Best Practices and Strategies for iPads in the Elementary Classroom


Tips for iPad Classrooms:

1. Unlimited free apps, but be thoughtful
2. Apps can work like IEPs
3. Students have more ownership with creation-based apps
4. Let your classroom go through "stages of implementation"
5. Work hard to change up usage, i.e. - individual, pairs, groups, whole class
6. Be a part of a professional-learning group, even if you are passive (Twitter, etc.)

Lessons learned from Digital Textbook Pilot

http://www.lwbva.org/beyondtextbooks.cfm
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/04/ipads_in_the_classroom_the_right_way_to_use_them_demonstrated_by_a_swiss.html

Classroom Strategies

http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/62-ideas-for-using-the-ipad-in-the-classroom
http://learninginhand.com/ios/
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/12/top-7-guides-on-how-to-use-ipad-in-your.html

Classroom Ideas - Innovation Award Summaries:

http://wiki.canby.k12.or.us/groups/innovation/wiki/9249c/201011_Innovation_Grant_Awardees_and_Research_Projects.html

Identifying Apps

http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html
http://ipadapps4school.com
http://learninginhand.com/ios

iPad Teachers Network

http://ipadeducators.ning.com/forum

iPads in the Elementary Classroom - Overview