March 2, 2012

Weekly iPad Resources and Suggestions from EdTechTeacher (2/19)


In addition to this annotated list of apps and ideas, EdTechTeacher’s Greg Kulowiec and Beth Holland also maintain the iPad for ETT Diigo Group as well as The iPad As… page which groups apps and resources based on learning goals.

iPad Apps to Meet 14 Learning Objectives

Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers featured the new EdTechTeacher iPad As… page. His blog is full of great posts about how educators can integrate iPads into their curriculum.

iPad Adventures at Lower School

This is a great teacher blog from an educator at Sidwell Friends School, chronicling her use of iPads in the classroom/

Tags: ipad, elementary, apps, education


This free app from the National Science Foundation gives you access to images, videos, and science news.

Tags: iPad, apps, science

PaperPort Notes for iPad

This digital note taking tool leverages annotation features, audio recording, the ability to combine multiple document types and easy sharing via Dropbox or Box.

Tags: iPad, apps, notetaking

iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 1

A great article about pedagogy with the iPad. As the author states, “We have to make the iPad suit the learning, not make the learning suit the iPad to justify having it. So think of the skills you want your students to develop and then work out if the iPad can improve that skill. If it doesn’t, don’t use it.”

Tags: iPad, pedagogy, learning, teaching, best practice

Side by Side (with Dropbox support)

This app that allows you to split the screen on your iPad so that you can view multiple apps at one time – much like on a computer. It also has Dropbox support, and a Pro version is available.

Tags: iPad, apps

Best Social Studies Apps for iPad – WSS Wiki

Another wiki page that is under construction, but a great source for finding social studies apps. The page is broken down to address maps, social studies, references, and current events.

Tags: social studies, iPad, history

Best Science Apps for iPad – WSS Wiki

Though this page is under development, there are some great suggestions for iPad apps to use in science courses.

Tags: iPad, apps, education, science

Start Developing iOS Apps Today: Introduction

Apple has released this development guide for those looking to create their own apps. This could be useful for teachers interested in having their students create their own apps.

Tags: ios, development, apps, tutorials, ipad, technology

iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 2 – Writing

This is a great article about how iPads can be used with the writing process. It highlights best practices that teachers can follow in order to best leverage the technology, and suggests apps to support the process.

Tags: ipad, writing, teaching, learning, apps, literacy, best practice

A List of Free Apps for Students with Hearing and Visual Impairment

While the Google Presentation in this post is intended for working with students who have hearing and visual impairments, some of the apps are valuable for an array of different learners.

Tags: visual, hearing, differentiation, iPad

This app allows for web conferencing and collaboration from your iPad. With an Internet connection, you can now share screens via the iPad much like on a computer.

Tags: iPad, apps, collaboration, technology

10 iOS Apps for Individuals Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

A list of 10 free, or low-cost, apps that could immediately impact students who struggle with reading and writing. The list includes Dragon Dictation, Idea Sketch, CouldOn, and Nebulous Notes – all of which have been previously mentioned in this list. However, this site includes great suggestions for how to use them to directly support reading and writing instruction.

Tags: iPad, apps, technology