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iOS in The Classroom
iOS in the classroom: Using iPad, iPod, & iPhone for learning.
Bring an iPad, iPod, or iPhone to the workshop.
Useful tips and tricks.Open the iBooks app and download the iPad user Guide
Get Organized: Press and hold an icon until it wiggles. Drag the icon on top of another app icon to place them both in a folder.
View most recently used apps:double click the home key, swipe from left to right and you can access iPod controls and screen orientation.
Caps lock: double tap the shift key
Need foreign characters: hold the letter down to access accent marks, umlauts etc.
Save a shortcut to your favorite web site and your home screen: open a web page tap the + sign and select Add to Home Screen
Quickly scroll to the top of a long web page: tap the status bar at the top of the screen to jump back to the beginning of the web page without scrolling up.Great Apps for Education, Learning, Productivity,
eBooks, Note Taking, and Creativity
Note Taker HD Software Garden Productivity
Notes Plus - Handwriting, Note Taking, Shape Drawing, and Sound Recording
Evernote Evernote Productivity
Pages Apple® Productivity
Keynote Apple® Productivity
Numbers Apple® Productivity
Dragon Dictation Nuance Communications Business
GarageBand Apple® Music
ArtStudio for iPad - draw, paint and edit photo Lucky Clan Photography
iMovie Apple® Photography
Scan QR Code City Utilities
Skype for iPad Skype Software S.a.r.l Social Networking
Dropbox Dropbox Productivity
Google Earth Google Travel
forScore MGS Development Music
World Atlas HD National Geographic Society Reference
Great free apps by
- most are elementary Math
Sketchpad Explorer KCP Technologies, Inc. Education
OverDrive Media Console – Library eBooks and Audiobooks OverDrive, Inc. Books
StoryKit ICDL Foundation Education
Word Magic Anusen Inc Education
Math Magic Anusen Inc Education
Futaba - Word Games for Kids INKids Education
Leafsnap For iPad Columbia University, University of Maryland, and Smithsonian Institution Education
WolframAlpha Wolfram Alpha LLC Reference
Splash Math - 3rd grade summer math workbook HD StudyPad, Inc. Education
Splash Math - 2nd grade summer math workbook HD StudyPad, Inc. Education
Math Bingo ABCya.com Education
3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool Invitrogen Corporation Education
Evernote Peek Evernote Education
gFlashPro - Flashcards & Tests gWhiz, LLC Education
PBS KIDS Video for iPad PBS KIDS Education
PBS for iPad PBS Entertainment
SUPER WHY! for iPad PBS KIDS Games
More Apps for
ScreenChomp TechSmith Corporation Education
Using Flash Web sites
The apps below will let you use flash web sites.
If you have the same app on more than one device, iCloud can automatically keep your documents up to date across all your devices. So you don't have to.
Helpful settings for accessibility
Go to setting>general >accessibility
iOS in Education
eBooks from Public Libraries
Mason Library ebooks
Mason Public Library (and Cincinnati Public Library) use your card number as your username and the last four digits of your phone number as the password.
Search for ebook From Other Public Libraries
Ohio eBook Project FAQ
Overdrive Media Console
Use the Overdrive apps to enjoy eBooks and Audio books from the Public Library on mobile devices and computers.
Book Readers and Stores
Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using
Search. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic.
Looking for your next great ebook? Over one million ebooks, free ebooks, newspapers, magazines, and blogs available in under 60 seconds.
is an amazing way to download and read books on your iOS device.
includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books.
Understand how to share and manage files
* Access files at work, home, and on your smart phone
Create Office documents on the iPad with SkyDrive web apps. Yes! It’s true! You can create, open and save Word PowerPoint and Excel documents on the iPad.
iOS web sites
Courses and Helpful Apps - Use These as Idea Starters, Personal Professional Development, Differentiation, Lessons,Enhancing Your Teaching, etc
Challenge Based Learning
- Watch this video as an example of an approach you can use in your classroom
- This is the source for the Challenge Based Learning Example
Appitic has many great resources and is a terrific place to start. It has apps organized by categories and subject area, teaching Bloom's Taxonomy, Special Needs, Multiple Intelligences, many teacher resources, and more. It's a must see.
itunes Courses for Professional Development
Integrating Ipads Into the Classroom
Flipping the Classroom
Creative Problem Solving
Apps for the Classroom
Creating a Culture of Innovation
Classroom 2.0 Live
Classroom 2.0 Live includes many interesting lessons, including using the iPad in the classroom, Weebly, Screencast, and has Featured Teacher interviews
Tech Edge for iPad Ed
Includes many lessons for everything you would want to know about using the iPad in the classroom
Research at Notre Dame
This doesn't really teach a student how to do research, but it includes excellent examples of the power of transformative, interdisciplinary research at Notre Dame that aims to change lives, solve problems, and improve the human condition. Students may find some of these inspirational so they can see that problem solving research is NOT and in our classes should not be, merely an academic exercise.
Talking Technology in the Classroom
This is many interviews and discussions regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
Apps and Tools for LFA Teachers
There really isn't anything original inside of this one, but I put this on here to show that it's important to not just go by the title when searching, and also you might see an app or two inside that you like but we have covered all or most of them elsewhere.
Short iPad Tutorials
Has many recommended apps, most that can be found elsewhere, but this is cool because it has the short tutorials
Brain Teasers by Khan Academy
Gotta Love It
Social and Emotional Learning
This one has good lessons and information about gifted -- look toward the bottom for the gifted selections
Project Based Learning
Math From iTunes U
This is above our level but you might check out a couple of the podcasts inside to possibly to stir an idea you can use with your students for how they might properly share data. These are Ted Talks which are always interesting.
Lessons that could be used for differentiated instruction. Just another tool in the math differentiation bag.
Same as above
Khan Academy Algebra
Hard to beat Khan Academy -- Flipped Classroom but also differentiation and professional development
Khan Academy - Arithmetic
Third Grade Math
These are podcasts for the Tennessee State Standards but is worth a look for ideas
Fourth Grade Math
Fifth Grade Math
Sixth Grade Math
Seventh Grade Math
The Problem of the Day - Fourth Grade Math
Mathematics - Making the Invisible Visible
Has five podcasts that discuss the origin and development of math - a different idea - from Stanford so perhaps too high but take a look
A Short Account of the History of Mathematics
Review of Descartes and many others who influenced the development of math - again, a different idea for your math students or even a research project
Khan Academy Pre-Algebra
Fractions and Decimals
It's not possible to look at all of these apps - Fractions !!! has excellent reviews from educators who teach many different grade levels
Oh No Fractions
This app is highly recommended online
Math on the Spot
Long Division Touch
Includes logic and critical thinking
- Great app
-- She does cool math lessons in an original manner on YouTube
ViHart - 9.999... reasons that .999... = 1
Lumosity Brain Trainer
Cognitive Test Prep
CogAT Practice Test - K and 1
CogAT Practice Test - Grades 7 and 8
Little Solver - Figural Analogies
Qwizful HD - Test Prep
Analogies for Kids
- at the top of many lists - interactive white board
PBLE - Problem Based Learning Experiences
American Dreams - Speeches and Documents in US History
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"