iPads are powerful tools for engaging students, encouraging creativity, stimulating critical thinking, and making significant strides in learning. This book is part of a two-book set that allows educators to realize the full potential of the iPad. Over 200 highly rated apps are covered with specific ideas for classroom activities and teaching strategies. Descriptions include ideas for using iPads in classrooms where each student owns an iPad, as well as where there is just a small number of iPads or even just a single device. The first chapter of this book specifically discusses how to promote discovery learning, engagement, understanding, and creativity in ways that enhance the learning experience of all students. Each subsequent chapter is dedicated to apps that have value to the following subject areas: mathematics, science, art, music, health and PE, ELL, and ESL. In consideration of education budgets, all the apps are free or low cost. The information in this book is appropriate for K12 teachers, university professors, media specialists, K12 administrators, parents, and students.
Dr. Carrie Thornthwaite has served as a College of Education professor for 16 years and previously worked for 13 years as a high school physics and mathematics teacher in both private and public schools. Her passion has always been to use hands-on activities that promote discovery, engagement, understanding, and creativity in ways that enhance the learning experiences of all students.
Reviews by Educational Professionals Meet the Author Acknowledgments Preface Introduction Chapter 1 - The DEUCE & 1/2 iPad Chapter 2 - Teaching Mathematics with the iPad Chapter 3 - Teaching Science with the iPad Chapter 4 - Teaching Art and Music with the iPad Chapter 5 - Teaching Health & PE with the iPad Chapter 6 - Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) with the iPad Chapter 7 - Teaching Special Needs Students with the iPad References Index