Explore the possibilities when teachers and students use iPads for teaching and learning!

August 19, 2013


  • 8:00-9:30 Introductions, Polls, Funny Movies, Edmodo
  • 9:45-10:00 Break
  • 10:00-12:00 Collages, Comics, Animations, Narrations
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:15 Centers, Graphic Organizers, Quizzing
  • 2:15-2:30 Break
  • 2:30-3:30 iPad as Teacher's Pet, Reflecting


  • Get a free account at PollEverywhere.com
  • Unlimited number of polls.
  • Each poll is limited to 40 responses.
  • Multiple choice and open-ended questions

QR Codes

Funny Movies 

  • Funny Movie Maker is free. Pick a photo and then record your lips speaker. Your lips are placed on top of your photo.
  • Make talking pictures on a laptop using blabberize.com or voki.com

Take a screenshot by quickly pressing and releasing the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time. Screenshots are saved in the Camera Roll in the Photos app. 

Keyboard Tips 

  • Touch and hold certain keys to access hidden characters. For example, touch and hold the 0 key to see a degree symbol. Touch and hold the ! key to see an apostrophe.
  • Pull the keyboard apart to split it into two. Now you can hold iPad while typing with your thumbs.
  • Double-tap the spacebar at the end of sentence to insert a period, a space, and to activate the shift button.
  • Tap the spacebar with two, three, four, or five fingers at once to type that many spaces at once.
  • Shake your device to see the Undo button.


  • Comic Maker is a free app. You can make multi-panel comics.
  • Make one-photo comics for free with Comic Touch Lite. 

Share text, images, and videos using Padlet.com. Learn lots more about Padlet in Tony's video. Be sure to change the Layout to Stream and checkmark Moderation under Privacy.


  • Pic Collage app is great for combining images and text.
  • You can collage images using Bump and combine images into a PDF using Bindle.Here how


  • 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.


  • Puppet Pals HD is free, but you might want the Directors Pass for $2.99 so that you can use your own images as puppets and backgrounds.
  • 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.

6 Ways to Project Your iPad's Screen

Classroom iPads Dos and Don'ts


  • Make simply and beautiful slideshows with Haiku Deck.
  • To save Haiku Deck as a series of images, play the slideshow and take a screenshot of each slide. 


  • Import images into 30hands where you can record audio for a series of images. Export as a movie to the Camera Roll.
  • See our narrations about classroom rules and reminders on this Padlet

iOS Tips


Graphic Organizers


  • iPad. Create flash card decks or search for one that's already been made. 
  • 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.
  • Create quizes in Edmodo. 

Want to do similar things on an iPad on a laptop? Check out this chart with apps and their website equivalents.

iPad as the Teacher's Pet 

Finding Apps 

    Reflect with QR Codes

    App List for Today: