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 years 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.
With iPad and these powerful apps, students write, analyze data, and present their work in engaging ways. In Pages, students make essays anything but ordinary with photos, videos, and graphics. For data-rich projects, Numbers helps them express ideas in tables, charts, and graphs that go way beyond a mere spreadsheet. And in Keynote, students create presentations with stunning transitions and effects. These apps are designed for iOS devices and Mac. They’re compatible with Microsoft Office so students on a Mac or PC can share documents. And with iCloud, students can access their work from any device they’re using — iPad, Mac, iPhone, or iPod touch.
These creative apps will transform the typical essay or research project. Students can shoot and edit their own HD video with iMovie, create a visual journal with iPhoto, and even record, edit, and mix music for projects with GarageBand. With iPad and these apps, students can tackle assignments in creative ways. So they’ll put more into their work — and get more out of it.
iBooks Author is a free app that helps you make Multi‑Touch books for iPad or Mac. So you can teach your subject your way. Create materials tailored to your lesson and class level. Make books with different levels for different students. Teach a topic from your unique perspective. Or fill a gap in your existing course materials. You can even use iBooks Author to design an interactive report card. Or have your students create portfolios, class newsletters, or yearbooks.
iBooks Author makes it easy to create books that tell a story with video, audio, scrolling sidebars, even 3D objects — iPad brings them all to life. Get started with beautiful built-in templates, then customize content by dragging and dropping. Include a video or an audio clip on your subject. And just like that, your customized 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 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 at 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 brainstorming session, 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 — straight 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