iPad PD Double Shot Secondary

A Quick Start Guide to iPad for Secondary

It has been almost 5 years since I have been blogging about iPads and iPad Lessons and Resources. Many times those of us that have been immersed in this realm forget that everyone needs to start somewhere... So rather than share EVERYTHING I know about iPads... I decided to focus on a high dose of potent purposefulness packed with just enough resources and ingredients to get you going...

Before you dive in... this article might help,

"How to Integrate Tech W/Out Losing Your Mind"

Two Apps

In secondary, I like to start with FREE user-friendly apps that can be used over and over again that allow students to add audio and video as well as archive both analog and digital work... so we begin our iPad dose with Shadow Puppet EDU , Toontastic and/or Puppet Pals.

Shadow Puppet EDU: What I Like...

  • easy to use and navigate
  • offers a suite of creative commons images
  • automatically cites images at end of video
  • offers text, audio, movie, and annotation capability
  • provides multiple avenues to share (e.g. link and video to camera roll)
  • offers lesson plans and templates on their site

Shadow Puppet EDU Examples

Roman Bath Project: see lesson suggestions here.

Active Vs. Passive Voice: see lesson suggestions here.

Social-Emotional Assignments that Really Work: see lesson suggestions here.

Puppet Pals & Toontastic: What I like...

  • easy to use and navigate
  • offers a suite of characters and backgrounds (and students can create their own)
  • offers audio and animation capability
  • can be saved to the camera roll
  • offers lesson plans on their site

Puppet Pals ExamPLe

    Climate Science Lesson Review: see lesson suggestions here.

    iPads in Spanish (includes rubric): see lesson suggestions here.

    Government vs. Puppets: see lesson suggestions here.

    Toontastic Example

    Toontastic App-Smashed Ben Franklin Bio (elem but easily adapted): see lesson suggestions here.

    Let's Take A Quick Quiz... and see how you retained the material...

    Secondary iPad Resources