Looking for ideas on how to use iPads in your classroom? Greg Kulowiec, from EdTechTeacher and guest iPad trainer for the Upper School faculty has published a book with lots of great classroom ideas. You can download the book from iTunes for free.
The description reads “Created entirely on an iPad, the iPad Ideas Book is meant to be a quick inspirational guide to using the iPad in the classroom. The ideas are not meant to act as direct step by step tutorials, but rather as a conceptual framework that can be modified, improved and adjusted as apps change, update and improve over time.”
The great thing about this book is that ideas are general enough to be applied to many different subjects and lessons. Download it and check it out.
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I was introduced to this alternative framework during a recent EdWeb.net “Introducing Mobile Devices and Selecting Mobile Apps for Your K-5 Learners” webinar. Read more about Triple E Framework by Liz Kolb.
If your looking for the perfect hook to kick off a lesson or to elaborate on a topic, take a look at the following article from Edutopia that list 5 free iPad apps for streaming video. The History Channel app already has some of it’s programs broken up into important snippets. This saves you from watching the entire program to find the good parts. These same apps could be useful if your looking for educational video content for you child to watch over the summer.