Everyone learns differently. With just a few taps, you can customize your students’ iPad with materials that fit their level and learning style. Say you’re teaching a physics lesson on inertia. For your students who learn best by listening, download a podcast from iTunes U on Newton’s laws of motion. And for those who learn through tactile interaction, find an app that lets students shoot arrows at a target. The wide range of content across subjects and grades also makes it easy to tailor iPad for students at a variety of learning levels. With iPad, you can teach all your students the same lesson — in different ways.
Give your students more opportunities to learn through creative expression with iLife apps (sold separately). Have them use the built-in camera and the iMovie app to shoot and edit their own HD video about geometric shapes in everyday objects. Or create a visual journal of a class trip to Washington, D.C., with iPhoto. Your class can even produce their own radio show with GarageBand. With iLife apps, your students don’t just consume content — they create it. And they come away with a better grasp of the material, because they find their own way to engage with it.
Designed for iPad, the iWork apps (sold separately) make it easy for your students to do the schoolwork they need to do. On a device they love to use. Keynote gives them the ability to produce presentations that spring to life with stunning transitions and effects. With Pages, students can choose from a variety of templates to write reports that go beyond words with photos, videos, and graphics. And for data-rich projects, they can use Numbers to express their ideas in tables, charts, and graphs.
Using the free iBooks Author app, you can easily create custom Multi-Touch learning material for iPad that suits the particular needs of your students or fills a gap in your existing course materials. And iBooks Author isn’t just for classroom materials. Design an interactive report card. Or have your students use it to create portfolios, class newsletters, or yearbooks.
A Multi-Touch book for iPad takes reading beyond the page. You can tell a story with video, audio, scrolling sidebars, even 3D objects — and a tap or swipe brings them all to life. Create your own Multi-Touch book with iBooks Author. Get started with beautiful built-in templates, then customize content by dragging and dropping. Include a video on origami or an audio clip of someone pronouncing a word in Mandarin. And just like that, your custom book is ready for class.Learn more about iBooks Author
iTunes U makes it easy to organize all your teaching materials into a course that students can access right on their iPad. Use the iTunes U Course Manager to upload a syllabus, handouts, assignments, and supplemental materials like videos, books, or podcasts. With the free iTunes U app, your students can access all this coursework anywhere and keep their study notes organized in one place. So they spend less time finding materials and more time exploring and understanding them.Learn more about creating an iTunes U course
iTunes U also makes it easier to stay in touch with your students. Each time you post an update to the course or send a message about a lesson, your students get an automatic notification through the iTunes U app. And since all the course material can be downloaded directly to iPad, students can keep up with lessons and assignments even when they’re not in school.
With Apple TV, you can use AirPlay to wirelessly stream the content on an iPad to any HDTV. Use it to lead a class brainstorm, or walk everyone through a presentation. Your students can connect with Apple TV just as easily, giving them the ability to share projects and other work on the big screen.
iPad is a powerful learning tool for students with special needs. It comes with a screen reader, closed-captioned support, and other innovative accessibility features — right out of the box. For students with cognitive, physical, or other disabilities, iPad opens up incredible possibilities for learning.Learn more about accessibility on iPad