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Information about iPad use in schools.
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App Evaluation

Lists for Recommended Apps

  • Teachers With Apps
    Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator. Their goal is to be a credible resource for quality educational apps.
  • Appitic
    APPitic is a directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning. These apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
  • 25 Best Apps for IT directors to Recommend for K-12 Classrooms
    From K12 Tech Decisions, These apps do everything from creating custom study guides to teaching students to tell time. There is even an app to keep teachers and students connected. Note some of the apps are android only.
  • iPad as ...
    This list is driven by specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. From edtechteacher
  • List of lists
    This collaborative document gives a really long list of app lists, started by Scott McLeod, no description given of each list you just have to check them out
  • Kathy Schrock's list of apps
    List of K-12 apps categorization, but no description.
  • i Education Apps Review
    iear is a community of over 500 educators, administrators and app developers. Reviews are primarily written by educators.
  • iPad apps and Resources for Autism
    Categorized spreadsheet of iPad apps for people on the autism spectrum

Lesson Plans for iPads


Tips and Tricks


There's an App for That



50 Resources for iPad use in the classroom from Charlie Osborne at ZDnet

Kathy Schrock's guide to iPads in the Classroom

Tony Vincent's iPad page

Educational Reasons for Using the iPad

$ iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights: eBook available through iBooks

article on apps to monitor battery usage

how to maximize your battery life


Shopping for Sales

AppShopper, also available as an app, more useful if you take the time to set your filters

follow @tonyvincent on Twitter. He always shares news of free app deals for education

Moms With Apps has app deals on Fridays

Free App a Day - not usually educational

Appsfire- has a tab for free apps


Check your app prices to see if they are available at a discount from the VPP 


Viewing your iPad whole class

You have several options for viewing your iPad through a projector so the whole class can see the screen at once.  

$ AirServer is software for Mac or PC that allows your computer that is connected to a projector to wirelessly mirror your iPad screen.

$ Reflection is software for Mac or PC that allows your computer that is connected to a projector to wirelessly mirror your iPad screen.

$ VGA adaptor - wired connection

$  Apple TV - wireless connection


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