From iPad to WePad: Teaching with the iPad as a Tool for Class Collaboration

During the summer we offered a workshop on using iPad in teaching. By popular demand, we are offering a sequel on November 7th on teaching with the iPad. In this hands-on workshop the Adams Center instructional design team will demonstrate five iPad apps that may make a difference in your teaching. At the end of the workshop, we will also ask you to share with us your favorite apps for teaching.

The apps we introduce are:

  • Evernote is an app that allows you to take notes in text, photo, or audio.
  • Socrative is an app that will turn your students’ iPads and yours into a free clicker response system.
  • SoundCloud is a free app that allows you record audio messages to share feedback, announcements, sound clips, etc. You can send them in an email, embed in a course, etc.
  • Shadow Puppet is a free app that lets you select photos on your iDevice, put them in any order you like, then narrate the slide show while you highlight something in the photo with an animated icon, or zoom and move the photo.
  • iCue is a 4.99 app that can function as a teleprompter.

A Powerful App for Every Level of Bloom’s Taxonomy!

Written by the Instructional Design Team

Looking for ways to integrate higher order learning tasks and integrate technology? This article provides apps that assist you with tasks in each level of Bloom’s taxonomy, and contains links to the apps and ideas you may find helpful.

Other apps that you may find helpful are Quizlet, Poplet, Socrative, and here are more to sift through on a rainy day. If you are interested in exploring ways to use apps to aid you in teaching, assessment, task-management, etc., feel free to come by the Adams Center, we would love to meet with you.