Need to know which iPad apps to use in your classroom?

So the proliferation of iPads into the classroom shows no signs of letting up.  The obvious question in light of this is which applications make sense for educators.  Well I’ve come across a pretty good list that’s actually broken down into the following learning objectives…

  1. I want my students to record and edit video on the iPad. 
  2. I want my students to record and / or edit audio on the iPad.
  3. I want my students to read class content on the iPad. 
  4. I want my students to annotate course readings on the iPad 
  5. I want my students to be able to use audio books on the iPad. 
  6. I want my students to use the iPad as a digitial notebook / note-taking device. 
  7. I want my students to use their iPads to create screencasts to share and demonstrate their understanding.
  8. I want my students to create presentations on the iPad. 
  9. I want my students to create digital stories on the iPad. 
  10. I want my students to be able to study with the iPad. 
  11. I want to use the iPad as a student response system. 
  12. I want my students to create written content on the iPad. 
  13. I want my students to blog on the iPad.
  14. I want my students to create ePubs / iBooks to read on the iPad.
  15. I want my students to create and edit images on the iPad.
  16. I want to use the iPad in order to create a language lab environment for my students.
  17. I want my students to use the iPad to stay organized. (NEW)
  18. I want to use the iPad to conduct video / virtual conferences in the classroom (NEW)
  19. I want to control my computer or Interactive White Board from my iPad. (NEW)

Definitely check this site out… http://www.edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/mobile-technology-apps/ipad-as

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2 comments on “Need to know which iPad apps to use in your classroom?

  1. I love the idea of using iPads as teaching aids in the classroom, but I’m really surprised to see in your photo that your iPad doesn’t seem to have any kind of case on it. Have I got this right? My child is only 6, and I know you’re dealing with much older kids, but I don’t think our iPad would last a day without some kind of shock-absorbing case! 🙂

  2. Hello Mary, to be honest with you the picture used is a stock photo. Whenever I work with schools I always advise them to purchase a protective case for each iPad. There are circumstances though when the budget has been stretched super thin in the first place to buy the iPads and the added cost of purchasing the cases becomes prohibitive.

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