lessons using various iPad apps.

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20 Educational iPad Apps Perfect for Every Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 18, 2017 Here is a list of some useful iPad apps we have been working on over the last few days. iPad apps for teachers my freebiesWe tried to come up with what think are 20 educational apps perfect for every classroom. more.

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4 ways Apple may soon solve the iPad deployment headache

eSchool News

It’s no secret iPad deployments are a slog for schools. Device deployment has been a particular challenge for schools with iPads. In fact it’s been such a headache that iPad sales into schools have started to lose momentum over the last year. The iPad is built upon the same building blocks that made the iPhone so successful. But all that may be changing.

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Get your FREE Google Classroom iPad App User Guides!

Get your FREE user guide for the new Google Classroom iPad App! The Google Classroom iPad App User Guide for Teachers! Google Classroom iPad App User Guide for Students! app Classroom Docs GAFE Google Guides ipad iPadEd Google just released an Android & iOS app for Google Classroom. More features are definitely soon to come. Click to access the Google Doc.

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Maximize Google Drive on the iPad

Shake Up Learning

Maximize Google Drive on the iPad As I have mentioned before, we have come a long way with using Google Apps on the iPad! Below are a few tricks to help you make the most of using Google Drive on the iPad. This feature can also make shared iPads a bit easier. If you have a newer iPad/iPhone with Touch ID, you can also login with Touch ID. Here's how: 1. iMovie).

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Apple's iOS 9.3 Brings MAJOR News for iPads in Education!

Two Guys and Some iPads

Photo: Apple Shared iPad Apple's website describes Shared iPad as, "When a 1:1 student-to-iPad ratio isn’t possible, Shared iPad offers an elegant solution that lets students enjoy the benefits of having their own iPad in whatever classroom they’re in. They simply log in to any iPad, and their content is ready to go." The release of iOS 9.3 iOS 9.3

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The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom


Your school district or principal has just decided to use iPads in your school. The post The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured How To Popular featured guide iPad ipad classroom mobile technology tabletsCongratulations! But how do you make sure this new technological tool enhances learning, while tying in with your lesson plan—and doesn’t just provide another way for students to spend too much time playing Candy Crush or connecting with friends on Snapchat? […].

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Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom


While for some teachers, iPads in the classroom are already a familiar part of everyday life, as of Pearson’s 2014 Student Mobile Device Survey, only 16% of students attended schools that provide tablets 1:1. For all the news stories and chatter in the educational industry about using iPads in education, many teachers haven’t gotten a […]. The post Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. Articles How To Tools classroom technology digital tools distractions iPad learning tools student engagement

5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

eSchool News

When iPad time is over in my house, and my children are bored playing with their toys, they almost always find themselves digging through the “Invention Box” in our living room to create a Statue of Liberty torch with only duct tape and two water bottles. You don’t need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace. Instead, get creative. Where others see trash, I see treasure.

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My favorite iPad case for kids!


One item I kept seeing everyone walk around with were these really cool iPad cases. The case is light weight, comfortable, and keeps the iPad safe - which is KEY for little ones (like Jacob)! they have cases for iPad minis , too! This way, the kids can stand their iPad up when working. They even have charging carts that allow you to keep your iPads safe in their cases without having to remove them each time. Durable. Portable. Colorful. Gripcase I recently had the pleasure of being a featured presenter at our state technology conference, MACUL. What a treat!

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Using iPads to Plan in Kindergarten

iTeach with iPads

They will open their notes app on their iPads and write out their plan for the day. The SmartBoard looks like this when they are making their plan: In the reading center, I want them to read  2 books on their reading level and then they may choose other books as well as book on their iPads to read. Productivity is never an accident. Paul J. Meyer. Happy New Year!

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Short Passage Apps for Reading on iPads

Class Tech Tips

The mother and son team have developed three iPad apps that support students with text-based multiple choice comprehension questions, passages by guided reading level, and voice-to-text highlighting. Read Article → The post Short Passage Apps for Reading on iPads appeared first on Class Tech Tips. English Language Learners iPad Apps guided reading short passage

12 Great iPad Apps for Librarians (Infographic)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 30, 2016 Here is a handy visual for librarians featuring 12 of what we think are very good iPad apps they can use in their daily work. iPad apps for librariansThe visual is based on a post we shared here a few more.

