Despite news of Chromebooks surpassing iPads as the most popular devices sold to U.S. schools, iPads continue to play a very important role in K-12 education. It’s increasingly become more common for students to come to school with their own iPads, while other schools are implementing successful 1:1 programs.
The goal of any device should be to fade into the background, allowing learning to always be in the forefront. Tailoring your curriculum to include devices such as iPads can have a positive impact on student engagement in the classroom and continued learning outside the classroom. When iPads are integrated effectively, the outcomes can be amazing. Bookmark these websites for some great tips.
iPads in Education: Explore the use of eBooks on iPads, including topics as basic as apps and accessories all the way to effective deployment.
AppAnnie: A resource to quickly gather information on a variety of educational iOS apps, including descriptions on what they are and how they rank against other apps.
Apple’s iPad Website: Find real stories organized by category about various iPad apps and how they’ve been used in the classroom.
iPadology: For those who prefer to learn and explore through video, this YouTube channel offers useful application of iPad apps in the classroom.
Apps in Education: This blog reviews useful apps in a variety of subjects, including math, music, English and special needs.
The iPad Curriculum: Finding iPad apps is easy but building those apps into the curriculum can be a challenge. This blog provides best practices for using the iPad as a learning tool.