New and innovative ways to better use the iPad in teaching!
Welcome to the teachingwithipad.org! I am excited to share with you how I use my iPad in the classroom!
It is safe to say that iPads are becoming more and more popular today. Everyone knows at least a few people who own one, if not a few Apple devices at home. Teachers are getting iPads, for both personal and educational uses. This blog is meant to aide teachers, professors, and other educators in maximizing the use of iPads in teaching.
Another reason why I have decided to start this blog is that, since I have taught with the iPad for over a complete school year, I don’t think I could ever go without it. I have brought it with me (I am a traveling teacher) to every single one of my classes. Doing some quick math: I teach 44 different classes per week x approximately 45 weeks at this point = 1980 classes with my iPad beside me. Not to say that I am always using it. My students have gotten so used to me having it that it isn’t necessarily exciting, except when I bring out a new app to teach with. This piece of technology has become an integral part of my teaching.
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I will be starting with the basic iPad apps. I have heard from other teachers that they just “don’t know where to start” with using their iPads in class. Some apps might seem obvious to the veteran Apple consumer, but with more and more new consumers, it doesn’t hurt to start from “scratch”.
Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions or suggestions!
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