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Using iPads in the Classroom

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  1. Using iPads in the Classroom Carla Cothern MSMS Inservice April 12, 2013

  2. Why use an iPad? • Integration of Technology • Hands-On Learning • Child-Centered • Unlimited Resources • Free Apps • Free Books • Encourages Creativity • Makes Cross-Curricular Activities Easier

  3. That being said… • Be cautiously optimistic • Think it through • It’s a journey • It’s a tool – it doesn’t replace you

  4. What can the students do with an iPad? Well, generally speaking, they can do… • Research • Books • Photos • Videos • Voice Recordings or Dictations • Compose Music • Drawings • Digital Storytelling • Apptivities • Centers (Part of a Rotation Activity) • Word Processing • Presentations • QR Codes • Control the Promethean Board

  5. More specifically… • Roving Reporter – Write a Newspaper Article with a Picture • Write a script and direct a video • Pick a song from a playlist and write a a narrative essay inspired by the song • Outdoor picture scavenger hunt • Produce a podcast • Give tests via Blackboard • Flashcards • Conduct interviews • Download a video and let students watch • Digital show-and-tell • Create graphics organizers • QR code activity • Google Docs • Make comic strips • Make a demonstration video

  6. Hints & Tips • Use Guided Access: • Settings • General • Accessibility • Guided Access (in the Learning Section) • Question the validity of your assignments • Have clear expectations • Remember - the Acceptable Usage Policy is on your side • Have something for them to work on immediately after the iPad assignment.

  7. Multitask! • Use it with your Promethean board • Walk around your classroom with it and control your computer with it. • Gather data/information about students. • Take pictures of student work or students at work.

  8. Classroom Management Apps • Splashtop • Stick Pick • Socrative • Dropbox • Sync Pad • Jabber Pad • Team Viewer • iHomework • Qrafter • Make Dice • NearPod • Bento • eClicker • Pronto • Teaching with Tech Video Library • Evernote • Edmodo • Teacher Kit • Too Noisy

  9. Math Apps • Virtual Manipulatives • Elevated Math • Motion Math • Buzz Math • Algebra Boot Camp • Cymbol • My Script Calculator • Algebra Touch • Middle School Algebra • Math. • Take Back Math • Mathway • Math !!! • Fraction Basics • iTooch Middle School

  10. Language Arts Apps • Grammar Up • Rootology • Instapaper • Fluency Finder • Vocab Battle • English Idioms Illustrated • Writer’s Hat • Best Books for Tweens • iPoe • English Grammar Practice • MadLibs • Dictionary.com • Exam Vocabulary Builder • Shakespeare in Bits • iTooch Middle School • The Sherlock Holmes Collection

  11. Books • iBooks • Stanza • iPrompt • Mad Libs • Bookman • Kobo • Kindle • Overdrive Media Console • Free Books

  12. Science Apps • NOVA Elements • Star Walk • NASA • Science 360 • Physics Pro • EMD PTE • Brain POP • Convert Units • Stopwatch • Cymbol • Leafsnap • How It Works • Video Science • Pocket Body • Sky Orb • Exoplanet • Solve the Outbreak

  13. Social Studies Apps • Presidents vs. Aliens • Stack the States • Stack the Countries • Google Earth • OS GB 250K • Flags Fun • World Map • Flags Quiz • Instapaper • National Geographic • Earth Viewer • World Factbook • History Line • Pass the Past • Sky Grid • NPR • US Geography by Discovery Education

  14. Music/Choir • iShred • iTooch Music • Korg • iElectribe • Virtuoso • Garage Band • MadPad • Alchemy Synthesizer

  15. Art Apps • Brushes • Guggenheim • Art Studio • iDraw • Sketchbook Pro • How to Make Origami • Louvre HD • Art Authority • Van Gogh Interactive Art

