A beginner's guide to the iPad in the Primary Languages Classroom.
why use iPads?
basic functions
generic tools that can be used across the curriculum
language specific apps
sharing work

Finding apps

Apple Education app list
Appitic - a list of apps drawn up by ADEs
TMadeEasy - Technology made easy in Education - apps with reviews
Apps gone free app

design features of iPad

Evaluating apps excellent post featuring app evaluation rubrics and simple yes/no checklists

App ideas (MFL mind map)
my popplet.pdf
my popplet.pdf

my popplet.pdf

App suggestions

My essential app suggestions
in built features e.g camera roll
Dropbox (free) - for sharing files between devices
Pic Collage (free)- for making collages/posters/moodboards etc
Popplet (Lite is free / £2.99 for paid version) - for mind mapping
Whiteboard (free) - for doodling/writing on

Book Creator (free / £2.99) - for making stories, books, documenting journeys
Notability (£1.99) / Pages (free with new iPads/£6.99) - for making notes inc pictures and sound (N)
Explain Everything (£1.99) - for explaining everything - teacher and student!
iBooks - free

Book Creator app
Book Creator website - lots of ideas including the latest news on features and developments in the pipeline
Book Creator in the classroom how might you use it in the classroom

To read on a PC/Mac, you need Google Chrome and Readium - here's what to do!
Combine books - on one device or across several - here's how

Create vocabulary books for younger learners with image, word and audio - also good for EAL learners
Write story books based on a model e.g. rewrite Dear Zoo choosing different animals and adjectives, or The very Hungry Caterpillar using different food.
Record learning in a Unit as a book - include images, text, videos, hyperlinks and so on. Join individual books to make a class book (all learners send their books to a shared Dropbox - open all individual books on 1 iPad and then combined into one)
Make an information book for new pupils with introductions to places, people and procedures at your school

Tutorials and ideas!

Moxier Collage
Book creator
Book Creator in the classroom
Explain everything
Explain everything - adding web browser
Notabilitity 1
Notability 2

Using iPads in Primary Science Also look at side bar (left) for other posts that may be of interest.

iPad posters - great to remind learners of the rules!

Content creation apps with examples.

Language specific ideas, help and advice
Berkhamstead School MFL app list (Oct2011) plus specific lists for Audiowriting and digital output(Feb2012) and excellent advice on launching iPad deployment!
Learning and Teaching with iPads - Languages
40 coolest apps for language learning (Sept2011)
If you like articles/research, have a look at this essay on mobile learning in the language learning (June 2011)
Links into Languages project
Using Aurasma to make augmented reality displays
Amanda Salt's blog
Rachel Smith's blog

Interesting articles
An iPad School - top ten tips from Essa Academy
The iPad and your soldiers - ten tips for personalised learning An interesting article matching an app to different types of learners
Why iPad?- why there can no longer be a debate about using iPads and other mobile devices.

"Principles of learning - A foundation for transforming K-12 Education" - 6 core principles of learning
Dr Ruben Puentedura

Silvia Tolisano's blog on SAMR and CPD

Best practice
Cedars School of Excellence - the first 1 to 1 iPad school in the world
Central Elementary School - how a school transformed its thinking about teaching and learning as a result of incorporating iPod touch and how fluency scores increased well beyond expectations.
Jeanetta Mitchell's 8th grade algebra class is transformed with iPad (slideshow)
Public elementary school in Chicago integrates iPad into first and second grade (blog)
Bowes Primary School gets the reading bug with iPad (case study)
Essa Academy - every child has an iPod touch and every teacher has an iPad (news report) and Abdul Chohan talks in 2011 about the school's journey
Hurstpierpoint College use iPads for independent learning (case study)