Educational Technology is helping with iPads in the classroom. Below you will see links to various apps and resources to help get iPads working in your classroom. If you have questions, email email@example.com or contact Educational Technology at x7021. For teachers looking to get iPads in their classroom, please feel free to search for available grants. After obtaining funding, IT and Ed. Tech will be happy to work with you to get the system up and running well in your classroom!
Online Resources for iPads in Education
https://sites.google.com/site/ipadwebinar/home - ISTE's site for iPads in Education. Very good information, but lots of links and pages to review.
http://mobileieducator.com/ - Katherin Burdick's site dedicated to mobile learning. Many apps with reviews and blogs to get you thinking in different directions for your class.
http://www.iear.org/ - Education Apps Review site. Great site for apps (some are the same as Burdick's site) and reviews of things that have really been used in education.
https://sites.google.com/site/schrockipad/ - iPads in teh Classroom site. Amazing updates and information for teachers just starting iPads in the classroom. Get to know this site!
http://www.alline.org/ - Also know as APPitic has a collection of 1,300+ apps for education. Organized and simple.
http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/iPad+Apps - great visual resource of apps with short descriptions.
http://childrenstech.com/blog/archives/category/hardware/ipad-hardware - Children’s Technology Review is a monthly PDF newsletter — modeled in the spirit of Consumer Reports — designed to summarize products and trends in children’s interactive media. There is no advertising content, in any form.
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/36989 - this LiveBinders site has links to different blogs, sites, and online tools with information regarding iPads in Education. Lots to look through, but lots to use as well.
Teaching in depth with Apps
Often when it comes to using iPads in the classroom, many of us want to get the technology rolling but may not know where to begin. This chart (credited) demonstrates Bloom's Taxonomy in an app realated way.
Also, a great online resource for Bloom's Apps:
"Are other districts using iPads?" (Yes!)
Apple credits over 600 districts with an iPad program last year, but with so many people taking on the challenge in such a short time, information about "how to do it" hasn't evolved quick enough to keep up with demand. There is no set guide on the one way to get iPads working in the classroom, but there are a number of teachers and administrators trying. Here is a website with a list of schools trying tablet computing:
Higley is on the map!
Mathematics Apps (using the iTunes store)
Algebra Touch (free edition) -
Have you forgotten most of your algebra? Algebra Touch refreshes your skills using techniques only possible on your iOS device. Say you have x + 3 = 5. You can drag the 3 to the other side of the equation. Enjoy the wonderful conceptual leaps of algebra, without getting bogged down by the tedium of traditional methods. Drag to rearrange, tap to simplify, and draw lines to eliminate identical terms. Easily switch between lessons and randomly-generated practice problems. Create your own problems or edit current ones.
Mastering Mathematics Grade 7 ($1.99)
Mastering Mathematics Grade 7 reinforces Mathematics concepts for Eighth Graders by introducing them to inner, hidden problem solving techniques. The worksheets and examples aim at enhancing the knowledge, putting to test the inherent talent, memory. Learn mathematics like a role to play in every aspect of life.
The solutions to the problems are simple, yet easy to grasp and recollect. These are easy to follow and grasp solutions designed to tickle the minds of young solutions. These will help you face your class exams with confidence and ease. However, these are not your regular class books substitute. These are supplements acting much like protein supplements, boosting your mind.
This app would provide you 24 x 7 access to various questions and solutions.
We hope you love the questions and answers as much as we loved framing those questions and solving them. If you like to see some additional topics covered, do write to us @ firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you.
FEATURES IN THIS VERSION:
1. Fourteen Question Sets covering most of the topics in Grade 7 Mathematics
2. Fourteen detailed Answer Sets to the questions
3. Drawings/sketches by a physically challenged boy
Khan Academy: A Classroom In Your Pocket (free)
Khan Academy is a non-profit video channel with over 1,000 videos covering topics ranging from high school math and science to banking and venture capital. Profits from this app will go to support Khan Academy on its mission to create valuable content.
This app uses the VIRT2GO mobile video platform created by Irynsoft. VIRT2GO offers a new way to view educational content on your mobile phone. It makes learning a social experience allowing users to update and keep tabs on their Facebook friends, to post to a forum, and to leave ratings and reviews of individual videos.
Here are some of the great features of the app:
-videos, catalog, notes, and forum posts are cached and viewable off-line.
-Unlike many video apps that require a wifi connection this one does not.
-Take notes or research the web while watching the video
-interact with your facebook friends from within the app (Facebook login required)
-ask questions on the discussion forum
-see how others rated a lecture to determine which videos are the most helpful
Quick List of other apps (http://www.ipodsibilities.com/iPodsibilities/Math_Apps.html)
Mathematics Online Links
Khan Academy offers videos on a variety of mathematics topics. There is also an app for that!
Mathematics Podcasts (iTunes U)
Algebra (Khan Academy)
Social Studies Links
Khan Academy offers videos on Current Economics. Not just math anymore!
http://socialstudiescentral.com/ offers resources for the Social Studies teachers of today.
Social Studies Apps (using the Itunes store)
Social Studies Podcasts (iTunes U)
Last Modified on February 4, 2013