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iPad in Education For Dummies, 2nd Edition

iPad in Education For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Sam Gliksman

ISBN: 978-1-118-94698-5

Oct 2014

432 pages


The easy way to effectively implement iPads in the classroom

The iPad is a natural fit for education in the 21st century, and this hands-on guide shows you just how to implement it in your educational institution. iPad in Education For Dummies serves as a roadmap for the device's successful use as an education tool—from both a personal and institutional perspective. It examines why the iPad is a perfect fit for contemporary educational needs, how to purchase and deploy them within an organization, and outlines best practices, tools, and apps for their educational use across all curricula and grade levels.

A cross between a powerful computer, iPod, game console, and e-reader, the iPad is an ultraportable—and ultra cool—touch device from Apple. In 2013, the iPad was deployed in Chicago Public Schools, LA Unified School district, Oxnard School District in California, and Raleigh County Public Schools in West Virginia, to name a few. In this new edition of iPad in Education For Dummies, you'll find the latest coverage of interactive media and augmented reality apps, creating and publishing class books and textbooks, moving from lectures to interactive classroom presentations, setting up digital student profiles, and much more.

  • Includes up-to-date coverage of Apple's iPad hardware and iOS software
  • Covers managing classroom workflow challenges, including how to distribute, share, collaborate, and collect digital documents
  • Written by one of the foremost authorities on iPad deployments in schools
  • Provides clear information on what decisions you need to make to deploy and use the iPad effectively in the classroom

If you're a school administrator, teacher, or educational IT specialist who is considering deploying the iPad in the classroom, this handy guide has everything to set you up for success.

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with the Educational iPad  5

Chapter 1: Education in the 21st Century 7

Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted with iPad Technology 19

Chapter 3: Managing the iPad Classroom 45

Part II: Finding and Using Apps  53

Chapter 4: Tap Dancing with Your iPad’s Apps 55

Chapter 5: Purchasing and Downloading Apps 83

Part III: Finding and Organizing Educational Content  93

Chapter 6: Finding and Organizing Content 95

Chapter 7: Social Networking and Sharing   121

Part IV: Reading, Writing, and ’Rithmetic in the Digital Age  131

Chapter 8: Reading on the iPad 133

Chapter 9: Creating, Editing, and Annotating Documents    151

Chapter 10: Becoming a Digital Author 177

Chapter 11: The Mathematical and Scientific iPad   189

Chapter 12: Using Assistive Technologies    213

Part V: Expressing Yourself with Media  229

Chapter 13: Digital Storytelling in Education  231

Chapter 14: Lights, Camera, Learning  235

Chapter 15: Animating Your Lessons  257

Chapter 16: Speaking Your Mind with Podcasts     273

Chapter 17: Directing Your Own Screencasts 285

Chapter 18: Releasing Your Inner Artist 299

Part VI: The iPad Classroom  313

Chapter 19: Creating Ef  fective Classroom Workflows 315

Chapter 20: Presenting with Impact   339

Chapter 21: Developing Digital Portfolios 355

Chapter 22: Quizzing Students with Socrative 365

Part VII: The Part of Tens  373

Chapter 23: Ten Essential Apps for the Educator   375

Chapter 24: Ten Keys to a Successful iPad Implementation  387

Appendix: Modeling the iPad Classroom  393

Index  407