Evaluating iPad usage and applications (Rubrics)
http://www.naeyc.org/content/technology-and-young-children From the USA.

Multiple iPads versus 1 iPad for whole classroom
1:1 iPad Program:
http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/ipad-student-trial Victorian trial.
http://apps-new.edna.edu.au/edna_retired/edna/go/schooled/school_theme_pages/ipads/cache/bypassb7de.html?print=1& Some fantastic resources on both situations.

1 iPad per Classroom:

iPad as a Teacher Tool: How can you use it?
  1. Recording Assessment:
    1. Easy Portfolio: http://tiny.cc/wijqnw
    2. Evernote: Pictures, Text, Audio (Easy to Tag and find) Desktop, Mobilehttps://evernote.com/
    3. Recording a portfolio: http://www.2simpleapps.com/
    4. http://edudemic.com/2012/11/grading-apps-time-saving/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed Apps for Android and iOS
  2. Planning:
    1. Popplet Lite: http://tiny.cc/ahjqnw
    2. Notability: http://tiny.cc/iz1qnw
    3. Noteshelf: http://tiny.cc/ny1qnw
    4. Dropbox (to sync files

Multiple Intelligences
Bloom’s Taxonomy…great way to use the iPad creatively and then share that knowledge back out again.
21st Century Skills…preparing students for future jobs that don’t exist yet.

Share 2 Learn: Your Stories: http://slide2learn.net/

Kids and eBooks
  1. How to Create eBooks on an iPad:
    1. Book Creator for iPad
    2. DemiBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/demibooks-composer/id462838680?mt=8
    3. eBook Creator: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/ebook-creator/id448273828?mt=8
    4. Creative Book Builder: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/creative-book-builder/id451041428?mt=8
    5. eBook Magic: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/book-creator-for-ipad/id442378070?mt=8
  2. How to create on desktop for mobile devices:
    1. iBooks Author:
      1. http://appsineducation.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/monster-list-of-ibook-tutorials.html
        http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920025597.do Great eBook (and it's free)
    2. Lulu.com:http://www.lulu.com/
    3. ePubBud: http://epubbud.com/
  3. Where to find eBooks for kids:
    1. Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Children%27s_Bookshelf
    2. Interactive Books: http://appalp.com/ios/books/30-amazing-interactive-ipad-books-for-children/139/
    3. iBookStore: (On your device after you install iBooks from the App Store) http://www.apple.com/ipad/built-in-apps/#ibooks


Visual Dictionary Post:

Screencasting (i.e Kids showing learning)
Show Me: http://tiny.cc/n8mqnw
Explain Everything: http://tiny.cc/z9mqnw
Skitch: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/skitch/id490505997?mt=8

Animation Apps:
Sock Puppets: http://tiny.cc/nlmqnw
Puppet Pals: http://tiny.cc/ckmqnw
I can Animate: http://tiny.cc/penqnw

Literacy and using Singing Fingers
  1. http://singingfingers.com/

Numeracy Activity using Geoboard
  1. https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/geoboard-by-math-learning/id519896952?mt=8

Top Tips using the iPad (mostly under settings)
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20120764-285/the-complete-guide-to-ios-5/ How to iOS 5
http://gigaom.com/apple/10-new-ios-6-features-ipad-users-should-know/ Some new features of iOS 6
(remember iPad 1 will not be compatible with iOS 6).

  1. Restrictions (can enable): http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4213
  2. Parental Control: http://tiny.cc/rjnqnw
  3. Mirroring: (Not available on iPad 1) using AIRPLAY: http://www.apple.com/appletv/airplay/
  4. Accessibility: http://www.apple.com/au/accessibility/ipad/ (vision, hearing and touch)
  5. Keyboard Shortcuts: Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts Type in desired phrase and shortcut
  6. Multi-tasking Gestures (enable Settings > General)
    1. Four Finger Swipe (left to right) (across to go thru your app screens)
    2. Four Finger Swipe up (to reveal the apps you have recently used)
    3. Five finger pinch to return to the home screen (from within the app)
  7. Keyboard
    1. Splitting the keyboard/unlocking the keyboard.
    2. Extra Characters:
    3. Caps Lock: Double tab on the shift key
    4. Hold down an app (starts wiggling) and then drag it onto another app this creates a folder. To remove an app from a folder, repeat the process (hold down until it starts wiggling and then drag it out of the folder.
    5. Hidden Apostrophe Key:
  8. Where to find...your apps (Spotlight)
  9. Zoom in/out and make screen bigger:Try zooming in on a website by pinching out with two fingers on the screen. To zoom out again, just pinch in with two fingers. Double tap on the screen to auto-zoom and make the screen bigger.

Where to find resources:
  1. Apptic: http://www.appitic.com/
  2. Appolicious: http://www.appolicious.com/
    1. http://www.appolicious.com/users/BonnieB/library A colleague of mine from Maine, USA
  3. Using Delicious:
    1. http://www.delicious.com/dragonfan/ipad A teacher from my PLN network's resources.

Using Pinterest to find resources:
  1. http://pinterest.com/meganaiemma/

Crowdsourcing Resources:
Google Docs:
Google Presentations:

Twitter and your Personal Learning Network:

Great Blog Posts about Early Childhood:

Appcessories suitable for Early Childhood:
  1. http://www.dano2.com/pages/appcrayon App Crayon
Koosh Case from Powered Life: http://tiny.cc/98lqnw
iSpeck Guy Case from Powered Life: http://tiny.cc/2amqnw

Using the iPad to present material:
Apple TV + Cables