The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services.
Gesture-based technology is on the rise; according to the latest NMC Horizon Report, gesture-based technological models will become more readily integrated as a method of learning within the next few years.
The iPhone, iPad, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect technology are examples of these kinds of developments, and in particular, resources for Apple products in education are becoming widely available online.
For teachers, some of which are just beginning to use tablets and mobile devices in class, these resources can be invaluable in promoting more interactive classrooms and understanding how best to use and control such products. Below is a collection of tutorials, lesson plans and applications for educators to utilize.
Tutorials:1.) iPads for learning: Getting started
5.) iPad Curriculum: Educational app reviews, tips, and tricks for using iPads in the classroom
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18.) Top 20 must-have educational iPhone & iPad Apps used by real teachers in the classroom
19.) 5 Innovative iPad apps that will evolve your classroom
By subject21.) Top ten classroom math apps
24.) Separated by subject
27.) 1,000 educational apps organized by subject and price
28.) 1000 recommended apps sorted by subject area
iBooks 2 resources31.) Natural sciences
32.) Earth science
33.) Life science
Tips, tricks and studies36.) Using my iPad in the classroom this year
37.) 10 iPad 2 tips and tricks
40.) 62 interesting ways to use an iPad in the classroom .. and tips
Sample lessons41.) Sample lessons -- iPads in education
42.) The iPad Livebinder
44.) iPad: Ideas to inspire
45.) My LessonPlan
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