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107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8

Great iPad apps for K-8 Tablet computing and mobile devices promise to have a dramatic impact on education. A growing number of schools across the world are jumping on the digital bus and embracing iPads (less often, other tablet products) as the latest tool to teach literature in multimedia, history through games and simulations, and math with step-by-step animation of problems. Not surprisingly, student scores improve when they use iPads and their interest in school soars. I say not surprisingly because students love digital toys and in my experience work harder and longer if given the opportunity to do so with any of the digital offerings (ipods, laptops included). In my school, we have been rotating one set of Pads this year through K-8. Drawing AirSketch Free–Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Geography Health Human Atlas (lite)–With this free download you can experience just some of the power of the Blausen Human Atlas. History Maps Math Algebra Intro–Free. Mind Mapping–Thinking

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20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading As anyone with a toddler knows, iPads are addictive for children. They seem to have some sort of special radar that lets them know when an iDevice is within their reach, and they’ll do anything they can to get their hands on them. Resistance is futile, but instead of lamenting excessive screen time, you can make your child’s iPad addiction a productive one with educational apps, including those that promote early reading. With these 20 apps, children can learn how to write letters, improve phonics fluency, and even write their own books.

SMART Notebook app for iPad coming soon! Available this summer, you and your students will soon be able to use SMART Notebook collaborative learning software on your personal or school-owned iPads with our upcoming release of the SMART Notebook app for iPad. This convenient new app enables a seamless transition between whole-class, small-group and personalized learning, allowing you to enjoy the engaging lesson materials of SMART Notebook software anywhere and at anytime. Using the SMART Notebook app, your students can access many of the software tools typically used on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. They can open any SMART Notebook file on their iPad, from an e-mail or file-sharing website, and they can write, erase, add text, move objects and insert images. Your students can even use the iPad camera roll to drop images onto a Notebook page. They’ll be able to use the iPad to review material and complete activities that can then be saved and e-mailed back to you.

Apps for Early Years & Key Stage 1 This selection of apps for children in Early Years & Key Stage 1 is by no means an exhausted and I'll try to keep the list up to date on a regular basis. I would welcome any other recommendations that I haven't included. Toca Tea Party: £1.99Toca Tea Party is a creative game for children aged 3 and above. Children can invite their friends to a tea party around your iPad. Set the table, choose their favourite cookies and cakes, serve the tea and they're good to go! Seven 'must have' productivity apps for the iPad 'What apps have you got installed on your iPad?' That's a question I get asked almost daily from people who are overwhelmed by the 600,000 or so apps on offer at Apple's App Store and who are looking for a little help to sort out the digital wheat from the chaff. Rather than just rattle off a whole list of apps that I use on my iPad (it would be a long list, and that would make a boring post) I thought I'd pick my top seven 'must have' productivity iPad apps and give you some insight into how I use them. These are all apps that I turn to on a daily basis and that have transformed my iPad from a content consumption device into a piece of kit that's capable of doing real work.

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Using iPads During Math Stations ~ Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog I am continually trying to think of ways to use the iPads in a producing or student creation way, rather than a "lets play a game" kind of way. I am also trying to be as paperless as possible this year, so using the iPads is a win, win situation. I share the 20 iPads with another teacher so in all honesty, I only have 10 during math and I usually use 4 with my guided math groups, which leaves me 6 for math stations. My students are partnered up and do 2 stations a day. I have 10 stations that I change every 2 weeks. Classroom Set up for the iPad Greg Kulowiec is in the process of documenting a project of a paperless research task with a Yr 10 English class. He is recording this on his blog Kulowiectech. One of the things that I like about greg's blog is his conversation about technology and how it best serves the learning outcomes. This is a conversation that all schools need to have especially around iPads.

iPad EdResources As 2011 winds down, I have spent a good deal of time thinking about all of the online resources and tools that have helped make this past year a successful ‘Year of the iPad’ in my school district. And with an upcoming winter vacation ahead for many educators next week, I thought it might be nice to share out some of my favorite resources for using iPads, iPods, and iPhones in the classroom. Although there are many, many fantastic resources available online, the list below are the ones I have come to rely on… I hope you find them as useful as I have! IEAR: The IEAR community is a solid resource for locating and discovering appropriate educational apps for the classroom. I really appreciate that the IEAR community is made up of educators who are using these apps in the classroom already, and are sharing reviews and information about specific apps.

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