iPads for Teaching and Learning

Tiana Jackson

Why are schools jumping on the iPad bandwagon?

Now, it seems as if every school is jumping on the iPad bandwagon, but the interesting question is why are schools jumping on the iPad bandwagon? In my opinion, nearly every school is jumping on the bandwagon because it engages students learning, majority of the apps that the iPad provides are educational apps that can be used inside or outside of the classroom for students to work on, it's user friendly, and it's accessible to every learner in the classroom. I love the iPad's and it's something that I will be incorporating in my future classroom.



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iPads In The Classroom

What's so cool about an iPad?

The iPad is very effective! It is a great tool for surfing the web and researching topics in or out of the classroom, reading and writing, or playing games. The iPad is thin and light; therefore, it is a great tool to take on the road while traveling. I am firm believer that the iPad is a powerful tool that is changing the face of education.

Why does it engage kids?

One of the main thing that I like about students using iPads is that they're so engaged and involved that they don't realize that they're learning. Instead, they think that they're playing a game. Also, the iPad is a diverse learning tool for all students to use in and out of the classroom. They're learning and they enjoy doing it as well. Also, I am a firm believer that the use of an iPad increases children reading level.

What are the advantages of iPads in the classroom?

Some of the advantages of using iPads in the classroom is it increases high level of engagement with students, saves money on textbooks, keep students attention, provides great apps that can be used for the classroom, and to prepare students for the "real world". However, although the iPad is a great tool for the classroom, it does not replace the teacher.
Benefits of iPad Use in the Classroom

My Top Three Apps to Use in the Classroom

iPads Used by Students With Special Needs

My Favorite Top 10 Websites

How Amy Heimerl teaches with iPad

Click the link above to see Amy Heimerl, a kindergarten teacher, shares how she incorporates technology into her classroom. I love the fact that she created a custom learning experience for each individual student in her classroom using the iPad.

The iPad for students with special needs

Click the link above to see how the iPad can be used for students with special needs. Once you read this website, you'll know that the iPad is built for anyone to use. I think that is why I love it so much.

iPad creating a more engaging classroom

Click the link above to see how the iPad creates an engaging classroom environment. Not only does students love iPad's, but it is beneficial towards teachers as well.

Learning and Sharing with Mrs. Lirenman

Click the link above to see how Mrs. Lirenman incorporates the iPad in her first grade classroom. I like the fact that she goes into details about how she organizes each individual student iPad folder.

Helping Others

Click the link above to read about the different apps that can be used in the classroom to help students understand the power of collaboration and what it means to come together.

Puttting the iPad to work

Click the link above to see ways that the iPad can be used in the classroom. It is good for collaboration, instant feedback, showing student learning, pursing their own interest, connections, etc.

More information of how Proloquo2Go works

Click the link above to get more information of how Proloquo2Go works. Previously stated, this is great app for students who cannot speak. It can be used in and out of the classroom.

How Kristi Meewse Teaches with the iPad

Click the link above to see how Kristi uses the iPad to create books on subjects such as animals, spiders in her classroom. Also, she gives a list of apps that can be used in the classroom to create stories.

Discussion Questions from Other teachers

Click the link above to read about the discussion between teachers in the classroom. This is my favorite website because I love to read about other teachers opinions about iPads in the classroom.

Benefits of using iPads in the classroom

Click the link above to see how the iPad is beneficial towards the classroom. Of course, there are many more benefits, but these are my favorite because I can relate to each since I am a college student.