I am a big fan of Google collaboration tools that make it easy for teachers and students to work together on shared documents. It can make completing a class project easier and help students connect with their peers at any time of the school day. Over the past few months the iOS apps for Google tools have been updated to make creating, collaborating, and sharing even easier than before. Users can move from one device to another and pick up right where they left off.
Google Slides makes it easy for a group of students to create a presentation together or for peers and teachers to offer feedback. With the Google Slides app for iPads kids can log in and practice a presentation, make changes on the go, and check in on projects they are completing with their peers.
Check out Google Slides for iOS devices in the Apple App Store!
This app is also available on Android devices.
The iPad so much more than a content consumption device! This year turn your students into creators using these fantastic iPad apps. Most of the tools on this list are free and you can learn more about each one by clicking on the links below.
- Adobe Voice
- Book Writer
- Drawp for School
- Comics Head
- ShadowPuppet EDU
- Adobe Sketch
- Sketchbook Express
Here are two more lists you might want to check out:
18 Useful Apps for 1-to-1 iPad Classrooms
13 Apps & Sites to Find Informational Text
iTunes U is a terrific tool for creating your own course and easily distributing materials to students. It lets teachers set up a course that can be accessed on an iPad. Students can watch, read and listen to a variety of multimedia organized by their teacher. It’s a great choice for flipping your classroom and keeping students on task throughout the semester.
This week Apple is rolling out new features for iTunes U that will be game changers in many learning environments. Teachers will now be able to access the course manager directly from their iPad instead of logging into a website on a computer. This will let them make changes and upload content including pictures and video straight from their iPad. In private courses students will be able to participate in discussions for a collaborative learning experience. Learn more from Apple’s official announcement or visit their iTunes U page.