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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 Morgan Kolis on November 24, 2010 at 2:28pm
I put the sites I've gathered on iPads so far into my blog. Check here for approx. 9 great iPad sites so far...
Comment by Mr T on November 23, 2010 at 8:02pm
I'm liking IOS 4.2 using Jacaranda ebooks ( with QuickOffice (Google Docs) and iBooks (PDF). Just need the Flash content to work.
Comment by Mr T on November 10, 2010 at 3:51am
We are looking at iPads in the school for students to have textbooks on eBooks and taking notes but we have problems with apps not working with our proxy server and our new eBook supplier requires Flash to work. A dilemma!
Comment by Gerald Carey on November 3, 2010 at 3:22am
I don't have an iPad but I do have an ipod touch.
Very easy to do student rolls (using Attendance), add notes (using CJournal) and finally add reminders, calendar notes and appointments using an app called Informant.
Great to have all this on one device.
Am looking to build an app to take notes on student during class time so would be interested in hearing if anybody (eg Rachel!) has something like this already.

Is it too ambitious to suggest that an iPad can be used to:
- contact the student office if a student is absent from your class?
- send an email home straight away if a student hasn't handed up an assignment?
- take a photo of the class at the beginning of a lesson and let face-recognition software take the roll for you? (Does the iPad have a camera?)
- allow students access to Twitter (or something like it) to give you feedback during your lesson.

This is all just off the top of my head but I think that the immediately-on-and-connected aspect of the ipod touch/iPad has a lot of potential.
Comment by Rachel Young on November 2, 2010 at 1:07pm
Using an iPad to make my planning and annecdotal notes paperless. Looking forward to sharing ideas with you.
Comment by Colleen McGuire on October 9, 2010 at 1:21pm
you might also check out the wiki:
Comment by Joquetta Johnson on September 12, 2010 at 9:23am
Great wiki
Teach with your ipad
Comment by Shamblesguru on August 29, 2010 at 2:00pm
Lots and Lots of iPad resources and advice on the Shambles website ... most at

Comment by Shamblesguru on August 29, 2010 at 1:58pm
Applying an anti reflective cover to an iPad screen

On the 3rd Floor of Airport Plaza (which is not at the airport) Chiangmai, north Thailand is a technology area ... this shows one of the small open stalls putting a anti-reflective coating onto an iPad ... about Baht 600 .... US$20 .
Looks easy ... would you do it yourself?



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