What iPad Can Do for You and Your Students


Engage today's students with the hottest technology around: iPad. Former teacher Tony Vincent has specialized in using mobile computers for learning for a decade, and he has useful information, strategies, tips, and ideas to share. There are hundreds of apps for iPad that make it a fantastic teaching and learning tool. Spend the day learning iPad basics while exploring iPad's role in classrooms. You'll get hand-on and minds-on time with some of the hottest apps for teachers and students. Participants will learn about working with audio, images, comics, slideshows, video, jigsaw puzzles, eBooks, QR codes, puppet shows, and much more. In fact, the focus will be on workflows, that is, using a variety of apps to accomplish a task. Whether you have one iPad, a small set, or one for each and every student, you will leave with loads of  ideas you can immediately put to use in your classroom!


  • 8:30-10:00 QR Codes, Keyboarding, Edmodo
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-11:30 Comics, Collages, Animations, Screencasts
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-2:00 Books, Reading, Annotating, Slideshows
  • 2:00-2:15 Break
  • 2:15-3:30 Tips, Quizzing, Word Clouds, Audio

QR Codes



  • Use a photo as the background and add speech and thought bubbles in Comic Touch Lite.
  • Strip Designer is $2.99. You can make multi-panel comics.


  • Pic Collage app is great for combining images and text.


  • Easily collect text, images, videos, and web links into one digital wall.
  • Read or watch lots more about online sticky note walls in Tony's video.


  • Funny Movie Maker is free. Pick a photo and then record your lips speaker. Your lips are placed on top of your photo.
  • Puppet Pals HD is free, but you'll want the Directors Pass for $2.99 so that you can use your own images as puppets and backgrounds.
  • Educreations is free and records what you draw and your speaking. The movies are saved on educreations.com.
  • Tellagmi is free. Select a background and then make an avatar speak in front of it. Limited to 30 seconds. To make a longer video or to change backgrounds in the same video, make a series of Tellagami videos and stitch them together using the Splice app.

Use Bump and Bindle to create a quick PDF book.


  • Wonderpolis.org is great for nonfiction selections. They are short and include vocabulary lists.
  • Save a website as a PDF using WEB to PDF+. Place it into your Dropbox and share the link as QR code for quick student retrieval.
  • Open the PDF in PaperPort Notes so that it can be annotated.


  • Make simply and beautiful slideshows with Haiku Deck.
  • Import images into 30hands where you can record audio for a series of images. Export as a movie to the Camera Roll.

iOS Tips


  • Socractive.com works great on iPads. The teacher creates an account and can make quizzes. Assessment data is stored as an Excel document for you.

Word Clouds

  • Word clouds can be a great way to practice critical thinking. Ask the questions "What's going on here?" and "What do you see that makes you say so?"
  • Create word clouds at Tagul.com if you're on a PC. Use WordItOut.com on an iPad.


  • Record up to 30 seconds of audio and share as a web link using Croak.it.

Come to Arizona K12 Center's Mobile Learning Experience 2013 in Tucson September 16-18. Save $200 is you register by July 12!