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.
With iPad and these powerful free apps, students write, analyze data, and present their work in engaging ways. In Pages, students make term papers 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 free creative apps will transform the typical term paper 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 leveled books for different students. Teach a topic with 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.
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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 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. You can add and manage your syllabus, handouts, assignments with due dates, and supplemental materials like videos, books, or podcasts from the iTunes U app on your iPad. And your students can download and access all this coursework anywhere — with their study notes organized in the app as well. So they spend less time finding materials and more time exploring and understanding them.Learn more about creating an iTunes U course
iTunes U courses make 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 on their iPad. The iTunes U app also lets you have discussions within private courses, so students can ask questions and get answers to keep up with lessons and assignments even when they’re not in class.
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. And with iOS 8, students and teachers can also connect iPad to Apple TV without first connecting to the school network. This means anyone in the class can present or share their work even if they are not on the network or if Apple TV is on a different network.
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