50 resources for iPad use in the classroom

A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate iPads into the classroom.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer

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.



1.) iPads for learning: Getting started

2.) How to put a video in Keynote for iPad

3.) 50 iPad2 tips and tricks

4.) iPods and iPads in the Classroom

5.) iPad Curriculum: Educational app reviews, tips, and tricks for using iPads in the classroom

6.) Mobile Mentor workshop

7.) Apps and lesson plans

8.) Issues to consider concerning the deployment of iPads

9.) Managing student work

10.) iPadagogy: The YouTube Channel

Apps for educators

11.) 30 iPhone apps to help educators manage classrooms

12.) 30 Useful IPad apps for Business & Presentation

13.) 20 Amazing iPad apps for educators

14.) Elementary school iPad apps

15.) Middle school iPad apps

16.) 100 free iPad apps

17.) 10 excellent iPad applications for teachers

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

20.) 20 great classroom iPad apps to add to your collection

By subject

21.) Top ten classroom math apps

22.) 40 iPad Apps for science students

23.) 5 ways to be green with your iPad

24.) Separated by subject

25.) If you give a teacher an iPad

26.) Foreign language apps

27.) 1,000 educational apps organized by subject and price

28.) 1000 recommended apps sorted by subject area

29.) Apple's educational app directory

30.) Top 10 sites for educational apps

iBooks 2 resources

31.) Natural sciences

32.) Earth science

33.) Life science

34.) 5 ideas for using iBooks Author and iBooks 2

35.) New iBooks are for education what lipstick is to a pig

Tips, tricks and studies

36.) Using my iPad in the classroom this year

37.) 10 iPad 2 tips and tricks

38.) iPad classroom case studies

39.) 103 interesting ways to use iPad in the classroom

40.) 62 interesting ways to use an iPad in the classroom .. and tips

Sample lessons

41.) Sample lessons -- iPads in education

42.) The iPad Livebinder

43.) Planbook Touch for iPad

44.) iPad: Ideas to inspire

45.) My LessonPlan

46.) iPads4Education

47.) Learning and teaching with iPads

48.) Brainiapps

49.) iPad activities and examples

50.) Techchef Pinterest iPad lessons

Image credit: Johan Larsson


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