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iPads are becoming a common sight in the classroom, in the hands of both teachers and students, and the number of educational apps is growing everyday. Learn how to get the most from the iPad as a classroom teaching tool in this course with author and educator Aaron Quigley—and enhance student achievement, save time, and be more productive. Aaron shares his favorite apps for students of all levels, from categories like science, math, English, and others designed specifically to help teachers. Use this course to decide if these apps are right for you before you purchase them for the classroom.
When it comes to using iPads in the classroom, there are a lot of websites that are just as useful as some of the applications out there. Often I'd like to have a quick way for my students to access a website or for myself to access websites that I use all the time. Using Safari, you can actually navigate to websites that you use in your classroom. You can create an icon from that website and then place that icon on your home screen. So all you have to do is simply access it the same way you'd access an application. To model this, I've already navigated to discoveryeducation.com. I use Discovery Education often for students that would like some additional learning inside the classroom.
To create a home screen icon for this website I'm going to click on the Send button directly to the left of the website link. Here I have a variety of ways that I could send out this website. I could mail it, email it, put it on my twitter account. In the very middle I can choose Add to Home Screen. You can also see Discovery Education provides an icon that will automatically create an app looking icon on my home screen. When I click on this I have the opportunity to title it and I'm going to go ahead and name it Discovery Education. And then I'll click the blue Add button. So back with the rest of my applications, I now have a Discovery Education icon.
When I click on the Discovery Education icon, it automatically opens up my web browser, and takes me to the Discovery Education web page. This is a great way to go through and take educational websites, add them to your iPad, and make them available to students at the touch of a button.
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