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Why some schools pay $100 more for the same iPads

eSchool News

The ed-tech procurement process is broken, said former New York City Public Schools Chancellor Harold Levy during the 2016 South by Southwest Education ( SXSWedu ) conference in Austin, Texas, March 8—and to prove it, he said a study last month found disparities of more than $100 per unit on how much schools were paying for the exact same iPad model. This is just wrong.

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Skyscrapers iPad App with STEM Teacher Guide

Class Tech Tips

Last year I profiled six of their beautifully designed iPad apps, all of which promote learning through exploration (check out the list here). Kids can investigate and… The post Skyscrapers iPad App with STEM Teacher Guide appeared first on Class Tech Tips. iPad Apps Lesson Plans Social Studies & Science


iOS 10 Bites early adopters of iPads

Tech Helpful

Many schools like my own jumped on the iPad bandwagon early. Because of that, I have 3 carts of iPads in my elementary school that are iPad 2s and 3s. The next operating system update from Apple will not support these iPads. The iPad won't become a brick but as apps adapt to the newer iOS updates these iPads will not be able to do that. What does this mean?

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4 iPad Apps with Animals

Class Tech Tips

There are lots of iPad apps that include animal characters and some great choices connecting students to the real thing.  Read Article → iPad Apps animals endangered species zoosTablet technology can bring the world to students’ fingertips.  These apps could be integrated into a unit on ecosystems or animal life.

20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy apps Elementary School New Teacher

iPads & Google Classroom – Multi-User Device

Teacher Tech

Tweet By Jon Corippo iPads in general are not multi-user devices. Using the Google Classroom app an iPad can be shared amongst students. Sign Out The key to using Google Classroom on an iPad with multiple students is teaching the students to make sure they sign out after using the app. Beginner iPad classroom googleTurning in Work Students […].

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Read & Write Text to Speech web app comes to iPad and Android

Educational Technology Guy

They have just released a free iPad and Android app. Android chromebooks Google for Educators iOS iPad text to speech Web Applications Read and Write for Google is an excellent Chrome app that provides text-to-speech functions from your browser. The apps provide text to speech functions, which are great for ESL, learning disabled, visually challenged and struggling readers, on your device, just like the web app does in the Chrome Browser and Chromebooks. There are some other features that are available also, either with a fee or by using a Google Apps for Education account.

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Instead of a school purchasing an iPad and keyboard for all the students, what about a Chromebook and Nexus 7 for each student? An iPad starts at $500 and then add the case for $50 and keyboard for around $50 and you are at $600 for one device. Android chromebooks edcamp google Chrome OS Google for Educators iPad like this idea for a lot of reasons. That''s a great deal.

Crazy Gears Play and Learn on iPads

Class Tech Tips

Children can explore gears, chains, rods and pulleys in this interactive iPad app. Read Article → iPad Apps Social Studies/Science gears simple machinesCrazy Gears is an educational app from the folks behind Busy Shapes. Users construct machines as they notice how different combinations influence their design.

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10 Essential iPad Apps for Elementary Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 4, 2016 iPad provides great learning opportunities for students and when it comes to young learners possibilities are endless. iPad apps for Elementary teachersiTunes app store is teeming with all kinds of apps more.

State offers laptops as trade-in for school iPads

eSchool News

Students, teachers cite increased game-playing on iPads and ask for laptops to use for educational purposes. After hearing students and teachers overwhelmingly say iPad computers are used to play games in class, while laptops are better for schoolwork, Auburn and other Maine districts are sending iPads packing and returning to laptops.

iPad Coding Apps for Beginners

Class Tech Integrate

wanted to share 3 iPad apps that are great for your young students to use for their Hour of Code. As we approach Computer Science in Education Week this year. The age/grade ranges are suggestions, you may have to differentiate accordingly for your students. REMEMBER: "Hour of Code" doesn't mean that a child needs to be on an app for a solid hour non-stop. 2nd Grade and above: Scratch Jr.

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7 Effective Ways to Use iPad In Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 27, 2015 You have probably already used iPad on your lessons before, and you know that children love everything connected with modern technology. ipad resources In this article, we will go through more.

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