Currently I have 1 iPad for every 2.5 students, but I am hope to have 1 iPad for every 2 students by the end of the year.
Read below some of the ways that iPads are used in my classroom.Storehouse- allows you to easily publish stories with your pictures, short videos, and text. This is great for creating an electronic portfolio.
iBook- these electronic books from the National Science Teachers Association are extremely interactive. They allow students to practice as they go with checking for understanding tools built in. Interactive tutorials and animation makes content easy to understand.Apple TV- allows you stream in real time & wirelessly from your iPad to your television, or projector.Near pod - this can be used in a lesson where students can follow along, or for students to work at their own pace with an iPad, or iPhone. Students can easily respond to questions that require a written response, drawing, or multiple choice answer. The lesson can include links, videos, or notes. During a class session, a teacher can gather data in real time as students submit their short responses, or drawings.Science Apps- there are many great science apps from using your iPad's GPS to map out for you the names of celestial objects in the sky to monitoring your heart rate.One of my favorite science apps is Anatomy 3D for Medical. This app gives you a fascinating look at the different systems in the human body. You can easily zoom in and out, rotate 360 degrees. Add or take away different systems, click on any part and instantly get information.Keynote & Pages- these two apps allow for creating slide-show presentations & word processing. They have many creative features.