So, our first iPadU conference has come and gone, but it was a great couple of days with around 200 educators from Iowa and beyond gathering together to discover and share the best ways that they have found to integrate the iPad into a K-12 classroom. My third and final presentation at this conference was on The Collaborative iPad Classroom, and you can learn more about that below.
Collaboration is key in a modern classroom. Students need to be able to work in small teams or groups to complete tasks because it is an important life skill that they will all use at one point or another when the leave the education system. However, collaboration on an iPad, is not always as obvious as you might think.
There are lots of apps out there that let you collaborate. My intention was not to cover them all – no time for that – but instead to show the ones that had the most variety, the ones that were cross-curricular, and the ones that had the greatest potential to help encourage authentic collaborative learning experiences.
So, if you are looking for more ways that your students can collaborate in an iPad classroom, feel free to take a look at my slides below, and leave a comment with your own favorite collaboration apps below.