See how iPad is transforming teaching and
learning at all levels
iPad apps are expanding the learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. From interactive lessons to study aids to productivity tools, there’s something for everyone.
Apps for Education
With iPad, the classroom is always at your fingertips. Right now at the App Store, there are thousands of apps available to download. Students can track their assignments, take notes, and study for finals. Teachers can give lessons, monitor progress, and stay organised. And that’s just the beginning. Find education apps in the App Store
iWork for iPad: Pages, Keynote and Numbers
Powerful iWork apps, completely reworked for iPad. Available for US$9.99 each from the App Store.
The three iWork productivity applications help students and teachers put together professional-looking documents, presentations, and spreadsheets no matter where they are.1 Pages is a powerful word processor with simple-to-use layout tools and a large onscreen keyboard. With Keynote, it’s easy to create presentations with stunning animations and effects. And Numbers lets students and teachers build compelling, attractive spreadsheets in minutes, including tables and charts. When you finish what you’ve been working on, just tap the AirPrint icon to print it out directly from your iPad.2
Make movies and music with iMovie and GarageBand.
iMovie and GarageBand will uncover hidden talent in the classroom. You can record HD video on iPad, then edit on the large, Multi-Touch display. GarageBand turns your iPad into a musical instrument and recording studio. Play Touch Instruments such as guitar, keyboard, drums, and synthesizers using just your fingers. Then record, mix, master, and share your music.
Now it’s easier than ever to unleash the full potential of iPad in your classroom by creating your own customised courses for iPad. You get to share your ideas in a powerful new way, and your students get a rich, immersive learning experience using the iTunes U app for iPad. iTunes U is available no matter where you teach — at any university, college or K–12 school. Learn more about iTunes U
Create and distribute your own courses.
Your iTunes U courses can include all the items you would use in a traditional course: a syllabus, handouts, quizzes and so on. And they can include your own video and audio lectures, as well as interactive elements such as content and links from the Internet, iBookstore, App Store and iTunes Store. You can create iTunes U courses via an easy-to-use, browser-based tool from Apple, then use the same tool to distribute your courses directly to your students.
Teach with iTunes U.
Your students will experience your course using the free iTunes U app for iPad. It’s a simple yet powerful app that puts all the materials for the course right there at their fingertips. They can listen to lectures, read books, watch videos and stay on top of assignments. And when you post an update or send a message to your class, students receive a push notification with the new information.
iBooks on iPad features a vibrant colour screen, crisp text and a Multi-Touch interface that lets you turn pages with the flick of a finger. It’s also a convenient way to browse and download books. Simply download the free iBooks app from the App Store. Once you’ve downloaded a book, it appears on your bookshelf. Just tap it to start reading. Easy-to-use tools let you keep your place with bookmarks, highlight text and dates, and make notes. You can also store and read PDFs — great for class handouts, research papers and more.
All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen. So you can flick, tap and pinch your way through the school day.
See and touch your email in ways you never could before. In landscape, you get a split-screen view showing both an opened email and the messages in your inbox. To see the opened email by itself, turn iPad to portrait, and the email automatically rotates and fills the screen. No matter which way you hold iPad, you can scroll through your email, compose a new message using the large onscreen keyboard, or delete messages with nothing more than a tap and a flick.
Doing research on the web has never been easier or more intuitive.
That’s because the Multi-Touch screen lets you use the most natural pointing device there is: your finger. Scroll through a page just by flicking up or down. Or pinch to zoom in or out on a photo. And the large screen makes sharing information with your students — or among themselves — a no-brainer.
FaceTime lets you make video calls from your iPad 2 to someone else’s iPad 2, new iPod touch, iPhone 4, or Mac over Wi-Fi.4 On the big iPad display, it’s even more like you’re there in person. With just a tap, you can meet with students when you're away from the classroom and collaborate with educators across the globe.
iPad makes it easy to stay on schedule by displaying day, week, month or list views of your calendar. You can see an overview of a whole month or the details of a single day. iPad even shows multiple calendars at once, so you can manage work, personal, and student schedules at the same time.
With its expansive display and large, onscreen keyboard, iPad is perfect for taking notes in class. In landscape view, you see not only a note-taking page but a list of all your notes. iPad even circles the current note in red, so you can see where you are at a glance.
With built-in features like video mirroring and AirPrint, one iPad can teach an entire classroom.
With Video mirroring and the Apple Digital AV Adapter (sold separately), your HDTV or HD projection screen becomes a bigger version of your iPad. Students can see the iPad display and every tap, swipe and flick of your finger — even when you rotate from portrait to landscape. Video mirroring makes it possible to teach using educational iPad apps, movies, videos and more.
Print everything wirelessly.
With just a few taps, you can print your reports, documents, email and photos right from your iPad to AirPrint-enabled printers over Wi-Fi.2 There’s no software to download, no drivers to install and no cables to connect.
iPad for all.
iPad comes with a screen reader, support for playback of closed-captioned content and other innovative universal access features — right out of the box. There’s no additional software to buy or install. These features make iPad easier to use for students who have a vision impairment, are deaf or hard of hearing or have a physical or learning disability.