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If you are new to the iPad, then setting up one or more for use by students can be a daunting task. The iPad is a window into the entire world, and with that comes amazing benefits and also things that should likely be left outside of the classroom.
A lot of what we ask kids to do on the computer is dependent on reasonable typing skills. I try to devote at least part of our visit to the computer lab to practicing typing. The kids never tire of "Dance Mat Typing."
Think Through Math is a research-based math intervention system designed to support students who are struggling with mathematics. The program transitions students to the rigor of the Common Core State Standards and prepares them for Algebra and beyond. (for grades 4-12)
With SlideShare, you can upload your presentations, documents, and videos and share them with students and colleagues. Even better, you can take advantage of materials that other have uploaded as well.
Wiggio is a completely free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups. The tools include: file sharing, mass texting, posting updates on a newsfeed, updating a shared calendar, video/audio conferencing, polling, to-do lists, and more – all in one free, private, and easy to use application.
CarrotSticks is an online multiplayer game that improves math skills and understanding for 1st - 5th graders as they practice and compete with other students around the world! It's quick and easy to register your class.
An easy to use web app that gives you free speech to text dictation in a browser. You will need to be using Google Chrome for this website. Once you have recorded what you want to say: save it, print it, email it, or tweet it. This is totally cool!
Mathalicious lessons teach standards-based math through real-world topics that students care about. One of the many sites now creating real world Math lesson plans. This site is the best I've come across, and each lesson comes with an accompanying student handout and sliderocket presentation complete with video and associated student notes.
NearPod is a free service/app that allows you to create interactive lessons and then share them across iPads in your classroom. Teachers create interactive presentations and then share them with the class.
Students correct and rewrite sentences on subjects that are highly relevant to them (professional athletes, musicians, actors, etc.), and are provided with immediate feedback and support where necessary. From your teacher account you can view student progress and mastery by topic.
Like a real-life three ring binder, this tech tool allows you to collect and organize resources. Much better than a binder, however, the site also comes with tools to connect and collaborate and a virtual whiteboard.