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    Top Tips & Tricks for iPads and Tablets

    Top Tips & Tricks for iPads and Tablets

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    The story of our iPad implementation – Teacher reflections and tips

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    This is how I introduce app to my Kindergarten class and how I manage the apps so they use the correct ones.

    Introducing Apps to the Class

    10+ Ways to Charge Multiple iPads, iPhones and iPods at Once

    10+ Ways to Charge Multiple iPads, iPhones and iPods at Once

    See how this teachers organizes her charging station for the iPads in her classroom!

    inspire. love. learn.: iPad Mgmt

    The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom: ". My lesson from ZIS is that we should make sure we have teachers who understand how to help children learn from the technology before throwing a lot of money into iPad purchasing. It wasn’t the 600 iPads that were so impressive— it was the mindset of a teaching staff devoted to giving students time for creation and reflection."

    The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom

    Best 1-to-1 practices gleaned straight from the classroom.

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    Use Bloom's Revised Taxonomy when creating lesson plans for 21st century learners.

    Bloomin' Apps - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

    Help younger kids care for their tablets responsibly with these basic rules. Build early literacy by reading each rule and acting out the accompanying illustration.

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    Use this infographic to remind yourself and your students of the many possibilities and potential of tablets and apps.

    iPad as the Teacher's Pet

    Encourage older kids to treat tablets with care with these tips.

    1-to-1 Essentials - Phase 3 | Common Sense Media

    Let kids personalize their tablet cases with decorative duct tape or paint pens to promote ownership.

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    Film emergent readers to promote fluency practice and to celebrate accomplishments.

    Jamestown Elementary School iPad Integration Project

    Standardize tablets’ wallpapers to display students’ names, ID numbers, or homerooms in case devices are misplaced.

    Classroom iPod touches & iPads: Dos and Don'ts

    Use an inexpensive dish rack or file organizer to store tablets and cords in the classroom.

    TECHi TiKES: November 2012

    Remind students about the essentials of digital citizenship – how to be safe, responsible, and respectful online – with these informative and engaging posters.

    Classroom Posters | Common Sense Media

    Set-up email blasts for all school personnel and a designated return spot in case a device goes missing.

    How to Send an Email Blast | eHow

    Check out Google a Day Challenges for daily warm-up activities.

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    Encourage constant communication between colleagues to move up the SAMR model.

    Technology In Education: A Brief Introduction

    Use Find my iPad or a similar app to locate missing devices.

    Apple - iCloud - Find My iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

    Add shortcuts or “webclips” for commonly accessed websites on home screens.

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    On students’ desks, use inexpensive textbook holders to keep tablets propped up on desks and inexpensive book boxes to keep tablets in a set place.

    My quotAlternativequot iPad Stand - Book Holder as iPad holder

    Keep headphones always plugged into devices to avoid “noisy” interruptions (especially good for younger students!)

    Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom

    Teach students how to take a screenshot to capture images for projects, as well as for possible inappropriate content/communication.

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    Use popular digital storytelling and screencasting apps to bring your student work feedback to life beyond mere text.

    Think Like a Teacher » TeachersFirst

    Add shortcuts or “webclips” for commonly accessed websites on home screens.

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