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Updated by Nicole Cassamassino on Mar 05, 2015
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iPad Resources for Tech Educator

My personal reference for using iPads with elementary educators.

Apps and Ideas for Literature Circles on iPads -- THE Journal

One method of getting kids to engage reading in different ways is through a tablet-based literature circle. One educator reveals how the process works at her school and why it's effective.

How Tech Will Transform the Traditional Classroom| The Committed Sardine

This is a comprehensive and resource-packed article written by app developer Ben Jackson and featured on Mashable. If you want to get some great tools and insights on how ed tech can be a useful part of the classroom, keep on reading and exploring. You're sure to find something here that catches your eye.


App for Teachers and Students, working in a class simultaneously on a same project with iPads. Turn your iPad, iPhone, iPad Mini or Android tablet into a convenient side monitor for your Mac or Windows PC.

Introduction to formatting text in Pages app for iPad » iClevedon

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iPad | iPad Curriculum

Tapose What it is: Tapose is a fantastic (currently the BEST I’ve seen) journaling app for the iPad.  Tapose goes above and beyond the other journal apps that I’ve seen with a few key features: It offers customization- When a student creates a new journal, they can choose a custom cover for the journal and [...]

iPads in the Classroom are Changing the Face of Education | Mac|Life

What springs to mind when you hear the phrase “technology in education?” Is it an outdated Windows computer collecting dust in the back corner of a classroom? Software that’s nothing more than overly animated flashcards? Or is it the iPad, which supports interactive textbooks and dynamic educational apps for all ages? Whether the tablet is used to teach reading and arithmetic basics to kindergartners, or to create a presentation for teenagers, the iPad is a chameleon in the classroom with the flexibility to adapt to any kind of curriculum. All that’s needed is a school administrator who is willing to adopt it.iPad owners know how entertaining the tablet is, but many are just learning of the powerful potential the device has shown in reforming education. Even before Apple started to add textbooks to its iBooks library in January, over 1.5 million iPads had been adopted into schools, with 1,000 of them utilized in one-to-one programs. These numbers are phenomenal for a device that’s been around for only three years, but the true usefulness of an iPad in the classroom is something that’s still up for debate.

iPads (or other devices) and Literature Circles – co-starring Edmodo.

Literature Circles have been around forever. Done well, the strategy is an effective way of engaging children in reading, while teaching them specific skills and behaviours we use when immersing ourselves in a text. With clear foci during the instructional part of the Literature Circle session, teachers can direct children to use these strategies to improve their comprehension and how they respond to text.

Train Your Teachers Before Deploying More iPads! « the Evolving Classroom

Last week an educator asked the question, “What digital learning technology can my school district invest in that will not become obsolete?” The answer… teacher training technology! More ...

(Video) How iPad Helped Kindergarten Tell Their Story w/ iMovie «

On Monday past, I emcee’d a Film Festival for students in Junior and Senior High. The festival was a huge hit thanks to my amazing team of colleagues and dozens of talented teens. But my proudest moment of the evening was one video in particular – created by a kindergarten class.