iPad in Education For Dummies

iPad in Education For Dummies

by Sam Gliksman


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It's easy to bring the incredible iPad experience to your classroom today!

The iPad is a natural fit for education in the 21st century, and this straightforward, full-color guide shows you just how to deploy it effectively in your educational institution. From understanding how iPads can be used for different learning styles to managing iPad content and classroom use, finding the apps to complement your curriculum, creating interactive lessons, and beyond, author Sam Gliksman, a sought-after consultant on integrating technology in schools, answers all your questions.

  • Helps teachers and administrators see how to use iPads effectively in different grades, classroom settings, and curriculum levels
  • Explains iPad's built-in media features and the importance of multimedia in modern education
  • Explores iPad best practices, tools, and apps for a successful iPad program in your school
  • Shows how the iPad can be used as a valuable tool for research, collaboration, communication, creativity, and discovery
  • Provides tips and guidance on keeping information updated, managing content, and taking advantage of the iPad as a learning tool

iPad in Education For Dummies is your guide to using the world’s most popular tablet to inspire and educate your students in a whole new way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118375389
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sam Gliksman has been leading technology applications in business and education for over 25 years. As an independent educational technology consultant, he advises educators on how to integrate technology into learning initiatives. Sam leads the iPads in Education community, http://ipadeducators.ning.com/.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Meeting the Educational iPad 7

Chapter 1: Education in the 21st Century 9

Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted with iPad Technology 21

Chapter 3: Managing the iPad Classroom 47

Part II: Finding and Using Apps 61

Chapter 4: Tap Dancing with Your iPad’s Apps 63

Chapter 5: Purchasing and Downloading Apps 87

Part III: Finding and Organizing Educational Content 97

Chapter 6: Finding and Organizing Content 99

Chapter 7: Social Networking and Sharing 121

Part IV: Exploring Applications for Digital Reading and Writing 131

Chapter 8: Reading on the iPad 133

Chapter 9: Creating, Editing, and Annotating Documents 149

Chapter 10: Becoming a Digital Author 173

Chapter 11: The Mathematical and Scientific iPad 185

Chapter 12: Utilizing Assistive Technologies 203

Part V: Expressing Yourself with Media 219

Chapter 13: Digital Storytelling in Education 221

Chapter 14: Lights, Camera, Learning 225

Chapter 15: Animating Your Lessons 247

Chapter 16: Speaking Your Mind with Podcasts 257

Chapter 17: Directing Your Own Screencasts 269

Chapter 18: Releasing Your Inner Artist 281

Chapter 19: Creating Multimedia Conversations 301

Part VI: The iPad Classroom 307

Chapter 20: Printing and Scanning 309

Chapter 21: Presenting 317

Chapter 22: Digitizing the Whiteboard 327

Part VII: The Part of Tens 343

Chapter 23: Ten Essential Apps for the Educator’s Toolkit 345

Chapter 24: Ten Keys to Successful iPad Implementation 357

Appendix: Modeling the iPad Classroom 363

Index 373

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