So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.
This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.
Collecting The Best Thinking, Apps, & Resources For Teaching With iPads
How iPads Function In Education
The Access Model: 1:1 Teaching with iPads, by TeachThought
Terry Heick of TeachThought looks at the characteristics of an iPad-friendly curriculum.
Jackie Gerstein looks at engagement and user-centeredness of a tech-focused classroom
DML looks at the iPad and “generativity.”
Sync Teaching & Second Screen Learning, by Terry Heick
edutopia’s Beth Holland takes a look at the important issue of screen time.
Terry Heick asks, “Are apps the new textbook?”
Apple’s resources for iPads in education.
The Tabula Project looks at the riddle of iPad integration
The Padagogy Wheel: SAMR + teaching + apps + pretty graphic
Preparing For iPad Deployment
TeachThought looks at the kinds of big questions that can help you think about how iPads might “fit’ in your classroom.
Beth Holland at edutopia looks at your “first 5 days” of an iPad classroom
edutopia follow-ups that post with this one on the first 5 days, weeks, and months
MacObserver looks at the now-infamous LA iPad-rollout fail.
MindShift offers a set of questions to help gauge your “iPad Readiness.”
Alyssa Tormala offers lessons learned from teaching with iPads, via edutopia
MindShift looks at rolling out an iPad program with “eyes wide open”
Tips For iPad Security In The Classroom
The Best Apps For Teaching & Learning
38 of the Best Educational Games for iPad
What are the best free apps for teaching and learning? Here is one collection to get you started.
Sam Gliksman’s “essential apps for education.”
Looking to go with a paperless classroom? Here are some apps to get started.
TeachThought offers apps for guided reading in the elementary classroom.
Apps that demonstrate apps > textbooks
iPad Utility & Function
Adding YouTube clips to the iPad Photo Roll
A primer for projecting your iPad screen.
Making your iPad function as a document camera.
Apple’s iTunes Education Spotlight
Apple’s recommendations for iPad assessment. (This one is more about the features of the iPad and how to use Guided Access than it is actual assessment practice.)
Getting started with PDF worksheets for tablets.
Ideas For Lessons
TeachThought’s “iPad Spectrum” that offers iPad-designed activities framed (roughly) around increasingly-complex cognitive demand.
Andrew Marcinek at edutopia takes a look at six examples of iPad integration
Using iMovie trailers as icebreakers.
A decent collection of iPad-friendly activities.
Jackie Gerstein asks, Is There A Digital or Intellectual and Pedagogical Divide?
A list of iPad pilot programs
Putting together an iPad pilot proposal
A general technology (& thus iPad-friendly) walkthrough document.
From edutopia, iPads vs laptops, with examples
An annual teaching-with-iPads conference organized by educators, for educators.
Why iOS 8 will be a hit with educators, by MacWorld.
Apple’s iTunesU Overview
The History Of the iPad in Education, by TeachThought’s Terry Heick
This article was featured on TeachThought on October 14 2014 and was researched and written by the TeachThought staff.