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Welcome to the iPad Institute!

The iPad Institute is organized in five clusters that correspond to the five modules of direct instruction and hands-on practice aimed at accomplishing the objectives outlined below. To help accomplish all of this, participants will use iBooks to to work through the iPad Primer that includes video tutorials and links to the apps taught in the Institute. Follow this link to get the Primer.

iPad Primer

Cluster One: Collecting Resources

Cluster Two: Organizing Content

Cluster Three: Digital Storytelling

Cluster Four: Multitasking and Productivity

Cluster Five: Lesson Planning and Authoring


Collections of iPad Resources

  1. MacdonaldTechforTeachers: macdonaldtechforteachers.wikispaces.com/iPad+Apps+for+Education
  2. iPads for Education from the Victorian Government: www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au
  3. Eleven Incredible iPad resources: 21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/eleven-more-incredible-ipad-resources-waiting-to-raise-your-ipad-app-titude
  4. Tech Learning: Ten sites supporting iPads in Education: www.techlearning.com/blogs/36952
  5. iPad in Schools: www.ipadinschools.com

Collections of iPad Apps

  1. Apple:  www.apple.com/education/apps
  2. iPads for Education: www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/education-apps
  3. Apps in Education Blog: appsineducation.blogspot.com
  4. Apps used by Apple Distinguished Educators: learninginhand.com/pbl
  5. iPads for Schools: ipadschools.wikispaces.com
  6. Apps for Elementary:  www.ipadinschools.com/ipad-apps-for-elementary-school
  7. Apps for Middle School:  www.ipadinschools.com/ipad-apps-for-middle-school
  8. Apps for High School: www.ipadinschools.com/ipad-apps-for-high-school
  9. eSchool:  www.eschoolnews.com/2010/04/05/ipad-app-store-has-wide-selection-of-education-options
  10. Best apps for kids: www.bestkidsapps.com/category/ages-5-8/page/4

iPad Integration Ideas

  1. 62 ways to use the iPad in the Classroom: www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/ipad.htm
  2. iPad Activities Examples: teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/IPAD+Activities+Examples
  3. Project Based Learning and iPad: learninginhand.com/pbl
  4. Curricular Ideas: www.ipadcurriculum.com
  5. iPads in the Classroom: www.bgmsipad.blogspot.com
  6. 5 Real Ways Educators Are Using the iPads: blog.stratepedia.org/2010/07/23/5-real-ways-educators-are-using-ipads/

Rubrics for Reviewing Apps

  1. Rubric for Evaluating Educational Apps: kathyschrock.net/pdf/ipad_app_rubric.pdf
  2. Critical Evaluation Rubric: kathyschrock.net/pdf/evalipad.pdf
  3. Mobile Application Selection Rubric: eskillslearning.net/uploads/Selection%20Rubric_Scoring%20Rubric.pdf

Reviews of Educational Apps

  1. IEAR: www.iear.org/
  2. Teachers with Apps: teacherswithapps.com
  3. Mobile Educator: mobileieducator.com
  4. Applicable 2U: applicable2u.wordpress.com

Readings on the Potential of iPads

  1. Why I Want My Students to Read Books on the iPad: wirededucator.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/why-i-want-my-students-to-read-books-on-the-ipad
  2. Virginia Shares School iPad, Ebook Experiences: www.convergemag.com/policy/Virginia-iPad-ebook-Pilot.html
  3. Can Ebooks Help Bridge Achievement Gaps? www.eschoolnews.com/2011/01/03/can-ebooks-help-bridge-achievement-gaps/?ast=70
  4. Measuring the iPad’s Potential for Education: thejournal.com/articles/2010/01/27/measuring-the-ipads-potential-for-education.aspx
  5. 5 Ways the iPad and Education Could Go Together: blog.stratepedia.org/2010/01/29/5-ways-the-ipad-and-education-could-go-together
  6. iPad Puts Tech in Schools: www.omaha.com/article/20110330/NEWS01/703309893
  7. Increased iPad Use in Schools: www.nasatalk.com/component/resource/article/bylines/38-debbie-piecka/1302-i.html
  8. Math that Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad: www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/education/05tablets.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
  9. Mobile Technology: A strategy for RTI –It’s All About Equity: eskillslearning.net/uploads/Mobile%20Technology%20Response%20RTI_Layout%202.pdf

Digital Storytelling

  1. Digital Storytelling with the iPad: sites.google.com/site/digitalstorytellingwiththeipad/home
  2. Center for Digital Storytelling: www.storycenter.org

Lesson Planning

  1. LFS Template in MS Word DOC Format
  2. LFS Template in PDF Format
  3. LFS Presentation in PowerPoint PPT Format
  4. LFS Presentation in PDF Format

Project-Based Learning (PBL)

  1. Anonymous Pre-test: MS-Word | PDF | Pages
  2. iPad PBL Title II Presentation: PowerPoint | PDF
  3. Social Studies State Standards
  4. Map to the DDOE Common Core ELA Materials: MS Word | PDF | Pages
  5. Planning Form: MS Word | PDF | Pages
  6. Project Essentials Checklist: MS Word | PDF | Pages