App-solutely iPad
Course Description
Bring Your Own Device to this teacher training. "App"solutely iPad will cover the basic uses of the device, such as managing apps, exploring the Internet, and using the device as a teaching tool. Participants will explore different ways to utilize the iPad in the classroom and learn many tips and tricks to navigating their way through its many applications.
Participants will earn 2 Tech Points and 2 CLUs for participation.
  Common Core Connection
Descriptor: Students (and teachers) use technology and digital media strategically and capably.

Students (and teachers) employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.

 This course is designed to introduce the iPad and its many functions to the classroom teacher.  The common core focuses on providing strategies to our students to utilize technology productively to explore, create, and produce.  During class, we will focus on the basics of operating the iPad, as well as look at ways in which you can integrate the technology into your curriculum for lesson enhancement.

Now That I Have One, What Do I Do with It?



App-solutley iPad Agenda


iPads in the Classroom

Look!  I'm Learning.

Classroom Management Ideas
Whether you are working in a one iPad classroom, or managing an iPad travel cart of 30 devices, there are many tips, tricks, and procedures that must be followed in order to effectively utiliize the iPad in the classroom. Here are some useful resources for you to explore.
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Tips for the One iPad Classroom
Tips for One iPad Classroom
Do you have an iPad in your classroom?  Are you wondering how you can make use of it when there is only one device for all of your students to share?  Well, never fear, I have tons of ideas for you right here, and a "Rules for the iPad" free download, too!  And for those of you that may be new to my blog, this post focuses on using the iPad in the young children's classroom, such as Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, etc.


plant iPad School
iPad Management
iPad Implementation Guide
Classroom Implementation Guide
iPad Classroom Implementation Guide

 iPad in the Classroom


Apps for Educators

Educational iPads
Apple in Education
Thousands of apps. Endless potential.
With so many educational apps on the App Store, there’s no limit to the learning possibilities at your fingertips. Take a look at some of our favorite apps for learning.

Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps

Looking to evaluate the apps that your school selects to purchase?  Here's a compilation of wonderful rubrics to assist you with the job.

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top apps
Top Educational Apps Every Teacher Should Know About
Top Educational Apps


Top Picks

Top Pics  
 Demo Videos
 Near Pod

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Provides lesson overviews, objectives, preparation, procedures, work samples, and templates.
A great place to go for ideas and inspiration.
iPads for Learning
Here are some classroom ideas for activities using a range of apps that teachers can try with their students. The activities are grouped into broad categories to provide a starting point however many of the apps can be used across a number of learning domains.

Tips and Tricks
15 iPad Tips for Teachers
Instructional eBook offered by Simple k12.
15 Tips for iPad

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