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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2014 URL: http://libguides.gps.edu/gpsipads Print Guide RSS Updates

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iPads in Education

(From Classroom Aid)

TBR eLearning Initiative is a  central resource to assist educators looking for mobile apps to facilitate the learning process. With a bank of 40,000 educational apps that have been cataloged, reviewed, and approved, a Tennessee initiative hopes to make it easier for educators to use apps in the classroom and beyond.

IEAR.org (I Education Apps Review) is a community effort to grade educational Apps

App Annie is a service for app analytics, and lists popular educational apps

TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) recommended iPad Apps, over 1000 educational Apps categorized by subjects and level (Google Doc.)

Common Sense Media reviews and ranks digital media like movies, games, books, websites and Apps for youth, check out the review on Apps, their criteria is referring to research result updating.

Science Apps – Gathering and reviewing STEM-related apps for both the iPad and the Android by Science NetLinks.

iPad in Education is a project sponsored by Department of Educational Technology in the School District of Palm Beach County, you can find recommended apps for elementary/middle/high schoolers, and lessen plans, technical resources…, all information about piloting iPad in schools.

iPad Curriculum is a collection of the best in applications, practices, and deployment of the iPad as a learning device.(search by different purposes)

Apps in Education is a great blog sharing educational apps for different subjects and purposes

Mobile iEducator is about the world of mobile learning

APPitic is a selection of 1300+ education Apps by Apple Distinguished Educators(ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning. The Apps are well categorized for searching.

Mobile Motivation: Learning with Mobile Devices (LiveBinder by Shelley Terrell)

Apps for Teachers and Students (LiveBinder by Toby Price)

iPads in Schools (LiveBinder by Mike Fisher)

iPad Resources for Educators - (LiveBinder by sfecich, divided into students, students with special needs, parents, teachers, administrators)

iPad Learning Studio - recommended Apps and lesson ideas for different subjects

60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes on Prezi

      

    Find App Reviews

    • PC Magazine iPad App Reviews
      The latest reviews of new iPad apps. You can select reviews by app price, editor ratings, company, and awards.
    • 60 Best Free iPad Apps
      App reviews and recommendations by TechRadar.com.
    • Best High School iPad apps
      Recommended apps for secondary students. From iPad in Education wiki/blog.
    • Top 100 Sites and Apps of 2012 from Tech and Learning
      This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites, I'm going to include apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom." While last year's post included lots of educational networks, this year's has lots of curation sites, as well as writing/grammar sites.
    • Kathy Schrock's iPads in the Classroom page
      Her presentations about iPad use for teaching and learning and also links to other iPad information pages she has created. Kathy is a tech guru. Check this site out.
     

    How To Clean your iPad

    iPad and iPad 2

    Handle your iPad with care to maintain its appearance. If you are concerned about scratching or abrasion, you can use one of the many cases sold separately. To clean iPad, unplug all cables and turn off iPad (press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and then slide the onscreen slider). Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPad. iPad has an oleophobic coating on the screen; simply wipe iPad’s screen with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove oil left by your hands. The ability of this coating to repel oil will diminish over time with normal usage, and rubbing the screen with an abrasive material will further diminish its effect and may scratch your screen.

    --From support.Apple.com (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3226#ipads)

     

    Thank you!

    A huge thank you to CD McLean of Berkeley Preparatory School, creator of this guide. Used and modified with permission.

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