  16. PE & Health Apps • iTooch Health • Coach’s Eye • Team Shake • Nutrition Tips • Pocket First Aid • Pocket Body • iFitness • Pocket Heart • Beep Test • Timer Tools • Fitness HD • Instant Replay • Fitness Tests • Sports Rules • PE Games

  17. FACS apps • The Food Book • Measuring Techniques • Home Economics GSCE Revision • Sewing Projects and Tips Mag • CraftVideo: Sewing • Yardage Calc • Fooducate • Meals Mealsapp • Nutrition Tips

  18. World Languages and ELL Apps • iTranslate • MindSnacks • See.Touch.Learn. • Phrasal Verb Machine • Tap to Talk • Duolingo • My Word Book *Belkin Rock Star (Mini Listening Center)

  19. Special Education Apps • IEP Checklist • Quick Voice • Dragon Dictation • The Social Express • Social Quest • Phonics Genius • P.O.V. – Spatial Skills Development • Sound Literacy • Conversation Builder • AtuisMate • ChoiceWorks • Speech Journal

  20. Create Presentations • Keynote • Prezi Viewer • Sliderocket • Idea Flight • Slideshark • Xavier Presentation

  21. Create Digital Stories/eBooks • Toontastic • StoryKit • Talking Tom & Ben News • I Tell a Story • Scholastic Storia • Talking tom Cat • Our Story • Bunsella Bedtimes Story • Strip Designer • Puppet Pals • Story Buddy • Sonic Pics • Story Patch • Book Creator • Photo Puppet • Screen Chomp • Scribble Press • Storyboards

  22. Create Digital Stories/eBooks • Book Creator • eBook Magic • Demibooks Composer • Creative Book Builder • Story Patch

  23. Create Digital Portfolios • Evernote • Paper • Three Ring • Coolibah • Voice Thread • Live Binders • Google Docs

  24. Create Graphic Organizers • Popplet • MindMeiser • Mindo • Maptini • Idea Sketch • iThoughts • Mind Node • Simple Mind • iCardSort • T-Chart • iBrainstorm

  25. Take Notes • Penultimate • Idea Sketch • Paper Desk • Mobile Noter • ABC Notes • Ghost Writer Notes • Note Taker • Note Shelf • Notability • Paper by 53 • Evernote • Quick Notes • Sound Note • Sling Note • Tap Forms • Sundry Notes • Replay Notes

  26. Record Audio • Audio Memos • AudioBoo • iTalk • Mobile Podcaster • iPadio • Voice Recorder • Audio Note • Sound Note • Dragon Dictation • Reel Director

  27. Create Videos • Animoto • Videolicious • Vidify • ReelDirector • Magisto • Super 8 • Vintagio • iMovie • Brainstorming • Planning • Mind Maps

  28. Whiteboard Substitutes • Educreations • ShowMe • Jot • SyncSpace • Ideas Flight • Skitch • Explain Everything

  29. Research • Wolfram Alpha • Good Reader • iTunes U • Flipboard • Sling Note

  30. Write – Word Processing • Pages • Write Boom • Enso Writer • Clean Writer • Chronicle • Storybuilder • iAnnotate • Type Drawing • Tapose

  31. Photography • Motivational • Color Splash • PhotoCardLite • QReader

  32. Screen Share • Join.me • Air Sketch • Conference Pad • Team Viewer • Screen Chomp

  33. Homework – Study Aides • Homeworkr • Homework Planner • iHomeworkr • iStudiez-Pro • ABA Flashcards • Bluster! • Flashcards Deluxe

  34. Do make sure your students know the purpose of the iPad. • Do demo the apps for the students. • Do limit the number of apps you use. • Do think about how you are going to “take up” assignments. • Don’t use an iPad if you don’t have time to plan well. • Don’t use an iPad as a time filler. • Don’t assume your online textbooks will open on an iPad. • Don’t let the students make changes to the settings.

  35. Looking for the Right Apps • Do a search in iTunes and on the web • Ask others (including your students) • Check the ratings • Read the reviews • Check the content