March 9, 2012

Weekly iPad Resources and Suggestions from EdTechTeacher (2/27)


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.

iStudiez Pro for your Mac, iPhone, iPad

This is an interesting app for students looking to get rid of their paper planner. It works on an iPad, iPhone, or as a Mac App. For $2.99, students can track assignments, schedules, and projects.

Tags: app, ipad, education, organization

The Apple iPad in Education Workshop & Course | John Larkin

“The aim of this course is to demonstrate the practical application of the Apple iPad mobile device in an educational setting. An emphasis on hands-on activities and the sharing of relevant strategies will be the hallmarks of the course.” Resources, links, app suggestions, and published papers are also available on this page.

Tags: ipad, apps, education

40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students – Best Colleges Online

This annotated list organizes app by subject within the sciences.

Tags: ipad, apps, science

Creative Book Builder – create, edit & publish your ebooks

Similar to BookCreator & iBookCreator creator, this app allows you to make eBooks on the iPad.

Tags: ebook, ibook, ebooks


This free app from McGraw Hill is great for elementary school students to work on building their vocabulary. Students can either play on their own or with a partner. Bluster works on rhyming, prefixes & suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives, and over 800 vocabulary words.

Tags: ipad, apps, education, elementary, english, vocabulary, grammar

eBook Magic for iPad

Another app to create an eBook directly on the iPad.

Tags: ebook, ibook, apps

All the Awesome Things You Can Do with a Long Press on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch

When we teach iPad workshops, we like to begin with “tap and hold” as a skill. While many folks have already figured it out, the concept is new to a majority of the educators whom we work with. This is a great post describing some of the results.

Tags: ipad, shortcuts, iOS

iPads and learning |

An iPads in Education Scoopit Page that also mentions some of our EdTechTeacher resources.

Literacy Journal: Only 1 iPad in the Classroom?

This blog post describes how to make do with just 1 iPad in the classroom. It discusses setup & projection, finding and using apps, as well as curriculum suggestions. The extensive list of apps is a bit overwhelming.

Dark Side of the iPad ~ Collecting student projects is difficult! | John Larkin

Collecting student work…from the iPad. This post provides links to articles and suggestions surrounding establishing workflow with students.

Tags: ipad, cloud

10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

A great post describing apps to help students with reading and writing difficulties.

Tags: iPad, education, elementary, reading, writing, udl, differentiation

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Air Sketch with Dropbox for Wireless iPad Presentations

A great blog post about using the Airsketch app w/ Dropbox to create Wireless iPad Presentations.

Tags: iPad, dropbox, presentations

iPad Creative – iPad Creative Blog – How to: Use Pages for iPad with Most Cloud Services

This post documents an interesting process that allows for sharing from the iPad across multiple cloud accounts using Otixo – a third party sharing service.

Tags: ipad, cloud, pages

Apps in Education: 1000 Recommended Apps Sorted by Subject Area

1000 Apps sorted by subject area…wow, that is a ton of apps.

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Apps in Education: Apps for Grading Assessments

This blog post lists several apps to use for mobile grading and keeping a grade book on an iPad. It is important to note that some Student Information Systems – such as Pearson’s PowerSchool – have developed apps that integrate directly with the computer-based grade books.

Tags: education, grading, iPad, apps

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series) « Evernote Blogcast
This article from a Portland, OR teacher describes how Evernote can be used as a complete student portfolio system, integrated into parent conferences, and used for real-time progress sharing.

Tags: eportfolio, evernote, eportfolios

Can the iPad Really Replace Your Laptop?

This article from Mashable describes the pros and cons of using an iPad as the sole device. It discusses a variety of apps and comes to a fairly subjective conclusion.

Tags: ipad

30 Cool Educational iPad Apps for Science Lovers – Creative Can

This list provides a comprehensive list of 30 apps specific to science. Some are free, and all of the suggestions include annotations.