5 Great Sites Related to iPads in the Middle School Classroom

The use of iPads, a new teaching and learning device for many, has exploded this year. Check out these 5 sites for ideas and tips for integrating them seamlessly into your classroom:


Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything–iPads in the Classroom   Kathy is a technology integration pioneer.  She was in the classroom, and thus her suggestions are always practical.  Here are some of the topics from this site:

  • Tutorials
  • Apps and related materials
  • iBook creation
  • PD suggestions
  • Ideas especially for special education

18 iPad Uses: How Classrooms Are Benefiting From Apple’s Tablets  The suggestions here are both subject-specific and cross curricular in nature. Some of the ideas include:

  • Virtual field trips
  • Math instruction
  • Going paperless
  • Engaging the disengaged

Tony Vincent’s Videos on YouTube   He has been a keynote speaker at ACTEM and other major conferences.  His website Learning in Hand focuses on hand-held devices in the classroom.  A couple of his videos you probably want to view are…

  • Using (digital) sticky notes in the classroom
  • Talking heads
  • QR codes

The Complete List of iPads Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   Step-by-step directions on a myriad of topics including

  • PDFs on the iPad
  • Battery life
  • Typing faster with double spaces

Chris Toy’s Workshop Materials page    Chris travels the world working with educators to effectively integrate technology. Fortunately for those not attending his sessions, he posts his materials on his website.  Take a gander to find out about…

  • Web 2.0 tools
  • Tools for collaboration
  • OER —  Open Education Resources

About Jill Spencer

I taught middle school for many years, and now I consult with schools across the country and internationally in the areas of curriculum and instruction, including technology integration. Please also check out my blog about middle school teaming at http://teamingrocks.wordpress.com/. Other publications include: Teaming Rocks! Collaborate in Powerful Ways to Ensure Student Success Everyone’s Invited! Interactive Strategies That Engage Young Adolescents 10 Differentiation Strategies for Building Prior Knowledge
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