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IPad in Education

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IPAD in Education

Started by Mike Piechocinski. Last reply by Tom DeMatteis Jun 8. 14 Replies

I am currently in a class that focuses on assistive technology in the classroom. In my research I have noticed a lot of people mentions bringing the ipad into the classroom for some use. This topic…Continue

It's hard to focus on education when it's so nice outside

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Many of my students have begun their baseball season already! They are busy with their after-school activities and it is difficult for them to remain focused on what I have for them in the classroom.…Continue

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Show Me App

Started by Penny Hildinger. Last reply by Dawn Lineweaver (Penuel) Mar 31. 11 Replies

Hi everyone,I have just joined the group and am reading some great stuff....Is anyone using the ShowMe App?I am planning to Flip next year (at least one class) and it looks like a great app.I…Continue

Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Kids

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St. Patrick's Day is a fun-filled holiday especially for kids. Here are given some easy yet fun ways to celebrate this St. Patrick's Day with kids - …Continue

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Comment by David Mahaley on April 23, 2014 at 11:09am

We have opened up registration and call to present for the 3rd annual Teaching & Learning with the iPad Conference 2014!  www.tlipad.com  If you are doing great things with the iPad in the classroom submit a proposal.  We are looking for expert experience from all curricular areas and age groups. 

Comment by Samantha Biskach on April 7, 2014 at 6:16am

I am a language arts teacher for 6th grade honors students who would like to integrate more grammar into my lessons. Are there any good iPad applications you can consider beneficial for the classroom?

Comment by Lindsey Lee Smith on April 5, 2014 at 12:43pm

All of these suggestions for apps in Kindergarten look wonderful! I can't wait to explore and try them out in my classroom. We were also introduced to a wonderful program in our grade level meeting last week, it's called Prezi. This is a great program K-12, whether you have one iPad or a class set. You're able to control the slide show through your iPad, onto the Smartboard, and students can view it on their iPads or the screen. If they do have their own iPads, there are assessments, surveys, and questions they can answer and complete. Once they answer it sends the responses directly to the teacher, even scoring them. We have used it in Kindergarten with letter naming and first sound assessment. It's not only interactive and engaging, but also saves time and saves on paper consumption. Enjoy exploring! :)

Comment by David Mahaley on April 5, 2014 at 8:37am

Teaching & Learning with the iPad Conference 2014 information is now out - www.tlipad.com.  Call for proposals and registration open.  Come join us for dozens of concurrent sessions for all age groups and curricular areas!  If you have been doing something innovative in the classroom with one or more iPads, take time to submit a proposal. #tlipad

Comment by Daniel Bossert on April 3, 2014 at 6:57pm

Being a health and PE teacher I often have had a hard time imagining ways in which an ipad could be used in my classes. I recently found a great app called "1000 Exercises" by Men's and Women's Health that can have a lot of great uses in a health and/or physical education classroom. With this app, teachers and students can create and share workouts based on workout videos. These images and workouts contain male and female options and can be searched using equipment etc as criteria. Users can also set goals and use these created workout programs as steps towards reaching their goals. I think this could be used as a really cool semester-long workout schedule and even for at-home projects.

Comment by Christopher Terranova on April 1, 2014 at 12:11pm

@Daphne,

You could use an AppleTV to link any Apple device to the projector. AppleTV is only $99 and you don't need any extra software to connect to it. You can mirror what is showing on your screen. In my class I use it and I download white board apps to draw up some lecture notes. The whiteboard apps that I like to use is Educreations. Another app you could use is Splash Top. With Splashtop you just install the app on your iPad and the software on your computer and you can control your computer with your iPad wirelessly through the WiFi network. Splash Top is $10. 

AppleTV link

Educreations app

Splashtop App

Comment by Daphne Coulbourn on March 31, 2014 at 2:49pm

@Nina, thank you for the information about iTalk, I am going to inquire about it with my tech team. What I would like to know is if they are very low readers how do they know if they are reading it wrong just by listening to theirselves? I have been told that their is a device that can be bought and it will link all of the iPads to a smartboard. Has anyone used this? I would like to know if it is worth trying to get it put in my room. 

Comment by Dawn Lineweaver (Penuel) on March 23, 2014 at 12:39pm
Hi everyone! I'm a kindergarten teacher looking for the best apps out there to use in my classroom! I would like to find fun educational apps my students can use. I have a few apps I use but would like to know of more that are easy for my kids to use without guidance. I only have one iPad in my classroom and I like to use it as a reward so I like the apps to be something the kids can navigate through with little help. :)
Comment by David Mahaley on March 23, 2014 at 12:28pm

Lindsey,

Try the links on these two symbaloo sites.  Lots of ideas for group activities.

http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/ipadtechsummit2013p1

http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/ipadtechsummit2013p2

Dave Mahaley

Comment by Melissa Neiman on March 23, 2014 at 10:25am

I recently used PollEverywhere in my Kindergarten classroom, however, we did not use it on iPads. PollEverywhere is a great tool for those quick, formative assessments to check for understanding. 

 

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