Last Friday we met to discuss and show ways to use an iPad in the classroom. We focused on apps that help display content, integrate media, and create interactive learning activities. Here is a summary of the uses we discussed and the recommended apps we showed.
- Projecting with your iPad
- Adapters: piece of hardware that connect your iPad to the projector. Media Services has these to borrow for class.
- For untethered projection: Air Server (software you install on your laptop) allows you to project from your iOS device to the laptop to the projector.
- Apps for Displaying Materials
- Board Cam (free): use your iPad as a document camera
- SlideShark (free): display your PowerPoint or Keynote presentations
- Google Drive (free): display anything you have stored in Google Drive
- Evernote (free): display notebooks and/or media that you have stored in Evernote. We are having a workshop on Evernote in the PC Classroom on Thursday, February 27 from 3-4pm.
- Apps for Classroom Management
- Apps for in-class Assessment
- Apps that let you use your iPad as a Whiteboard
- Apps for Brainstorming and Mindmapping
We look forward to seeing you at our next workshop, “The Flipped Classroom: Recording Your Lectures” on Thursday, February 20th from 1-2pm. We will have cupcakes!
Image credit: By Blake Patterson (Flickr: the iOS family pile (2012)) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons