iPad Training

Fun, Engagement, and Collaboration


Let's Learn the Basics


Classroom Management Tips and Tricks

Other Classroom Management Hints:

Lamp On - Lamp Off

Cups Up or Down

Hands Off

Power Down

Cases Closed

Online StopWatch - http://www.online-stopwatch.com/

Class Dojo


Improve Behavior

Improve specific student behaviors and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.

Web Based Applications to Quickly Engage Students


Use Shortened URL's to Guide Students

Practice using the URL shortener below:

https://bitly.com/ - no CAPTHCA (Completely Automated Public Test to tell Humans and Computers Apart)

Google URL Shortener http://goo.gl

http://tinyurl.com/ - can make custom tinyurl, has preview feature

Hint: You can turn in shortened URL into a QR (Quick Response Code) in any browser. To do this copy and paste the shortened url you created in to your web browser and add a .qr on to the end and press enter. You now have a QR Code. (This works great with bitly and goo.gl)

http://goo.gl/SGkZw.qr (Example: add on .qr and press enter)

Use QR Codes to Guide Students

My favorite QR Reader App is "I-nigma barcode reader" (iphone App)

You can search QR reader and find many to choose from...

How to Create QR Codes

My favorite QR Reader App is "I-nigma barcode reader" (iphone App)

* http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

* Bulk QR Code Creator

* http://qrvoice.net/ - 100 words of text into speech




http://www.classtools.net/QR/ - QR Treasure Hunt Generator


Periodic Table of Videos

QR Code Resume

World's Largest QR Code

Largest Human QR Code

More on QR Codes: Click Here

Hint: Send home both the link and QR Code to parents...just in case they don't have a QR Reader.

Black & White and Scanned All Over
Using QR Codes in the Classroom



Only One iPad? No Problem!

You don’t have to be in a 1:1 classroom to infuse technology into your instruction. If you have one iPad in your classroom, turn it into a technology station during literacy or math small group work. A group of 3-4 students can work collaboratively on one iPad with these fantastic free apps:

1. Toontastic: Students can work in small groups to write a script based on a story they know or one they’ve created. Toontastic allows users to tell their story by choosing a setting, creating characters, and moving each character while they record dialogue. Students must identify the tone of a story, sequence events, and act out the different parts. Each child can play the role of a character, or take on jobs like set designer and director. Using Toontastic students can draw and record their tale, creating a final product that’s perfect to share with the class or on a back-to-school night. These videos are also great for digital portfolios.

2. Math Fluency: Instead of having students use paper flashcards to quiz each other on math facts try one of the free iPad apps – there are many to choose from – that quiz students on addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Using just one iPad (or iPod Touch) students can work in teams to quiz one another to reinforce these basic skills. Fluency is an important foundational skill and digital flashcards are an easy way to create a technology math station.

3. Camera: The iPad camera offers many opportunities for students to work together collaboratively. Students can snap pictures of their group acting out scenes from a story or describing the feelings of a character. Whether they’re filming public service announcements, retelling a story they’re read, giving a book recommendation or conducting interviews, small groups can work together to complete a task using the iPad camera.

4. Screencasting: Doceri, ScreenChomp, and Educreations are fantastic free apps that students can use in small groups. Have a team solve a math word problem and document the steps they’ve taken to find their answer. Students can each take on a role (as speaker, writer, timekeeper, director) or each model a different part of the problem. These tutorials can be shared with the whole class or included in digital portfolios. Differentiate the task by having students work on problems at their level or in a heterogeneous group. These screencasts can be used as a form of assessment to see if students can explain their thinking – and work collaboratively.

5. Teleprompter: Students can practice choral reading to build fluency using the iPrompt iPad app. Choose a famous text – or one you and your students have written – and cut and paste it into the app. Change the font size and speed of delivery to meet the needs of your students. Have students read in unison or act as a timekeeper for another child.


Apps for Reading

iBooks - iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

iTunesU - The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Kindle - The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface.

Overdrive - Download eBooks and audiobooks from your library directly to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!

Books for FREE!!!

http://books.google.com Google Books

http://www.gutenberg.org Project Gutenberg