Ipad in the Classroom


I wish I could have more than one Ipad in my class! Photo Cred 

This year is the first year that I will have a school ipad in my classroom. In the past I have used my personal Ipad to let students do research or read a short article, but this will be my first year when I will actually have this resource available full time.


Naturally I started searching the internet and looking for resources and recommended apps. We are supposed to be receiving training throughout the year, but I wanted to get a head start and find apps that other teachers recommend.


Here are some things I have found:


http://eskymaclj.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/only-1-ipad-in-classroom.html Great for only 1 ipad in class


http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/# great kid oriented reading and amazing photos


https://newsela.com/ articles for students to read and have a comprehension test to assess their reading. Free. Can save as an icon on the ipad home screen.


http://mrsstanfordsclass.blogspot.com/2013/03/ipad-on-lock-down.html teaches teachers how to lock an app so students can’t leave the app.


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-note-recorder-notes/id484001216?mt=8 record and organize voice memos (can later be attached to QR codes) which can be helpful for use with centers.


https://itunes.apple.com/app/i-nigma-4-qr-datamatrix-barcode/id388923203?mt=8 QR code reader/creator so students can read your voice memos.


http://www.socrative.com/ – formative assessment immediate responses


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/common-core-standards/id439424555?mt=8 common core standards app which is really useful considering that my school is just moving over to Common Core.


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nearpod/id523540409?mt=8 create lessons, share with students, and asses students


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storybuddy/id390538762?mt=8 kids can use this to publish their books using paint, photos, and text.


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/raz-kids/id474207297?mt=8 lets you access books and quizzes. All student activity in the app is captured and reported to teachers at Raz-Kids.com, thus helping teachers monitor student progress and determine the instruction needed for each student.


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wonderopolis/id505247028?mt=8 Wonderopolis offers daily content through a “Wonder of the Day”, containing a curious question, written text, vocabulary words, graphic images and video to inspire learning.


Please comment below. What apps are a must have in your classroom? What apps help organize your life as a teacher? Any other great resources you could add?


4 responses to “Ipad in the Classroom

  1. NewsELA does sound great! Since 100% of my students are non-native English speakers, being able to adjust the reading level is key! I would love to hear about any other apps you use!


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