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A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher

A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher
6.30 am: Woken by the dulcet tones of Lana Del Rey and a new ‘Wake up Light‘. Contemplate staying in bed then notice the email icon flashing with a number of new messages – check twitter. 7.00 am: Access news app whilst devouring breakfast. Apologise for spraying coffee during reaction to latest education announcement. Carefully wipe iPad screen and check all is in working order by scrolling twitter timeline. 7.20 am: Plug iPad into car stereo and load ‘Driving’ playlist. 8.00 am: Deal with overflowing inbox on iPad whilst waiting for school computer to load. 8.25 am: Contemplate handing in resignation as only free period of the day has become a history cover with year 10. 8.45 am: Take staff briefing notes on iPad and share with form group on Edmodo before walking to classroom. 9.10 am: Lesson one with year 7 and they are all excited to share their completed projects. 10.10 am: Lesson two starts with a mild panic as projector isn’t working. 6.30 pm: Stay in car and check twitter.

How I use my iPhone and iPad as a college math teacher As a college math instructor, I am a huge advocate for technology use in the classroom and regularly use my iPhone and iPad to enhance the learning experience for my students. Between using apps on the classroom projector, enabling Guided Access for student devices during exams, and preparing content at home, my iPhone and iPad are essential tools for me as a teacher. Email As an adjunct (part-time) instructor, I am not required to hold office hours, nor do I have a space to do so if I wanted. To make up for this, I encourage my students to contact me through email for questions and hints. Noteshelf Since my response to most emails require the use of mathematical symbols, I turn to my iPad and Noteshelf to handwrite my responses to eliminate any confusion for my students. $5.99 - Download now Quick Graph During class, I use the projector combined with a 30-pin to VGA Adapter and my iPad to graph equations with Quick Graph. Free - Download now Guided Access Notability WordPress Doodlecast Pro

Got A New iPad? There's An AppList For That! Are you getting your first iPad today? There are tons of apps out there, and we’re to help you sort out the best of the bunch. With our handy AppLists and AppGuides, you can find the best apps to start your iPad experience off right! Everyone loves a freebie. So, where better to start than with a list of some of our favorite free apps? Fresh Out Of The Box For iPad – Free Edition You’ve got your freebies. Fresh Out Of The Box For iPad – Paid Edition Maybe you’re not quite ready to jump into the app pool just yet. Apps For The App-Averse So you bought an iPad purely for its functionality, right? Best iPad Utilities Ah, who are we kidding. Cool iPad Apps to Demo Are you upgrading for the first time to a Retina display with the new iPad 4? Apps That Show Off The iPad’s Retina Display We’ve mentioned a few games on the above lists, but we realize that for some of you, gaming is a huge part of owning an iPad. Five iPad Games To Download Now iPad App Store Gaming Classics Best iCade Compatible Games

A Day in the Life of an iPad Student | syded 7.00 am: Woken by fancy chime and skyscraper illumination on iPad. Switch off and go back to sleep. 7.15 am: Woken by beeping Angry Bird effect and grudgingly get up for school. Head down to breakfast to find Dad has somehow got hold of the iPad and is catching up on ‘that Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar arguing about grammar again’? 7.45 am: Mum waves goodbye as Dad brings iPad charger out ‘just in case the battery runs low’. It is charged overnight but Dad’s laptop is always running out of power. 7.55 am: Find seat on bus and use famous ‘inside PE shirt, inside bag’ technique to play Temple Run on iPad. 8.25 am: Arrive at school and remind friends that the ‘iPad lost it’ excuse doesn’t work. 8.45 am: Registration and while we are answering our names the ‘iPad teacher‘ comes in to remind us about sharing folders in Dropbox and how to use the Edmodo conversation wall. 9.05 am: First lesson and we have to do a quiz straight away. 11.30 am: Third lesson and as usual we use loads of material.

iPad Microscopy Being a science teacher, I have been experimenting with my iPad, trying to find a way of taking photos through the lens of an ordinary student microscope. Science teachers whose students own iPads, will immediately see the benefit of this. Rather than drawing what they see, students can take a photograph, and then import that into another app on the iPad to incorporate into a project. The difficulty lies in (a) holding the iPad still enough to avoid motion blur, (b) lining the camera lens up with the microscope’s subjective lens (an alignment that must be exact) and (c), holding the iPad the right distance (about 4 mm) away from the microscope lens for the image to be in focus. The first time I tried to do this I did manage to get a good photo – but it took me ten minutes of trying! The solution I found is really simple. Photo imported and annotated in NoteShelf Pretty cool, huh?

iClassroom iManagement – tips for managing an iPad classroom So, every school now is rolling out their own BYOD and 1-to-1 programs. Mobile learning (mLearning) is the new black! Whether it is just a fad or not, mobile devices change the way the class runs, and they change the way students learn. Many teachers, from my experience, cite too many problems with using iPads in their classroom, most of them related to classroom management. As an eLearning leader, I get a lot of questions like ‘how do I guarantee the students are on-task?’ 1- Set clear expectations: a lot of classroom management challenges can easily be overcome by setting clear guidelines and expectations for iPad use. 2- Let go of control: mobile devices can be distracting and they can empower students to do many things, and that challenges the traditional role of the teacher as the centre of the students’ attention and the main source of knowledge and information. 4- Explore gaming: see how you can bring gaming into the classroom. Like this: Like Loading...

How to be a TERRIBLE iPad Teacher | teachingwithipad The following is a list, written in the first-person, of ideologies or stances from a Terrible iPad Teacher: 1. I own an iPad and I use it in class. I am, therefore, an effective Twenty-First century educator . Things in life don’t come easy. 2. 3. 4. Above: A search for “Education” in the App store yields over 10,000 results. 5. 6. Above: Explain Everything records visual and audio for your classes Above: Haiku Deck offers beautiful (and free!) 7. 8. Above: While the pre-installed apps on an iPad are great, there is just so much more available 9. 10. All of us have been guilty of at least some of the list at least once. Further reading: iPads: Creation vs. iPad is right for PE! iPaddiction: Creation Apps Used on the iPad Do you have any other tips for iPad teachers? Did you like this post? Authors: Steve Lai ( @sly111 ) is a French Teacher from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada in his twelfth year of teaching. Like this: Like Loading...

Students can now conveniently publish podcasts directly from an iPad app Some time ago I posted about iPadio a web service that for years has been a key part of my students’ toolkit. iPadio allows a student to record a podcast (aka “phonecast” or “phlog”) directly to the internet, for free, from an ordinary landline or mobile telephone. In my experience this is a really easy, no-fuss way to get students to publish their learning orally, anywhere, anytime they have a phone at their disposal. 20 Time-Saving Grading Apps Can apps help teachers to save time grading? Check out the BestCollegesOnline list of the 20 Time-Saving Grading Apps for your classroom. GRADEBOOK PRO:If you’re a teacher who’s been hanging on to a hard-copy gradebook, this app is your invitation to see what all the fuss over grading apps is about. TEACHER AIDE PRO:Winner of 2011′s Best App Ever award in the teacher category, Teacher Aide Pro can handle 90 students per class and makes communicating with students a cinch via text, mass emailing, and CSV compatibility.

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