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A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads. So you finally got a class set of iPads and you are not sure what to do next and where to start? Here is a very simple list of tried and true tips to help. Don’t Start Collecting Apps! This is every teachers first inclination. So Stop! Stop scouring the internet for apps you think you might use with your class.

Here is my onescreen of Apps – these include a few of my own personal productivity favorites. Remember the iPad is Not a Computer The purpose of an ipad is to be a creation device, it is NOT a small laptop. Learn About The SAMR Model As you begin to make new lessons that you will deliver with the help of your exciting new device – think to yourself – where does this lesson fall on the SAMR model? Put Some Limitations On Personalization Have some ideas in mind about the personalization of the devices before you start the school year. How many pictures will you allow on the camera roll?

Suzy Brooks has a great example of an “iPadding License on her blog . Workflow. The 4 Apps Needed To Run A One iPad Classroom. If you don’t have the luxury of a 1:1 classroom or even a 10:1 classroom then you might want to sit down.

The 4 Apps Needed To Run A One iPad Classroom

I have some seriously shocking news that you might not be adequately ready to hear. Ready? Sitting? Here goes: you only need one iPad to have an effective connected classroom. Wait, that wasn’t even the big one. 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, at the beginning of the year so you know they are here if you want to try something new during your literacy or math block.

6 Ready To Go iPad Centers

All of the centers can be done using one or two iPads at the center and are actual centers that my students used last year. I hope you find them useful or they spark new ideas to try with your students. Writing Center: App Needed - Write About This Fluency Center App Needed - Audioboo, iPhone version Research Center. Why App Smash? Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing.

Why App Smash?

The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash. What is an App Smash? Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Preferably the final product is then published to the web – remember, digital presence is the new résumé (CV). Reasons to App Smash: It demands creative thinkingIt demands more from the technology (value for money)It turns the issue of not having a ‘wonder app’ into a positiveIt removes any restrictions to take a topic as far as it can be taken.It often results in more engaging learning productsIt’s a fun challenge for ‘digital natives’ Exploring Non-Fiction Text Structures Using iPads.

Happy February!

Exploring Non-Fiction Text Structures Using iPads

Hope everyone is having a great start to 2014! Since the holidays, my days have been filled with winter benchmark assessments, report cards, parent conferences, building data days, schedule changes, oh… and teaching! :) Needless to say, I’m beyond ready for our school break coming up next week. Classroom Management. iPads in Education. APPitic: Home.

iPad Recommended Educational App Lists. Ipad apps for teacher. 12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers. Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom.

12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers

But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. 15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should Have. Check the learning goals below and share with us your feedback.

15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should Have

Enjoy 1- My students should be able to create presentations . Here are the apps to help you achieve this goal : Sliderocket Idea Flight3- Slideshark5- SlideGrabber6- Prezi Viewer4- Xavier Presentation.

1 iPad in the Classroom

iPads in the Classroom - Kathy Schrock's iPads4teaching. A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have. QR Codes in the Classroom. There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps 

In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that.

There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps 

Best iphone/ipad apps for kindergarten-aged kids. Last week I shared some of my favorite apps for the preschoolers, and today I wanted to share some of my favorites for my two kindergartners.

best iphone/ipad apps for kindergarten-aged kids

I’ve found some really great tools for my iphone that help reinforce what the kids are learning at school. At our house, we have an ipad, and we also have two iphones (the one I use as a phone, and an older model that is no longer activated but can still get apps via wifi). The kids are constantly asking to play on them . . . and since we use a timer and have mostly educational games, I feel pretty good about our moderate use of technology as a teaching tool. First things first, though: if you have a child playing on your iphone, I highly recommend some kind of a screen protector. I really like the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Apptivity Case. If you haven’t yet discovered ABCmouse.com, I highly recommend it as an educational website.

The Sight Word app is fantastic for kids of all ages. Ten Sites Supporting iPads In Education… A Post Of Resources. iPads in Classrooms.