iPods & iPads: Applications and Uses in the Classroom
Weblist for iPad & iPod Resources

Presented by: Marian University School of Education, Department of Educational Technology

One of Marian's instructors created this Animoto video to demonstrate the multiple uses of iPads in the classroom. These ideas apply to both a face-to-face classroom setting as well as for online learning.

iPads in the Education Articles & Blogs:
Introducing the iPod Touch and iPad from Apple
T.H.E. Journal University Education Researcher Trying iPad in K-8 Classrooms
T.H.E. Journal Opening Up to Digital Textbooks
California School Districts Testing Use of iPad as Algebra Textbook
Upper East Side of Manhattan Debuts iPads in the Classroom
Apps for Education (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
ISTE Connects comments on Education Applications for iPad
U.S. News & World Report: 10 iPad Applications for Higher Education
Gizmodo's list of "Essential iPad Apps"
Technology in the Elementary Classroom: The iPad Blog
ZD Net: 50 Resources for iPad Use in the Classroom
Evaluating Applications for Educational Use - Rubrics and Considerations
iPad Evaluation Guide - PDF
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 4 Great Rubrics

Tools for iPad Management and Display:
Jamf Software to manage Classroom sets of iPads
Chromecast - Bluetooth tool
Apple TV
Doceri Software
Reflector Software
Splashtop Software
Airserver Software
Airparrot Software

Mobile devices help to close the achievement gap by raising test scores, try some of the following activities:
  1. Creating Podcasts (Vodcasts) to represent learning acquired from research projects or to show understanding of concepts taught. Additionally students can create podcasts for advertisements or story telling projects. Created Podcasts can be shared on a web page for parents to view.
  2. Audio record students reading so they can evaluate their own reading rate, fluency, and intonation. Additionally students can practice giving a speech by recording themselves and listening to the playback to help them refine their speech. Samples of reading can be shared at parent/conferences.
  3. Upload your Video files from your Flip camera or Photos from an SD card. Access applications like Animoto, Keynote, and Photo Pad to create projects.
  4. Educational applications can be used to reinforce skills being taught in the classroom - See Instructor Recommended Links from the Sidebar.
  5. Research is required at all grade levels. Use research based applications, web browser or topic specific applications to aide students in their research topic.
  6. Use Screensharing tools like: iTeleport or TeamViewer to access your computer and SMARTboard software.
  7. The iPad and iPod can be used with students that have special educational needs - Accessibility options & Applications.
  8. Applications can be found in the iTunes Store - Categories: Education / Special Education
  9. The iPad and iPod are tools to help your students be successful. Lessons & Curriculum should not be driven from the device, rather the device should be a tool your students use to understand the objectives being taught.
  10. Educators and Administrators are encouraged to use the iPad / iPod for Professional Development

How to Use Your iPad in the Classroom:
  • Project on the big screen (see Tools & Software to Display)
  • Manage the classroom, behavior, courses
  • Assess the students through projects, quizzes,
  • Interact with the students and parents
  • Access files on your computer, or student work in the cloud
  • Make projects, instructional media, ebooks
  • Learn new things through professional development

Presented To:
WBEA Fall Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (September, 2010)
FETC Orlando, Florida (February, 2011)
WBEA Fall Conference, Green Bay, Wisconsin (September, 2011)
WAMLE Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (October 2011)
SLATE Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (December 2011)