iPad for Teachers

Feb 11, 2011
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I teach pre-service and in-service teachers Technology and Education at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, AL. I am working in an iPad focus group to see how I can use this tool with my students and how they can use it with theirs.

Twitter

It is a great way to get ideas from your PLN and share your ideas with them.

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CNN App for iPad

Great videos and current events information

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Angry Birds

It’s fun first of all and second it does teach some great physics concepts.

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Art

I love the paintings on this app and they have a quiz mode to test your knowledge, too.

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CBS Sunday Morning

These stories are often missed, but the topics are wonderful.

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Audible – Audio books, original audio shows, ad-free podcasts, and more.

Audiobooks for everyone! I love these for students and for teachers.

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Geocaching Classic

Great way to teach science, math, and social studies concepts while doing an electronic scavenger hunt.

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Plurk

Similar to twitter but the conversations stay together.

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Mad Libs

This game/activity translates really well to the ipad from the paper/pencil version I used to play as a kid. Great for teaching parts of speech and vocabulary.

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