ONE iPad can change your teaching. Do you believe it? In a lot of ways, I think my teaching transformed more when I had only my own iPad than when I got the class set a few months later.
Here are just 20 ways you can use your ONE iPad (or iPod, or iPhone) to enhance your teaching and open your classroom.
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- Scanner - handwritten notes on paper, old paper originals from curriculum, student work examples (Camscanner, GeniusScan)
- Document camera
- Mobile IWB (Airsketch)
- Podcasting - you OR your students
- Large screen graphing calculator
- Creating tutorials (for assessment or flipping the class) - (Explain Everything, ShowMe, Educreations)
- Timer for pacing work
- 2-3 students catching up on assignments/notes from absences
- Student trips to the "library" - collection of reference texts (iBooks, Kindle, Google Play)
- Super Stick Pick can with differentiated Bloom's question prompts (Stick Pick)
- Texting students/parents class updates (Remind 101)
- Monitoring backchannel while your main machine runs presentation (Today'sMeet, PollEverywhere, Twiddla, Wiffitti)
- Automatic rubric scoring of student presentations/projects with Google forms
- Dictate notes on student performance or parental contact (Dragon Dictation)
- Administrative tasks - gradebook/seating chart/behavior and learning notes (TeacherKit)
- Videoconferencing (FaceTime, Skype, Google+)
- Writing a collaborative story (Google Docs, Twiddla, Mad Libs, Popplet, StoryBuilder, Toontastic)
- Running Prezi/SlideRocket/PowerPoint remotely
- Interactive globe (Google Earth)
- Card/Dice/Marble simulator for probability experiments or random number generation (Natural Dice, Best Chance)
Anything to add to the list? How have you used your iOS device for your students?