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iPad User Group

Is your school piloting the use of the iPad as a device for teaching and learning? Let's join forces for a wider discussion of our experiences as we test out this new device.

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Latest Activity: Dec 4, 2013

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Wireless Projection of iPad2 - iPad2s 16 Replies

Does anyone currently use or plan to use a solution to display the iPad2 via wireless connection?Another school mentioned to a faculty member here the idea of using AppleTV to send the teachers iPad2…Continue

Tags: projection, wireless, -, iPad

Started by Ed Patterson. Last reply by Amanda McLaughlin Jun 13, 2013.

How to manage student work? 1 Reply

We have started using the iPads 1:1 in our 4th grade.  One things we are looking for is a good way to have students store work in the cloud as well as hand work in to teachers (and for teachers to…Continue

Started by Cheryl Colpoys. Last reply by Kelly Bornmann Oct 11, 2012.

ebook management 1 Reply

I am looking for a way to manage ebook distribution for our iPads.  We are piloting a 1:1 program with our 4th graders and we want to use them for their novel studies.  I want to be able to…Continue

Started by Cheryl Colpoys. Last reply by Julie Fritz Oct 3, 2012.

textbooks for iPads 1 Reply

I was looking at the SAIS conference schedule and noticed a speaker using as their ebook textbook distributor.  They claim an 92% ebook adoption rate with this company.  Does anyone use…Continue

Started by Mike Petite. Last reply by Larry Kahn Oct 2, 2012.

Best way to get files created in a variety of apps out to the cloud? 7 Replies

We have a LS teacher trying an after school club with a bunch of iPads. Kids will be creating files in a number of apps and we want to get those out to the cloud where we can print and share them.…Continue

Started by Fred Bartels. Last reply by Robin Ricketts Jun 13, 2012.

App Reviews 28 Replies

Have a favorite app?  Tried one that didn't quite cut it?  Looking for something, but not sure what it is?Continue

Tags: apps

Started by Jim Foley. Last reply by Sheri Edwards Mar 3, 2012.


Just curious to see if anyone or any school has used eduPad to develop their own app.!Yumi Continue

Tags: iPad, apps

Started by Yumi Nakanishi Oct 28, 2011.

iPads in Chemistry / Science 7 Replies

We have rolled out iPads to Year 10. I would appreciate it if people could help by nominating suitable apps (or reviews of apps) and lesson activities geared towards Chemistry / Science. Thanks for…Continue

Started by Gary Molloy. Last reply by Candace Townsley Oct 16, 2011.

iPads to create e-books 6 Replies

Has anyone used the iPad in the classroom to create an  e-book?  We are looking for presentation tools to use in the high school classrooms and would like to create an e-book without buying a…Continue

Tags: e-books, iPads

Started by Jeannie Hixon. Last reply by Jeannie Hixon Sep 27, 2011.

iPad warrantees and protection programs and covers - what are you doing? 11 Replies

We are just about to purchase about 20 iPad2's for our Kindergarten pilot and for key people who want to test them. Since K's will have them we thought we should consider getting a breakage…Continue

Tags: warranties, kindergarten, ipads

Started by Jenni Voorhees. Last reply by Claire Kyzer Aug 14, 2011.

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Comment by Claire Kyzer on November 24, 2012 at 1:11pm

Our music teacher has tried several things with regard to amplification of the sound from iPads.  Projection through Apple TV has not worked as their as a slight delay which has a significant impact in a music class where tempo and timing are critical.  These are the suggestions that Mr. Carey gave:  I have two suggestions regarding speakers:

If the iPad needs to be handled during playback, here is what we now have (we use them for playback using virtual Garageband instruments...4 AAA battery powered or plug in...snaps to back of each unit, with built in "kick stand"):
drawback: the speaker actually points backward, so audio and volume level can be very diminished. 
Otherwise, I would suggest any "bullet" style rechargeable such as this:
If timing and tempo aren't as critical, he does have other suggestions available over wifi:
In addition here are some wireless options:
a bluetooth speaker:
displaying the iPad and sound through a television using apple tv:
or using an airport wireless base station and connecting some computer speakers to it (see second picture):
Comment by Kelly Bornmann on November 20, 2012 at 10:55am

Karen - we hook ours up to our classroom sound system, but I have also used an iHome speaker.  You can pick one up at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $20...

Works really well and it is portable.

Comment by Karen Opdahl on November 20, 2012 at 9:40am

Has anyone been successful with amplifying the sound from the iPad?  I am looking for a way to play back student created projects so that the entire class can hear it. 

Comment by Derrick Willard on November 5, 2012 at 7:42pm

Hope to be at one of talks Theresa or Joel. Good luck.

Comment by Theresa Jay on November 5, 2012 at 8:06am

 Joel I was disappointed to be presenting at the same time as you, since I  wanted to attend your talk.  I am also presenting Thursday at 1 "Simplify Network Access: iPad Deployment"  check out full schedule at

Comment by Joel Backon on November 4, 2012 at 10:33pm
I will be there. Presenting Thursday at 1 pm, Lessons Learned. High School panel at 3:30 pm.
Comment by Derrick Willard on November 4, 2012 at 9:16pm

Anyone in Boston for the iPad Summit USA sponsored by EdTechTeacher this week?

Comment by Sylvia Walsh on October 22, 2011 at 9:22pm

Thanks Laurie. I WILL look into it. I'll try and encourage other faculty to do this, too. Power in numbers...the more the merrier...

:) Smiling...Syl

Comment by Laurie Bartels on October 18, 2011 at 8:27pm

HI Sylvia,

I am willing to bet the class would be fine for LS faculty. (That's an educated guess ;-) Heck, you might even see someone there you know (maybe me!)

All the best,


Comment by Sylvia Walsh on October 16, 2011 at 9:13pm

Hello Brad. 

We are a Lower School, Pre-K to Gr. 4 and we have purchased 20 iPads to begin our exploration to see how this technology can enhance our teaching. Is this course designed for Lower School personnel? Thanks so much.


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