Download Appstart* – easy step-by-step on how to use iPad
Look up www.tmadeeasy.com – subject specific apps and tutorials with video reviews
www.appitic.com also very good
iTunes U – type in “integrating iPads into the classroom” – gives you tutorials
If you want to find out how to do something on the iPad – go to YouTube first. There’s generally someone who has made a video on the topic.
You can also favourite Youtube Videos ready for playing in class
Searching for Apps
Be specific – search for top 10 algebra apps rather than just maths apps
Some Key Apps
Keynote* (p) (similar to PowerPoint for presentations) – great for homework, have student connect to the projector and present to class. Great for all your own presentations as well.
Pages* (p) (similar to Word)
iMovie* (p) (was my biggest surprise allows great creativity and scope in engaging in topics across nearly all subjects.) Don’t forget the create trailer option – it’s the most useful
Numbers (p) – like excel – get your class rolls from the office, open the excel docs in numbers, copy and paste the class into new document – freeze column (look up how on google)– then throw away your teacher’s diary!
Allows you to poll students and get live results (like who wants to be a millionaire). You can also get opinions which appear on the board, as well as giving out and reports of multiple choice tests!
Popplet or Mindjet – for brainstorming
Book Creator* – create interactive book of story with pictures, sounds and video. Share to school website. Books can be read in iBooks.
Get things from your home computer onto the iPad. Backs your files up on the net.
www.sendtodropbox.com – gives you an email address which you can use to send nearly all types of files directly to your dropbox
If you don’t have enough space with dropbox – you can use Sugarsync which does the same thing – Some of our teachers use dropbox for school presentations and Sugarsync for other files/personal stuff
An app through which you can set up a Facebook-like page where you can share resources, have discussions, post quizzes, do polls.
Explain Everything (p)
Replaces interactive whiteboard (if you like that sort of thing).
Mobile OCR – take a picture of a page of text and turn it into text you can edit.
iBooks and Kindle App – Many free books and out of copyright classics
Other Subjects / Tasks (Apps we use)