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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12
If you’re a high school teacher looking for iPad resources targeting your needs, you’ve come to the right place. Students in grades 9-12 will engage with technology in different ways than younger children. They can create content, interact with their peers, and explore a range of topics using an iPad. Whether you’re in a BYOD setting, in a one-to-one program, or simply looking to use one iPad effectively, this list has apps, activities, and ideas for your high school classroom. Favorite Apps 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices (Edutopia, 2014) This article highlights five different apps that can be used to make movies with tablets. Back to Top Best Practices iTunes U (iPad in Education/Apple) If you’re working with high school students who have access to an iPad, then iTunes U is just what you’re looking for. Engaging Activities What are your favorite apps or lessons for using iPads with high school students?

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