Using iPad in the Classroom

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Learn with iTunes U on Your iPad or iPad mini

iTunes U is a free app for watching lessons and courses on your iPad or other iOS device. You can download a wide variety of lessons and courses for free from the iTunes Store and study them on your iPad [more…]

iPad4G or mini: Force an Unresponsive App to Close

When an iPad app stops responding (freezes up), you can force it to close so that you can regain control of your device. Usually, you can tell easily when an app has stopped responding — the screen doesn't [more…]

Digital Storytelling with the iPad

Digital storytelling is the modern form of the ancient art of telling stories. Storytelling is how we make sense of the world around us. It's how we pass knowledge, cultural traditions, narratives, and [more…]

10 iPad Apps for Educational Fun

Here are casual, fun games children and parents can enjoy. These aren't games with specific curriculum-based objectives, and they won't necessarily help students master long division or prepare for a geography [more…]

iPad in Education For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Kids jump right in when given an iPad, and within minutes they start drawing, reading, or finding some other activity that motivates and engages them. With the freedom to explore and express themselves [more…]

How to Take and Create Courses with iTunes U

iTunes U is the largest repository of educational course material in the world, and it offers amazing opportunities for anyone to learn from the world's leading teachers and institutions. More than 1,200 [more…]

How to Learn Collaboratively with iPads

You've heard "collaboration" repeatedly referenced as an important 21st-century skill. With built-in interfaces for connectivity, mobile devices such as iPads offer a variety of alternatives for people [more…]

10 iPad Accessories for the Educator

You can maximize the educational impact of iPads with the addition of a few simple accessories. Consider the following list of 10 valuable iPad accessories for educators. [more…]

What Do I Need to Have to Use iPads in My Classroom?

You’ve read about all the wonderful things other schools are doing with iPads, and you’re eager to dive in and get started. Wait. Even the most well-designed building will topple if it isn’t built on a [more…]

How to Configure and Manage iPads for Your Classroom

The truck rolls up and drops several large boxes of iPads at your classroom door. You need to get them ready for class use, but you don’t have any training or experience setting up mobile devices. That’s [more…]

Tips for Using E-Books in the Classroom

There’s no denying that the nature of reading is shifting, and that goes for the classroom, as well. This is where the iPad comes in. Everything from cookbooks to the Bible can now be downloaded and read [more…]

How to Use the iPad’s Native Apps in Your Classroom

You’ll find tremendous value in the apps that come with your iPad, whether you’re at work, school, or home. Here is a quick breakdown of a few of the other apps you’ll find when you first power up your [more…]

How to Use the Pocket App for Classroom Research

Pocket is one of the most popular of a slew of programs for saving and reading web content on your iPad. If you’re trying to empower students to use the Internet to gather, evaluate, and use information [more…]

Design Short, Simple Movies with SonicPics iPad App

Most people walk around with constant access to a smartphone or iPad with a built-in camera. Combine that with mobile Internet access, and you can take and distribute images and video anywhere on the planet [more…]

Tips for Using Evernote on Your Classroom iPads

Evernote is the Swiss army knife of tools for your iPad classroom. There are a variety of ways to use Evernote. Once you start using it, you’ll think of many more. Here are just a few ideas to get you [more…]

E-Reader Devices and iPad Apps for Your Classroom

Using the iPad as an e-reader is a great thing, especially with the high-resolution display of the third-generation and higher iPad (if you’re lucky enough to have one). You can read e-books using your [more…]

Tips Students Can Use to Create and Edit Video on the iPad

The fantastic capabilities of the many apps that use the iPad’s camera tap into the creative potential that exists inside all of us. And if you’re lucky enough to have a third-generation or higher iPad [more…]

iPad Video Apps for the Classroom

Although iMovie is the most popular option for creating and editing movies on the iPad, there are certainly many other apps that offer additional features … and many more are released all the time. Here’s [more…]

How to Use Socrative Quiz Features for Your iPad Classroom

Socrative enables you to create quizzes that you can save and share with others. It’s a great app if you have classroom iPads. Prepared quizzes can include as many questions as you want. Some of the features [more…]

How to Use the Felt Board iPad App for Young Students

Did you ever play with felt boards when you were a kid? It’s a simple concept that is now accessible on the iPad. You get a large felt-covered board and then cut out large felt letters and images and place [more…]

How to Annotate Images with the Skitch iPad App

Many times, you may want to your iPad to mark up an existing photo or image with annotations, highlights, and notes for your students to see. Skitch is an app that’s great for those occasions. [more…]

How to Use the Brushes 3 iPad App to Teach Painting

The brilliant thing about the Brushes 3 iPad app is that it’s used by artists all over the world, and yet it’s still simple enough for beginners. It’s a powerful tool for creating original artwork on the [more…]

How to Use Dropbox on Your Classroom iPads

Many iPad users opt for web-based or “cloud” storage services that have become extremely popular over the past few years. A cloud storage service such as Dropbox or Google Drive enables you to store and [more…]

How to Use Google Apps to Share and Collaborate with Classroom iPads

Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere on any device, including classroom iPads. As a personal cloud storage service, it’s certainly comparable in features to Dropbox. Where Drive really [more…]

How to Sign Your Class Up for a Showbie Account

Showbie is an app that makes it relatively simple to assign, collect, and provide feedback on student work with iPads. And, it’s free, which is always a plus for teachers. Here’s how you get started: [more…]

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